Glasto is almost upon us… Thursday plan

It’s nearly here so I may as well start planning my time there.  Not that Glastonbury plans are ever stuck to but you need some kind of battle plan before venturing onto the fields of Worthy Farm.

Maximo Park are kicking off the festival by staging a 2,000 capacity limit gig in the Queens Head.  Not sure I can be bothered with cramming in that tent so hopefully the promised screens will be up and a beer can help me take in their set.  Following them, again in the Queen’s Head is We Have Band.

A couple of hours for a wander about the site, taking in the weird and wonderful means you can take in the Groove Diggerz in at the fantastical berlesque Pussy Parlure speigeltent.  A quick skip across the way and you’re all set for a long haul at the Dance Lounge.  The cheese/well you’ve just got to see it to believe it/will Brian get run over by his own car on stage factor means you cannot miss East 17Raffertie‘s old skool rave meets dubstep, followed by Beardyman‘s supreme beatboxing, followed by the Unabombers and before you know it it’s 00:30.   Which means surely it’s got to be time for the obligatory trip up the stone circle to oversee the City of Glastonbury before heading back to the Dance Lounge and finishing off with Altern-8.  There’s something you simply cannot overlook. It’d be rude.  Top One Nice One Get Sorted. Now, where did I put that face mask and hoody.  🙂

MAME WR No. 1 – ’88 Games

So I should really put my money where my mouth is and crack on with the MAME World Record attempts I mentioned in my earlier post

First up is ’88 Games by KonamiIt’s Konami’s third game in their button smashing series following Track and Field and Hyper Sports before it.  A quick check of Twin Galaxies show that they have a record for each of the individual events.  Now this might prove to be a problem as you can only move onto the next event once you’ve qualified for the preceding event.   The events are as follows with the Twin Galaxies record against each;

  • 100m Dash : 09.470 secs
  • Long Jump : 10.31 meters
  • 400m Relay (Qualifying Heat): 33.060 secs
  • Skeet Shooting : 20,000
  • 110m Hurdles : 11.440 secs
  • Archery : 5,150
  • Javelin : 108.48 meters
  • High Jump : 2.32 meters
  • 400m Relay – The Final Race : 33.060 secs

So lets see how I get on…

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New De La Soul Album and a blinding Wale track

At last, a new De La Soul longplayer is on the horizon according to a recent interview at   It’s been nearly 5 years since The Grind Date and ‘You’re Welcome’ and is slated to be released in early 2010.  At this rate they’re rivalling the Beasties at time between albums.

Also popped up today on his Twitter is a new (old but reworked)  Wale track.  “Hot Shyt,” featuring Black Thought (of The Roots), Peedi Crakk, Young Chris, and Tuphace is as the kids say “a banger”. When I were a lad it were a crappy firework.

If you liked that download Wale’s free mixtape, The Mixtape About Nothing, from last year. You won’t be sorry for long…

American fined for smoking bong containing cat

According to a recent Guardian article a US man has been fined for smoking a bong containing a cat.  Yeah you read that correctly.  It’s not April 1st either.  Apparently he did it to calm the cat down and according to the man “Lots of people do this, I’m just the first to get caught'”.  The cat was taken in two months ago from friends who had abused it.  Oh the irony.

The cat has yet to comment.  At the time of going to press it was out at KFC in preparation for a Star Wars and Lord of the Rings back to back marathon…