Monthly Archives: September 2002

Another one bites the dust

JM’s fairwell party was held on Friday at Tom’s Bar in Downtown NYC. Good luck back in Manila dude! I’m sure our paths will cross again!

Here’s a direct link to all the photo’s from the party, courtesy of

Oh, and here’s a bad Pinoy Joke to send you on your way!

A Pinoy dies and goes to hell. There he finds that there is a different hell for each country. He goes first to the German hell and asks, “What do they do here?”
He is told, “First they put you in an electric chair for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the German devil comes in and whips you for the rest of the day.” The man does not like the sound of that at all, so he moves on.

He checks out the USA hell as well as the Russian hell and many more. He discovers that they are all more or less the same as the German hell. Then he comes to the Filipino hell and finds that there is a very long line of people waiting to get in. Amazed he asks, “What do they do here?”

He is told “First they put you in an electric chair for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the Fi! lipino devil comes in and whips you for the rest of the day.”

“But that is exactly the same as all the other hells- why are there so many people waiting to get in?”

“Because there is always a brownout, so the electric chair does not work. Somebody stole all the nails to sell it “por kilo”. And the devil used to be a public official, so he comes in, punches his time-card, shakes hands with all the people waiting there and then goes back home…”

Enckleman Video

OK, another Blue Nose was kind enough to send me an MPEG of the craziest own goal I’ve seen. And it gets extra points since it comes from the Villa when they’re playing Birmingham! As mentioned in the previous article, Blues were playing the Vile for the first time in 16 years. It’s second half, the atmosphere is tense, with Blues leading 1-0.

The fun begins with a simple enough throw in from Olof Mellberg – he’d previously been taunting the Blues in the papers for saying he couldn’t name any Birmingham players.
The throw-in is simple enough back to goal.

No pressure, it’s now just Enckleman, the ball, and the goal.

The ball scrapes the bottom of Enckleman’s foot – uh-uh – only one way the ball can go now!

Will he get there in time?

I don’t think so!!

What a mistake!!

Treat yourself to this magnificant piece of goalkeeping by downloading The Complete Video. You might want to Right Click and do a “Save As” to save it on your computer somewhere, since it’s a 4MB download (also, the video may get stuck after a few seconds if you don’t download it locally first). Worth every byte though!

Keep right on!!!


Karma. Life is all about karma. What goes around comes around. After a pretty naff day in the office with every computer I touch seeming to want to have a disk failure, there was only one way my evening could go!

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock (or living in the US), *THE* forgotten fixture between The Blues and The Vile took place at St Andrews tonight. We’ve waited 16 years for this fixture, and it lived up to all the expectations.

A great goal by Clinton Morrison started things on the right note. But it was the 2nd half c*ck-up by Vile goalie Peter Enckelman which will be remembered as the most bizzare own goal I have ever seen. A gentle throw in back to goal, no pressure, no one coming up to him, and the keeper makes light contact and it rolls into the back of his own net. I’ll have to get an MPEG of this ‘cos it’s just too funny!

Geoff Horsfield topped off the night to seal a 3-0 win to the Blues. Fantastic! Worth waiting 16 years for!!!

Here’s the reviews:

Blues Humiliate Villa (BBC Sport)

Freak Goal Stuns Taylor (BBC Sport)

Blues bury Villa in derby drubbing (icBirmingham)

Match review – Bill Murray (Real Audio, BBC News)

Birmingham The Pride Of The Second City (Sky Sports)

Steve Bruce Interview 56k Broadband (Windows Media, Sky Sports)

Photo Gallery (BBC Sport)## Feed the horse!
## Feed the horse!
## Feed the horse and he will score!
## Feed the horse and he will score!!!

Oh yeah, and to top it all off, we’re now above the Manc Scum in the Table!!! Life is good. And here are some Aston Villa Jokes for the icing on the cake.


Grrr – I hate Manchester!

Talk about plain stupid. Martketing Manchester decides to do a poll and ask people (in Manchester?) about which English City is second after London. For gawd’s sake – how many times does this have to get brought up?!

Birmingham is over twice the effin’ size of it’s nearest rival with a poluation over 6 and half million in the region.

Here’s the story:

BBC News

IC Birmingham Story 1

IC Birmingham Story 2


Oh yeah – this years Ryder Cup is being held in the City too – so watch out for us beating the Yanks there in a couple of weeks. 🙂


Finally, Monday saw the UK release of my fave track of the Summer – Janerio by Solid Sessions. Natalie Smith provides the vocals to a great summer anthem!

Here’s the blurb from Positiva:

It’s a bit of a busy summer for Positiva, as you may have noticed, and we have yet another dance anthem about to be unleashed on the UK! Solid Sessions release “Janeiro” on September 2nd on 2 12″s and CD. Formats include the new vocal version, remixes from Armin Van Buuren, James Holden, Chiller Twist, and Marc Et Claude With Paul Hutsch, alongside the classic original!

As usual, the music speaks for itself, so why not listen to the Pronti & Kalmani Remix in it’s entirety here (Real Audio Format) or watch the video here.Still want more info?

Pronti And Kalmani Official Website – the guys behind this hit, plus photos from the video shoot!

Solid Sessions Feature – Total Dance Radio.

September Dance Chart – 2002

OK – some great tracks (as always) for the September chart. Clear Blue Water is a great piece of uplifing vocal trance – nice haunting lyrics – her voice is similar that of Maria Nayler, Maria Rubia and Skye. Good in both the original and Ferry Corsten mixes! (Watch out for the follow-up “Sky Falls Down”). Beautiful Child by Madelyne and Do You Know by Silverblue are equally as strong in their own rights!

There’s also a Lange Mix and an Airscape Mix in this month’s chart – Lange comes up with the goods as always with his mix of Ian Van Dahl’s “Reason” and gives it a new lease of life. The Airscape Mix of “Do You Know” by Silverblue won’t leave you disappointed. I’ll be adding some Lange and Airscape discographies soon!

For the housey fans check out Loving The Alien, Beautiful, and the new albums by Amber and Mary J Blige.

Thanks for eveyone that e-mails me – keep the comments and recommendations coming 🙂 See ya next month!