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Robbie Williams, You Require Phil Taylor

by | 10th, January 2008

darts.jpgOLD rock stars never die. Pickled by a process of drink, drugs and Californian prune juice they take up new pursuits.

Keith Richards enjoys snooker. The former Rolling Stone Billy Wyman has a branded metal detecting kit. It was Bill who told us: “When I’m detecting I really enjoy the peace and quiet of being out in the fields; the fresh air, hearing the birds sing and all the exercise.”

Metal detecting may well be answer, especially if you’re an old rocker hankering for the glory day when your post-gig ears were whistling for days on end.

And today the Sun brings news that Robbie Williams has a passion for darts.

Viewers of the Lakeside world darts championship will have noticed that dartist-turned–pundit Bobby George is wearing a headset microphone (no, it’s not a drip). Music fans will recall a similar device sported by singer Bobby Brown and Williams on stage.

Williams’ desire to take on Phil “The Power” Taylor in a pro-celebrity darts-off may well be natural progression of this meeting of pop music and arrows.

Although, we suspect something else: far away from home in La La land, Williams lusts for the flavour of home. He wants to display his Britishness, say things like “tickedyboo” and coat all meats in a brown sauce.

Says LA’s Ozzy Osbourne in the Sun: “I f*****g love Yorkshire Gold [tea]…I never thought I’d see the day when I’d get excited over a cup of f*****g tea.

If Taylor does accept the offer, he may well up as just another Los Angeles curiosity, like “major” Victoria Beckham, John Cleese and bad teeth…



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