Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Motherwell v Hibernian v Rokia Traore

Just got back from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester ... but I wish I'd been at that game !!!

Motherwell then miss a penalty !
6-6 (93rd minute)

... and City blow it at home to Spurs ... oh dear ... with money no object, that could spell doom for "Henry" Mancini (maybe Sheikh Mansour could tempt John Flanagan away from fitted kitchens !)

... and Walshaw Sports beat Hollinwood 3-1 on pens after a 2-2 draw in the Manchester League Gilgryst Cup Final at Ewen Fields ...

... the gig - Rokia Traore was excellent (can't say the same about the support band though - Sweet Billy Pilgrim - made the Smiths look like "smiley happy people" - turgid would be my instant view I'm afraid - some good harmonies, but oh so bloody miserable !!) - a slow, gentle start from Ms Traore with stuff from the album "Tchamantche" - some homage to Miriam Makeba ("Quit It") and then she literally "got Rokia" with some lengthy Afro-beat - culminating in a 30 minute "jam/segue" at the end including a bit of Fela Kuti ("African Woman") - solos, dancing, the lot ! Excellent band behind her as well - certainly a top night out ...

... believe there's a General Election later today - and we've got 'locals' as well, so there'll certainly be some differences in voting between the two - for me anyway ... the evening should be spent in Bury - but that's still to be confirmed ...

(and just going back to football (high scoring version) for a tick - well done to Belper Town Reserves who clinched the Central Midlands Reserve Division Championship with a 10(ten)-0 thumping of Forest Town Reserves)

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