K. D. Muir Blog

U2 - Only two US number one singles. 0

Knocking The Bastard Off

We did it! We knocked the bastard off! Not me. Not you. But ‘We’. Not ‘We’ the royal We but ‘We’ the unified national take any credit where we can get it We. What...

ETNZ - Will this be the biggest sporting choke ever? 1

All-Time Top 10: Sporting Chokes

See what I did there. I published this before I have to add possibly the biggest sporting choke of all time to the number one position. The event in question is due to occur...

Nirvana - A legacy still bearing fruit twenty years on. 0

Nirvana – Just how big were they?

It’s been twenty years…that’s right I’m starting another piece with a retrospective. Do I permanently live in the past? Probably. Everything in my wardrobe feels like it’s from twenty years ago. I still listen...

Must go back to Nepal... 1

All-Time Top 10: Bucket List Items.

‘Number one –  End poverty, Number Two – Get knighthood, Number three – Marry a TV Presenter, Number Four’…I’m quoting Bob Geldof’s bucket list here not mine. He has been having trouble ending third...

Marylin Monroe starred in 'The Seven Year Itch'. 0

The Seven Year Itch

I’ve always liked the number ‘7’. Not as much as the number ‘2’ (which is my lucky number) but seven is up there in the world of single digits. When I was seven I...

Back to School 0

Back to School

Today marks the beginning of ‘Back to School’ for everyone in my house. Hazel’s first day as a ‘senior infant’ started today without a hitch and on Monday, Zoe goes back to Montessori. Who...

The Stats Man 0

The Stats Man

The star of my latest work in progress is a bit of a ‘numbers freak’. I am not one by any means but I’m definitely one for the statistics. As I pored over last...

All-Time Top 10: Movies That Scared Me 0

All-Time Top 10: Movies That Scared Me

When I wrote the Fear Factory entry I focused on fears caused by watching a movie and the idea that the strong visuals we experience whether they be real or on television stay with...

25th of July 1981. A sad for rugby but an important day for political freedom. 3

The Invasion of Rugby Park

I have been reminded of an anniversary and who do I have to thank for this reminder? The victorious Waikato Chiefs. You see before it was logically named Waikato Stadium, the Chiefs home ground...

The National Game 3

The National Game

‘Weeeeee are the Champions my Friends!!!’ sung the late great Freddie Mercury. Actually that’s not a song I can sing right now.  All of my teams, excluding the All Blacks, are not quite there....