well, when James started getting all excited about wanting to see someone called Mani, those of you who know me will know exactly how much pride and joy i sensed. initially, i had no idea where or when he had heard of the great Gary "Mani" Mounfield, the king of the bass players, the groove of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream. nonetheless, i was rather looking forward to playing either The Stone Roses or Vanishing Point on the stereo, with James and i getting down to the sounds.
there was a certain amount of disappointment, then, when it turned out that the Mani which James was so enthusastic about was in fact Manny, or rather Handy Manny, some show that he had caught by chance on the Disney channel.
Handy Manny doesn't quite feature as much bass excellence as i would have hoped, but nonetheless it's not too abad show. Manny seems to spend his days going around town with a magical talking, walking set of tools, fixing various things for little or no payment. nice work if you can get it.
nice one James - after we have got him all that we can of Batman, Superman, Charlie & Lola, Numberjacks and Winnie The Pooh it's great to know that you will strive to keep us on our toes and find further favourites to watch!
let's hope that someone somewhere clocks that a show called Handy Mani would be a winner. i think it would be a quality, class and highly educational show, featuring Mani wandering around the world and assisting bands and the like with any bass related issues or emergencies. now, i am not sure how many bass incidents there could be for Mani to come in and solve, but i dare say someone could come up with a series' worth of adventures. for a start it would seem that The Rolling Stones and The Who do not have a full time bass player as such, so there's two quality adventures for him!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!