Watched the Lions, New Zealand game on Saturday morning in Brighton. For those to whom rugby is an alien sport, forgive me for mild reminiscing.
First time I have had beer for breakfast in a long time. But it was scintillating rugby and with England and Argentina providing a game of suspense and challenge, I think for once the authorities have got their game plan right. Rugby is a great game and the internationals, once dour affairs as both sides tried to ground out a victory, are now played in style and have improved immeasurably to provide a real showpiece for sport.
Oh. Lions and New Zealand drew 15-15 and created an unprecedented series draw.
I was a rugby player in the dim and distant past, that is when my tummy would let me see my rugby boots. But it is a point of great pride that along with two other Vancouver journalists, the late David Abbott, a sometime BC Entertainment Hall of Famer and a chap called Harry Atterton started a rugby club in Vancouver BC called the Scribes.
The Scribes celebrated its 50th anniversary in April. Now its a flourishing club with club house, several teams and a fixed place in the BC rugby scene. Earlier this year, RT TV celebrated its 10th anniversary. I was part of the team that put RT together and recently wrote about starting the training of young journalists with nothing but a bare room and a waste paper bin. Rocket Radio, which sprang from radio Caburn was 20 years old this year. Another brain child of mine and a worthy addition to the media scene in Lewes. I have a history of initiating projects which last a long, long time. Perhaps some of them are not in the exact shape they were started in. but enterprises which have stood the test of time and are in operation even as I write.
Now for my latest venture, Local TV or really micro TV for tiny towns. I’ve started a project which has had a rocky ride so far. Not much enthusiasm for it from the public, financiers or even TV people themselves. But I have now proved that a small TV station such as i2i TV can work. Now it needs seed capital. I’d like to add this venture to my long track record of lasting new ventures.
But I can’t do it myself. I need financial help. So come to my rescue, boys and girls. Boost i2i TV. Give a little something to our Crowd Funding Campaign. Go to our web site http://www.eyetoeyetv.com
Toss in a few bob. Be a part of a venture that will be celebrating its anniversary in 2027 and as you lift a glass of bubbly for a toast, remember that you were in at the start of a nation shattering experiment which in turn became the TV giant it will then be.
If you can’t get onto the eyetoeyetv.com page, go to Face Book and take a peek there.
Be at the start of of something big. Fund now. Celebrate later.
Oh dear, its after midnight. Now I shall have my first drink of the day before beddy byes.
Getting to be a habit. But with your halo, a good habit.