Archive for the ‘The Ramones’ Category

Cullum Road/Ramada Hotel and Newmarket Rd Bury St Edmunds

In Bury St Edmunds, Compiegne, Kevelaer, MP 3, The Ramones on December 9, 2005 at 7:55 pm

5.30pm 5.4 miles in 42 minutes .

Year to date mileage 1236

Month to date 40 miles

Average miles per month 110

Average weekly rate 25.2

Week to date 33

Weather: Dry cool.

I repeated Tuesday’s run and improved my time again for this course. I was jet propelled listening to the Ramones on my MP3 player.

The photo above will be familiar to locals as the welcome sign as you arrive in Bury from Horringer. You will see Bury is twined with two places Compiegne and Kevelaer. I have never had any involvement my self in twinning and it generally has a bad name I think. I would imagine a lot of people think that it has provided free foreign trips for councilors.

The objectives of twinning are very laudable but I don’t think they ever involve that many people from all parts of the community. Twinning arrangements are supposed to help with the exchange of different cultural ideas and help form friendships. I would imagine this has only worked at a very superficial level for a small band of people.

I may be totally wrong on this but I am not aware if it is has been successful for Bury. Anyway aware or know of a twinning arrangement that has been successful? Have you been involved in a twinning arrangement?

Bury was twined with Compiegne in 1967 which is in the Oise District of France fairly near to Paris. It is the town where the armistice which ended the First World War was signed

In 1981, Bury was twined with Kevelaer which is a German town near to the Dutch borders between the Rivers Maas (Holland) and Rhine.

River Lark & Water Meadow Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

In Bury St Edmunds, Marvel, No Man's Meadow, River Lark, Spiderman, spiders, The Ramones, Water Meadows on October 16, 2005 at 2:21 pm

9.am 5.7 miles in 48min 16 secs.

Year to date mileage 1034

Month to date 83 miles

Average miles per month 109

Average weekly rate 25

Weather: A warm autumn day.

Course: A short run this morning through the Water Meadows, No Mans Meadows and by the River Lark.

Felt a bit sluggish this morning and I ran slowly, so slowly that I managed to run into a spiders web. There seemed to be an abundance of spiders webs hanging from bushes and trees,shining wet with morning dew.

I know many people are scared of spiders but it is said that without them we wouldn’t be able to go outdoors so easily in the summer months as they keep down the number of flies, wasps, mosquitoes and gnats.

All spiders have venom glands but very few are poisonous and most cannot penetrate the skin. In Suffolk there are apparently over 400 types of spiders most of them are very small and hard to identify.

A spider that has excited naturalists in Suffolk is the fairly recent arrival of the wasp spider. Previously confined to the South Coast they are now spreading North and appear to be here to stay. If you spot one it is worth informing the Suffolk Naturalists Society.

Talking of spiders I have enjoyed both the first 2 spiderman films. I was always a reader of the Marvel Comics and still have a stack of these in the loft. The art work from Stan Lee and Steve Ditko was also impressive.Stan Lee was born in New York in 1922 and is now 83 years old.

An ideal music soundtrack to go with Spiderman 3 would be any of the Ramones Albums. I understand Spiderman comes up against the Sandman and it is released in May 2007

My Favourite CD’s – 1st in a Series

In The Ramones on July 20, 2005 at 8:10 pm

This is the stuff I would listen to when out running if I had an MP 3 player!

To my mind one of the greatest punk albums every made. I bought this in early 1977 and at the time it was vastly different to anything else on the music scene. At the time bands would spend months and months making an album. Bands such as Rod Stewart , Pink Floyd Elton John, Queen John Travolta and Disco Fever were the in- thing.

Then came the Ramones… the sound was just so different – like an angry wasp or a drill. These guys weren’t about five minute guitar solos it was fast, minimalistic, had a great sense of humour and the thing was they were even faster when you saw them live.

Music from the Ramones would be the perfect soundtrack to any future Spiderman film to my mind they would fit like a glove.

Track listing
1. Blitzkreig Bop 2. Beat on the Brat. 3.Judy is a Punk 4. I wanna be your boyfriend 5. Chainsaw 6. Now I wanna sniff some glue 7. I don’t wanna go down to the basement 8. Loudmouth 9. havanna affair 10.Listen to my heart 11. 53rd and a 3rd 12. Lets dance 13 I don’t wanna walk around with you 14. Today your love tomorrow the world.

Blitzkreig Bop – a kind of anthem, heard it played before the start of the recent Green day concert at Milton Keynes – 65,000 people many of them singing along to the Ramones. So many bands owe a lot to the Ramones and this is often said by Bono of U2.

A must buy album for all you folks out there who buy modern day punk The Ramones were the first, the Godfathers of Punk! Rest in peace Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee only Tommy survives from the original line up.

http://www.ramones.com/ This is a great site to listen to Ramones radio in streaming MP3 audio.