Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Do you find this happens all the time?


Gideon Coe continues to provide wondrous value with his 9pm BBC 6Music show. Listening to at least half an hour a night is a fine habit to get into as the courteous host proffers a superb mix of hip new sounds and old beauties. For example, the first half hour of Monday’s programme proved a sublime listen. Martin Carthy’s version of January Man (very different and understated compared with the Rachel Unthank interpretation that I know) kicked proceedings off classily before some epic Power, Corruption and Lies era New Order created an acoustic/electronic compare and contrast pause for thought. I really liked the electro-pop of First Aid Kit and ‘twas mighty to listen to some old Chameleons. A track from mid-eighties outfit 14 Iced Bears sounded wonderful. They must have slipped under this radar. The whole tracklisting is available here. I salute Coe.

Naturally thoughts turn to Sunday and a key rugby union fixture. Gloucester host Cardiff in a Heineken European Cup qualifier that the Kingsholm outfit need to win, hopefully with a yummy four-try bonus point. Injuries cast a shadow over my favoured team; our finest back and forward will probably be missing although the young prince, Simpson-Daniel, and the Fijian flyer, Qera, are apparently approaching fitness. I am disappointed to reflect on injuries, sustained last weekend, to elegant full-back Morgan (my player of the season thus far) and burly midfielder Michael ‘Mike’ Tindall although both may still make the fifteen. I note that Cardiff are languishing near the bottom of the Magners League and I hope this poor form continues when the blue-clad Welsh fellows enter the Kingsholm bearpit. I tip the home side to win but much depends on the form of young Ryan Lamb and his inconsistent and erratic kicking game; I would give anything for a ‘Steady-Eddie’ type like Glen Jackson or Jonny Wilkinson in a cherry and white ten shirt. Good luck all.

2 comments:

Tim said...

My mate Graham was drummer for 14 iced bears sometime ago in Brighton...

Cole said...

Friend to the stars....