Monday, June 20, 2005


considering that formula one is widely regarded as the pinnacle of motor sports with a worldwide television audience matched only by football (soccer, over here in the us), what happened in indianapolis on sunday was an impotent disgrace. 130,000 fans watched in disbelief as 20 cars completed the parade lap (fulfilling f1's contractual obligations to indianapolis motor speedway) only to see 6! cars remain on the grid for the start of the race. never mind the $100 ticket, how many had booked cars, flights and hotels for this weekend? in britain, we drive. in america, you fly, due to the distances involved in getting from one big city to another. result: a sporting nightmare.

there was no american tv broadcast for this event, except speedvision (special subscription required). this meant that the entire country had no tv access to its own grand prix. had this even been an epic race of heroic battle, bravery and fortune, only a few would have been able to witness it. what possible future can there be for formula one in the united states after this?

Friday, June 10, 2005


when was the last time you saw a man buying tofu? it's like fondue: girls are all into it, guys see it as dipping things in hot cheese. i guess it's the girlie thing of sitting around each other at close quarters. every fondue evening i've attended was always the same make up. 4 or 5 girls and 2 hapless boyfriends. hopelessly outnumbered, we struggle to maintain our manly identity.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

a string quartet kind of evening

not quite london elektricity at red, more electric trams in rockville. went to see winston's latin string quartet. good to have a cultural change, but a little light for my taste to actually get enthused. hard for me get excited when everyone who's playing doesn't smile until it's finished.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

london elektricity

went to red to see london elektricity last night after tiernan got out of blue from playing. billy was left to play to a largely empty upstairs. everyone was, predictably, at red.

was easily the best music we've heard since coming back from miami. banging!