CARDIFF Rod's Gig
Just for a moment I foollishly thought that today's Special Conference in the CIA had made the national news. 'CARDIFF Rod's Gig' said the piece of news copy that made it into the Wales copy folder.
And it felt about right. This is, after all, Rod's gig. The tingle remains but as the First Minister told Radio Wales this morning, 'we should be all right'. We all know he'd like the vote to be rather better than 'all right' though. The rebels might already be talking about 'moving forward in unison' when today's decision is made but the degree of support the First Minister gets today will matter.
I have the distinct feeling the CLPs will see him 'more than all right'.
Except it wasn't about that Rod of course. The story was about the legendary Scottish Rod "with the gravelly, raspy voice" Stewart who'll give his fans a last chance to see him playing a large venue when he appears at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow night. Silly me. I'm cheered by the fact that the Six o'clock and Ten o'clock news programmes have asked for pieces from Cardiff tonight and thankfully they're talking about the right Rod at least.
A quick visit to the CIA this lunchtime reveals what's on stage there this month.
"Heaven and Hell Live 2007", "The War of the Worlds" - back by popular demand and the fabulous Four Tops and the Temptations. No mention of today's one-off Grassroots Live.
If I can escape the 'press and media pen' then my laptop and I will try to post again later.