Monday, September 28, 2015

The Asterisk Years available to download on Oct 1st

The subject says it all really.

The Asterisk Years will be available to download from here on Thursday October 1st.

The only caveat will be that before you get the link, you'll need to make a donation to The Kano Foundation first.

If you invested in the film you are entitled to the link for free.

October 1st marks the end of a journey that started almost three years ago when the source first got in touch (always tickles me that someone on a message board said it was an "imaginary source" I can only assume it was to go with the poster's imaginary brain) and then the book began to take shape and nothing was ever the same again for me after that.

The film itself had a few ground rules. We knew the type of audience was going to primarily pub and club goers so we didn't want to stretch it beyond 40 minutes. This worked really well on tour as it was just about the limit you could ask folk not to go for a pint or a piss whilst the film was on (Richard Swan was particularly good at enforcing this). The next rule was, like any story, it would have three acts and stick to the narrative. The last rule was to find the balance between those who were dialled into the whole subject and those who had no clue about it. I think that was done very well.

We now shoot the film out of our cannon and into the world. We are proud of it, not least because it raised £15,000 for charity, but because it is good. Also, out of the numerous times I've seen it, I've only spotted one mistake ("Ronald De Boer" written twice) and no one ever mentioned that anywhere haha.

We hope this does well for The Kano Foundation and we hope it reminds you who the real perpetrator of everything Rangers was.

Now we move onto 'Anyone but Celtic' another film we hope crowdfund (see link)
'Anyone but Celtic'

This film will be different to The Asterisk Years in many ways but it comes down to the same principle, pulling back the curtain on another organisation who cheated Celtic with impunity.

Fundraising for that closes on Mar 31st.

For now though, we bring the curtain down on The Asterisk Years as a project and if there was one personal highlight for me it had to be when 400 people at Celtic Park did a huddle and chanted "We Still Won"

That was Paradise.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

John Fallon's Paradise

Steven Gerrard has a new book out and it's pissed me off. I've not read it but I have read the first autobiography he brought out and it was as good a cure for insomnia as you'll get anywhere. Fast forward a few years and a leaving of Liverpool (has to be said, leaving like David Brent "left" The Office) suddenly there is a new book and one that is now actually quite interesting by the sounds of it. No consolation to the punters who forked out for the first one though.

Have none of these fears for John Fallon's book.

This is a warts and all look at his Celtic career, football career, life and Scotland in general through the eyes of a man who is, by his own admission, a Celtic supporter who just happened to play for the club as well. John's love of Celtic oozes out this book and he looks at situations like you and I would, which is refreshing for any regular reader of footballer autobiographies.

It can be a hard read at times but only because you're willing John on in his career in the early 60's when Celtic are in the pits of hell on and off the park and John gives you an insight into just how bad it was throughout those early years.

This is made up for by John's part in the golden years and one month in 1969 shines brightly as a treble was secured thanks in no small part to the original holy goalie.

What fascinated me most though was John's frankness about the bias and discrimination Celtic faced throughout his career that he had a ringside seat for. When folk like you and me say it, we get called paranoid and our sanity is questioned. When a player says it, you better sit up and take notice.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the honesty within it. It's not for the squeamish but I can guarantee there will be no need to write another one, it's all in here.

You can buy Keeping in Paradise by John Fallon with David W. Potter right here

Monday, September 21, 2015

Punish David Cameron, Protect Craig Whyte

Huns, Tories, Lords and Spin Doctors all with their noses in the same trough?

Apparently so.

The author of the book currently at the epicentre of the #Piggate storm, Isabel Oakeshott. is the same person who sent a message to Jack Irvine tipping him off about the press snooping around Craig Whyte, prior to his takeover of Rangers (IL)

The Sunday Mail were on to something in November 2010, however Isabel (who wrote a Craig Whyte story back in the 90s), gave Jack the nod that the Sunday Mail were keen on getting further details from her regarding Whyte's past.  Cue panic within, but hey, Isabel seems not to want secrets out... and kindly deflected the paper away.

Funny old world.

Wonder what happened as result? The swines.