Talking to a friend a few years back, he advised me to write and by write he meant everyday. Something. Anything. Reflective or a prognosis. I took that on board and tried and lost my way. But that was then. For the last month I’ve written 200-300 words on topics as diverse as the Arctic Monkeys, the IMF, love and responsibility, North Korea, Fear and Terror in Argentina, football and George Monbiot. I’ll start throwing them up here soon and link the blog to facebook. I can’t promise they’ll change your world but just to make people pause for a moment is enough.
See ya soon.
As well as the awesome people I met over the last 6 months or so in Nottingham, I would like to briefly thank but be eternally grateful to my old mates who managed to visit. So I’m talking about Ollie, Sarah, Pedro, Steve, Scotty and Joe as well as catching up with Mirella, Maz and Mary over the year. Ahh it’s been fun. More on Uni mates soon. Its not completely over yet.:)
Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has resigned, world football’s governing body has confirmed according to the BBC.
“As a consequence of Mr Warner’s resignation, all ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained,” said a Fifa statement. Warner was suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations.
What a typical fucking shambles. So resigned for one of two reasons I am guessing;
1. He was innocent but the love the game meant he didn’t want to drag this out.
2. He is guilty and knows it and this way he gets to keep the money and FIFA don’t have to play it out.
Naturally it’s #2 but the fact that FIFA then deem that his behaviour is not unimportant because it no longer embarrasses them in public is shameful. The while old-school management structure is a sham. So damn typical of Europe and the rest. Having watched the Senna documentary the other week and seeing Senna’s battles with the blatantly partisan former leadership, its time for the rug to be pulled out from under FIFA. I suspect we’d find a lot under there.
Basically this is what I’m talking about when I say Dave Berman is the greatest songwriter for decades. No one writes pathos and love like he does. When Dave is sad, you know you can never be that sad. And when he is happy or in love, you can’t help smiling. And this is not even my favourite album of theirs…