I have been accused of being obtuse. This is not a new thing. I am obtuse. It is - I am reliably informed - part of my charm. It is also something which I suspect my nephew will inherit, along with the over-active imagination and the being rubbish at sports.
There are worse things to suffer from.
So, today's excuse for totty is singer/songwriter "Just Jack". He's one of those artists that you come across and think "oh, that sounds interesting" and then promptly forget all about. And then you hear the next single and you think "oh, that sounds interesting" and actually do something about it. And then you discover that you've known about him, and forgotten about him, and then you think "I must trust my own judgement more". You know the kind of thing? No? Just me, then.
His new single is out. It's not getting any airplay, here in Foreign. Because he's not from here, I suspect. And he's not Take That.
Which brings me to the obtuse connection. The excellent Writer's Block is not to be confused with the recoring by "Peter Bjorn and John", which includes the song "Young Folks". If you've not heard it as a song, you'll have heard it in adverts. It's the one with the annoying whistling. I suspect it's about how old people (by which they mean people my age) don't understand them. Here I am, hurtling towards 40 at the same rate that I have been since I was born, and I'm gradually starting to realise that there's a generation out there that looks at me as an old git. Bring it on.
Obtuse enough? Oh, and if you've watched the original "Just Jack" then it's hard to say those words without using Jazz Hands.
Why do I even know what "Jazz Hands" means?
It's all become very Orange round here.
I used to be orange.