12 Jul 2009

"She came from Planet Claire
I knew she came from there
She drove a Plymouth Satellite
Faster than the speed of light"

Well, Yeovilton was a tad disappointing in some ways due to the low cloud cover and limited what are referred to as 'flat' displays. That is to say that the displays were without any height in them, shame. Even the Red Arrows were limited to only two or three flypasts in different formations. Still it could have been worse I suppose? It may have rained incessantly all day instead of right at the end. I was with a couple of friends and apart from the arsehole I nearly had a fight with when he stood right in front of me when I was shooting a frame only to take loads of shots in a seemingly never ending stream. I think he was a professional photographer but still he shot off when I spoke up. Imagine if you will that you are a short arsed man in his fifties taking snap after snap of an AH-Mk1 Apache having been fully aware of the fact you've just stepped in front of someone as he was about to take his. The you hear a restrained but angry voice akin to the gravelly growl of a pissed off Clint Eastwood coupled with the vocabulary of a Samuel L Jackson character saying after a few minutes "are you going to be long Mother Fucker?" You then turn around to see an angry middle aged ex skinhead with a headache and you depart. Still, all that aside we had a good time despite the weather and the over priced food. I was impressed by the lady sailor who said to some kids "come down to our Navy day and see where the sailors eat, work and sleep" To which my ears attuned to like radar on an aircraft she was a bit attractive to put it mildly. All day I had the feeling that I'd wished I'd joined the Navy instead of the Army. But there you go despite the fact that at 40 I'd be a better soldier/sailor/airman than I was at 19 I find myself wondering what if?... Never mind I'm at least only going to die on CoD 4 rather than in real life. Anyway despite the fact that we got wet at the end and true to my British nature during the only five minutes of sunshine (literally). As soon as the sun made even the slightest hint that it may have poked it's head through the cloud I shed my jacket and sprayed myself and several people around me with Ambre Solaire factor 15. I was determined to use it I'd paid twelve quid for it dammit. It was probably my fault as I'd bought the stuff for the first time in 40 years. It smelt of oranges I discovered after about three quarters of an hour wondering where the smell of oranges was coming from. I did enjoy seeing the Apache close up and fall in love with it. I wonder how long before I get enough pennies together...? No no be good 50" tv first. I'm still umming and aahing about applying for the Naafi job in Afghanistan, but I'd get fired for spending all my time playing in the military equipment like a five year old in his dad's car. Yet again I've to see the Vulcan (XH558) flying as they always call in sick whenever I'm around to see them, do I make them nervous possibly? Hopefully the Bournemouth air show will have them. Sad bastard that I am I already have the vantage point already selected and my route to it too. After all it is only a month away.
You can enjoy some of my better photos which are on facebook here and Bovington Tank Day 2009 here hope you enjoy them. Next year I plan to have a better camera although there was nothing wrong with the Fuji S9600 I did get a bit of camera envy with some of those nice Canon EOS 450d etc. there ooh those were really nice cameras and great lenses. No no be good 50" tv first.
Anyway here's the music firstly I've posted Club Ska '67 which was always a favourite in my vinyl collecting days and then I've posted a large 15 CD eighties compilation. Enjoy


Mike said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/259590472/VA_-_CS67.rar -- Club Ska '67
http://rapidshare.com/files/259591344/VA-IJCGE80_s.part01.rar 80's Compilation

Philip said...

Cheers, your blog and selection of music is alway top draw.

Mike said...

No problem. Keep coming back and I'll keep posting.