Tuesday, December 13, 2005

W0R5T PO? NAM3 3\/ER

It's not quite a case of actor-turning-popstar (acting so far consistes of "I was in Prisoner Of Azkaban. At the beginning, there's a choir and I'm right in the middle holding a frog."), but it's near enough. And there's something quite touching about his enthusiasm ("For a birthday present, I recorded in a studio and made a demo. Then I made a video and a proper track with drums and everything.")

But what a lousy name. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you a soloist who's working under the name N1kki.

It's less a name, more the sort of terrible fudging you get from people who can't quite afford a proper personalised number plate so go with something a bit cheaper, perhaps moving the numbers closer together and doing rubbish ("clever") things with the screws to make it look a bit like a name if you're a short-sighted dyslexic.

Newsround calls him on it, mind:

How did you come up with the unusual spelling of N1kki?

It came from a company I worked with which had a 1 in its title. It sticks in your mind. I've done a school tour recently and the kids always remember the 1 in N1kki.


Yeah, and we always remember Andrew Cooper standing up in assembly announcing he'd wet himself - it's not always good to be recalled, N1kki. By the way, we thought you were going to be a girl - something about ending your name with an "i".


8 comments:

karl said...

I think it's an excellent name. As soon as I saw it, I thought "I bet he'll be a skinny little over-eager twink, with messily sculpted hair with ghastly little bleached bits in it"...

By the way, the Germans have a name for that bleaching. They call it 'street-dog hair'.

dr entropy said...

More worryingly, when asked which performers he admires, he replies "Michael Jackson"!

thensheappeared said...

Or in the words of Tom Lehrer, 'his name was H-E-N-3-R-Y...the three was silent, you see'.

Someone in our school was called James Brown. As we moved up the school every time his name was mentioned in assembly someone would shout 'aaaaooooww!'.

Anonymous said...

presumably it's pronounced "Nwunky", in which case I love it.

karl said...

I'd forgotten Tom Lehrer- the line's from 'An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer' isn't it? It's about the only comedy record that bears repeated listening. I especially like the line "...rock and roll, and other children's records...". Oh, and the observation "the reason that folk songs are atrocious is that they were written by the people". Marvelous stuff, thensheappeared poster!

thensheappeared said...

I like:

'There used to be things you couldn't say in front of a girl. Now you can say them, but you can't say 'girl''.

Not sure it's really a comedy record as such but 'Gorilla' by the Bonzo's is always worth a listen.

Anonymous said...

i went to school with nwunky, therefore i need something, a totally neutral opinion of him, i see him at tht thirteen yr old boy singing gavroch (he was him in les mis.) and cringing. Also interestingly, when i first went to the school i immeadiately though he was the coolest thing since.....wel, since anothier cool thing, pretty soon i saw he had as much novelty as the crazy frog, is this true? give me an answer. (btw, if anyone needs some cash pretty fast, theres an idiot giving away 20 grand, hes a hairdresser and lives in beckenham)

Anonymous said...

I THINK NIKKI IS REALLY NICE - NIKKI WAS REALLY FRIENDLY TO ME AND HAPPY TO SING AT MY PRIMARY SCHOOL, HOPE HE COMES BACK SOON, DON'T KNOCK HIS CONFIDENCE!!
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