this is nothing to do with music but hey!
this world cup has been fantastic. the france-brazil match was high enough quality, but tonight the italy-germany encounter was really top-drawer. fabulous stuff, and in the end a deserved win for the italians with a superb performance and two extraordinary finishes. it takes much to enthuse me but tonight i was putty in the hands of two great sides. and again, again, again the gulf between england and our "rivals" is so many oceans wide.
already i am so looking forward to the final. and music (however much i am enjoying ooh... the new speech ferapy mp3s, for example) must wait.