‘Total Country’ started as a sketch in my BBCR4 comedy show ‘Radio9’. When this was commissioned by BBC3TV as ‘The Message’, I adapted the sketch, using the original sound recordings. The musical trajectory of country musician ‘Randy Mann’ is a series of thinly veiled pastiches encompassing Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Oh! Brother Where Art Thou? and Sparklehorse. As well as playing and singing all the songs, I can be seen in the clip as Depression-era singer ‘Dustbowl Dwayne Harris’ in my elaborate hand-sawn home studio.