Here's Tommy Curren performing in France for film-maker Matt Payne, and trying his best to explain his finless fetish.

Talking points

  1. He sounds a bit like Microsoft Sam, as though his speech had been reconstituted from snippets of other conversations.
  2. "I would compare it to learning to play piano — I can play guitar better than piano, but I'm still gonna learn how to play piano. It's not that I'm being stubborn . . . I just wanna do that, you know?" Fair play. John Lennon actually started writing songs on the piano instead of the guitar, precisely because he was less familiar with the former. “I hardly know what the chords are, so it's good to have a slightly limited palette," he once said.
  3. A somewhat ironic use of a rescue board at 5:21.