Martyn Joseph is a singer who is popular at Greenbelt festival and other such places. Growing up in south Wales I went to his concerts in school halls and churches on quite a few occasions.
Martyn has been in the news this week (Well, the Western Mail and BBC radio Wales) because of a lyric on his latest live album which was recorded at Greenbelt last year. Here is the news report which explains things in more depth.
The lyric is about Pat Robertson, an American TV Evangelist well known for being wrong. One of his latest projects is Pat’s Age-defying Protein Pancakes. I have no idea whether they work or not, but if they have any positive benefits for someone who has ‘come down with something’ then I for one am interested.
As to whether “I’m gonna find me a TV evangelist and punch him in the face” is an acceptable song lyric when sung in an ironic humourous way: I will leave you to decide.
Update: the Radio Wales interview is now available on Martyn Joseph’s website.