Thursday, June 19, 2014

New phone and Schadenfreude...

The Rezillos - Mission Accomplished...But the Beat Goes On
The Rezillos - Can't Stand the Rezillos
Jason Mraz - Love Is A Four Letter Word
King Crimson - The Road To Red
Katia & Marielle Labèque - Encore!
Steve Harley - Anytime (A Live Set)
Sarah Slean - Night Bugs
Rufus Wainwright - Release The Stars
Alban Berg Quartett - Hommage
Keith West - Teenage Opera
Percy Sledge - Northern Soul The Collection
Bauer - Orchestral & Chamber Works
Roger Eno - Little Things Left Behind 1988 - 1998
Silver Apples - Silver Apples
Petrels - Haeligewielle
Vanhal - Baroque Bohemia & Beyond, Vol. 1
The Velvet Underground - 1969
Clifford Jordan - Cliff Craft
Duval - Composers from The French Royal Court
Hindemith, R - Rudolf Hindemith, Vol. 2
Burleigh - Music For Violin & Piano
Alex Machacek - 24 Tales
Saint-Saëns - The Complete Classical Collection Vol 2
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Riverleaves (August 2013 Version)
Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
Bach, J S  - Bach: Cello Suites (Fournier)
Black Sabbath - 13
Agnes Obel - Aventine
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Starlightnight
Johnny Harris - All To Bring You Morning
Richie Havens - Richard P. Havens, 1983
Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Summer continues...

..and, today, a new phone entered the fray, though this is not it...

Back home and the majority of the evening was spent mucking about with the phone and watching tonight's World Cup match between England and Uruguay...

England are as good as out, having lost for the second time in a row by 2-1...

The things is, they actually played better in this tournament than they have in previous Euro and World Cup finals when they made it out of the group stages...

The difference is, this time, their group has been the equivalent of those which Scotland used to encounter back in the 70's and 80's when they were continually sent home on the basis of goal difference (as opposed to this England's nil points thus far)...

England's place in the World rankings certainly seems to have been held artificially high over the past decade or so as they earn points from playing against dreadful opposition in qualifiers for both major tournaments solely due to their artificially high ranking putting them in the top pots when it comes to the draws for these...

So, a self perpetuating myth...

I can only hope that this time, despite playing well, they're abject failure will result in their demotion by a few places to a more realistic level...

One England player working as a pundit on ITV said he'd thought Costa Rica (ranked 28th pre tournament, one place below Scotland) would be the "easy" team in the group...

Turns out it's actually England...

Game over...

Highlight of the Day : New phone and Schadenfreude...

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