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Coincidences No.s 322 & 323

Black Panther Party member Bobby Hutton carries a loaded shotgun in front of the Oakland police

Man With Gun. Black Panther Bobby Hutton carries a loaded shotgun in front of Oakland police station. California legislators passed a law prohibiting carrying loaded weapons in public in 1967 after Black Panther members demonstrated with loaded guns at the Capitol. Hutton was killed in a shootout with Oakland police a few months later. (Ron Riesterer/East Bay Times Staff Archives)

OAKLAND

In the morning I am working on a documentary called ‘Back in Black’ to be shot in Ghana, Morocco and Oakland CA. It is the first commission for my second slate at Little Dot Studios/Real Stories.

In the afternoon I go to Allianz Stadium, home of Saracens rugby club, to meet full back Alex Goode to discuss a media project. He is wearing a black Oakland Raiders cap.

In the evening Enfant Terrible No. 1 (who I once gave an identical Oakland Raiders cap I found on an airport bus in San Francisco) talks about Oakland in the context of the Black Panther movie.

SEAT CHANGES

I get an email from a ticket agency informing me they want to allocate me new seats for the Waterboys gig I’m going to at the end of the month at The Colosseum in Watford because one of the original seats is broken.

Within the hour I get an email from EasyJet telling me that the aircraft I am due to travel on early next month to Belfast has been changed to another aircraft with a different seating arrangement so my allocated seat is being changed.

Out Of The Blue Album Cover the waterboys

Man With Hat

 

 

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Two too

An away win at Man City, a good result for England in Rome and The Big Short winning the Best Adapted Screenplay BAFTA, it’s been a weekend of some fine wins…

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My 1st visit to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

18th Oct 2015 with N – Ireland v Argentina, quarter final Rugby World Cup – England 2015

Cardiff bound… ‪#‎Ireland‬ hope of the Northern Hemisphere ‪#‎RWC2015

Step 1: booze / chips ‪#‎Ireland‬ ‪#‎cardiff‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final

Step 2: balls out for more beer #RWC2015 #cardiff #Ireland

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final

Step 3: Leprechaun kit on ‪#‎Ireland‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final

Step 4: masks on ‪#‎IRE‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final

Step 5: join the green throng ‪#‎IRE‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final

Bang on halfway line 6 rows from pitch unfeckinbelievable seats ‪#‎Ireland‬‪#‎RWC2015‬ ‪#‎cardiff‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

Step 6: enjoy the view ‪#‎RWC2015‬ ‪#‎IRE‬ ‪#‎cardiff‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

Step 7: drown sorrows ‪#‎IRE‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

Soup of the day for ‪#‎IRE‬ fans ‪#‎cardiff‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

The ‪#‎Irish‬ making the best of it – party vibe in ‪#‎cardiff‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

You’ve got to be philosophical ‪#‎IRE‬ ‪#‎RWC2015‬ ‪#‎leprechaun‬ wisdom

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

Thank you ‪#‎cardiff‬ the craic was ninety (even if the result was a bit shit)‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

Hiberno-Argentine relations remain undamaged ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

Hiberno-Franco-Argentine relations blossom “If you’re gonna sing, come down here!” ‪#‎RWC2015‬ ‪#‎WorldInUnion‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

The Argentines are gradually converted – ‪#‎Irish‬ top, can of Guinness, Whiskey in the Jar ‪#‎RWC2015‬

Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup 2015 Cardiff 18 October 2015 quarter final millennium stadium

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