Clutching desperately at straws for something to write about, and trying to avoid the issue of whether I can make it down to 14 stone, I started thinking about how you don't get musicians with nicknames like 'Fats' and 'Chubby' anymore.
I've checked and 'Fat Les' doesn't count because they were a band, also possibly a band formulated from three idiots. And I've decided, unilaterally, that 'Fat Boy Slim' doesn't count. In fact, do musicians generally have nicknames these days?
Is 'The Edge' a nickname? Because he's erm 'edgy'? Don't write in telling me how unedgy he is. Actually, do write in. It would be nice to know if anybody has made it this far.
Is 'Sting' so called because he is a pain?
Did Bono get his name because he looks like this?
If you have any more up to date musical references please let me know. I'm going to stop now, this is pitiful!