A FRIEND wants to know if you really believe his mediocre covers band could ‘make it’.
38-year-old Tom Booker formed Lizard Kings 12 years ago, performing solid but workmanlike rock covers and a few deeply average songs of their own.
He said: “Sometimes I feel like you guys don’t think I can make a career of this.
“But I’m not 40 yet, not for 17 months goddamn it, and we’re getting rave reviews in the local paper who described us as ‘energetic’ and ‘generally solid’.
“Once we’ve got the new drummer bedded in, things are really going to start happening. He believes in the band because he’s going to stay on benefits instead of getting a job.
“We’re already booked to do a four-date tour of Worcestershire in May, so there is no plan B.
“Even so, if you said ‘sorry Tom, I love you but I don’t think this is a goer’, I would probably not devote the remainder of my life to it.”
After getting a dishonest answer, Booker went back to wasting his life.