Fairport Convention – The Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare

If it’s February, it must be Fairport Convention time.

Support tonight came from the uncommonly tall Rosie Carson, and the rather more normal sized Kevin Dempsey. They played for 25 minutes or so before, as is usual, Fairport joined them for their last song. Fairport then stayed on stage for their first hour or so long set. This year they had a new album to promote so a fairly large proportion of the tracks were taken from that. The second set finished with the obligatory rendition of Matty Groves, followed by the encore of Meet on the Ledge. Anything else just wouldn’t be right.

Sir Patrick Spens
Myths and Heroes
Clear Water
Weightless
Around the Wild Cape Horn
The Gallivant
John Condon
Bring Me Back My feathers

The Fylde Mountain Time/Roger Bucknall’s Polka
Wassail Song
Mercy Bay
Love at First Sight
Crazy Man Michael
Festival Bell
Home
Already There
Farewell Farewell
Matty Groves

Meet on the Ledge

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#197 – The Lost Weekend

Not so much a lost weekend, as a lost month since this disc arrived. Still, better late than never.

202/250

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The Chilterns

Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015
Chilterns, Jan 2015

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Odd Down Winter Cyclocross – 4th Jan 2015

Today saw the turn of Velo Club Walcot to run a round of the Western League Cyclocross. I think we did OK.

Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04
Odd Down Winter Cyclocross - 2015-01-04

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Back to the Future?

Later this year we reach the point Marty McFly travelled forward to in Back to the Future part II. What else have we got to look forward to in the coming years?

21st October 2015 – Back to the Future part II
2016 – The Dark Knight Rises
2017 – The Running Man
2018 – Iron Sky, Rollerball, Terminator Salvation
2019 – Akira, Blade Runner, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Road
2021 – The Wolverine, Johnny Mnemonic
2022 – Soylent Green
2023 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
2025 – Her

A bit of a mixed bag I’m sure you’ll agree.

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#207 – The Exorcist

I actually watched this a few weeks ago having picked up a copy on blu-ray in a sale. It’s still as good as ever.

201/250

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No longer an object of desire

A few months back I posted about the LeMond Washoe and how I wanted one, even though I couldn’t actually justify it alongside my existing Singular Firebird and LeMond Buenos Aires. I was seriously considering importing one, and had got to the point of working out if there was a way I could afford to order one in the new year.

Fortunately though LeMond solved the problem for me by increasing the price by $500. At $1799 it was expensive, at $2299 it’s, in my opinion, way overpriced for an off the peg 853 frame, even if it does include an ENVE fork and Chris King headset.

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More Cowbell

It’s nearly time for the Odd Down round of the Western League Cyclocross. All the fun will take place on 4th Jan at Odd Down Circuit, racing starts at 10:30. Be there or else.

2015 CX Odd Down Poster

More details at http://www.vc-walcot.com/odddowncx2015

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