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Thursday, June 21, 2012

23.06.12 Royal Ascot - "Diamond Jubilee Stakes"

The world's fastest mare Black Caviar ( AUS, left ) is entered in this race. She is unbeaten in twentyone races at the highest level and for Australians defeat  is out of the question since their money pushed the odds down to 1.24 in a fifteen runner field. Usually with that kind of odds i would say "Ok, let her win "and stay away, but i found a horse named  THE CHEKA, which could figure at odds of 34 and is worth a dabble.*** Black Caviar won it, but only just. Her jockey misjudged the finish line, dropped his arms prematurely and nearly got pipped. Many millions were bet on her and had she lost that jockey would be immortal for the bookies and chased through town by punters.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Another great man passed away

The legendary EARL SCRUGGS died March, 28. 2012. He developed the driving banjo picking style that influenced countless people, myself included ( right ). This video shows him with Doc Watson playing the classic song "John Hardy ". Both gentlemen are sorely missed.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

29.5.2012 Arthel "Doc" Watson died ...

... age 89 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Blind from early childhood he was an outstanding musician and personality, oozing class through and through and is also one of my main musical influences. I have fond memories listening to him live and visiting his hometown of  Deep Gap, NC ( right ). RIP Doc.
Check him out here

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Football EURO 2012

The Euro crash looming ...+++ Neo-nazis and leftists turning the district of Hamburg-Wandsbek into a battlefield with 38 policemen injured ...+++ German subsidised submarine sales to Israel ... . Who cares,  for three weeks bad news have to take a backseat , 'cause  the football EURO is up and the principle of bread and games always works. Spain and Germany are obvious contenders to lift the trophy, but @ odds of 13 the value pick has to be FRANCE. Under new coach Laurent Blanc they are a tight unit and meanwhile unbeaten in 19 games. Further bets are - Spain, Germany, France and Russia to reach the semis @ 61 and Miroslav Klose to become topscorer @ 17.