Lockdown 26

…the last of the completed +oneware that I haven’t shown you yet….

…was kinda saving this one in the vain hope that I’d be able to reveal it to the friend I made it for before sticking on the blog….

…mate Steve is an incurable cricket fan….part of that group of ratbags commonly referred to as The Beige Brigade…and perpetrator of one of the finest crowd catches I’ve had the pleasure to watch on the TV news and now can’t find on the bloody intraweb….

…(hey, Seedy!…send me the link)….

…halfway thru the last cricket world cup (that young Steve spent all his savings and accrued leave on)…(only to come away with memories of New Zealand’s fourth placing)….I started to make this….

…kind of a talisman to point at members of the opposing team in the vain hope that they’ll screw up….

…thinking that it would be a nice house warming gift for him when he got home “with” the trophy….

….note that the beige line work that is next to the darker tan line work is not showing up in these photo’s…shoulda picked a darker beige….(what?)……(also note tricky “round-the-edge” signature….half eaten fruity snack for scale)…

…if only I’d thought of making it before Steve left…the cup could have been ours!….

…Too Tone records has been inundated with unprecedented quantities of supporters of the Afghani Cricket Squad….IMG_4057

 

….or is it the ZZ Top Album Recreation League’s biennial rendition of the “El Loco” lp cover?…

…any way…nice lads, even if one of them does have┬ásomething attached to his thigh with┬ámasking tape.

So Which One Is It Derek?

…Derek is over in NZ at the moment…from the U.K….

…travelling with the English Cricket Team in his capacity as Cricket Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph newspaper…IMG_0912

 

…cricket guys are renowned for their elephantine memories for facts, figures and exact quantities of seagulls on the pitch during the test at Eden Park in 1482…

…second innings..

..they are scarier, knowledgewise, than your average record geek….

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…but do you think he could remember which Underdogs album he owned….

…I’m sure he will have it written down next time he’s in town.

..many thanks to the sports photographer who accompanied Derek on his second visit (damn I’ve forgotten his name…sorry man)…he not only caught the action for us on my camera but drove Derek to and from the “out-of-hours” visit (cricket first) and dropped me to my dental appointment, thus enabling Derek to spend an extra 20 minutes ruminating on the holes in his collection.