I used to spend what seemed like my entire fucking life driving to Cardiff and back - the Eat More Chips lorries are like old friends - I always liked to think the side I couldn't see had, "... You Cunts" emblazoned on it and I'd chuckle to myself whilst hurtling past them.
It is 50 years since West Ham last beat Liverpool at Anfield, a 2-1 victory in September 1963. The Hammers have won just three of 55 meetings away from home. Liverpool are unbeaten in the last nine meetings.
Will leave it a few days now to gauge the level of interest from those who don't visit the board on an hourly/daily basis - no apologies if I keep bumping it back to the top - good few more names on here that could add a lot to this if they want to...
What comps cut the mustard for you in 2013 and why?
The ones that cut the most mustard for me have to also have been released in full length, unmixed, format - it's rare I'll listen to commercial mix more than once these days - if it's decent and there are a few tunes on it I'd be interested in playing then I'll get the unmixed package if available. To that end Jozif's was good early on this year. And Talabot's recently. LTJ Bukem's 'In Session' was ok. Solee had two more decent volumes of his 'Re:Cognition' series out and the latest Midnight Riot compilation was good too (not sure if it had an accompanying mix - think it did...) Pretty sure there was one more but it escapes me for the moment...
But yeah - my main vote also goes to the whole download scene - mixes off this board have been as good as anything I've heard commercially this year - especially on the grounds that are important to me, i.e. bringing new music to my ears in the context of a mix that I'm enjoying listening to. Plus picking up on the live output of the big names via SoundCloud.
Problem with the general public is they want someone that relates to them - i.e. smiles to the camera and acts the fool, hence why they'd rather vote for some cunt from "I'm A Celebrity" or Boris Johnson than a genuine sporting talent.
Simon - the last few winner; Wiggins Cavendish McCoy Giggs Hoy Calzaghe
... how many of them 'smile to the camera and act the fool'?
Murray will walk it this year and rightly so - he's around 1/40 with most bookies - single biggest achievement(s) of any British sportsman this year.