Friday, 18 June 2010

Z embraces the vuvuzela

Yes, really.  I've come to get the fact that those who are moaning are, let's face it, grumpy old darlings and so I've gone the other way.  I don't mind in the least being old and I love being part of the grey community (though I'm only a little bit grey, and only on my head at that) but I'm not going to be grumpy or complain about the "youth of today" or anything like that.  So, I've listened to vuvuzelas until they embody the spirit of jollity.  Wonderfully, with my change in attitude, they don't even give me a headache any longer.  So I've switched on tonight's match.  I wish they had had the Algerian team introduce themselves as the English did though - I am completely non-partisan in these matters and appreciative of Good Play.

A terrific music lesson this morning.  I had to leave a bit early in fact, as I had a meeting with the Head, but the first part of the lesson was playing djembe drums and the class ended up playing two different tricky rhythms (one in 3/4 and one in 4/4) simultaneously, really well.  And then they added the agogo bells and it sounded wonderful.  They really concentrated - at this stage, three bars in one rhythm and the fourth in another - and no one made any mistakes or played up and I, not playing at this time (sometimes I do join in but it seemed mean to take away a drum!), applauded enthusiastically at the end.

Anyway, darlings, I'd hate to take you away from the football, so I'll let you go.  Have a lovely evening, and please do something entirely frivolous.

18 comments:

Dave said...

You haven't taken me away from the football. But then, you could probably guess that.

63mago said...

Tröööt! I did not even realize that Algeria is playing football.

Z said...

Oh Dave, are you watching Inspector George Gently, instead?

Albert Camus was a footballer wasn't he? - I think he was a goalkeeper - so I did know that much.

Z said...

I mean, that it's played in Algeria, not that I think that Camus is in the team, hem hem.

Blue Witch said...

Avoiding it drove me to watching one of those dire 'home in the sun' type property programmes... I was writing a report at the same time though.

Gledwood said...

EVERYBODY is watching England v Algeria... someone is trying to blast on a vuvu down my local pub. Very inexpertly, I have to say...

You're lucky not to have one in your house... or did I speak too soon...

ps I cannot believe we drew against the USA. I did notice the commentators weren't too upbeat about our chances. They're right not to have too much faith in the English team... I certainly don't. And I don't get, with hardly the tawdriest selection of players, why we have to be so crap... Honestly I think Armageddon will come before we ever win the World Cup again

savannah said...

we've taken to watching on the older tv that i can mute and close captioning kicks in! but then again, i am reveling in being a greying old lady this week, sugar!;~) i might feel differently next week! xoxoxoxox

luckyzmom said...

Say what?

Dave said...

I was playing Scrabble with Dandy, via the internet.

So who the football then?

Dave said...

Who won it, I think I meant to say.

Roses said...

I watched murder and mayhem instead. Not a footie fan. If I was going to be forced to watch a game that included men and balls, it would have to be rugby and include alcohol in the bribery.

Christopher said...

I watched it with a French commentary that was so pro-Algerian (not surprising given the huge north African presence in France) that this alone probably accounts for the English failure to shine.

Camus played for Algeria? Don't think so. But Vilem Tausky (60s/70s popular orchestral concert conductor) apparently played in goal for Czecho, while Julio Iglesias played for Real Madrid. They'll have you playing for Yagnub Detinu yet on the strength of your clarinet playing.

63mago said...

I read in the wikipedia article that he played for Racing Universitaire d’Alger in the goal.

63mago said...

Ah, and after a quick glance on the results I think we will see the final USA vs North Korea while Swiss and Greece will battle for the third? The European favourits seem to take some lessons.

Scarlet Blue said...

I'm pleased I watched Marple and Lewis. I don't think I missed much.
Sx

Dave said...

Marple and Lewis? Sounds like an up-market department store.

Z said...

Chris, darling, I said that he played in Algeria, not for the country. I should have made it clearer, but I knew what I meant. I think that ill health made him give it up, a memory from 38 years ago says TB but Mago will correct me if I'm wrong.

I'd love for some real underdogs to win through to, and win, the final stages. At least it should give rise to some interesting games.

No score, Dave, though I expect you've heard that by now. England didn't shine, they were too afraid to risk giving away goals. Algeria did better.

I've found a free vuvu app (I know, LZM, it sounds awfully rude, doesn't it?) for my iPhone. I'm contemplating downloading it.

63mago said...

You can download ringtones with that ... well, ring. A bit like "crazy frog" on steroids ...