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Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom




I'm a former hospital radio/club/mobile DJ, avid record collector and amateur musician (playing guitar, keyboards, recorder, harmonica and percussion.) I've even filled in on bass guitar for a couple of local bands as well (although that was quite a few years ago). Also interested in Motorsports, Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts and Classic Television and Radio from the 1960s - 1980s.

Why am I on here? Well, I'm just trying to make some sense of life before it's too late...but who cares anyway?

Saturday, 24 July 2010

A Welcome Distraction...

It's another "do not disturb" type of weekend as there's plenty of motorsports action to keep an eye on in the next few days. The whole thing starts tonight with the first event in this year's Speedway World Cup in Poland on Sky Sports. That's followed by the German Grand Prix on BBC 1 tomorrow lunchtime, then it's Nascar's Brickyard 400 on Open Access 3 (sky channel 190) before finishing off with the latest round of the Indy Car Series from Edmonton, Canada on Sky Sports.

All of which should be a nice way to take my mind off things, especially as I've had several people on Facebook in the last few days trying to persuade me to reconsider my decision to drop out of the Admin Skills course in the light of the decision of the providers to charge for the course next term. Anyway, all I'll say on the subject is this - I've made my decision, and I'm sticking to it.

In the meantime, I've got the ongoing digital transfers project to keep me occupied - and it's a great chance for me to catch up with some old videos that I hadn't watched in over ten years such as The Zoo Gang which I hadn't seen since it was shown on Bravo around 14 years ago - and that was in the days when they used to specialise in old films and TV series. In fact unlike ITV 4 (who still show a lot of the old ITC series from the 60s) Bravo always showed the black & white episodes from the early seasons of shows like The Saint and Danger Man as part of their "Timewarp Television" strand. Anyway I'll be interested in keeping a close eye on a new channel called Vintage TV which is due to launch on Sky Digital in September.

So as one shepherd said to his mate, "Come on, let's get the flock out of here!"