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from Zani: Paul Gallagher, driving with passion: Ayrton Senna

LONDON - A proper "speeding Beady Eye" article by the brother of Oasis, about the great driver of English cars only, Toleman, Lotus, McLaren, Williams. The Grand Prix jacket by Pretty Green (Paul is a fan of the brand) is clearly inspired by races.

Now I'm not a Motor Racing fan, the thought of 24 cars hurtling around tarmac in single file for a time,which then spring into life with the odd bit of dangerous driving and skill combined, didn’t appeal to a football fan like me, but watching the new documentary movie SENNA ($25=£15) changed my opinion slightly.
Ayrton Senna was a passionate Brazilian motor racing driver who started his life in go-karting and took that right through to the very top of Formula One racing. He was uncompromising, skilful and a bit of a stock car racer underneath. He didn’t care too much about his opponents or their reputations; he wanted to do one thing only and that was WINNING at all costs.
His much-vaulted battles with Alain Prost pretty much takes over the movie. It's refreshing to see a Frenchman like Prost talk candidly about his battles with Senna, his personal feelings about a man who was his rival, team mate and his friend over their racing period.
Some say the car maketh the driver, but when Ayrton Senna left McLaren to join Williams / Renault his whole driving skills were compromised by NEW electronic equipment.
The cars were different; it was basically an electronic gadget on wheels. Senna was left with no choice but to try and drive like he had always driven which was fast, and if you see a gap take it. With the new cars this wasn’t possible as their design would take over the natural runnings of the vehicle with cars spinning off the track becoming the norm.
Alain Prost won four world titles then retired because he didn’t want to share driving duties with Senna. Ayrton won three world titles and left to join Williams / Renault. After 6 months or so he learned to regret this decision. The cars were not right, the burning desire to equal Prost's four titles and the desire within him, even after witnessing the death of Roland Ratzenberger on the track some hours before, toyed with his mind.
Senna knew his car wasn’t right. He spent times with the designers to try and get the steering correct, this ultimately cost him his life at the San Marino Grand Prix on 1 May 1994 when he spun off and was killed by a faulty steering column. Nothing of this becomes clear in the movie, a lot of questions are left unanswered, the Marshalls, the medical people, could they have saved him by reacting quicker, he was just 34 years old.
The outpouring of grief at his funeral back in Brazil where some THREE MIILLION people turned out, brings it home that this man was loved in his country, revered in others he was a national and international hero worldwide.
The documentary is a fascinating insight into Formula One for any fan or any non-fan who was ever interested in the enigmatic and God loving Brazilian that was Ayrton Senna.

again, now a different video, introduction+song by Lucio Dalla (he also wrote one about Milan), an Italian singer from the same zone where Senna died in his beloved Italy (in Imola). Ayrton spoke a perfect Italian language, this song also says he decided to go away in a land of dreamers. I could never forget that day, but I prefer to remember the great person he was. Paul forgot to write that Ayrton was always helping poor people
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates


30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


new tour


3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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