#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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New Model Army – Rock City, Nottingham

Mid-December means the now annual pilgrimage to Nottingham for the New Model Army Christmas show. This year it was billed as being a bit special.

The first set was fairly normal, with the only exception being the occasional appearance of Andy Woodard on additional percussion.

For the second set they were joined by a string duo playing violin and chello who accompanied the band on most of the songs. Part way through the set Ed Alleyne-Johnson made an appearance and kept popping up throughout the set.

The highlight for me was Vagabonds in the first encore. It started out with just Ed and Justin on stage with the obligatory extended violin intro, until half-way through the song Dean White joined in on bass and the the other 6 musicians all joined in on various drum kits.

It’s going to be hard to match this next year.

Guessing
Rumour and Rapture
Christian Militia
1984
Red Earth
Stormclouds
No Rest
Knievel
Waiting
Family
Between Dog and Wolf

Ballad
Someone Like Jesus
Into the Wind
Orange Tree Roads
March in September
Devil’s Bargain
Liberal Education
No Mirror, No Shadow
One of the Chosen
Family Life
No Pain
Angry Planet
Purity
Poison Street
Wonderful Way to Go

Vagabonds
Till the End of the Day (Kinks cover)
225

Vengeance
Green and Grey

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#179 – The Adventures of Robin Hood

After 6.5 years I finally reach the 200th film from the list.

200/250

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