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Sunday, July 06, 2003
This story about the parachutist who died after his parachute was tampered with (according to the Police) is like a something out of CSI (the American tv series about Crime Scene Investigators). What a truly awful way to die.posted by Mark | 6.7.03
Devastating for David Millar that he shipped his chain at a crucial moment in the Prologue of the Tour de France and so lost the stage win by only 8 hundreths of a second and the chance to put himself in the yellow jersey. Looking on the bright side though, his ride on Saturday demonstrates that he is in good form and it also means that he won't have to work hard over the first few days to keep the yellow jersey. In fact, he appeared to be remarkably relaxed when interviewed after today's (Sunday) stage on television. He was sat so far at the back of the peloton that he avoided the horrendous crash that happened 500m from the finish. Awful viewing, that crash and it appeared to be carnage. According to www.letour.fr 35 riders hit the ground although Jimmy Caspar was the only one so badly hurt he won't start tomorrow. Petacchi, the Italian sprinter who made such an impression at this year's Giro, won the stage, relatively easily. Robbie McEwan (who took second) will not be happy.posted by Mark | 6.7.03
Friday, July 04, 2003 4.7.03
One of the things I have never got to grips with is dance music although I do like it. Now I find I have a way to work out what is going on. Radio 1 programmes are now available online and last Friday's Essential Selection with Pete Tong (outside Cafe Mambo in Ibiza) has been great listening all week. Had to download Realplayer to make it work (Media Player doesn't do it for me) but no complaints. And the track listing that goes with the show allows you to make sense of what is going on. Apparently "Satisfaction" by Benny Benassi is the dance tune of the summer - or so Jo Whiley said in The Observer magazine a few weeks ago (scroll down to M for Music). Pete Tong plays it first, although knowing little of what other "tunes" are out there, I will reserve judgement. Now need to work out how to get this stuff onto a portable music player.posted by Mark | 4.7.03
Thursday, July 03, 2003
One of the best things about reading blogs is the sheer variety of what you come across. The life of a porn PR - Pornblography - is kinda fascinating (and not just for the obvious reasons). Actually very well written and thought -provoking. The most recent post is about how they find sets for porn films.
Further to that post on Barbara Cassani (which appears below) I see in yesterday's FT (the paper that is because I can't find it online) that she is reported as working unpaid until August and has taken a salary of £150,000. She is also about to start advertising for her team.
I am not a great fan of Barbara Cassani's appointment as head (although she appears to be described in press releases as "Chair") of the London Olympic Bid for 2012.