Friday, June 15, 2012

Album number 2

The Cambodian Space Project have just announced a final send-off before they head for foreign shores, again, with a gig at Mao's on Friday 22 June that will double-up as their launch party for their latest and 2nd album, Not Easy Rock & Roll. From 9pm on the night with free entry. Well worth blocking your late-night diary for that one. I bumped into Srey Thy, CSP's lead singer, the other day and she is so looking forward to another trip to the UK soon where the band will be performing in London in the lead-up to the Olympics. They are also heading for Spain, Switzerland, USA and other new frontiers on their next overseas adventure.

It's the Phnom Penh half-marathon this Sunday. Don't even think for a minute that I will be entering. The reason I mention it is the face-off between the two men who were the cause of acute embarrassment to the Cambodian Olympic Committee in recent weeks, over their bungled selection for the upcoming Olympic Games in London. Cambodia's best distance runner Hem Bunting will take on Hiroshi The Cat over the 21km course, with Bunting expected to wipe the floor with his feline opponent. The Cat, aka Neko Hiroshi, is a Japanese comedian who was given the thumbs up by the committee to run the marathon in London ahead of Bunting, who they don't like because he's not a yes man. But the Olympic authorities cut the committee and The Cat down to size when they refused his application. Massive egg on committee face. But the downside is that Bunting misses the Games, which is a tragedy.

I'm gutted that I had to turn down a rare trip into the Northern Cardamom mountains next week that would've involved a crocodile sanctuary, getting down and dirty in the forest and other adventurous goodies. Simply too busy in the office. Upside is I won't miss any of the Euro football.

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Blogger falls said...

Your judgment is correct.
The behavior of the cat has resulted in anger and protest a lot of people in Japan.
I think it's a probably fatal to the comedian.

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June 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Bunting won by a country mile. The Cat pulled out claiming he was sick. What a farce, and a real clanger dropped by the Olympic Committee here in Cambodia. They have alienated a lot of people who felt Bunting should've gone to the Olympics. He is easily our best athlete. Decisions like this stink...

June 20, 2012 at 9:26 AM  

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