This is the website of Neil McDougall, a musician/blogger/podcaster/bookie from Ayrshire.

Cheltenham Festival – my ‘gut feeling’ picks

With the annual jump racing carnival on the Cotswolds just around the corner, I thought I’d go through the cards for each day and give some initial ‘gut feeling’ picks. I’ll probably do some more in-depth picks in individual blog posts before each day, but here’s where my thoughts are at the moment…

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This entry was written by NeiloMac, posted on March 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm, filed under gambling, musings, racing, sports and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Three Out of Four

So I backed Mon Mome, amongst others, in the National last saturday.  93p each way – it was all I had left in my Paddy Power account after I backed all the horses whose form I liked.  I picked it based on the jockey silks.  Same way I picked Numbersixvalverde in ’06.  And probably Silver Birch in ’07.  Yeah, I’ve picked three out of the last four Grand National winners.  w00t.

Not had much chance to get to grips with Logic Pro yet.  Noodled around with some of the virtual instruments and installed Addictive Drums (my favourite source for multisampled drums – they sound terrific with some careful programming.  Just wish there was a couple more cymbal slots, mind you), so I might have a crack at doing some proper recording in the near future.

My next door neighbour died of cancer today, and it looks like my mum’s cousin might not be long for this world either, thanks to it.  Fuck cancer.  Fuck cancer up its tumerous arse.

On a lighter note, my friends/bandmates Toma and Ross produced another comedy music video, based on Biffy Clyro’s song Machines. You can watch it below.

This entry was written by NeiloMac, posted on April 9, 2009 at 11:40 pm, filed under gambling, logic, music, musings, racing, recording, sports, tech. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



The Grand National

The World’s Greatest Steeplechase is tomorrow, and the usual forty runners will thunder their way over four-and-a-bit miles of Aintree’s unique fences, while every man and their dog cheers on their chosen nag, myself included.

Here’s some thoughts on some of the runners. 

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This entry was written by NeiloMac, posted on April 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm, filed under gambling, musings, racing, sports and tagged . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.