Archive for July, 2012

Glasgow Fair Friday

Sitting at home when I should be in the pub before heading  to the Fair Friday Night at Hamilton Racecourse.

With all this dreadful weather the management at Hamilton Racecourse abandoned the racing on Wednesday! And lo and behold the weather’s been pretty good ever since!

The BBC weather, with no trace of Michael Fish has announced it will be a dry evening:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648579

It’s just so disappointing.

There was the option to just go to the pub and have a retro, 70’s style “swally” with the boys. But this is a wee bit beyond me these days so I had to settle for lunch in Wintersgills and watching David Millar win a stage in the Tour de France. Exhausting:-

Tour de France 2012: David Millar claims stage 12 victory with sprint finish after lung bursting breakaway

Millar has gone from “Doper” to “Campaigner” over the years and I think he’s done well to face up to all the media coverage and criticism over the years. The fact that riders are now performing “clean” in cycling is to be much admired. These guys are real athletes.  And winning on the anniversary of Tom Simson’s death was very special.  He was found to have alcohol and amphetamine in his system when he collapsed and died after a mountain stage in Ventoux.

So enough sport. I’ll not even mention Club 12/ Sevco Ltd, whatever it’s called, or John Terry.

It’s off to the Press Bar tonight, to meet the other waifs and strays who should be enjoying the Hamilton Races.

 

Press Bar, Glasgow

found this photo on the internet of the Press Bar. Nice.

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Here Comes the Summer

In a vain attempt to scare away the weather I started playing my favourite “summertime music”….Dodgy “Staying out for the Summer”, The Undertones mentioned in the title, Sunshine in Leith…blah blah blah….then I read about my cousin’s band gettings a lot of hits with a tennis themed tune “Goran Ivanisevic”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BVUBxcwWkA

And then I’m back to Half Man Half Biscuit who had a song called Outbreak Of Vitas Gerulaitas back in the day (1991).

Talking of the “Biscuits”….the song “Everything’s AOR” had a great line in it. ” I can put a tennis raquet up against my face and pretend that I’m Kendo Nagasaki” from the same album in 1991. Two tennis themed songs in the year that Michael Stich won his only title:-

Anyone under 40 know who Kendo Nagasaki is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px6MDcz4Xv8

Shit video ..good lyrics!

And then there’s the Tour de France….anymore rain and I’ll be an experet on synchronised swimming by August!

 

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