I was brought up on Neil Young by my old boy. 'Harvest' is one of my all-time favourite records, and his was the only name (bar TVOTR, who unfortunately sucked) that really leapt out at me when the line-up was announced.
And what a surreal experience it turned out to be, hearing that beautifully cracked voice live, singing all those songs I'd sung along to with my dad as a wee fella. My mates and I kept turning to one another saying, "Holy shit, I can't believe I'm watching Neil Young." I was absolutely transfixed, and at a time of the day when you feel like you need a rocket of a performance up your backside, I was quite content to stand there and drink in what will more than likely be a once in a lifetime experience.
I didn't bother with the Prodigy because a) I couldn't get near the bloody thing, and b) how the hell do you top Neil Young? I went home a most contented chappy. Far from the best BDO, but probably the best performance I've seen.
Maybe this will make me start using an RSS feed reader. Suggestions?
I recently made the switch to using RSS feeds and a reader and find it much better than what I've been doing for years, which is regularly visiting some web sites. I use NetNewsWire, but that might be mac only.
Sage is a good feedreader plugin if you're a Firefox user.
In the media, Stu bloody Wilson does my head in.
Three words. Murray. Fucking. Mexted.
I'm a Man U fan...
There's something I want to point out but I can't think what it is...
Haha, yeah Hadyn, it's on the tip of your tongue, I'm sure ;)
I can’t believe this thread has gone into a second page and no-one mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo.
I'm a Man U fan and he gets on my tits. About as loyal to Man U as Palin to McCain.
I have vivid dreams in which I maim and torture Arsene Wenger in the most sadistic manner imaginable. I cannot abide that arrogant, whining twat of a Frenchman, and while Vieira, Pires and Henry were at the club, they provoked a similar hatred.
And the All Blacks are the smuggest, most self-righteous, jumped-up, arrogant team in the whole of sport. Bar none.
Juan Pablo Montoya, currently tearing up the track in NASCAR but ex-Willams. Previously Roberto Guerrero. There have been 28 Brazilian F1 drivers. Also several Mexicans, a Chilean, an Indian, a Malaysian, the list goes on.
OK Julian, point made. But you can't dispute the fact that it is a predominantly white man's sport (and when i referred to indigenous Brazilians and Colombians, I meant those of non-European heritage), and that getting started on the road to an F1 career requires a substantial amount of financial backing.
The point I am making about Hamilton is that he has been able to triumph in a highly exclusive sport, despite being from a) a middle class background and b) black. So good on him.
For me the problem was as a player on the field I would be understandably distracted if my other half was sitting on the lap of the guy paying me money to dance for his amusement. Stanford should've been blown up, but it should mainly have come from the players and then the media.
Just the whole competition seemed a bit, i dunno, unseemly to me. Yes, we're living in an age of exorbitant, obscene wages being paid to professional sportsmen, but there was still something grubby about the way these teams were clamouring after the 20 mill.
Reminds me of 'Indecent Proposal.'
And he is a Pom. He is a Pom in a race series dominated by Pommy teams, regulated by a kinky Pom and run by a egotistical Pom
Eh? The only other English team bar McLaren (which is half German) is Williams. And they're shit. And so fucking what if he is English?? The last Englishman to win was Hill in '96, so English drivers hardly dominate the sport.
We've just been humiliated by the Aussies in the league, trounced in the cricket and wasted in the netball, so c'mon - at least give us the bloody F1.
Agree about Bernie though. Megalomania personified.
Brazilians, Italians, Colombians, Finns, Japanese and Scotsmen not enough diversity for you?
Sorry, I had forgotten about Sato and Nakajima, but the rest of them are all ethnically European. Don't see any indigenous Brazilians or Colombians fanging around, do you?