Watcha Brummies and other Friends scattered around the world,
I'm in colour for this festive blog.
It's hard to believe that another year has flown by so quickly and I find myself hurried into writing this small Christmas offering and want to start by wishing you all a Happy Christmas and thanks for 'tuning in' during the year. Have a nice warm and over-fed Christmas, look after each other and remind yourselves of better times and better times to come!
I know I'm going to have a better time because I'm Guitar shopping again.
I've challenged myself to find a great buy from a variety of sources. "Lucy open the Sherry I'm feeling happy".
I know there will be lots of live music going on in Brum over the festivities, so get out there and support it.
THE OLD BULLRING
I was 2 years old when this pìcture was taken but it's face never changed up until the rebuilding of the Bull Ring. A few years later as a mere 'nipper', I was given One Pound to buy my Christmas presents and myself and my sisters would get the bus into Town and go to Woolworths and the old Victorian Market Hall, from where this photo appears to have been taken, to buy our gifts. It's such a massive difference from today and I really dislike what they did with the church surrounds. I just loved the atmosphere of the old Bull Ring. Here's a photo to give you a reminder of what we had in 'nicer times'
BLACK SABBATH PICK UP AWARD
OZZY FUELS CONTROVERSY!!!!!!
Black Sabbath were given a plethora of awards at the recent Classic Rock, Roll of Honour awards ceremony including one for being alive!!. 'Fresh faced' Ozzy once again appeared to be causing controversy at the ceremony when, it was rumoured, he had suggested he had been 'singled out for embarrassment' by the organisers, saying that he should have been given a "left-handed award like the others"..:
|"Look at this B*****d". Ozzy with offending Right Handed Award|
Ozzy!! Happy Christmas Black Sabbath.
Bill, it appears has been 'Hospitalised'......."Get better soon Bill" and Have a Happy Christmas!
A 'DOUBLE' FOR TONY IOMMI
Just like we did in the old days during the festive season, the left hander had himself booked for a 'double gig' and jumped into his Ford Transit, racing off from the Classic Rock ceremony to receive yet another award, this time an honorary doctorate from Coventry University. Tony's links with Coventry go way back to when he passed through the city one day in 1967, so it's easy to see why they selected him to receive this prestigious title. Well done Tony
|"How does that Riff go again Doctor Big Man?, dum dee dum"|
As can be seen from the picture,he also appears to have been given an early Christmas gift from the university of a Luxury Colour by Numbers Colouring Book and A Boxed set of crayons so he'll have something to do whilst flying over to America for the Sabs tour. Happy Christmas Tony..
OGGIES CARD 2013
Last year I bent over backwards to please my group of feminist 'pals' and in place of the traditional Oggies Card, which had mainly comprised of groups of naked women wearing scanty Christmas outfits or other naked girls with some beer. I showed a picture of Bilston......it just didn't work!
I don't want to give in to pressure so I've come at from a different angle. There are definitely NO sexy Christmas outfits to exploit. How about the Australian Lady Caravan Owners Christmas Prize Giving, that should be fine and dandy, funny? I can't see any Christmas Baubles anywhere!!
so Happy Christmas Oggie!!!
GETTING AN INSTRUMENT AT CHRISTMAS?
If you are planning to start playing a musical instrument this Christmas then the following maybe of some help to you when considering just how much you should need to practice......naturally this chart does not apply to those wishing to playlike 'The Edge' from U2 or those thinking of playing the Bass.
So there you go, short and sweet, that's it for another Christmas.