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Free Phil Collins!

Odds are if you were drawn in by the title to this post, it was because you thought Phil Collins had been falsely accused and wrongly locked away for crimes he committed in the movie Buster and that he currently lay rotting in a London maximum security dock that the government conveniently lost the key to.  You also probably assumed that the only way Phil would ever be set free was through a public outpouring of support resulting in a retrial and a subsequent overturning of said wrongful conviction. In which case, you were right to come to this site and you’d have been even more right to join our Facebook group.

Another option as to where you mind may have wandered, was that you believed the meaning of the title “Free Phil Collins!” to have been a proclamation that we at “One More Knight” were giving away a free Phil Collins to each one of our readers.  This free Phil Collins would come to your house and serenade you with lovely songs and teach you delightful tidbits about the Alamo, and maybe even give you drum lessons; filling both a much needed entertainment and educational niche in your day to day existence.  While that sounds great, it’s important to note that there is one Phil Collins and he can only be in one place at a time unless there are two Live Aid concerts going on.

In actuality, the title of this post refers to a giveaway at Phil Collins official site.  We signed up for email updates to stay up to speed on Phil’s whereabouts and goings on.  If knowing all of the P.C. news before anyone else wasn’t enough, we got a FREE PHIL COLLINS SONG off his upcoming album Going Back for all of the effort it took to type in our email address. Needless to say, we’ve been bopping our head up and down to Phil’s Cover of The Marvelettes classic “Too Many Fish in The Sea” all day and we fully recommend you sign up so that you can do the same.

Going Back in Stores September 10th

However, if you’re generally disappointed that you won’t be able to summon all of your love and support towards getting Phil out of actual prison, we kindly consider that you still help us in directing all (or at least some) of your energy towards helping Phil escape the metaphorical holding cell that is non-Knighthood.  Again, join our Facebook page and help us complete the transformation from a mild-mannered frontman/pop icon/drummer/actor into Sir Phil Collins.

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Let’s Get Phil Collins Knighted!

April 19, 2010 7 comments

Dear British Royal Family (The Windsors),

We here at “One More Knight” have bloomed into existence for one reason and one reason alone.  It is our purpose to correct the gross indignity that is the current state of the knighthood of one Philip David Charles Collins LVO.  It is with this open letter and moreover this entire blog that we loudly protest the fact that this esteemed musician and actor who has done so much to entertain the British masses and masses the world over throughout  the span of his forty-plus year career, has yet to be recognized with the honor of being allowed to insert the titular “Sir” prior to the invocation or inscription of his given name.

We are well aware that the “LVO” denotes the fact that Mr. Collins has been bestowed with the honour of being a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.  While we’re sure that is a position of great prestige, the fact of the matter is,  we believe someone of Mr. Collins stature deserves even greater recognition.

Would Look Better In Chain Mail

Has not Mr. Collins LVO displayed as much bravery in the arenas of acting and  pop/rock music as Sir Galahad the Chased exhibited when confronted with ” but eight score young blondes and brunettes all between the ages of 16 and 19 1/2″  at the Castle Anthrax?  Have you even heard  No Jacket Required or seen Buster? Certainly the 150 million-plus solo albums sold worldwide dwarf the accomplishments of one Sir Patrick Stewart.  What has that guy done except served as a fake space idol to a bunch of super nerds? And what about Sir Elton John? That guy didn’t even write the lyrics to his songs.  Sure we know he’s done a lot of charity work, but if you took a moment to listen to Phil’s drum work on Brian Eno’s Another Green World, you’d surely see our point.

It is our hope that through a full social media blitz (blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, and  incessant “Sussudioing“) not only will you, the British Royal family (or whomever is in charge of these things) realize the true “Face Value”of their favorite son, but in doing so you will agree to give him a royal upgrade by bestowing upon him the distinction of knighthood.

We thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to that sweet day when you  gently place that sword on Sir Collins’ shoulders while “Against All Odds” blares in the background.  Until then, you’ll be hearing from us and a rabid base of Phil Collins devotees with one message in solidarity, “Give us one more Knight.  And let that Knight’s name be Sir Phil Collins.”

Sincerely,
The Lords and Ladies of “One More Knight” and Phil Collins fans the world over.