More Magazine mania this week!
Bon Scott. Might not be what you would call “classically” good looking…but geez I think you’d have yourself a good time in his presence! Certainly a night you wouldn’t forget in a hurry! Always just…with that glint in his eye, you know? Those Cancerians….ya gotta watch them! Lol
He’d have been 73 today (today already being July 9th in Australia – Bon’s adopted home). Happy birthday, Bon! You are missed. AC/DC was never the same without you.
I did the draw a day early. I was worried that I wouldn’t get to have the time to do the draw tomorrow, so while I was lazing about today, resting up from yesterday, I recorded the draw on FB Live earlier this afternoon. The name drawn was Julz Finley, so the print will be winging its way to her in the next few days. Congratulations to Julz. And thank you so much to all the donors. You guys are ace! We raised just short of £300! From the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU! 💖💖💖
It was such a great day today. The weather conditions were perfect. Temps in the high teens, cloudy with a light breeze. Unlike last year when I was a disorganised idiot and turned up 5 minutes before race time, I got there in plenty of time this time.
There didn’t seem to be as many people taking part this year as last year but hopefully we raised just as much. Hopefully more! I certainly raised far more this year. Current total is at £282 (the Just Giving page can take donations until July 20th!), which is beyond my £250 target, and over FOUR TIMES as much as my tally for last year (a meagre £68!).
I did my 10km in 1 hour 39 mins – not exactly Steph Twell (10km in 31 min 8 sec!!! FUCK OFF PT1!) or Eilish McColgan (10km in 31 mins 16 sec! FUCK OFF PT2!) but I at least did the course! And did the full 10km, and not just piked out at 5km.
I had my usual Simple Minds mix on Spotify as my race companion. The mix started with Oh Jungleland – which was kinda a little bit…Grrrr! Seeing as I had initially signed up doing this year’s Race For Life in Glasgow but by April I knew that wasn’t going to be and gave Race For Life a call to see if I could switch it to Luton. Fingers crossed next year’s can happen in Glasgow.
At about the 2.5km point Lostboy’s The Wait Pt1 and 2 played and I really picked up the pace (the course narrows and is a bit of a bottleneck between the 1km-3km mark, and it makes it difficult to pass people and get a pace on – esp. as we all set off and there are so many more 5km participants at the start) and started to pass quite a few people.
A couple of versions of Four Letter Word (the Planet Funk track that came out earlier in the year – Jim on vocals) played, live versions of She’s A River and Don’t You, Promised You A Miracle, the acoustic version of New Gold Dream and then THIS…I LOOOOOOVE this live version of Glittering Prize. I think it might be my favourite live version. I just find it the most uplifting, most positive…life-affirming version. It’s just glorious. And you can just hear how completely “in it” Jim is that night.
So after it played once, I hit the rewind button so it played again. And when it was done, I played it AGAIN…and then AGAIN. Four times over. It took me from the 6km mark to the 9km mark.
So, we’re all done for another year. And I am happy with my effort and absolutely OVER THE MOON with all you guys for helping me raise such a fab amount of money. THANK YOU! You guys rock!
Stay tuned because, honestly, a promise is a promise and I have NO INTENTION on reneging on that promise. On Tuesday, all you £10+ donors are having your names put into a draw for the Somebody Up There Likes You print. The winner will be drawn on FB Live and announced over my social media.
Once again, thank you all for the donations. Let’s do it again (hopefully in Glasgow!) next year 😘😘😘😘
The stories Alice has of his drinking days. How he ever survived, I don’t know. The man must have had (still has, though he obviously stopped drinking LONG ago) a cast iron liver.
I’ve got to say, I am looking forward to October and the gig at the O2 in London.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if he – and Charlie too…perhaps on a different building…had a mural in honour.
If it’s good enough for Alex Harvey, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Billy Connolly…