May 13th, 2002

emu

Gironingen

Yesterday I went to Groningen to see the start of the Giro D'Italia, the cycling tour of Italy. This year it started in the Netherlands. It was a great day; there was four of us, all cycling fans, probably even addicts come to think of it. In the morning we walked around town, at the Vismarkt all the teams had their coaches/vans, the mechanics preparing the cycles for the cyclists. We already had seen Cipollini doing a test ride of the local circuit. We saw Sorensen and some other lesser gods there. During the warming up several of the riders came past the point we had chosen to see the start. The prologue, a 6.5km time trial took all afternoon. It was brilliant to see them all go by one after each other. Unfortunately, nobody seemed to have the starting order, so we had to gamble who was due to come past. After seeing the first one from each team, we set of for a walk past the route. We stopped a few times on different points, ended at 800m from the finish line, where we saw the last 50-ish go past, including all favourites. It was such a great day. Brilliant atmosphere, no trouble at all, good sports. Beats football any day!
  • Current Music
    Herbert Grönemeyer - Chaos
emu

Only you

I quite like Portishead. I like them more every time I listen to them. They manage to create such a great atmosphere. And now I start reading the lyrics, they grow in my estimation. What about this song:

ONLY YOU

We suffer everyday,
What is it for,
These crimes of illusion
Are fooling us all,
And now I am weary,
And I feel like I do.

It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

The size of our fight,
It's just a dream,
We've crushed everything,
I can see, in this morning selfishly,
How we've failed,
And I feel like I do.

It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

Now that we've chosen to take all we can,
This shade of autumn, a stale bitter end,
Years of frustration lay down side by side.

And It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.
  • Current Music
    Portishead - Only you
emu

Neil Young sings for me...

I'm a dreamin' man, yes, that's my problem
I can't tell when I'm not being real.
In the meadow dusk I park my Aerostar
With a loaded gun and sweet dreams of you.

I'll always be a dreamin' man
I don't have to understand
I know it's alright.

I see your curves and I feel your vibrations
You dressed in black and white, you lost in the mall
I watch you disappear past Club Med Vacations
Another sleepless night, a sun that won't fall.

I'll always be a dreamin' man
I don't have to understand
I know it's alright.

Now the night is gone, a new day is dawning
And our homeless dreams go back to the street
Another time or place, another civilization
Would really make this life feel so complete.

I'll always be a dreamin' man
I don't have to understand
I know it's alright.

Dreamin' man
He's got a problem
Dreamin' man
Dreamin' man
He's got a problem
Dreamin' man.