Oh what a night or twain – I’m suffering for it now a touch, but after Fridays sojourn to a strange reggae meets trip hop night in Oxford (where they gleefully played Chaka Demus + Pliers as well as Red Dragon feat. Brian and Tony Gold, yet decided to baulk at my request for Sweat by The Inner Circle), and Thursdays trip to London to see goFASTER>> – it’s certainly been a cracking couple of days.
For not only did we meet up with some seriously ace management types and all but put pen to paper on a really exciting new release that’s liable to get summery hearts singing across the Alcopop nation, but it seems that a whole lot of the label family have fingers firmly placed in the footballing pie (at the same time as having all their other appendages firmly stuck into music of course).
For in deep, drunken discussion with all and sundry about the very serious issue of the BSM 5-a-side tournament (which will be taking place late July), we discovered that not only did Chris goFASTER>> go to the same school as Jamie Carragher, but Ian GF knew ex-Liverpool keeper Mike Hooper (now a bouncer in Liverpool incidentally) and our new pal Nick has played 5-a-side with Peter Beardsley!
So look out fellow teams – Get Cape may have won the first BSM footy shindig – but Alcopop are piling on the pressure for the next one, with a team that now represents more a team of all time Premiership heroes than Alcopop records. Ah well, I’m all about the glory – and there’s just a slight suspicion that our Peter, Mike and even Jamie might have more important things to do than turn up at the Linford Christie Sports Centre to ply their trade amongst hungover bands and fat magazine freelancers (we’re saying nothing Rocksound – NB we beat them 5-2 last year J) come the summer months.
In case they don’t though – here’s the proposed Alcopop side for this year….
GK – Mike Hooper
DF – Jamie Carragher
MF – Ian from goFASTER>>
ST – Peter Beardsley
Have a great weekend!
Seems everyone is considering Beardo coming out of retirement!