Monday, October 30, 2006

As seen on the remainder table

You don't just become a D-list author overnight. First you have to go through the process of writing not-terribly-good books which, if you're lucky, struggle to get 3 figure sales. Such was the fate of my long-forgotten literary debut, An Opener's Tale, the story of a cricketer who was - you guessed it - an opener. It came out in 1986, the year Wham! broke up and was last seen on the remainder table outside the now defunct London Books in Wellington. Spookily, London Books closed down and was replaced by a cosmetic shop - where Pepsi (but not Shirlie) from Wham! now works.


Blogger Maritza said...

I never once wondered what happened to Shirley (but not Pepsi)...

3:34 AM  
Blogger Julia Buckley said...

My boyfriend's dad is an avid collector of cricket books. I'll check his shelves next time we visit.

Very cool claim to fame anyway. I'd definitely be proud to say that Pepsi (of P&S) was a salesperson for my book!

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Timbo said...

Firstly I don't believe you.
I want to, but something deep inside won't let me.

Secondly, I loved Wham! once upon a time so it's jolly nice to here that one of them is making a good fist of things, which is more than can be said for George Michael atm (although it's possible that fists do come into it in one way or another...)

Ps. Sorry about that last comment.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Maritza - I know you've always secretly wanted to know what happened to Pepsi.

Julia - I would be willing to bet a packet of Oatibix that he doesn't own it.

Timbo - but it's TRUE, unlike much of the lies on this blog. And I liked the George Michael comment.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Dave - you are sooooooooo cool!
I am *almost* too frightened to speak to you!

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Mrs Miggins Pie Shoppe said...

How do you know it's really Pepsi?
You are a writer of fiction and therefore could quite easily make it up (and probably have).

Prove it's Pepsi.

Donna, London.

4:16 AM  
Blogger Dave said...


In typical Wellington dub community style there are collaborations from all directions. The album starts with Open Your Eyes and the luxurious international voice of Pepsi Demacque. Now resident in a neighbouring Wellington bay she was once of Pepsi and Shirlie, backing singers to Wham! in the late '80s. Pepsi has since performed with other pop perfectionists like Mike Oldfield and Geri Halliwell.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Shirley is married to a bloke who advertises sofas. :)

6:46 AM  

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