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by graysonscolumn
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:24
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The horses
Replies: 52
Views: 34128

Re: The horses

I'm off to York Races Ebor week thingy again in August. Free booze all day. Can't wait! Despite living in Scarborough for five years from 1998, and having driven past the Knavesmire literally thousands of times, York in one course I've never visited! Part of that is due to me preferring the jumps (...
by graysonscolumn
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:20
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The horses
Replies: 52
Views: 34128

Re: The horses

I don't hate the idea of a proper day out though, like it is done here with the races. In Sweden, it's popular but not many people go to actually watch it, the events aren't that huge. Maybe it's because this is the frightening logo, "Harry boy" Yeek, Harry Boy's pretty darn scary! Regrettably, my ...
by graysonscolumn
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:15
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 768
Views: 102058

Re: The Cricket Thread

JohaN wrote: (hi jeremy!)

goodness! your knowledge of sa cricket astounds and delights me! :)

Ta! Blame it on too many years of listening to Radio Five Live incessantly...

gc
by graysonscolumn
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:05
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Golden Valley Caravan Park
Replies: 133
Views: 27969

Re: Golden Valley Caravan Park

I wasn't staying at the camp but had a brief positive experience. It was about 9 on sunday night and my friend wanted to see the tiny goats they had and asked a member of staff (maybe the owner) where they were. He said they'd gone to bed, but asked if we'd like to feed them then gave us a lift up ...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 15:55
Forum: Indietracks 2008
Topic: Indietracks 2008 photos and memories
Replies: 493
Views: 102134

Re: Indietracks 2008 photos and memories

I know loads of people were whining about the rest of the band not showing up and their set being a shambles, but I thought they were ace. I like a good shambles. Besides, if John Slade had decided to not play at all, I bet the whners would have whined even more. Not really. Discretion can be the b...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 15:38
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The horses
Replies: 52
Views: 34128

Re: The horses

Simon fell over again. What a loser. Simon's a splendid little horse, with the emphasis on "little" - he's not much over 15 hands high and on the face of it shouldn't have the physical scope for jumping fences. It wasn't his weeniness that's got him on the floor at Aintree twice, though, as Valenti...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 15:29
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The horses
Replies: 52
Views: 34128

Re: The horses

Would anybody care about Horse Racing if they couldn't bet money on it? The fastest-growing horseracing territory on the planet is the United Arab Emirates, where betting is completely and utterly forbidden, so I guess that might answer that one. I've followed the sport for over 25 years and have b...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:48
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 768
Views: 102058

Re: The Cricket Thread

paul adams being the obvious exception: and yet, he's probably the only recent s.a. spinner who has actually turned it, BECAUSE - as his action shows - he was largely self-taught You couldn't teach that action - that was fearsome contortion! I was always waiting for him to snap in half at the middl...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:33
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 768
Views: 102058

Re: The Cricket Thread

Why is Paul Harris playing? He appears to be the latest in a all too long line of non-spinning SA spinners (N.Boje, C.Henderson, R.Peterson). Tim Shaw, Pieter Strydom and Peter Kirsten, too (the last two named in an all-rounder capacity, I think), if your memory stretches back that far. Pat Symcox ...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:22
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: 2009 wishlist
Replies: 270
Views: 37204

Re: 2009 wishlist

I'm resigned to the likelihood that Bob Wratten's latest retirement from playing live may well be a permanent one, otherwise, yes, a Trembling Blue Stars headline slot on one night or the other would be an excellent addition. One name not mentioned as yet is Laura Cantrell - not janglepop, I appreci...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:48
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: 2009 wishlist
Replies: 270
Views: 37204

Re: 2009 wishlist....

linus wrote: I reckon girl talk might too with all his glitch-sample-poplockin' mentalism
On the same premise I'd have nominated Marston Street Space Invaders-era Kid Carpet, but his newer material hasn't quite worked as well for me.

gc
by graysonscolumn
Wed Jul 30, 2008 14:23
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Humousexual
Replies: 86
Views: 14274

Re: Humousexual

I don't know if either of Humousexual frequent Anorak, but I bet they will be quietly touched that their work is appreciated on these pages, just as one half of them was when a couple of people introduced themselves to him as Humousexual fans during the course of Indietracks. I'm as horribly biased ...
by graysonscolumn
Tue Jul 29, 2008 16:15
Forum: Indietracks 2008
Topic: Indietracks 2008 photos and memories
Replies: 493
Views: 102134

Re: Indietracks 2008 photos and memories

The comet gain fiasco was so embarrassing i actually bit someone’s shoulder. I’m not that fussed but I’d hate to have been a fan and seen that That was my lowlight of the weekend also. It's not the lack of key personnel on the day that disappointed me, as I know some bands can triumph in the face o...