This is a guest post by Alan Pearcy.
If I had a nickel for every time my vengeful ex-wife with a prosthetic leg dragged me to court - well, I'd be as broke as I still am. And that might be more than the bank account of Geoff Baker, Paul McCartney's former friend, right-hand man, and publicist of 15 years.
Baker's been unemployed for four years after a falling out in 2004 with McCartney over his marriage and divorce to Heather Mills. Baker admitted to London's Daily Mail that he's hit "rock-bottom" and has taken his life to the streets--literally.
Voluntarily cleaning the roads of his hometown of Lyme Regis, Dorset, Baker hopes his "selfless" deeds will be enough to conjure up a little good karma. And by good karma, I mean cash. Embracing the government's plan to have homeless sweep the streets, Baker plans to begin offering tours of the area while performing his public duties--for a fee, naturally.
Baker said he hopes to collect enough money to self-publish a book, miraculously titled, Rock Bottom; I think I'll save my dollars/pounds and just chuck a few rocks in his general direction.
I'd imagine McCartney's old pal John Lennon may say Baker's a dreamer. I'll go out on a limb with Sir Paul, and just say the guy is nuts. What do you think--will his publicity stunt work?