A bit late with this post I know – so Rugby Town is now famous for a couple of things. Yes, the game of Rugby was invented here, hence the name ‘Rugby Football’ (I am constantly amazed at the amount of people that are not aware of this fact). Most recently, we gained even more infamy. The Great KFC Chicken Coup.
Never in the history of news and media have I been more amazed at the amount of effort that went into reporting the lack of chicken at KFC outlets across the uk. For two days, the media was full of it. At one point, the BBC reported over 60% of the UK KFC outlets were closed due to no chicken.
DHL had just taken control of the delivery contract and made a complete fudge of delivering. The source of their error – The Rugby Depot! Lorries full of chicken were being turned away from the DHL distribution centre and the freezers inside the depot were full! The local council also admitted that the DHL centre did not have the correct paperwork to store food at that depot.
Poor DHL……….probably bullied the historical supplier into submission with a bid that was artificially low just to get the business and then cocked up in magnificent style.
Another couple of weeks of intense study for me before I head to Liverpool for an exam on 23rd. Head down in the books on a daily basis for the last month and hopefully this week a few more things will click into place. This will be only my second ever time in Liverpool, or more precisely Birkenhead (say that with a scouse accent – it sounds great)
After a brief visit to the hot tub last night I put on some old Top Of The Pops. I watched an hour and a half of clips from 1964 – 1975 and you know what, the first thing I noticed was how skinny everyone was back then – everyone. Some rare old tunes came along too, some rare old tunes like the Righteous Brothers. Did you know, Bill Medley was one of the Righteous Brothers? Remember Dirty Dancing? The Swayze? The last song of that movie was ‘I had the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. There you go – I have educated you this morning.
There were several old time ‘bangers’ in there but I have opted to share just one. I wanted to share an old Rod Stewart track too but couldn’t find it outside of the BBC. Maggie May was awesome in its own right but made particularly special with a guest appearance from the late John Peel of BBC Radio fame faking the mandolin solo. If you have BBC iPlayer – you can find it there on the BBC4 channel.
Anyway, for now – let the children boogie in a hazy cosmic jive.
Have a moan - the beers are on me !!