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By Jon Cox :  24/07/2010 :  Comments (12) :
You know that's the feeling in your stomach when something pretty big is about to happen, or you are about to experience? Well, I've got it now. It's a double wammy and I'll explain.

Looking at the goals today on SSN, I see that wonderful footballer playing for us called Arteta. For some reason, this says to me, he's in at least for one more season. Didn't see Peinnar so I guess it's still up in the air for him at the moment. Or as some useless prat would say, 'murment'.

I see Beckford scored two. That's great, but I see a new Ian Wright. Love him or hate him, this is a guy who came from nowhere and through pure tenacity got into the England team. I see Beckford as a carbon copy.

I have butterflies for all this because I sense a squad of players who are now starting to believe that they can do something of which we have never seen the like for decades. It's almost like a mental swagger. This will be the season that will be make or break for Everton. It will be slaughter all before us, or as Jaguar's paw was renamed by his captor in "Apocalypto" "Almost" (film buffs, you know what I'm talking about).

Second butterflies:

I gave up playing my Axe (guitar) live many moons ago. But, just like some women out there, music will never let you off the hook. Couple that with the fact that, as a dad, the one thing you always wanted was to play live in front of your son.

Fate has now decreed that I do this. Shite, I'm 53, a lazy twat, cant be bothered to do anything except support Everton... and now I've got to sort out all the bloody logistics to not only play a gig but sort out all the plane shit, hotels, taxis and soddin everything to get to a metal festival outside of Hamburg (scousers know the relevence of Hamburg). It's in four days time and as usual I'm the type of guy who leaves everything till the last fookin minute.

All sorted except for one minor detail. WHAT TO WEAR?

Well, I could've gone for some metal eighties type shit or nineties more consevative. Then today it hit me...

Bollox, I'm going on stage with my Everton shirt. I want everyone at that festival to know that I support the only team on Merseyside apart from Everton reserves!! Thing, is why did it take me so long to realise!!

I'm sure it will be filmed and I'm sure it will be on YT so as in a film i'll bid you goodnight my fellow Evertonians with this statement. Soon as I get the link "I'll be back"!


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Tommy Meehan
1   Posted 24/07/2010 at 23:03:23

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Haha I think I remember Harry Shearer in "Spinal Tap" with a football jersy on at an airport scene so you're in good company. What festival are you off to, sounds like its somewhere close to Wacken? Who are you playing with?
David S Shaw
2   Posted 25/07/2010 at 00:03:00

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What band were/are you in?
Trevor Lynes
3   Posted 25/07/2010 at 00:10:50

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Sounds like Cy Tucker and the Friars!!
Brendan O'Doherty
4   Posted 25/07/2010 at 00:54:12

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Isn't it obvious?

The Butterflies!

Keep on rockin' Jon!
Jon Cox
5   Posted 25/07/2010 at 09:21:02

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I was many moons ago the guitarist in a Southport band called Quad. We played and had some great nights in places like The Moonstone and The Sportsman. But the best place was The Empress in New Brighton. 200 manic bikers doing that biker dance in lines, awesome.

Not sure of the name but it's just outside Hamburg and me and my Oz are guesting with a German band who recorded and released one of my songs along with other songs from band such as Tygers of Pan Tang, Anvil, etc.

If anyone's interested, just YouTube "jjs powerhouse". A few tracks on there for you hard rock fans and my favourite has to be a track called "Numbers".

Although "Spinal Tap" was a comedy spoof, everything in it was bang on true to life in a band.

David S Shaw
6   Posted 25/07/2010 at 10:43:47

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So is the German band you mention JJ's Powerhouse?
Dave Richman
7   Posted 25/07/2010 at 10:49:38

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Almost exactly the same here...... I play bass in a rock band in South Africa (although I was a late starter..... at the age of 44) and we have a gig in Jo'burg on Tuesday night.

Thing is, my delivery from Everton Direct is imminent ? Tuesday according to UPS ? so I'm hoping like hell the new shirts get here on time coz I want to wear the pink away shirt for the gig. :-)

Paul Baxter
8   Posted 25/07/2010 at 12:11:20

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I was wearing my old white Kejian away top at Latitude festival the other weekend. I felt a tap on my shoulder and it was two young guys come over to say nice shirt, shook hands and had a chit-chat.

When I said Tim Cahill was there too, you should have seen their faces light up. I had to break it to them I just meant someone wearing a Cahill home shirt. To say I felt like a #1 shit-heel is an understatement...!

Tommy Meehan
9   Posted 25/07/2010 at 23:38:13

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It's funny how life imitates art, Jon; Bruce Dickinson alledgely walked out of "Spinal Tap", the whole experience must have seemed too uncanny for him.

I was at a festival in Tilburg called Roadburn a few months back which I was lucky to get seeing as that Icelandic volcano started erupting the day after we flew over. Some bands had to cancel so a few last minute replacements were drafted in.

One of the bands was a German hard rock band called "Orange Sunshine" and they turned out, ironically, to be one of the best bands of the festival. It's probably unlikely you'll come across them over there but if you do I highly recommend them, they rock like MFs; the drummer does the vocals really raw, authentic 70s Hendrixy sound. None of that sterile, clinic-production that blights the "music" scene today.

Anyway, best of luck with the festival, good to see an Everton hard rock/metal connection, here's to Heavy Metal Toffees!

Actually, speaking of good rock bands, a few buddies of mine are in a band back here in Cork called "The Brains;" anyone into good hard rock can check 'em out at These guys are the real deal and they do a great live cover of Roky Erickson's "Two Headed Dog" as well.

Jon Cox
10   Posted 27/07/2010 at 19:08:53

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Thanks for your smashing comments guys.

To clarify. When our band Quad split up in the early 80's I had nothing to do so I got a few of them to play on a 7" single which I recorded at Amazon studios in Liverpool (sorry about that using that word).

Anyway we, as four blokes had to have a name my mate Oz came up the name JJs powerhouse and it stuck ever since. Sadly Powerhouse never gigged as a going concern. BUT in two days time two of us will.

I'll be thinking of you.
Talek Cox
11   Posted 30/07/2010 at 09:03:39

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Good luck in Germany, wearing an Everton shirt is a great idea. I hope you are right about the new Ian Wright hopefully the injury is not too serious, always a problem with Everton at the start of the season!
Jon Cox
12   Posted 02/08/2010 at 19:13:08

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Thanks Tal. By the way if anyone is reading this now Tal is my boy.

He didn't get togo to Germany which i'm really hacked off at. But be sure his brother did and they are the new generation of Everton fanatics.


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