Well due to personal reasons I've not blogged properly since Friday. Some catching up to do. It would be remiss of me not to mention Catfish And The Bottlemen at The Leopard last Friday night. An absolutely stunning live set from a very humble and genuine band. One of the best Leopard performances I've ever seen and a gig that, as everyone there will attest to, was something very special indeed. One of those rare live moments when you know you've witnessed something big.
Monday came and went with it's bad news and yesterday was a day of reflection before heading off to Wigan with 1,403 other members of the Red And White Army. I think every Rovers fan before kick off would have been happy with a point. When the Wigan team was read out that became more apparent. They've kept quite a few of last season's Premiership and F.A. Cup winning squad but Rovers gave as good as they got and went in 2-0 up at half time. We knew they'd come at us second half and on reflection a draw was a fair result. Both teams will think they should have won, Turnbull with 2 crucial saves for Rovers at 0-0 and Wigan had a stonewall penalty turned down, but also Rovers hitting the woodwork at 2-0 and again at 2-2.
I love away games ever since my first at York City in 1979 and the support was magnificent. Just a shame we can't make that noise at home.
You will see in today's playlist Woah! Tiger. A band from Indianapolis who kinda got involved on the 80 hour marathon show. The American dudes who took us on their tablet for a night out. Jack from the band finally got round to airmailing a CD and it was my pleasure to blast it out today.
The seaside came to Donny yesterday. Fairground rides, stalls and a large sandpit in Doncaster town centre. I liked it. I even resisted candy floss (Cotton candy Darrin and Jack), only to walk past the sandpit and here some chav moaning that it wasn't a proper beach. I'd like to say I hope you're reading this but the crucial word there is reading. Hopefully someone's reading it too you so you can be told you're a brainless twonk.
Right, I need pre work coffee and cigarette so will love you and leave you.
Oh and if anyone's wondering, Joe Strummer triple play for the legend's birthday and Glenn Miller for my Step-Dad.
Playlist Wednesday 21/08/13
The Mighty Ship - The Housemartins
45 - The Gaslight Anthem
Mind - The Farm
Lucy The Castle - Twisted Wheel
Dream Factory - Section 60
Out In The Fields - Phil Lynott And Gary Moore
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Talking Woman Blues - The AVIT Blues Band
Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire
Barney Rubble - The Twang
Drag Me Down - The Boomtown Rats
Ready To Die - Famous Villains
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
What You Do To Me - Teenage Fanclub
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
This Is How It Feels - Inspiral Carpets
Decade Of Decay - Spector
Postcard - Southern Sunrise
Australia - Manic Street Preachers
No More Heroes - The Stranglers
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
Rose Tattoo - The Dropkick Murphys
Three Coins - Woah! Tiger
Tonight - Fluidity
Signal 30 - Public Service Broadcasting
The Killing Moon - Echo And The Bunnymen
Can Stand The Rain - The Talks
Alright - The Subways
Breathe - The Prodigy
Lead The Way - The 48ks
Slide Away - Oasis
Rays - To Kill A King
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Safe European Home - The Clash
I Fought The Law - The Clash
Redemption Song - Joe Strummer
Middle Sea - Yuck
You Jane - The Wedding Present
In The Mood - Glenn Miller