Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A great watch. A great find.

Lads, they've got this on sale locally. Php 150. Just gotta look for this in DVD shops. Great narration by Pierce Brosnan, it eschews traditional Limey broadcast emotion for tempered grace in the eye of a football storm. Brosnan doesn't get in the way of the action and when he delivers his lines, they're sumptuous nuggets of information that add to the drama. The music and scoring is so spot on that you'll be moved.

My only complaint is that they didn't show how Zinedine Zidane dismantled Brazil in the quarterfinals.

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