Saturday, 30 July 2011

I'll be your pilot if you'll be my crew? - WHAT?!

I'm clearly not paying attention to Indiana Nick at the moment as I let that gem slip RIGHT under the radar!! ;)

I'm minded to ban him from posting, but that would be unsporting....

Anyway.,.... for my Youtubeness.... not a song, but possibly the BESTEST 2 minutes of Eurovision-ness anywhere!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Indiana Nick and the Opportunities of Missedness

Now, back in the day, I had a rule of thumb in hand-selecting my missed opportunities. It had to be something that was (1) an opportunity and (2) missed. Ole' Karolina Backwards and Edsilia Dutch are very nice in their own ways, but they both got to the Eurovision stage so you can't really say that the representative broadcaster of their respective national countries had really missed a trick.

HRT, on the other hand, had opportunities to spare in 2000 and they missed nearly all of them. Here's just one. Free language has rarely been so.... free.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

I'm Baaaaaaaack

Portugal was lovely thanks for asking!

Site reopens fully on 1st August - It's only taking a Hiatus!

As for Baku.... i'm minded not to go and its up to everyone else except Nick to convince me!!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A Close Opportunity of the Missed Kind

It has come to my attention that this is supposed to be a Eurovision blog, of sorts. We have, I will concede, been rather focussing on the going on holiday, doing exams and advertising chocolate flavoured cheese aspects of the contest of late - and these are clearly important angles to keep in mind - but there's also music of sorts to be mentioned.

I'm reminded of those hazy, lazy days of spring 2007 when I was pretending that national finals season wasn't actually happening until I got to Helsinki. This resulted in me hearing Les Fatals Picards, Roger Cicero, The Ark and Verka Serduchka for the first time on the same afternoon, which mentally scarred me for life.

A scar which healed more quickly was the one on my ankle where the Dutch delegation possibly literally trampled me in their rush to get to some press conference or something. If I'd known then what I know now, instead of "Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow", they would have departed to the sound of me desperately crying "Dutch, you fools... sing it in Duuuuuuuuuutttttttcccchhhhhhhh. It suits the song!!!!!". But I didn't. So they didn't. And the rest is history.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

OK, I admit it, I read the Daily Fail on occasions...

But man oh man, it's come up trumps for me today. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Truckle Cheese Company reads our humble blog. How can I be so certain of this?

Chocolate cheese! One glance at that delicious mature cheddar infused with dark chocolate curls and you just know this is going to be turophile heaven. That is just so wrong it's wrong. I think I want some!

Friday, 8 July 2011


I'm leaving you in a flounce. Off on my annual Holidays to Portugal to prop up their flagging economy single handed with 200 Euros!

Soverign Debt Crisis?!

Back on the 25th!!

till then..... a song about Salmon ;)