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).
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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1 Posted 24/07/2010 at 23:03:23
2 Posted 25/07/2010 at 00:03:00
3 Posted 25/07/2010 at 00:10:50
4 Posted 25/07/2010 at 00:54:12
Keep on rockin' Jon!
5 Posted 25/07/2010 at 09:21:02
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.
6 Posted 25/07/2010 at 10:43:47
7 Posted 25/07/2010 at 10:49:38
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. :-)
8 Posted 25/07/2010 at 12:11:20
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...!
9 Posted 25/07/2010 at 23:38:13
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 Brainscork.bandcamp.com. These guys are the real deal and they do a great live cover of Roky Erickson's "Two Headed Dog" as well.
10 Posted 27/07/2010 at 19:08:53
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.
11 Posted 30/07/2010 at 09:03:39
12 Posted 02/08/2010 at 19:13:08
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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