Saturday, March 09, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 7

I finish the week having just crossed Hollins Cross on the Great Ridge (that would have killed me in real life).  10.4 miles completed tonight.  I've managed 53.08 miles this week, over 3 hours and 41 minutes.   I have now completed 468.13 miles of my virtual bike ride to John o'Groats.  Only another 710.87 miles to go.

Saturday, March 02, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 6

I managed a gruelling 16.4 miles on my virtual bike ride tonight.  I passed through Penkridge, and Bednall, skimmed the outskirts of Little Hayward, Colwich and Rugeley, and have now reached Stockwell Heath.  This week I've managed 62.63 miles bringing the total distance completed to 415.05 miles.  Only another 763.95 to go.


Now That's What I Call Stuart's Favourite Music 84 - Depeche Mode - Everything Counts

This is a great song by Depeche Mode, released back in July 1983 from their third studio album "Construction Time Again".  

It entered the UK charts at number 41 before peaking at number 6 just four weeks later.  It's one of my favourite DM tunes after Vince Clarke left the band a few years earlier, with this song being written by Martin Gore.  

Personally, I will always prefer the more upbeat, pop/disco songs from their first album Speak and Spell, but then I'm a sucker for anything written by Vince Clarke and his electronic wizardry with analogue synthesizers.  Still, this song along with a few others (People are People, See You, and Enjoy the Silence) proved that Depeche Mode could still pump out some memorable and catchy tunes without VC.