A Good Week!

The past week has been a generally good week, let’s start with the opening night of Alternation which went much better than expected! We had well over 100 people through the door which was incredible, and I couldn’t helping smiling all night as it surpassed all my expectations, 50 people was my target for the first night. We had some valuable feedback as well, most people seemed to enjoy the mix of music throughout the night, and one of the best comments was “I wish you wouldn’t play so much good music so we can get to the bar” – which gave myself, Stephen and Steve a great feeling. We didn’t make any money on the night, but we thoroughly enjoyed the night and hopefully made a good impression on the people that came to the night, so they come back next week and pay their £1 entry. But all this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of The Voodoo Lounge for letting us have the room, Matt (Wishlist) and the guys/girl of Redemption Unnamed for spamming Myspace promoting the night, also thanks to everyone that helped spread the word!

The English cricket team managed to pull off the impossible and beat Australia for the first time in their tour of Australia by 92 runs. And would you believe it I decided not to bother watching it after all the other diabolical performances on the tour. Ed Joyce was hero of the day; riding his luck being dropped twice on his way to knocking up 107 runs off 142 balls. Ian Bell had another good day at the crease hitting a half century off 60 balls; Loye, Strauss and Dalrymple also made useful contributions to England’s total of 292 runs for 7 wickets. Liam Plunkett and Sajid Mahmood were star bowlers of the day taking two wickets in the first eight balls to leave Australia 4 runs for 2 wickets, and helped reduce Australia 200 – 9 with Andrew Symonds leaving the field injured after playing a rash shot, which was a nice break for England! And what was even more of a bonus, England claimed a bonus point by dismissing Australia in under 40 overs. Australia did England a big favour by beating New Zealand to leave England and New Zealand on nine points each, so it’s very simple for England, they need to beat the Black Caps to meet Australia in the final of the tournament!

Plymouth Argyle also came away with a valuable point at Molineux in their 2 – 2 draw with Wolves. Although Argyle should feel that it’s two points lost rather than one point gained as they were twice in the lead at Molineux, and Luke Summerfield was denied by the woodwork! Scott Sinclair made another wonder run to put his shot through the legs of Matt Murray to give the Pilgrims the lead on the 27th minute. Stephen Ward levelled things six minutes later getting the simplest of tap ins from Andy Keogh’s cross, but Plymouth struck back three minutes later when Krisztian Timar managed to scramble home his first goal for Argyle. Seyi Olofinjana levelled things again for the home team with a headed shot from Michael McIndoe’s perfectly timed chip. So Argyle will be the happier of the two teams being the visiting team, but must feel that if Summerfield’s shot crept inside the post they would have had all three points. But we are moving forward so it’s a good result, we are now nine points off a play-off place in 11th, that’s how close this league is, so anything can happen, a play-off place would be nice, but anything better than last season’s 13th will do!

The only downside to my week has been last night at Voodoo Lounge, I was stuck babysitting some hard house DJ’s and was bored out of my mind. I don’t like the music for a start, then the DJ’s pushed the system too hard, so I had not option but to start compressing the signal more and more. I even had to resort to turning the mid amps (5200w) down as they had pushed the mid frequencies so high that the drums were clipping the mid amps! And because the the volume on the was DJ mixer was pushed so hard that all the high frequencies were being suppressed every time the louder drums kicked in! I have decided not to do these nights any more, £35 isn’t worth the emotional and physical stress that these nights put on me, and I didn’t get home until 4am leaving me exhausted!

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