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Sue Toast | 12:35 UK time, Thursday, 2 July 2009

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Brian is currently working on his 6th Solo album, 15 years in the making tentatively titled Tentatively Titled.

Brian recently performed at the Fairport Science Convention in Cologne where he staged an entirely digital concert on 1000 plasma screens across Cologne. Sadly, there was a technical fault and only three worked and the sound was out of sync. Still, he entered the Guinness Record Book.

[Editor's note: FAIRPORT SCIENCE CONVENTION is a science convention looking at the latest technologies around the world, from FEDGE the bending breezeblocks, HOMOSEXUAL FRIDGES and STAY FRESH NAAN BREAD. The first FAIRPORT SCIENCE CONVENTION was held in 1956 in Cromer and revealed the first ever roll of tin foil.]

Brian attended the premier of Wolverine - X Men Beginnings with his lovely wife Bupa and his son Krispin. When asked what he thought of it by one of the a GMTV presenter on the red carpet afterwards he said "a bit far fetched".

That's all the news for this week, make sure to watch Brian's Video Update above, and why not check out this list of Brian's Fav Things? See you next time.

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Brian's Fav Things

We asked Brian to give us a list of his favourite things to get to know him better. Some of the results are quite interesting.

MUSIC

  1. U2  - Sexy Boots album - bad first single, but the rest is good.
  2. Manic Street Preachers - Depressing but great licks at times.
  3. Dave Gilmore live in a Polish Shipyard CD
  4. Eminem's latest Song
  5. Lady Ga Ga - My son loves this one.

FILM

  1. Seabiscuit - A brilliant film, underrated and very moving.
  2. The Legend of Bagger Vance - Will Smith at his best.
  3. Emerald Forest - A haunting vision of deforestation.
  4. An Inconvenient Truth = A must see.
  5. Quigley Down Under - A wonderful Tom Selleck film, a bit like Indiana Jones but different.
  6. The Killing Of Sister George - A breakthrough Lesbian film with Beryl Reid.

TV

  1. Kingdom - (Fry at his Best)
  2. Flight Of Conchords (my daughter loves it!)
  3. Countryfile  (preferred it on Sundays)
  4. In The Night Garden (my son loves it!)
  5. Mistresses (My wife loves it)

FOOD

  1. Tikka Massala
  2. Rice
  3. Hummus
  4. Eggs
  5. Peppers
  6. Shredded Wheat Bitesize

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