another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Sunday, 2 June 2013

oxfam

oxfam, never ceases to amaze me that you can buy top quality music for the price of a couple of pints, morcheeba, i already have a couple of their album's and i didn't realise this was a 'best of' compilation, but, for 1.99? it's worth it for the beautiful cover picture alone, rancid? well, what can you say, i'd already downloaded it, but, well, as you have probably realised by now, i'm a music magpie, so, the chance of a 'hard copy' for the best part of fuck all? and then, we have the six 'blues collection' discs, i googled the label and apparently it was a cd/magazine combo from the early ,90's, published by orbis and fetching big money on flea-bay as a complete collection, elmore james, bessie smith, little walter and chuck berry, yeah, ive got them on the radar and stuff in my collection already but j.b hutton? luther allison? earl hooker and junior wells? i need to get edumakated me, well there you go, another obsession sparked off tracking down the other 90, yep 90 cd's, get's me to thinking what will happen to all this shit when i shuffle off this mortal coil, all my northern soul vinyl, my cd's, my bikes, tool's, photo's, book's and magazines? i hope it end's up in oxfam, so people can get the same thrill of finding some hidden treasure that i get when i find it, what goes around comes around......

tt races

glued to the radio today, the solo's finally got under way late after the clean up operation due to a road traffic accident on the course, the  tension in the riders was so apparent as the start time kept getting put back but, eventually, the races got underway in perfect condition's, today was all about michael dunlop who set an unbeatable pace and took a well deserved win in the superbike race, thirty years to the day that his uncle joey won his first tt, mcpint raced in a joey paintjob, leather's and helmet and carrying the famous #3 on his bike in a tribute to the greatest tt rider in history, a great tribute to 'yer maun' indeed, a brilliant afternoon's racing, fast and safe and mcpint getting the consolation of a new lap record at 131.670mph and a third place behind dunlop and cam donald, flying the flag for norton was mackers  who got a brilliant 18th place on a bike built in a shed just up the road, makes me want to start singing 'jerusalem', get my pictures of princess diana out and have a port and lemon and a cucumber sandwich, they don't like it up 'em them mr mannering....