April 1, 2009 @ 10:42 pm
A warmish day and it felt, at last, like the start of Spring.
So I get home, throw open the windows, switch on the television and settle down to watch the International Football World Cup Qualifier, England versus Ukraine, whilst checking out the latest news from the G20 meeting in London on the web.
Football coverage on ITV is generally awful, it’s something everyone seems to be united in agreeing that the BBC does infinitely better. The commentator for this match, Clive Tyldesley, must rate as the one of the most annoying men on television, sometimes he just needs to shut up and simply let the football do the talking for him, he either has an unnatural fear of dead air, or someone has cruelly and unfairly told him that he’s actually interesting, he’s certainly no expert. Gabber, witter, gabber, witter, spew complete nonsense…..Most of the ITV pundits also spout total rubbish, when given the opportunity, the worst culprit being the dire, dull, Andy Townsend, this man alone makes me thankful for the commercial breaks, which always come as a welcome respite to the continual, often ill considered, drivel this man utters. All of this is just purely my opinion of course…and I accept that I might be wrong…not that you should ever consider searching Google to see if I’m alone with my thoughts….
Anyway, traffic, birdsong, and television….windows open…my recorder on the window sill…summer is hopefully on its way…and Tyldesley and Townsend witter on...and on...and on...and on...
enjoyed this tremendously, intersecting interspersing looming retreating, beautiful ’sharawadji’ sounds, and i was taken by the image of the green screen with little blue and white figures offcenter in the black rectangle ‘frame’. such a treat! thank you.