To me it felt a little like that Summer post-school/college/uni ? that brief stint before having to get into work where, although if you look at things completely objectively, you wouldn't allow yourself to get carried away, you allow yourself to be ever so slightly swept up in fantasy.
It didn't matter about Engerland, we all expected it anyway, but for us, this year it was going to be different. We'd struggled for a few years with some reasonable and relative highlights, but now was our time to shine... Nobody except us was going to expect it, but we were destined for great things and there was a slight spring in the step.
And then it's the first day of work and slap, you're instantly knocked by your pencil-dicked manager who's never going to set the world on fire, but wants to make damn sure you forget you have any chance of doing so yourself either. A bit of a bully, but one that's doing it for your own good, a bit of a Blackburn.
So you get home and your mum's made you a nice tea, but she doesn't have to ask how your day went because it's written in your shoulders while your Dad looks at you with a slightly knowing look, but feels it's too early to offer out any pearls of wisdom. You're exhausted and just go to bed early.
The next day, you're sure you can make an impact, but it's another unexciting and fruitless day and the cracks are already showing in what was going to be a glittering career. On your way home you plug yourself into your iPhone/iPod/Discman/Walkman/Stylus/accordion and listen to probably your favourite album of the Summer, The Defamation of Strickland Banks by Plan B.
1. "Love Goes Down"
2. "Writing's on the Wall"
3. "Stay Too Long"
4. "She Said"
5. "Welcome to Hell"
6. "Hard Times"
7. "The Recluse"
8. "Traded in My Cigarettes"
10. "Darkest Place"
12. "I Know a Song."
13. "What You Gonna Do"
I'd say we're currently on about track 5, and if we get through track 6 there's little doubt who will become The Recluse.
Anyway, for those of you who've not heard the album, it's brilliant and if you care to read the wiki page, you might see Bill shares some striking similarities with David Frost who the original concept of this album came from (not that I'm suggesting Bill's actually a crackhead).
So... until we get to track 11, perhaps it's worthwhile revisiting Plan B's first album, "Who Needs Actions When You Got Words".
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1 Posted 28/09/2010 at 16:22:46
"Sick 2 def" could be used for the rest of us who are fed up with the constant Moyes bashing. Hopefully "Dead and buried"and "No good" won't have to be applied to our season anymore.
2 Posted 28/09/2010 at 16:48:20
3 Posted 28/09/2010 at 16:49:44
4 Posted 28/09/2010 at 17:30:08
5 Posted 28/09/2010 at 17:28:56
6 Posted 28/09/2010 at 17:48:10
7 Posted 28/09/2010 at 18:08:40
8 Posted 28/09/2010 at 18:20:32
9 Posted 28/09/2010 at 18:20:47
10 Posted 28/09/2010 at 18:16:10
1. Atrocity Exhibition: The 'Performance' against the skunks
2. Isolation: The Yak (or Beckford)
3. Passover: What the defence do to our midfield.
4. Colony: Our little band of Blues in SA outnumbered by Sky 4 fans.
5. A Means to an End: Moyes' tactics?
6. Heart and Soul: What we put into this club. If only the players did the same.
7. Twenty Four Hours: Match time elapsed since our 'striker' scored.
8. The Eternal: Our passion for the club.
9. Decades: The wait for a trophy
11 Posted 28/09/2010 at 18:50:05
Its not a song. I'm really asking.
12 Posted 28/09/2010 at 19:46:39
Suppose it's inevitable really..... there are not many other ways to either slag off or defend Moyes / Kenwright / The Team that haven't already been said over the past couple of weeks......
I for one am definitely losing my grip on sanity!
13 Posted 28/09/2010 at 20:03:26
14 Posted 28/09/2010 at 20:30:45
15 Posted 28/09/2010 at 20:32:43
I've lost the will to live
Please please don't say this is a song.
16 Posted 28/09/2010 at 20:54:30
17 Posted 28/09/2010 at 20:54:09
Fun Boy Three.
18 Posted 28/09/2010 at 20:58:49
19 Posted 28/09/2010 at 19:53:43
Country music is Everton music!
I don't mean 'new country' or that cross-over' crap that everyone hates.
I mean the music American country radio stations now refuse to play.
What is now sometimes called 'hard-core country' or 'too country'.
Music from men and women who've experienced REAL pain, not callow, spotty uni-boys covered in peach-fuzz and bum-fluff, merely aping what has gone before.
I want my Everton music from people who understand proper gut-wrenching pain (not 'my grant's been cut by 4%' pain).
People like Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams Sr, Webb Pierce, Merele Haggard.
Want a REAL Everton hurtin' songs?
Try something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmh10QDaOyE&feature=related
Seriously, forget the silly clothes and daft hats, they could have been written with Evertonians in mind.
There's one for the Happy Al's mob
There's even one for a derby win
There's no doubt, if there is one genre of music for us, it's 'too country'.
20 Posted 28/09/2010 at 22:16:44
21 Posted 28/09/2010 at 22:19:24
He was THE Hank Williams...not Hank Williams snr...
22 Posted 28/09/2010 at 22:28:03
I was looking at youtube there's all this 'Hank Williams Jr' and (now) 'Hank Williams lll' stuff,
Just wanted to be very specific about who I was pointing at.
23 Posted 28/09/2010 at 22:59:31
24 Posted 28/09/2010 at 23:15:21
Were you intending to be really clever and subtle? The runaway train ran over the hill and she blue???
25 Posted 28/09/2010 at 23:39:58
1. "Love Goes Down" as start badly and 'sunshine' fans distance
2. "Writing's on the Wall" it's apparent to many where and why we're not doing it on (or off) the pitch
3. "Stay Too Long" 8 years of learning...
4. "She Said" general bitching increasing
5. "Welcome to Hell" fans turning on each other (again)
6. "Hard Times" realisation of our true stock... 5 games worrying 5 or 10 more, well
7. "The Recluse" Mr True Blue
8. "Traded in My Cigarettes" we have little else to mortgage
9. "Prayin'" I'm not even religious, but it's worth a go by this stage
10. "Darkest Place" often said that you have to hit this before things change
11. "Free" a change
12. "I Know a Song." fans returning
13. "What You Gonna Do" ?
26 Posted 29/09/2010 at 09:24:35
27 Posted 29/09/2010 at 09:20:16
28 Posted 29/09/2010 at 10:04:21
How about a song for some of the fans on here:
'Fickle' by Dizzee Rascal
29 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:14:24
Come Saturday at 5 PM it'll be U2's 'Beautiful Day'...
30 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:10:31
"Good Times Bad Times" - our history
"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" - an empty threat
"You Shook Me" - with your great displays in the last half of last season
"Dazed & Confused" - the usual mental state of an Everton fan
"Your Time Is Gonna Come" - I'm a glass half full kinda bloke
"Black Mountainside" - The Yak in once domineering form
"Communication Breakdown" - Bill spins again
"I Can't Quit You Baby" - Once a Blue....
"How Many More Times" - are we going to confound our expectations?
31 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:13:48
"The Road to Nowhere" Talking heads
"Moneys too tight to mention" Simply red
"It must have been love buts its over now" Roxette
"The Great Pretender" Queen
"Heaven knows I'm miserable now" The Smiths
"The show must go on" Queen
"We gotta get out of this place" The Animals
"Living on a Prayer" Bon jovi
"Glory days" Bruce Springsteen
"Under Pressure" Freddie Mercury and David Bowie
"The Never Ending Story" Lamahl
"The Land of Make Believe" Bucks Fizz
"Money dont matter tonight" Prince
"Money for nothin" Dire Straights
"If i ever lose my faith in you" Sting
32 Posted 29/09/2010 at 12:41:35
33 Posted 29/09/2010 at 13:26:42
There is no time
Sick of you
Why do you Talk
All Lou Reed
34 Posted 29/09/2010 at 14:35:44
35 Posted 29/09/2010 at 14:33:33
36 Posted 29/09/2010 at 14:40:29
37 Posted 29/09/2010 at 16:47:10
38 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:07:46
39 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:34:46
40 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:38:01
Tommy Steele 1959.
41 Posted 29/09/2010 at 17:41:16
"No one came" Fireball album. Which is what Goodison will be if Moyes doesn't pull his finger out!
42 Posted 29/09/2010 at 21:03:41
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, we need a fucking win.
43 Posted 29/09/2010 at 21:08:07
(2) "What's the Color of Money?" - Hollywood Beyond
(3) "That Don't Impress Me Much" - Shania Twain
(4) "The First of the Gang to Die" - Morrissey
(5) "Siegfried's Funeral March" - Richard Wagner
44 Posted 29/09/2010 at 21:28:06
45 Posted 29/09/2010 at 23:09:10
Moyes antagonists: "Whatcha gonna' do about it?" (Small Faces)
46 Posted 29/09/2010 at 23:44:31
47 Posted 30/09/2010 at 08:42:17
Yes its a song .Give it a listen.
48 Posted 30/09/2010 at 11:29:43
49 Posted 30/09/2010 at 21:06:06
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