Monday, January 30, 2006


If you're going to leave messages on here DON'T leave them anonymously. Since Andrew King's book I have been extremely wary of anonymous comments and the people that leave them. Or the people that publish them. On the plus side, I spoke to the News Shopper and providing they don't get Jodie Marsh or Chantelle I'm in.

Sorry I was bad-tempered just now. Andrew King's book (I can't bear to refer to it by it's name) was so cruel that it still leaves an imprint to this day. What I never understood is how he got to find out so much about waht went on in the "inner sanctum" of Lipp HQ. As Jasper always says: "Trust nobody, Danny Boy. Nobody." Hmmmm...


We've had a cease and desist notice from Alan Sugar's company Amstrad. It tells us to stop playing 'The Amstrad Touch' or risk being sued. Considering the average attendance at my gigs has been roughly eleven over the last ten years I wonder if his lawyers might have something better to do. I might see if re-naming it appeases them; 'The Apple Touch' seems risky but trendy. It does sound a bit weird though. Like a pervert greengrocer.

I'm hoping to get into the Primetime section of the News Shopper. I'll ring them later.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

I hope this works:

I sent this e-mail earlier. I hope they can help. Here it is:

Hello Mr Gervais and Mr Merchant,

I've tried to contact you through the messageboards at the Guardian
website and my manager insists he's done some phoning around, but to
no avail. You might recognise my name; I was the lead
singer/songwriter/guitar player in various bands in the 1970's, 80's
and 90's, most notably The Dulcet Lads and Lipps & Co. After my recent
legal problems I am trying to get back on the map and feel a
collaboration with you chaps may be the springback I'm looking for.
I've done a course on acting for the camera at Rye Community College
and are currently on a shortlist for an advert on the television
(although I haven't heard anything from them since November). With all
of this in mind is there a chance you might consider me for a role in
the new series of 'The Extra'. I could play myself and you could take
the mickey out of my famous run-in with Mike Reid on Saturday
Superstore. Bastard.

If you can't see your way to giving me a part then maybe I could do a
song for the programme. I've got a new one which is just as miserable
as the one you've got now. It's called 'The Bricklayer's Arms' and
could become really popular, especially if it's covered by someone
else. I could also do an upbeat one. Or if you shoot a scene in a
disco I could do one for that. Maybe one of my old hits.

I know you must get loads of people writing to you like this (I know
Mike Nolan of Bucks Fizz was going to give you a call) and I
appreciate that you can't give everyone a part, but I could really do
with a lift. If you can't help me get on your programme then maybe you
might know someone from 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' or 'I'm a
Celebrity, get me out of it' that could sort me out. Eh?

Thanks for reading this e-mail and good luck with the future.


Danny Lipp of Lipps & Co (2)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Muck soup

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a good time. Candy came back yesterday afternoon and seemed really upbeat. I'm hoping all that talk of a divorce that cast a cloud over the Autumn has finally passed. She's been in her room since yesterday evening, but as long as I know she's safe and sound then all's well that ends well. Christmas was very productive in terms of songwriting; I reckon I've got a dead cert top ten hit in the bag with my newest one. It's a bit of a heartbreaker about a fella who loses his wife to a builder and finds solace in the pub. It's called 'The Bricklayer's Arms' and I really do think, with the right national tragedy, it could be a number one. Fingers crossed, eh?

I phoned into a radio station phone-in on Sunday night about bands that you'd like to see make a comeback. I mentioned Lipps & Co and the DJ hadn't heard of us. I even used my real name. Nothing. Not a dicky bird. I despair sometimes. No Danny! That's the wrong attitude... 2006 is gonna be a good one. You're gonna meet Phil Jupitus, you're gonna play a festival (V? Here's hoping!) and CD:UK isn't beyond the realms of reality. Is it?