Joy Orbison

I first heard of Joy Orbison, known to his mum as Peter O’Grady, way back in July via Henry Barne’s New Music On Wednesday column on the Guardian website. Gilles Peterson then started playing it on his Worldwide show and now Zane Lowe is playing it to the wider masses too so chances are you’ve already heard this excellent slice of dance / dubstep / drum n bass / 2-step / or whatever it’s called today.  If not then get clicking and turn it up.

XLR8R have a link to a recent mix he’s done too. Clicky for the goods…

Whale I Never!

Crazy news day. A bottlenose whale has managed to swim up the River Clyde in Glasgow, just over a mile from the city centre.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) vet Cameron McPherson said he was worried the animal was unwell.
Mr McPherson said: “The glimpses of it I’ve had myself have been very fleeting, but the concern I do have is that it appears to have some muscle wastage across its back muscles, which would indicate it is in a negative energy balance and that it hasn’t been eating well for quite some time, which again doesn’t bode well.”

They better get a move on and come to it’s aid sharpish. Leave it any later and it’ll end up battered and deep fried. The Sassanachs seem to do it to everything else…

R.I.P. Roc Raida

New just in…

Sad to hear that Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners has passed away.   A family statement reads;

Anthony Williams p/k to the world as The Legendary Grandmaster Roc Raida has passed away unexpectedly today September 19 2009. He is survived by his wife, three lovely daughters, mother and friends. Raida was recently in an mixed martial arts accident, something that he has been practicing for several years. Although he had under gone two surgeries with great success,  was released to an inpatient physical therapy facility and was in great spirits the past few days. This morning he started to have complications and passed. The family asks for privacy at this time.”


The Weekend Has Landed

Well. It’s Friday. Thank god. The first week back at work is always an absolute ball ache even more so when the majority of it is spent in a server room pissing about with firewalls in close to sub zero temperatures. I swear at one point a penguin pulled my cabling out.

What to do now the weekend is finally here? Xbox? MAME record attempts? Piano practice? Veg in front of the TV. The latter will most certainly be on the agenda on Sunday as it’s the Manchester derby.

City are looking good so far this season but Adebayor, their star player of the season so far, is suspended so I’m predicting a 2-1 victory for United. However, I expect City to score first as United never make it easy for themselves. Who do I have down to open the scoring for City? Oh, Tevez of course.

MAME WR No. 3 – 10-Yard Fight

After the not so good 005, we move on to a classic (at least on the NES), 10-Yard Fight.  Developed by IREM in 1983 10-Yard Fight was allegedly the first slightly realistic American football video game ever released.  You start the game as the offense and the goal (no pun intended) is to score a touchdown in the time allotted to go from high school and college ball all the way to the Pros and the Super Bowl.

The Arcade World Record is 295,100 and is held by Mike Macy.
The MAME World Record is 258,250 and is held by Kirby Laurence.

These are darn high considering the machine’s high score is 36,500.

So we begin…

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