Bez, the maraca-shakin’, drug-takin’ dancer for the Happy Mondays, has announced plans to run as an independent candidate in the Manchester enclave of Salford. His campaign platform includes promises to end war, cancer and “evil as the man policy.” Apparently stripping bankers of their wealth is part of the plan.
And he does have a shot. The Labour incumbent is stepping down so it’s a wide open race. Besides, he can’t dance the way he used to. Bad knees, apparently.
As a friend of mine put it, “This is twisting my melon, man.”