10 Apr There’s No Number Ones!
Since moving to Ireland, the one thing that really annoys me an embarrasses me at the same time is the way venue’s and agents alike call me the UK’s No1 Tom Jones Tribute? If you look anywhere on this site, you will not see one mention of me thinking I am the best at anything, let alone being a tribute to TJ. I may say I am ‘one of the best’ but this to me is a broader reflection on what I have done in the past, the shows I have been in and how other tributes, my peers perceive me and of course how good some of the other TJ’s are, and there are some really good ones out there, my mate Andy Wood is brilliant, so I wouldn’t ever be so egotistical to call myself the best at anything. We all know, well I certainly do, that we create our own web sites and write its content, so when I see ‘the worlds best’ or ‘the worlds number one’ I cringe, because you have written that about yourself? No one is perfect, I’ve said it before, we all have our flaws as the people we are trying to create have their own uniqueness that cannot be fully replicated.
Of course, as I said before, it is out of my control as venues and agents can easily make their own posts with a pic of me and add their own text stating I am this and that, but I think it’s unfair to me and all of the other TJ tributes out there and I hope in future they stop this bull shit, and to all my peers, in no uncertain circumstances do I think that way about myself.