Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hair Force




Went to Creative Circle last night. A fine do, it was.

For some reason, I found myself wondering "who here, out of all these talented people, would I most like to swap places with? Not just have their talent, and their job, but actually be?"

The three I came up with were David Abbott, Juan Cabral, and Richard Flintham.

Not sure exactly why these three... but it must be something to do with having good hair, mustn't it?

Abbott: silver and surprisingly long
Cabral: mullet; not a trendy Soho one - a real one
Flintham: bald and flaunting it, no compensatory goatee or glasses whatsoever

Were you at Creative Circle last night? What did you think?

23 comments:

the Golden oracle of truth said...

Boy, was I ever shitfaced last night.

Really enjoyed it. First proper round up of a pretty good year. Few injustices. Nice one Mr Denton.

One person I didn't want to be last night was Jimmy Carr. If memory serves, he died on his arse. But even that was enjoyable.

Cleaver said...

I think my superb mane ought to earn me an instant payrise.

Anonymous said...

I'd go for Adam Tucker - he's not only bold but has a great sense of humour too.

Poor Jimmy Carr... it did take him a while... however once he picked up he was okay. Maybe it's something to do with bad hair?

Lunar BBDO said...

Peter Mead's hair is also, as I believe the kids say, da bomb: lustrous waves of melting ivory.

I had an excellent time. My crushing hangover proves it.

Anonymous said...

thoughts on winners? i was surprised by the digital win for non stop fernando - smacks of an old school advertising jury picking something they could understand rather than something more 'digital' like the orange work...

George said...

Really really enjoyed myself, especially as Scamp introduced me to some of his friends! BIG THANKS!

I'd like to be Juan Cabral - at the age of 30(?) he's already created ads that will be remembered as some of the best and most important in history. Can't wait to see what he does next.

I dislike Jimmy Carr, but I have to say, the excruciating first 3 minutes of his set was the best work he's ever done. You could hear a pin drop - it was amazing.

Anonymous said...

Love Mark Denton's moustache / glasses / bald combo.

Not Jeremy Craigen said...

2.59 anon, really? Adam does have a good sense of humour but hasn't accomplished anything at Fallon so far. He and Tindall seem a bit lost without each other to be honest.

Anonymous said...

Michael Baulk appeared to have the perfect toupée, except that it was all his own.

And no, he hadn't paid for it.

Other cracking thatches linked to a good life in the industry include those of Mark Reddy, Finky and of course, the Hegmeister.

Anonymous said...

No mention for Beattie's Bolanesque barnet? Surely one of creativedom's most distinctive mops.

Anonymous said...

While not wishing to take anything away from Senor Cabral surely Richard Flintham's (and Andy McLeod's) longer lasting and richer contribution to ad history is much more significant.

Anonymous said...

Kicks D&ADs big, fat chubby global arse.

Anonymous said...

jimmy car host? ouch. who's idea was that? how was that ever going to be funny.

david abbott is clearly a lot cooler than either cabral or flintham. they are, let's face it, mere employees. however bald or hirsute.

mr. abbott has done it his way. there's a big difference.

Mr Denton said...

I'm flattered that someone admires my tache and bald combo......but as far as the glasses go I think they might have mistaken the black rings around my eyes for horn rimmed specs.

Maybe thats why my devted creative dept at Simons Palmer called me Uncle Fester.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 3.41 yesterday. There was a specially assembled digital jury, made up of your digital contemporaries that awarded Non Stop Fernando a silver (I assume from your condescendng use of "old school advertising jury" that you're a digital "new skool kid"). The forman of that jury then sat on the gold jury and was on hand to answer any questions the rest of the gold jury had about any of the digital work.

Not not jeremy craigen said...

I feel a bit disappointed Scamp didn't mention my shiny scalp.

Should have expected that, he's off the payroll.

One last thing, whoever mentioned Adam & Justin, you're obviously jealous. The lousiest of their ads will put the best of yours to shame. Not to mention their mighty domes are only second to mine.

(Eat your heart out, Flintham.)

not not not jeremy craigen said...

I'd agree with you about their print work (second to none).

But I'd put my TV reel up against theirs any day of the week. And that includes any of the ads that's come out of TRBR under Justin's watch.

The undeserved CC silver for Olympus can't disguise the fact that, creatively, TRBR is a hotbed of mediocrity disguised as a decent agency.

How long's it been now? Two or three years with an excellent and very expensive department that seem to have gone there to hang up their boots.

Perhaps, not not JC, the running of a department and the production of excellent work are two very different things that very few people (yourself included) can manage to the same standard.

Scamp said...

Just for clarity, and to stop Jeremy getting cross with me, I should point out that none of the people posting as 'Not Jeremy Craigen' 'Not not Jeremy Craigen' etc are him.

(And if Jeremy is reading this I think some of your teams have time on their hands and are free to take on more work...)

Anonymous said...

Jimmy sounded like he had just done a massive line and was about to puke.

Must have been good shit.

rob messeter said...

and i'm not rob mortimer

Spartacus said...

I'm Jeremy Craigen!

Not Spartacus said...

No, I'm Jeremy Craigen!

Anonymous said...

I vote English Tim and Spanish Bob.
They have great hair.
And beards too.