Soundgarden ‘Badmotorfinger’

Nirvana’s Nevermind album may have brought ‘grunge’ to the masses, much to the disdain of Cobain but Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger had an advantage over their Seattle brothers, it’s the dirtiness of this album, its something Nevermind never had, yes it was a classic, but too polished, this album challenges you. Continue reading Soundgarden ‘Badmotorfinger’

US Open Finals Preview

Sloane Stephens vs Madison Keys

I can safely say nobody, and I really mean nobody saw this final coming. Sloane who had a ranking of 934 a month ago due to a long injury layoff has worked her way through this draw and survived a marathon 3 set thriller over Venus in the semis. Then we have Madison Keys who has dealt with injury concerns of her own and has come into the US Open with a pedestrian 11/8 match record this season. They’ve only played once, in Miami back in 2015, Sloane won 6-4, 6-2. Continue reading US Open Finals Preview

A mushroom omelette, coffee and grunting

The other morning I was keen to check out the blockbuster first round matchup at the US Open of number two seed Simona Halep up against five time major winner Maria Sharapova. I was ready, I’d pottered around in the kitchen, cooked up a mushroom omelette, brewed some coffee and plonked down in the lounge chair, turned the TV on and was bombarded with a wall of grunting noise. Continue reading A mushroom omelette, coffee and grunting