Friday, July 23, 2010

When We Were Young: It was difficult finding a heavy rock riff which made your hair stand on end. The Who's 'I Can See For Miles' did it, Juicy Lucy's 'Who Do You Love' roared, and Jimi's 'Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)' was a turning point in how a wah-wah pedal could be made to talk. Later, any number of Motorhead tracks had the same desired effect.
And with these 8 grandchildren I now have, I often wonder what riffs they get switched on to? What makes their adrenaline rush?
Well, I have found one of them. The bass keyboard riff is simple yet effective, the plaintive saxophone riff, again, simple, and like some wailing trumpet or bugle in the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western they didn't make. 19 years old, pilled up, and in one of these clubs with lasers, heat, and an electric atmosphere; this track would be one of the soundtracks of my youth. And the chick taking her dress off? Well, you will have to put up with that, it's the video.

Darts: is back on TV. But whilst we admire Phil Taylor's achievements as a sportsman, it's more exciting seeing him being beaten. As Kevin Painter mouthed last evening whilst Taylor whupped him 14 - 4, "Boring!"
And sadly, that is true, but until someone, who like Taylor, can stand there, apparently nerve-free and focussed, getting ton + scores with every trip to the oche, he's gonna thrash 'em!