Watch: Rob Brydon Reads Tom Jones’ Palm

Tom Jones and Rob Brydon

When your career is as long and chequered as that of Tom Jones, any idea for a promotional push is very welcome, especially one that comes from a comedian enjoying a hot streak.

So well done Gavin & Stacey’s Rob Brydon, for coming up with this promotional push for Tom’s new album, the name of which escapes me. I’m sure one of them will mention it in a minute:

Note: I appreciate that palm-reading is something of a hot potato for both rationalists and fundamentalists of all stripes, so can I just state, for whatever record you may wish to keep of this moment, that Anglophenia remains firmly agnostic on all manner of made-up hooey, even when it’s pretend made-up hooey for comedy purposes. This is part of our cheery live-and-let-live attitude, and non-negotiable.


Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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