Archive | April 2014

Country music, Droitwich style

Givvi Flynn provides a great performance of “Unlucky in Love”, a charming little number originating from the 1999 Clam Abuse album, Stop Thinking. Contains some adult themes.

The (United) Road Less Travelled

If you happened to miss it – and if you did, lucky you – David Moyes was this week relieved of his duties as the manager of Manchester United Football Club. The media frenzy that followed included Sky Sports suddenly turning into the 24-hour “David Moyes sacking channel”. I didn’t watch it, but I imagine that it probably involved lots of people talking about David Moyes. It is fairly safe to say that various pundits were sat around in the studio talking about David Moyes, while other people stood outside Old Trafford also talking about David Moyes. There may very well have been a great deal of speculation, some chat, a bit more speculation, a healthy dose of hype, some more speculation and the odd fact thrown in for good measure. I’m more than happy to speculate on just how much speculation there was.

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Horses running and jumping

Today sees the staging of the 167th Grand National, a horse race held at Aintree, near Liverpool. By way of clarification, I should say that by “staging”, I mean “taking place” or “being organised”. I don’t wish to imply that horse racing is “staged” in the same way as, say, professional wrestling. No, there is definitely no impropriety whatsoever in horse racing. It’s all well above board. Which is good to know, given that it is a sport based completely around gambling.

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