Hot Foot to Fell Foot

Hot Foot to Fell Foot

It’s the festival that brought you Davros (and his Deep Space Deviants) well before they were a twinkle in Simon Cowell’s scowl. The festival that, for the last two years has taken the best of Wigan music for a two day cavalcade of fun in the lakes and it’s back for 2016.

Jukebox Juror – “There’s been an awakening”

Jukebox Juror – “There’s been an awakening”

The following article first appeared in the January 2016 issue of the Mudhuts Football Express.  

There was a time where I wasn’t “into” music.  That’s not to say I didn’t like music, but with a record collection that mainly consisted of the second two Adam and the Ants LPs, Wham! Fantastic! and a couple of records pilfered from my parents cupboard (The Beatles Red Album and Motown Chartbusters vol 4) bolstered by tapes painstakingly recorded from the top forty rundown on a Sunday tea time I could hardly call myself an aficionado. 

Then came 1986 when someone handed me a tape that changed my (musical) life. 

Romanzo Criminale

Romanzo Criminale

British TV was once the envy of the world. Now it is a mix of reality shows, ageing celebrity comebacks and repeats from yesteryear. That doesn’t leave you, the viewer, with a lot to get excited about does it? In recent years, however, people have turned to subtitled European faire for their fix of fresh,

Zombies ate my peanuts

Zombies ate my peanuts

With all the, erm, banter, no scrub that, hatred going back and forth following Wigan Warriors rearranging their forthcoming fixture against Salford, we thought we’d do our bit for the “one town, two teams” campaign by dragging this article from the Mudhutter archives.  Thanks to Johnny Bogroll for finding it for us.

Aspull Worm Charming

Aspull Worm Charming

I kid thee not, this event first took part last year to the bemusement of the locals and of the traffic heading up & down Bolton Road. It was such a success, unless you are a worm that the village people are after the underground snakes again June 8th this year.    Really what more

Roberto Martinez resigns as Everton Manager

Roberto Martinez resigns as Everton Manager

February 2014   Like his appointment in June 2013, Roberto Martinez’s resignation has been a long protracted event.  Everton’s Web Site this afternoon confirmed his departure on http://www.evertonfc.com, stating Roberto has left with mutual consent, after a meeting this morning with Chairman Bill Kenwright.[PPD_PAYTOREADMORE]   Roberto’s 9 month tenure, in the fans eyes never really

St George’s Day

St George’s Day

  Saint George is perhaps most famous for slaying a dragon.  This is obviously a fictitious story and very little is known about the real St. George. The little we do know is as follows: · Born in Turkey (either Anatolia or Cappadocia) · Lived in 3rd century AD · His parents were Christian ·

Two Idiots Abroad 3

Two Idiots Abroad 3
Only Mad Dogs And English Batsmen…
I’m trying to cut down on my slating of Americans during my blogs as it must look like I hate them. Of course, I don’t at all, but I seem to attract the dregs of American society wherever I go.
 
On a trip to Elephante Island, just off the coast of Mumbai an American decided to voice his disapproval of Indian society to the guide.
 
“I’m not big on India  y’know. What you guys need is democracy”

Two Idiots Abroad 2

Two Idiots Abroad 2

 

Part 2: Gatecrashing England’s hotel

It’s almost too much to take at times. Trying to cross the roads, trying to block out the noise, trying to breath when crushed on a train with crotches being pressed into you from every angle. If there is one thing however that makes it all worthwhile – it’s the food.  The best Indian restaurant back home isn’t a patch on the food you get served over here, the flavours are just incredible in anything you eat.

Two Idiots Abroad

Two Idiots Abroad

The journey of two-West Standers following the England cricket team in India

Four o’clock in the morning, four o’clock in the bloody morning! That’s the sort of sacrifice that us bloggers make for you, our adoring public.  Well, sort of.  For me it’s a case of flicking a switch that publishes this article whilst I’m still (hopefully) fast asleep, for Johnny Bogroll it’s a case of falling out of bed at a reasonable hour, finding a curry cafe place for breakfast and turning up at a cricket match.


Those of you that remember Johnny’s trip to the World Cup in 2010 will know that he’s not the safest of travellers, but a week, in the biggest city in India, nothing could go wrong, could it?

Football or music ?

Football or music ?

                  One of the threads here at thisnorthernsoul was a debate about Football or Music,  http://www.thisnorthernsoul.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8998.0  so this reminded me of a time from an era of my youth, this year is 40 Years since the Bickershaw Pop Festival in 1972 Now even though it was “my era”

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