Wednesday, 25 April 2012
1. I watch Pointless every weekday but only from the head to head challenge onwards (5: 40 on the dot) Still never tire of smirking every time Alexander Armstrong says 'my pointless....friend/trophy.
2. After nearly 31 years on this planet we call earth I still never miss an episode of Neighbours. Been between being on the lunch time or the evening shift nearly as many times as the storyline loop's been around. Home and Away comes and goes from my life but 'Bours will never leave me (Cue Scott/Charlene wedding music).
3. Some might say i'm stubborn. I wouldn't agree but i've always dug my heels in when it comes to must see films so have never seen a James Bond or Stars Wars film among many others.
4. If I wake up late (for me) & miss turning on BBC Breakfast news for the last local news update and then national sports news my day just feels wrong. This has nothing to do with Susanna Reid.
5. Why didn't I take a photo of the number 5.
6. I used to watch any rubbish on TV in the evenings but now prefer to listen to the radio (Radio 5-sport). Ok so Made In Chelsea may still get the occasional viewing.
7. I watch the daily politics whilst eating lunch. I find myself siding with no one and becoming more cynical.
8. If I put a radio channel on digital TV I find myself still watching the screen for no apparent reason.
9. I'm sure you've had enough of these now. I know I have.
10. I'm better at the numbers game than the letters round on countdown but only watch it if i'm at deaths door for some reason.
11. Gary Lineker really annoys me. I'm sure he's nice enough but how does he get away with being a TV presenter?
12. I always enjoy the swimming coverage best at the Olympics.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
We seemed to be spoilt in the 90's for sporting moments & the soundtracks to accompany the memories (Pavarotti / New Order at Italia 90, Freddie Mercury with the Barcelona Olympics in 92 & the Lightning Seeds Euro 96). It may be that they were my nostalgic childhood years but I think it was more than just that. In a world where sport/athletes hadn't yet become super professional & satellite tv hadn't flooded the output of football in particular it there seemed to be a more raw special quality to it. I visited Wembley three times in the 90's but with London 2012 fast approaching over to you Freddie for a bit of nostalgia....
I hope a generation of children will be inspired by the sport/music mix later this year. I have a feeling the Elbow song will do us proud.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Moneyball - So i've read the book & seen the film this week, just the (baseball) shirt to get! Was a great example of how a film takes fact (though I'm sure the book doesn't tell all the stories totally altogether true to life either) and re works it for the benefit of making a hit hollywood movie. I guess they know there stuff cause the bits below were a reworking of bits in the book *cough* entirely different, but they really touched me :)