||[Jun. 22nd, 2007|10:36 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Good thing: when the world around you seems to interact with the music on|
your mp3 player. I was listening to David Bowie last night on the train,
and when Alabama Song came on, a woman sitting a bit further down
the carriage clapped along to the first couple of bars absolutely
perfectly. It was great. Then this morning a woman in the lift started
dancing along to Heroes.
Hmm. Man C fans seem to be getting customarily giddy about their impending
takeover by the ex-Prime Minister of Thailand1. I'm not
entirely sure that they should be getting so excited yet. There's still the
Premier League's 'fit and proper person' test to be applied here yet. Now,
I'm not saying that he's any better or worse than any of the assortment of
shysters, crooks and pornographers that own most of the other Premier
League teams but the fact that he's just been charged with corruption in
Thailand, - albeit by the generals who deposed him in a military coup, and
may be seen as having a vested interest - and the generally underwhelming
response to the 'Look, we are doing something to justify our existence'
underwhelming bung report - "This agent that everybody knows is dodgy,
right, we didn't catch him with his fingers in the till as such, but one of
the bank statements he sent us went missing in the post." - might make this
an opportunity for the Premier League to look like they're really
doing something. Also, are we entirely sure he can definitely get his hands
on the money? The main reason for believing that he can, despite his assets
being frozen seems to be that he says he can. If it were me selling the
shares, I'd be asking for cash. Preferably not Thai cash as well.
1Things dads do: When I was talking to my dad about this
on the phone last week, he called it 'Siam'. He still calls Sri Lanka
'Ceylon' as well. I suspect he got used to the idea of there being a
country called Zaire just before they changed it back to being the Congo