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Title: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Blessed Dude on December 17, 2008, 08:14:01 PM
.... that today, I'm really loving the Secret Song.  :D

That's all.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on December 17, 2008, 08:16:49 PM
Ah! That's what this bit of the forum is for... well in that case, I'd like to announce...

That I had a rather nice Pork steak and dauphinoise potatoes for dinner.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on December 17, 2008, 08:37:00 PM
I'd like to announce that:
I'm feeling a lot better today.  The shivers and the giddyness have completely gone.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ChrisX on December 17, 2008, 08:52:43 PM
I'd like to announce that no matter what music critic might say otherwise Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal's recording of Holst's The Planets under the baton of Charles Dutoit is still THE BEST recording and performance ever  :!:  :!:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Rick on December 17, 2008, 09:20:50 PM
Quote from: "ChrisX"
I'd like to announce that no matter what music critic might say otherwise Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal's recording of Holst's The Planets under the baton of Charles Dutoit is still THE BEST recording and performance ever  :!:  :!:

I would like to announce that i think The Planets was possibly the worlds first concept album ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Dodie on December 17, 2008, 09:41:17 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
I would like to announce that i think The Planets was possibly the worlds first concept album ;)

what about operas several hundred years older?  :roll:
Mind you, ELP[owell] never covered any Monteverdi

Oh, and, er, I'd like to announce that I might feel better tomorrow.

Cheers

David
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 17, 2008, 10:29:52 PM
I'd like to announce that I've added a new re-mix (well, more an instant mash) to the Friends of Frost* section.

Enjoy, if the Error 500s will let you....  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on December 17, 2008, 10:40:33 PM
I'd like to announce that I had the day off today, went to a school concert and discovered that there are 22 admin staff employed there! 22!!! :o  :o  :o  hell my secondary school had a third more pupils  and we had one and a half* secretaries!

It makes you wonder!  :?  :?  :?

*One was part time
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on December 17, 2008, 10:59:00 PM
......"that this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you will no doubt be aware, the plans for development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes. Thank you."
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on December 17, 2008, 11:47:30 PM
... that the FIRST Lego League team that I coach did really well in the Cambridge regional competition recently and qualified for the UK final which is on 24 January in Loughborough. I'm so proud of them!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on December 18, 2008, 12:00:08 AM
that your licence to toast bread can no longer be inherited by your firstborn. A new application must be submitted for all progeny.

Heating bread, rolls, brioche and baps in the oven remain duty-free, should no browning occur.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 18, 2008, 01:42:56 AM
Quote from: "ChrisX"
I'd like to announce that no matter what music critic might say otherwise Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal's recording of Holst's The Planets under the baton of Charles Dutoit is still THE BEST recording and performance ever  :!:  :!:

I'd like to hear that because I've always liked von Karajan's Berlin Phil recording on Deutsche Gramaphon.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on December 18, 2008, 02:59:26 AM
I('d like to announce that I'm the only one browsing the forum right now
Wed December 17,2008 at 9:56 PM.

And I'm almost out of biscuits. :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on December 18, 2008, 11:32:31 AM
Quote from: "EVP"
I('d like to announce that I'm the only one browsing the forum right now
Wed December 17,2008 at 9:56 PM.

And I'm almost out of biscuits. :shock:


Soemtimz I screemz when i eez alone and out of biskitz........
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 18, 2008, 11:39:47 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"


Soemtimz I screemz when i eez alone and out of biskitz........

No! nothing strange happens to me. Mind you we ran out of biscuits back in july and I've lost loads of weight....shit....I thought I was ill.....must get biscuits.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 18, 2008, 11:41:47 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "ChrisX"
I'd like to announce that no matter what music critic might say otherwise Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal's recording of Holst's The Planets under the baton of Charles Dutoit is still THE BEST recording and performance ever  :!:  :!:

I'd like to hear that because I've always liked von Karajan's Berlin Phil recording on Deutsche Gramaphon.

The version I have (and adore) is the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on December 18, 2008, 11:43:14 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
... that the FIRST Lego League team that I coach did really well in the Cambridge regional competition recently and qualified for the UK final which is on 24 January in Loughborough. I'm so proud of them!
Are they real people then? ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on December 18, 2008, 12:43:47 PM
i'd like to announce that i have just marzipanned the christmas cake and planned the decorations. christmas is coming. hurrah!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on December 18, 2008, 04:23:07 PM
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
i'd like to announce that i have just marzipanned the christmas cake and planned the decorations. christmas is coming. hurrah!

sweet!

I have to admit I'm rather far behind most xmas planning attm.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on December 18, 2008, 04:41:42 PM
...that I love waffles!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: AnsOnkruid on December 18, 2008, 04:51:00 PM
...that my dad has eaten my biscuits once again :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on December 18, 2008, 04:51:22 PM
Quote from: "AnsOnkruid"
...that my dad has eaten my biscuits once again :(

Too bad!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on December 18, 2008, 04:57:17 PM
I'd like to announce that I just realised the first vocal line of 'Dear Dead Days' and the first vocal line of 'Falling Down' have exactly the same melody.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ChrisX on December 18, 2008, 06:25:56 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "ChrisX"
I'd like to announce that no matter what music critic might say otherwise Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal's recording of Holst's The Planets under the baton of Charles Dutoit is still THE BEST recording and performance ever  :!:  :!:

I'd like to hear that because I've always liked von Karajan's Berlin Phil recording on Deutsche Gramaphon.

Never heard the Karajan but somehow I think that he just doesn't has IT in this repertoire. The Montreal / Dutoit is just so exquisitely recorded and the performance is really stellar. I have actually 2 recordings and the other one is the last one Sir Adrian Boult did for EMI. I like that one also but it is a more relaxed performance where Dutoit just pulls out all the stops. Boult however has the authorative voice since he conducted the premiere of this piece.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: kyuwert on December 18, 2008, 08:10:25 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
I'd like to announce that I just realised the first vocal line of 'Dear Dead Days' and the first vocal line of 'Falling Down' have exactly the same melody.

....wow, I never noticed that  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on December 18, 2008, 08:41:14 PM
I'd like to announce my EXPERIMENT IN xMASs CAKES. Smells delish. Polenta & ricotta cake with dates and brandy. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on December 18, 2008, 08:46:10 PM
ooh sounds interesting - bringing any on Sunday?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on December 18, 2008, 09:10:32 PM
Ha! Like there's going to be some left! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Dave M on December 18, 2008, 09:22:51 PM
I'm watching Jamie Olivers Christmas ..... Ohhhh I'd love to eat dinner round his house, he can do the food I'll take take the music.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on December 18, 2008, 09:39:41 PM
That I'm going to bed, busy weekend ahead of me  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on December 18, 2008, 10:14:14 PM
Sleep tight! xx
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Rick on December 18, 2008, 10:26:26 PM
That my wife yesterday has just had a half knee replacement at 44 years of age, fu*ked it was, bloody volleyball :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on December 18, 2008, 11:01:07 PM
That a scheme I hatched only yesterday is, after much slicing, hacking, gluing and soldering, well on the way to fruition and might yet be completed in time for Saturday night.

Quote from: "Rick"
...my wife yesterday has just had a half knee replacement
Crikey Rick! Hope it all went/goes well.
When are they going to do the other half?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Rick on December 18, 2008, 11:14:30 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
That a scheme I hatched only yesterday is, after much slicing, hacking, gluing and soldering, well on the way to fruition and might yet be completed in time for Saturday night.

Intriguing, do tell??

Also thanks, all seems to have gone fine although morphine seems to be her friend at the moment :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 18, 2008, 11:51:49 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
That my wife yesterday has just had a half knee replacement at 44 years of age, fu*ked it was, bloody volleyball :twisted:
Get well soon Mrs Rick
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on December 19, 2008, 02:32:51 AM
Quote from: "Rick"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
That a scheme I hatched only yesterday is, after much slicing, hacking, gluing and soldering, well on the way to fruition and might yet be completed in time for Saturday night.

Intriguing, do tell??

Also thanks, all seems to have gone fine although morphine seems to be her friend at the moment :D

I hope she's not in too much pain and that she'll feel better very soon!



I'd like to announce that I've finished packing and will be leaving for the airport in an hour or so. I guess I'll see many of you on Saturday!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on December 19, 2008, 11:58:12 AM
I'd like to announce that I've a monster cold and don't know whether I can struggle all the way to The Peel now from Norwich.

Sniff !  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 19, 2008, 12:04:07 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
I'd like to announce that I've a monster cold and don't know whether I can struggle all the way to The Peel now from Norwich.

Sniff !  :(
That's not good. :evil:  I hope you make a quick and full recovery, you have about 24 hours to do so, I'm sure you can manage that.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on December 19, 2008, 12:38:28 PM
Dose yourself up with massive amounts of echinaecea and OJ. (and biscuits).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on December 19, 2008, 12:42:40 PM
I'd like to announce I'll be getting up around 5.30 tomorrow morning* to drive down to Surrey to see the in-laws and then slip off to Kingston!  See you all there!   :D

(*so if I yawn, I'm not bored, just knackered - OK?!)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on December 19, 2008, 01:20:46 PM
i'd like to announce that all the biscuit decorations have mysteriously disappeared off the tree and my kids have no appetite. it's a mystery.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on December 19, 2008, 10:43:58 PM
:lol:

I'd like to announce that I had a scrumptious venison thing at my Xmas do today and that I am off to the Bluebell railway tomorrow.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on December 19, 2008, 11:31:45 PM
I'd like to announce that I've broken up for Christmas, after four of the most fascinating months of my working life. And that it's a joy to be managing people again - we both get so bloody much out of it if done properly.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on December 21, 2008, 12:37:32 AM
I'd like to announce that TFL ought to put later trains on
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Post by: catherine on December 21, 2008, 11:18:23 PM
I'd like to announce that it takes a long time to drive from the Peel back to Cambridge and my friend's sat-nav kept losing the signal so we went around in circles for the first 40 mins of our journey last night.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on December 21, 2008, 11:29:43 PM
i'd like to announce that i'd full of cold but happy. x
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on December 22, 2008, 01:11:53 AM
I'd like to announce that the white wine and fino has gone into the fridge in preparation for tomorrow's party.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Dave M on December 22, 2008, 02:40:13 AM
Id like to announce that after 4 hours and 7 bottles of wine the neighbours have gone home .... and I'm mildly bladdered !
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on December 22, 2008, 07:35:37 AM
I'd like to announce that I'm not at work, and I'm about to start my Christmas shopping!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 22, 2008, 12:14:58 PM
I'd like to announce the feeling of anticlimax I'm feeling after such a great weekend.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Hemispherical Walter on December 22, 2008, 12:23:54 PM
I'd like to announce that I officially have absolutely nothing to announce
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on December 22, 2008, 02:09:28 PM
...that I am home, gutted that I couldn't stay longer and relive this weekend over and over again - as well as overjoyed after having such a wonderful time and hanging out with Frost*ies at the gigs and outside of the gigs too (who knew that looking for a curry house in the middle of the night could be that much fun?).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on December 22, 2008, 02:37:23 PM
No curry houses in Kingston I hear   :shock:   - you all ended up with kebabs?

I can heartily recommend the greasy spoon near the Peel, it was scrummy and just what the doctor ordered in my delicate state the next day for Tinyfish (we also saw Johnny Vaughn in there  :shock: )
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on December 22, 2008, 02:39:42 PM
I decided to be the odd one out and went for chips and chicken wings. My fingers are still greasy. (:-/
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on December 22, 2008, 02:41:49 PM
Probably a good move, kebabs always seem like a good idea at the time...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on December 22, 2008, 03:01:00 PM
But these were the most exquisite kebabs ever, proper chicken breast meat chargrilled to perfection, crisp cabbage and crunchy cucumber.

All served by a man who managed to memorise about 15 orders at once and then promptly forgot who had ordered each one.

Queue carnage... (or cue carnage, actually both were true.)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on December 22, 2008, 04:59:35 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
But these were the most exquisite kebabs ever, proper chicken breast meat chargrilled to perfection, crisp cabbage and crunchy cucumber.
I'll second that >burp!<
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on December 22, 2008, 05:45:35 PM
Hmm, repeating in more ways than one there.  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on December 22, 2008, 06:29:03 PM
There was an Indian takeaway just down the road from the Peel!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 22, 2008, 06:45:03 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
There was an Indian takeaway just down the road from the Peel!
The first thing I saw out of the hotel window the following morning after opening the curtains was.............A car park and then an indian restraunt in the parade of shops.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on December 23, 2008, 07:29:17 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "catherine"
There was an Indian takeaway just down the road from the Peel!
The first thing I saw out of the hotel window the following morning after opening the curtains was.............A car park and then an indian restraunt in the parade of shops.
I tell you - they dematerialise at midnight and don't come back until sunrise.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 23, 2008, 08:58:47 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "catherine"
There was an Indian takeaway just down the road from the Peel!
The first thing I saw out of the hotel window the following morning after opening the curtains was.............A car park and then an indian restraunt in the parade of shops.
I tell you - they dematerialise at midnight and don't come back until sunrise.
Tandoori And Relative Dimensions In Spice?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on December 23, 2008, 10:49:12 AM
pedro. i have a headache, please dont make me laugh so much today!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on December 23, 2008, 01:24:53 PM
I'd like to announce that from now on I will be doing massive sucking up to the new moderators. Not sure what it'll get me, but I intend to find out! (;-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 23, 2008, 01:30:23 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that from now on I will be doing massive sucking up to the new moderators. Not sure what it'll get me, but I intend to find out! (;-)
....................You'll have to try harder than that!

One question, who moderates the moderators? I mean you know what we're like. :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on December 23, 2008, 01:33:29 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
I mean you know what we're like. :lol:
Level-headed, responsible people who everyone looks up to and respects, you mean?

Is that sucky-uppy enough do you think, Philadelphia?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on December 23, 2008, 01:34:26 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that from now on I will be doing massive sucking up to the new moderators. Not sure what it'll get me, but I intend to find out! (;-)
....................You'll have to try harder than that!

One question, who moderates the moderators? I mean you know what we're like. :lol:

The rest of us?
"That was BADLY moderated, John, no biscuits for you today!"


(clearly what I just wrote was a joke and I'll happily share all my biscuits with the lovely, awesome moderators)
(:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 23, 2008, 06:19:47 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that from now on I will be doing massive sucking up to the new moderators. Not sure what it'll get me, but I intend to find out! (;-)
....................You'll have to try harder than that!

One question, who moderates the moderators? I mean you know what we're like. :lol:
It hadn't crossed my mind.....at all........your honour
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 23, 2008, 06:23:50 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
[
Level-headed, responsible people who everyone looks up to and respects, you mean?


 :oops: Why, thank you Sir! You're too kind.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on December 24, 2008, 03:51:37 AM
I'd like to announce that I can't bloody sleep due to lack of sleep over the past 14 weeks (it's complicated, I know...). Also, I miss recording my cosmic compositions onto Pro Tools...  :(

On the other hand, all is well in the Mouse Hole!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on December 24, 2008, 01:07:35 PM
I'd like to announce I just bumped into Rick Wakeman in a shop in Norwich.

True :shock:

I'd also like to announce that he is very tall, taller than me, and I'm 6'2" !

Sadly, I didn't ask him what his favourite "Weapon of Prog" is/was
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Post by: Big Black Shed on December 24, 2008, 04:05:13 PM
I'd like to announce that are not enough hours between now and Christmas.
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Post by: Ash on December 24, 2008, 04:18:04 PM
... that my cunning plan of keeping daughter up has seriously backfired and she is now down for a belated nap as she was so grumpy
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: keithd on December 25, 2008, 01:11:25 AM
Quote from: "Bert"
I'd like to announce I just bumped into Rick Wakeman in a shop in Norwich.

True :shock:

I'd also like to announce that he is very tall, taller than me, and I'm 6'2" !

Sadly, I didn't ask him what his favourite "Weapon of Prog" is/was

He's a very, very nice man, as well as being someone I've admired for more years than I care to remember.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 25, 2008, 04:10:21 AM
I have to announce a rather serious bout of insomnia, what crappy timing.
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Post by: Sammi on December 25, 2008, 04:38:22 AM
Quote
...that my dad has eaten my biscuits once again :(
   

Mine always does that. :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on December 25, 2008, 05:09:48 AM
Quote from: "Bert"
I'd like to announce I just bumped into Rick Wakeman in a shop in Norwich.

True :shock:

I'd also like to announce that he is very tall, taller than me, and I'm 6'2" !

Sadly, I didn't ask him what his favourite "Weapon of Prog" is/was

I met Oliver at Rosfest, and he is quite tall as well (everyone is tall compared to me, though). Also a very nice young man, we had a nice brief chat about his set with Starcastle.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RWA on December 25, 2008, 05:20:05 AM
I hereby announce that my last nightshift is over in 45 min!

I'll be sleeping most of Christmas day. After that I'll just eat and drink a lot and watch some TV surrounded by my wife, son, dog and 4 cats.
All in all .... a perfect Christmas!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on December 25, 2008, 05:52:58 AM
I'd like to announce that right now at 12:52 AM the winds outside are gusting
to around 65mph :shock:  My plastic trash can was about to fly gallantly away into
the dark night,but grabbed it just in time. The power has gone off and on twice now.
If it goes off again I'll be wrapping presents by candlelight.

and man I could go for a nice Frostie* beverage right now.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on December 25, 2008, 06:21:14 AM
EVP, you're in Mexico if I remember correctly?

I'm in Watertown tonight listening to the same wind.. scary!

I hope tomorrow goes better for you.. I've got a case a Miller Light about an hour north of you, if you have a beverage emergency!   :shock:
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Post by: keithd on December 25, 2008, 01:20:53 PM
I can announce that I polished off a whole bottle of Port last night  :shock:
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Post by: wickedwitch on December 25, 2008, 02:39:28 PM
i'd like to announce that the christmas pudding was more acloholic than i htought it would eb.
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Post by: Lerxst on December 25, 2008, 03:38:23 PM
Can I announce my outlaws have arrived   :roll:

Time to get ratted me thinks....
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Post by: oltranzista on December 25, 2008, 05:18:36 PM
I would like to announce that during the dinner I have reached the end of my stomach capacity.... BOOM
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Post by: AnsOnkruid on December 25, 2008, 06:20:32 PM
...that there was too much turkey. I feel like I have eaten enough for the rest of my life... Blurp.
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Post by: Geetar on December 25, 2008, 06:34:03 PM
I didn't know it was possible that so much chocolate could be eaten by so few children.

It reminds me of Blackadder: " How did you manage to get so much custard out of such a small cat?"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 25, 2008, 06:46:01 PM
Quote from: "Lerxst"
Can I announce my outlaws have arrived   :roll:

Time to get ratted me thinks....

Are they that bad?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: oltranzista on December 25, 2008, 06:48:55 PM
"...Soup! Soup! A tasty... Soup! Soup! A spicy, carrot and coriander..."
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Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2008, 02:16:37 AM
I'd like to announce that my Christmas present of Frost* beanie and Milliontown T-shirt have gone down a real treat...  :D
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Post by: EVP on December 26, 2008, 02:30:53 AM
Quote from: "landslug"
EVP, you're in Mexico if I remember correctly?

I'm in Watertown tonight listening to the same wind.. scary!

I hope tomorrow goes better for you.. I've got a case a Miller Light about an hour north of you, if you have a beverage emergency!   :shock:

DOH!  Yeah still here in Mexico. I could imagine being due east of the lake those winds would have been even nastier! Luckily they died off by daybreak. I woke at 10 AM to more lake effect
that decided to park itself over Oswego County. Thankfully that didn't amount to any much
being a holiday.

Thanks for the beverage offer! Unfortunately due to some medication I'm currently taking
alcohol is a big no no :(  How was your Christmas up there yonder?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Rick on December 26, 2008, 10:54:59 AM
That Santa is looking particularly young this year.



(http://http://homepage.mac.com/rick.burn/.Pictures/santa.jpg)


And already knows how to party :D




(http://http://homepage.mac.com/rick.burn/.Pictures/partyboy.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on December 26, 2008, 06:19:00 PM
Quote from: "EVP"
DOH!  Yeah still here in Mexico. I could imagine being due east of the lake those winds would have been even nastier! Luckily they died off by daybreak. I woke at 10 AM to more lake effect
that decided to park itself over Oswego County. Thankfully that didn't amount to any much
being a holiday.

Thanks for the beverage offer! Unfortunately due to some medication I'm currently taking
alcohol is a big no no :(  How was your Christmas up there yonder?

Fortunately H20 town is just far enough north to avoid a lot of the lake effect snow - at least for this week. The wind was ferocious and caused pretty much everything to ice over.
Alcohol is a bit of a no-no for me too, but anyone would understand making an exception this week if they'd ever met my family   :shock:

Since I'm here, I'd like to announce that the Eagles will defeat the Dallas Cowboys this weekend!   :x
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on December 29, 2008, 06:50:37 PM
Quote from: "landslug"
Quote from: "EVP"
Since I'm here, I'd like to announce that the Eagles will defeat the Dallas Cowboys this weekend!   :x

And quite right you were too, the way they played you'd never have guessed that was a must win game for the Cowboys
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on December 30, 2008, 05:42:15 AM
I thought it would be a much closer game than that .. very odd too that the two other teams that had to pull off upsets to get the birds in actually did.

If they keep playing like that, we could have a philly super bowl to go along with the world series win    :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on December 30, 2008, 09:25:54 PM
I'd like to announce that tomorrow will be New Years Eve, and that it doesn't seem a week ago since I was beering it up on Xmas Eve, and then the next day will be New Years Day, which won't feel like it's been a week since Xmas and then it'll all be over and it'll be 2009, which doesn't seem like 9 years ago since it was 2000...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on December 30, 2008, 10:37:18 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
...then it'll all be over and it'll be 2009, which doesn't seem like 9 years ago since it was 2000...
Bugger. Is it?
Blimey. How'd that happen, then?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on December 30, 2008, 10:39:45 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Bert"
...then it'll all be over and it'll be 2009, which doesn't seem like 9 years ago since it was 2000...
Bugger. Is it?
Blimey. How'd that happen, then?

No idea...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on December 30, 2008, 11:04:31 PM
Quote from: "landslug"
If they keep playing like that, we could have a philly super bowl to go along with the world series win    :D


Would that be something like this? (:-D
(http://http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h268/PhilaTheMidget/105.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 31, 2008, 12:26:33 AM
:D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 31, 2008, 03:46:36 AM
:lol:  That's awesome.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 31, 2008, 10:55:28 AM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
Quote from: "landslug"
If they keep playing like that, we could have a philly super bowl to go along with the world series win    :D


Would that be something like this? (:-D
(http://http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h268/PhilaTheMidget/105.jpg)
:D  Nice one


Don't forget to waste that extra second tonight in a really useful way
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on January 02, 2009, 03:55:38 PM
I cant tell if that's a super bowl, but it sure is nice   :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Rockmelter on January 03, 2009, 08:27:19 PM
I'd like to announce that tonight I had a dream about NOT getting an autograph from the Travis lead singer, and even though both he and his wife were very nice to me, he didn't convince me that it was right not to sign it for me. :/

(I don't even have them in my last.fm library, maybe that's why)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on January 04, 2009, 12:55:37 AM
I'd like to announce Matt Ryan made to many rookie mistakes, and I wish I could stay up for the colts game
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 04, 2009, 01:08:12 AM
I'd like to announce that my gf, Cairn and I, are engaged!  whee!
 
 8-)

(http://http://www.rogergrow.com/image/newyears09.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on January 04, 2009, 01:11:42 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!   :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on January 04, 2009, 01:35:06 AM
Yes indeedy, warmest grats and fuzzies to you both!
Remind me....does TLC like Frost*? :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 04, 2009, 01:37:34 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Yes indeedy, warmest grats and fuzzies to you both!
Remind me....does TLC like Frost*? :)

thanks, and yes!  she does!!   8-)

rawk!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on January 04, 2009, 02:54:21 AM
Awesome news- I'm delighted for you both.



Oh, and.....nah. I was going to say something about ProgDog, but in the name of decency, I'll refrain.


Just this once.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on January 04, 2009, 03:27:55 AM
Congratulations Roger! That's wonderful news! (:-D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 04, 2009, 08:27:39 AM
Yay! Conga-rats to Rog and Cairn  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 04, 2009, 11:01:54 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that my gf, Cairn and I, are engaged!  whee! 8-)
Congratulations, hope you have a great life together.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 04, 2009, 11:05:41 AM
Congrats Roger!!!  :D

I'd like to announce... that I'm boooking a week off work in February to spend some time traveling about with a friend. And I'm probably more excited about it than is healthy... ;-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: AnsOnkruid on January 04, 2009, 12:30:20 PM
That's wonderful news Roger, congrats! :D

I'd like to announce that I don't want to go to school tomorrow.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on January 04, 2009, 01:01:29 PM
Congrats Roger,

I'm having a lazy day for I go back to work tomorrow
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on January 04, 2009, 01:37:19 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on January 04, 2009, 02:23:57 PM
oh Roger, i'm SO pleased. I've seen so much of you both on facebook (  :shock:  :twisted:  :D ) i wish you both a life filled with health and happiness.

much love

x
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on January 04, 2009, 02:25:19 PM
Congratulations Roger!! I wish all the best!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on January 04, 2009, 02:36:04 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that my gf, Cairn and I, are engaged!  whee!
 
 8-)

(http://http://www.rogergrow.com/image/newyears09.jpg)

Congratulations Roger!
Getting engaged would be a good idea since you already seem to be joined at the neck (like Zaphod Beeblebrox?)
 :shock:

I'd like to announce that I'm listening to Tales from Topographic Oceans right now; and its all the fault of the BBC  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Rockmelter on January 04, 2009, 02:39:56 PM
Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on January 04, 2009, 04:50:48 PM
Congrats Rog (I think). :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on January 04, 2009, 07:40:14 PM
Grats. :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on January 04, 2009, 07:59:12 PM
We just came back from the beach, and I quickly cooked up some hot sandwiches (bacon, egg, veggie burgers, onions, cheese + tomato etc.) to go with cold beer.

Rog- when does it get all suits and dresses?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 04, 2009, 08:17:02 PM
thanks, all!!


Quote from: "Geetar"
Rog- when does it get all suits and dresses?

oh, not for a while.  we're just enjoying life for now!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on January 04, 2009, 08:27:26 PM
Good on 'yer Roger & Cairn. What a good start to your New Year! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on January 04, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
Same from me Rog, great news!! Best wishes  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Blessed Dude on January 04, 2009, 10:56:04 PM
Congrats Rog, may you both live happily ever after.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on January 05, 2009, 07:02:53 PM
Huge congratulations Mr G!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on January 07, 2009, 07:22:06 PM
A bit late but congrats Rog  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2009, 08:37:41 PM
Congratulations Rog! I wish you both all the best!  :D

Meanwhile, I'd like to announce that I've got to be up early tomorrow for a doctor's appointment...  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on January 07, 2009, 10:04:36 PM
All in a Mouse's  Morning.

Catchy- could be a song in there somewhere.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 08, 2009, 09:45:06 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
All in a Mouse's  Morning.

Catchy- could be a song in there somewhere.
Nah - you'd never get the words to FIT (http://http://homepage.mac.com/rick.burn/.Public/frost/unused_songs/FIT.mp3) ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on January 08, 2009, 09:45:45 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
All in a Mouse's  Morning.

Catchy- could be a song in there somewhere.

Sounds like a Creatures Of Distinction title song...

THUNDERFROG!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on January 13, 2009, 01:56:12 PM
I'd like to announce that, isn't it lovely to have Jem back on the board for a bit ?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on January 13, 2009, 04:52:33 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
I'd like to announce that, isn't it lovely to have Jem back on the board for a bit ?

Indeed it is! :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 13, 2009, 11:55:02 PM
word!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on January 14, 2009, 12:14:06 AM
Ah yes- the balance of the space-time continuum is restored to its former equilibrium condition.

(breathes a sigh of relief)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 14, 2009, 12:27:25 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Ah yes- the balance of the space-time continuum is restored to its former equilibrium condition.

(breathes a sigh of relief)

if only you had used the word vacuum in there.  lots of u's.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on January 14, 2009, 02:20:28 AM
Baaaaaa.......!
           .................Baaaaaaaa!
     ..............Baaaaaaaaaa!
....Baaaaa!

             ...........Baaaaaaa!



      ......Baaaaaa!


(lots of ewes)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 14, 2009, 02:35:34 AM
:D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on January 14, 2009, 02:38:08 AM
...that the realisation of my climb into Tunnock's Tea Cake...dom has made me long for the Caramel Logs I'm expecting in the mail (but have yet to arrive).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on January 17, 2009, 01:51:36 AM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
...that the realisation of my climb into Tunnock's Tea Cake...dom has made me long for the Caramel Logs I'm expecting in the mail (but have yet to arrive).

Hope they don't get squashed en route...  :shock:

I'm expecting a King Crimson box set somethingorother in the mail, but Amazon have said they're still trying to "locate it". Bah! And since I'm going back to Hull on Sunday, I probably won't see it until my half term holiday at the end of February. Double bah!

I'd also like to announce that I have a cold. Thrice bah!  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on January 17, 2009, 07:36:10 AM
i'd like to announce that i'm reasonably happy, especially considering that it's still dark outside and my toes are cold!   :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on January 17, 2009, 08:55:31 PM
I'd like to announce that I slept so well last night, that I'm going back to bed for a nap   :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on January 17, 2009, 10:04:09 PM
I'd like to announce that it's time for a new avatar for WW...  ;)
It's well past twelfth night and we've still got a Christmas tree bauble  :?
I nominate http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythomasphotography/3194188145/.
Very Kryptonite.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on January 17, 2009, 10:28:16 PM
I'd like to announce that it's not particularly obvious how to install an M-Audio delta 2496 into a different PC. Stuck it in one I built 4 years ago; it worked fine and I don't remember it being particularly complicated, and I completely forgot how I did the installation. Now attempting to bung it into a new HP PC; thinking I knew what I was doing, I put the card in first and then tried to install the drivers, but alas, no sound... I now find that I should install the drivers first THEN put the card in...  :roll: so I have to climb under the desk and perform all sorts of painful contortions to do this.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on January 17, 2009, 11:00:57 PM
Quote from: "Tricky"
I'd like to announce that it's time for a new avatar for WW...  ;)
It's well past twelfth night and we've still got a Christmas tree bauble  :?
I nominate http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythomasphotography/3194188145/.
Very Kryptonite.

good point well made !
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on January 18, 2009, 01:00:48 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd like to announce that it's not particularly obvious how to install an M-Audio delta 2496 into a different PC. Stuck it in one I built 4 years ago; it worked fine and I don't remember it being particularly complicated, and I completely forgot how I did the installation. Now attempting to bung it into a new HP PC; thinking I knew what I was doing, I put the card in first and then tried to install the drivers, but alas, no sound... I now find that I should install the drivers first THEN put the card in...  :roll: so I have to climb under the desk and perform all sorts of painful contortions to do this.

I used to have a 1010lt on my gateway that was a bugger until I got the IRQ's to play nice.
I had to keep moving the card around until I found the right slot. Needless to say, I'm now
on a Mac with Firewire.

I rather like your avatars Witchy,you have some of the best around.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on January 18, 2009, 05:23:19 PM
I'd like to announce that I have half a leg of lamb in the oven roasting nicely with carrots, onions, parsnips, potatoes, garlic and a sprinkling of sage. Rosemary has done a bunk!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on January 18, 2009, 06:44:00 PM
We had lamb this evening as well - half a shoulder, studded with garlic and draped with rosemary twigs, roasted with onions in the tin and served with mashed potatoes and broccoli after a first course of Yorkshire pudding with gravy. (I'm half Yorkshire, so the YP HAS to be served as a separate course. It's the rules.)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on January 18, 2009, 08:50:12 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
We had lamb this evening as well - half a shoulder, studded with garlic and draped with rosemary twigs, roasted with onions in the tin and served with mashed potatoes and broccoli after a first course of Yorkshire pudding with gravy. (I'm half Yorkshire, so the YP HAS to be served as a separate course. It's the rules.)

Onion or just regular gravy?

YP & onion gravy...
(http://http://www.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/a4d5ed9f4988b3692a5ce940b516f57d.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 18, 2009, 10:37:43 PM
... that Black Light Machine is the best driving song in the world. Especially at maximum volume. And I mean so loud the speakers distort. Although it does tend to make you feel like you're playing a PS3 racing game instead of really driving, so it could be dangerous.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: beetree on January 18, 2009, 10:46:14 PM
...that I´m surprised that no one turned this thread into a discussion about biscuits!! (Or did I miss some posts in the middle)? :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on January 18, 2009, 10:56:20 PM
Patience.......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 18, 2009, 11:15:35 PM
Well, on the subject of biscuits.. I'd like to announce that Tunnocks' Caramel Logs should be renamed Coconut Logs to avoid confusion with the vastly superior Caramel Wafers.

When I become professor of Tunnockology at Uddingston university, this will be my first recommendation.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on January 18, 2009, 11:17:42 PM
Quote from: "Tricky"
Quote from: "catherine"
We had lamb this evening as well - half a shoulder, studded with garlic and draped with rosemary twigs, roasted with onions in the tin and served with mashed potatoes and broccoli after a first course of Yorkshire pudding with gravy. (I'm half Yorkshire, so the YP HAS to be served as a separate course. It's the rules.)

Onion or just regular gravy?

YP & onion gravy...
(http://http://www.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/a4d5ed9f4988b3692a5ce940b516f57d.jpg)

Well, the gravy was made like my mum makes it, with the (defatted) juices from the roasted lamb and onions mixed in with the dregs of the Yorkshire pudding batter (which contained sage and chopped onions) from the mixing bowl after the bulk of it had been poured into the tin, then boiled up with some of the cooking water from the potatoes and some Bisto onion gravy granules... so it was onion and lamb gravy. Went down very well with my two sons.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on January 19, 2009, 01:11:07 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Well, on the subject of biscuits.. I'd like to announce that Tunnocks' Caramel Logs should be renamed Coconut Logs to avoid confusion with the vastly superior Caramel Wafers.

When I become professor of Tunnockology at Uddingston university, this will be my first recommendation.

I've heard It's a limited syllabus, but at least the revision is tasty!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on January 19, 2009, 01:41:10 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Went down very well with my two sons.

you ate them, too?!?!   :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: beetree on January 19, 2009, 03:28:03 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "catherine"
Went down very well with my two sons.

you ate them, too?!?!   :shock:

Man, thats some grav(e)y! :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on January 19, 2009, 04:39:49 PM
...that I'm officially out of both Caramel Wafers and Caramel Logs... The latter lasted until last night, but sadly, the last of the logs has now mysteriously vanished too... (into my stomach)

I think I need to go on an exchange program of some sort to Uddingston...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 19, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
...I think I need to go on an exchange program of some sort to Uddingston...
You should talk to them about setting up a specialist biscuit import business.
Swedes Needs Tunnocks!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 19, 2009, 05:48:04 PM
... that I'm blatently post-whoring in order to reach Tea Cake status.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 19, 2009, 05:49:08 PM
blatently? blatantly?

 :?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: beetree on January 19, 2009, 05:49:43 PM
RacingHippo, I´m not sure what those Tunnocks are but sure, I´m up for it. I´m getting tired of our Ginger snaps (do they qualify as biscuits??). I´ve had thousands since Christmas it seems. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 19, 2009, 06:28:12 PM
Quote from: "beetree"
RacingHippo, I´m not sure what those Tunnocks are but sure, I´m up for it. I´m getting tired of our Ginger snaps (do they qualify as biscuits??). I´ve had thousands since Christmas it seems. :)
See, Philadelphia? There's definitely a demand  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on January 19, 2009, 07:41:53 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
... that I'm blatently post-whoring in order to reach Tea Cake status.
Congratulations! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 19, 2009, 07:45:36 PM
It worked! Woo-hoo...  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on January 19, 2009, 08:02:20 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "catherine"
Went down very well with my two sons.

you ate them, too?!?!   :shock:

Yep - boys'n'gravy - delicious.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on January 20, 2009, 08:06:35 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm two days into the new term at college/uni/unillege, and already I'm working on ridiculous modules. For example, our group is working on a compilation CD tentatively called 'The Best Of Hull'.

Yes, please feel free to take the piss.  ;)  It's going to be a disaster...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 20, 2009, 08:32:24 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I'm two days into the new term at college/uni/unillege, and already I'm working on ridiculous modules. For example, our group is working on a compilation CD tentatively called 'The Best Of Hull'.

Yes, please feel free to take the piss.  ;)  It's going to be a disaster...

I'm sure you're being really hard on a nice place, but I've never seen it. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on January 20, 2009, 10:23:51 PM
I've been to Hull and back. It didn't seem that bad.

Hmm...."To Hull and Back"....that title must have been used before, surely....
*browses
....yep, it was an episode of "Only Fools and Horses" (BBC TV Sitcom).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on January 20, 2009, 10:37:18 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I'm two days into the new term at college/uni/unillege, and already I'm working on ridiculous modules. For example, our group is working on a compilation CD tentatively called 'The Best Of Hull'.

Yes, please feel free to take the piss.  ;)  It's going to be a disaster...

I think you'll find that album already exists...  ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_That%2 ... Quite_Good (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_That%27s_What_I_Call_Quite_Good)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 21, 2009, 01:52:39 AM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I'm two days into the new term at college/uni/unillege, and already I'm working on ridiculous modules. For example, our group is working on a compilation CD tentatively called 'The Best Of Hull'.

Yes, please feel free to take the piss.  ;)  It's going to be a disaster...

I think you'll find that album already exists...  ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_That%2 ... Quite_Good (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_That%27s_What_I_Call_Quite_Good)

Ohhhhh! That's Cruel and nasty...........but quite funny. Carry on. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 21, 2009, 06:51:46 AM
Eeeh, it's never dull in 'ull, tha knows.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 21, 2009, 12:50:03 PM
I'd like to announce....

...that this is the only place on the internet or in Real Life (TM) where people will understand me when I say how chuffed I am that I'm now a Tunnocks Tea Cake.

Spiffing.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 21, 2009, 01:04:40 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
I'd like to announce....

...that this is the only place on the internet or in Real Life (TM) where people will understand me when I say how chuffed I am that I'm now a Tunnocks Tea Cake.

Spiffing.
Well done sir! Next! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 21, 2009, 07:54:21 PM
I would like to announce that having had this viral throat infection that has laid low half of Europe since Friday, getting little more than 3 hours sleep a night since Sunday, going into work too, getting shit from management, not dealing very well with that shit I am now off work for at least a week with Stress Anxiety.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on January 21, 2009, 08:20:29 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
I would like to announce that having had this viral throat infection that has laid low half of Europe since Friday, getting little more than 3 hours sleep a night since Sunday, going into work too, getting shit from management, not dealing very well with that shit I am now off work for at least a week with Stress Anxiety.

Crikey... I hope it starts to get better soon, John!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on January 21, 2009, 08:30:44 PM
Take it easy John.

There is a word for management who treat staff like that. We all know it. I won't repeat it, because I'll end up lowering the tone.

I'm sure I speak for many of us, but some of us have been there. When I was having problems at work, a councillor I saw taught me the most powerfull word. One that works on so many levels. When asked to perform the impossible, the reply: NO.

That normally stops them in their tracks. Then you can reach a compromise and the job ends up getting done anyway. Just spread a little thinner. But you're in control.

Don't rush back and when you do take it steady. Nothing makes management bottoms squeek more than the word tribunal.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 21, 2009, 08:54:43 PM
Thanks people. I actually started to feel better the moment I realized I was going to have time away from the place to get meself sorted. Strange how the brain reacts to certain situations, especially when it's not had much sleep. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on January 21, 2009, 09:49:28 PM
Got some time to help MrsJIB with the housework then  ;)

Take it easy and get better.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on January 21, 2009, 10:27:58 PM
Quote from: "Sarah"
Got some time to help MrsJIB with the housework then  ;)

Take it easy and get better.
Yeah, I've changed the bed, washed the bedding now going to put the bedding in the dryer.



There, that surprised you, you thought I'd been sat on me arse as usual. :D
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Post by: Geetar on January 21, 2009, 10:36:11 PM
No kidding about- get better soon, mate. Stress is far more damaging than mere illness, in my very stressed experience, so be good to yourself.

If your bosses have any sense, they'll want you back in one piece too. In the meanwhile, enjoy doing some housework. I actually find it very soothing myself, astonishingly. Cooking too- both are opportunities for Zen moments.
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Post by: catherine on January 21, 2009, 10:57:01 PM
As is listening to lots of Frost*...

take it easy - hope you're much better soon, John.
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Post by: Pedro on January 21, 2009, 10:59:18 PM
Absolutely. Be well!  :)
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Post by: catherine on January 21, 2009, 11:40:58 PM
And lots of nice long walks with ProgDog can only help...
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Post by: RacingHippo on January 21, 2009, 11:51:51 PM
Heed the Words of The Shed!
When I was off for 6 months (3 of which got half-paid for, the other 3 of which were funded by my out-of-court settlement :D) I learned a mantra which I swear by to this day as it keeps me out of the stress-zone:
Health.
Family.
Work.

If you aren't healthy, both your family and work suffer, so that comes first.
Family will always be there, unlike your work which could fire you on a whim, and need you more than work does, so they're next.
Work hard by all means, but not at the cost of either of the above!

So far, despite being under a lot of pressure to deliver from week to week, I have remained stress-free :)
Of course, listening to Frost* helps :D
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Post by: Bokkie on January 22, 2009, 12:08:58 AM
I tried using Frost* for meditation but i can't seem to concentrate much though. I can't quite figure out why ;)

Hang in there John!!


The power of now...simply rocks!!    (ok...ok.. I added the last two words, but i think Eckhart doesn't mind)
great book b.t.w.: Practicing The Power of now by Eckhart Tolle.
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Post by: Hemispherical Walter on January 22, 2009, 12:39:15 AM
... that I'm really pissed off with prospective employers who make me drive a total of 1,200 miles for 2 rounds of interviews and offer me a job only to rescind the offer before the contract is actually signed.  That'll be me back to the dole then :(
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Post by: rogerg on January 22, 2009, 01:39:31 AM
get well, John.  good energy coming your way.

and grats, Hippo!!!!
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Post by: johninblack on January 22, 2009, 01:05:27 PM
Thanks again guys, I've just had 13 hours (almost) continuous sleep, amazing how much calmer I'm feeling today. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on January 24, 2009, 07:31:30 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Thanks again guys, I've just had 13 hours (almost) continuous sleep, amazing how much calmer I'm feeling today. :D

I'm pleased for you if incredibly jealous.
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Post by: Geetar on January 24, 2009, 11:35:49 AM
Good on you; and it shows how badly you needed the rest.
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Post by: landslug on January 24, 2009, 07:37:08 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Thanks again guys, I've just had 13 hours (almost) continuous sleep, amazing how much calmer I'm feeling today. :D

That's great.. sleep has amazing recuperative powers (I should know, having had about 13 hours of it myself last night!)
Glad you're feeling better
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Post by: johninblack on January 24, 2009, 10:36:04 PM
No great surprise that the night after the 13 hour stint I only got about 4 hours then last night I got 6-7 hours, I'll be happy if 6-7 hours a night continues.
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Post by: Nellie on February 01, 2009, 05:19:29 PM
That my parents found an old camera with a film in that had been there for about 20 years. They had the film developed and presented me with 2 very lovely photos today.[attachment=0:12bxuohv]01-02-~2.jpg[/attachment:12bxuohv]
[attachment=1:12bxuohv]01-02-~1.jpg[/attachment:12bxuohv]
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on February 02, 2009, 12:26:31 AM
I'd like to announce that right now on Sunday February 1st at 7:24 PM there are 2 U.S.
Frosties currently online, Rogerg and EVP.
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Post by: rogerg on February 02, 2009, 12:36:00 AM
howdy, Skyflash!
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Post by: rogerg on February 02, 2009, 12:37:36 AM
and now I'm all alone...
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Post by: Jem on February 02, 2009, 01:00:27 AM
OH MY GOD!! I can't have been more than 17. And you're not looking too shabby yerself there Nels! :D
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Post by: leelustig on February 02, 2009, 01:39:27 AM
jesus christ you look like me, man

except I'm not fresh enough to wear that shirt.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 02, 2009, 11:05:20 AM
Quote from: "Jem"
OH MY GOD!! I can't have been more than 17. And you're not looking too shabby yerself there Nels! :D
Still out of your league though!! ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on February 02, 2009, 04:29:56 PM
Thanks Nellie.  I think.  :lol:
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Post by: Mouse on February 03, 2009, 12:23:02 AM
I'd like to announce that...

1. I finally have a laptop with mobile broadband!
2. I have said laptop equipped with Cubase and am going to order an Edirol PCR-500 controller keyboard as soon as possible in order to endlessly annoy the neighbourhood by endlessly noodling with cool space noises and "creativity"...  ;)
3. I love where I am in life right now! The revelation that I'm actually good at what I'm doing is an endless confidence boost.  :D
4. This is one of my most favourite places on the web. You're all marvelous!  :mrgreen:

And now, I'm going to sleep because I think I'm getting endlessly excited...  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 03, 2009, 12:30:58 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"

And now, I'm going to sleep because I think I'm getting endlessly excited...  8-)
:mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  Nite, nite.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 03, 2009, 10:10:31 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Jem"
OH MY GOD!! I can't have been more than 17. And you're not looking too shabby yerself there Nels! :D
Still out of your league though!! ;)  :lol:

Ho ho ho: you had that one coming, Jem :D

Now I'm all intrigued though; who is Nellie that just gave me a virtual squeeze over on another thread? If you're the one in the background of the second picture, well, blimey, gawd bless us and save us, and all that: very much to my taste indeed, late-1980s style  :shock:

And I'm sure I've got the same thing coming now ...
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Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2009, 09:48:07 AM
:lol: 'Tis I.
Don't forget that those pictures are 20 years old!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 04, 2009, 10:49:17 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
:lol: 'Tis I.
Don't forget that those pictures are 20 years old!

My (admittedly-pulled-out-of-my-arse-this-very-minute) theory is that once you reach 25-ish, your physical self-image is pretty much set in many ways, and its maintenance against the inevitable ravages of subsequent time is more or less aided by the simultaneous growth of rose-tinted spectacles which come into play whenever one approaches a mirror.

So, if you don't tell, neither will I.  :D

Still, even if he was (clearly  :lol: ) well out of your league, I find myself oddly jealous of the late 80s Mr Godfrey for at least having had the opportunity ...  :mrgreen:

The question still stands though: who is/was Nell that she was in those photos to begin with? Frosties need to know! (ok, this one's curious  ;) )
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Post by: Pedro on February 04, 2009, 12:37:13 PM
"Out of your league" is a wonderfully reversible expression since it doesn't really specify a direction. Common usage suggests that if someone is "out of your league" then they are above you....however it also could cover the case where they have been relegated from your league....

Food for thought.

ATB
Pedro (Div. 4)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2009, 12:38:17 PM
Most Frost*ies know who I am. My brother and Jem's brother are childhood friends and are in a band together, therefore, I have known Jem since he was about 7. I used to do their hair and make funny outfits for them.
In my mind I am still about 23, so your theory is quite correct and I'm sure that Jem wouldn't have even considered me as an opportunity at that time as his impending fame was far more pressing than girls! :lol:
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 04, 2009, 01:22:48 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Most Frost*ies know who I am. My brother and Jem's brother are childhood friends and are in a band together, therefore, I have known Jem since he was about 7. I used to do their hair and make funny outfits for them.
In my mind I am still about 23, so your theory is quite correct and I'm sure that Jem wouldn't have even considered me as an opportunity at that time as his impending fame was far more pressing than girls! :lol:

Well, thank you kindly, ma'am (or should that be miss, or ms? :D ): now I know a little more. While I consider myself to be a Frostie through and through, this was not information I was previously party to, I regret  :(

But then again, referring to Pedro's email one above yours, while I may think I'm a Frostie, it's clear that I'm waaaaay out of his league (judging from forum contributions alone, but in so many other ways), and in this case the direction is entirely unambiguous  :lol:

Ah well, I shall have content myself with listening to the music with great pleasure, thoroughly enjoying the gigs semi-anonymously, and making the occasional contribution here when I can. After all, one thing's for sure: I've become more of a Frost*-fanboi than I ever would have expected at my (real) age. So much so that there are times when I find myself extolling the virtues of the band to all and sundry, that I do feel 20-something all over again; I mean, look at me, I've almost been flirting with someone online on the basis of a 20 year old photo  :shock:

Frost* - the Twenty First Century Fountain of Youth. There's an album title ...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2009, 03:04:09 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
"Out of your league" is a wonderfully reversible expression since it doesn't really specify a direction. Common usage suggests that if someone is "out of your league" then they are above you....however it also could cover the case where they have been relegated from your league....

Food for thought.

ATB
Pedro (Div. 4)
I was thinking that as I was typing it and repeated it a few times in my head, then decided that I had got it the right way around ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2009, 03:07:31 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Most Frost*ies know who I am. My brother and Jem's brother are childhood friends and are in a band together, therefore, I have known Jem since he was about 7. I used to do their hair and make funny outfits for them.
In my mind I am still about 23, so your theory is quite correct and I'm sure that Jem wouldn't have even considered me as an opportunity at that time as his impending fame was far more pressing than girls! :lol:

Well, thank you kindly, ma'am (or should that be miss, or ms? :D ): now I know a little more. While I consider myself to be a Frostie through and through, this was not information I was previously party to, I regret :(

But then again, referring to Pedro's email one above yours, while I may think I'm a Frostie, it's clear that I'm waaaaay out of his league (judging from forum contributions alone, but in so many other ways), and in this case the direction is entirely unambiguous :lol:

Ah well, I shall have content myself with listening to the music with great pleasure, thoroughly enjoying the gigs semi-anonymously, and making the occasional contribution here when I can. After all, one thing's for sure: I've become more of a Frost*-fanboi than I ever would have expected at my (real) age. So much so that there are times when I find myself extolling the virtues of the band to all and sundry, that I do feel 20-something all over again; I mean, look at me, I've almost been flirting with someone online on the basis of a 20 year old photo :shock:

Frost* - the Twenty First Century Fountain of Youth. There's an album title ...
I feel honoured that you almost flirted with me :D  :D
Anyway enough of that, where's this comet?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 04, 2009, 07:26:56 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I feel honoured that you almost flirted with me :D  :D
Anyway enough of that, where's this comet?

The pleasure was (almost  :D ) entirely mine, Nellie.

The comet is, erm, behind the clouds. Until they deign to bugger off, that's about all I can say.

No, Comet Lulin is out there and in principle getting brighter between now and late February, when it'll be at 5th magnitude or so. But that's not very bright, so a dark site and probably binoculars will be needed to see it: don't get your hopes up for anything spectacular. Of course, comets can be unpredictable, so we might get lucky.

At the moment, it's only to be seen near dawn; as we move towards late February, it should become visible in the evening, I think.

Full details, including star charts, at:
http://http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/35992534.html
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 04, 2009, 09:52:37 PM
Thanks for that, I'll get the big one out. :D
It's all about having fun isn't it?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on February 04, 2009, 10:01:06 PM
I've only got small binoculars  :( .

There was a really good comet, Hale-Bopp, around 12 years ago, when son #2 was born. It was my companion through many a night-time feed.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 04, 2009, 10:31:17 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I've only got small binoculars  :( .

There was a really good comet, Hale-Bopp, around 12 years ago, when son #2 was born. It was my companion through many a night-time feed.

I don't think big binoculars will be needed: it should be just about visible to the naked eye from a dark site, so even small/medium binoculars should help considerably elsewhere. Bigger ones like mine need a steady mount like a tripod, but handheld smaller ones should be fine ...

Hale-Bopp was great; very bright and very long-lived in the sky, so many people had a chance to see it, even from cities. But far better IMHO was Comet Hyukatake around the same time, in 1996. Much shorter-lived, it came much closer to the Earth and covered a good fraction of the sky for a couple of nights: fabulous.

Nellie: yes, it's all about the fun, and this is the place for it :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on February 07, 2009, 07:30:05 PM
... that I've been on my own all day with the kids whilst Mrs Bert went to Twickers, have taken them swimming, lunch, shopping, watched rugby, cooked tea, read stories, put to bed and lights out by 7.20 and I really can't see what all the fuss is about really :-)

Oh and also that:-

* England were crap  :evil:
* I'd have liked to have been at the Peel to watch the Pineapple Thief  :(
* I'm the only member on the board right NOW !!!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Progoholic on February 08, 2009, 12:11:16 PM
... that the weather is fine, the sun is shining and I have to work today and desperately need motivation ...  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on February 09, 2009, 09:19:09 AM
...that I have a luvverly warm feeling after having received a very sincere thank-you from someone for doing a very small thing for them which turned out to mean a lot to them.

Kindnesses, no matter how small they are to you, can never be overrated.

Thanks, J.
And BIG thanks to C for doing the hard bit!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 09, 2009, 11:11:45 AM
Never, ever buy a Renault if you are planning on doing all your own repairs and servicing. Unless you have a pit/ramp, or both or access to these and you know what you are doing.
Just fitted an alternator to my Espace. Something like an Escort, Sierra, Fiesta, Mini would take no more than an hour, on the Espace? SIX bastard hours :evil:  I'm selling it - SOON. :evil:
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Post by: catherine on February 09, 2009, 02:03:46 PM
I'd extend that to "Never buy a French car".

I'm not too impressed with the way things have gone wrong with my Peugeot 307.  I expect I shall buy German next time.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: David on February 09, 2009, 02:47:06 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd extend that to "Never buy a French car".
Who will buy it if you don't ?
'cause I wouldn't!  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 09, 2009, 03:37:31 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd extend that to "Never buy a French car".

I'm not too impressed with the way things have gone wrong with my Peugeot 307.  I expect I shall buy German next time.
To be honest when it's working it's absolutely superb. It's about 15 years old and done 157k miles so I have to expect the odd problem. I wouldn't mind but just about every common part needs several others to be removed to get access. It's a pig of a car to work on.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JamesA on February 09, 2009, 04:08:48 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd extend that to "Never buy a French car".

I'm not too impressed with the way things have gone wrong with my Peugeot 307.  I expect I shall buy German next time.

I know someone who used to be very high up in Renault UK.  They were not too impressed when he refused to have a French company car  :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 09, 2009, 04:56:46 PM
Quote from: "JamesA"
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd extend that to "Never buy a French car".

I'm not too impressed with the way things have gone wrong with my Peugeot 307.  I expect I shall buy German next time.

I know someone who used to be very high up in Renault UK.  They were not too impressed when he refused to have a French company car  :roll:
Whoops. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on February 10, 2009, 05:27:28 AM
6 hours to replace an alternator?
That's usually one of the easiest repairs to do on a car.. Where the heck do they mount it, that it would be that hard to get to?   :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 10, 2009, 03:43:43 PM
Quote from: "landslug"
6 hours to replace an alternator?
That's usually one of the easiest repairs to do on a car.. Where the heck do they mount it, that it would be that hard to get to?   :shock:
Half way down on the right hand side under the fuel pump/injector module but above a bulkhead so it has to come out from the front.........where the radiator is in the way. It got swore at....lots and lots and then a bit more.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2009, 09:02:31 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "landslug"
6 hours to replace an alternator?
That's usually one of the easiest repairs to do on a car.. Where the heck do they mount it, that it would be that hard to get to?   :shock:
Half way down on the right hand side under the fuel pump/injector module but above a bulkhead so it has to come out from the front.........where the radiator is in the way. It got swore at....lots and lots and then a bit more.

What's an "alternator" ?

"Fuel pump/injector module" ?

"Bulkhead" ?

"Front" ? "Radiator" ?

"Swore at... lots and lots" ?  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on February 10, 2009, 09:30:20 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
What's an "alternator" ?
The thing you use to adjust a nator.

Quote from: "Bert"
"Fuel pump/injector module" ?
A can of beer.

Quote from: "Bert"
"Bulkhead" ?
A bit bigger than a dunderhead.

No idea about the rest. Sorry.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Sammi on February 10, 2009, 09:55:57 PM
 I would like to announce that i am doing race for life for cancer research.http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/samibarton (http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/samibarton)   feel free to sponsor me if you would like. i would be truly great full.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: David on February 10, 2009, 10:13:11 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Bert"
What's an "alternator" ?
The thing you use to adjust a nator.
Excellent :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
I'll use this one, the french translation works fine!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on February 10, 2009, 11:27:07 PM
Quote from: "Sammi"
I would like to announce that i am doing race for life for cancer research.http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/samibarton (http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/samibarton)   feel free to sponsor me if you would like. i would be truly great full.
hurrah for you. i'll be doing it again this year too, probably with Izzy in tow again. x
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on February 11, 2009, 06:06:10 PM
That root canal work hurts. A LOT.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 12, 2009, 07:01:47 PM
... that I like these photographs very much indeed: simple in principle, but brilliantly executed. There's also a clear (to me, at least) connection with the cover of Milliontown ...

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/12/michael-bosanko-light-graffiti
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Post by: johninblack on February 12, 2009, 07:08:24 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that I like these photographs very much indeed: simple in principle, but brilliantly executed. There's also a clear (to me, at least) connection with the cover of Milliontown ...

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/12/michael-bosanko-light-graffiti
They are fantastic. I particularly like "Green Dragon". I might have to try that technique myself some time.....see how badly I can do. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2009, 10:26:02 PM
Dang me they are clever.

I saw a slightly different take on the torch thing in a Photography mag where someone did a long exposure in a completely dark room but "painted" the subject (e.g vase of flowers) with a torch. It gave some interesting results....

(http://http://www.pbase.com/image/27235212/medium.jpg)

....works well with nude models too....allegedly....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on February 13, 2009, 12:47:42 PM
They are absolutely super and lovely. :D  :D  :D

However, I feel I would be reneging on my responsibilities to this board and to all my fellow Frost*ies if I didn't remind people of the cover of "...and then there were three".

Gatefold, natch.

Where Prog goes, others (eventually) will follow  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on February 13, 2009, 03:30:45 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that I like these photographs very much indeed: simple in principle, but brilliantly executed. There's also a clear (to me, at least) connection with the cover of Milliontown ...

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/12/michael-bosanko-light-graffiti
absolutely brilliant!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on February 13, 2009, 03:34:27 PM
I did this one with a maglite and a macroconverter.
http://http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143106868&albumID=1479326&imageID=17375985
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on February 13, 2009, 03:37:03 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Dang me they are clever.

I saw a slightly different take on the torch thing in a Photography mag where someone did a long exposure in a completely dark room but "painted" the subject (e.g vase of flowers) with a torch. It gave some interesting results....

(http://http://www.pbase.com/image/27235212/medium.jpg)

....works well with nude models too....allegedly....

Very cool!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on February 13, 2009, 05:25:59 PM
I'd like to announce I love chiacchiere pastries! :D

(http://http://test4blog.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/chiacchiere.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on February 13, 2009, 06:51:37 PM
Pastries? you sure they're not biscuits??
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on February 13, 2009, 08:31:31 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that I like these photographs very much indeed: simple in principle, but brilliantly executed. There's also a clear (to me, at least) connection with the cover of Milliontown ...

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/12/michael-bosanko-light-graffiti
They are fantastic. I particularly like "Green Dragon". I might have to try that technique myself some time.....see how badly I can do. :D

It's not that difficult, I think it takes a lot of practice though. here is my first try:
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... D=32045399 (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143106868&albumID=494659&imageID=32045399)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 13, 2009, 09:50:07 PM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that I like these photographs very much indeed: simple in principle, but brilliantly executed. There's also a clear (to me, at least) connection with the cover of Milliontown ...

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/12/michael-bosanko-light-graffiti
They are fantastic. I particularly like "Green Dragon". I might have to try that technique myself some time.....see how badly I can do. :D

It's not that difficult, I think it takes a lot of practice though. here is my first try:
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... D=32045399 (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143106868&albumID=494659&imageID=32045399)

Nice one. I might just have to have a go too this weekend ...
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 13, 2009, 09:54:48 PM
... that I think this is very (very) cool stuff too:

http://http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html

Well worth watching the whole thing, particularly since at around the 4 minute 40 mark you'll immediately realise that Jem will want some of these to go with his Tenori-On for composing Frost*-3.

Heck, I want some too ...  :D
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Post by: EVP on February 13, 2009, 11:54:25 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm officially on VACATION!!!

YAAAAAY!!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on February 14, 2009, 01:30:58 AM
congrads,
I'd like t announce that i'm pissed right now, and i have to go on a pub tour tomorrow with the scouts. Phffff...i'm not 18 anymore....
And next week we are recording songs for our album. So  i have been studying the drums parts the last view days. Wish me luck...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on February 14, 2009, 01:37:59 AM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
Wish me luck...

LUCK!  :mrgreen:

I'd like to announce that I've uploaded a little piece of music to my new MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/mousesound (http://www.myspace.com/mousesound)

The page itself is being graded as part of my course (and they call it work!) but the music is completely out of passion for the stuff. It contains my first ever recorded guitar work, which I'm immensely proud of!  8-)

This is probably the wrong place to plug something, so sorry about that!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on February 15, 2009, 02:23:36 PM
i love light....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythoma ... 653801274/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythomasphotography/2653801274/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythoma ... 829080218/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythomasphotography/2829080218/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythoma ... 217949885/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythomasphotography/3217949885/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythoma ... 231722437/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickythomasphotography/3231722437/)

you might see a pattern emerging there!!

speaking of photos, i think its about time for a new avatar ..
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 15, 2009, 02:58:16 PM
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
i love light....
I think light loves you right back! Nice. :)
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Post by: Mouse on February 15, 2009, 03:11:44 PM
Excellent stuff WW! I really need to find a camera with adjustable shutter speeds so I can make me some of that...
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Post by: johninblack on February 15, 2009, 05:09:45 PM
Very good again Nicky. Loving your work. :)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 16, 2009, 01:00:29 PM
Lovely stuff, Nicky.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 17, 2009, 12:24:19 PM
....that Roman numerals are quite silly sometimes.

I mean, take the number 49....without looking it up (that means you!)....what do you think the Roman numerals should be for 49?

a) XXXXIX
b) XLIX
c) 1L

BTW In case you are wondering why the number 49 might be significant to me right now, my Mum and Dad had their lives altered forever 49 years ago today!
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Post by: MikeEvs on February 17, 2009, 01:11:13 PM
Without looking it up I'd say it was b) XLIX
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Post by: Nellie on February 17, 2009, 01:31:24 PM
I agree. Happy Birthday Pedders?
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Post by: The Cosmic Lawnmower on February 17, 2009, 01:35:47 PM
+2

Many happy returns Sir, have a good'n  ;)
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 17, 2009, 02:46:27 PM
Hippo Bathday, Pedro!
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Post by: Ash on February 17, 2009, 04:17:30 PM
Happy Birthday Pedders! xxx
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Post by: David on February 17, 2009, 04:50:31 PM
Joyeux anniversaire, Pedro!




Almost 50  :lol:
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Post by: Tricky on February 17, 2009, 06:03:09 PM
And you don't look a day over...
49 :shock:

Best wishes indeed!
Happy Birthday   :D
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Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2009, 07:23:28 PM
Happy Birthday, Pedro!  :D

Enjoy yourself!
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Post by: johninblack on February 17, 2009, 07:49:16 PM
Happy Birthday, Sir! Have a spiffing day. :mrgreen:
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Post by: DueyC on February 17, 2009, 09:08:33 PM
Happy birthday from me too.
Now you're older than me  ;)
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on February 17, 2009, 09:09:32 PM
Happy Birthday, Pedders! :D

Buon Compleanno, Pedro! :D
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Post by: Philadelphia on February 17, 2009, 09:21:58 PM
Yay! Birthdays can be a lot of fun, I hope yours has been great, Pedro! (:-D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 17, 2009, 11:12:11 PM
Thanks everyone.

It hasn't been *that* good a day, truth be told...
Still recovering from minor op on shoulder from the weekend
A buffoon at a music store fumbled my (present to self) Sonar upgrade order so I'm still waiting....
Another (presumably unrelated) buffoon cannot write his "9"s without making them look like "4"s and said buffoon wrote the appointment card on which I based my seven hour late attendance at the ENT clinic today. They managed to apologetically fit me in but, oh, how we laughed....
Delighted and enthusiastic specialist confirmed that I am a classic example of Superior Semi-Circular Canal Dehissence in both ears (very special) and nothing can be done. (don't worry , it's not really serious - just bl**dy annoying!)
On top of that I lumped on a couple of pounds at weigh-in this evening....

BUT

I'm still rather happy despite all of that....humans, eh? Go figure.... :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2009, 12:55:40 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Thanks everyone.

It hasn't been *that* good a day, truth be told...
Still recovering from minor op on shoulder from the weekend
A buffoon at a music store fumbled my (present to self) Sonar upgrade order so I'm still waiting....
Another (presumably unrelated) buffoon cannot write his "9"s without making them look like "4"s and said buffoon wrote the appointment card on which I based my seven hour late attendance at the ENT clinic today. They managed to apologetically fit me in but, oh, how we laughed....
Delighted and enthusiastic specialist confirmed that I am a classic example of Superior Semi-Circular Canal Dehissence in both ears (very special) and nothing can be done. (don't worry , it's not really serious - just bl**dy annoying!)
On top of that I lumped on a couple of pounds at weigh-in this evening....

BUT

I'm still rather happy despite all of that....humans, eh? Go figure.... :D

Yeah, our species is rubbish at not being miserable when we're supposed to be! It's incredibly typical of the British to look out of the window, see there's a thunderstorm going on and say something like "Hm, I think I'll get the barbeque out later..."  :)
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Post by: wickedwitch on February 18, 2009, 06:37:07 AM
sorry lovely, i've been away. many happy returns xxx
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Post by: Bokkie on February 18, 2009, 09:03:40 AM
have a smashing year!!
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Post by: Geetar on February 18, 2009, 10:07:42 AM
Late as ever, but many happy returns Pedders.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 18, 2009, 12:16:48 PM
I have the new Tinyfish mini album released today.......great tunes,  ;) excellent production!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on February 18, 2009, 05:46:02 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I have the new Tinyfish mini album released today.......great tunes,  ;) excellent production!

 :shock: Can I get this from anywhere? Me want very much!

I'd also like to announce that I've finally had a Tunnocks Caramel Log. And they are good...  :D
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Post by: Cynthia's Mallet on February 18, 2009, 07:57:23 PM
Didn't spot this last night - belated birthday greetings Pedders, I spent my last birthday taking my Mum up the hospital for a post-op appointment - still at least it wasn't for me..

I couldn't help but look up your SSCD - bit of a bum deal for a music lover  :(  I see there are a couple of ops, but you sound as if your symptons don't warrant the risk at this stage?  Whatever, I hope it doesn't get any worse and your shoulder recovers soon - I hope it wasn't all that mouse work making the Toys video that gave your shoulder jip?!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on February 18, 2009, 08:01:52 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Nellie"
I have the new Tinyfish mini album released today.......great tunes,  ;) excellent production!

 :shock: Can I get this from anywhere? Me want very much!


try http://www.tinyfish.org/buy/buy_front.php (http://www.tinyfish.org/buy/buy_front.php)

If you haven't got Tinyfish you need that too as this mini album is more of a give the hard core fans something whilst the album proper comes out.  (It's older stuff in the main - not that mine has come yet so I could be talking bollox)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 18, 2009, 09:36:24 PM
happy belated birthday, Pedro!!

and I like IL.  though I expect it's probably XLIX

which would be a good name for a band.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on February 19, 2009, 07:38:25 PM
I'd like to announce that i have a new avatar.
Taken at the studio  during a recording session.
Raaaaah..yeah!! finally... playing acoustic again. Td 20 is very ok, but nothing beats the sound of real metal and skins.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2009, 10:33:43 PM
I'd like to announce that in the past 50 or so hours, I've had 5 hours and 40 minutes sleep.

I feel bluuuuuuuurrrrgh...  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on February 20, 2009, 11:31:29 PM
i'd like to announce that i think the new tinyfish album is fab. i am thoroughly enjoying most of it and had one of the songs on replay for a good 5 or so spins earlier on.  nice work from Jem of course but huge kudos to the guys for an really nice polished album.  thrilled to see the photos as well of course  8-)  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on February 21, 2009, 02:52:03 AM
I'd like to announce that I have no money left because I just bought a new guitar!  :mrgreen:

*details to come soon in the Gear section*  ;)

and unfortunately I ordered a half hour too late yesterday and missed the deadline for it
to have been shipped overnight and on my doorstep today  :(

Now I must wait until Monday when my vacation is officially over  :cry:
At least it will arrive on time for my birthday!  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on February 21, 2009, 10:36:27 AM
Don't keep us in suspense too long. Oh, and advance birthday greetings!

In a similar vein, I got a couple of new (old) guitars recently; and being broke too, I had to sell something first. So I booted out a Gibson BFG and a Les Paul Custom, and bought an original Kramer Baretta and a beat-up Charvel Model 5. The conversion of my collection from Les Pauls to '80s pointiness continues...

On a different note, I made a new tomato sauce last night- a kind of lightweight Mexican Fra Diavolo. Three large fresh tomatoes and a sweet onion fried until completely cooked through  in olive oil, with garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary and a bay leaf. Then added a tin of chopped fire-roasted tomatoes and half a jar of medium heat salsa and cooked it for a further fifteen. Blended half the sauce, and added it back. Served over penne rigate with freshly-ground black pepper and (carefully) grated parmesan. Total raw materials cost: just over four quid, results: happiness.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 21, 2009, 10:43:05 AM
*salivating
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 21, 2009, 02:09:30 PM
bottle it up and send some north, please!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on February 21, 2009, 11:09:11 PM
OH tasty yum yums!! I just had the best freakin pasta sauce ever from any local
italian place I've ever been to here in upstate NY.

Thanks btw!  You'd think my employer would give me that extra day off for good
measure but nooooo!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on February 21, 2009, 11:22:47 PM
Asda do some rather splendid red-coloured penne. The red comes not from tomatoes as you might expect, but from 2.5% red chillies. It goes very nicely with a tomato sauce.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on February 22, 2009, 08:43:13 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
Asda do some rather splendid red-coloured penne. The red comes not from tomatoes as you might expect, but from 2.5% red chillies. It goes very nicely with a tomato sauce.

Chilli laden pasta... how did I miss that. :o  (Probably cos we never shop in ASDA, but I may do now!). Cheers for that C  :D

An Italian Deli near us sells all kinds of salami, one is orange, yes you guessed it... it's chock full of chilli, absolutely gorgeous it is!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on February 22, 2009, 06:05:23 PM
...that:-

1) I've had a great week off connecting with my Son and Daughter and being Daddy. Just what I needed after the previous weeks work related bollocks
2) I've done all the things on my list, inc cleaning the car inside and out (believe me, major job)
3) I'm now off for a Glass of Wine (4 syns), Bath and to write something on my Blog
4) That I love this forum and the people who reside here  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on February 22, 2009, 09:32:45 PM
...that the feeling is mutual, Bert :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on February 22, 2009, 09:48:50 PM
I'd like to announce that I've just completely failed to get my Yamaha keyboard to talk to Cubase on my laptop. Bugger.  :(
I was going to buy an Edirol MIDI controller one at somepoint anyway...

I'd also like to announce that 30 seconds of Thunder Frog on the instrumental Wonderland is not enough to satisfy my taste for the song. I've heard some strange lyrics in my time, but that one...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on February 22, 2009, 10:59:09 PM
I'd like to announce that THIS (http://http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/02/20/funny-pictures-three-purritos-to-go/) is the most excruciatingly cute thing that I have ever, ever seen. Their little woolly hats! And whiskers! Awwww!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on February 23, 2009, 09:24:27 PM
Cuter than this... ?

[attachment=0:6sx1wsab]cute_polar_bear.jpg[/attachment:6sx1wsab]
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Post by: Progoholic on February 23, 2009, 10:07:01 PM
YES...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on February 23, 2009, 11:11:29 PM
Definitely - now if the polar bear cub was a kitten, and wrapped in a blanket and wearing a little woolly hat, it might come close!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 24, 2009, 01:19:37 PM
... that I've been captivated by yet another gallery of images from the Grauniad showing some spectacular bits of artwork:

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/24/edgar-muller-3d-street-art?picture=343706816

Well worth following up on the artist's own site: I particularly like the larger pictures of people interacting with his "Use Your Eyes" lava-down-my-street painting  :D  

http://http://www.european-street-painting.com/
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 24, 2009, 01:39:21 PM
Wow, they are amazing. I like the street scene with the car on the platform of tarmac. Groovy. :D
Do you ever do any work? ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on February 24, 2009, 02:37:12 PM
That bear may be cute now, but wait until it's full grown. It'll be liable to eat you for dinner!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 24, 2009, 05:33:49 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Wow, they are amazing. I like the street scene with the car on the platform of tarmac. Groovy. :D
Do you ever do any work? ;)

Ooh, you know how to a kick a man when he's ... speed-reading the Graun online during a one hour lunchtime respite between delivering lectures ...

I mean, the last thing I need at such a moment is to do something mentally taxing. Looking at a few pretty pix and lolling around on this message board qualify perfectly  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 24, 2009, 05:35:09 PM
Lolling?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 24, 2009, 05:54:40 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Lolling?

Loll: to stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed manner.

That's exactly how I feel around here; very pleasant place to relax amongst friends (even though I've never met the great majority of you  :D )
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on February 24, 2009, 05:59:42 PM
Not to be confused with LOLing which is something that frequently happens to me round these parts.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on February 25, 2009, 10:25:59 AM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Lolling?

Loll: to stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed manner.

That's exactly how I feel around here; very pleasant place to relax amongst friends (even though I've never met the great majority of you :D )
:lol: I know what lolling means :roll:  I just didn't envisage you as a loller. But lolling is good as is LOLing :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 25, 2009, 01:29:58 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Lolling?

Loll: to stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed manner.

That's exactly how I feel around here; very pleasant place to relax amongst friends (even though I've never met the great majority of you :D )
:lol: I know what lolling means :roll:  I just didn't envisage you as a loller. But lolling is good as is LOLing :lol:

You're absolutely right; my public persona is and must remain as an upright (if not uptight) member of academia, or at least so I must promote this afternoon as I interview a bunch of prospective PhD students  :D

But I'm happy to declare here that I find lolling to be a very agreeable state of affairs also, particularly round these parts ... relax and let the buzzing Frostie* bees wash over me ...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 25, 2009, 02:44:19 PM
that at this moment we are in Iowa visiting my sisters (two of the three anyway) and my Mom, and most importantly, seeing my two boys (twins aged 14) that live here with their mom.  yay!  it is so great to see them all.
we had a lay-over in Chicago yesterday, and I was thinking it was too bad I didn't know if there were any Frosties* in town!
here's all three of my boys!
(http://http://www.rogergrow.com/image/threeboys.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on February 26, 2009, 01:19:53 AM
I'd like to announce that I've stumbled upon a photo of myself from when I was a wee little baby...

(http://http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01109/dormouse_1109696i.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 27, 2009, 11:25:45 AM
... that once again I've been captivated by another Grauniad photo gallery:

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2009/feb/27/clark-little-photograph-waves?picture=343885006

There's something wonderfully serene about these pictures and yet you view them in the full knowledge that it's absolutely transient and imminently violent.

Having swum on some pretty terrifying Hawaiian beaches in my time, I can testify to the violence part. And having body-surfed at Croyde last summer, I can only say that the second photo in the series scares the living crap out of me  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DannySoisSage on February 27, 2009, 11:53:57 AM
...that TBE's solo album is such a bloody cool thing.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on February 27, 2009, 04:05:00 PM
...that I'm off on me jollies tomorrow.
We're going to do this (http://http://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/findacruise/cruiseDetails/itineraryAndPricing.do;jsessionid=?packageCode=ID06W006&sailDate=1090301)  :mrgreen:

I'm intend to keep a blog here (http://http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/racinghippo/2/tpod.html), but that depends on me a) having internet access (fairly likely) b) having time (probably) and c) being sober enough when I've got time (no comment).

BTW:
Quote from: "DannySoisSage"
...that TBE's solo album is such a bloody cool thing.
Damn right!  Makes ya fink, too. All dat hard countin.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 27, 2009, 04:48:08 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that I'm off on me jollies tomorrow.
We're going to do this (http://http://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/findacruise/cruiseDetails/itineraryAndPricing.do;jsessionid=?packageCode=ID06W006&sailDate=1090301)  :mrgreen:

I'm intend to keep a blog here (http://http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/racinghippo/2/tpod.html), but that depends on me a) having internet access (fairly likely) b) having time (probably) and c) being sober enough when I've got time (no comment).

BTW:
Quote from: "DannySoisSage"
...that TBE's solo album is such a bloody cool thing.
Damn right!  Makes ya fink, too. All dat hard countin.
Enjoy your cruise. Mum and Dad in-law love cruses, they find them very restful and enjoyable, I'm sure you will too. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2009, 05:48:39 PM
I'd like to announce that my new headphones rawk harder than an electronic rawking machine purpose-built for rawking.
Me very happy!  :D

Post No. 300! I dedicate it to everyone on this wonderful Forum! Cheers!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on March 15, 2009, 06:17:58 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"

Post No. 300! I dedicate it to everyone on this wonderful Forum! Cheers!  :mrgreen:

In the same vein, I'd like to announce that I've hit 200!

I'm quite chuffed in a small but pleasingly meaningless way  :) This is the only band forum where there's anything like enough interesting stuff going on to make me want to contribute. Its bloody brilliant  :D  :D

Gawd bless her, and all who sail in her, I say.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 15, 2009, 06:58:09 PM
rats, guys!  I hit 600 sometime last week....

oy!  :shock:
 8-)
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Post by: Nellie on March 15, 2009, 08:14:02 PM
8-)  8-)  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 15, 2009, 09:20:45 PM
that should actually say, "grats"...

heh   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 15, 2009, 09:39:09 PM
I'm going to do 300 TONIGHT!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 15, 2009, 09:42:49 PM
Lucky 300....



[runs away...]
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 15, 2009, 09:45:39 PM
You not stopping then?

Taddah!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2009, 09:49:54 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Lucky 300....



[runs away...]

Take cover!

Edit: Congratulatinos, Nellie!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on March 15, 2009, 10:09:18 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
You not stopping then?

Taddah!

Cool !!  :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 15, 2009, 10:12:26 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Lucky 300....



[runs away...]

heh


I love Tunnocks Tea Cakes. (or at least what passes for them over here...)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 15, 2009, 10:25:37 PM
Is it safe to come back yet?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on March 15, 2009, 10:44:43 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Is it safe to come back yet?

No, probably not!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 16, 2009, 11:14:43 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Is it safe to come back yet?
It's probably best you stay where you are! :evil:  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 16, 2009, 11:45:50 AM
eek!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 16, 2009, 08:18:41 PM
nah!  c'mon in!  the water's fine!

it's just some of us are coarse....
 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 16, 2009, 09:18:26 PM
....fishermen?
Just covering the angles....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 16, 2009, 09:22:46 PM
Coarse....Even lewd.

I like that word "lewd"... it's as near onomatopoeic as semi-abstract words get.


And don't get me started on fishing.





But do let me know when I can come back.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 16, 2009, 09:29:43 PM
Is it my go?

(I know you're out there Geetar)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 18, 2009, 10:45:00 AM
I was over there, but that computer just blew up ( again- it's the replacement iMac for the first iMac that blew up...).

Now I'm over here. So yes, it's your go ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 18, 2009, 02:28:19 PM
Ok, you can come back now. Your time out is up. Just make sure you behave yourself, OK? Ok.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 18, 2009, 03:51:06 PM
:D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 18, 2009, 03:58:19 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
:D
Stop it!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 18, 2009, 05:13:33 PM
Your word is my command.
 












































:lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2009, 10:29:04 PM
I love this Forum!  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 18, 2009, 10:48:44 PM
And if I may be so bold as to speak (squeak) for this forum, it loves you right back.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 19, 2009, 01:00:52 AM
:mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2009, 09:41:51 AM
.....I'm in the mood for dancin'. :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 19, 2009, 11:22:10 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
.....I'm in the mood for dancin'. :lol:
....Romancin'?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on March 19, 2009, 11:45:22 AM
...boombastin?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on March 19, 2009, 11:53:19 AM
I'm not in the mood for workin'

I feel like shirkin'

 :D

Whatever happened to The Nolans??

OK, There is the one that was on The Bill (http://http://thebillbios.co.uk/news/nolan_quits_bill_sun_jun05.htm), and the one that could'nt skate. (http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/gallery/2009/jan/06/dancing-on-ice-itv-contestants?picture=341407642)

Apart from the one that was on The Bill, and the one that could'n't skate, whatever happened to The Nolans??? (http://http://www.nolansisters.com/)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2009, 11:55:06 AM
I think they exploded. I might be wrong :?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on March 19, 2009, 01:47:52 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I think they exploded. I might be wrong :?
Either that or they contracted a serious case of anonymity.


Nah! I think I prefer the explosion theory, far more plausible.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 19, 2009, 02:16:15 PM
One of them had a sex change and went on to play bass for It Bites.
But not any more.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on March 19, 2009, 04:34:54 PM
I thought that was one of the Corrs, not the Nolans?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on March 19, 2009, 05:02:22 PM
Oohhh Yeah, The Corrs?? Whatever happened to them?? :?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2009, 05:21:36 PM
I think they exploded.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 19, 2009, 08:42:49 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I think they exploded.

The word you're looking for is "hope", Nellie, not "think".  A search on YouTube seems warranted. :D

Corrs. Nolans. Krays. Valdoonicans. The world is a better place ...

Changing the topic ever so slightly, I was very taken with the following description of an album on ReRMegacorp's website today (having been led there is search of a copy of Phillip Bimstein's "Larkin Gifford's Harmonica", a beautifully evocative piece of which was played on Late Junction last night):

Quote
MAXYMENKO, MICHAEL: Businesscide

Michael, founder and brain behind the extraordinary Swedish post-Beefheartian group Kraljursastalten, and world-class ice-hockey player, here collects his extraordinary songbook including much of the two celebrated '70s releases by Kraljursastalten (the Reptile Institution: Michael plus the telepathic twins Stefan and Thomas Agaton), with later recordings from his solo record and released and unreleased pieces with Henry Kaiser, John 'Drumbo' French, Sten Standell, Andy West and others. Wild lurching swing complexity, ridiculous tempi, great rhythms, sudden mood changes, fine compositions and music that is always to the point: no fat, just coffee and cigarettes. Classic. Genre: Unpopular. Influences: Anatolij Tarasov, chief-coach and master-trainer of the Soviet national Ice-hockey team 1958-1972, inventor of "collective telepathy at high speed".

Has to be something to inspire Jem. Please tell me someone on here has a copy ...  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2009, 11:13:57 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"

Changing the topic ever so slightly, I was very taken with the following description of an album on ReRMegacorp's website today (having been led there is search of a copy of Phillip Bimstein's "Larkin Gifford's Harmonica", a beautifully evocative piece of which was played on Late Junction last night):

Quote
MAXYMENKO, MICHAEL: Businesscide

Michael, founder and brain behind the extraordinary Swedish post-Beefheartian group Kraljursastalten, and world-class ice-hockey player, here collects his extraordinary songbook including much of the two celebrated '70s releases by Kraljursastalten (the Reptile Institution: Michael plus the telepathic twins Stefan and Thomas Agaton), with later recordings from his solo record and released and unreleased pieces with Henry Kaiser, John 'Drumbo' French, Sten Standell, Andy West and others. Wild lurching swing complexity, ridiculous tempi, great rhythms, sudden mood changes, fine compositions and music that is always to the point: no fat, just coffee and cigarettes. Classic. Genre: Unpopular. Influences: Anatolij Tarasov, chief-coach and master-trainer of the Soviet national Ice-hockey team 1958-1972, inventor of "collective telepathy at high speed".

Has to be something to inspire Jem. Please tell me someone on here has a copy ... :D

I think that maybe you're spending a little too much time on your own :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 19, 2009, 11:31:20 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"

I think that maybe you're spending a little too much time on your own :roll:

Alone? Alone? Are you mad, woman?! I'm surrounded by little friends here in my office, cheeky gremlins who help me through the night preparing scintillating lectures for the great unwashed undergraduate masses ...

Honestly, they help me, they really do ...

Aaarrrggghhh ....   :shock:

(Actually, the good news is that tomorrow is the end of term and then both students and gremlins bugger off for a blissful [for me] five weeks ...  :mrgreen: )
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2009, 11:34:36 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Nellie"

I think that maybe you're spending a little too much time on your own :roll:

Alone? Alone? Are you mad, woman?! I'm surrounded by little friends here in my office, cheeky gremlins who help me through the night preparing scintillating lectures for the great unwashed undergraduate masses ...

Honestly, they help me, they really do ...

Aaarrrggghhh .... :shock:

(Actually, the good news is that tomorrow is the end of term and then both students and gremlins bugger off for a blissful [for me] five weeks ... :mrgreen: )

I rest my case :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 28, 2009, 10:05:20 PM
...My Frost* cd's snuggle in between Aretha Franklin to the left and Funkadelic to the right. That is all. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 28, 2009, 10:38:34 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
...My Frost* cd's snuggle in between Aretha Franklin to the left and Funkadelic to the right. That is all. :D
That's all?? You only have 4 CDs???
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 28, 2009, 10:43:52 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Nellie"
...My Frost* cd's snuggle in between Aretha Franklin to the left and Funkadelic to the right. That is all. :D
That's all?? You only have 4 CDs???
I'm shaking my fist at you :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 28, 2009, 10:49:07 PM
Tee Hee  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 29, 2009, 04:26:49 AM
I'd like to announce that it's 04:25, the night sky is clear and I feel like going for a walk...

...Which is a bloody stupid idea which must be cured with a dose of 2112 and sleep immediately. Night all.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on March 29, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
I'd like to announce that I pulled off doing a disco for a large hall full of kids. I'm apparently now branded as weird but cool by the local teenage fraternity.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 29, 2009, 02:20:04 PM
...that I had a stressful week at school and that I really enjoyed yesterdays football match (Holland-Scotland) :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on March 29, 2009, 04:55:12 PM
... that I'm now very sad as Oxford won the Boat Race today.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on March 30, 2009, 01:15:02 PM
Quote from: "AnsOnkruid"
...that I really enjoyed yesterdays football match (Holland-Scotland) :)
...that I didn't!  :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on March 30, 2009, 10:15:53 PM
...that my love affair is over.

An, err, "unconventional" one lasting almost a year.

I made a big mistake about 3 weeks ago, and whilst I tried to win her back, and offered her everything and all that I had, it was too late.

She was the woman of my dreams and the love of my life, but it was not to be.

Lord knows why I'm telling you lot; I need to tell someone I guess :)

Thanks for listening
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 30, 2009, 10:34:57 PM
sorry to hear that, Bert.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 30, 2009, 11:37:32 PM
Really sorry to hear that, Bert. Although no-where near the same level, I've sort of been through that area. I'm sure many people have, and I'm certain I'm heading for more in life. It seems inevitable.

I don't know what it is about this Forum that makes me feel I trust a bunch of people I've never sort-of-met or even seen, but I'd like to announce that I'm finally going to seek medical help and guidance to try and control my depression. It's about time, after nearly ten years of knowingly coping with it...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on March 31, 2009, 02:29:24 AM
Bert: Sorry to hear about it, I suppose actually taking that step away from that pain and stop dwelling on what's come to pass is the really difficult bit. But I hope once you've put all this behind you that you can move on properly without looking back too much.


And Mouse, I think getting help when you feel you need it is the right thing to do and definitely not something to feel ashamed of, which unfortunately some people do feel and that keeps them from seeking it. But I know quite a few people who've overcome depression by getting medical help for it, and I'm sure you can too!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on March 31, 2009, 04:22:45 AM
Sorry to hear about your bad news, Bert.. and Mouse.. that's a big, brave step to take, and I highly recommend it if you feel there's an issue that you need some help with. I've been through it too, and it's still an ongoing issue for me.

Come on out to a gig and hang with the Frost*ies.. It's a great way to lift your spirits!   :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2009, 07:57:52 PM
Quote from: "landslug"
Come on out to a gig and hang with the Frost*ies.. It's a great way to lift your spirits!   :D

I intend to at the Leeds gig, worry ye not!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on March 31, 2009, 10:54:08 PM
My thanks for your kind words everyone  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 31, 2009, 10:56:58 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I don't know what it is about this Forum that makes me feel I trust a bunch of people I've never sort-of-met or even seen, but I'd like to announce that I'm finally going to seek medical help and guidance to try and control my depression. It's about time, after nearly ten years of knowingly coping with it...

good on you, Mouse.  I've been there, too.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 31, 2009, 11:32:59 PM
hugs and/or handshakes to both of you.

transmitting positive thoughts on all frequencies....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 01, 2009, 12:24:24 AM
Add my best wishes to you both.

I'm looking forward to getting back to Blighty now (I'm over the sadness of leaving here after eight years, more or less) for "gig therapy" too.

Just sorry I won't have met any of the US Frosties first.

Ah well- "Ars longa, vita brevis" as we say in Florida.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 01, 2009, 12:49:18 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Ah well- "Ars longa, vita brevis" as we say in Florida.
"big bottoms and long live sandwich toasters"....amen to that! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 01, 2009, 12:55:15 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Geetar"
Ah well- "Ars longa, vita brevis" as we say in Florida.
"big bottoms and long live sandwich toasters"....amen to that! :lol:

Pedro, you make me laugh so much!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on April 01, 2009, 01:06:55 AM
My heartfelt thoughts going to you Bert and Mouse. Bert, I've been down a similar road
as you over the past year. Mouse, I've been where you are before in my life as well
and I'm actually trying to avoid ending up back in that place myself right now.
Good one on you for seeking help,never be ashamed it's ok.

My day job of going on 11 years now is about all I have had and I've come near
to just exploding at managers and other co-workers the past two days.
Good thing I have developed a self defense mechanism of calming down
and thinking through things rationally. It's especially hard right now around
just in time for my next review.

I do want to extend a virtual 'open hand' to anyone hear and let everyone know
what great friends we all have here and we'll always be here to listen and support
each other when it's needed.

-Brian
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on April 01, 2009, 01:35:59 AM
Sorry to hear that Bert, that can be rough when your "other me" walked out of your live. Thank god there is a Frost* forum :)  Feel welcome!

Congrats, Mouse, for seeking help. Depression really sucks and medication and therapy can beat that. I'm struggling with anxiety disorder and therapy and mindfulness helped me a lot.

A wise man told me: "You have to do it yourself, but you don't have to do it alone"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on April 01, 2009, 01:37:05 PM
I'll second Bokkie's comment, and send sympathy to Bert and Mouse.

I struggled horribly with post-natal depression after the births of both of my children - there wasn't a Frost* forum in those days so it was all quite tough. But what I found really surprising is just how common depression is, and how little people talk about it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: AnsOnkruid on April 01, 2009, 04:45:48 PM
Ahw Bert, very very sorry to hear such sad news... :(
And yes, glad you're searching help Mouse.
I hope things will get better for both of you really really really soon!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 07, 2009, 10:58:28 PM
Thanks to everyone for the support, it's been one hell of a virtual hug!

Cheers to you all!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: AnsOnkruid on April 08, 2009, 07:35:22 AM
......that it's finally my 16th birthday today :D :D :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 08, 2009, 07:52:52 AM
Yay! Many happy returns!
Hope you have a great day. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: FantomG on April 08, 2009, 08:42:21 AM
Happy Birthday AnsOnkruid .....16....wow  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on April 08, 2009, 09:31:52 AM
Happy birthday! Young frost*ies are growing up very well! 8-)  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 08, 2009, 10:48:44 AM
happy birthday!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 08, 2009, 11:52:14 AM
Yay- Many happy returns!

Before we know it, you'll be legally allowed to go into pubs and buy beer (and packets of cheese and onion crisps); though Heaven forbid that you should indulge in such vice and iniquity.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 08, 2009, 12:14:16 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Yay- Many happy returns!

Before we know it, you'll be legally allowed to go into pubs and buy beer (and packets of cheese and onion crisps); though Heaven forbid that you should indulge in such vice and iniquity.
Indeed....crisps :shock: ....the very idea.... :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 08, 2009, 12:15:38 PM
Or even Guinness (and pickled eggs).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 08, 2009, 03:15:09 PM
Happy happy Birthday!  :D

Quote from: "Geetar"
Or even Guinness (and pickled eggs).

Pickled eggs? Disgusting habit! Although I can't complain, as I do love a pint or two of Guiness...  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on April 08, 2009, 08:22:18 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Happy happy Birthday!  :D

Quote from: "Geetar"
Or even Guinness (and pickled eggs).

Pickled eggs? Disgusting habit! Although I can't complain, as I do love a pint or two of Guiness...  :)

I recommend a pickled egg, in a bag of crisps (usually Salt and Vinegar alternatively Cheese and Onion for an interestingly different taste sensation).

Washed down by a few pints of real ale.

I cannot be held responsible for any after effects though  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on April 09, 2009, 08:33:14 PM
That i'm leaving home tomorrow morning at 8:00 to meet 10 other mentally  challenged who like to ride 600 Km by motorcycle to end up somewhere in Belgium, to sleep in tents and wakeup the next morning with enormous backaches, kooking on gasoline-stoves under primitive circumstances. And that a whole weekend long.(And there is something with beer,wine, great food and superb company)
Why am i doing this? :?  Oh yes.. it's fun . :D  And the rhythm of my V-twin crossing valleys and planes, roads and dirt-tracks is like a steady 6/8  (sometimes a 9/8, but that's character not an error ;) )  

For all those who won't join me,
I wish you all a happy easter!!               with eggs or something...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 09, 2009, 08:58:29 PM
Happy trails, Bokkie!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 09, 2009, 10:17:46 PM
take pictures!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 09, 2009, 10:55:45 PM
Have a good one Bokkie!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 10, 2009, 11:19:49 PM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
And the rhythm of my V-twin


What have you got bike-wise? I sold my Harley 12 months ago (agricultural anachronistic bone-shaking museum piece that it was) to a mate in Cali.

I doubt you're planning to ride so far on anything so tooth-rattlingly awful.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on April 12, 2009, 12:40:33 PM
i'm hiding in the bedroom until the kids come down off the easter egg high!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 12, 2009, 07:34:32 PM
Ha!  :lol:  I remember days like that (except I was the one on the high).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on April 13, 2009, 08:26:00 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Quote from: "Bokkie"
And the rhythm of my V-twin


What have you got bike-wise? I sold my Harley 12 months ago (agricultural anachronistic bone-shaking museum piece that it was) to a mate in Cali.

I doubt you're planning to ride so far on anything so tooth-rattlingly awful.
Lol, I heard about those machines. Nice sound though. I have a Moto Guzzi 1000 SP. It's an old tourbike from '82, but still running great!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on April 14, 2009, 12:00:25 AM
...that llamas have far more of the noble demeanour (and long bendy neck) of giraffes than I'd ever imagined.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 15, 2009, 09:44:22 PM
I'd like to announce that I've bought some new vinyls, so I'm digging out the turntable again and turning my room into a proper workstation. Hopefully.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 15, 2009, 09:58:27 PM
I'd like to announce that it is absolutely beautiful here!  59°F and sunny, and just wow.  love it.
 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 15, 2009, 10:42:24 PM
...that I've just arrived  in Dallas after twenty two hours in a tightly-packed van, and I'm just heading to the hotel bar for a cold beer.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 15, 2009, 11:04:56 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
...that I've just arrived  in Dallas after twenty two hours in a tightly-packed van, and I'm just heading to the hotel bar for a cold beer.

yeehaw!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on April 16, 2009, 01:28:58 AM
...that being diverted off the A1 via around Wittering in a torrential rainstorm will get you home well after midnight.

Damn.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2009, 02:04:00 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that it is absolutely beautiful here!  59°F and sunny, and just wow.  love it.
 8-)

We have incredibly thick fog where I am right now. Not jealous. Not at all.  :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on April 16, 2009, 09:15:04 AM
We also have great weather here, but than in degrees...22 :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 17, 2009, 09:37:30 PM
I'd like to announce that tomorrow night, I'll be singing Carmina Burana with the Vermont Symphony.  I'm the Roasted Swan... (http://http://www.rogergrow.com/music/swan.mp3)
 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Beano on April 17, 2009, 09:56:36 PM
So is that you singing on the mp3 Rogerg? most impressive

and what lovely bassoons on the intro, I do have a soft spot for the low woodwinds, they make me larf they do :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 17, 2009, 10:00:57 PM
yup, that's me.  thanks!

yeah, the bassoon rocks this piece.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on April 17, 2009, 11:22:43 PM
Wow.....im speechless, very good sir Roger sir..you.
Roasted swan hmmm....makes me hungry :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 18, 2009, 12:34:52 AM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
Roasted swan hmmm....makes me hungry :D

Oh no, not food again! Here comes the hunger...

Wow, I'm amazed by the power in your voice Roger! Very, very impressive!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on April 18, 2009, 03:54:49 PM
I'd like to announce that I've descaled the kettle.

When it boils it now just plays random notes.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on April 18, 2009, 05:01:05 PM
Sounds great, Roger!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on April 21, 2009, 12:01:57 PM
Very impressive, Roger!
Carmina Burana is wonderful to participate in, my uni choir was one of many to perform it about a year ago, but sadly I had throat infection after throat infection that spring and missed too many rehearsals to be allowed to perform at the actual event. Clearly, I wasn't doing any solos or anything, but I still felt gutted having missed out!
I hope you had a great time with it! (:-D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on April 21, 2009, 12:13:55 PM
Yup, I'm with you there... Carmina was probably my most favourite work when I was in the school choir!

Probably made better by being one of the few non-religious works we ever sang. It was always good fun translating those lyrics... :p
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on April 21, 2009, 02:08:33 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that tomorrow night, I'll be singing Carmina Burana with the Vermont Symphony.  I'm the Roasted Swan... (http://http://www.rogergrow.com/music/swan.mp3)
 8-)
Bloody hell, Roger! You're rather good  :shock:
But a swan-song at such a tender age? :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 21, 2009, 02:35:47 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that tomorrow night, I'll be singing Carmina Burana with the Vermont Symphony.  I'm the Roasted Swan... (http://http://www.rogergrow.com/music/swan.mp3)
 8-)
Bloody hell, Roger! You're rather good  :shock:
But a swan-song at such a tender age? :(

heh thanks!

I know, I was dying up there!   :P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 21, 2009, 04:16:02 PM
Awesome, Rog!  If Dec needs any help at RoSFest, he'll know who to ask.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 21, 2009, 10:24:37 PM
....that life has a nasty way of biting you in the bum when you least expect it.  :roll:

When the end of September rolls around, I shall be without a job. :shock:

The powers that be (it's always them, isn't it) have decided to cut all development activities in the UK in favour of our cheaper colleagues in Turkey and the Czech Republic. So there is no selection process and no hope of any form of reprieve....31 years of service hits the buffers....  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on April 21, 2009, 10:30:58 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
....that life has a nasty way of biting you in the bum when you least expect it.  :roll:

When the end of September rolls around, I shall be without a job. :shock:

The powers that be (it's always them, isn't it) have decided to cut all development activities in the UK in favour of our cheaper colleagues in Turkey and the Czech Republic. So there is no selection process and no hope of any form of reprieve....31 years of service hits the buffers....  :(
Pedro, that's awful.   :( Truly sorry to hear that.  I hope you find a new job soon.
If all else fails, you have a great future producing videos for prog bands.
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Post by: Nellie on April 21, 2009, 10:32:42 PM
OMG Pedders, that is truly terrible news. x
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Post by: Brom on April 21, 2009, 11:22:56 PM
Same here Pedro. However, a man with all your considerable talents should be able to find something without any problem.

Modern life eh!!!  :roll: at least you got a bit of a warning.
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Post by: RWA on April 21, 2009, 11:46:31 PM
Oh dear!  :shock:
I never really bothered looking into this thread again since it started out rather silly.... but it has turn into a confession stand so it seems!  ;)

Quote from: "Mouse"
I don't know what it is about this Forum that makes me feel I trust a bunch of people I've never sort-of-met or even seen, but I'd like to announce that I'm finally going to seek medical help and guidance to try and control my depression. It's about time, after nearly ten years of knowingly coping with it...
Always good to hear someone's made the choice to seek for help. I did the exact same thing about 14 years ago and it's the best decision I've ever made!

Quote from: "Pedro"
....that life has a nasty way of biting you in the bum when you least expect it.  :roll:

When the end of September rolls around, I shall be without a job. :shock:

The powers that be (it's always them, isn't it) have decided to cut all development activities in the UK in favour of our cheaper colleagues in Turkey and the Czech Republic. So there is no selection process and no hope of any form of reprieve....31 years of service hits the buffers....  :(
That's sucks big time Pedro.....  :(
I hope you're able to find something new before September.  :|

Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that tomorrow night, I'll be singing Carmina Burana with the Vermont Symphony.  I'm the Roasted Swan... (http://http://www.rogergrow.com/music/swan.mp3) 8-)
Can't listen to it at work. Will check this at home today.  :)
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Post by: rogerg on April 22, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
oh, Pedro!  that just flat out sucks.  those people have no brains or vision.  they don't deserve you.

I am sending all sorts of good job energy your way!
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Post by: Mouse on April 22, 2009, 01:01:07 AM
That's terrible news, Pedro.  :(

Mental hug and cup of tea heading your way now. (Though not at the same time, as that could be quite disasterous.  :shock: ) Hope something turns up soon.
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Post by: johninblack on April 22, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
oh, Pedro!  that just flat out sucks.  those people have no brains or vision.  they don't deserve you.

I am sending all sorts of good job energy your way!


I'm with Roger, you now have double good job energy coming your way.
I really hope you find something very soon.
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Post by: Pedro on April 22, 2009, 12:41:26 PM
Thanks guys. Really appreciate it.

It's all a bit surreal at the moment. In theory the money situation (feeble severance package included) means we can effectively carry on as is till about this time next year.
This is comforting on the one hand but bleedin' scary on the other.
I can convince myself, at times, that I can make a complete change and do something wildly different - stretch out and really fly (as it were)....as the man said, the world is my lobster, Terry.

It would be nice to make a change but the thought doesn't hold up for long and is soon replaced by a fear-driven instinct to find the nearest, most identical job and assume the same seated, desk-bound position I've been in for 30 years. Master Pedro is half-way through A-Levels and will then mount an assault on Uni and Miss Pedro is still doing the Uni thing. Reliable income (as much as anything is reliable) is definitely required.

We shall see....rest assured, like it or not, you'll hear ALL about it.... :shock:  :roll:  :D
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Post by: Philadelphia on April 22, 2009, 01:07:25 PM
Rest assured, we WANT to hear all about it.

I'd wish you luck, Pedro, but I have a feeling you're the kind of man who relies more on skill than luck and with that in mind I'm sure you'll find something new soon, whether it be along the lines of your previous job or something completely new!
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Post by: RWA on April 22, 2009, 01:20:56 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "rogerg"
I'd like to announce that tomorrow night, I'll be singing Carmina Burana with the Vermont Symphony.  I'm the Roasted Swan... (http://http://www.rogergrow.com/music/swan.mp3)
 8-)
Bloody hell, Roger! You're rather good  :shock:

I'd say!  :shock:
Wow Roger, very impressive!  :)
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Post by: Geetar on April 22, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
Tough one, Pedro.

If it's any consolation, I'll be joining you in the personal re-invention game shortly in the UK. Not much call for residential recording studios or mountains of pro-audio right now, I fear.


It surely sucks at this age, and in these times.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on April 22, 2009, 10:10:46 PM
Apparently, we are the closest we have been to Mars for 5000 years. Waits.........
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Post by: Pedro on April 22, 2009, 10:13:41 PM
No-one believed in the first years of the 21st century....
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Post by: Mouse on April 22, 2009, 10:29:39 PM
(Looks out of the window) Does anyone know how to find it?

(Looks again) Oh great - clouds. Just great. :(
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Post by: Nellie on April 22, 2009, 10:39:23 PM
Someone (TA) will know. :D
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 22, 2009, 11:00:58 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Someone (TA) will know. :D

Right on cue, Nellie: thanks  :D

Even if it wasn't for the clouds, Mouse, you need to get up early in the morning to see Mars at the moment: it rises in the east shortly before sunrise. It won't be bright either; it's only 30 degrees or so from the Sun, so dawn's crepuscular light will swamp it.

That said, it's very close to Venus at the moment, which is much brighter, so if you can find it, you'll have a shot at Mars too. Indeed, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune and the Moon (tonight) are all stacked up in a line covering just about 50 degrees rising ahead of the Sun. Maybe I should stay up late tonight too; it's clear down here in Devon (as the RAF Chinook pilots appear to know too; they're out night flying at 50 feet, right over our house a couple of times already this evening).

As for the nearest approach question, Nellie, I'm not sure you're right there. The closest approach (opposition) in 2003 was the nearest for 60,000 years and it won't be closer again until 2208. The next opposition is in late January 2010, so for those that believe in that sort of thing (along with the root and leaf day blarney for wine-tasting), things are set to get worse for a year yet ...
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Post by: Mouse on April 23, 2009, 01:30:02 AM
Wow. Thanks TA! Although mornings are not kind to me and the clouds don't look like they're clearing off.  :(  I remember when Mars got close in 2003. I recall being able to see the North polar ice cap (though that might be down to a big imagination or a speck on the window  ;) ).

Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
The next opposition is in late January 2010, so for those that believe in that sort of thing (along with the root and leaf day blarney for wine-tasting), things are set to get worse for a year yet ...

Are you referring to the idea that when all the planets line up the Earth's weather system will go haywire, or something? People seem to think more about ending the world rather than saving it these days...  :(
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 23, 2009, 10:47:57 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Wow. Thanks TA! Although mornings are not kind to me and the clouds don't look like they're clearing off.  :(  I remember when Mars got close in 2003. I recall being able to see the North polar ice cap (though that might be down to a big imagination or a speck on the window  ;) ).

Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
The next opposition is in late January 2010, so for those that believe in that sort of thing (along with the root and leaf day blarney for wine-tasting), things are set to get worse for a year yet ...

Are you referring to the idea that when all the planets line up the Earth's weather system will go haywire, or something? People seem to think more about ending the world rather than saving it these days...  :(

Most welcome, Mouse.

On the seeing the polar ice cap in 2003, well either you used a telescope or you're Steve Austin: Mars ain't resolvable by the unaided human eye by a long chalk ...  Or perhaps it was a pair of special beer goggles adapted for astronomical use ... :D

On chaos, catastrophe, and the government telling porkie pies with its budget projections for the next decade, I think it's the astrology nutters who reckon that oppositions (closest approaches) of Mars to the Earth bring disasters to the world (such as Russell Grant). But then they say so many stupid and unbelievable things, it's hard to keep track. Indeed, just like the government ...  ;)
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Post by: Mouse on April 23, 2009, 04:24:56 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Mouse"
On the seeing the polar ice cap in 2003, well either you used a telescope or you're Steve Austin: Mars ain't resolvable by the unaided human eye by a long chalk ...  Or perhaps it was a pair of special beer goggles adapted for astronomical use ... :D

Heh. Another good memory from childhood dashed by cold, hard facts.  :)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 23, 2009, 05:45:28 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Mouse"
On the seeing the polar ice cap in 2003, well either you used a telescope or you're Steve Austin: Mars ain't resolvable by the unaided human eye by a long chalk ...  Or perhaps it was a pair of special beer goggles adapted for astronomical use ... :D

Heh. Another good memory from childhood dashed by cold, hard facts.  :)

From childhood? 2003? Good grief I'm getting old ...  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on April 23, 2009, 07:08:09 PM
Yes Mousey is one of the babies of the group (18?)  :shock:
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Post by: Mouse on April 23, 2009, 07:45:10 PM
Correct! Although I must question the babies category...  :twisted:
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Post by: Brom on April 24, 2009, 11:58:34 PM
I'd like to announce that the news item on everyone's lips here in the US is... Susan Boyle. Well done that lass!!
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Post by: Geetar on April 25, 2009, 12:06:59 AM
I like her new 'do. It makes her look like Jimmy Page.... or something.
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Post by: turbo on April 29, 2009, 11:37:50 AM
I would like to announce ive worked out how to put an avatar on my posts at last  :lol:
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Post by: Ecosse on April 29, 2009, 02:28:21 PM
I'd like to annouce that I (by accident) ran over my iPod in my car last night :(
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Post by: D S on April 29, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
Don't worry - Steven Wilson has taken to destroying them in all sorts of ways recently (e.g. shooting them) so you're in good company.  ;)
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Post by: Geetar on April 30, 2009, 01:29:02 AM
I'd like to announce our permanent relocation to the UK in seven weeks.
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Post by: Bokkie on April 30, 2009, 02:50:21 AM
Cheers to the queen of Holland!! In her honor we drink...a lot.  :lol:


its her birthday.
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Post by: rogerg on April 30, 2009, 10:34:45 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I'd like to announce our permanent relocation to the UK in seven weeks.


US'ns'll miss you!
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 30, 2009, 12:37:30 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I'd like to announce our permanent relocation to the UK in seven weeks.
Huzzah!
I'll put the kettle on.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 30, 2009, 05:33:18 PM
Thanks, rog. It's weird and sad to go, but there are compensations too- talk about feeling conflicted. After nearly eight years, I defy anyone not to get attached to a place or some of the folks in it.

We're looking at schools for the kids right now. Sadly, where we're going, there's nothing to really compare with their school here...unless you're prepared to pay 15-20k a year per small beast :shock:


So RH:put that kettle on- though I doubt that it'll suit you.
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Post by: Nellie on April 30, 2009, 10:49:58 PM
Where abouts are you going to be?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on April 30, 2009, 11:10:32 PM
Near Cobham in  Surrey. I grew up in the area, so it's a return home of sorts.

Plus my brother lives in Surbiton, so I'm near his gaff - and The Peel, of course.
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Post by: rogerg on May 01, 2009, 03:15:11 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Near Cobham in  Surrey. I grew up in the area, so it's a return home of sorts.

Plus my brother lives in Surbiton, so I'm near his gaff - and The Peel, of course.

sounds like a positive trade-off!


and I'd like to announce that in a few short hours (well, like 12) Cairn and I will be getting in the car and heading south, to RoSFest!!!!

RAWK!!!
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Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2009, 01:02:10 AM
Geetar, I shall set out some biscuits on a nice plate to go with that tea for you. Although I do know very well the awkardness of getting attatched to a place and then leaving it, welcome back mate.  :)

Roger, both of you enjoy yourselves! I should think the rest of us shall want photos and a full report when you get back!  8-)
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Post by: Geetar on May 02, 2009, 01:21:34 AM
Mouse- I'll bring some of my own too, and we can enjoy a tea-and-biscuit-athon.


rog, may you both travel safely. Post some photos and keep us updated.
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Post by: Mouse on May 04, 2009, 12:35:18 AM
I'd like to announce that I'm now positively overloading with anticipation over the ROSFest live CD! I know it's a bit too soon to be saying it, but I can't wait!
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Post by: Pedro on May 04, 2009, 01:07:02 AM
Happy Jedi Day everyone....
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Post by: Geetar on May 04, 2009, 01:27:23 AM
A Frosti's strength flows from the Frost*. A Frosti must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind*.

If you once start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny- consume you it will, as it did to Dream Theater's guitarist.










*yeah, right...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 04, 2009, 01:28:24 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Happy Jedi Day everyone....

Jedi Day?!  :roll:  Dare I say it? May the - (Suddenly beaten over the head by a large club of common sense)

Google haven't done a special logo for it, have they?
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Post by: Ash on May 04, 2009, 09:37:13 PM
Quote from: "Sammi"
I would like to announce that i am doing race for life for cancer research.http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/samibarton (http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/samibarton)   feel free to sponsor me if you would like. i would be truly great full.

I'd like to announce that poor old prog dog is being mistreated, or they are trying to turn him  into JJ or something  ;)
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Post by: wickedwitch on May 05, 2009, 09:35:10 PM
firstly, best of luck Pedro, in finding something more fun and suitable to a man of your talents.

secondly, Rog, cor blimey guv. beautiful.  I'm another one that 'did' carmina with the school choir. That certainly brought back memories! x
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Post by: Pedro on May 05, 2009, 09:50:43 PM
Ta muchly, m'lady. 'Tis a nice dream.....
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Post by: rogerg on May 05, 2009, 11:45:06 PM
Ta muchly, m'lady. Glad I could share the love and spark some memories.....
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Post by: EVP on May 06, 2009, 12:49:41 AM
I like to announce a happy cinco-de mayo to everyone.

or much rather, 'cinco de swine oh' that should be  ;)
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Post by: rogerg on May 06, 2009, 01:11:00 AM
and it's my sister's birthday!
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Post by: Nellie on May 06, 2009, 09:22:14 PM
There is apple juice on my keyboard and backwash from a 2 year old in my red wine.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 06, 2009, 09:27:59 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
There is apple juice on my keyboard and backwash from a 2 year old in my red wine.

that must be an awfully large glass to fit a 2-year-old in it.
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Post by: Nellie on May 06, 2009, 09:32:55 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Nellie"
There is apple juice on my keyboard and backwash from a 2 year old in my red wine.

that must be an awfully large glass to fit a 2-year-old in it.
I am a lush. :D
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Post by: Pedro on May 06, 2009, 11:09:19 PM
...that BBC Radio 4 news editors should listen to what their programmes are saying.

Maybe I am missing the point....

Three times tonight, in reference to the recent discovery of the remains of a new species of human being, the remains were described as indicating that the people were about "....four feet tall with a brain the size of a chimpanzee"....

Now, yer actual chimpanzee can be quite large....so on face value these reports suggested these people were 4 feet high with 3 foot diameter heads....an amusing thought until you consider giving birth to one! Maybe the reason why they didn't survive?

Anyway, should they not have been saying "....with a brain the same size as that of a chimpanzee" or "....with a brain the size of a chimpanzee's brain"?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 06, 2009, 11:11:41 PM
doncha just lurve English!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on May 06, 2009, 11:54:55 PM
announcing that i'm going to bed. do not adjust your clocks - it is indeed before midnight!

night all x
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Post by: Pedro on May 06, 2009, 11:57:51 PM
Night!  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 07, 2009, 12:01:13 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Now, yer actual chimpanzee can be quite large....so on face value these reports suggested these people were 4 feet high with 3 foot diameter heads....an amusing thought until you consider giving birth to one! Maybe the reason why they didn't survive?

Who's to say they didn't survive and evolve into something else?

(http://http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ajgr8/big-heads-usa-1.jpg)
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Post by: Pedro on May 07, 2009, 04:59:27 AM
:D  :lol:  :D
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Post by: FantomG on May 07, 2009, 08:23:39 AM
Quote
Now, yer actual chimpanzee can be quite large....so on face value these reports suggested these people were 4 feet high with 3 foot diameter heads....an amusing thought until you consider giving birth to one! Maybe the reason why they didn't survive?


lol...nearly a meter in 'diameter' head!!!  :lol: :shock:
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Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2009, 05:11:06 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm off to see Wishbone Ash in Middlesbrough tonight, sporting my new Mr. Prog T-shirt (thank you Nellie!  :mrgreen: ).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on May 13, 2009, 08:54:25 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I'm off to see Wishbone Ash in Middlesbrough tonight, sporting my new Mr. Prog T-shirt (thank you Nellie! :mrgreen: ).

Where is it then?
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Post by: Mouse on May 13, 2009, 11:52:24 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I'm off to see Wishbone Ash in Middlesbrough tonight, sporting my new Mr. Prog T-shirt (thank you Nellie! :mrgreen: ).

Where is it then?

In the wash.  8-)  It has been worn and worn well.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on May 14, 2009, 12:20:33 AM
I'd like to announce that I have a skunk taking up residence under my shed in the back yard :x
I went to get the mower out the other day and could smell it within 12 feet. Figures as I
saw the little POS at the end of the driveway when I pulled in one evening.

Luckily I got the mower out and got 95% of the lawn mowed. I was going to launch my offensive
and toss a few mothballs under there to make it leave. Worse yet, this is when they are
popping out their little skunchkins so there could very well be more of them. Their army
will soon grow and over take the neighborhood if I don't act fast.  I found someone local
who is bringing a trap to catch it/them and take them to stinkyville.

Peppe-Le-Pew is not pulling on over I me.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 15, 2009, 01:10:50 AM
I'd like to announce (cough, splutter...) that I've just bought....

.... a new suit.




It's the end of the world as we know it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 15, 2009, 02:09:29 AM
Depends on the type of suit....

Business
Lounge
Law
Birthday....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 15, 2009, 02:28:35 AM
A new suit has been on the cards for a while now.
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Post by: rogerg on May 15, 2009, 03:58:41 AM
aces!!
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on May 15, 2009, 12:13:59 PM
I'd like to announce that the aerial telescope is a type of very long focal length refracting telescope built in the second half of the 17th century that did not use a tube.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on May 15, 2009, 10:43:53 PM
i'd like to announce that my feet hurt and i'm going to bed just as soon as i can shift the moggie off my side! :roll:
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Post by: tomskerous on May 15, 2009, 11:43:01 PM
I'd like to announce that I didn't really feel up to any wine this evening.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 16, 2009, 06:24:53 AM
I'd like to announce that I've just now made the decision to go to Leeds for the day. My train leaves at 09:40. I haven't slept, so I'm going to go for a walk first to wake myself up.

Cheerio.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 16, 2009, 08:23:11 AM
Quote from: "tomskerous"
I'd like to announce that I didn't really feel up to any wine this evening.

I'm sorry to hear that.



And cheerio, Mouse. Catch you later.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on May 16, 2009, 08:47:08 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Quote from: "tomskerous"
I'd like to announce that I didn't really feel up to any wine this evening.

I'm sorry to hear that.

Oh, it was a state achieved through prior dedication and hard work, so that's ok.

And today a bunch of mums and kids descend for a barbeque, and I'm back on form - bring on the Chilean Cab Sauv!
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Post by: rogerg on May 16, 2009, 03:04:09 PM
I'd like to announce that Cairn and I are going yard sale-ing today, and then we'll organize the book shelves, and then maybe watch a movie!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 16, 2009, 03:30:15 PM
I'd like to announce that I'd like to hang out with Roger and Cairn today, but instead must hide plastic Easter eggs for the umpteenth time this morning.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 16, 2009, 07:07:32 PM
It's a bit hot/intermittently rainy for yard sales, so I'll just go straight for the movie.

And the kids have, respectively, started studying for end-of-year exams and gone to a pool party, so it's quite peaceful here for a change.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on May 16, 2009, 10:12:08 PM
That I would like to see a new home page as I believe Rosfest has been and gone (albeit splendid). I thank you. :D
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Post by: tomskerous on May 16, 2009, 10:51:57 PM
that I would like to know the special edition CDs have gone off to the duplication place first.
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Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2009, 01:34:36 AM
I'd like to announce that the spontaneous trip to Leeds was a welcome and much needed breath of fresh air. I even found time to do some arty photography (http://http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=76340&id=552434683&l=204c7a8c0f) if anyone's interested.

I'd also like to announce that green is the colour.  8-)
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Post by: catherine on May 17, 2009, 09:46:02 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"

I'd also like to announce that green is the colour.  8-)

Thanks a lot, Mouse - your last comment triggered off a memory I'd successfully repressed for years, and I now have

Blue is the colour, football is the game
We're all together, and winning is our aim
So cheer us on through the sun and rain
'Cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name
 
running through my head as a ghastly earworm. I'd better go and listen to something decent to flush it out!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 17, 2009, 09:59:27 AM
Frost* is the colour (eh?) progging is the game,
They're not co-located and rarely dress the same,
But cheer them on and they'll entertain
For biscuits not financial gain  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on May 17, 2009, 11:20:44 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Frost* is the colour (eh?) progging is the game,
They're not co-located and rarely dress the same,
But cheer them on and they'll entertain
For biscuits not financial gain  :D
Reminds me of an Ian Dury song.....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 17, 2009, 11:33:25 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Frost* is the colour (eh?) progging is the game,
They're not co-located and rarely dress the same,
But cheer them on and they'll entertain
For biscuits not financial gain  :D
Reminds me of an Ian Dury song.....
Surely he didn't write this (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvrM34wTaDU&feature=related)?  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on May 17, 2009, 11:38:12 AM
It was Larry Page (I believe). I used to work with his child bride.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on May 17, 2009, 04:48:45 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Frost* is the colour (eh?) progging is the game,
They're not co-located and rarely dress the same,
But cheer them on and they'll entertain
For biscuits not financial gain  :D
Reminds me of an Ian Dury song.....
Surely he didn't write this (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvrM34wTaDU&feature=related)?  ;)
I was thinking more along these lines (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPvRsLWlDXw)  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2009, 11:43:16 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "Mouse"

I'd also like to announce that green is the colour.  8-)

Thanks a lot, Mouse - your last comment triggered off a memory I'd successfully repressed for years, and I now have

Blue is the colour, football is the game
We're all together, and winning is our aim
So cheer us on through the sun and rain
'Cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name
 
running through my head as a ghastly earworm. I'd better go and listen to something decent to flush it out!

Whoops.  :shock:  I was referring to the Pink Floyd song, but that little verse has now ruined it for all eternity.  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on May 26, 2009, 12:57:43 PM
I'd like to announce that picking out a house-warming gift in preparation for LivingForever's move next weekend proved quite easy in the end.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50095091 (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50095091)


I'd also like to announce that, apparently, I'm cool enough for Radio 2.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on May 26, 2009, 01:35:35 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that picking out a house-warming gift in preparation for LivingForever's move next weekend proved quite easy in the end.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50095091 (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50095091)

Buy him two! Then he can stack them and turn them into a (albeit 6-pointed) Frost*erisk:
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/temp/ikea-frost.gif)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on May 26, 2009, 02:43:36 PM
Hey, I should've done that! Maybe if we go back again after the actual move I'll get another one... (:-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on May 26, 2009, 10:33:15 PM
Grats LFE on your new place. Anything else we need to know????
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 27, 2009, 12:12:28 AM
Spill the beans, LFE! Please...  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on May 27, 2009, 12:52:47 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm NOT moving in with LFE... yet. In case anyone was wondering. (:-P

I guess I can announce that I found a job (in Sweden) where I'll probably be working for a few months before I relocate.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 27, 2009, 12:59:42 PM
Grats on the job, Philly!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on May 27, 2009, 02:12:05 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm not moving in with LFE yet either.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on May 27, 2009, 03:49:06 PM
Thanks, Pedro!
It's not exactly a dream job, I'll be doing door to door sales (so I'll probably be the most hated Frost*ie in the world in a while), but it's a job and I'm not about to pass up any job, so... Fingers crossed I can actually manage to sell stuff. (:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 27, 2009, 07:58:14 PM
Well I'd buy a door from you. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 27, 2009, 11:01:38 PM
grats, Philly!  I'm sure you'll get a handle on it in no time!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on May 27, 2009, 11:39:50 PM
I'd like to announce that I've just read all seventy-four pages of a government tender document (including the four page timber procurement guidelines) - some of them twice - and can still find absolutely no mention of how they'd actually like me to respond.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 28, 2009, 12:25:56 AM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'll be doing door to door sales


Opportunity knocks-but at least you have a job. I've still got to find one...


And Tom- what's new?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 28, 2009, 01:29:57 AM
Congratulatinos, Philly! Reminds me of a sketch funnily enough from The Sketch Show if anyone remembers that programme...

(A door-to-door salesman knocks on a door. A woman answers.)
Salesman: Hello! I'm a fruitcake salesman!
Woman: What are you selling?
Salesman: Shoes! Bleeaarrrrgh! (Jumps around and runs away down the street making odd noises.)

 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on May 28, 2009, 10:14:10 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd like to announce that I'm not moving in with LFE yet either.

Yet?  :shock:

Should I expect a knock on the door one night, when I least expect it?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on May 28, 2009, 10:25:43 AM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Quote from: "catherine"
I'd like to announce that I'm not moving in with LFE yet either.

Yet?  :shock:

Should I expect a knock on the door one night, when I least expect it?

Well, no, obviously, because then you'd be expecting it!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on May 28, 2009, 12:47:48 PM
Haha! Brilliant... that is easily the stupidest sentence I've ever typed. Congratulations me.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on May 28, 2009, 01:01:11 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Congratulatinos, Philly! Reminds me of a sketch funnily enough from The Sketch Show if anyone remembers that programme...

(A door-to-door salesman knocks on a door. A woman answers.)
Salesman: Hello! I'm a fruitcake salesman!
Woman: What are you selling?
Salesman: Shoes! Bleeaarrrrgh! (Jumps around and runs away down the street making odd noises.)

 8-)

Hahaha, I should so do that. Sadly fruitcake doesn't translate too well. (:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bokkie on May 28, 2009, 04:00:23 PM
Im sadly have to announce that the band i was playing in, doesn't longer exist. 2 members didn't want to go on. I asked them 6 months ago what they wanted, cause i had the feeling they were not so motivated any more. So after confronting them finally they admitted wanting to quit. So thats shite, but it's better than "dragging a dead horse".
This is the last thing we did:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf98Uuf4GR0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf98Uuf4GR0)

But there is also good news:

My Guzzi is running again. After replacing some seals and the distribution chain it sounds like this:
http://www.speedyshare.com/294674879.html (http://www.speedyshare.com/294674879.html)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 01, 2009, 09:24:57 PM
I'd like to announce that I found my mother singing Saline while she was washing the dishes... another Frostie* maybe? :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on June 02, 2009, 04:14:01 AM
I'd like to announce that...err...ugh...I forgot what I was going to announce....


...right then...carry on!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on June 03, 2009, 10:27:01 AM
That I've just been made redundant. Again. Not based on skills, based on the fact that I'll get no severance pay. Only been there 15 months.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 03, 2009, 10:53:10 AM
So sorry to hear that, BBS.  :(  Hope something works out for you soon.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 03, 2009, 12:21:03 PM
Yes, very sorry to hear it. Maybe we redundant Frost*ies should form a club....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 03, 2009, 12:41:16 PM
oh BBS, that's awful.

I'm currently on tenterhooks wondering if I will have a job after the end of next week. The place where I work has announced there will be a 25% head count reduction, so I'll either end up out, or else having to do the work of departed colleagues as well as my own, neither of which is a great outcome.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on June 03, 2009, 01:22:05 PM
Bugger.   :(   That's a bit crap, BBS.  I hope you get sorted with something else really soon.  And Catherine, I hope things don't pan out the way your fear either.
Something is not right with this world when decent Frost*ies find themselves out of a job.
Come the revolution, this will all have to change! :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on June 03, 2009, 09:49:06 PM
:(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 04, 2009, 12:09:15 AM
I'm sorry, Shed.  a bit of a rum go for you.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 04, 2009, 12:12:02 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Yes, very sorry to hear it. Maybe we redundant Frost*ies should form a club....

That, or a band.

Sorry about your news, BBS.

Hope the rest of you keep working. The uncertainty of whether to keep bashing away in the same industry, or try for something new, is my personal dilemma.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2009, 03:53:16 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm making my live debut tonight at 20:00 Hull time. I'll be playing my Electro-acoustic piece Making Waves through a six speaker diffusion system, with the performance aspect coming from me sitting behind a mixing desk (in the middle of the stage) channeling the (pre-recorded) sounds through the six speakers, fading them in and out and adjusting the levels, creating a shifting 3D soundscape.

Hopefully. That's the plan, anyways. Apart from that, I have no clue what's going on as I was only told about it a few hours ago.  :!:  I thought I was just providing some ambient background sound for an exhibition or something, but nope, turns out it's a full blown performance thing.

Right, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to start bricking it.  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 06, 2009, 04:00:36 PM
rock it out, Mouse!!!  you da man!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 06, 2009, 04:19:43 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I'm making my live debut tonight at 20:00 Hull time. I'll be playing my Electro-acoustic piece Making Waves through a six speaker diffusion system, with the performance aspect coming from me sitting behind a mixing desk (in the middle of the stage) channeling the (pre-recorded) sounds through the six speakers, fading them in and out and adjusting the levels, creating a shifting 3D soundscape.

Hopefully. That's the plan, anyways. Apart from that, I have no clue what's going on as I was only told about it a few hours ago.  :!:  I thought I was just providing some ambient background sound for an exhibition or something, but nope, turns out it's a full blown performance thing.

Right, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to start bricking it.  :shock:

"Courage, mon brave!", as they say in Luton.

Oh, and as an aside, I'd like to announce that I find Eric Johnson very funny. Especially his vocals.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on June 06, 2009, 08:57:02 PM
Thanks for the sympathy guys. Looks like a promising offer in the Cambridge area :D

Unfortunately it's about 4 hours away from where I live. :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 06, 2009, 10:50:27 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
Thanks for the sympathy guys. Looks like a promising offer in the Cambridge area :D

Unfortunately it's about 4 hours away from where I live. :(

Ah well... looking on the bright side, you'll have an additional gig buddy (me) if you move to the Cambridge area!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 07, 2009, 02:36:27 AM
I'd like to announce that Felinfoel Double Dragon is still the finest ale in the world.

I may have to repeat the tasting tomorrow, however, as I'm worried that a recent change in atmospheric pressure may have influenced the outcome.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on June 07, 2009, 09:15:59 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I'd like to announce that Felinfoel Double Dragon is still the finest ale in the world.

I may have to repeat the tasting tomorrow, however, as I'm worried that a recent change in atmospheric pressure may have influenced the outcome.

I was brought up in FelinFoel Country (Feeling Foul - is the non justified nickname by non Welsh speakers!) my only gripe with them is that they bought and closed the other local brewery - Buckley's who IMHO brewed a much better bitter.

Luton???  :o I thought you were Stateside?

Catching up here on this thread, I'd like to announce my real comisserations to BBS, good luck mate and Catherine, fingers crossed for you. Rough times!

Mouse, hope it went well, I went to a local open mike "gig" last week and it was very good! Simon Cowell you don't know the half of what Britain has lurking amongst the Satanic Mills.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 07, 2009, 10:20:52 AM
"Were you truly wafted here from Paradise?"

"Nah, Luton Airport."



But we're still in the US- and will be for a couple of weeks more.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on June 07, 2009, 08:37:36 PM
The young uns won't get that  :(  

I'd like to announce that I have a very painful lower back/upper bottom area caused by going down a water slide 5 times that had a big bump  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 07, 2009, 09:22:57 PM
Quote from: "Sarah"
The young uns won't get that  :(  

I'd like to announce that I have a very painful lower back/upper bottom area caused by going down a water slide 5 times that had a big bump  :(

that'll teach you to have fun!!

seriously, get well, and take care of yourself!  ((hug))
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 08, 2009, 10:47:10 AM
...I hate the bloody university! I had to do an ancient Hebrew exam today but I couldn't find the bloody room where I should have done the exam. And it's all the teacher's fault. Bloody bastards... :evil:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 08, 2009, 11:35:34 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I'd like to announce that Felinfoel Double Dragon is still the finest ale in the world.


Felinfoel is just 13miles down the road from where I sit now :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on June 08, 2009, 08:31:53 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
... I had to do an ancient Hebrew exam today
 :shock:  What are you studying?!?

Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
...but I couldn't find the bloody room where I should have done the exam.
 :lol:  sorry - I shouldn't laugh...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 08, 2009, 09:32:01 PM
Quote from: "Sarah"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
... I had to do an ancient Hebrew exam today
 :shock:  What are you studying?!?

Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
...but I couldn't find the bloody room where I should have done the exam.
 :lol:  sorry - I shouldn't laugh...

I study languages at the beautifully crappy La Sapienza here in Rome! I study English and Swedish, but I have to do some exams called "by student's choice". I saw ancient Hebrew and I thought: "Why not?" :lol:

Anyway, it seems that the bloody teacher recognized she was wrong and gave me the opportunity to do the exam tomorrow... Thank God!...frey.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 08, 2009, 09:46:05 PM
That has just confirmed my worst fears.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on June 09, 2009, 09:07:24 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"

Anyway, it seems that the bloody teacher recognized she was wrong and gave me the opportunity to do the exam tomorrow... Thank God!...frey.

Good luck!!

Quote from: "Nellie"
That has just confirmed my worst fears.

Eh?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on June 10, 2009, 12:25:27 PM
I'd like to report that all my reports for this month are done  :D ... thanks to two earfulls of Pendulum to swing things along.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 10, 2009, 09:29:18 PM
Quote from: "Sarah"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"


Quote from: "Nellie"
That has just confirmed my worst fears.

Eh?
That he is a bit bonkers :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 10, 2009, 09:30:27 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Sarah"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"


Quote from: "Nellie"
That has just confirmed my worst fears.

Eh?
That he is a bit bonkers :D

Pardon? :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 10, 2009, 09:32:29 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Sarah"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"


Quote from: "Nellie"
That has just confirmed my worst fears.

Eh?
That he is a bit bonkers :D

Pardon? :lol:
That he is a bit bonkers :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 10, 2009, 09:35:01 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Sarah"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"


Quote from: "Nellie"
That has just confirmed my worst fears.

Eh?
That he is a bit bonkers :D

Pardon? :lol:
That he is a bit bonkers :lol:

Oh thank you! :lol: That was very kind of you indeed! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 10, 2009, 09:36:54 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Sarah"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"


Quote from: "Nellie"
That has just confirmed my worst fears.

Eh?
That he is a bit bonkers :D

Pardon? :lol:
That he is a bit bonkers :lol:

Oh thank you! :lol: That was very kind of you indeed! :lol:
Never a chore ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 10, 2009, 09:38:57 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Never a chore ;)  :lol:

lol! Anyway, I'd like to announce I got 24 out of 30 at that bloody exam! Hurray!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 10, 2009, 09:40:57 PM
Well done, sir!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 10, 2009, 10:07:47 PM
Well done indeed! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on June 10, 2009, 10:29:33 PM
clever thing - I can barely cope with English
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 10, 2009, 11:51:43 PM
Well done, sire! I deditcate my first post as a Pink Wafer to you!  :D

I was hoping you and Nellie would between you create the biggest quote box in existence, but alas...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 11, 2009, 02:09:10 AM
Excellent effort, sunshine.

Now how do you say "Wi'ye nae gizza pint'o heavy?" in that language?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 11, 2009, 03:13:31 AM
well done, Gandalf!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 11, 2009, 10:18:43 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Excellent effort, sunshine.

Now how do you say "Wi'ye nae gizza pint'o heavy?" in that language?

I really have no idea now! Everytime I'm done with an exam I automatically erase all the notions from my head! (Except from English... :lol: )
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 11, 2009, 03:04:47 PM
... that I will be addressing a roomful of East Anglian physicists in Norwich this evening (wearing my Lego robotics team coach hat) and that my knees are knocking at the thought of it!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 11, 2009, 03:15:14 PM
best of luck, catherine.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 11, 2009, 03:18:17 PM
I'd like to announce to anyone who doesn't already know that it's tomskerous' birthday today.  May it be a happy one, Tom!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 11, 2009, 07:16:57 PM
Ooooh, happy birthday to you Tom!  :D  Have fun!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 11, 2009, 08:27:34 PM
Full-on Birthday Greetiness, Tom.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on June 11, 2009, 08:46:44 PM
Auguri, Tom! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 11, 2009, 11:39:08 PM
Hippy Bathday, Tom!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on June 12, 2009, 12:51:39 AM
Cheers all. Has been great.

This is probably the only place that I'll admit I got the PG-era Genesis 5.1 Box Set as a present from my parents. But then I did also play Little Boots quite a lot today, so that balances it out...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on June 12, 2009, 01:24:43 AM
Bugger, late as usual. Happy Birthday Tom even if i'm a bit late!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 12, 2009, 02:50:36 AM
Happy birthday, Tom; and I'll look forward to buying you a pint of Penfolds when we finally meet.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Valhall on June 12, 2009, 03:53:59 AM
I'm late for the party ! But anyway, joyeux anniversaire  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 12, 2009, 02:20:08 PM
happy birthday, Tom!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 12, 2009, 10:37:16 PM
I'd like to announce that we've just waved goodbye to nearly everything we own ...it's in a forty foot container, which is even now slowly wending its way eastwards to the sea, and thence to the Land of Biscuits.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 12, 2009, 11:18:36 PM
/waves to the Geetar Family's stuff
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 13, 2009, 01:22:12 AM
We hardly knew ye.  Hope your stay here wasn't too traumatic and I wish you a pleasant trip home.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 13, 2009, 02:09:16 AM
True, and highly remiss of me. I hang my head in shame.

But there is a small consolation- you'll receive a welcome worthy of royalty  in our new tiny home* when you visit - and visit  you must.







* the cupboard under the stairs is to be the master bedroom, the children will sleep in the broom closet- and visitors will enjoy expansive views of the window box.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on June 13, 2009, 08:04:55 AM
We'll be glad to welcome you to the land of cupboards.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 13, 2009, 09:26:28 PM
Hope all goes well with your move when the time comes, Geetar.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on June 16, 2009, 08:14:30 PM
That there are only people talking about rock and prog bands in the 'other bands' section. This is poor form.

So I'll also announce that I used Pedro's Toys video in a meeting at work today, to talk about new forms of creativity. And also that 'bird and the bee' one where it's made out of apple desktop applications. (The male half of that band is Greg Kurstin who produced Lily Allen, Little Boots etc btw)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 16, 2009, 08:21:04 PM
Wow, that's really cool, thanks Tom.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 16, 2009, 08:28:43 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Wow, that's really cool, thanks Tom.  :)
You are now officially famous. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 16, 2009, 11:11:19 PM
I won't let it change my life.... ;)

...however much I might wish it would!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 16, 2009, 11:40:58 PM
I'd like to announce that I was really surprised by how tall Pedro is when I met him at Leeds. He's really, really tall!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 17, 2009, 04:23:16 AM
I'd like to announce that our favourite male resident photog, Mike Evans, is older today.  Jolly Annibirthary, Evs.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 17, 2009, 06:39:20 AM
Happiest of Birthdays, Mike!
Let there be cake! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 17, 2009, 08:32:10 AM
Cheers both :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 17, 2009, 09:14:08 AM
Happy birthday Mike! 21 again?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 17, 2009, 10:18:41 AM
Thanks Catherine and how did you guess :lol: although I think a few people including the local police force would rather I didn't have another 21st :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 17, 2009, 10:35:18 AM
Happy happy Birthday day Mike!  :D  Along with cake, let there be drink!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 17, 2009, 11:16:12 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Happy happy Birthday day Mike!  :D  Along with cake, let there be drink!

and biscuits!!

happy birthday (again!), Mike!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 17, 2009, 11:53:46 AM
Thanks you Mouse and Roger, I'm sure at varying points throughout the day there will be cake, drink and biscuits 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on June 17, 2009, 12:28:43 PM
Happy Birthday Mike. :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on June 17, 2009, 12:39:42 PM
Penblwydd hapys i ti Mike!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 17, 2009, 01:29:36 PM
Thanks BBS  :D

Diolch yn fawr Brom  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on June 17, 2009, 02:37:56 PM
Quote from: "eponymous"
cut-&-paste would be really useful in my 11:30 meeting.
:roll:
*Smiles at his trusty Android-powered, multi-tasking, open-source G1*
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 18, 2009, 02:31:16 PM
I'd like to announce to any recent Frost*ies who may be as yet unfamiliar with the true nature of this forum, that if you happen to notice there are new posts on a forum topic that does not interest you, such as 'Cockney Hobnobbery 101' or 'Garden Implements: Simple tools or vital weapons against the imminent gnome invasion?' - do not discount them on face value.  It would behoove you to explore them, regardless of topic, as odds are the actual topic of conversation has very little to do with the topic indicated.

Good day.

now put on your shin guards, grab a hoe and meet me behind the cabbage.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 18, 2009, 04:29:33 PM
Astute observation- many are  the opportunities for complete irrelevance  I've missed through indifference to a supposed topic.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Beano on June 20, 2009, 12:08:57 AM
that i'm off to look in the beer fridge to see what lovely real ales the lovely mrs Beano has got in this week

*heads off to kitchen*
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Beano on June 20, 2009, 12:15:07 AM
and the winner is...a bottle of Wychcraft :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 20, 2009, 10:08:02 AM
ewww - cold British beer, from a fridge? You're a heathen!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 20, 2009, 03:29:12 PM
Mt, Dew for me, thanks.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 20, 2009, 03:35:33 PM
As licked from the bare mountain, Rog?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 20, 2009, 03:43:59 PM
Mountain Dew....blech..ewwww..

......I'll take a crab juice.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 20, 2009, 03:56:20 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Mountain Dew....blech..ewwww..

......I'll take a crab juice.


heh

well, Cairn has a spoonful of fish oil every morning.  does that count?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on June 20, 2009, 05:30:39 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
ewww - cold British beer, from a fridge? You're a heathen!
A proper beer fridge Would have 3 compartments each at a different temperature as follows.....

Pale Lagers     7 - 10°C
Amber & Dark Lagers, Pale Ales   10 - 13°C
Dark Ales & Stouts    13 - 15.5°C

However if you only drink Ale then one fridge set to around 13°C should suffice.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 20, 2009, 05:42:36 PM
Mr. Black, your knowledge of beer and ale is most impressive.  :)

Quote from: "Geetar"
Mountain Dew....blech..ewwww..

......I'll take a crab juice.

Brilliant!  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on June 20, 2009, 05:54:10 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Mr. Black, your knowledge of beer and ale is most impressive.  :)

Due partly to having spent a few years as a barman or relief manager of public houses but mostly due to having been a terriable p*sshead for rather more years than I care to admit. I also have the ability to remember utter rubbish at the expense of rather more important stuff like birthdays, anniversaries and that sort of thing........
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on June 21, 2009, 12:48:55 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "catherine"
ewww - cold British beer, from a fridge? You're a heathen!
A proper beer fridge Would have 3 compartments each at a different temperature as follows.....

Pale Lagers     7 - 10°C
Amber & Dark Lagers, Pale Ales   10 - 13°C
Dark Ales & Stouts    13 - 15.5°C

However if you only drink Ale then one fridge set to around 13°C should suffice.

JIB, we need to sit down and have a good talk with some samples at some time in the future  :D

Tonite I was mostly drinking bottled Thwaites "Wainwright" - what a beautifully crisp refreshing ale!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on June 22, 2009, 09:16:52 AM
Quote from: "Brom"

JIB, we need to sit down and have a good talk with some samples at some time in the future  :D

Could be interesting, although the consumption of the "samples" might well lead to extreme silliness.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 22, 2009, 09:31:04 AM
I've got a nice bottle of Piddle In The Hole earmarked for tonight.

(http://http://www.hoppocketwine.co.uk/images/wyre%20piddle%20piddle%20in%20hole.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on June 22, 2009, 12:57:58 PM
Do tell us tomorrow what it tastes like.  I trust it won't be like, well,...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 22, 2009, 12:59:25 PM
Quote from: "D S"
I trust it won't be like, well,...  ;)
....the water in the bottom of a rowing boat?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on June 22, 2009, 01:00:51 PM
Indeed!  What else could it be?  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 22, 2009, 01:06:22 PM
I've had it before, several times - Morrisons sell it at about a quid a bottle, if my ageing memory serves me correctly. Quite dry, hoppy and fruity, nicely balanced.

I've done a spot of googling and discovered, to my delight, that they do some other splendidly-named brews:

Piddle in the Wind  
Piddle in the Dark
Piddle in the Snow

I shall have to look out for those!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on June 22, 2009, 01:35:39 PM
Piddle in the Snow - that would be the one with the distinctive yellow colour to it then?

Reminds me of the old Frank Zappa line - "Watch out where the huskies go - don't you eat that yellow snow!"  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 22, 2009, 01:39:36 PM
:D

And Piddle in the Dark - no matter how carefully you think you're aiming, you end up with only half of it in the glass and the rest dribbling down the edges...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 22, 2009, 06:44:24 PM
"Dribbling"... Oh, the graphic imagery!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on June 22, 2009, 06:59:14 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
:D

And Piddle in the Dark - no matter how carefully you think you're aiming, you end up with only half of it in the glass and the rest dribbling down the edges...

I'm worried by how much you know about this sort of occurrence  :shock:

Oh, It was just beer you were talking about...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 22, 2009, 07:05:18 PM
As I'm married to a bloke, and we have 2 sons, I've done far more than my fair share of mopping up wee from loo floors over the years.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on June 22, 2009, 07:22:08 PM
Maybe it should be "when the future's looking dark, we're the ones who have to sit down for a piddle"?
 :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on June 24, 2009, 02:05:51 PM
...that on Monday 13th July, I shall be joining 599 similarly-warped persons in a great big hall in Brum.
We're all going to take our drum kits, too.
And then we're all going to play them.
At the same time.
And hopefully - really, really hopefully - the same rhythm.

We're doing it to beat the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Full Drum Kit Ensemble".
But more importantly, we're doing it to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

So this is a shameless plug: Come one, come all! Reach for your credit cards! Sponsor me by donating on my JustGiving page (http://http://www.justgiving.com/johnkennard/)! <= Click there!

*Edit: Bunged this in its own thread (http://http://www.frostmusic.net/frosties/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1093) so as not to clog up this one with all the many, many wishes of good fortune and offers of money, raspberries, and small marsupials that will inevitably follow*
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 24, 2009, 02:44:54 PM
Never mind the shameless plug, RH - sounds like you'll need a pair of shameless ear plugs for that!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on June 24, 2009, 10:39:41 PM
that putting more than one courgette plant into your vegetable patch is asking for trouble.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 24, 2009, 10:42:05 PM
Quote from: "tomskerous"
that putting more than one courgette plant into your vegetable patch is asking for trouble.
I made that mistake last year. I also put half a dozen pumpkins in too!
I love a courgette though :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on June 24, 2009, 10:46:12 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "tomskerous"
that putting more than one courgette plant into your vegetable patch is asking for trouble.
I made that mistake last year. I also put half a dozen pumpkins in too!
I love a courgette though :D

They're doing battle with my first earlies. I dread to think who's going to win.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2009, 02:15:39 AM
Hm, courgettes or first earlies? Both provide wholesome goodness, but which is better?

There's only one way to find out...  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 25, 2009, 09:15:01 PM
...that we are here*, not there.

(* here being, in more precise terms, Kingston-upon-Thames)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on June 25, 2009, 10:46:23 PM
Yay! Welcome! Nice day for it. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 25, 2009, 10:47:24 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
...that we are here*, not there.

(* here being, in more precise terms, Kingston-upon-Thames)


oh, grats, Geetar!  I hope the journey was uneventful!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on June 25, 2009, 10:52:32 PM
Welcome, Geetar! Have a cup of tea and a biscuit!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 25, 2009, 11:20:12 PM
What Ho!

Consider yourself....well in! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2009, 12:06:35 AM
Welcome, Geetar! Hope the journey wasn't too bad.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 26, 2009, 03:35:55 PM
Thanks to all of you for the kind wishes.

To my American friends, I'm thinking of you.

To the UK crowd, there's still time to get up a few sandbags....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on June 30, 2009, 07:32:16 AM
...that I can't find the link to that neat web page that had a thing that was a bit like a Tenori-on in that it's a big square grid thing and you can click on the little squares in the grid to trigger notes and it's really fab and this sentence has been inspired by a six year old that would really like to play with it again but his dad's crap and didn't bookmark it and can anyone help please????
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ChrisX on June 30, 2009, 08:39:42 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that I can't find the link to that neat web page that had a thing that was a bit like a Tenori-on in that it's a big square grid thing and you can click on the little squares in the grid to trigger notes and it's really fab and this sentence has been inspired by a six year old that would really like to play with it again but his dad's crap and didn't bookmark it and can anyone help please????

Was it this one:

http://http://www.hobnox.com/index.1056.en.html

Click on Tone Matrix and hit the play button at the bottom and then start fooling around either with the Matrix or the drummachine :-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 30, 2009, 03:19:45 PM
I found this one lurking in my bookmarks from somewhere, too. Not as big as the other one, but it still does the same thing. :)

http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix (http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 30, 2009, 03:39:34 PM
Quote from: "ChrisX"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that I can't find the link to that neat web page that had a thing that was a bit like a Tenori-on in that it's a big square grid thing and you can click on the little squares in the grid to trigger notes and it's really fab and this sentence has been inspired by a six year old that would really like to play with it again but his dad's crap and didn't bookmark it and can anyone help please????

Was it this one:

http://http://www.hobnox.com/index.1056.en.html

Click on Tone Matrix and hit the play button at the bottom and then start fooling around either with the Matrix or the drummachine :-)

Thanks for posting that link just got everyone in the office addicted to it :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on June 30, 2009, 05:41:58 PM
Mouse - that's the badger!

ChrisX - I thought I'd seen something like this somewhere, but thought that maybe I'd dreamed it. It's completely fabulicious!

MikeEvs - everyone in my office is already hooked on it. Even the boss. And the tea boy. But not the cat.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2009, 12:30:57 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
MikeEvs - everyone in my office is already hooked on it. Even the boss. And the tea boy. But not the cat.

Surely the hooks should catch the fur quite easily? And then it's fun for all!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on July 02, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
... that it's too f******* hot and I want a proper English summer
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 02, 2009, 11:06:00 PM
I'm right with you there, Bert.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on July 02, 2009, 11:19:30 PM
It feels a tad cooler tonite methinks, and there's a bit of a breeze
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on July 03, 2009, 12:04:07 AM
That we maybe should'nt post links to stuff on youtube that could be copyrighted
so I've edited this until I get a rule-ing.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 03, 2009, 04:36:39 PM
That I have changed my avatar to a new song.......but which one?



It's easy really. But what was my old one?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 03, 2009, 05:45:11 PM
Now where did I put my waveform goggles...?  ;)

It's not Toys is it?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:02:07 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
It's not Toys is it?

Quite right........It's not Toys.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on July 04, 2009, 12:25:40 PM
...that I see a new bloody brilliant wallpaper for the forum/site! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: namister on July 04, 2009, 12:26:37 PM
eima
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:30:07 PM
Quote from: "namister"
eima

nope....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 04, 2009, 04:34:05 PM
I know, I know! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:40:04 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I know, I know! :lol:
Beans need spilling, out with it......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 04, 2009, 04:44:27 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Nellie"
I know, I know! :lol:
Beans need spilling, out with it......

I reckon it's Saline.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:45:16 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Nellie"
I know, I know! :lol:
Beans need spilling, out with it......

I reckon it's Saline.
No, not saline.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 04, 2009, 04:47:46 PM
Doh!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:49:58 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Doh!
Indeed! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2009, 04:50:17 PM
He could be tricking us. It might not be a Frost* tune...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:51:44 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
He could be tricking us. It might not be a Frost* tune...
It is most definitely a Frost* tune.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2009, 04:55:05 PM
Hyperventilate? No Me No You? Snowman? The Other Me? Black Light Machine? Milliontown?

This could get out of hand...

...The Forget You Song?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2009, 04:56:43 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Hyperventilate? No Me No You? Snowman? The Other Me? Black Light Machine? Milliontown?

This could get out of hand...

...The Forget You Song?
It's one of that lot, which one are you going with?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 04, 2009, 06:36:33 PM
I think it's The Forget You Song
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2009, 06:50:15 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Hyperventilate? No Me No You? Snowman? The Other Me? Black Light Machine? Milliontown?

This could get out of hand...

...The Forget You Song?
It's one of that lot, which one are you going with?

Can I stick with what I've won so far, or risk it for the speed boat? Er... I'll go for The Forget You Song along with catherine.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on July 05, 2009, 08:20:12 AM
I'd like to announce that I've just got a new Koch.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on July 05, 2009, 08:21:02 AM
is it bigger?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 05, 2009, 08:40:33 AM
Keep it shiny....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on July 05, 2009, 08:42:47 AM
It's quite small, actually- but its girth is impressive.


And it's good when it's clean, but it's better dirty.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 05, 2009, 09:19:41 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Er... I'll go for The Forget You Song along with catherine.


Sorry, no speedboat.........try again?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 05, 2009, 09:31:31 PM
Must be No Me No You then?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 06, 2009, 05:49:34 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
Must be No Me No You then?
No!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on July 06, 2009, 08:47:50 AM
...that it's Milliontown. Cuz it's got that really quiet tinkly bit at the end that shows up as a tiny blob.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 06, 2009, 11:13:38 AM
Wise logic, Mr. Hippo. I think we'll go with Milliontown for the personalised dart board with Michael Bay's face on it.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 06, 2009, 01:47:57 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that it's Milliontown. Cuz it's got that really quiet tinkly bit at the end that shows up as a tiny blob.
Easy really! Time for a new one then...... :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on July 06, 2009, 02:12:14 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Easy really! Time for a new one then...... :D

Wonderland?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on July 06, 2009, 05:34:56 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"

Wonderland?
No, try again.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 06, 2009, 08:47:34 PM
Saline?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 06, 2009, 11:06:39 PM
I just noticed 500 members :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on July 06, 2009, 11:36:58 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I just noticed 500 members :D

RAWK!!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on July 06, 2009, 11:53:57 PM
What were the odds we'd all have our trousers down at the same time?  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 07, 2009, 12:45:26 AM
It's a conspiracy.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on July 07, 2009, 01:30:40 PM
Dammit, Gonzo, you just made me check my trousers were pulled up.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 07, 2009, 09:27:27 PM
I ordered three separate helpings of Peel tickets today.  :D
RAWK!! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Neilgwhite on July 07, 2009, 09:48:19 PM
I just noticed, I'm a tangy ginger nut! WOW!!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 07, 2009, 10:16:45 PM
I'd like to announce that from tomorrow I'll be gone until Monday. Tomorrow, I'm going to see M83 supported by Maps in Leeds, then Friday-Sunday I'm attending Guilfest (http://http://www.guilfest.co.uk/2009/index.html), which has quite an interesting line-up.

Cheerio for now!  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on July 07, 2009, 10:43:40 PM
i'd like to announce that i've not been on here for a while and there are too many posts to catch up on. did i miss anything?!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 07, 2009, 11:04:26 PM
Welcome back WW - long time no see!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on July 08, 2009, 12:00:08 AM
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
i'd like to announce that i've not been on here for a while and there are too many posts to catch up on. did i miss anything?!

welcome back, witchy!!

umm, let's see.  oh, Pedro hit the next level!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 08, 2009, 03:22:10 AM
Welcome back, Ma'am. All is well?
Let's see....
TBE has a new blog.
Darwin's have a new CD on the way.
Jem's extending Cube Towers.
Live CD delayed by InsideOut money woes.
Nellie's been selling clothes.
....and (duh!) I didn't realise "Torchwood" is an anagram of "Doctor Who".... :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: FantomG on July 08, 2009, 06:44:11 AM
Quote
....and (duh!) I didn't realise "Torchwood" is an anagram of "Doctor Who"....

Is that like "Cube Towers" being an anagram remembering a special trip to Cheshire, via a "Bus to Crewe"  ? ... :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on July 08, 2009, 02:16:48 PM
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
i'd like to announce that i've not been on here for a while and there are too many posts to catch up on. did i miss anything?!

Funny enough I was just thinking that we haven't seen much of you around here lately.
I was going to post and ask but figured you'd drop in sooner or later.

We missed you!  Hows everything?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on July 08, 2009, 02:21:41 PM
I'd like to announce that my live FRosFest Cd is being shipped!!!

YAAAAAY!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on July 09, 2009, 08:32:24 PM
that I'm off to Loreley tomorrow - nervous I haven't heard back from hotel recently, have no money and no festival tickets  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on July 09, 2009, 09:35:55 PM
Sarah, tickets will be no problem.
Hotel room, I don't know...

How do I recognize you?
I'll think I'll be wearing a Riverside shirt on Friday and probably a Frost* shirt on Saturday. Or look at my avatar.
Or I'll be handing you a Sylvan promo flyer.

Would be awesome to meet you!!  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Beano on July 10, 2009, 09:42:32 PM
I'd like to announce that I still haven't got out of this room...
http://http://www.ig.ns.ac.yu/fun.html
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: tomskerous on July 11, 2009, 12:20:41 AM
You git! Just before bloody bedtime too!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on July 11, 2009, 02:22:41 AM
I'd like to announce, after having spent more than a year among the musings of the Frost*ies on this forum and its predecessor, that the majority of people who roam these halls seem to possess an unattainable level of coolness.  And while this may be udder nonsense, that fact that you've created this perception speaks volumes to the quality of the people around here.  It is my distinct pleasure to share your virtual company.

To continue receiving overblown, yet heartfelt compliments, please deposit 35 pence ($1M US).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2009, 10:58:26 PM
Cheers to you, Gonz! I feel so damn lucky every time I wander around these parts that I'm in the company of so many awesome people who are surrounded by the rawking music of Frost*. Everyone, cheers!  :D

Meanwhile, I'd like to announce that I survived GuilFest (just) and that Joe Bonamassa is one of the best things I've ever seen live! He is the King of the Blues! And I got one of his plectrums.  8-)
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Post by: Bert on July 14, 2009, 11:50:09 AM
I'd like to announce that I'm sitting all alone in my office in Norwich with nothing to do except plan what office supplies to steal, cos RBS won't let me go on garden leave.

Boo !!!!  :evil:
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Post by: MikeEvs on July 14, 2009, 12:08:36 PM
I'm getting a few posters printed of my world superbike photos (see sig) and happened to mention it to a bike loving colleague and managed to sell a few prints this morning 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on July 14, 2009, 01:12:40 PM
I have a new BenQ 24" monitor waiting for me when I get home :D
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Post by: Big Black Shed on July 14, 2009, 07:55:58 PM
That Thunder were pretty damn fine on Saturday night. Fair do's, that boy can sing a bit.
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on July 14, 2009, 08:07:21 PM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
I have a new BenQ 24" monitor waiting for me when I get home :D

Cool, I also have one - and I'm very happy with it! The only thing after 3 months I think is:
can't it be bigger?  :shock:  :lol:
No, it's really funny how fast you get to new things.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on July 14, 2009, 08:48:55 PM
I'd like to announce that my daughter can't get a place for next year in her three (yes, three) nearest secondary schools.

Imagine the conversation (altered to protect the massively culpable):-

"I'd like to send my child (straight A's in a gifted school programme in the US) to one of her local schools, please. Y'know, no more than eight miles away, so she can walk or take a local bus service."

"I'm sorry Sir, they're so exclusive you can't do that.

But you're in luck! We actually have a fourth-rate alternative that is freely available- in fact, it's only ten miles away (forty minutes each way in the car maximum at rush hour) and it actually passed the basic requirement of not being directly responsible for the deaths of any pupils this year; and all students managed to get at least one D in their strongest subject."
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on July 14, 2009, 09:07:15 PM
how horrific
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on July 14, 2009, 09:12:11 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Y'know, no more than eight miles away, so she can walk or take a local bus service."

Wow, you'll let your daughter walk for 8 miles?

 ;)

Seriously, that sucks big time. What are the alternatives?

Jürgen (teacher)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on July 14, 2009, 09:21:53 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
That Thunder were pretty damn fine on Saturday night. Fair do's, that boy can sing a bit.

Saw them on Friday and can concur that boy CAN sing
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 14, 2009, 09:37:32 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I'd like to announce that my daughter can't get a place for next year in her three (yes, three) nearest secondary schools.

Imagine the conversation (altered to protect the massively culpable):-

"I'd like to send my child (straight A's in a gifted school programme in the US) to one of her local schools, please. Y'know, no more than eight miles away, so she can walk or take a local bus service."

"I'm sorry Sir, they're so exclusive you can't do that.

But you're in luck! We actually have a fourth-rate alternative that is freely available- in fact, it's only ten miles away (forty minutes each way in the car maximum at rush hour) and it actually passed the basic requirement of not being directly responsible for the deaths of any pupils this year; and all students managed to get at least one D in their strongest subject."

That's disgusting! Good luck with that Geetar.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 14, 2009, 11:27:53 PM
That's awful, Geetar.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on July 15, 2009, 01:54:42 PM
nice av pic, epo.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on July 15, 2009, 01:58:06 PM
do they 'av biscuits?
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Post by: catherine on July 15, 2009, 02:26:33 PM
And to think it used to be called the Gayheart Drugstore!
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 15, 2009, 04:55:55 PM
Blimey.
You can get a pill for anything these days.
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Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2009, 10:34:16 PM
Welcome to the world of tomorrow!
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 16, 2009, 04:08:33 PM
...some important feedback:
(http://http://www.wobshite.co.uk/b3ta/feedback.gif)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 16, 2009, 08:19:09 PM
Ha!  :lol:
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Post by: Pedro on July 16, 2009, 10:09:16 PM
Three wonderous doses of Peel tickety-booness arrived this morning....with ALL tickets poking through a hole their own sharp corners had cut in one end of the envelope! Fortunately...and somewhat unbelievably, they were all still there but if the hole had been just 5mm bigger....

*shudders

....doesn't bear thinking about....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 16, 2009, 10:16:50 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Three wonderous doses of Peel tickety-booness arrived this morning....with ALL tickets poking through a hole their own sharp corners had cut in one end of the envelope! Fortunately...and somewhat unbelievably, they were all still there but if the hole had been just 5mm bigger....

*shudders

....doesn't bear thinking about....

Gosh, that was close.
Who'dya get tickets for, Pedders? Anyone we know?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 16, 2009, 10:27:01 PM
That reminds me, I really should get round to organising my ticket getting ordered for September. I think it'll make a nice birthday present.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 16, 2009, 10:54:43 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Who'dya get tickets for, Pedders? Anyone we know?

I'll have to check but it's something like :-

An Easy Cryptic Evening - J something J something A - not too good at crosswords, hoping to pick up some hints.

Darwin's Radials - I hear they are outstandifold in the proggy-grippers.

Madge Hunter and Tech stone - probably an instructional talk with slideshow.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on July 17, 2009, 02:54:22 PM
:lol:
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Post by: rogerg on July 17, 2009, 03:03:08 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Darwin's Radials - I hear they are outstandifold in the proggy-grippers.


maybe you're a bit biased?  but I won't ply you with any more questions, stud.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 17, 2009, 03:45:11 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Darwin's Radials - I hear they are outstandifold in the proggy-grippers.


maybe you're a bit biased?  but I won't ply you with any more questions, stud.

Dear me, I must be getting jaded. This part of the thread just started, but I'm already tyred of it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on July 17, 2009, 04:12:00 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Darwin's Radials - I hear they are outstandifold in the proggy-grippers.

maybe you're a bit biased?  but I won't ply you with any more questions, stud.

Dear me, I must be getting jaded. This part of the thread just started, but I'm already tyred of it.
That was a slick response, TA.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 17, 2009, 05:06:21 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Darwin's Radials - I hear they are outstandifold in the proggy-grippers.

maybe you're a bit biased?  but I won't ply you with any more questions, stud.

Dear me, I must be getting jaded. This part of the thread just started, but I'm already tyred of it.
That was a slick response, TA.

Dear me, I think this tread's going off-road, or perhaps off-track...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 17, 2009, 06:57:31 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Darwin's Radials - I hear they are outstandifold in the proggy-grippers.

maybe you're a bit biased?  but I won't ply you with any more questions, stud.

Dear me, I must be getting jaded. This part of the thread just started, but I'm already tyred of it.
That was a slick response, TA.

Dear me, I think this tread's going off-road, or perhaps off-track...

Oh dear, Catherine is getting cross, plying us with barely disguised criticism of our swerving. But I won't let her puncture my enthusiasm; I feel pumped up about taking a firm grip on things and keeping the pressure up, especially for our international friends. After all, such panning is traditional on this band forum. Perhaps she's coming down with swine pneumonia.

(And what better way to toast my newly-found Tunnocks Tea Cake status  :D )
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 17, 2009, 10:43:40 PM
I give all of the above posters 3 Michelin stars.
Good year, innit?  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 17, 2009, 11:43:56 PM
Well, I'm feeling a little Continental at present, but nothing that a bit of Firestone and treacle won't sort out. Just need to get the old valves working again, and I'll be completely Dun(lop).

And congrats on your tea cake status, TA. I remember the sense of pride I felt when I achieved tea cake rank.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on July 18, 2009, 01:42:17 AM
Just like to say that I'm (almost) back from a couple of weeks of near internet deprevation. Got a lot to catch up on. Glad to see that the same level of posting continues and that over inflated egos are nowhere to be seen.

"I'm convinced that this thread is a major contribution to road safety".
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on July 18, 2009, 11:38:43 AM
I am officially on holidays! :D
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Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2009, 01:46:46 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
I am officially on holidays! :D

Yay! As for me, I've been on holiday since early June. Good God, I'm bored...  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on July 18, 2009, 03:35:38 PM
Some of you have seen this but it really REALLY made I larf!


http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIRQf0S3oD0
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Post by: rogerg on July 18, 2009, 03:43:16 PM
heh
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Post by: Geetar on July 18, 2009, 05:02:20 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
over inflated egos are nowhere to be seen.


Well...... I've been away too.

And anyway, I'm only partly inflated, even at the best of times.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on July 18, 2009, 06:09:44 PM
Since I'm on holidays I've decided to buy me one cool thing...

iPhone is coming to Gandalf Towers! 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 18, 2009, 06:25:06 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Since I'm on holidays I've decided to buy me one cool thing...

iPhone is coming to Gandalf Towers! 8-)

Can you feel the envy from here?

I suggested to my nearest and dearest that I might like an iPhone for my approaching birthday. Somehow, judging from his reaction when he found out how much they were, I don't think I'll be in luck this year.  :cry:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on July 18, 2009, 06:41:00 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Since I'm on holidays I've decided to buy me one cool thing...

iPhone is coming to Gandalf Towers! 8-)

Can you feel the envy from here?

I suggested to my nearest and dearest that I might like an iPhone for my approaching birthday. Somehow, judging from his reaction when he found out how much they were, I don't think I'll be in luck this year.  :cry:

I was lucky, you know! H3G took some iPhones to sell with an extraordinary cheap price (99€) with a nice 29€/month data plan with 4GB for the internet, 400 minutes for calls and 200 SMS/MMS... and I took one of the lasts in stock!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on July 18, 2009, 07:06:01 PM
I'd like to announce that I'll be in the German/Austrian Alps for 2 weeks. Hiking around the Königssee. Wish me good weather.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2009, 08:58:13 PM
I wish you both good weather and excellent photo opportunities!  8-)

@Gandalf: You lucky so'n'so.  :P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on July 20, 2009, 10:14:22 PM
....that i'm drinking a fine half of London Pride in my new loocal in Effingham.

How I suffer, you'll never know.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on July 20, 2009, 10:50:07 PM
Drinking a half? A half? Only little girlies drink halves!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 20, 2009, 11:38:28 PM
She's right, Geetar. *Yorkshire accent* Get a man sized pint down ya, lad!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on July 26, 2009, 03:08:25 AM
Speaking of Pints I would like to announce that I'm having my first REAL BEER in about 2 1/2 years!

Doc took me off my medicine and I've had a while to detox my system.

My all time fav beer is Sam Adams Cherry Wheat but my local grocer was out so I opted
for the original Sam Adams. Mind you I'm not going to go crazy or anything but it sure is
nice to enjoy one again every now and then.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on July 27, 2009, 07:18:27 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Drinking a half? A half? Only little girlies drink halves!


Ah, but how many halves do you have to drink to not be a girlie?

Clue: 2=I pint.

........and in as pub with a selection of fine beers, it's a duty to sample them all- hence the halves.


So yah-boo-sucks to yez.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on July 28, 2009, 11:01:31 AM
Had a great week off work culminating in a great weekend at Donnington Park for the MotoGP British Grand Prix.

Busied myself taking photos of Water Droplets (http://http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=105380&id=594411495&l=ac214e2f55)  Which some of you have seen thanks for your comments on FB  :)

And of course took a load of photos at Donnington park (over 1500  :shock: ) but don't worry have whittled it down to the best 100 or so  :lol:   MotoGP Photos (http://http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/MotoGP%20Donnington%202009/MotoGP/?albumview=slideshow)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on August 01, 2009, 08:27:10 AM
Mr Prog t-shirts... have got 7 available.  They are white, cheapest quality, all XL for a tenner each.  They should arrive in a week or so.  If you are interested, PM me - payment can be made by paypal or you can give me the cash the next time you see me at the Peel (preferable).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 01, 2009, 11:31:33 AM
I'd like to announce that my ticket for An Esoteric Evening With Two J's And An A has just been ordered. Woohoo!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 01, 2009, 02:07:02 PM
... that a boating holiday in the Norfolk Broads would have been so much better if I'd been at least a foot shorter.

The boat that we hired was not tall enough for a 6-footer (such as me) to stand up straight in it, and it also had a couple of very low doorways that I routinely cracked my head on while walking through. I had a permanent headache until Thursday morning from hitting my head so many times. My husband (6' 1" ) and older son (6' 4") also had problems - even my younger son (5' 4") hit his head a couple of times. I only hit my head once on Thursday, and didn't hit it at all on Friday, so I was getting the hang of it by the end of the week!

Also, now that I am on dry land, after a week on a boat, the room seems to be bobbing around strangely.

However, the scenery was lovely, lots of birds and windmills, but I am so looking forward to my own bed tonight - where I won't have to sleep with my head on one wall and my feet touching the other one!
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Post by: Ash on August 01, 2009, 03:55:49 PM
not a problem I have  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 01, 2009, 05:54:40 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
...the scenery was lovely, lots of birds and windmills

Real birds or just the ones that circled your head every time you smacked into something?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 01, 2009, 10:41:55 PM
Real birds - two kingfishers, loads of herons, Great Crested Grebes, cormorants, shedloads of ducks and geese and moorhens and coots and swans, Arctic terns... it was usually stars that I saw when I banged my head, rather than little tweeting birds circling it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on August 01, 2009, 11:21:41 PM
Quote from: "EVP"
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
i'd like to announce that i've not been on here for a while and there are too many posts to catch up on. did i miss anything?!

Funny enough I was just thinking that we haven't seen much of you around here lately.
I was going to post and ask but figured you'd drop in sooner or later.

We missed you!  Hows everything?
i'd like to announce that i'm crap at keeping up with the forum!!  

I have been to Camp Bestival with the kids, ex husband and friend with kids. Much fun had by all. Then joined hubby in Devon for a week by the sea. We returned earlier today much tanned and a little weary. Hubby has gone gigging and will return in the early hours.  Lovely as it was to wake up to the braying donkeys down the hill and the sun sparkling off the sea / rain thundering onto the patio (delete as appropriate), i was getting a bit edgy because i have SO MUCH TO DOOOOOOOOO !

I would also like to announce that my tardiness in responding is not just due to my facebook addiction but because we have decided to let our house here in London, beat up a mortgage broker and buy something in the area we want to move to. We have found somewhere in Sissinghurst and will be making an offer this week.  So do all feel free to cross your various bits for us.

I would also like to announce that i am really rather nervous about being a landlord and am literally big toe deep in 'official' paperwork at the moment. (note to self - get a box file). I am desperately hoping that we can
a) find someone to rent the house
b) them not be psycho
c) them not trash the place
d) them actually pay up on time
e) me not fk up the contracts/ deposits etc.

Being a capricorn, i am not muchly keen on things being outside my control so i am having to eat a lot of chocolate to keep my nerves in check!

so there you have it.

More news as it occurs.....  :D  

kisses x
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on August 01, 2009, 11:52:51 PM
I'm back from my 2 week hiking trip in the German/Austrian Alps. Pics here: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/573824446ghNPEo (http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/573824446ghNPEo)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 02, 2009, 12:54:20 AM
Lurvely photos, ich_bin. The mountains look spectacular!  :)

Everything that can be crossed is crossed for your moving plans, WW. I'll even cross the branches of trees and the arms of any small animals that I happen to pass on my travels.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on August 02, 2009, 08:02:21 AM
@WW. Can  you afford to get an agent to do it all for you. It might be money well spent.
Good luck with it all!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 03, 2009, 04:43:04 PM
I'd like to announce that, in a moment of madness, I purchased a ukulele today. I can now play 3 chords!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on August 04, 2009, 01:18:58 AM
ha. i was given one at Camp Bestival. Its lovely and green.
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Post by: johninblack on August 05, 2009, 08:53:46 AM
Have just called the governments flu pandemic line and need an anti-viral. Bugger!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2009, 12:09:01 PM
Bugger indeed, mate. Here's to a fast recovery.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 05, 2009, 01:40:34 PM
The new issue of Classic Rock Presents PROG is out (in my local WHSmith anyway) and features lots of good stuff; primarily the full 2nd track from the new Darwin's Radio CD!! I thought we were heading for a "radio edit" but no, it's all there...and proper good it is too!

Add to that a Q&A with JM, articles about Touchstone, Tinyfish, Summer's End, etc. and "our end" of the Prog world is reather well represented alongside the the likes of Rush and so on.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 05, 2009, 02:00:49 PM
Sorry Epo, it's a cruel twist of geography. :(
But the full CD hsould be out soon.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ecky p on August 05, 2009, 05:13:12 PM
Also managed to obtain a copy from W H in Edinburgh.Already have the Pendragon cd and its very good...here we go page 1
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2009, 07:21:48 PM
I'm very happy with what I've seen so far. Good to see Rick Wakey jumping on board with his own column. Nice presentation as always with yet another splendid outer wallet. CD's a great listen and has supplied me with my first Pendragon and Darwin's Radio tracks.  8-)  I'm not happy with the review of the Tinyfish mini album Curious Things, but I've ranted about that on another forum.  ;)  All in all, brill stuff and I look forward to ploughing through it later in the evening.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 05, 2009, 07:33:12 PM
Yes, they were a bit dismissive of Curious Things, I thought. But there's a lovely full-page pic of John Mitchell!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 05, 2009, 07:59:25 PM
I'd like to announce that I'll be out for a day in the lovely Marche! See you on friday! :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2009, 09:58:25 PM
Bye for now, G!  :)  Meanwhile, I'd like to announce that I'm trawling through all the photos I took at the Marillion gig in Leeds last year and giving some of them Photoshop treatment. It's a massive improvement, if a little slow going...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on August 14, 2009, 07:32:24 PM
Erm  :oops:   :oops:  

I was awoken this morning by citylink delivering a parcel.  I was very excited as I knew it could only be the Mr Prog t-shirts.  (Delivered by date advertised).  I got some scissors and opened it, to my bemusement it was a laptop.  I looked at the address and it was for somebody else.  Thinking oh poo I've opened somebody elses things and wondering what to do.  Then a knock at the door and the delivery driver looking a tad embarrassed gave me my parcel and looked really upset when he saw I had opened the other one.

So hurrah - this felt like t-shirts.  Opened this parcel and yes, very large white t-shirts, quality not bad actually.  Turned them over and thought "what? - what the f***?".

They have the mattfest progsausagefest logo on.

What is worse, is I put mouse in tiny letters at the bottom of where Mr Prog should have been.

So - I now have ten very badly designed mattfest shirts.

 :oops:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on August 14, 2009, 08:04:45 PM
*offers Sarah a hug*


I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 14, 2009, 08:48:45 PM
Welcome, Philly!  :D

@ Sarah: I think the word is "D'oh!"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 14, 2009, 10:59:32 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
*offers Sarah a hug*


I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P
We win!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on August 15, 2009, 12:26:25 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P
We win!

I'm itching to see what effect this has on the Anglo-Scandic Scrabble Tournament.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 15, 2009, 01:37:43 PM
I'd like to announce that my album is READY! It will be out this autumn! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6zvWb-EsjI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6zvWb-EsjI)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 15, 2009, 02:18:10 PM
Sounding good there Big G!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on August 15, 2009, 06:24:22 PM
yay - welcome to the UK!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on August 17, 2009, 11:39:48 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P
We win!

I'm itching to see what effect this has on the Anglo-Scandic Scrabble Tournament.

Probably not a good one as just trying random letters to see if they're a real word is less efficient with real life Scrabble than online Scrabble. (:-P



Thanks to all for the warm welcome! (:-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on August 17, 2009, 01:25:06 PM
that...

LEGO is the world's largest manufacturer of tyres. They make over 300 million per year: Michelin produce around 180 million.

Fact me !!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on August 17, 2009, 03:28:23 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
*offers Sarah a hug*


I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P

I was going to announce something similar, I see you beat me too it!

I would like to announce that Philadelphia and I are now Frost*mates and it's bloody ace...
 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JimD on August 17, 2009, 04:12:36 PM
...that I'm listening to my copy of EIMA and it's a great LP.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on August 17, 2009, 06:41:39 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
*offers Sarah a hug*


I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P

I was going to announce something similar, I see you beat me too it!

I would like to announce that Philadelphia and I are now Frost*mates and it's bloody ace...
 8-)
Grats to you both. Ahhh! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on August 17, 2009, 06:43:13 PM
I have exchanged contracts on my house sale and will be moving next Thursday! At last!
Eeeeeeek! (rushes off to pack)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: landslug on August 17, 2009, 07:15:32 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
*offers Sarah a hug*


I'd like to announce that there's one less Frost*ie in Sweden now. But on the other hand there's now one more in the UK... (:-P

I was going to announce something similar, I see you beat me too it!

I would like to announce that Philadelphia and I are now Frost*mates and it's bloody ace...
8-)

That's great news.. big congrats!   :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 17, 2009, 07:19:09 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I have exchanged contracts on my house sale and will be moving next Thursday! At last!
Eeeeeeek! (rushes off to pack)

Cowabunga ... not much time at all  :shock:

Then again, in my very recent experience, as much lead-time as you may have ahead of a move, very little happens as you drift along, blissfully ignoring the impending crisis, popping a tea towel in a box here and there, changing your mind and putting it in a new box, repacking and rereading that collection of three hundred 2000AD comics you've been carting around the world since the mid-80s (any buyers?), and so on.

Until it hits you, like a tsunami, about three days before the movers turn up, that you'd better get your shit together and get on with it ...

So, while you're in the pretty rough swell already at 10 days out, there's still time to wax your surfboard and ride that big one down to Wiltshire ...  :D

Bonne chance ...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2009, 08:57:31 PM
I'd like to announce that this is my 1,000th post. Where did that come from?!  :lol:

I haven't got anything clever or witty to say, so I'll just say that Frost* are superb, Jem's been a great teacher of modern technology and keyboards through the many Reports and you lot... You lot are simply brilliant!  :D

I'll be raising a nice, cold beer tonight to the W.O.N.D.R.E.F.U.L Frost*iverse.  8-)

Cheers!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 17, 2009, 09:10:51 PM
Happy kila-post, Mouse! ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 17, 2009, 09:11:19 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that this is my 1,000th post. Where did that come from?!  :lol:

You are a chatterbox! :lol:

Well done, Mousey!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 17, 2009, 10:41:38 PM
Congrats from a fellow Cadbury's Boaster!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on August 18, 2009, 02:07:46 AM
wow!  congrats to everybody!!!!

but especially nellie and Mouse!!!   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 18, 2009, 01:31:05 PM
Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!!!

All the 1000+ posters are here inflating their counts even more by patting each other on the back in public!!!

There ought to be a law against it  :lol:

(http://http://docublogger.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351efabe8833010536e575a0970c-800wi)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 18, 2009, 01:40:09 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
All the 1000+ posters are here inflating their counts even more by patting each other on the back in public!!!

How do you think we got our posts up to 1000+ in the first place, TA?  ;)
Dear me, people are slow sometimes...  :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 18, 2009, 01:58:53 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
All the 1000+ posters are here inflating their counts even more by patting each other on the back in public!!!

How do you think we got our posts up to 1000+ in the first place, TA?  ;)
Dear me, people are slow sometimes...  :roll:

Oh gawd, now I'm trapped: to reply would be to admit to post-whoring, but to stay silent would leave me defenceless ...  :?

Aarrrrrgh ... recursive hypocrisy with a more than a smattering of feedback ...  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on August 18, 2009, 04:15:02 PM
To make things really easy I hereby congratulate all the Frost*ies on their latest achievement - whatever that may have been!

Is that cheating? (:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on August 18, 2009, 04:34:39 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
To make things really easy I hereby congratulate all the Frost*ies on their latest achievement - whatever that may have been!

Is that cheating? (:-P
Thanks so much, I don't know what for but I'll be sure to let you know when I have achieved something worthy of comment. :mrgreen:


Congrats on the move, hope you'll both be very happy.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 18, 2009, 04:38:32 PM
Thanks Philadelphia! And welcome to the UK!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Drarok on August 18, 2009, 06:07:50 PM
Back in the UK? What's the occasion?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on August 18, 2009, 06:23:46 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Back in the UK? What's the occasion?

Oh dooo keep up. ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 18, 2009, 06:43:15 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Drarok"
Back in the UK? What's the occasion?

Oh dooo keep up. ;)

Well, since Catherine has already accused me of being slow today once already, I'll admit that I wasn't quite sure I understood the coded messages that Philadelphia and Living Forever were sending us in their posts.

But hey, I'm a man; I need this sort of thing spelled out in black-and-white, else it goes completely over my head. I don't have this automated emotional interpolation algorithm that women seem to be able to bring to bear on any situation, spotting the underlying meaning by (metaphorically) reversing every second word, turning every eight one upside down, and giving whole paragraphs a giant hug.

Soooo ... what are we saying here? That Philadelphia and LivingForever might be, err, seeing more of each other? Will Jem be asked to write a commemorative song in nine months time?

SPELL IT OUT FOR US, DAMMIT, NELLIE!!!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on August 18, 2009, 07:11:05 PM
I thought it was women who were supposed to be gossips!
It's not for me to say but, if you were a twitterer, you would have read that LFE has a new Frost*mate! ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Drarok on August 18, 2009, 09:02:44 PM
And what's a Frost*mate?! :x
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 18, 2009, 09:31:04 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
And what's a Frost*mate?! :x

Two Frost*ies in a relationship I believe, sir. Innit sweet?  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ash on August 18, 2009, 10:40:45 PM
Tis very sweet
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 19, 2009, 04:37:19 PM
Awwwww.......


Congrats, the pair of you.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on August 19, 2009, 06:01:51 PM
I think a Frost*mate is someone you live with who likes Frost*, but I'm not sure.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! (:-D


Also, I'd like to announce that I just broke my first glass in the new digs. Don't tell LFE. (:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 19, 2009, 07:24:38 PM
Weird: I'm sure I replied to this already ...  :? Where's my post gone?

Anyway, I think this is roughly what I wrote ...

Hmmmm. "Someone you live with". Hmmmm ...  :?

Anyway, whatever all these code words mean, congratulations to the both of you (I don't want to feel left out here  :D )

And as for the broken glass, no, certainly I won't tell LFE, pinky promise or Indianerehrenwort as my kids would say, depending on what linguistic mood they were in ...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 20, 2009, 03:47:36 PM
And on an almost entirely unrelated note, now I'm back in the UK  I'm looking for a keyboard player and vocalist in the Surrey/South London area for some Rabin-era Yes-type music creation.

Anyone?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on August 20, 2009, 04:06:04 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
And on an almost entirely unrelated note, now I'm back in the UK  I'm looking for a keyboard player and vocalist in the Surrey/South London area for some Rabin-era Yes-type music creation.

Anyone?

can we do it over the net?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 20, 2009, 08:15:16 PM
I suspect so, though it might turn into a "Union"-style affair for gigs.

Not that that doesn't have a certain appealing potential for unintended comedy.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on August 20, 2009, 10:24:17 PM
heh

well, if you find that you can't find anybody, drop me a file, and we can Unionize...
 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: LivingForever on August 21, 2009, 12:13:42 PM
Does it have to be one person doing keys and vox? I'd love to try some singing but suck at playing anything with black and white stripes.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 21, 2009, 12:36:56 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
I'd love to try some singing but suck at playing anything with black and white stripes.
I've no experience of such things but I'm not sure a Zebra can be played that way....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 21, 2009, 01:07:35 PM
I've got a black and white striped t-shirt and even Jem would be hard pressed to get a tune out of that.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 21, 2009, 02:16:46 PM
It doesn't have to be one person-in fact it definitely shouldn't be. How about that for decisiveness ?

This is a serious effort, by the way. Not for sh*t and giggles, whatever levity I may evince. After all, I'm getting ancient thinking about it all; so time's a-wasting.

So..... if you can be serious (even I can, on occasion), and feel you can bring something solid to what will be a very "Rabin with a touch of Metheny"-flavoured project, don't be shy. Surrey/Sarf Lundon preferred, for ease of getting together.

Playing and compositional skills will be most welcome, and it'll get glued together in the fashion of old Yes- songs, along with lengthier passages created by editing together discrete segments.

Wakemen/women and Andersons/daughters particularly welcome.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on August 21, 2009, 02:31:12 PM
Are you fixed up for Squires/Squiresses then?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 21, 2009, 03:42:20 PM
I have a bassist and drummer in mind, that I'll need to impress with the seriousness and quality of the enterprise.

But I wouldn't mind a spare Squire/Esquiress if there's one about that I don't know.

Propulsive spaciness and an inventive approach a must, natch.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on August 21, 2009, 05:15:11 PM
I'm currently sporting a pair of comfy trousers with a keyboard-print down the side. Not sure that qualifies me for anything but I thought I'd brag a little. (:-P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on August 22, 2009, 11:31:26 PM
Dammit!
Why can't someone be looking for a singing drummer in the North of England for once!

Bloody Southerners.

And while I'm here:
Quote from: "eponymous"
Hey look!  It's Art Barnes from Barnes & Barnes with that there robot!  "Fish heads, fish heads, rolly polly fish heads..."  :lol:
Egads!
I thought that song was a figment of a dream or some kind of mental aberration, as anyone I've sung it to has stared at me blankly and moved subtly away from me.
I heard it decades ago thanks to the celebrated ecleticity of the late, lamented Mr Peel's radio show.

"...Eat them up - YUM!"

I'm going to be singing that in my dreams tonight.
Hmm... think I'll teach it to Pygmy Hippo on the plane tomorrow...  :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 23, 2009, 02:33:41 AM
Enjoy your time away, Hippo.  :)

Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Dammit!
Why can't someone be looking for a singing drummer in the North of England for once!

Noted.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 23, 2009, 06:43:48 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Dammit!
Why can't someone be looking for a singing drummer in the North of England for once!


 

They probably are, with a net and a long sharp stick.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on August 23, 2009, 08:16:55 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Dammit!
Why can't someone be looking for a singing drummer in the North of England for once!


They probably are, with a net and a long sharp stick.

PPPPttthhhhhhttt!!!
 :P  :P  :P  :P  :P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on August 27, 2009, 10:32:53 PM
I don't like Yes. There, I've said it.

Of to Devon  on holiday at stupid o'clock. 10 days of getting away from it all. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MrsJiB on August 28, 2009, 01:26:06 AM
Yes stupid o'clock!  Who is in bed asleep and who is sat on the computer because she can't sleep for 3 hrs and then be expected to be jolly for 8 hours? I shall stay awake until tomorrow night and be damned! :roll: well maybe a doze in the car :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 28, 2009, 08:10:32 AM
Have a great time!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2009, 11:31:39 AM
Bye bye, JIBs! Have a good time!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 29, 2009, 04:30:59 PM
Quote from: "Beano"
I'd like to announce that I still haven't got out of this room...
http://http://www.ig.ns.ac.yu/fun.html  <--- LINK!
Mrs Pedro just did....

Thanks for that, Beano! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on August 29, 2009, 07:02:03 PM
My daughter's recently-acquired guinea pig, which is very young- about 2 1/2 months old, we've been informed- just gave birth to four stillborn babies.


But on a lighter and brighter note, she's doing fine now; and on a much more personal, musical note: I had a meeting in Guildford with another older proggish guitarist (a "Howe" to my "Rabin" :D ) and we got on like...well... a Pavilion with its central heating set to a comfortable 72 degrees, designed and furnished by Mies van der Rohe, with a fresh pot of Sulawesi Kalossi brewing in the kitchen.

Other musicians still sought for bass etc.

And rog, I'll be sending you files in a few weeks, when we have some workable segments recorded.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on September 01, 2009, 08:57:57 PM
Ah, see above.

Temporary temporal displacement thingy.


Oh, yes, and 555.

Most auspicious.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on September 02, 2009, 12:22:53 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
And rog, I'll be sending you files in a few weeks, when we have some workable segments recorded.

rawk!!  looking forward to it!  have fun!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on September 02, 2009, 02:27:30 PM
...that I met up with an old bandmate for the first time in a couple of years at the weekend.  Amongst some great (but rather neglected) guitars was a keyboard rack with his new toy, a Roland Fantom G8.   :shock:  Jaw drops and I cry 'That's Jem's keyboard!!' (well, not literally obviously).  That didn't mean much to him as he's not (yet) a Frost* fan but he soon will be!  First time I've had a play of a G8 - nice!

But then things got better as, when getting some beers out of his garage, I noticed another synth, just standing there.  'Oh, yeah, that old thing.  Keep meaning to put that on eBay'.  A Roland Fantom X6.   :shock:  :shock:

I have it on loan presently but very shortly it will me mine - heh heh heh!  8-)   Already have the MIDI file for Hyperventilate 2008 and the BLM loop (with D-Beam cut-off filter naturally!) installed.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2009, 01:30:09 PM
You lucky bugger, DS!  :D  Meanwhile, I'd like to announce that I've bought some new shoes. I call them my ZZ Top-Blues-American-desert-arse-kicking shoes. I like them.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on September 06, 2009, 06:36:17 PM
...... That I've been laying a floor for most of the weekend, it's finished, but my poor knees are killing me.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on September 06, 2009, 09:00:52 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
...... That I've been laying a floor for most of the weekend, it's finished, but my poor knees are killing me.
Crikey, chickens have a hard enough time laying eggs and they are quite small and smooth.... :shock:

Carpet or wood?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on September 06, 2009, 11:09:14 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Brom"
...... That I've been laying a floor for most of the weekend, it's finished, but my poor knees are killing me.
Crikey, chickens have a hard enough time laying eggs and they are quite small and smooth.... :shock:

Carpet or wood?

The trick is to start small and work up. When you can manage a table then you know you are on the right track.

Quote from: "Pedro"

Carpet or wood?

Neither - Tis an organic material made from bits of sheep held together by glue with a plastic top layer. You must have heard of lambinit flooring?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on September 06, 2009, 11:27:50 PM
Mint.

I heard it wasn't easy to line the joints up....are the lamb's seams right out of place?

Were they Mexican sheep?
aribaa, aribaa, underlay, underlay...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on September 06, 2009, 11:35:46 PM
you guys have a casa the pad puns.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on September 07, 2009, 09:40:40 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Mint.

I heard it wasn't easy to line the joints up....are the lamb's seams right out of place?

This is true. Initially I had a lot of trouble, so I took the whole lot back to B&Q. Imagine my surprise to find that it had been taken over. So now in my town the Broadway street scene finds a Focus in its place.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on September 07, 2009, 12:07:50 PM
...that, I'm back from my holiday in Devon and a marvellous time was had by all (Me, Sue and ProgDog)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on September 07, 2009, 12:25:14 PM
:lol: @ Brom

Welcome back you three @ the JIBs  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on September 07, 2009, 02:54:48 PM
welcome back, JiBs!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on September 07, 2009, 05:33:16 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Quote from: "Pedro"
are the lamb's seams right out of place?
in my town the Broadway street scene....



You could always lie the lamb down on the Broadway the right way round......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: EVP on October 16, 2009, 12:05:27 AM
I'd like to announce that I'm officially on VACATION!! YAAAAY!

A six pack of Octoberfest beer,a bunch of instruments,my home studio and 10 days off.

Oh dear I'm left to my own devices now what do I do with all this stuff and the time off?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 21, 2009, 06:29:09 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm going to see Up in 3D tonight. Currently I'm headbanging unashamedly to Focus and am getting excited about the new Mr. Prog design. Hope to have it on a T-shirt for 07/11.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: drblowthingsup on October 29, 2009, 02:29:49 AM
i would like to announce, an a uncharacteristically topical note, that i am WELL looking forward to going seeing the frost* posse in birmingham as my girlfriend just bought me tickets. wooooop. this is my first full on frost gig yeahhaaa layyyyyd.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 31, 2009, 12:50:30 PM
That I'm in need of TLC and sympathy........



Quote from: "jib's FaceBook"
Well, that was a fun night. This week I've had a viral infection and a cold so as you can imagine I've been coughing plenty. Went to bed about 23:00 and very soon fell asleap I'd had a bit of a sore throat and chest since about 21:00. 02:15 I wake up and can hardly breathe, feel like I have a huge clamp in the center of my chest. I'm trying VERY hard not to panic and just about manage.

So this ends up with a trip tp the emergency GP service. Seems that with all the coughing I've torn the muscles around the front of my chest/ribs. Oh well, I'm on holiday from work this week....just as well!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on October 31, 2009, 01:18:35 PM
...that I'm thinking about releasing a mini EP while waiting for my record label to print the actual album (I think that will take a while :( )

What do you think? :P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 31, 2009, 02:41:42 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That I'm in need of TLC and sympathy........



Quote from: "jib's FaceBook"
Well, that was a fun night. This week I've had a viral infection and a cold so as you can imagine I've been coughing plenty. Went to bed about 23:00 and very soon fell asleap I'd had a bit of a sore throat and chest since about 21:00. 02:15 I wake up and can hardly breathe, feel like I have a huge clamp in the center of my chest. I'm trying VERY hard not to panic and just about manage.

So this ends up with a trip tp the emergency GP service. Seems that with all the coughing I've torn the muscles around the front of my chest/ribs. Oh well, I'm on holiday from work this week....just as well!

get well soon, John!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on October 31, 2009, 09:05:28 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
...that I'm thinking about releasing a mini EP while waiting for my record label to print the actual album (I think that will take a while :( )

What do you think? :P

Depends what it sounds like: give us a privileged preliminary preview (formally known as a PPP in the business, ahem) and we'll let you know  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on October 31, 2009, 10:46:17 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That I'm in need of TLC and sympathy........



Quote from: "jib's FaceBook"
Well, that was a fun night. This week I've had a viral infection and a cold so as you can imagine I've been coughing plenty. Went to bed about 23:00 and very soon fell asleap I'd had a bit of a sore throat and chest since about 21:00. 02:15 I wake up and can hardly breathe, feel like I have a huge clamp in the center of my chest. I'm trying VERY hard not to panic and just about manage.

So this ends up with a trip tp the emergency GP service. Seems that with all the coughing I've torn the muscles around the front of my chest/ribs. Oh well, I'm on holiday from work this week....just as well!

Tea, Love and Cookies to you JiB. Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on October 31, 2009, 10:47:44 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
...that I'm thinking about releasing a mini EP while waiting for my record label to print the actual album (I think that will take a while :( )

What do you think? :P

Do it! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 01, 2009, 05:58:06 AM
Thanks all, feel a lot better today and need to be 100% for Saturday!

Gandalf, DO IT!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on November 01, 2009, 12:45:30 PM
Hope you're in the finest of fettles soon, JIB.  :)

Go on Gandalf, you know you want to...  ;)

And finally, I'd like to announce...

(http://http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs055.snc3/14236_164080354683_552434683_2606954_3383255_n.jpg)

 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 01, 2009, 01:02:34 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on November 30, 2009, 09:03:20 PM
...that i've just voted The View from the Cube as Best Blog of the 2000s (http://http://www.bestofthe2000s.com/media5.html).
They forgot to list it with the main options (and I've no idea what all the options were they gave me) so I put it into "other".
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DueyC on November 30, 2009, 10:21:41 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that i've just voted The View from the Cube as Best Blog of the 2000s (http://http://www.bestofthe2000s.com/media5.html).
They forgot to list it with the main options (and I've no idea what all the options were they gave me) so I put it into "other".

Duty done  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DannySoisSage on November 30, 2009, 10:29:14 PM
Me too  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 01, 2009, 01:00:35 AM
....et moi!

PS sorry JIB, late to the "party" but glad to hear things are improving!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on December 09, 2009, 12:48:30 PM
... that their seems to be a dearth of announcements on this annoucements page.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DannySoisSage on December 09, 2009, 02:01:50 PM
EIMA for £5?! BARGAIN!!!
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Post by: rogerg on December 09, 2009, 02:11:05 PM
indeed!  the Store is now open again!  yay, nellie!!!
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Post by: Bokkie on December 09, 2009, 08:58:22 PM
that my tip of the week is:" don't cut a plugged-in power cord with your swiss folding knife"










dumb arse me.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 09, 2009, 09:02:16 PM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
that my tip of the week is:" don't cut a plugged-in power cord with your swiss folding knife"










dumb arse me.

yikes!!  glad you're ok!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 16, 2009, 06:15:21 PM
That I've only read half the posts but have to leave for work.......12 hours in "The asylum". See you when, if I get out if i'm, not driven insane.

Mind you some would question if I was sane when I went in...... :D
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Post by: Bokkie on December 16, 2009, 11:57:32 PM
That the first snow has fallen :P
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Post by: Mouse on December 17, 2009, 02:03:29 AM
It's very dark outside, so I can't see if it's snowing. I saw something falling from the clouds a while back in the distance, but it could've been rain...
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Post by: johninblack on December 18, 2009, 05:40:28 PM
That I have finally read all the new posts.......
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Post by: rogerg on December 18, 2009, 09:34:20 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That I have finally read all the new posts.......

grats!!!
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Post by: RacingHippo on December 18, 2009, 11:41:19 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That I have finally read all the new posts.......
Thanks mate! Saves me having to do it.
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Post by: johninblack on December 19, 2009, 02:33:31 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "johninblack"
That I have finally read all the new posts.......
Thanks mate! Saves me having to do it.
So, I'm supposed to PM you all the details then?
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Post by: johninblack on December 19, 2009, 02:48:34 PM
I'd like to announce that I have the last post on every board atm. :D
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Post by: johninblack on December 19, 2009, 02:49:26 PM
And that I have a cunning plan........
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Post by: rogerg on December 19, 2009, 02:52:47 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
I'd like to announce that I have the last post on every board atm. :D

I see that!   except, if I post you won't, so I'm in a quandary!

but I'll post anyway...   :P  8-)
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Post by: catherine on December 19, 2009, 02:55:04 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm now on holiday!  :D
Until 29th December, when I return to the office for a few days.  :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on December 24, 2009, 03:09:26 PM
...that I think I need reading glasses. At 44...

... well 45 in 3 weeks...

...but still  :shock:
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Post by: rogerg on December 24, 2009, 03:15:34 PM
I got my glasses when I was seven...
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Post by: johninblack on December 24, 2009, 04:49:37 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I got my glasses when I was seven...
I got mine when I was 45.
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Post by: Pedro on December 24, 2009, 11:16:37 PM
I get clean ones with every drink...
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Post by: johninblack on December 25, 2009, 07:55:41 AM
That I have a hangover.....
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Post by: gr8gonzo on December 31, 2009, 02:53:09 AM
I'd like to announce that Roger has something to announce.  :shock:
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Post by: rogerg on December 31, 2009, 03:22:16 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'd like to announce that Roger has something to announce.  :shock:

thank you for that introduction, Mr. Gonzo!!!

yes, drum roll please............................


Cairn and I got married today!!!  thank you, thank you!  we are very happy and plan on remaining that way!!!  yay!!!!

our wedding registry is at Lamborghini.com and RollsRoyce.com


 8-)
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Post by: johninblack on December 31, 2009, 08:02:13 AM
Very well done both of you, huge congratulations.
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Post by: wickedwitch on December 31, 2009, 08:11:00 AM
hurrah! x
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Post by: DannySoisSage on December 31, 2009, 09:52:45 AM
Massive congrats to you sir and madam  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on December 31, 2009, 10:20:05 AM
Ah, proper! :D
Many many congratulations to you, Mr and Mrs Grow! :D
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Post by: Geetar on December 31, 2009, 11:11:26 AM
Many congrats, and happy nesting, the both of you!


What delightful news at the year's end :D
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Post by: catherine on December 31, 2009, 12:00:12 PM
Ah, she's made an honest man out of you at last!  Congratulations! xx
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Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2009, 05:47:27 PM
Congratulations, Grows! What a wonderful way to round off the decade.  :D  x
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Post by: rogerg on December 31, 2009, 05:58:30 PM
thank you all!!  we are, of course, deliriously happy!

we didn't get any pics taken of the actual moment, as it was just us and the minister, but here's one from Christmas:
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Post by: Bokkie on December 31, 2009, 07:21:09 PM
Concratulations!!! and a fine couple you are. It's a very nice  start of a new year..enjoy it!!! Marriage at a somewhat older age... there is still hope for me  :)
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Post by: rogerg on December 31, 2009, 07:24:00 PM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
Concratulations!!! and a fine couple you are. It's a very nice  start of a new year..enjoy it!!! Marriage at a somewhat older age... there is still hope for me  :)

well, this is a second marriage for both of us, and it is SO much better at this age!  we know what we want, and have learned so many lessons.

hope springs eternal!
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Post by: Mouse on December 31, 2009, 08:22:12 PM
Roger wins the Best Beard Of 2009 award. That is some phenomenal fuzz.  8-)
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Post by: johninblack on December 31, 2009, 09:34:53 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Roger wins the Best Beard Of 2009 award. That is some phenomenal fuzz.  8-)
It is rather excellent. :D
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 01, 2010, 05:09:53 PM
Congratulations!!!  :D  :D


Jürgen (did not announce his birthday on 12/27)
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Post by: rogerg on January 01, 2010, 05:24:58 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Congratulations!!!  :D  :D


Jürgen (did not announce his birthday on 12/27)


thanks!  and happy belated birthday!!!
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Post by: Pedro on January 01, 2010, 09:06:15 PM
Many Happy Returns!
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Post by: Mouse on January 02, 2010, 12:50:06 AM
Belated Birthday wishes and biscuits!  :)
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Post by: Brom on January 07, 2010, 11:44:53 PM
I'd like to annonce that... My Photobucket Account has expired  :shock:
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Post by: Brom on January 08, 2010, 09:12:39 PM
But I've fixed it now!  :D
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Post by: Bert on January 12, 2010, 08:44:43 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Roger wins the Best Beard Of 2009 award. That is some phenomenal fuzz.  8-)

I think Roger should dye his beard... what colour tho ?  :D
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Post by: johninblack on January 12, 2010, 11:31:06 AM
Quote from: "Bert"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Roger wins the Best Beard Of 2009 award. That is some phenomenal fuzz.  8-)

I think Roger should dye his beard... what colour tho ?  :D
Frost* colour.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on January 12, 2010, 02:04:29 PM
I'd like to announce that today Mrs. Gonzo and I celebrate 8 amazing years of merryidge.  We've finally been married longer than we dated.  :roll:

If the last 15 years had gone any other way, I'd be an annoying, sad excuse for a man.  Okay, more annoying, sad excuse for a man.
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Post by: RacingHippo on January 12, 2010, 02:55:09 PM
Congrats, Gonzo!

Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
We've finally been married longer than we dated.  :roll:
I have to admit that it'll be another 2 years before we achieve that!
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Post by: rogerg on January 12, 2010, 11:37:45 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'd like to announce that today Mrs. Gonzo and I celebrate 8 amazing years of merryidge.  We've finally been married longer than we dated.  :roll:

If the last 15 years had gone any other way, I'd be an annoying, sad excuse for a man.  Okay, more annoying, sad excuse for a man.


nothing sad about you, my friend!  

congratulations!!!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on January 13, 2010, 01:42:43 AM
thanks for the acknowledgements, all.  we had a splendid day.
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Post by: rogerg on January 13, 2010, 01:50:32 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Bert"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Roger wins the Best Beard Of 2009 award. That is some phenomenal fuzz.  8-)

I think Roger should dye his beard... what colour tho ?  :D
Frost* colour.

it's already pretty gray/white!
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Post by: Mouse on January 16, 2010, 12:54:57 PM
Belated congrats to the Gonzos!
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Post by: johninblack on January 16, 2010, 02:18:32 PM
.....That we're leaving for Wath very soon.
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Post by: L33VEY on January 24, 2010, 08:10:02 PM
In case you didn't notice - Jem's Blogging again...... :D


but I hope his hand recovers - he's a bit accident prone isn't he? :?
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Post by: Pedro on January 24, 2010, 08:15:45 PM
Agreed.

Aren't the last two lines of the blog the wrong way around....shouldn't it say :-

Posted by Jem at 01:43:00
(Other deities are available)


Plus we are missing the most important piece of information...what news of the sandwich??

 :)
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Post by: catherine on January 25, 2010, 08:18:00 AM
You're all heart, Pedro!
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Post by: Pedro on January 30, 2010, 01:34:39 AM
New Blog...."Darling, which box did you pack my creative muse in?....I can't seem to find it...."
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Post by: Big Black Shed on January 30, 2010, 11:44:10 AM
I've found her!  :D
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Post by: D S on January 30, 2010, 12:25:03 PM
Uh oh -cold shower beckons!  ;)
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Post by: L33VEY on January 30, 2010, 02:26:12 PM
.... that I've got a new Frost*mobile.   8-)

And the Frost*erisk was successfully transplanted to the new back window  :)
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Post by: rogerg on January 30, 2010, 02:34:22 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
.... that I've got a new Frost*mobile.   8-)

And the Frost*erisk was successfully transplanted to the new back window  :)

pictures!
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Post by: L33VEY on January 30, 2010, 03:00:12 PM
How's this Rog?
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Post by: rogerg on January 30, 2010, 03:30:37 PM
schweeeeet!
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 30, 2010, 05:20:58 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
I've found her!  :D

Is that really Michelle Ryan, BBS? Not a big fan normally, but after that picture, I may be compelled to join DS in the shower.

Err, let me rephrase that ...  :shock:
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Post by: Big Black Shed on January 30, 2010, 06:32:49 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
I've found her!  :D

Is that really Michelle Ryan, BBS? Not a big fan normally, but after that picture, I may be compelled to join DS in the shower.

Err, let me rephrase that ...  :shock:

Yes, it surely is.  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Bokkie on February 04, 2010, 10:34:16 PM
I like to announce that i'm bored with my avatar and that i'm wondering when my status will progress.
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Post by: Bokkie on February 04, 2010, 10:44:51 PM
Finally!!
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Post by: Bokkie on February 04, 2010, 10:48:26 PM
When you google "tunnocks caramel" within pictures, you will find all sorts of Frosties*. heh
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Post by: catherine on February 04, 2010, 11:09:06 PM
Congrats on achieving caramel wafer-hood!
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Post by: rogerg on February 04, 2010, 11:37:12 PM
grats, Bokkie!!
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Post by: Pedro on February 05, 2010, 01:00:38 AM
Well done sir, keep it up and eat more biscuits!
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Post by: Mouse on February 05, 2010, 10:23:14 AM
Congrats, Bok!
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Post by: Bokkie on February 05, 2010, 08:28:04 PM
Thanks guy's, it was a struggle, but it was worth it 200%. I couldn't done it without all you guy's ....snif :D
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Post by: Bokkie on February 06, 2010, 11:22:36 AM
that today i did my first run this year in a attempt to diminish my "winter decorations". I ran it almost within milliontown. A progrun if you like :D .
Who's next?
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Post by: Geddy Lee on February 11, 2010, 02:08:17 PM
I'd like to announce......that I've just become a Fruity Garibaldi so I thought I would post a REAL picture of myself!!!
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Post by: Geetar on February 11, 2010, 04:23:52 PM
Even better than the real thing...... :D
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Post by: catherine on February 11, 2010, 08:23:15 PM
Ooh, a Rickenbacker! A Weapon of Prog!
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Post by: rogerg on February 11, 2010, 10:49:44 PM
Quote from: "Geddy Lee"
I'd like to announce......that I've just become a Fruity Garibaldi so I thought I would post a REAL picture of myself!!!

grats!  and nice pic!  and nice bass!!
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Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2010, 12:16:56 AM
Grats indeed.

To celebrate, here's a clever video (http://http://www.break.com/index/stop-motion-t-shirt-war.html)  :)
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Post by: Geddy Lee on February 12, 2010, 08:40:13 AM
Cheers all!!! I just love that video!
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 12, 2010, 08:43:47 AM
It is, indeed, a very clever video.

Meanwhile, I'd like to announce that...

This morning, Pygmy Hippo, my very own son, my flesh and blood (etc. etc.) stated most emphatically that he doesn't like Tunnocks Tea Cakes!!!!!!111!!
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on February 12, 2010, 08:47:33 AM
...that is snowing here in Rome! This is a quite big event because it hasn't been snowing for some 20 years! :D
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Post by: Geddy Lee on February 12, 2010, 08:54:54 AM
....that it's another grey day here in Birmingham City University and I'm listening to the Brittannia High soundtrack. How un-prog is that!!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 12, 2010, 01:21:35 PM
Snowing in Florida today, the first since 1979.  It won't reach us here in Tampa, but still noteworthy.  Philadelphia (the city, not the Frost*ie) was already gotten more snow in the past week than it typically gets in 2 years.
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Post by: flamadiddle on February 12, 2010, 01:46:23 PM
..... that I can now play a decent rendition of Hyperventilate on guitar.  Will be transcribing it soon if anyone is interested.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 13, 2010, 12:47:08 AM
Like
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Post by: Big Black Shed on February 14, 2010, 07:46:50 PM
That I awoke this AM with a crappy cold. Head full of cotton wool and with one blocked nostril and the other running like a tap.

Not looking for sympathy, just the Vicks and tissues.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 14, 2010, 08:08:52 PM
I know you're not looking...but you have mine (sympathy, not vixen tissues). Be better soon! :)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 15, 2010, 10:44:20 PM
... that I'm off to Washington DC in the morning for a couple of days' meeting and am having trouble persuading the huskies to stay packed in my bag along with the sled.

And that as much as I consider myself a true Frost*ie, I think I've about had enough of cold and snow this particular winter ...  :(
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Post by: rogerg on February 16, 2010, 12:59:18 AM
I think DC has gotten like three feet of snow the last couple of weeks...

have fun!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 16, 2010, 12:15:53 PM
I'd like to announce that, while I wished her a Happy Birthday on Facebook last week, I made at least a dozen attempts to do so on this forum and the forum would not cooperate.  :(

Happy Belated Birthday to Philadelphia! We didn't forget you!  :D
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Post by: rogerg on February 17, 2010, 10:43:38 AM
happy birthday, Philly!!!
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Post by: catherine on February 17, 2010, 11:27:08 AM
Here's a special song for Pedro and Philadelphia (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_BV2PtZZE), from my favourite film, The Wizard of Speed And Time. (It was composed to avoid having to pay licensing fees for "Heppy Birthday To You" which is a real money-spinner, apparently!)

Merry Birthday to you,
Merry Birthday to you,
May all your fine wishes
and good dreams come true.
May everyday bring you
it's own special cheer,
the gift of our friendship
and fortune this year!

(words by Mike Jittlov - Wizard of Speed & Time)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on February 17, 2010, 07:35:29 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'd like to announce that, while I wished her a Happy Birthday on Facebook last week, I made at least a dozen attempts to do so on this forum and the forum would not cooperate.  :(

Happy Belated Birthday to Philadelphia! We didn't forget you!  :D


Awww, I did miss it and so- belated very happy birthday.
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Post by: rogerg on February 19, 2010, 11:40:39 PM
I'm now an Iced Gem!!!   8-)
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Post by: Pedro on February 19, 2010, 11:42:02 PM
Way to go Rog!  :D
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Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2010, 12:42:52 AM
Hooray for Roger! Or maybe you'd prefer a Catbus? Catbus!  8-)
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 20, 2010, 08:26:26 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Catbus!  8-)
You mean...
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/catbus.gif)
...?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 20, 2010, 10:52:37 AM
Mouse is cross-referencing from the Tinyfish forum!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 20, 2010, 01:07:24 PM
Congrats, Rog!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 20, 2010, 02:29:28 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Mouse is cross-referencing from the Tinyfish forum!

May well be, but we've established that there are a number of Miyazaki fans on this forum too, I believe, and for very good reasons.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 20, 2010, 04:31:07 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Mouse is cross-referencing from the Tinyfish forum!

May well be, but we've established that there are a number of Miyazaki fans on this forum too, I believe, and for very good reasons.

oh, indeed!  but this just came up yesterday at the Tank.
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Post by: Geetar on February 20, 2010, 05:03:58 PM
rog- excellent effort, as ever.

And Miyazaki is a great fave with us too, needless to say.
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Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2010, 05:19:19 PM
Catbus!  :D
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Post by: catherine on February 20, 2010, 05:21:48 PM
Congrats Rog, welcome to Iced Gem-hood!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 20, 2010, 05:41:18 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Mouse is cross-referencing from the Tinyfish forum!

May well be, but we've established that there are a number of Miyazaki fans on this forum too, I believe, and for very good reasons.

oh, indeed!  but this just came up yesterday at the Tank.

Sorry if that came across as a bit, err, obstreperous, Rog: I didn't mean to sound rude  :(

Blame the jet-lag: just got home after a couple of days in Washington. Still, imagine how grumpy I would have been if I'd taken this across the Atlantic rather than a 767? Journey time of 33.5 hours and, as pilot and sole passenger, no sleep ...  :shock:
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Post by: rogerg on February 20, 2010, 05:47:44 PM
gotta love a building you can hang airplanes in!
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Post by: Pedro on February 20, 2010, 11:07:01 PM
That's why they call them hangers, right?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 01, 2010, 09:41:11 AM
I'd like to announce that, for me, it is the first day of Spring. Begone, cold and miserable grey and hello cold and, at the moment, sunny blue skies which will inevitably be replaced by more cold and grey and probably snow knowing our luck so far this year. Still, it's a beautiful day here in Costa Del Hull.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 01, 2010, 12:16:13 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that, for me, it is the first day of Spring. Begone, cold and miserable grey and hello cold and, at the moment, sunny blue skies which will inevitably be replaced by more cold and grey and probably snow knowing our luck so far this year. Still, it's a beautiful day here in Costa Del Hull.  :D

There's one born every year ...  :D

That said, it's also pretty sunny here in Noordwijk today, across the water from you to the east. Still, we had a nice walk in the woods around home yesterday in very English drizzle which turned later into rain. Everyone returned home soaked, but oddly happy.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gman on March 05, 2010, 03:59:53 PM
I'd like to announce that my little girl has starting talking...it's only taken her 21 months!

I think, given the fact that the first words are "No", "More" and "Go away"*, we're in for a tough time!  :shock:

*whereas her mother's are just "No" and "Go away".  :roll:
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 05, 2010, 05:02:22 PM
Ahh, they get better and better: Pygmy Hippo's just informed me that ghosts can't have babies.
Because the baby would just fall out before it was ready.

Obvious really.
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Post by: Pedro on March 05, 2010, 06:02:27 PM
Yes. Just like the way they can walk through walls but don't fall through floors....
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Post by: rogerg on March 06, 2010, 01:43:33 AM
my 7/8 graders.  though we're not singing Frost* (hmmm...) the kids know my favorite band:
[attachment=0:38pn5e6z]frostchorus2.jpg[/attachment:38pn5e6z]
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Post by: Pedro on March 06, 2010, 02:13:39 AM
Lovin' your work!

I like the hide-from-camera-behind-my-music stance of the right-most singist.  ;)

Hard to make out the title of the piece from the photo - is it really "Acid Soul Goats"? I haven't heard that for ages.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 06, 2010, 03:34:25 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Lovin' your work!

I like the hide-from-camera-behind-my-music stance of the right-most singist.  ;)

Hard to make out the title of the piece from the photo - is it really "Acid Soul Goats"? I haven't heard that for ages.  :)

HEH "Acid Soul Goats"  I will definitely tell them about that!

it's "And So It Goes", the beautiful Billy Joel ballad.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 07, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
My flat's boiler has gone down, leaving the place colder than Pluto. I hardly slept last night and can feel illness fast approaching. Seriously considering buying an electric blanket, a hot water bottle and matches so I can set myself alight just to warm up.

Bah!  :(
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Post by: Geetar on March 07, 2010, 07:03:38 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
is it really "Acid Soul Goats"?

You've been smoking the horny goat weed again, haven't you?
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Post by: Ash on March 07, 2010, 08:01:51 PM
I just saw a mouse run across my living room  :x
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 07, 2010, 08:21:22 PM
Quote from: "Sarah"
I just saw a mouse run across my living room  :x
Was it shivering and carrying a box of freshly-pilferred matches?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 07, 2010, 08:45:47 PM
Quote from: "Sarah"
I just saw a mouse run across my living room  :x

well, he said his flat was right cold, so he's just trying to get comfortable...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 07, 2010, 08:51:58 PM
Build a Mouse a fire, keep him warm all night.


Set a Mouse on fire..... :shock:
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Post by: Pedro on March 07, 2010, 09:40:03 PM
....and he'll be warm for the rest of his....ah, I see why you stopped. :)
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Post by: rogerg on March 07, 2010, 10:10:16 PM
tastes like chicken.
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Post by: Mouse on March 07, 2010, 11:09:26 PM
:shock:  *Scarpers*
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Post by: EVP on March 08, 2010, 01:20:00 AM
I'd like to announce that I have now lost just under 10 pounds(weight, not money)
in roughly 3 1/2 weeks time. I have a return visit to the doctors tomorrow morning.

Do you think they will let me weigh in naked?
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Post by: Mouse on March 08, 2010, 09:56:02 AM
Congrats, sir! You're an inspiration!  :D
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Post by: catherine on March 08, 2010, 10:51:50 AM
... that the robotics team that I coach is now the UK RoboCup Junior Soccer champion team!  :D

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqdBJPGkoOg
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Post by: rogerg on March 08, 2010, 11:30:13 AM
yay!  yay!  YAY!!!  grats to all!!
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Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2010, 09:18:09 PM
I'd like to annouce I have a new avatar:

(http://http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/mphgt/Frostwin.jpg)
 :D
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Post by: rogerg on March 19, 2010, 09:22:41 PM
rawk!!  Mexican rawk!!!
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Post by: catherine on March 19, 2010, 10:53:33 PM
Scary!
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Post by: D S on March 19, 2010, 11:21:23 PM
Is that you Mike?  Doesn't look like you!  :shock:
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Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2010, 11:23:25 PM
Quote from: "D S"
Is that you Mike?  Doesn't look like you!  :shock:

Yes it's me, I'll forgive you not recognising me because my mother didn't either :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on March 20, 2010, 07:41:29 AM
catherine and EVP, congrats to you both!

Mouse: by coincidence, we keep our guinea pigs quite near the barbecue in the back yard.

It's a terrible thing to be a kebab-in-waiting; such intimations of mortality must weigh heavy on their little rodent hearts. As a plus, however, I expect Sting could make a fair fist of a song about it in 3/4 time.

Speaking of odd songs to potentially torment people with, my daughter (age 13) is annoyed at the oddest earworm I've yet encountered. She complains that she can't get the opening bars (post-drum intro, of course) of Holdsworth's "Non Brewed Condiment" out of her head, and even hums it as she's going about the house. I am highly diverted by this, to her annoyance.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on March 28, 2010, 06:17:11 PM
That today I have raked my lawn, put moss killer down, built a chicken coop, watched the F1 race (Go Jenson - where are all your detractors now ?), listened to Blackwater Park all the way though for only the SECOND time ever, made the kids breakfast, made myself breakfast, been to the tip, read the Times, yesterday's Telegraph and the latest edition of Prog, had a shower and a er, um, anyway... and it' STILL only 18.13 AND I lost an hour today !!!

I have also bought my Progeny tickets and booked my hotels for that and TinyFish... although I did that at work last week   :o
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Post by: Nellie on March 28, 2010, 11:09:44 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
That today I have raked my lawn, put moss killer down, built a chicken coop, watched the F1 race (Go Jenson - where are all your detractors now ?), listened to Blackwater Park all the way though for only the SECOND time ever, made the kids breakfast, made myself breakfast, been to the tip, read the Times, yesterday's Telegraph and the latest edition of Prog, had a shower and a er, um, anyway... and it' STILL only 18.13 AND I lost an hour today !!!

I have also bought my Progeny tickets and booked my hotels for that and TinyFish... although I did that at work last week :o
How do you like your coop?
Still haven't got my chickens, the rescue mission went wrong so I have to wait for the next one.
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Post by: Pedro on March 28, 2010, 11:48:34 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Still haven't got my chickens, the rescue mission went wrong so I have to wait for the next one.
Did the team bungle the job or did the girls get too attached to their captors (Chicken Stock Home Syndrome)?
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Post by: Bert on March 29, 2010, 11:20:42 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Bert"
That today I have raked my lawn, put moss killer down, built a chicken coop, watched the F1 race (Go Jenson - where are all your detractors now ?), listened to Blackwater Park all the way though for only the SECOND time ever, made the kids breakfast, made myself breakfast, been to the tip, read the Times, yesterday's Telegraph and the latest edition of Prog, had a shower and a er, um, anyway... and it' STILL only 18.13 AND I lost an hour today !!!

I have also bought my Progeny tickets and booked my hotels for that and TinyFish... although I did that at work last week :o
How do you like your coop?
Still haven't got my chickens, the rescue mission went wrong so I have to wait for the next one.

It's right 'andsome, it is I tells ya, and no mistake, gor blimey Guvnor etc etc.

I am chickenless too; I have put in a request for some rescue Hen's but they won't be avaialble till 12/04, so I might get a couple inthe meantime, as I can't wait !!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on March 29, 2010, 04:50:09 PM
Second interview for THE job I really want, done and dusted.

Just the waiting game now.
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Post by: johninblack on March 29, 2010, 04:51:40 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
Second interview for THE job I really want, done and dusted.

Just the waiting game now.
Best of luck with that, hope you get it. How long till you find out?
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Post by: Big Black Shed on March 29, 2010, 07:06:03 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Best of luck with that, hope you get it. How long till you find out?

I was told about a week by the agency. But then the Plant Manager gave me his card and asked me to call him this evening. So..........
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Post by: Mouse on March 29, 2010, 07:45:59 PM
Good luck with it, BBS!  :)
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Post by: Pedro on March 29, 2010, 08:01:41 PM
Fingers, etc. crossed!
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Post by: Big Black Shed on March 29, 2010, 08:24:52 PM
Just had the phone conversation. They are making me an offer tomorrow, not sure which position. It's a new manufacturing site for them and they need a complete workforce.

Apparently I scored very highly in the management aptitude tests.  :shock:  :shock: "Manage? I can barely cope!" Management...... :?:  :?:  That's a new one on me. I was asked if my passport was in order. Fast track the renewal.....

I'll find out more tomorrow.

Thanks for the support. :D  :D
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Post by: rogerg on March 29, 2010, 09:41:27 PM
yay, Shed!!!  well done, good sir!!
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Post by: D S on March 29, 2010, 09:44:57 PM
Excellent news,BBS! Hope all goes well and the offer is to your liking!  :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 29, 2010, 09:58:45 PM
:D  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 29, 2010, 10:14:51 PM
Congrats, BBS!  Maybe if there's ever an opening in Copement, you could ask for a transfer!
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Post by: johninblack on March 30, 2010, 07:15:49 AM
Really pleased for you mate,hope it works out well for you :)
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Post by: MikeEvs on March 30, 2010, 09:07:10 AM
Well done shed really pleased for you :D
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Post by: Geetar on March 30, 2010, 09:49:20 AM
Delighted for you, BBS!

OF course, the LHC may put paid to all this cheeriness at 12.30.........

You'll have to re-name yourself Big Black Singularity.
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Post by: Mouse on March 30, 2010, 01:22:01 PM
Well, it's 13:20 and I'm still here (although in what state of mind is open to debate). Nice one, BBS!  :D

Meanwhile, I'd like to announce that it's one o' clock, and time for lunch. Also that I'm moving house in a week.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on March 30, 2010, 01:31:15 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
it's one o' clock, and time for lunch.
Dum de dum de dum. But the sun's not beating down and I wouldn't lie on a bench in this rain.  :?
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 30, 2010, 01:49:22 PM
.... that this is the 1000th reply in this thread and that, as such, it is entirely devoid of content.
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Post by: catherine on March 30, 2010, 02:01:02 PM
... that I'm within spitting distance of 1500 posts...
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 30, 2010, 03:38:21 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
... that I'm within spitting distance of 1500 posts...

Oooh, cue shameless levels of post whoring coming up from the lady with the swirly .sig file  ;)

(Speaking of which, what on earth is Dec thinking saying "coming very soon to a CD player near you"? CD player? That's soooooo 1980s ... I want the sheet music to play on my ondes martenot ...)
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Post by: catherine on March 30, 2010, 08:09:16 PM
It wasn't Dec saying that bit, it was me, drawing my own conclusions after he told me that there was a CD coming out soon. I believe the usual thing to do with CDs is still to put them in CD players, isn't it? That's what I mostly do with mine, but then I am hopelessly old-fashioned.
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 30, 2010, 08:14:45 PM
They make very good coasters.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on March 30, 2010, 08:32:12 PM
You'd use one of Dec's CDs as a coaster?  :o  :shock:  :?:
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 30, 2010, 08:45:02 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
It wasn't Dec saying that bit, it was me, drawing my own conclusions after he told me that there was a CD coming out soon. I believe the usual thing to do with CDs is still to put them in CD players, isn't it? That's what I mostly do with mine, but then I am hopelessly old-fashioned.

Just the once these days, with ikkle iTunes set to rip at 320kbps VBR (yes, I realise that that statement borders on the nonsensical, but that's the average rate) and automagically whiz it across to the ikkle iPod.

That said, the only CD players ever attached to my proper hifi have been Sony Discmen (?), the first bought in 1986, the second in about 1989; both still work  ;)  Have actually been thinking about buying a grown-up CD player for a while (ahem), since I do have >600 of the blessed coasters, but actually reckon I might be better off getting a proper music server and re-ripping them all lossless.

Anyone had any good luck with a decent (audiophile-ish) hard drive server they'd like to recommend?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 30, 2010, 11:39:43 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
You'd use one of Dec's CDs as a coaster?  :o  :shock:  :?:
Noononononono.
I was talking about CDs in general. It's usually only old data CDs that get coastered.

And like TA, they only get played once when ripped using Fast CD Ripper (http://http://www.litexmedia.com/cd_ripper) (iTunes-schmiTunes - I'll have it in straight-forward mp3/Flac that I can play on anything, thank you!).
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Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2010, 12:03:02 AM
I've yet to find something that'll play FLAC files. I did finally figure out how to tell (nah) make (nah) command (yes!) iTunes to import files as 320kbps MP3s. Another job for the summer is to re-import all of my CDs in this format. Begone, rubbish Apple exclusive format!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: turbo on March 31, 2010, 08:17:43 AM
Id like to announce I'm off to see arsenal v barcelona tonight, It don't get much better  :D
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Post by: Nellie on March 31, 2010, 10:02:42 AM
I don't own an MP3 player.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 31, 2010, 11:03:08 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I've yet to find something that'll play FLAC files.
I use WinAmp.
Dunno about portable players though. But Google does - look! (http://http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-player-reviews/?filter=501502_8128092_)
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Post by: MikeEvs on March 31, 2010, 11:55:03 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I don't own an MP3 player.

Me neither after losing one in the back of a taxi at the start of the month
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2010, 09:51:26 PM
I own an iPod, but I wish I didn't. I want to find an MP3 player that has a larger memory (I've got 80GB, but it's not enough, damnit!) and seamless playback. And one that doesn't incorporate this awful wheel control system.
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Post by: rogerg on March 31, 2010, 09:57:54 PM
feel free to send me that 80Gb, Mouse!  I make do with my 20G, but sure could use some extra space...
 8-)
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Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2010, 09:58:45 PM
I'll keep you in mind if/when I can afford to replace it.  ;)
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Post by: Big Black Shed on March 31, 2010, 10:32:27 PM
The job is in the bag. I couldn't be happier. Paperwork signed, resignation letter typed, now waiting for the fallout.

I think this deserves a beer. :D
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Post by: rogerg on March 31, 2010, 10:46:18 PM
yay!  big grats, shed!!!!
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Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2010, 11:00:10 PM
Big big 'grats for Big Black Shed! Hooray, sir!  :D
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Post by: D S on March 31, 2010, 11:15:11 PM
Enjoy that beer! 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on April 01, 2010, 09:32:50 AM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
resignation letter typed, now waiting for the fallout.

Oooh that's a good feeling!
Very happy for you, dude :mrgreen:
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Post by: Big Black Shed on April 01, 2010, 05:05:21 PM
The beer didn't 'arf give me an 'eadache.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 01, 2010, 09:31:51 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
The beer didn't 'arf give me an 'eadache.

hope it didn't give you a whole headache?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 01, 2010, 10:29:01 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
The beer didn't 'arf give me an 'eadache.

hope it didn't give you a whole headache?

No, it was obviously missing a couple of aitches ...  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on April 05, 2010, 09:10:27 PM
That my chickens have settled in nicely and that today, I let them out of their coop for a little wander around the garden.

It's very tranquil you know, watching chickens do chicken stuff. Very relaxing...

Shoulda got some last year  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:14:06 PM
...that I've only got 15 more posts to go before I hit 1500...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:14:35 PM
... 14 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:14:57 PM
... 13 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:15:27 PM
... 12 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:15:56 PM
... 11 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:16:24 PM
... 10 ... almost down to single figures now!
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:16:48 PM
... 9 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:17:10 PM
... 8 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:18:15 PM
... 7 ... I'd also like to announce that the common cold ought to be consigned to Room 101 forthwith, as it's not a nice thing to have.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:19:10 PM
... 6 ... is talking to yourself a sign of madness? What do you think, Catherine? Good point, Catherine.
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:20:04 PM
... 5 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:20:26 PM
... 4 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:20:49 PM
... 3 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:21:13 PM
... 2 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:21:40 PM
... 1 ...
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Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 01:22:12 PM
Ker-pow! I'm an Iced Gem!  :D
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Post by: MikeEvs on April 08, 2010, 01:31:19 PM
Well done Catherine an excellent bit of post whoring to get yourself over the line :lol:
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Post by: AnsOnkruid on April 08, 2010, 03:05:30 PM
I'd like to announce that I feel like a newbie again. It will take ages to become an Iced Gem like Catherine just did (congrats with that by the way) :(
Oh well, I'm a step closer now...
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Post by: gr8gonzo on April 08, 2010, 03:26:44 PM
Congrats, catherine. Well done.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on April 08, 2010, 03:36:48 PM
Welcome back, AnsOnkruid! And happy birthday as well.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 08, 2010, 11:24:56 PM
I'd like to announce that this new house we've moved into is massive, brilliant, and fab!  :mrgreen:  I've got a huge new bedroom which I intend to fill with music gear and albums which will fuel my creativity.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on April 08, 2010, 11:26:16 PM
A very Happy Birthday to AnsOnkruid and a well done to crafty Catherine.  :)
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Post by: Big Black Shed on April 09, 2010, 12:28:39 AM
Only one day left in the Hell that is my current job. The management have just realised exactly how much I do for them.

Words that sound like "Clucking Bell" have been heard a lot this week. Never mind.......

Oh, happy birthday AnsOnkruid :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 09, 2010, 12:34:38 AM
grats, catherine!!!  welcome to the club!!!


and welcome back, AnsOnkruid!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on April 11, 2010, 01:52:49 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
Only one day left in the Hell that is my current job. The management have just realised exactly how much I do for them.

Words that sound like "Clucking Bell" have been heard a lot this week. Never mind.......

Oh, happy birthday AnsOnkruid :D  :D
That age old (bad)management trick of appreciation when it's far too late. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 13, 2010, 01:29:34 PM
I'd like to announce that I should know better than to spend 10 minutes typing a post with lots of links in it and submit it without copying it first.   :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 14, 2010, 03:27:47 PM
I'd like to announce that in asking my 6 yr old what he'd like on his CD-R he chose Crazy Frog, The Chipmunks... and ten songs from Frost*. I told him I couldn't fit all of that on one CD, so he scrapped everything and chose The Dividing Line.

There's a good boy.
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Post by: catherine on April 14, 2010, 04:15:59 PM
You have trained him well!
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 14, 2010, 04:19:42 PM
Sounds like you're doing as good a job of indoctr.. I mean, teaching the lad about good music as I am with my 7yo :)
His choice of songs to play in the car on a his birthday trip to York consisted of Frost*, It Bites, Moon Safari and.. Ok, there was some Michael Jackson, but it was Temperton/Jones stuff so that's OK :)
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Post by: turbo on April 14, 2010, 04:52:15 PM
Id like to announce im off to see arsenal beat spurs  8-)
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Post by: gav on April 14, 2010, 08:06:12 PM
I'd like to announce that my head has exploded (see Hobit Alert) :!:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on April 14, 2010, 11:01:52 PM
Quote from: "turbo"
Id like to announce im off to see arsenal beat spurs  8-)

How did that work out for you :lol:

Sorry couldn't resist and I am in no way a spurs supporter being that I hail from Neath in South Wales rugby is my sport of choice and aside from that I support Everton :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: turbo on April 15, 2010, 12:55:55 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
Quote from: "turbo"
Id like to announce im off to see arsenal beat spurs  8-)

How did that work out for you :lol:

Sorry couldn't resist and I am in no way a spurs supporter being that I hail from Neath in South Wales rugby is my sport of choice and aside from that I support Everton :D
                                                                                                                                                                                      Well to be honest im very sad and very drunk but id like to congratulate spurs on there tenth anniversary and console my self with all the good news from frost, by the way wots happening about the gig that jem has teased us with ?  :cry:  :cry:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on April 15, 2010, 02:29:13 AM
love the new(er) signature banner, catherine. may I nick that for my humble blog of single digit readership?
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Post by: Mouse on April 15, 2010, 12:22:03 PM
Yesterday, I had tea and cake in the afternoon. Topping, what.  8-)
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Post by: davejd on April 22, 2010, 09:43:16 AM
this week i have been mainly wearing yoghurt    i also purchased a lovely new ibanez rg1570   just have to work out how to play the dam thing now......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on April 22, 2010, 10:13:28 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
love the new(er) signature banner, catherine. may I nick that for my humble blog of single digit readership?

Of course you can :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on April 23, 2010, 10:51:11 PM
that we just returned home from a lovely visit to Cairn's mom's in Arizona, where we visited the Grand Canyon and I was humbled and amazed.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on April 24, 2010, 12:09:09 AM
Like.
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Post by: johninblack on April 27, 2010, 03:13:34 PM
After sorting out a few "issues" with this here bloody computer, I'm back. Well, at least until another part of my motherboard that I can't bypass gets fried.............
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on April 27, 2010, 04:48:19 PM
...I need a job! I'm desperately trying to earn something from music production, but that seems to be quite hard...
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Post by: gr8gonzo on April 27, 2010, 04:53:32 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
I'm desperately trying to earn something from music production, but that seems to be quite hard

Isn't that what the bumper sticker says on the back of Jem's beemer?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on April 27, 2010, 05:58:01 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
I'm desperately trying to earn something from music production, but that seems to be quite hard

Isn't that what the bumper sticker says on the back of Jem's beemer?

Indeed! :lol: Maybe I'm just not doing it right...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 28, 2010, 03:48:12 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
love the new(er) signature banner, catherine. may I nick that for my humble blog of single digit readership?

Of course you can :)

Done. I've given you credit where credit is due.

http://http://egoverum.blogspot.com
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 28, 2010, 03:50:25 PM
I've completed my six year old's Frost* CD. He hand-picked all of the songs. I put his favourites up front, being mindful of his attention span.

01] Here is the News
02] Broadband Tom
03] Toys
04] Pocket Sun
05] Dear Dead Days
06] Falling Down
07] Black Light Machine
08] No Me No You
09] The Forget You Song
10] Welcome to Nowhere
11] The Dividing Line
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on April 28, 2010, 06:15:34 PM
*gasp*
No Marsupial?!
I'm shocked. It's required listening in my car.

And I can add my own, related announcement:
Pygmy Hippo is one of a crowd of local kids (OK, 3) who lift-share to Beavers every Tuesday. Last night I got a call from Pete (who'd drawn the short straw) en route: "Isaac says can you pick them all up tonight because your music is better."
And so prog-appreciation spreads amongst the young, infecting their innocent lives forever... MWAHAHAHAHHAhhhh!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 28, 2010, 06:20:53 PM
Ah, well. Like I said, his picks, not mine. There can always be a Volume 2!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 29, 2010, 06:30:03 PM
... that after many months of trying, I finally have Nellie on top of me.

In the post rank list. Even if it's only briefly (Mike Evs, do your worst), it feels good. Very good  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on April 29, 2010, 09:14:21 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that after many months of trying, I finally have Nellie on top of me.

In the post rank list. Even if it's only briefly (Mike Evs, do your worst), it feels good. Very good  ;)

Oh dear, in your dreams, T.A! :roll:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on April 29, 2010, 11:49:53 PM
ummm what am I supposed to be doing :?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on April 30, 2010, 10:16:13 AM
... that today I am working from home.

Really.

Well, not right now.

Cos I'm here..

And being "here" isn't work.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 30, 2010, 10:22:46 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
ummm what am I supposed to be doing :?

Err, nothing, nothing ... just carry on, that man. Just as long as you leave me under Nellie, I'll be perfectly fine.

She's just being coy; she likes it really ... ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gman on April 30, 2010, 10:34:12 AM
...that I'm feeling overwhelmed today  :(

Too much work to do, not really in the mood to do it...so I'm "trowelling poop" just sitting here wondering what to do first. Ho hum.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 30, 2010, 12:20:32 PM
Never mind that, did you know that Nellie-baiting was considered a cruel sport and was stamped-out in the Frost* forum around the end of April 2010 in the name of all things decent?

Carry on.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 30, 2010, 12:34:23 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Never mind that, did you know that Nellie-baiting was considered a cruel sport and was stamped-out in the Frost* forum around the end of April 2010 in the name of all things decent?

Carry on.

Oh dear, now I'm very confused, Pedro. Are you wearing your I'm-a-forum-moderator-and-you're-way-out-of-line-TA-so-stop-making-these-crude-innuendo-remarks-about-Saint-Nell-or-I'll-terminate-your-account-forthwith hat, or is it a the it's-quite-amusing-really-so-when-I-say-it's-banned-I-don't-really-mean-it one?

Despite 31 years of email and 20-ish years of being around what is currently called the internet, there are times when these online etiquette things still remain a mystery to me.

Let me know by PM if needs be. Ditto Nellie if she's genuinely annoyed.

 :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on April 30, 2010, 12:41:15 PM
Quote from: "Gman"
...so I'm "trowelling poop" just sitting here wondering what to do first. Ho hum.
Easy. Do none of the above.
Instead reply to the email that I'm about to send you...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on April 30, 2010, 12:44:17 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Are you wearing your I'm-a-forum-moderator-and-you're-way-out-of-line-TA-so-stop-making-these-crude-innuendo-remarks-about-Saint-Nell-or-I'll-terminate-your-account-forthwith hat, or is it a the it's-quite-amusing-really-so-when-I-say-it's-banned-I-don't-really-mean-it one?

I suspect it's because it's making the rest of us jealous.
Especially Catherine.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 30, 2010, 09:17:49 PM
I'd just like to announce that I've got a lot of luv for every Frost*ie (active, lurking or lapsed), I have no problems with anyone and I've had no complaints from anyone or about anyone for a good long time.
I'm not anticipating any either. :)

Oooh, cake!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on April 30, 2010, 10:00:48 PM
I'm featured as MotoGP fan of the week on motoracereports.com  http://www.motoracereports.com/3398/fia ... eek-2.html (http://www.motoracereports.com/3398/fiat-yamaha-team-fan-of-the-week-2.html)  there's an interview with me and one of my pics of James Toseland racing on the page and a link to my myspace page.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on April 30, 2010, 10:16:18 PM
That this weekend sees the end of a particularly successful season for my beloved West Brom which has seen them gain promotion to the Premier League again!.
TPE is imminently realeased, gigs to come at the end of the year, and in the meantime my own band are making real progress after our first mini tour (or to quote Anne Marie Helder, a tour-ette!!!)

Watch some b*****d come and knock it all over soon!!!!!!!!!! :o
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 01, 2010, 01:03:49 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
I'm featured as MotoGP fan of the week on motoracereports.com  http://www.motoracereports.com/3398/fia ... eek-2.html (http://www.motoracereports.com/3398/fiat-yamaha-team-fan-of-the-week-2.html)  there's an interview with me and one of my pics of James Toseland racing on the page and a link to my myspace page.

very cool!  grats, Mike!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 01, 2010, 01:07:29 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I'd just like to announce that I've got a lot of luv for every Frost*ie (active, lurking or lapsed), I have no problems with anyone and I've had no complaints from anyone or about anyone for a good long time.
I'm not anticipating any either. :)

Oooh, cake!

Aah, that makes it all much clearer, Pedro.

I think.

Need sleep.

(Especially since, for reasons which are completely opaque even to me, I'm beginning to hear your emails being read out in the Amazing Wilf's mellifluous voice. While I know you are not the same people, there's just something ...  ;) )
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on May 01, 2010, 01:14:59 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
I'm featured as MotoGP fan of the week on motoracereports.com  http://www.motoracereports.com/3398/fia ... eek-2.html (http://www.motoracereports.com/3398/fiat-yamaha-team-fan-of-the-week-2.html)  there's an interview with me and one of my pics of James Toseland racing on the page and a link to my myspace page.

very cool!  grats, Mike!!

Thanks Rog :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gav on May 02, 2010, 11:15:00 PM
...that i'm listening to Porcupine Tree and eating some chocolate Hobnobs. Mmmmm...prog and biscuits...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RWA on May 02, 2010, 11:45:57 PM
That I thought last Friday was a fantastic day for me to develop a nasty throat infection..... 3 days before my family holiday to Portugal!

2 days of fever and some pain killers later I'm slightly better. It might be necessary to take a few of those pills tomorrow and keep a low profile over there for a day or 2 but f&^%k all! I'm taking that flight! :x
 
:?

*ouch; I shouldn't be shouting like this*  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 03, 2010, 12:10:21 AM
Get better really quickly Ron, and have a great time.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on May 03, 2010, 10:55:42 AM
Newsflash: Portugal struck by mysterious plague...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on May 03, 2010, 12:23:59 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I'd just like to announce that I've got a lot of luv for every Frost*ie (active, lurking or lapsed), I have no problems with anyone and I've had no complaints from anyone or about anyone for a good long time.
I'm not anticipating any either. :)

Oooh, cake!

I object !
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 03, 2010, 01:09:47 PM
What have you got against cake? :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gav on May 03, 2010, 04:37:01 PM
What type of cake?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on May 03, 2010, 06:40:00 PM
(http://http://img4.ifilmpro.com/resize/image/stills/films/resize/istd/3038471.jpg)

"I love CAKE!" :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on May 03, 2010, 08:22:07 PM
Cake, we're all lovin' the cake.
Now Dust that's what you fatties should be eating!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 04, 2010, 07:11:54 PM
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!! (http://http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/starwars/star-wars-smiley-034.gif)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 04, 2010, 08:42:38 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!! (http://http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/starwars/star-wars-smiley-034.gif)


May the fourth be with you!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 04, 2010, 11:27:36 PM
It's 23:25, I'm knackered and I've still got to do the washing up, burn off a CD, print a mountain of stuff off for a hand in tomorrow and... Oh God, I'm tired. This is the last bit of college work for me this side of the year, with only a simple presentation to do next week. I just wish I was more awake right now... Zzzzz...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 04, 2010, 11:29:06 PM
you can do eeet, Mouse!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 04, 2010, 11:39:11 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
It's 23:25, I'm knackered and I've still got to do the washing up, burn off a CD, print a mountain of stuff off for a hand in tomorrow and... Oh God, I'm tired. This is the last bit of college work for me this side of the year, with only a simple presentation to do next week. I just wish I was more awake right now... Zzzzz...

Ha! However late it is for you, it's a full hour later here, and so I'm more cream-crackered by definition. That said, I've been up too long today already, so it's off to beddums. I'm glazing over while editing the report on the page in front of me, even if it does say:

Quote
During Northward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) conditions, the dayside magnetosphere is not conducive to a merging (reconnection) geometry for magnetic flux through the Earth’s magnetic shield, the magnetopause and hence the dayside is considered ‘closed’. However, merging is possible at higher latitudes and also the phenomena of Kelvin Helmholtz instability is able to drive large scale vortex structures at the flank and facilitate local reconnection from within these structure due to the wrapping up of magnetic flux.

Anyone who'd like to fix that up for me, please do so and leave it here for me to pick up tomorrow morning, please  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 05, 2010, 12:01:58 AM
During Northward interplanetary trouser field (ITF) conditions, the dayside trouser is not conducive to a merging (reconnection) geometry for trouser flux through the Earth’s trouser shield, the trouser and hence the dayside is considered ‘closed’. However, merging is possible at higher latitudes and also the phenomena of Melvin Van Peebles instability is able to drive large scale vortex structures at the flanksteak and facilitate local reconnection from within these structure due to the wrapping up of trouser flux.


there you go.   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 05, 2010, 08:45:27 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
During Northward interplanetary trouser field (ITF) conditions, the dayside trouser is not conducive to a merging (reconnection) geometry for trouser flux through the Earth’s trouser shield, the trouser and hence the dayside is considered ‘closed’. However, merging is possible at higher latitudes and also the phenomena of Melvin Van Peebles instability is able to drive large scale vortex structures at the flanksteak and facilitate local reconnection from within these structure due to the wrapping up of trouser flux.


there you go.   8-)

Thanks, Rog: I was indeed thinking of using a universal "pants" replacement tool, but you have beaten me to it, and in proper English too  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on May 05, 2010, 09:17:07 AM
Gotta love that Melvin Van Peebles instability.

I think I'd have tried to work a couple of mentions of pigeons in there as well. It's definitely lacking pigeons at the moment.

Also, it says "within these structure" - surely there should be an "s" on the end of "structure"?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on May 05, 2010, 09:51:34 AM
During Northward interplanetary trouser field (ITF) conditions, the dayside trouser is not conducive to a merging (reconnection) geometry for trouser flux through the Earth’s trouser shield, the trouser and hence the dayside is considered ‘closed’. However, merging is possible at higher latitudes due to the so called “Zipfly” effect and also the phenomena of Melvin Van Peebles instability which is able to drive large scale vortex structures at the flanksteak. This will facilitate local reconnection from within these structures due to the wrapping up of the trouser flux. It should be noted that Frequency Attenuated Repercussive Turbulence Stimulation of the contained atmosphere may be created at certain restrictions of the orifice formed within the aforementioned vortex structures.

Edited for grammar (Thanks Catherine) and additional information added for review.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: davejd on May 05, 2010, 01:37:53 PM
tomorrow, i will vote for Pedro :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 05, 2010, 03:13:43 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Also, it says "within these structure" - surely there should be an "s" on the end of "structure"?

Well spotted, that woman. The European Space Agency doth thank you ...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: turbo on May 05, 2010, 04:14:34 PM
Id like to announce Ive just been down to the 02 islington and now have five lovely tickets with frost* written on them and I'm very happy   :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pinotraffic on May 06, 2010, 09:47:09 PM
Today I'm really loving TDL. Especially from 5:22 to 5:45 is the greatest part! 8-)  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 06, 2010, 10:01:52 PM
Quote from: "Pinotraffic"
Today I'm really loving TDL. Especially from 5:22 to 5:45 is the greatest part! 8-)  :D

I have to say that it's the extremely dirty synth part immediately after that floats my boat more, but this is all relative: one of the all-time tracks, with more fabulous pieces than you can shake a stick at ... Still brilliant.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gav on May 06, 2010, 10:07:28 PM
I quite like the "you are a lion" section :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pinotraffic on May 07, 2010, 04:40:56 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
I have to say that it's the extremely dirty synth part immediately after that floats my boat more, but this is all relative: one of the all-time tracks, with more fabulous pieces than you can shake a stick at ... Still brilliant.
Ofcourse that part is also good  :D  but to me it's not really special. It last's for almost the whole length of the song with all kinds of different solos, so there's enough time to enjoy it.

The part before it is just so short, but also brilliant. It's like "wow, this is great! Oh, it's finished already ... I wan't to listen to it again!" :mrgreen: And also I think it would lose it's magic when it would be longer. That's what I love about it ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Philadelphia on May 08, 2010, 11:00:42 PM
I'd like to announce that it's been far too long since I set foot here and I'm here to rectify that and promise more frequent appearances. I'd also like to announce that it was great fun catching up with Frost*ies this weekend!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on May 09, 2010, 02:04:52 PM
Quote from: "Philadelphia"
I'd like to announce that it's been far too long since I set foot here and I'm here to rectify that and promise more frequent appearances.
And I'd like to announce that that makes me very happy :)
We've missed you and your Dwarven ways.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 10, 2010, 11:22:45 AM
What the Hippo said. It was lovely to see you and LFE at the weekend, too! (And the others who were there, naturally.)  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2010, 11:10:37 PM
I'd like to announce that I've finished my Foundation Degree in Music Production. Next year, I move onto the BA Honours Degree. Woo hoo!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 18, 2010, 12:14:00 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce that I've finished my Foundation Degree in Music Production. Next year, I move onto the BA Honours Degree. Woo hoo!  :D


grats, Mouse!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: wickedwitch on June 07, 2010, 02:03:03 PM
well done Mousie xx I'd like to announce that my veg have gone wild, even the ones i planted from seed. who'd a thunk it!  I'd also like to announce that i'm pretty blissfully happy out here in the wilds of Kent!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: davejd on June 08, 2010, 11:30:21 AM
wahoo! I'm a rich tea  think I'll go and dunk myself
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: davejd on June 08, 2010, 11:33:39 AM
Bugger, that tea's hot
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 08, 2010, 02:37:01 PM
grats, dave!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: davejd on June 08, 2010, 02:51:56 PM
Cheers Roger!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 10, 2010, 02:10:24 AM
Nice one on the veggie and happy front, Witchy! And congrats on your new biscuit state, Dave.  :)

I'd like to announce that I've finally relocated my creativity, and am now working on a project which I'm enjoying very much. I'm very proud of what I've done so far, but hope to develop it a bit further before putting it up for target practice. I'm finding it very exciting!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: turbo on June 14, 2010, 07:51:55 AM
Just got home [late last night] after a lovely two weeks away in las vegas and hawaii and what a very pleasant surprise i found waiting for me on the doorstep my brand new copy of t.p.e plus tee shirt plus decs new opus destroy all monsters common sense would have told me that after a day and a half [inclusive of time differentials] of traveling that bed might have been a good option, but the call of all things frost dictated that i listen to both these new delights well Ive given it my best shot and am loving them both, no signs at all of sleep deprivation or jet laggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JimD on June 22, 2010, 12:30:40 AM
...that on the longest day I made an observation of how it still wasn't dark yet wearing a Frost* t-shirt.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKEmaGhJhLs
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MrBabou on June 23, 2010, 04:55:58 PM
I'd like to announce that I'm a new member here.

Oh and that I think Frost* is fantastic!!!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on June 23, 2010, 05:26:43 PM
Quote from: "MrBabou"
I'd like to announce that I'm a new member here.
So you are.
Welcome aboard, sir.
Pull up a cuppa, pour yourself a biscuit and state your prefence of chairs.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 23, 2010, 05:50:11 PM
Welcome to the board!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MrBabou on June 23, 2010, 06:03:47 PM
Thanks guys!!

The green chair over there will do.

Oh and, as Frost* is a British band (essentially), I'd also like to announce that last year, me and my wife went to London for our 15th anniversary, and we fell in love with the city. I WANT TO GO BACK!!! :cry:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 23, 2010, 06:38:46 PM
Welcome, Mr. Babou!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: turbo on June 24, 2010, 09:56:15 PM
nice to meet you mr babou
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 25, 2010, 02:26:07 AM
hey Babou!!   (said in my best Yogi Bear voice)  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Paul on June 25, 2010, 04:54:10 PM
. . . . . that I've signed up here to show my support (picture to follow) for all things Frosticle.
We may have met before in It Bites land. . . . . .  but just in case. . . . . . BIG HELLO

p.s. I'm partial to M&S Fair Trade Brazil nut shortbread cookies!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 25, 2010, 06:30:13 PM
Welcome, Paul! Cool av.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2010, 08:09:46 PM
Welcome, sirs! Always nice to see new folk around these parts.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2010, 08:11:15 PM
I'd like to announce that I got a Desmond for my Foundation Degree in Music Production.  :)

(http://http://kjellemann.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/portrait_hr2.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 25, 2010, 08:53:11 PM
Better than getting a tutu, I imagine? Congrats!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Paul on June 26, 2010, 12:22:43 PM
Congratulations Mouse, is this one of them occasions I heard about where we all celebrate with loads of biscuit eating? :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on June 26, 2010, 12:37:07 PM
That would indeed be appropriate. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 26, 2010, 05:08:01 PM
Indeed it would! Whenever you're ready, chaps.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 26, 2010, 05:10:05 PM
grats, Mouse!  and welcome, Paul!!

and I'd like to announce that I'm in Iowa. and it's very hot here.  90°F and 75% humidity.  thank goodness for air conditioning.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on June 27, 2010, 09:17:22 PM
4 Music 50 biggest selling female artists of the noughties No 4 Atomic Kitten - Whole Again :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on June 27, 2010, 11:04:30 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"

and I'd like to announce that I'm in Iowa. and it's very hot here.  90°F and 75% humidity.  thank goodness for air conditioning.

Same goes for Washington. 99F here today -(they say) and rather humid. Burnt the top of my head walking around the sights yesterday - thank Smithsonian for his free and airconditioned museums.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on June 28, 2010, 11:00:00 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
4 Music 50 biggest selling female artists of the noughties No 4 Atomic Kitten - Whole Again :D

Which must explain how Jem can afford to pamper us with progressive, esoteric and experimental (but in no way financially viable) music.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on June 28, 2010, 10:52:45 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
...it's very hot here.  90°F and 75% humidity.  thank goodness for air conditioning.

Damn you and your air conditioning, sir! I've breached melting point. Why is it more hotter now at night rather than during the day?!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 29, 2010, 01:14:44 AM
BL :shock: G
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MrBabou on June 29, 2010, 04:49:22 PM
... that I've started watching The Song Remains The Same, for the very first time.

Those who haven't seen this yet, raise your hand!... anyone?... no?...  :oops:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 29, 2010, 06:10:09 PM
/raises hand
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on June 29, 2010, 06:35:33 PM
I saw it in the cinema when it originally came out.
... looks up IMDB: Crap! That was in...
1976 :!:

/feeling old
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MrBabou on June 29, 2010, 07:41:26 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
/raises hand
OMG, well I guess now you're alone... :|
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on June 29, 2010, 09:19:24 PM
Quote from: "MrBabou"
Quote from: "rogerg"
/raises hand
OMG, well I guess now you're alone... :|

ah well....  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Claudio on July 02, 2010, 05:44:00 PM
... that I'm very happy, 'cause I'm gonna be a daddy!! and would like to share my happiness with my frost*ies friends over here  :D

Jem, would you like to be the "godfather" of my baby?  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on July 02, 2010, 06:53:19 PM
Congratulations Claudio! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 02, 2010, 09:41:30 PM
Wow, Claudio, warmest congratulations to you both. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on July 03, 2010, 01:48:13 AM
Congratulations, Claudio & family!
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Post by: gav on July 03, 2010, 01:49:58 PM
Congratulations old chap! :mrgreen:
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Post by: rogerg on July 03, 2010, 03:33:47 PM
congratulations!!!
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Post by: johninblack on July 04, 2010, 02:31:03 PM
Congrats. Hope all goes smoothly for you both :)
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Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2010, 03:01:10 PM
Congratulatinos!
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Post by: Claudio on July 06, 2010, 09:43:47 PM
Thanks for all my friends!!  ;)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 07, 2010, 06:20:58 AM
... that we're nearing the end of our enjoyable three week California odyssey down the coast and back up the Eastern Sierra; only Yosemite and then back to San Francisco by the weekend, before flying home.

But on having lunch at the excellent but most weirdly located deli today (in a petrol station just outside very small town of Lee Vining), I had cause to think of my fellow Frost*ies, or at least one of them ...  :D

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Post by: Pedro on July 07, 2010, 07:54:19 AM
Brilliant! AND selling T-Shirts as well....how spooky is that? :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 07, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
And our Nellie makes yummiferous biscuits, too.
I think we need a Whoa Nelile Deli on this side of the pond, too.
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 07, 2010, 12:26:07 PM
That (I've just noticed) I've become a Cadbury's Boaster.
Not that I'm boasting about it, yunnerstand....
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Post by: Pedro on July 07, 2010, 12:43:27 PM
I wish you 1 kila-Grat on your biscuitorial promotion.
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Post by: Mouse on July 07, 2010, 04:09:57 PM
Well done, RH!  :)
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Post by: rogerg on July 07, 2010, 04:11:09 PM
grats, RH!!!   8-)
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Post by: wickedwitch on July 07, 2010, 05:11:33 PM
i'd like to announce that i've been fingering a Godfrey in my living room and its making lovely noises.
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Post by: rogerg on July 07, 2010, 06:20:14 PM
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
i'd like to announce that i've been fingering a Godfrey in my living room and its making lovely noises.

 :shock:
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Post by: Pedro on July 07, 2010, 07:01:47 PM
Oo-er...
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Post by: gr8gonzo on July 07, 2010, 07:05:04 PM
Congratu  :shock:
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Post by: gav on July 07, 2010, 07:19:13 PM
...That I'm going to see one of the least proggy bands in history in september- west country favourites the Wurzels!

...or was it Kraftwerk after they sold their synths? :lol:
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 08, 2010, 06:23:39 PM
If they were to use a keyboard, it'd have to be a Wurzlitzer.
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Post by: gav on July 08, 2010, 07:33:48 PM
Well, let's face it, they're prolly going to be way to drunk on scrumpy to even figure out what those little black and white things on a keyboard are actually for! :lol:




...wait a sec- one of them plays accordian! :shock:
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Post by: Claudio on July 13, 2010, 05:25:37 PM
... that finally my copy of TPE arrived yesterday @ home.
I'll spend the rest of the evening listening the cd and watching the dvd :D

Thanks Nellie for this great gift!!
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Post by: Brom on July 15, 2010, 09:35:44 AM
That I've spent the whole morning looking forward to a bacon roll from the canteen. I only get one on Thursday cos I go to the gym later and don't have a big dinner (logic there somewhere). Said roll is now consumed, almost invisibly and with none of the anticipated enjoyment as I was totally embroiled in the goings on in the Forum!

This is not a complaint!  :D
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Post by: Nellie on July 16, 2010, 12:50:25 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that we're nearing the end of our enjoyable three week California odyssey down the coast and back up the Eastern Sierra; only Yosemite and then back to San Francisco by the weekend, before flying home.

But on having lunch at the excellent but most weirdly located deli today (in a petrol station just outside very small town of Lee Vining), I had cause to think of my fellow Frost*ies, or at least one of them ...  :D

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Ah think ah'm gone git me one them ther t-shirts!
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 16, 2010, 04:12:40 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
... that we're nearing the end of our enjoyable three week California odyssey down the coast and back up the Eastern Sierra; only Yosemite and then back to San Francisco by the weekend, before flying home.

But on having lunch at the excellent but most weirdly located deli today (in a petrol station just outside very small town of Lee Vining), I had cause to think of my fellow Frost*ies, or at least one of them ...  :D

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Ah think ah'm gone git me one them ther t-shirts!

Argh; I should have thought of that at the time and bought you one. Problem is, I haven't a clue as to your size, ma'am  ;)
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Post by: El_Mayonnaise on July 20, 2010, 08:38:38 PM
...That I'm off to Amsterdam with the girlfriend in 6 hours! I'll be wheeling the good ship blighty and giving them clog hoppers what for!

But really if there are any spectacular places that any of the forum inhabitants have visited, let them be known! I'll be checking the forum again at about 1 so plenty of time!  :lol:
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 21, 2010, 09:13:07 AM
...that (for those that missed my copious tweets yesterday) my fabulous wife graduated yesterday with a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management, and thus is now more highly qualified than me. Which is fair enough as I've been the highest qualified of the two of us for the last 22 years. Her turn now. So long as she starts earning more than me as well...

...and that I'm posting this from an iFad that she has borrowed from work, and find the inability to place the cursor in the middle of a word combined with the lack of cursor keys to be VERY FRUSTRATING. Ditto the absence of a caps lock feature.
Oh, and it doesn't render the forum background correctly.
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Post by: Pedro on July 21, 2010, 01:10:17 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that (for those that missed my copious tweets yesterday) my fabulous wife graduated yesterday with a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management, and thus is now more highly qualified than me. Which is fair enough as I've been the highest qualified of the two of us for the last 22 years. Her turn now. So long as she starts earning more than me as well...
Jolly well done to Mrs H!

Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...and that I'm posting this from an iFad that she has borrowed from work, and find the inability to place the cursor in the middle of a word combined with the lack of cursor keys to be VERY FRUSTRATING. Ditto the absence of a caps lock feature.
Oh, and it doesn't render the forum background correctly.
So, unlike the iPhone/iPodTouch, if you hold your finger on the screen over the text you don't get fine cursor control? That's unexpected.
So, erm, can you suggest an alternative device by any chance?  ;)
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Post by: Bert on July 21, 2010, 01:34:36 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that (for those that missed my copious tweets yesterday) my fabulous wife graduated yesterday with a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management, and thus is now more highly qualified than me. Which is fair enough as I've been the highest qualified of the two of us for the last 22 years. Her turn now. So long as she starts earning more than me as well...

...and that I'm posting this from an iFad that she has borrowed from work, and find the inability to place the cursor in the middle of a word combined with the lack of cursor keys to be VERY FRUSTRATING. Ditto the absence of a caps lock feature.
Oh, and it doesn't render the forum background correctly.

Well done Mrs Racing (I refuse to call her Mrs Hippo).

And stop complaining about the iPad - you LUURVE the iPAD  :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 21, 2010, 01:41:59 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Jolly well done to Mrs H!
Thank'e.

Quote from: "pedro"
So, unlike the iPhone/iPodTouch, if you hold your finger on the screen over the text you don't get fine cursor control? That's unexpected.
Erm. Maybe I should RTFM.   :oops:
Now, what's the equivalent of ctrl+z for when I delete more text than I wanted to like what I dun just now...?

S
Quote from: "Pedro"
So, erm, can you suggest an alternative device by any chance?  ;)
Hah. Can't be arsed to faff about removing that rogue S.
And the smart arse thing just corrected "arced" to "arced". Argh! It did it again! Don't assume I can't spell, you arcehole!

right.
The market has only just been created (thank you for that, Mr Jobs), so there's only a handful of devices from the likes of Archos and Huawei. But LG, HP, Toshiba, Asus are all beavering away building various sizes of tablet running Android - for operating systems it's that or WinMo7, so not much of a decision really!
By Xmas there'll be quite a lot of choice.
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Post by: Mouse on July 21, 2010, 05:08:38 PM
Big congratulatinos to Mrs. RH!  :D

Quote from: "RacingHippo"
And the smart arse thing just corrected "arced" to "arced". Argh! It did it again! Don't assume I can't spell, you arcehole!

I hope it doesn't make a habit out of changing 'S' to 'C'. Might make typing the name of the Caravan album Cunning Stunts a bit, er, dangerous.  :shock:
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Post by: Pedro on July 21, 2010, 09:57:39 PM
LOL
On my iPod Touch you can undo by shaking the device....which has an amusing etch-a-sketch connection I think.

As for the auto-correcting thing it's a double-edged sword really, once used to it, it works fairly well. If you want what you've actually typed and not the suggestion, you tap on the suggestion.

I could name several things that I don't like about it but I still like it.
I'd prolly like an Android device I'd I had one. :)
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Post by: RobRideout on July 21, 2010, 10:03:59 PM
It is I! Drblowthingsup!
I'd like to announce my return to frost*icity! My old account caught smallpox and had to be shut down :( but thankfully I have returnethed.
I also extend my overwhelming joy and pride to the newly qualified Mrs.RH :)
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Post by: Pedro on July 21, 2010, 10:24:12 PM
Welcome back! :)
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Post by: rogerg on July 21, 2010, 11:55:00 PM
welcome back, Rob!!
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Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2010, 12:06:41 AM
Ah, the good Doctor has finally rejoined us! Great to see you back!  :)
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Post by: Nellie on July 22, 2010, 10:40:57 AM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
It is I! Drblowthingsup!
I'd like to announce my return to frost*icity! My old account caught smallpox and had to be shut down :( but thankfully I have returnethed.
I also extend my overwhelming joy and pride to the newly qualified Mrs.RH :)

Hello again. It's a shame you can't be Drblowthingsup. I like that name  :cry:
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Post by: drblowthingsup on July 22, 2010, 12:40:58 PM
Pedro: I'm just going to try something....

EDIT: Oooh...it worked!  :D
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Post by: Pedro on July 22, 2010, 12:47:29 PM
Do NOT adjust your set!!

The above was not drblowthingsup...it was me!!  :twisted:
But in my (rather scary) bag of forum-mangling tools I have the power to change who a post appears to be posted by!  :shock:

Nice to see the funk snail again! :)
But, weirdly, if you click on his name to look at the profile....[Voice of Neil from the Young Ones] he doesn't exist....
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 22, 2010, 02:39:39 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
But, weirdly, if you click on his name to look at the profile....[Voice of Neil from the Young Ones] he doesn't exist....
Perhaps he's blown himself up?
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Post by: Mouse on July 22, 2010, 03:11:04 PM
Or maybe he's fallen victim to the Grandfather Paradox (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_paradox)...  :shock:
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Post by: RobRideout on July 23, 2010, 03:07:49 AM
Oh this is deeply weird for me...
It's like an out of body experience, but im watching Pedro control my body.
I will find a way to get my old username back! I didn't go through 3 years of explodey school to be locked out of my dynamic and dangerous doctrine...
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on July 28, 2010, 06:15:01 PM
..that I'm back from holidays and I found the pack of my esoteric evening poster in my postbox, but it has been RIPPED! Shite... And it's all post office's fault. Tomorrow I'm gonna go there and show them my rage... :evil:  :evil:
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Post by: Mooncat on July 28, 2010, 08:05:40 PM
....that this week I have been involved in a film, currently being made in Birmingham, with the working title of 'Turbulence'.
It's a musical romantic comedy and I was enlisted to play the drummer in faded 80's stadium rockers 'Angel Fire' - basically it was me, a couple of mates (not my usual band mates) and an actor playing the lead singer. A right laugh to do and hopefully may lead to some good exposure for my regular band, and maybe even some other opportunities with the film makers!!!!!

Woo, and indeed Hoo!!!!
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Post by: Pedro on July 28, 2010, 08:47:57 PM
Cool. Please keep us informed about the finished film.  :)
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Post by: rogerg on July 29, 2010, 02:02:09 PM
very fun, Mooncat!
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 02, 2010, 11:06:30 PM
...that I've become a Shrink.

As in one of these jolly fellas (http://http://www.myspace.com/theshrinks99), whose previous drummist emigrated. Or so they tell me.

I've joined a band. And it's not even remotely prog.

WHAT HAVE I DONE??!?!?!?!11

It's jolly good fun though  :mrgreen:

<edit> If you listen to only one of the songs on MicePace, go for Lifted. Any song about alien abduction can't go wrong by my reckoning. And it has a lovely ending.</edit>
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Post by: Pedro on August 02, 2010, 11:20:47 PM
Congratulations, sir. Well done! :D

But (whisper it) "punk"....deja vu? :?
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Post by: Jem on August 02, 2010, 11:24:06 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that I've become a Shrink.

As in one of these jolly fellas (http://http://www.myspace.com/theshrinks99), whose previous drummist emigrated. Or so they tell me.

I've joined a band. And it's not even remotely prog.

WHAT HAVE I DONE??!?!?!?!11

It's jolly good fun though  :mrgreen:

<edit> If you listen to only one of the songs on MicePace, go for Lifted. Any song about alien abduction can't go wrong by my reckoning. And it has a lovely ending.</edit>

Nice one! Well done mate.  :D Enjoy the ride. It'll all end in beers.  :lol:  :P
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Post by: Mouse on August 03, 2010, 12:58:28 AM
That sounds fun! Hope it's a good 'un, RH. Best of luck, fella.  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 03, 2010, 03:26:31 AM
Congrats, RH!
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Post by: rogerg on August 03, 2010, 03:36:33 AM
grats!!!!  

(punk)rawk!!
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 03, 2010, 11:36:11 AM
Thanks folks.
Yeah, it is dangerously punky at times. I'm infiltrating the genre, see. I'll start putting Gavin Harrison fills in first, and by Christmas they'll be playing in 13/8  :twisted:
Actually the more recent ones are not in the slightest bit punky. The aforementioned Lifted frinstance. And the 2 that aren't on Micepace :p
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 03, 2010, 05:13:57 PM
I dunno, RH: after a listen to a few of the tracks (Lifted in indeed good), I'd say there's definitely some proggie potential in there for you to develop  ;)  Good luck and have fun ...
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Post by: RobRideout on August 04, 2010, 12:24:46 PM
Haha, aw this stuff is well cool! :D Theres a sneaky bit of huge harmony vocals in the chorus I particularly like... :P
I, too am in a non-prog band, but it just makes me enjoy it more when i get to play slidey slidey licks in 7/16 hahaa :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 04, 2010, 01:45:39 PM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
Haha, aw this stuff is well cool! :D Theres a sneaky bit of huge harmony vocals in the chorus I particularly like... :P
Ahh, if (like me) you like rich harmonies then you'll love Do It Now.
I'll have to see if I can cajole Paul into giving it to the Mice. Perhaps when he updates the page to say they've got a new drummer....
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Post by: gav on August 04, 2010, 07:30:19 PM
... My "Giglist" for the rest of the year (subject to change):

First week of september - Whatever bands are playing at the Great Dorset Steamfair

September 11th - Muse at Wembley

September 18-19th - Bognor Rox Festival (there's usually a good band booked for the sunday night)

December 7th - Pendulum at Bournemouth

December 10th - Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds at Bournemouth

RAWK!!
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Post by: DueyC on August 05, 2010, 12:31:00 PM
Quote from: "gav"
... My "Giglist" for the rest of the year (subject to change):

First week of september - Whatever bands are playing at the Great Dorset Steamfair

September 11th - Muse at Wembley

September 18-19th - Bognor Rox Festival (there's usually a good band booked for the sunday night)

December 7th - Pendulum at Bournemouth

December 10th - Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds at Bournemouth

RAWK!!

Umm....isn't there something missing?  :shock:
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Post by: Pedro on August 05, 2010, 12:45:42 PM
Summer's End?

Tinyfish Album Launch?

Erm....?
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Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2010, 04:55:39 PM
The Frost* December gigs...?
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Post by: rogerg on August 05, 2010, 05:53:51 PM
that this is my 1999th post.   8-)
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Post by: gav on August 05, 2010, 07:27:39 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Summer's End?

Tinyfish Album Launch?

Erm....?

Errr... Yeah...

I have tried to get transport to the Frost* xmas shows, summers end ect, but since I can't actually drive I'm a bit stuffed trying to get there, and no-one I know will either go with me or give me a lift since they simply can't believe I want to go that far to see a band in a club! The only reason that I'm going to any gigs at all is either that they are local and I can hitch a lift with friends who are going (in the case of the Bournemouth gigs and the Steam Fair), the fact that my Dad lives in Bognor is the only reason I know it exists, and my friend managed to get three tickets to Muse at Wembley and when one of those is offered to you, you cannot turn it down!

I would love to go to any of the Frost* or Tinyfish shows but I physically can't make it! :cry:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 05, 2010, 08:51:41 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
that this is my 1999th post.   8-)

you gonna party?
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Post by: rogerg on August 05, 2010, 09:45:33 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "rogerg"
that this is my 1999th post.   8-)

you gonna party?

heh


(I think it's only fitting that my 2000th post be "heh".)  8-)
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Post by: gav on August 05, 2010, 09:48:56 PM
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROGER "THE ZOO FULL OF CHOCOLATE ANIMALS" GROW! :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 05, 2010, 10:54:47 PM
Well done, Rog!
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Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2010, 10:56:39 PM
Congratulatinos, Rog!  :D  *salutes*
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Post by: Pedro on August 05, 2010, 11:15:21 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
(I think it's only fitting that my 2000th post be "heh".)  8-)
Well done sir!  :D
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Post by: rogerg on August 05, 2010, 11:49:41 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "rogerg"
(I think it's only fitting that my 2000th post be "heh".)  8-)
Well done sir!  :D

thank you!  mind if I join the Zoo?   8-)
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Post by: rogerg on August 05, 2010, 11:50:43 PM
and thank you all for making this such an easy quest!  my time spent here is time I truly treasure!!

 8-)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 06, 2010, 11:00:22 AM
Blimey; by the time I actually get around to congratulating you on your 2000th, Rog, you're already at 2004. Yea verily, sirrah, thou art a poster-monster ...  8-)
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Post by: catherine on August 06, 2010, 12:48:58 PM
Congrats, Rog! I'm slipping behind...
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 06, 2010, 01:44:13 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
and thank you all for making this such an easy quest!  my time spent here is time I truly treasure!!

 8-)

So, what happened to you in 2005?
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Post by: rogerg on August 06, 2010, 02:09:47 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "rogerg"
and thank you all for making this such an easy quest!  my time spent here is time I truly treasure!!

 8-)

So, what happened to you in 2005?

actually, 2005 was a rough year, and I'd rather not talk about it!  but 2006 was a bit better. 2007 sucked, but since then things have been much better!  8-)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 06, 2010, 02:28:37 PM
Yikes! Okay, 2008, then. I can think of at least one thing.  :D
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Post by: rogerg on August 06, 2010, 02:47:21 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Yikes! Okay, 2008, then. I can think of at least one thing.  :D

yes!  that was, indeed, a good year!!
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 06, 2010, 04:16:34 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Yikes! Okay, 2008, then. I can think of at least one thing.  :D

yes!  that was, indeed, a good year!!

If this keeps on going the way it has, by this evening Rog will be at 2011 already and thus in the future. At which point, I fully expect him to stop telling us how it was, but rather telling us how it's going to be.

All hail, Ro(g)stradamus!  :D
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Post by: rogerg on August 06, 2010, 05:01:11 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Yikes! Okay, 2008, then. I can think of at least one thing.  :D

yes!  that was, indeed, a good year!!

If this keeps on going the way it has, by this evening Rog will be at 2011 already and thus in the future. At which point, I fully expect him to stop telling us how it was, but rather telling us how it's going to be.

All hail, Ro(g)stradamus!  :D

yes, 2011 is a wonderful year!

but if you really want to know what the future will be like, ask Pedro!  he's nearly a millennia ahead!  8-)
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Post by: Phrog on August 07, 2010, 10:27:08 AM
...That I'm about to go to France for two weeks, where I may or may not be able to find an internet. If not, see you on the other side, Frostingtons  :)
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Post by: Mouse on August 07, 2010, 12:11:22 PM
Have fun, Phrog.  :)
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Post by: Pedro on August 07, 2010, 12:25:22 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
...That I'm about to go to France for two weeks, where I may or may not be able to find an internet. If not, see you on the other side, Frostingtons  :)
Phrog's going to France? ;)
Moo from Touchstone is over there too so say "hi" from us! :)
Have a great time.
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Post by: rogerg on August 07, 2010, 01:35:20 PM
have fun!!
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Post by: monument on August 18, 2010, 06:47:39 PM
Alright?

Finally made it on here then, I've lurked here for quite a while and have a pretty dreadful record with joining forums and then barely posting, so hopefully this time it'll be different. Anyway, nice to be here and all that! Any Bourbons knocking about?

My brief Frost* fan history:
First came to hear about them around the Dream Theater gigs (which I'm sure means I'm not a 'pure' Frost* fan...) and loved them almost immediately; probably the only band whose albums I've bought 'blind', as it were. Bought EIMA first having heard Pocket Sun and DDD on the ol' myspace and bought Milliontown about a week later, where I was so blown away by Hyperventilate and BLM that I listened to them several times in a row the first time I heard them. Learned all the lyrics by the time the DT gig rolled around and I've loved them ever since. Any questions? :P
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 18, 2010, 09:12:23 PM
Welcome, monument. By chance, have you picked up The Philadelphia Experiment yet?
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Post by: Nellie on August 18, 2010, 09:28:51 PM
Welcome Monners!

Look >>>>>http://http://www.frost-music.co.uk/store/   :D
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Post by: Pedro on August 18, 2010, 09:57:53 PM
Welcome to the board. :)
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Post by: rogerg on August 18, 2010, 10:01:46 PM
welcome, mon!
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Post by: monument on August 19, 2010, 12:05:36 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Welcome, monument. By chance, have you picked up The Philadelphia Experiment yet?

But of course, Order no. 62, in fact I believe.

Nellie was mighty quick to jump on that... :P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on August 20, 2010, 01:56:26 AM
I'd like to announce that I tuned into the Dividing Line last night and enjoyed a nice chat with Whistler (Paul). I didn't make any requests, but we did discuss Frost* a bit, especially when Vince and Daisy showed up. As a result, he played Hyperventilate at the end of the program.  :D
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 23, 2010, 09:17:01 AM
... that finally I'm on top of Nellie instead of under her  :oops:

Of course, she may respond to this outrage with a barrage of new messages to restore me to my rightful place, but for the time being, I shall enjoy my (back's) moment in the Sun  ;)
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Post by: Phrog on August 23, 2010, 11:46:56 AM
...That I'm back from France (legs intact  ;) ), and greatly excited by everything Jem mentioned in the 'Hello!' thread.  :)
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Post by: gav on August 23, 2010, 01:43:05 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
...That I'm back from France (legs intact  ;) ), and greatly excited by everything Jem mentioned in the 'Hello!' thread.  :)
Likewise! :D
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Post by: monument on August 24, 2010, 11:43:24 PM
I'd simply like to say DEEEEEEEEEEEEEP OH-SHUN
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Post by: Mouse on August 25, 2010, 08:14:08 PM
...that I'm finally rid of my cursed flat once and for all. Rock and roll.  :D
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Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2010, 10:51:29 PM
...that if I ever meet someone from Student Finance UK, they will get a pool cue up their arse, a glass in their eye, and another pool cue in their other f*cking eye.  :evil:
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Post by: Ben Y-S on August 31, 2010, 05:05:35 PM
I assume this is the place where people say hi?

Similarly to Monument, I heard of Frost * through Dream Theater (at the Leeds gig, which I must say was simply brilliant, and well, what do you expect with that lineup =P) and Milliontown just took me by total surprise, and as much as I adore Dream Theater, I spent the days leading up to that gig back then as much wanting to see songs from that masterpiece live. I'd not heard Experiments till afterwards, which was a bit gutting really considering that the first time I heard the keyboards in Dear Dead Days at the gig, I was blown away completely, and it's very much one of my very favouritest albums. I only managed to pick up a physical copy (bloody England and its lack of good music shops -_-) with the DVD a few months ago, but you should've seen my face when I found it. XD And now, after ordering tickets for the Robin 2 gig in December (with my prog-loving dad and a new converted friend of mine =P) and skulking around this forum for ages and checking the site way too often for updates, I thought I'd best join.

So hi. ^_^
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 31, 2010, 05:24:46 PM
Welcome! Pull up a biscuit and have a chair... er... summat.
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Post by: Ben Y-S on August 31, 2010, 05:45:46 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Welcome! Pull up a biscuit and have a chair... er... summat.

Heh, gladly. =P

Also, whilst I'm here, I'd also like to announce that after owning EIMA for 3 months or so and watching the DVD countless times, I only discovered this afternoon that the DVD comes with instrumental versions of the songs. After scouring the internet for B-sides and other Frost* niceties, I do feel like a bit of a pleb for ignoring that rather good set of them for quite this long. XD
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Post by: Pedro on August 31, 2010, 06:34:15 PM
LOL
Welcome aboard Ben Y-S. Nice to hear about your route to Frost* and the phrase "prog-loving Dad".  :)
See you at Bilston.
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Post by: rogerg on August 31, 2010, 09:22:04 PM
howdy!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on September 01, 2010, 02:57:39 AM
Quote from: "Ben Y-S"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Welcome! Pull up a biscuit and have a chair... er... summat.

Heh, gladly. =P

Also, whilst I'm here, I'd also like to announce that after owning EIMA for 3 months or so and watching the DVD countless times, I only discovered this afternoon that the DVD comes with instrumental versions of the songs. After scouring the internet for B-sides and other Frost* niceties, I do feel like a bit of a pleb for ignoring that rather good set of them for quite this long. XD

Listened to the Wonderland instrumental by chance?
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Post by: Ben Y-S on September 01, 2010, 01:07:38 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Ben Y-S"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Welcome! Pull up a biscuit and have a chair... er... summat.

Heh, gladly. =P

Also, whilst I'm here, I'd also like to announce that after owning EIMA for 3 months or so and watching the DVD countless times, I only discovered this afternoon that the DVD comes with instrumental versions of the songs. After scouring the internet for B-sides and other Frost* niceties, I do feel like a bit of a pleb for ignoring that rather good set of them for quite this long. XD

Listened to the Wonderland instrumental by chance?

Conveniently it's the only one I didn't listen to, because I always tend to listen to full albums and had to go before the last track, so therefore missed Wonderland. I'll listen now though, to make up for it, although there's no secret song on the instrumental version. *sniff* And no You/I either, which seemed a bit odd, but I'm sure there's reasoning for that.
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Post by: Philadelphia on September 01, 2010, 01:15:10 PM
Let us know what you think of that sombre piece of music once you've had a listen!
And welcome aboard!
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Post by: Ben Y-S on September 01, 2010, 01:18:11 PM
Well, I'll be honest, I didn't see the crazy Godfrey messing around with those general noises coming! XD

And 'Thunderfrog' (!?) has just lifted my mood by like, so much! XD
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Post by: AudienceFrightener on September 01, 2010, 01:34:02 PM
...that I have finally got off my behind and joined up here.

I am Rob from Tinyfish, and I haven't had a drink in over ten minutes - oops, wrong meeting.

Hello everyone!
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Post by: Pedro on September 01, 2010, 01:38:18 PM
Welcome Rob. Lovely to see you here.  :)

Grats on the new album, by the way. Topper stuff.
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Post by: Philadelphia on September 01, 2010, 01:42:49 PM
A great big welcome to Mr Ramsay, as well!
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Post by: Ben Y-S on September 01, 2010, 02:48:52 PM
I'd also like to announce that I've just properly gotten my teeth into The Dividing Line (the track), and oh my God, some sections in this song are just fantastic, I'd love this played live at Bilston. And the same goes for Here Is The News, the drumming towards the end is absolutely wonderful. ^_^
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Post by: Mouse on September 01, 2010, 03:14:09 PM
A belated "Welcome!" to you, Ben.  :)

Quote from: "AudienceFrightener"
I am Rob from Tinyfish, and I haven't had a drink in over ten minutes

I read that as a fearful overlord would address his minions. (I haven't slept well recently.) Hello there, Rob.  :)
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Post by: rogerg on September 01, 2010, 05:28:17 PM
hey, Rob!!!  welcome to Biscuit-land!
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Post by: Mouse on September 01, 2010, 11:01:10 PM
The biscuits here are not lies.  ;)
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Post by: Pedro on September 02, 2010, 11:19:03 AM
...that three of these beauties arrived today!  :D

Hmm....no Frost*erisk....but putting ROAR on them kind of makes up for it. ;)

(http://http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/frost-2.jpg)
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Post by: catherine on September 02, 2010, 12:41:19 PM
Well, Pedro, you're clearly 14+ years old, but will you be accompnied by an adult? Otherwise they won't let you in.

Especially as R.O.A.R means Right Of Admission Reserved - meaning that if they don't like the cut of your jib, they needn't let you in...

(R.O.A.R. also stands for:
- Radio Operated Auto Racing, the sanctioning body of competitive radio controlled car racing in the United States and Canada
- Registry of Open Access Repositories, a search engine for open access digital repositories
- Restore Our Alienated Rights, a Boston organization formed around 1974 to oppose desegregation busing
- Restore Our Associational Rights, an organization dedicated to preserving the rights of college students to associate in clubs and Greek Letter organizations such as sororities and fraternities.)
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Post by: daveyb on September 02, 2010, 01:24:50 PM
Anyone got their Manchester tickets yet,i,m still waiting
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Post by: Dave M on September 02, 2010, 03:18:56 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
The biscuits here are not lies.  ;)


Old Ben ... "these are not the biscuits you are looking for"
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Post by: Ben Y-S on September 04, 2010, 08:57:39 PM
...that amongst the mass of hard rock and metal in my iTunes library, I've decided to embrace my inner prog and put some of my dad's Genesis records on there. It would be a shame if prog wasn't getting a fair shout in my library really. =P
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 08, 2010, 09:32:34 AM
...that Mouse is an absolutely top bloke.
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 08, 2010, 11:36:12 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
...that Mouse is an absolutely top bloke.

I have absolutely no doubt that you're right about this, RH, but I'm nevertheless curious as to why you have chosen to publicly laud our fine young mus musculus at this particular juncture ...  :?
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 08, 2010, 02:45:31 PM
Services rendered, you know. Nudge. Wink. Saynomore.
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Post by: Mouse on September 08, 2010, 09:28:39 PM
:D  Gawd bless ya, Hippo.
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 10, 2010, 10:07:25 AM
Oh dear, you've both gone all masonic on me ...  :shock:

Should have guessed as much given the strongly featured triangle in your avatar, Mouse  ;)

(http://http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9700000/Masonic-Pyramid-the-all-seeing-eye-the-lost-symbol-9756724-421-454.jpg)
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Post by: johninblack on September 11, 2010, 02:37:52 PM
.....That I'm sorry I didn't get to speak to everyone last night. We arrived late and had to get away pretty sharpish too but how good were Tinyfish? Bloody excellent I thought :)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on September 11, 2010, 11:03:49 PM
...someone in Germany just paid over $80 US for my old band's CD on eBay.

...and that's only the 3rd most I've seen it go for. Crazy.
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Post by: Pedro on September 12, 2010, 12:23:41 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
...someone in Germany just paid over $80 US for my old band's CD on eBay.
...and that's only the 3rd most I've seen it go for. Crazy.
Your old band?
Details....please....
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Post by: Villuccikeys on September 12, 2010, 12:54:36 AM
....that without elbows, we'd all look very silly.
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Post by: Pedro on September 12, 2010, 02:19:55 AM
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
....that without elbows, we'd all look very silly.
Tea cups would have very long handles and/or large diameters....
Neck tie sales would plummet....
We would all have beards....except the ladies....

...actually, society would be quite different, with people having to do things for others, many of them potentially awkward/embarrassing...

Elbowless woman : Right, for the last time, are you going to do my bra up for me?
Elbowless man : No.
Elbowless woman : Ok, you blow your own nose then, beardy!
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Post by: Villuccikeys on September 12, 2010, 02:31:50 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
....that without elbows, we'd all look very silly.
Tea cups would have very long handles and/or large diameters....
Neck tie sales would plummet....
We would all have beards....except the ladies....

...actually, society would be quite different, with people having to do things for others, many of them potentially awkward/embarrassing...

Elbowless woman : Right, for the last time, are you going to do my bra up for me?
Elbowless man : No.
Elbowless woman : Ok, you blow your own nose then, beardy!

This was all very good.  I tittered quite profusely.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 05:15:31 AM
...that Dec is one of the loveliest lovely men ever. What a guy!  :D
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Post by: davejd on September 12, 2010, 11:36:45 AM
Just watching sonisphere and didn't realise that my grandad was lead singer with Anthrax
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 12, 2010, 12:18:09 PM
... rather belatedly that I've gone all figgy.

For some reason, I didn't realise that there was a biscuity phase change at 900, but was preparing myself for the long haul up to boasterness ...

Ah, the little things in life  8-)
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Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 01:30:11 PM
Well done, TA.  :)

Hey, Rog! He's closer to 1,000 than you!  :P
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Post by: gr8gonzo on September 12, 2010, 01:30:32 PM
'grats, TA.  :)
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Post by: catherine on September 12, 2010, 03:06:26 PM
Well done, TA, you old chatterbox  :)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 12, 2010, 04:07:51 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Well done, TA, you old chatterbox  :)

Thank you, ma'am. Once I realised I no longer needed to write essays every time I wanted to add something to one of the fora, but that a pithy one-liner would do just fine, it was easy  :D

No, really, it's a great pleasure to spend time here, and even more of a pleasure to spend that time with my fellow Frosh*ties (well, even if I haven't had a celebratory drink, I can pretend  8-) )
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Post by: rogerg on September 12, 2010, 06:50:49 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Well done, TA.  :)

Hey, Rog! He's closer to 1,000 than you!  :P


heh


and grats, TA!!!
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Post by: Pedro on September 12, 2010, 08:24:37 PM
Well done, sir.
No one noticed when I went through the 3K barrier....not even me!  :roll:  :)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 12, 2010, 09:38:40 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Well done, sir.
No one noticed when I went through the 3K barrier....not even me!  :roll:  :)

Ah, it's because you're like a a comfy old couch, Pedro, part of the furniture, always there, always reliable ... not that we take you for granted, mind you, not one little bit  8-)
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Post by: rogerg on September 12, 2010, 09:43:28 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Well done, sir.
No one noticed when I went through the 3K barrier....not even me!  :roll:  :)

ooh, I was watching as you were getting closer, and then poof!  I don't know what happened!  there should be another Rank!

congratulations and /bow
 8-)
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Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2010, 10:28:59 PM
And since when did you break through the 2,000 mark, Rog? No wonder it's hardly ever quiet around here.  :roll:

 ;)
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Post by: rogerg on September 13, 2010, 12:38:24 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
And since when did you break through the 2,000 mark, Rog? No wonder it's hardly ever quiet around here.  :roll:

 ;)

heh

it's been a few weeks.  just before I hit 1000 at the Fishtank, I think!!  :D
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Post by: Mouse on September 13, 2010, 03:32:40 AM
I'm closer to 1,000 than you.  8-)
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Post by: rogerg on September 13, 2010, 10:48:09 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'm closer to 1,000 than you.  8-)

/looks around to see if James is on...

HEH
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Post by: Tricky on September 14, 2010, 09:11:42 PM
Woohoo!
I'm a Bourbon Cream

Getting there... slowly
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 14, 2010, 11:02:45 PM
Quote from: "Tricky"
Woohoo!
I'm a Bourbon Cream

Getting there... slowly

Congratulations, Your Trickiness ...  8-)
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Post by: rogerg on September 15, 2010, 02:31:50 AM
grats, tricky!!!
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 20, 2010, 05:14:48 PM
... that the beloved Limericks topic is about to fall off the forum front page due to neglect, but that I am proscribed from rescuing it, since I was the last person to add a line  :(

C'mon now, rally to the cause, won't you!? There are plenty of things that rhyme with "acre", including "Tom Baker" ...

(http://http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/tom.jpg)
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Post by: Jamyu on September 21, 2010, 10:59:11 AM
That I am applying to HMV as a 'christmas colleague', and although I really really want it, I probably won't get it ;________:
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Post by: wickedwitch on September 24, 2010, 10:39:16 PM
That i am still alive but buried under chutney.
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Post by: wickedwitch on September 24, 2010, 10:40:31 PM
additionally.... one of the questions on the pub quiz machine was who sang 'that's my goal'.  
thanks Jem. £1 win right there!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on September 26, 2010, 04:25:40 PM
...That I'm about to go for another week without internet, so no big urgent announcements until I get back please, Jem!   :mrgreen:
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Post by: Pedro on September 26, 2010, 04:43:09 PM
@Phrog: uh-oh...
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Post by: johninblack on September 26, 2010, 11:50:56 PM
Can't do Summer's End  :cry:  might not be able to do Islington  :cry:  Got tickets for Derby.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 27, 2010, 10:47:14 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Can't do Summer's End  :cry:  
Me neither, ol' chum. On account of not being paid this month. Bloody investors. Or rather, not-going-to-invest-just-yet-ors.
Quote from: "johninblack"
might not be able to do Islington  :cry:  
I'm still probably on for Manch/Bilston, assuming the buggers have coughed up by then!

Quote from: "johninblack"
Got tickets for Derby.  :mrgreen:
Me too!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on September 27, 2010, 10:55:07 AM
.............That the Pope should have made Nellie into a Saint whilst he was over here!!!!!!!!

 :oops:
(Guess who messed up the Derby t-shirt order!!!!!)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on September 27, 2010, 11:15:17 AM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
.............That the Pope should have made Nellie into a Saint whilst he was over here!!!!!!!!

Don't think you'll find much argument around these parts on that :D
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Post by: Brom on September 29, 2010, 08:02:40 PM
Guitar lessons by Dream Theater (http://http://bromman.tumblr.com/post/1209545753/ok-jm-i-put-my-finger-between-the-5th-and-6th)  ;)
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Post by: davejd on September 29, 2010, 11:58:16 PM
Heh   (sorry rog)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: L33VEY on October 04, 2010, 01:24:34 PM
..... that I now have a hundred brownie points after escorting Mrs L33VEY to the Mickey Bubbles gig at Wembley on Saturday.

I expect that I'll be withdrawn again by 11 December
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 04, 2010, 01:30:55 PM
... that I've just joined The Dividing Line (http://http://www.thedividingline.com/)!!

Please join me for the premiere of my new show, Experiments In Mass Appeal :!: , this Saturday, October 9th at 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm BST. I'm hoping some of my fellow Frost*ies will be home recovering from Summer's End. I'd love for you to pop into the launch party in the Dividing Line chat room and hang out with me for a while. Three or four people should be enough to crash the chat server!  :D

The show will take progressive rock and largely put the focus on rock, playing Frost*, of course, as well as Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree - bands that deserve to be on the mainstream rock charts. I'll also be playing favorites from Marillion, Rush, Yes and Genesis.  8-)

I'll be posting a promo on my show page later today. Of course, you'll be able to download the shows or subscribe to the podcast, but I do hope you'll join me for this first show and help start things off with a bang!
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Post by: catherine on October 04, 2010, 01:59:12 PM
That sounds like fun! I'll try to make it along to the chat room. (A lot of Frost*ies will be attending the FIshtank curry at about that time, but we might be able to persuade some of them to drop in from the curry house.)
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Post by: rogerg on October 04, 2010, 02:21:47 PM
grats, gonzo!!!  I wondered about the "Big News"!  I'll try to check in!   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 04, 2010, 02:41:07 PM
Thanks! It's a 3 hour show, so hopefully some of those across the pond will have an opportunity to pop in and say hello. Should be a gud'n.
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Post by: Nellie on October 04, 2010, 04:06:55 PM
That's brilliant news Gonz. You are strokably famous now! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 04, 2010, 04:32:47 PM
:shock:
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Post by: Brom on October 04, 2010, 05:05:29 PM
GREAT news Gr8 M8!

for two reasons... one because it IS great,  :D

and secondly because I've just bought a Squeezebox radio, and it's flipping brilliant. So as long as it connects through - and I don't see why it should'nt I'll be listening as I'm doing the washing up!

RAWK!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 04, 2010, 08:46:29 PM
Now if I could just get my show to upload successfully...  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 04, 2010, 08:53:49 PM
Well I shall be in deepest, darkest Gloucestershire and without web access but I will be thinking about you and hoping the show goes down really well. :)
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Post by: Mouse on October 04, 2010, 09:00:16 PM
I too will be indulging in a curry at that time, but I wish you all the best of luck with the show, Gonz. I hope I get to listen later to a repeat, or something similar.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 04, 2010, 10:06:42 PM
No worries, dear Frost*ies. Anyone interested or willing to subject themselves to this program will have ample opportunity to do so. The show will be archived, available for download and podcast.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: johninblack on October 04, 2010, 10:58:04 PM
Nice one Gonzo, I'll try to drop in at some point even if it is just for a couple of minutes.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on October 04, 2010, 11:04:04 PM
I'm wondering if I can get the podcast on my phone and broadcast it to the rest of the curriers....

Really looking forward to hearing it, anyway  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 04, 2010, 11:27:56 PM
If there's wi-fi I could do it on my iPod Touch.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 09, 2010, 02:43:21 PM
I'll try not to type too loud

I promise not to bludgeon you all with relentless promotion - I never was cut out to be a salesman - but, I would like to throw out this little reminder to those interested that today at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 9pm Amy Pond / 10pm Countries hard to win in RISK, I shall be hosting a radio programme on The Dividing Line (http://http://www.thedividingline.com) entitled

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(images courtesy RacingHippo)

Do join us in the chat room if you are able, won't you? The show will be available to stream/download later, but I'd love to have as many as I can in chat for the official kickoff of the show.

Murky bo cups
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: L33VEY on October 09, 2010, 05:43:31 PM
I'll do me best...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 09, 2010, 05:49:36 PM
Ta, L33vey. I reckon between Summer's End and the Tinyfish curry, only those too ill to venture out this evening may be available, but it would be lovely if those not attending other events could stop by.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 09, 2010, 06:31:53 PM
I'll drop in for a while, even if it is only for a minute or two :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 09, 2010, 08:08:33 PM
I appreciate that, JiB. Now, if I only knew if this was going to work...  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 10, 2010, 01:07:50 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I appreciate that, JiB. Now, if I only knew if this was going to work...  :shock:
We know now.......by some miracle it worked!!


Well, the last half hour was fantastic!! That much I did get to hear :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 10, 2010, 03:26:10 AM
Cheers, Mr. inblack!*  :mrgreen:

(*no relation to the Palo Alto, California inblacks)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 10, 2010, 08:41:53 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
(*no relation to the Palo Alto, California inblacks)


Allegedly not.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2010, 03:39:11 PM
Tonight I'm off to Bristol to photograph Frost* member Nathan King and the rest of Level 42 :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 13, 2010, 04:17:54 PM
Have a good one, Mike!  :)
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Post by: rogerg on October 13, 2010, 04:33:17 PM
indeed, Mike!  have fun!  good band!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on October 13, 2010, 05:58:15 PM
I saw them last weekend and they were so tight. Excellent night out.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 14, 2010, 12:11:43 AM
I just got an email from iTunes informing me that the EIMA podcast has been approved for the iTunes store and will be searchable directly in the next day or two.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on October 14, 2010, 12:46:39 AM
I love the timing of the emails I've been getting recently,  Friday while watching Defence of The Realm came the confirmation that I could photograph Level 42 tonight,  Tonight while waiting for Level 42 got the confirmation that I have photo access for Satriani at Colston Hall and the Birmingham gig that Jem will be with him for :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 14, 2010, 02:12:38 AM
I know I already said this elsewhere, Mike, but...

 :!:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ben Y-S on October 14, 2010, 05:14:33 PM
...that I'm listening to the Philadelphia Experiment for the first time in ages, and Black Light Machine's gweetar solo hit me properly for the first time in ages too. That is one damned fine solo right there.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Ben Y-S on October 15, 2010, 04:22:59 PM
...that I really really really really REALLY want to go on the drums, but the garage is currently filled with miscellaneous new / broken furniture. It'd better be cleared by tomorrow!

And that my drumming stickman is actually drumming pretty badly, I may sort him out in the near future.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on October 15, 2010, 10:20:50 PM
...that Porcupine Tree's 'Occam's Razor' is one of the best openers to an album EVER.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on October 27, 2010, 01:08:31 PM
This made me smile:

If you need gig photos, call MikeEvs,
He'll supply 'em if you bring the bevs,
With great light exposure
and exquisite composure
and no need to store negatevs

Thank you L33vey, TA, Gav, Brom and Pedro  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 27, 2010, 03:34:20 PM
:D  Yeah, that was certainly one of the better ones.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gav on October 27, 2010, 10:23:41 PM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
This made me smile:

If you need gig photos, call MikeEvs,
He'll supply 'em if you bring the bevs,
With great light exposure
and exquisite composure
and no need to store negatevs

Thank you L33vey, TA, Gav, Brom and Pedro  :D
I am truly honored sir :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 02, 2010, 12:33:49 PM
Registered users: Google [Bot], johninblack, Pedro


Me and Pedders are going to give that bot a right hard time!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Jamyu on November 05, 2010, 01:12:52 PM
I'd like to announce that I have just began driving lessons (I forced myself to...)

And although it terrifies me, my first lesson went great! (albeit stalling once and hitting the kerb one-too-many times) ^_^
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DueyC on November 05, 2010, 09:11:38 PM
Quote from: "Jamyu"
I'd like to announce that I have just began driving lessons (I forced myself to...)

And although it terrifies me, my first lesson went great! (albeit stalling once and hitting the kerb one-too-many times) ^_^

Yay you!

I didn't start driving until I was 22 (didn't like going anywhere as a passenger and never thought it would be different when I was in control). Nowadays fast car + Frost* (and other) gigs = lots of miles  :D
And don't worry about stalling. Everyone does it. I even stalled doing the 3-point turn during my test and got away with it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Tricky on November 06, 2010, 05:13:17 PM
That, come the new year, I shall be needing a new job  :(

Available soon: Mechanical Design Engineer with >25 years experience in precision, instrumentation and metrology engineering.

(also available as a comedy drumming act)  :?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on November 06, 2010, 05:44:00 PM
Oh crap, that's not good news. I was lucky to get a reprieve (no clue how long for) so hopefully something will turn up for you. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on November 07, 2010, 01:43:50 AM
sorry, tricky.  crossing fingers for good things coming your way!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Jamyu on November 07, 2010, 02:25:51 PM
Sorry to hear it tricky, I know how horrible it is being jobless....  :(

Also, thx Julie ^^ (I'm also 22)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on November 09, 2010, 10:04:00 PM
...that I chuffing well love 'Afraid of Summer', but then it was going to be good when Teardrop got Godreyfied, wasn't it?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Jamyu on November 15, 2010, 03:16:29 PM
Today I got my results... and from this day on I am Ben Irving MA (music theory and analysis) ^_^
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on November 15, 2010, 04:05:40 PM
Congrats, Jamyu!!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: owen on November 15, 2010, 06:28:23 PM
Well done :P

Now, about that student loan... :cry:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on November 15, 2010, 06:59:44 PM
Yay! Bravo. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Jamyu on November 17, 2010, 05:22:14 PM
Quote from: "owen"
Well done :P

Now, about that student loan... :cry:

Tell me about it :P

Thank you everyone ^_^
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2010, 07:22:04 PM
Nice one, mate!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on November 18, 2010, 12:51:51 AM
grats!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gandalf1986 on January 13, 2011, 11:02:52 AM
.. I finally bought myself a DOTR Keep Calm And Mellotron shirt! :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Jamyu on January 25, 2011, 10:17:20 PM
I finally, after 5 months searching, have a job :)

Working in a call centre helping old people and the disabled get through the digital switchover ^_^
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on January 25, 2011, 11:43:47 PM
Well done, sir. I hope it goes well for you. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: finbeard on January 27, 2011, 11:30:11 PM
... That I have a serious problem with band posters and late-night impulse buying. I have to go put more money on my debit card now as I bought a vintage Ambrosia billboard ad off of ebay (which I got for a steal because I seem to be the only person in the entire universe that has actually heard of & enjoys Ambrosia- quite sad really) and not one but TWO of the Defence of the Realm posters- Keep Calm and Mellotron and PROG for Victory.

I can't help but notice there's a rather wonderfully grunged-up Milliontown underground logo poster pictured with the others in the Frost* Store, yet it is nowhere to be found to buy... Were they all snatched up back at the time of the Defence of the Realm show, or did I miss something? Were that poster available, it would hold a place of highest honour on the wall of my domicile.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on January 31, 2011, 06:26:45 PM
That I'm making progress on the unread posts

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Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gman on January 31, 2011, 07:34:23 PM
That we left the heating on in the studio since Sunday afternoon  :evil:

Still, at least it's nice and warm in there now <strips off to string vest and shorts>
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on January 31, 2011, 09:31:03 PM
String vest? An Ernie Ball Extra Slinky?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: OlliR on February 01, 2011, 09:10:45 PM
That I finished my thesis. After months of staring my computer screen, I have more time to hang at the Frost* forum.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 01, 2011, 11:28:58 PM
So your thesis is now a theswas? Well done! :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: OlliR on February 02, 2011, 01:09:26 PM
Thanks Pedro  :) . Theswas and then theswasnt.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on February 03, 2011, 07:14:59 PM
That this weekend I shall be mostly holed up in a studio just outside Sutton Coldfield with my band recording 4 tracks for a new EP!!!!!!

Can't wait! :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 03, 2011, 09:52:13 PM
Congrats, Mooncat! Best of luck.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: finbeard on February 13, 2011, 10:22:07 AM
... That I've been listening to Milliontown (the song) in its entirety every evening right before I go to bed. I let it play out all 26 glorious minutes whilst I brush my teeth and go about my final tasks of the day.

For some reason, I've been sleeping a lot better recently...  ;)
Jem Godfrey: professional sleep therapist by night!?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 18, 2011, 07:24:41 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I didn't know it was possible that so much chocolate could be eaten by so few children.

It reminds me of Blackadder: " How did you manage to get so much custard out of such a small cat?"

Stay clear of Blackadder ale from Mauldon's, 'Tis a strange brew, much as I like my strong beers this was worthy of baldrick
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on March 03, 2011, 11:30:25 PM
...That today I ordered The Big Red Spark by Tinyfish, The Tall Ships by It Bites, and Picture by Kino. Nothing like a bit of prog retail therapy to keep spirits up...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on March 03, 2011, 11:39:36 PM
All excellent albums I say, Phrog. Particularly the first one in the list. I likes that one very much indeed.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 03, 2011, 11:44:21 PM
That's an absolutely magical combination, Phrog.
I wouldn't know which one to put on first!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Villuccikeys on March 04, 2011, 12:03:44 AM
After many years of putting it off... I finally picked up my first Spock's Beard album: X.  WOW.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 04, 2011, 01:15:24 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
...That today I ordered The Big Red Spark by Tinyfish, The Tall Ships by It Bites, and Picture by Kino. Nothing like a bit of prog retail therapy to keep spirits up...


three of my favorite albums!  well done!  grab the two albums by The Urbane - Glitter and Neon, put them in a playlist with the It Bites and Kino and you've got yourself some kickin' happy times!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on March 04, 2011, 01:26:10 PM
The Big Red Spark by Tinyfish is now available on iTunes! If you haven't already gotten this fantastic album, it's now easier than ever.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 04, 2011, 03:25:17 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
The Big Red Spark by Tinyfish is now available on iTunes! If you haven't already gotten this fantastic album, it's now easier than ever.

and a great album it is!  I certainly didn't mean to slight it in my previous post!  I love the Big Red Shark!   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on March 04, 2011, 11:11:36 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
That's an absolutely magical combination, Phrog.
I wouldn't know which one to put on first!

I imagine it'll be The Big Red Spark first as that only has to get to me from Rob Ramsay HQ, the other two are coming from sunny Switzerland, as that's where the best price was! I've heard TTS before so I'm fully aware of the quality in that album, I just never got round to purchasing it, but the other two are new to me, but if you lot are right (and you usually are  :mrgreen:  ) then I know I'm in for a treat!  :)

 I think the situation with Jem gave me something of a kick up the arse to start properly supporting progressive music in this country instead of just waiting for things to turn up on spotify, it can't be easy to make a living off it!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on March 04, 2011, 11:18:17 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
it can't be easy to make a living off it!

I honestly don't know how anyone can make a living from it with the exception of the mega-bigs like dream theater.

I keep having this recurring daydream where I win millions in the lottery and then offer to pay Jem a handsome salary to make Frost* his full time job.

The odds of this happening are seriously hampered by the fact I don't play the lottery.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 04, 2011, 11:40:11 PM
LOL
I do play the lottery and that's firmly in my to-do list!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on March 04, 2011, 11:43:19 PM
A frosties lottery syndicate is the answer to our dreams
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 07, 2011, 10:34:14 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
I think the situation with Jem gave me something of a kick up the arse to start properly supporting progressive music in this country instead of just waiting for things to turn up on spotify
Quite right, too!
Come and support Manning at Maltby this weekend  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on March 09, 2011, 01:42:36 PM
I am now officially a 'Rogue Twix' :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: catherine on March 09, 2011, 01:45:08 PM
Well done, Sir Mooncat The Twix.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 09, 2011, 02:50:29 PM
grats!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on March 17, 2011, 08:23:42 PM
... that my new hoard of sort-of-frost-related  CDs has finally arrived! I've had The Big Red Spark for a couple of weeks, excellent it is too, but Picture and The Tall Ships turned up today. The plan was to listen to just the first couple of tracks from TTT while picture imported, as I've heard TTT before, then put Picture on. Then I remembered what a brilliant album The Tall Ships is, so Kino will have to wait a little longer!  :mrgreen:  Still, I'm getting my fill of Mitchell/Beck, so days are happy.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on March 17, 2011, 09:01:18 PM
*waits for Phrog to hear Kino...*  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 17, 2011, 09:04:03 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
*waits for Phrog to hear Kino...*  :mrgreen:

indeed!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Villuccikeys on March 17, 2011, 09:35:10 PM
I still haven't heard Kino.  Any recommendations on what I should get first?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on March 17, 2011, 10:18:01 PM
I'd say: get "Picture".  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 18, 2011, 02:43:46 AM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
I'd say: get "Picture".  ;)

heh
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: keithd on March 18, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
I'd say: get "Picture".  ;)

And then ?  :?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 18, 2011, 10:09:29 PM
Erm...get it again? ;)

Or hope that the It Bites writing is done and new Kino stuff is on the way?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 18, 2011, 11:31:27 PM
Quote from: "keithd"
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
I'd say: get "Picture".  ;)

And then ?  :?

Kino has only released one album.  but I put The Tall Ships, Picture, and the two The Urbane albums, Neon and Glitter in  playlist, and that keeps me pretty happy!  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on March 19, 2011, 11:22:43 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "keithd"
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
I'd say: get "Picture".  ;)

And then ?  :?

Kino has only released one album.
Well, yes and no! ;)   You are, of course, correct that Picture is their only full commercial release but they did also release the limited edition 'Cutting Room Floor' CD which contains live tracks, demos and a rather good Kevin Gilbert cover.  Not sure how easy it is to get a copy now other than via torrent sites, eBay, etc - I bought mine at the merch stall of an It Bites gig a couple of years ago for a fiver...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 19, 2011, 11:26:35 AM
good point!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2011, 10:11:16 PM
You can still buy a copy of The Cutting Room Floor if you email info@kinomusic.com with your request.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on March 20, 2011, 12:02:09 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
You can still buy a copy of The Cutting Room Floor if you email info@kinomusic.com with your request.

Thanks Nellie, might have to look into that.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on March 27, 2011, 06:16:53 PM
Came across this old interview the other day, don't think it's been posted on here before, apologies if it has, JM toured with Wetton and Wetton/Downes. I think he's on the Battlelines & Rock of faith albums with Wetton and on the Icon album by Wetton/Downes, to name a few

JOHN MITCHELL  - Guitarist John Mitchell is a member of prog rockers Arena, has his own band the Urbane and also finds time to play guitar in John Wetton's band! Thanks to Claire Lee for passing on the questions.

1. What are you currently up to?
Well, we've just released the new Arena album and the John Wetton album (in Japan for the moment) so I'm quite excited about the reaction that both of those are getting. Touring wise, I shall be away with Arena in just over a months time and John's dates are starting to come in. There is some other stuff, very exciting stuff, but I have been sworn to secrecy for the moment. You will find out in time! ;-)
 
2. What has been the highlight(s) and lowpint(s) of your career?  
Highpoint, hmmmm...... Arena at the Paradiso 17th October 2000.

Lowpoint.......a disasterous tour with a talented lady by the name of Robin Brock a while back. It reunited me with John Jowitt which was nice, but the gigs were very badly attended. It wasnt Robin's fault, but I'm not going to name names. Bit of a morale killer, that!
 
3. Who have been your main influeneces on your career?  
Easy. Trevor Rabin and Francis Dunnery. Simple as that. They are both ace. Or at least they were when I was into them.
 
4. The new Arena album, 'Contagion' is just out and it is fantastic IMHO. The guitar parts are much heavier - was this a conscious decision or something that just developed with the song writing? What are your personal highlights on the new album and why?  
Its a lot heavier for a number of reasons. I would say the main reason is that a lot of the guitar is tuned to dropped C tuning. Thats what a lot of these kiddy metal bands do isnt it? The reason that we did it was that a lot of the songs suited Robs voice better in that key. They were originally up a tone, but his voice works best when he has a tones worth of headroom above him and it was a bit on the edge in D which is how it was originally. My favourite song on the album is Skin Game. Its a good arrangement, and we'd never done anything like it before. I like the way it ends with just acoustic guitar and I think the way that Rob sings the outro is just beautiful. It just works well as a whole and is neither too mainstream or too left of centre. Oh, and its steeped in melody, which is nice!
 
5. How did you come to play with John Wetton? Will you be involved in the tour for his new album?  
Well, he basically rang me up and asked me if I wanted to do it. He saw me play with Arena in Holland and liked my playing style and when he parted company with Kilminster, he got straight on the blower to me, and the rest is history. JJ put him in touch and I thank him greatly for that. There's a lot of mutual respect between myself and JW and we agree on an awful lot. As for a tour, if and when it happens, I shall be in there like swimwear!
 
6. The Urbane - briefly how did the band get together and what style of music do they play? Plans for 2003?  
The band basically grew from a studio project that started a long, long time ago. It features the IMMENSELY talented yet sometimes unobtainable Scooby on drums (and anything else he cares to play at the time), Martin Raggett on bass, Paddy Darlington on weird noises/loops/keys, and myself on guitar/singing.

We play very melodic noisy rock music. Nothing flashy, yet to the point. The only forseeable plan for this year is to get our second album 'Glitter' out before we all turn grey. Its been in the wings for a year now and its ongoing delay is becoming more than a little embarrasing. You might describe it as a highly polished, very impressive, melodic albatross.
 
7. Are there any artists/bands that you would like to work with in the future?  
Hmmmm.....good question. I'd quite like to work with Ray Wilson, and that may indeed be happening at some point if I can find the time to finish writing the album project that I want to involve him with. The idea was suggested to me by Inside Out in Germany and its going very well. Of course, Ray has to be into it as well.
 
8. How did you come to join Arena? Have you managed to get more input into the band as time has gone on?  
Well, Keith More parted company with the band and my mate Mark Westwood (who is mates with JJ) put me forward. I did an audition and Clive claims that he cant even remember how it went because he was in a lot of dental pain that day (something to do with his wisdom teeth). It cant have gone that badly as i'm still here after all these years! :-)

As for involvement, the answer is yes. The writing team is now myself, Mick and Clive, and I got to mix and co-produce the last album, so you might say that I'm quite involved.
 
9. Last book that you read...  
The Dirt by Motley Crue.
 
10. Message for your fans...
Thanks for putting up with my drunken rambling at after shows! Oh, and please dont tell me that The Visitor is STILL the best Arena album cos I don't think it is.

Oh, and most importantly, thanks for supporting us!!


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Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on March 27, 2011, 08:18:43 PM
Thanks for that. Really looking forward to Arena at Summer's End.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on March 29, 2011, 12:54:47 AM
thank for that, Mikey!  kind of like looking into the future backwards!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on April 11, 2011, 09:23:43 PM
.......that last Friday marked my 20 years with the big brown.

What did I get ?

Answers on a postcard to the usual address
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 11, 2011, 09:43:36 PM
Bear?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Gman on April 11, 2011, 10:15:26 PM
To keep your uniform?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on April 12, 2011, 08:59:02 AM
The keys to that famous stately home, Bugger Hall  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on April 12, 2011, 08:59:49 AM
or maybe the "Congratulations, you can come back on Monday!!!"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on April 30, 2011, 01:55:18 PM
Today is the last chance to order Summer's End Week-end tickets for the early-bird price of £55. Will be £65 from midnight.

Just got ours.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on May 01, 2011, 03:49:03 AM
Just got back from seeing TinyFish at The Peel, another fabulous night :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 02, 2011, 07:56:01 AM
...that I am surrounded by bodies. The agony of choice attends my every waking moment.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 02, 2011, 01:29:15 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
...that I am surrounded by bodies. The agony of choice attends my every waking moment.

I think this needs further explanation.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 03, 2011, 09:24:19 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Geetar"
...that I am surrounded by bodies. The agony of choice attends my every waking moment.

I think this needs further explanation.

The mind boggles  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 22, 2011, 08:43:03 AM
Having been out on a few training rides with drivers recently, I thought I'd give you

The Good

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0139.jpg)

The Bad

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0155.jpg)

& The Ugly

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0160.jpg)

 :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on May 22, 2011, 11:31:27 PM
Where's...
Quote from: "Mikey"
(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0139.jpg)

...that?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 23, 2011, 07:51:28 AM
Just up the road from you, Pen-y-gent if my navigational skills were correct. If not its somewhere in that neck of the woods.

The bad is Ferrybridge power station, or stations as it should be
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 23, 2011, 08:27:04 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Where's...
Quote from: "Mikey"
(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0139.jpg)

...that?

That's a proper molehill, that is.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 23, 2011, 10:39:22 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
That's a proper molehill, that is.
It's not called Gods Country for nothing.......and before that sparks a regional debate, may I refer you to my photo of Ferrybridge, which isn't a million miles from .......................Eggbrough or Drax (More power stations)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 23, 2011, 10:45:16 PM
I like a good power station, me! I am particularly fond of the wind turbine method of generating power as - unlike most people it seems - I think they look great dotted across a hill-side. That's man and nature working together as it should be!

I live a few miles away from this:
(http://http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/riversevern/images/ironbridge/power.jpg)

Ironbridge power station. I quite like the look of it but for some reason fictional bears are uncontrollably drawn towards it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on May 23, 2011, 10:52:54 PM
Quote from: "JakeWorrell"
I like a good power station, me! I am particularly fond of the wind turbine method of generating power as - unlike most people it seems - I think they look great dotted across a hill-side. That's man and nature working together as it should be!
You and me both!
We have a gaggle of them on the hillside near us, and a few single ones dotted around farms. They're fab. And I simply don't understand how people  can complain about the noise they make - if you get close enough to the big ones (pretty much directly underneath one) you can hear their gentle, rhythmic swooshing. It's quite hypnotic.
And every time I see them whizzing around, I think to myself - "That's free energy, that is. Hooray for man and nature working together!"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 23, 2011, 11:02:21 PM
They don't look ugly like power stations.
As with Emley Moor mast its not an eyesore its a thing of beauty
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 23, 2011, 11:40:27 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
They don't look ugly like power stations.
As with Emley Moor mast its not an eyesore its a thing of beauty

My girlfriend is from Emley!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 24, 2011, 07:57:22 AM
Quote from: "JakeWorrell"
Quote from: "Mikey"
They don't look ugly like power stations.
As with Emley Moor mast its not an eyesore its a thing of beauty

My girlfriend is from Emley!
Nice pub there, part of the Ossett brewery, think its the White Horse, competes with the Green Dragon
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 24, 2011, 01:59:55 PM
Are all pubs named after coloured animals?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DueyC on May 24, 2011, 02:05:54 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Are all pubs named after coloured animals?

Not all of them. Some are named after parts of royalties' anatomy.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 24, 2011, 05:58:15 PM
Just imagine the trouble you'd get into with calling a pub  "The King's Nuts".
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 24, 2011, 08:51:05 PM
Quote from: "JakeWorrell"
My girlfriend is from Emley!
Tell me she's called Emily
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 25, 2011, 10:35:56 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Just imagine the trouble you'd get into with calling a pub  "The King's Nuts".
Think of the pub sign, never mind pawnbrokers balls
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 29, 2011, 12:24:04 PM
Heh!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 29, 2011, 02:47:08 PM
Our very own Gandalf of Gandalf's Project has joined the radio show family and will be debuting his new show "DJ Gandalf's Italian Delights" today (10am EST / 3pm UK) on http://http://aiiradio.net

Pop in to chat and show your support. No, not that, Pedro.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on May 30, 2011, 08:27:49 AM
He would too, you know.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on May 30, 2011, 09:42:02 AM
:D
I promise I won't, truss me... ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 30, 2011, 10:14:50 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "JakeWorrell"
My girlfriend is from Emley!
Tell me she's called Emily

Haha, close - Elly
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on June 03, 2011, 08:31:30 PM
(http://http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Maryland_cookies.jpg)

Just noticed,though like me they're a bit out of date :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on July 15, 2011, 03:22:04 PM
... that tonight sees my band, Amoeba Teen, laucnh our new EP 'The Sky Explodes' with a gig in our hometown of Sunny Stourbridge. And it's all in aid of a local hospice too!!!

Will try and post some pics or video once we get some!!!! :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2011, 11:59:38 PM
Wahey, good luck, sir!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 16, 2011, 12:11:28 AM
I didn't post this here, did I? Oh well, those who know close your ears and skip over this...  ;)

I'm helping out on the production side of the new Manning album! Margaret's Children is the sequel to Anser's Tree (released in 2007) and once again sees an analytical gaze passed over Dr. Jonathan Anser's family tree. Each of the seven songs concerns a different family member's actions in various times and places, from dust bowl America in the 1800s to war-torn Belgium during the Great War. I think I can tell you with good confidence that this is going to be an utterly brilliant album and I'm honoured to have been invited on board for the ride. Stay tuned!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on July 16, 2011, 10:40:14 AM
This tickled me

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJFYx8ay7Uw&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on July 16, 2011, 03:39:36 PM
Great!  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on August 20, 2011, 04:20:16 AM
I'd like to announce that it's really nice to see the forum back to life - like when they turned the neon back on in Radiator Springs.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on August 20, 2011, 06:19:28 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'd like to announce that it's really nice to see the forum back to life - like when they turned the neon back on in Radiator Springs.

Moi aussi  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on August 22, 2011, 11:23:30 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'd like to announce that it's really nice to see the forum back to life - like when they turned the neon back on in Radiator Springs.
None of my radiators - either in the house or the car - have springs.
Or neons.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 22, 2011, 12:59:11 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'd like to announce that it's really nice to see the forum back to life - like when they turned the neon back on in Radiator Springs.
None of my radiators - either in the house or the car - have springs.
Or neons.
As far as I am aware, I am not actually fitted with any radiators...also, #there are no springs on me...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 12:32:09 AM
I'd like to announce that Simon Godfrey of Tinyfish has asked me to help out with the production side of things on his new solo project Shineback (http://http://soundcloud.com/thebigredspark/shineback-album-audio-teaser).  :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 24, 2011, 01:18:17 AM
That's awesome news, Mouse, well done chap. That's you sorted for the next 3 years. ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on August 24, 2011, 02:52:34 AM
epic news, Mouse!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on August 24, 2011, 04:01:17 AM
Congrats, Mouse! Who says it doesn't pay to hang out in curry houses?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on August 24, 2011, 01:28:37 PM
Well done there, young Mouseketeer! Well deserved too.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 10:22:41 PM
Thanks, chaps. I'll try not to bugger it up too much.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on September 24, 2011, 12:18:35 PM
If anybody's lost any ELP it seems to have appeared on my MP3 player.
Seems to be the dross that is Works 2, no idea how it got there.
So if you left it behind somewhere I must have picked it up...........or maybe you were just trying to get rid of it.
So disappointing as I'd just listened to Trilogy


and help I've been surrounded by bots

Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Mikey, Yahoo [Bot]
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on September 24, 2011, 06:43:51 PM
Well done, me ol' rodent!



And Mikey- surrounded by bots, eh? In meatspace, that might be considered quite promising  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on September 25, 2011, 08:21:33 AM
The emptiest medium-sized shopping centres
1. Dudley
2. West Bromwich
3. Hartlepool
4. Dewsbury
5= Blackburn
5= Dartford
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: L33VEY on September 26, 2011, 10:01:00 PM
.... that BLM has made it onto the Prog Rocks sampler.

It will cost you £4.97 for a double CD or to download all 27 tracks, but £2.99 just to download BLM on its own- quite right too!


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GPFEIW (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GPFEIW)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on September 26, 2011, 10:10:33 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
.... that BLM has made it onto the Prog Rocks sampler.

It will cost you £4.97 for a double CD or to download all 27 tracks, but £2.99 just to download BLM on its own- quite right too!


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GPFEIW (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GPFEIW)
"Black Light Machine [Explicit] - The Frost" :shock:   :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on September 27, 2011, 12:45:19 AM
heh
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on September 27, 2011, 06:48:10 AM
That'll be because of the big banana scene...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DueyC on September 27, 2011, 12:34:36 PM
£2.99 for BLM, but only 89p each for all the other tracks.

No doubt about who's the star on this CD then  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on September 27, 2011, 01:19:12 PM
Are they not just charging by the linear foot? ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 01, 2011, 06:16:54 AM
A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"

She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by."

"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this case?"

"It is made of concrete, brick and mortar," she responded.

"I mean," he continued, "What are your relations like?"

"I have an aunt and uncle living here in town, and so do my husband's parents."

He said, "Do you have a real grudge?"

"No," she replied, "We have a two-car carport and have never really needed one."

"Please," he tried again, "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"

"Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don't necessarily like the music, but the answer to your questions is yes."

"Ma'am, does your husband ever beat you up?"

"Yes," she responded, "about twice a week he gets up earlier than I do."

Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why do you want a divorce?"

"Oh, I don't want a divorce," she replied. "I've never wanted a divorce. My husband does. He said he can't communicate with me."
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Al Fleeman on October 02, 2011, 11:42:26 AM
Hi all - been a while since I stopped by!

Quote from: "Julie"
£2.99 for BLM, but only 89p each for all the other tracks.

No doubt about who's the star on this CD then  :D

That's true, naturally, but Pedro's right - Amazon struggles with tracks over 10 mins. On the listing for my album, the final piece (around 15 mins) isn't even available to buy as a single track!
http://http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Water-is-Wide-Variations/dp/B004OMPYQA/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1301655279&sr=8-6
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 05, 2011, 11:51:32 PM
Hi Al, hope all is well. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 06, 2011, 01:58:54 AM
Nice sneaky album plug, Al.  ;)  Of course, 'round these parts, one is expected to toot one's horn as much as possible to let many people know of their kick arse music. Or something.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on October 06, 2011, 01:43:12 PM
I'm having my neck scanned right now.

I've been accused of having a brass neck in the past, but this one's made of wood.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 06, 2011, 06:03:18 PM
Quote from: "Geetar"
I've been accused of having a brass neck in the past, but this one's made of wood.
Hope yew are Ok, there's some good glues around these days
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2011, 10:58:44 PM
I'd like to announce the obvious - that Summer's End was utterly brilliant this year.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 11, 2011, 05:44:09 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to announce the obvious - that Summer's End was utterly brilliant this year.  :D
Same as Pedders, no reports, it didn't happen
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 11, 2011, 07:02:15 AM
@Mouse: Which courier did you use to send your report?
I've provided a link to your Fishtank report but maybe posting it over here would silence the doubters...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 12:03:27 AM
Summer's End woz good. I woz there. How's that, that alright?  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 12, 2011, 12:28:46 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Summer's End woz good. I woz there. How's that, that alright?  8-)
No, sorry woefully inadequate.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 01:17:48 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Summer's End woz good. I woz there. How's that, that alright?  8-)
No, sorry woefully inadequate.

How did you know that was my middle name?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 12, 2011, 05:05:04 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Summer's End woz good. I woz there. How's that, that alright?  8-)
No, sorry woefully inadequate.

How did you know that was my middle name?

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


You really shouldn't keep putting yourself down like that, there really is no need :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 08:01:37 PM
Too late now, John. You'd better travel back in time six years and tell me that then.  ;)  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 12, 2011, 08:05:54 PM
Oh yeah, it looks like I'm going to be doing some work experience at JM's studio at some point (probably next month, that still needs sorting). It won't be anything major, but I'll get to observe, learn and experience the habitat of a professional recording studio, which is all important to me. So don't worry, there'll be no chance of me buggering up Outhouse's productions like there is with t'other Godfrey's Shineback project or Manning's latest. (Have you all pre-ordered that, by the way?)

Anyway, I may be looking like this -  :D  - for some time.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 12, 2011, 08:14:23 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
it looks like I'm going to be doing some work experience at JM's studio at some point
Nice one
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Villuccikeys on October 13, 2011, 04:27:29 AM
I'd just like to announce how much I love this forum and its members.  You're all amazing people :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 13, 2011, 05:45:00 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I've provided a link to your Fishtank report

Brazen hussy
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on October 13, 2011, 09:54:15 AM
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on October 13, 2011, 11:10:29 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Oh yeah, it looks like I'm going to be doing some work experience at JM's studio at some point (probably next month, that still needs sorting). It won't be anything major, but I'll get to observe, learn and experience the habitat of a professional recording studio, which is all important to me.......... Anyway, I may be looking like this -  :D  - for some time.

 :mrgreen:

..well done Mouse.. ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 13, 2011, 01:44:27 PM
Cheers, Mikey and Fitzy.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 13, 2011, 01:44:48 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:

Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 13, 2011, 04:30:14 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:

Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 13, 2011, 08:21:50 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:

Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 14, 2011, 12:21:19 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:

Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...

And sheep's head...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 14, 2011, 02:12:57 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 14, 2011, 11:03:33 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: E.S. on October 16, 2011, 02:20:24 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 16, 2011, 04:41:33 AM
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Villuccikeys on October 16, 2011, 07:20:26 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East
My God... What have I done...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 16, 2011, 09:24:44 AM
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East
My God... What have I done...
Don't know, it usually runs for quite a while until we break it
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on October 16, 2011, 02:25:19 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 16, 2011, 02:48:27 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 16, 2011, 06:38:18 PM
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 16, 2011, 06:43:33 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Possibly
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 16, 2011, 06:45:31 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Possibly
Oh crap, I've been absorbed into it like the blob!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 16, 2011, 06:47:22 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Was it the Elf with a scythe?
Possibly
Oh crap, I've been absorbed into it like the blob!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 16, 2011, 09:42:03 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Was it the Elf with a scythe?
Possibly
Oh crap, I've been absorbed into it like the blob!  :shock:
It doesn't have to be my turn. Anyone's welcome to jump in, but I must say...
Search Hull of leap lace...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 16, 2011, 10:29:11 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Was it the Elf with a scythe?
Possibly
Oh crap, I've been absorbed into it like the blob!  :shock:
It doesn't have to be my turn. Anyone's welcome to jump in, but I must say...
Search Hull of leap lace...
So, we trying to break the forum again?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 17, 2011, 05:48:20 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
You're all amazing people :)
We're not really - it's all done with beer and mirrors  :mrgreen:
Hey, I was unaware that mirrors were involved!
Only in the bedroom
...on the ceiling. Pink champagne, aww, nice...
And sheep's head...
Weird oldest parishioner's ear, Offa owned a vice...
An din them ass stirs Ché embers, the egg hath there'd forth of east...
I have no idea what you are talking about, but I'm just adding to the quote-o-rama.  8-)
:) Taste habit width dares tea lean hives Bert Day juice canned keeled Herb East

Altogether now, here comes the chorus:

LOL Well, come toadie, hot al-khali for near...
Nearly, It's Gonzo's turn...I have my two lines ready. ;)
NO! Not another god damn massive quote!
Was it the Elf with a scythe?
Possibly
Oh crap, I've been absorbed into it like the blob!  :shock:
It doesn't have to be my turn. Anyone's welcome to jump in, but I must say...
Search Hull of leap lace...
So, we trying to break the forum again?
It's the tension building in anticipation of a Frost* report
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 17, 2011, 03:24:18 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
So, we trying to break the forum again?
No. :)

I'll just fill in the lines to end Oat Elk Alley Fawn Ear...

Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on October 17, 2011, 04:13:45 PM
*bows to the Master*
I don't know how you do it, Pedro. It took me ages to work out just one line!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 17, 2011, 04:29:28 PM
What? It makes sense?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 17, 2011, 04:59:58 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
What? It makes sense?
I'm with you Mikey!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 17, 2011, 05:16:20 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "johninblack"
So, we trying to break the forum again?
No. :)

I'll just fill in the lines to end Oat Elk Alley Fawn Ear...

    Lasting guy reem ember, eye wars ruining fourth adore
    High adder fine tapas age beck, Tudor plays sigh wars beef whore
    Real axe head den item Ann, We harp rogue rammed jury's eve
    Yukon cheque how ten eat eye mule Ike, burr toucan ever leaf.
Didn't sound like those were the lyrics last time I listened.......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 17, 2011, 07:19:23 PM
You might be right. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 17, 2011, 07:31:05 PM
....................................................................................................................................................
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Oh, I get it.

Heh.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 17, 2011, 11:19:48 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "johninblack"
So, we trying to break the forum again?
No. :)

I'll just fill in the lines to end Oat Elk Alley Fawn Ear...

    Lasting guy reem ember, eye wars ruining fourth adore
    High adder fine tapas age beck, Tudor plays sigh wars beef whore
    Real axe head den item Ann, We harp rogue rammed jury's eve
    Yukon cheque how ten eat eye mule Ike, burr toucan ever leaf.

 :D Well done. I once sent my sister an entire paragraph like that in an e-mail and she was able to read it easily (aloud). Mad Gab is downright simple after reading that.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RobRideout on October 18, 2011, 12:14:46 AM
Pedro, I have no idea what just happened because I only just arrived back here, but that paragraph is one of the most fantastic things I have ever read. I just scanned it and assumed it was some chaucerian verse or something...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 18, 2011, 12:26:47 PM
I thought it was some kind of weird Yorkshire-accented slang. Welcome back, Rob! Have you tried changing your name, yet?  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on October 18, 2011, 03:53:27 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Have you tried changing your name, yet?  ;)
Actually, on that subject, I had intended to merge all the RobRideout posts with the DrBlowThingsUp posts, thereby creating a hybrid DrBlowRobRideUp.
Just haven't got around to it.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 19, 2011, 02:04:03 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Have you tried changing your name, yet?  ;)
Actually, on that subject, I had intended to merge all the RobRideout posts with the DrBlowThingsUp posts, thereby creating a hybrid DrBlowRobRideUp.
Just haven't got around to it.

DrBlowRobRideUp just sounds wrong.  :P

Meanwhile, I'd like to announce what the hell has happened to the front page?! There's a new box and it's all green! Cool.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 19, 2011, 06:11:42 AM
Green? I see no green
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Jim Takacs on October 19, 2011, 07:08:43 AM
I's Like to announce that I Blew sunshine up the "collective" Frost* everythings ass on Facebook tonight!  And,,, anyone who disagrees with my statement, is, well,,,  Wrong!!!   8-)  :P http://www.facebook.com/OvalProject (http://www.facebook.com/OvalProject)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Phrog on October 19, 2011, 06:42:48 PM
...that I've just booked to see It Bites and Mostly Autumn next week. Marrrvelous. Also that I seem to have accidentally not posted for ages, um.. sorry about that, you're all looking splendid!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 19, 2011, 06:49:07 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
...that I've just booked to see It Bites and Mostly Autumn next week.
Nice, a few of us will be at Holmfirth on Saturday.
Quote from: "Phrog"
Also that I seem to have accidentally not posted for ages, um.. sorry about that
I hope you will rectify that situation forthwith!!
Quote from: "Phrog"
you're all looking splendid!  :mrgreen:
Why thank you sir!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 19, 2011, 06:51:15 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
what the hell has happened to the front page?!

We haz bin hacked by hippos innit. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 19, 2011, 08:54:22 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Nice, a few of us will be at Holmfirth on Saturday.
Moi aussi
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 19, 2011, 08:55:47 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
Also that I seem to have accidentally not posted for ages
You've not been with that tart have you?  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 19, 2011, 10:45:12 PM
"That tart" being a rumoured "other forum"...erm...allegedly. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 20, 2011, 06:44:30 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
"That tart"
She must be a right slapper
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on October 20, 2011, 08:46:21 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Nice, a few of us will be at Holmfirth on Saturday.
Moi aussi
*bounces excitedly*
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 20, 2011, 09:14:06 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Nice, a few of us will be at Holmfirth on Saturday.
Moi aussi
*bounces excitedly*
It's going to be a long day, I've just become an uncle (again) and we,re dropping my Mum off in Sheffield on the way up and stopping to see the families newest addition :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 20, 2011, 05:50:04 PM
grats, JiB!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on October 20, 2011, 07:48:48 PM
That I found growbots! ;)

Do you have daylight in vermont?

How much rock does it take to make your teacup fall over?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 20, 2011, 09:10:43 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
That I found growbots! ;)

Do you have daylight in vermont?

How much rock does it take to make you teacup fall over?


heh


wha?   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on October 20, 2011, 10:04:07 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "lyn"
That I found growbots! ;)

Do you have daylight in vermont?

How much rock does it take to make you teacup fall over?


heh


wha?   8-)

wha?
Vermont, I had heard it had moonlight in...
teacup, the stripy ceramic creation balanced precariously  on your lap, in the depths of the shambolic place... (maybe its not a teacup in transatlantic-ish, try coffee cup? It looks like it would take a lot of rock (at least bass) to get it to fall over...)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 20, 2011, 10:12:37 PM
ah, it's becoming clearer!

yes, we do have daylight in Vermont, though it's starting to get shorter these days...
it'
and yes, that's a large coffee cup!   8-)   it would take much rawk to knawk it over!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on October 20, 2011, 10:20:31 PM
how much????
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 20, 2011, 10:37:39 PM
Eleven
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 20, 2011, 11:03:45 PM
or 42.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 22, 2011, 04:20:02 PM
heh


(seemed appropriate somehow)  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 24, 2011, 04:09:29 PM
Belated congrats to JIB on the new -IB.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 24, 2011, 04:15:36 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Belated congrats to JIB on the new -IB.  :D
Thanks Mouse  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 24, 2011, 04:37:16 PM
Here he his with cousin Sami,
(http://http://johninblack.org/Images/IMG_6654.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 24, 2011, 04:38:53 PM
wha?

(sorry, internet filter is blocking the picture for me...)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on October 24, 2011, 04:42:09 PM
Internet filters hate family photos. Allow me to supply an "Awww, bless!" quip here.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 24, 2011, 04:45:32 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
wha?

(sorry, internet filter is blocking the picture for me...)

Stupid filters......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 24, 2011, 04:47:28 PM
Try here (http://http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2521853403877.142704.1179575202&type=1&l=b4e1bc9c04)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on October 24, 2011, 07:37:14 PM
heh

thanks for the effort, but Facebook gets stopped even more quickly!! (I teach at a middle school...)  but I'll look at home and all will be well.   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on October 24, 2011, 11:10:47 PM
Congrats JIB..... ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on October 24, 2011, 11:43:18 PM
I suppose the monicker "ProgSprog" isn't really fair at this early stage....and goodness knows what will pass as "popular music" when that little tacker is old enough to pay attention to it.  :?
Congrats and Welcome.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on October 25, 2011, 12:30:44 AM
Ahh - he's a little beaut! Congrats John! :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 25, 2011, 02:07:37 AM
Congrats!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Drarok on October 25, 2011, 01:14:51 PM
Ulation!

(There's a severe shortage of 'congrats', since everyone's used them up!)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on October 25, 2011, 02:41:47 PM
Thanks people, already at 4 days old he's quite a character, Noisy, stubborn, determined to do it his way........Could almost be my own son. :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Nellie on October 26, 2011, 10:45:16 AM
I am doing the merch stand for the David Cross Band at The Peel on Nigel Tufnel day (11/11/11). I really hope to see some of you there as it will be awesome. Oh and Blunders is playing drums innit  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 15, 2011, 08:15:14 PM
Got  smile out of this

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/lincoln.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on November 15, 2011, 10:06:12 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Got  smile out of this

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/lincoln.jpg)
That's a definite Heh!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on November 22, 2011, 03:58:28 PM
Hi everyone. I is proud to announce that the next Dead Nobodies episode, AKA the Big Banana, will feature keyboard overlord and all round top biscuiteer Jem Godfrey on the show Ladies and Gentleman.  ;)  :o  :o

Oh yes. Stay tuned ;-)

http://http://www.deadnobodies.net
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 22, 2011, 04:25:47 PM
Did you buy his time with the promise of fine wine and biscuits?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on November 22, 2011, 04:29:41 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Did you buy his time with the promise of fine wine and biscuits?

No, but I can confirm that biscuits were discussed. I did provision some Foxes Party Rings for last Sat night at The Peel, but the poor chap was ill and couldn't  make it. I'll bring 'em to the AGM.

Or offer them as a prize...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on November 22, 2011, 06:49:29 PM
Blinkety-flip, Bert, well done sir....bagged a biggun! :)
Really looking forward to hearing this!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 22, 2011, 07:25:36 PM
When, When, When, When When???????
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on November 22, 2011, 08:49:11 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
When, When, When, When When???????

Several excellent questions.

I'm playlisting now. Usually takes me a little while to get it right... err... before the AGM... probably... is that OK ?  :D

Next week probably  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 22, 2011, 09:18:52 PM
Doing my HGV theory and hazard perception tests tomorrow, wish me luck!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on November 23, 2011, 10:56:48 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Doing my HGV theory and hazard perception tests tomorrow, wish me luck!!

Good luck JiB  :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 23, 2011, 03:29:16 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Doing my HGV theory and hazard perception tests tomorrow, wish me luck!!

Good luck JiB  :D  :D
Thanks mate, passed the theory (95%) but failed the hazard perception so be rebooking that asap :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Big Black Shed on November 23, 2011, 04:14:17 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Bert"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Doing my HGV theory and hazard perception tests tomorrow, wish me luck!!

Good luck JiB  :D  :D
Thanks mate, passed the theory (95%) but failed the hazard perception so be rebooking that asap :)

The only hazard you will likely come up against is: "Will my lorry fit through there." Answer: "Lets have a go and see"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 23, 2011, 05:23:57 PM
Quote from: "Big Black Shed"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Bert"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Doing my HGV theory and hazard perception tests tomorrow, wish me luck!!

Good luck JiB  :D  :D
Thanks mate, passed the theory (95%) but failed the hazard perception so be rebooking that asap :)

The only hazard you will likely come up against is: "Will my lorry fit through there." Answer: "Lets have a go and see"
The other one is "Will my lorry go under that bridge" Answer "Lets get some speed up!!"
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 23, 2011, 08:32:48 PM
Just for a change, a sensible answer from me.

Hazard perception

Every other vehicle, moving or parked
Every pedestrian, including animals
Every junction
Spacing of white lines
Signage

Think and look ahead, try and anticipate a potential hazard

& as I missed the first one, good luck for the next test
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RobRideout on November 23, 2011, 10:25:49 PM
Haha for a second there, Mikey, I thought that was some kind of haiku to remember hazards!
It does have a slightly poetic lilt to it...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RobRideout on November 23, 2011, 10:27:24 PM
I'd also like to announce that I spent about ten minutes thinking I was going mad because everytime I looked away, RacingHippo's avatar moved, and then moved back when I looked at it. I convinced myself that it must have been a trick of the light, then it kept happening. WTF, John! :P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 24, 2011, 06:09:49 AM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
Haha for a second there, Mikey, I thought that was some kind of haiku to remember hazards!
It does have a slightly poetic lilt to it...
Not intentional, its part of what we train to our drivers, they were just thoughts as they came to me, fairly random
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 24, 2011, 06:10:38 AM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
I'd also like to announce that I spent about ten minutes thinking I was going mad because everytime I looked away, RacingHippo's avatar moved, and then moved back when I looked at it. I convinced myself that it must have been a trick of the light, then it kept happening. WTF, John! :P
Didn't yours just move?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on November 24, 2011, 06:36:13 AM
"every other vehicle"? is that the odd or even numbered ones?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on November 24, 2011, 08:54:10 AM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
WTF, John! :P
Blame Catherine. She took the pic(s).

Mikey's does the same to me - I look once and it's looking left. I look again and it's looking right. Must be a peculiarity of the browser. Or it's watching a tennis match.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on November 24, 2011, 08:54:48 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
"every other vehicle"? is that the odd or even numbered ones?
:mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 24, 2011, 01:15:44 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
"every other vehicle"? is that the odd or even numbered ones?
Damn that Pedro he's so picky  ;)

So how good a trainer am I?  :oops:  :oops:

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0253.jpg)

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0254.jpg)

In my defence I wasn't driving, and it was in the car park for the Company we were delivering to
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RobRideout on November 30, 2011, 02:20:11 PM
SUDDENLY, IRRELEVANCE!

Sorry about that guys, but I didn't want to announce a whole new thread just to announce a mildly tedious announcement that could be announced in the announcement thread.

...And now I'm getting that thing where a word is overused and starts to look suspicious...

But looky-see!
http://soundcloud.com/rob-rideout-music (http://soundcloud.com/rob-rideout-music)

With my last upload yesterday, I reached a not unimpressive total of 100 songs!

Woop!

I'm really happy with how it's all gone, and I can't wait to do even more :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on November 30, 2011, 02:54:15 PM
I'm not going to look. Every time I do, I feel inadequate.  :P

But congrats on the big one-oh-oh, nontheless!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on November 30, 2011, 03:51:22 PM
Considering they,re daily jams you,re using as an exercise for college,i think "Let me out"has potential Rob! :DProlific,are,nt you!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: L33VEY on December 04, 2011, 11:31:24 AM
.... that the UK numberplate that we all want for Christmas "FRO 5T", is now for sale!

I thought it said £55.000, but it was early in the morning and my eyes couldn't focus - there was a "," in an important place...  :lol:  So if your rich spouse is stuck for something to treat you to........

The better news is that F4 CES is also for sale at a "paltry" £19,995 - which band is the most valuable brand eh?   ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on December 04, 2011, 02:34:22 PM
... that I saw half of Frost* playing a great gig in Carlisle last night (JM & Nathan in It Bites).  If they're on this form in a couple of weeks, we're in for a treat again.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on December 04, 2011, 07:15:41 PM
I bought a MINI One on Friday. Supposed to pick it up on Wednesday.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on December 07, 2011, 07:10:02 PM
... that Blunders has been busy again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC8rgVCcKLk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC8rgVCcKLk)
(simplified kit - no pram)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on December 07, 2011, 09:07:15 PM
Okay, I picked my MINI up today!

[attachment=0:2d5my1mk]MiniHausklein.JPG[/attachment:2d5my1mk]

It's almost new - and I love it!!  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 07, 2011, 09:24:05 PM
Nice! :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 07, 2011, 11:00:44 PM
Hope you both share many happy hours together Jurgen :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on December 07, 2011, 11:23:00 PM
Congrats on the car Jurgen ;) And Craig,s clip is amazing,brilliant drummer!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on December 08, 2011, 01:04:36 AM
I do love a Mini, I do. A very nice looking one you've got there, Juergen.  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: ich_bin_besser on December 08, 2011, 12:49:37 PM
Thanks, girls!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 12, 2011, 12:39:21 AM
sweet ride!  love the British Racing Green.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on December 14, 2011, 11:21:19 AM
Jem,s new blog,r.e new songs,direction etc.has filled me with Xmas cheeriness.. ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 14, 2011, 02:21:46 PM
Not only is that a nice looking car, there is a rather impressive array of solar panels on display! I like solar panels.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on December 15, 2011, 10:03:38 PM
That there is only one more sleep to go....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 15, 2011, 10:45:30 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
That there is only one more sleep to go....

You're going to sleep.

Surely you're more excited than that  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on December 15, 2011, 10:47:54 PM
It's a concept sleep.  Excited?  I'm nearly exploded! Just upping the gaffa tape to get me through work tomorrow...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on December 16, 2011, 12:42:59 AM
I haven't shaved yet!  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 16, 2011, 07:20:24 AM
Quote from: "lyn"
Just upping the gaffa tape to get me through work tomorrow...
Sounds abit kinky  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 16, 2011, 07:21:17 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I haven't shaved yet!  :shock:

Don't worry, once you start shaving you'll wish you didn't have to do it
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on December 16, 2011, 07:48:09 AM
Quote from: "lyn"
Just upping the gaffa tape to get me through work tomorrow...


I find it chafes: linen bandages are so much kinder.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Againesis on December 21, 2011, 12:13:29 AM
...That I just uploaded my band's new website.  Only a covers band but hey...it's beer money.  Would much appreciate any comments on the site design etc. http://http://www.far-cry.co.uk
Ta muchly
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 21, 2011, 04:04:28 AM
Quote from: "Againesis"
...That I just uploaded my band's new website.  Only a covers band but hey...it's beer money.  Would much appreciate any comments on the site design etc. http://http://www.far-cry.co.uk
Ta muchly

Looks pretty hunky-dory to me
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 21, 2011, 01:25:12 PM
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 21, 2011, 01:34:47 PM
grats!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 21, 2011, 06:13:40 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!

Rats, I had a UPS space and visibility card that I meant to give you on Friday night
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 22, 2011, 12:26:37 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "johninblack"
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!

Rats, I had a UPS space and visibility card that I meant to give you on Friday night
Excuse my extreme ignorance but what's one of them?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on December 22, 2011, 08:50:10 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!
Bloody well done John, I'm dead chuffed for you  :)  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 22, 2011, 09:07:11 AM
Quote from: "sawtooth"
Quote from: "johninblack"
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!
Bloody well done John, I'm dead chuffed for you  :)  :)
Thanks mate. Pretty chuffed meself!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on December 22, 2011, 01:24:36 PM
Nice one John ;) Well done mate!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on December 22, 2011, 02:05:44 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!

Very well done mate  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on December 22, 2011, 04:48:48 PM
Thanks guys, really appreciate it :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 22, 2011, 06:34:37 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "johninblack"
That finally on the 5th attempt have passed my LGV hazard perception test. Keep off the roads, I can now go and learn to drive big toys!!

Rats, I had a UPS space and visibility card that I meant to give you on Friday night
Excuse my extreme ignorance but what's one of them?

Hang fire and I'll give you one later  ;)

& I forgot to add grats
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 22, 2011, 07:56:22 PM
I would like to announce that I am now on holiday until January 3.

RAWK!!!   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on December 22, 2011, 08:32:12 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I would like to announce that I am now on holiday until January 3.

RAWK!!!   8-)

Me too Rog

RAWK!!!  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 22, 2011, 11:22:37 PM
woohoo!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on December 25, 2011, 12:00:49 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
woohoo!!

My two favourite Doctors...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 25, 2011, 12:04:52 AM
Quote from: "Geetar"
Quote from: "rogerg"
woohoo!!
My two favourite Doctors...
:)
Happy Christmas Geetar, sir. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on December 25, 2011, 12:16:47 PM
Milliontown is not quite long enough to prepare the Xmas Dinner veg to, but peeling in 7/8 certainly helps!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on December 25, 2011, 06:00:50 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Happy Christmas Geetar, sir. :D

And to you and yours!

Heating a Heston pud up in 15 mins - may actually explode from over-eating while watching Doctor Who.....

















And after all that, instead of exploding, I'm going to turn into a chrysalis; and I'll emerge in the new year as a new Guitar.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mouse on December 29, 2011, 11:47:32 AM
Belated congrats on passing the test, JIB!  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: fitzy on December 31, 2011, 11:54:42 AM
2011,s nearly goosed :) Happy New Year everyone!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on December 31, 2011, 12:11:43 PM
Happy New Year everyone!

Looks for nuclear arsenal of GIFS to brighten the day.............
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: E.S. on December 31, 2011, 12:52:18 PM
Oh dear...

Quick, upgrade your graphics cards everyone!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 31, 2011, 03:40:45 PM
heh

Happy New Year!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on December 31, 2011, 07:01:28 PM
...and Happy Anniversary to you Rog and the lovely Cairn.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on December 31, 2011, 07:05:05 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
...and Happy Anniversary to you Rog and the lovely Cairn.


thank you!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on December 31, 2011, 10:10:54 PM
Happy Anniversary to you both!

And a happy New Year to  Frosties all!!








See you all next year as a new guitar.....
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on January 15, 2012, 09:02:30 AM
Having set my Frost* Samples on play, Today I'm going to tidy up all my files.

Got a bit untidy over the years

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/Frostsamples.png)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on January 17, 2012, 12:37:24 PM
Mikey - you appear to have mis-labelled an Aaron Copland classic in there. Frost* certainly never published any such song!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: E.S. on January 17, 2012, 01:10:02 PM
We all make mistakes from time to time.  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on January 18, 2012, 09:42:52 AM
Quote from: "E.S."
We all make mistakes from time to time.  8-)
As the Dalek said climbing off the dustbin.

 :oops: Must have dragged it into the wrong folder. ;)

Must have been when I was saying Jem was the next Aaaron Copland, and that was a few years ago

Anyone have a problem accessing the Forum yesterday?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on January 21, 2012, 03:59:36 PM
Hello Antyfox & welcome aboard, but you've logged out by the time I've finished typing
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 01, 2012, 04:20:47 AM
It's not Rush day, as being claimed elsewhere.
It's the 1st Feb, not the 2nd Jan.

Year 1212 (MCCXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.

July 10 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground, Over 3,000 people die.
July 17 – Battle of Navas de Tolosa: The Christian kingdoms of Spain decisively defeat the Almohads. This victory leaves however the Kingdom of Castile in a difficult financial position as the numerous soldiers have to be paid by the treasury.
December – Frederick II of Hohenstaufen is crowned King of Germany with the support of Pope Innocent III.
The Children's Crusade, led by 12-year-old Stephen of Cloyes, sets out for the Holy Land from France.
In Japan, Kamo no Ch?mei writes the H?j?ki, one of the great works of classical Japanese prose.
Bran Castle is erected by the Teutonic Knights.
John of England impounds the revenue of all prelates appointed by bishops who had deserted him at his excommunication. He remains on good terms, however, with churchmen who stood by him, including Abbot Sampson, who this year bequeaths John his jewels.
The Banner of Las Navas de Tolosa is begun. It is a trophy of Ferdinand III of Castile, and will end up in the Museo de Telas Medievales.

Births
March 22 – Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1234)
Yolande of Jerusalem (d. 1228)
Malatesta da Verucchio, Italian condottiero, founder of the Malatesta family (d. 1312)
Zita, patron saint of maids and domestic servants (d. 1272)
Deaths
March 26 – King Sancho I of Portugal (b. 1154)
April 12 – Vsevolod the Big Nest, Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1154)
October 9 – Philip I of Namur, Marquis of Namur (b. 1175)
November 4 – Felix of Valois, French saint (b. 1127)
December 12 – Geoffrey, Archbishop of York (b. 1152)
Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht
William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale
Margaret of Huntingdon, eldest daughter of David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon by his wife (b. 1180)
Maria of Montferrat, Queen of Jerusalem (b. 1192)
Peter de Preaux, Norman knight in the service of the Angevin kings of England
Robert of Auxerre, French chronicler (b. 1156)
H?nen, founder of Jodo Shu, a branch of Pure Land Buddhism (b. 1133)
Robert of Shrewsbury, Bishop of Bangor

Shuffles off chuntering, Bloody Merkins, always have to be different.

Hmmmm, when was the first leap year?

The first proper leap year (that is, according to today's criteria for being a leap year) was 1752, when the British Empire switched to the Gregorian calendar. However, leap years (occuring every 4 years without any other criteria) existed since the 2nd century BC
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 01, 2012, 01:23:43 PM
hey!  what's the matter with TWO 2112 days?

 8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on February 01, 2012, 01:52:34 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
hey!  what's the matter with TWO 2112 days?

 8-)
Nothing except it's international Roadie day, 1.2.12. :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 01, 2012, 02:23:08 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
hey!  what's the matter with TWO 2112 days?

 8-)

Nothing, it was on 2.1.12, 2nd January
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 01, 2012, 02:24:26 PM
well, hurrah, certainly for roadies!, but bah!!  it's 2/1/12 here!   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 25, 2012, 10:22:40 AM
Quote from: "Ebony's manual"


1.1 inches digital Frame service manualSpecial suggestion
Attention: For your and others’ security, please don't handle and watch this album when driving car.
A few light spots or dark spots may be on the LCD, this is a very general phenomenon in such matrix reveals technology ,not showing defectively or breaking down, please don't attempt to repair by oneself, This display is made up of a lot of accurate electronic elements, , it may be damaged if took down or repack.. If break down, please close the power immediately, contact local distributor or notify our company.
Foreword
Digital photo frame, it is not only meaning extremely exquisite dense and reminiscence appearance design, portable and optional function, but also changing the singleness showing way that is showing static state in traditional photo frame. Have directly adopted reading and revealing the working way of various data store car. It avoids wearing and losing with the dynamic digital photo.
Thanking you for choosing our company’s digital multimedia album, in order to make it convenience for you to use this album skillfully as soon as possible, we allocate the user's manual with exhaustive content for you, please read this manual first before using.
Our arrangement content to the user's manual is overall and easily understood. We think it is reliable that it is correct that the information was offered in the manual and try hard to avoid the artificial fault, but the mistake that will unavoidably be found in printing. if causes some careless mistakes, please forgive more!
Safe and maintaining
In order to guarantee your digital multimedia album long term administration and the performance is unlikely to decline, please consider the following factors while setting:
1 please read this manual, follow it and operate the album correctly to conform to warning and instruction in proving in details.
2, while using for the first time, please read this manual in detail.
3 Please don't use the album beside water or other liquid. Avoiding water and other liquid is
splashed and spread on the album.
4 do not have heavy pressure or big striking to such album. Too big pressure or striking might lead to album which part is damage or trouble, please put the album on the smooth and steady surface, the album should to be severed so as not to drop or shake.
5, it must be cherished that LCD display screen is the important component of the digital multimedia album, forbid knocking and pushing
6, before cleaning the album, please shut down the unit firstly. Please use the neatness soft cloth to clean. Please don't use spraying, pharmaceutical or strong cleanser.
LCD screen maintenance
LCD screen is the accurate device that needs to be took care of. Please pay attention to the following warning items:
1, if you need to clean LCD screen, please uses the soft tissue to slowly polish LCD surface.
2, don't directly put hand or other sharp article to the surface of the unit. Do not directly gush out the cleanser on the screen surface.
3, do not put articles above the album or press the outer cover of album, otherwise it may cause LCD to break.

1, Operate the download procedure that attaches at random
 : point it, you can put your picture deasil or anticlockwise.
 : point it; you can preserve the picture to your computer


deasil ?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 25, 2012, 11:11:46 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Ebony's manual"


1.1 inches digital Frame service manualSpecial suggestion
Attention: For your and others’ security, please don't handle and watch this album when driving car.
A few light spots or dark spots may be on the LCD, this is a very general phenomenon in such matrix reveals technology ,not showing defectively or breaking down, please don't attempt to repair by oneself, This display is made up of a lot of accurate electronic elements, , it may be damaged if took down or repack.. If break down, please close the power immediately, contact local distributor or notify our company.
Foreword
Digital photo frame, it is not only meaning extremely exquisite dense and reminiscence appearance design, portable and optional function, but also changing the singleness showing way that is showing static state in traditional photo frame. Have directly adopted reading and revealing the working way of various data store car. It avoids wearing and losing with the dynamic digital photo.
Thanking you for choosing our company’s digital multimedia album, in order to make it convenience for you to use this album skillfully as soon as possible, we allocate the user's manual with exhaustive content for you, please read this manual first before using.
Our arrangement content to the user's manual is overall and easily understood. We think it is reliable that it is correct that the information was offered in the manual and try hard to avoid the artificial fault, but the mistake that will unavoidably be found in printing. if causes some careless mistakes, please forgive more!
Safe and maintaining
In order to guarantee your digital multimedia album long term administration and the performance is unlikely to decline, please consider the following factors while setting:
1 please read this manual, follow it and operate the album correctly to conform to warning and instruction in proving in details.
2, while using for the first time, please read this manual in detail.
3 Please don't use the album beside water or other liquid. Avoiding water and other liquid is
splashed and spread on the album.
4 do not have heavy pressure or big striking to such album. Too big pressure or striking might lead to album which part is damage or trouble, please put the album on the smooth and steady surface, the album should to be severed so as not to drop or shake.
5, it must be cherished that LCD display screen is the important component of the digital multimedia album, forbid knocking and pushing
6, before cleaning the album, please shut down the unit firstly. Please use the neatness soft cloth to clean. Please don't use spraying, pharmaceutical or strong cleanser.
LCD screen maintenance
LCD screen is the accurate device that needs to be took care of. Please pay attention to the following warning items:
1, if you need to clean LCD screen, please uses the soft tissue to slowly polish LCD surface.
2, don't directly put hand or other sharp article to the surface of the unit. Do not directly gush out the cleanser on the screen surface.
3, do not put articles above the album or press the outer cover of album, otherwise it may cause LCD to break.

1, Operate the download procedure that attaches at random
 : point it, you can put your picture deasil or anticlockwise.
 : point it; you can preserve the picture to your computer


deasil ?

Deasil's just one of the highpoints of that manual, Mikey: some other bits are equally priceless.

"It is not only meaning extremely exquisite dense": recursive description of the manual itself?

"Do not directly gush out the cleanser": rider to a porn film?

"Do not have ... big striking to such album": instructions from Jem to Craig for F***?

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 25, 2012, 11:18:42 AM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Mikey"
deasil ?
Deasil's just one of the highpoints of that manual, Mikey: some other bits are equally priceless.
That was why I was posting it, then I came across deasil  :D

Anyway I am now fluent in Chinese/English, Japanese/English or Korean/English  or whatever it was, as Ebony can now view her pictues

Oh, cock, I've screwed up the quotesI've mended it for you. P
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 25, 2012, 01:59:54 PM
Engrish (http://http://www.engrish.com/), I believe they call it!  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: E.S. on February 25, 2012, 02:11:06 PM
(http://http://www.engrish.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/02/pigs-profit.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 26, 2012, 08:52:55 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Oh, cock, I've screwed up the quotesI've mended it for you. P

Thanks  :oops:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on April 06, 2012, 06:02:07 AM
THIEVES BREAK INTO ALICE COOPER’S WAREHOUSE IN LA
The storage facility in Los Angeles which houses the Alice Cooper Archives was broken into on March 27, along with three other storage units.

A police report has been filed.

Items missing include a large quantity of original vinyl records, a jacket, and the original sculpture which was used for the cover of the "Hey Stoopid" album.

With multiple units broken into, Cooper’s team doesn’t believe Alice's Archives was specifically targeted.

If anyone sees anything suspicious or hears anything about these stolen items -- especially on the internet or in Los Angeles - contact archives@alicecooper.com
 
Quote from: "Mikey"
Suspicious? in Alice Cooper's warehouse  :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on April 26, 2012, 02:02:44 PM
Which one of you is Linda?

I have no profiles in an elsewhereness.

I'd just like to say I've nothing to put in her box.

Hello,
My name is Linda, am in seach of a man or woman who understands the meaning of love as trust and faith, in each other, rather than one who sees love as only a way of fun. But a mature man or woman with nice vission of
what the world is all about, and i took intrest after reading your profile in the site So please reply me to my box
Thanks and remain bless
lindayak95@yahoo.com
Linda
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mooncat on April 26, 2012, 03:02:40 PM
Lindayak95

Is that name/description/age perchance ??? :lol:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 02, 2012, 12:05:52 AM
heh
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 07, 2012, 09:40:33 AM
Bit of a squandary

It Bites in York or
Carl Palmer at the Picturedrome

Both on the same date :evil:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on July 17, 2012, 09:51:19 AM
....that we're (my cheesy covers band, Ginger and the Rogers) auditioning a keyboard player tonight.
I asked him if he was bringing a 'board with him, to which he replied "i'll be carrying a large black gig bag (containing a large black keyboard -funnily enough)."

Further inquiries led to the discovery that said "large black keyboard" is......

A Kronos.

 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Well, as far as I'm concerned, he's hired!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on July 17, 2012, 11:16:17 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"

Further inquiries led to the discovery that said "large black keyboard" is......

A Kronos.

 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Well, as far as I'm concerned, he's hired!

Do we know anyone with a Kronos?  ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on July 21, 2012, 09:06:49 AM
(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/photonige.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on July 21, 2012, 09:54:06 AM
:mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on July 21, 2012, 10:16:26 AM
Fave joke from yesterday's #badgagfriday...

How many G4S staff does it take to change a light bulb?
Six soldiers and a policeman. :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on August 06, 2012, 07:12:16 PM
New Jadis CD ordered
New Threshold CD ordered
Frost*bites tickets ordered
Manning/DeeExpus tickets ordered


 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on August 09, 2012, 07:33:25 PM
Quote from: "JIB"
Kitchens Suppliers Edinburgh
by johninblack » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:41 pm

Original post deleted, user banned, topic locked. jib.
Not interested in adverts and users that don't want to talk about Frost*, well, at least some of the time

Good call

Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Spam
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
Frost*
 :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on August 12, 2012, 08:05:08 AM
Only in Spain

Quote from: "Murca Today"
the Hanging of the Donkey in Perin this weekend ( it's a stuffed toy, not a donkey, it's a long story....)

Theft Spanish style
Quote from: "Murca Today"
The major story this week has been the disturbing incident in which 2 groups of militants carried out simultaneous attacks on two major supermarkets, attempting to leave the stores without paying for the food they had loaded up, saying it was to feed the needy.
The incident has provoked widespread media coverage, highlighting concerns about the pressing need for Spain to address it's economic difficulties  urgently, difficult decisions which will follow when the Prime Minister returns from his own summer break.  
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: sawtooth on August 21, 2012, 12:48:39 AM
I've just received my first email from Saga.
Alrighty then......
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on August 21, 2012, 06:58:12 AM
That's "Saga", the British organisation that seeks to provide discounted services (travel, insurance, etc.) for people over 50...not the Prog band...just in case anyone is old and confused. ;)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on August 21, 2012, 10:22:31 AM
Quote from: "sawtooth"
I've just received my first email from Saga.
Alrighty then......
So I should be expecting mine in about 15 months then............
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: gr8gonzo on August 21, 2012, 11:24:22 PM
I recently received an email from the prog band, Saga, thanking me for my purchase. Oddly, they also offer discounts on travel and insurance.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on August 22, 2012, 09:09:43 AM
Is this a saga about a Saga Saga?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: D S on September 05, 2012, 05:11:36 PM
... that I spent the afternoon in a meeting with John Mitchell.
 
But sadly not THAT John Mitchell.   :cry:
(He would have been much more fun to spend the afternoon with - this one was a solicitor).
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on September 05, 2012, 08:06:16 PM
Quote from: "D S"
this one was a solicitor.
Cue solicitor jokes
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on September 12, 2012, 07:52:49 PM
Morning Rook, how's Oz?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on October 03, 2012, 11:55:51 AM
That whilst making a delivery it is possible to have a conversation that starts with Rob Earnshaw and goes to Trapesium Artist  :shock:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 09, 2013, 12:16:21 PM
We have 900 biscuiteers  :D  :D


Total members 900 • Our newest member codotcakep
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 09, 2013, 04:37:27 PM
Yay! :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 23, 2013, 07:12:42 PM
I have a confession.










I've cheeped.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 25, 2013, 07:15:10 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
I have a confession.










I've cheeped.

I have a stalker, Mr Jem Godfrey  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 25, 2013, 08:16:42 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mikey"
I have a confession.










I've cheeped.

I have a stalker, Mr Jem Godfrey  :D
Make that 2 followers...Planetfrost
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 26, 2013, 12:20:42 AM
three.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Pedro on February 26, 2013, 02:03:29 AM
Four sir...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 26, 2013, 06:08:46 PM
Yikes, I'm surrounded
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 26, 2013, 06:13:19 PM
I think that's the idea.   8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 26, 2013, 06:20:00 PM
So what happens with re-tweet?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 26, 2013, 06:33:51 PM
not much.  It just shows up on your Profile.  and the re-twitted gets a notice.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 26, 2013, 06:54:30 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
not much.  It just shows up on your Profile.  and the re-twitted gets a notice.
Who does it go to if you retweet?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 26, 2013, 07:17:22 PM
All of your followers, just as if it were your own tweet.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: DueyC on February 26, 2013, 07:45:24 PM
Your followers get to see it. Only useful if they don't follow the original twitterererer.

Eight, by the way  8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 27, 2013, 05:58:26 AM
Ahhh.



Hmmmm.



But.... :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on February 27, 2013, 08:16:26 PM
So if I tweeted something about UPS and you retweeted it, the possibilities could be endless?

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
 :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on February 27, 2013, 08:27:00 PM
leverage the power of social media.    8-)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on March 03, 2013, 02:28:40 PM
That as we sat at the pub just before the Twats gig the TV weatherman said that the forecast for the southampton area was .....PATCHY FROST !!!  Right for once...
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on March 13, 2013, 11:39:29 AM
That my ten year old has taken Milliontown and EIMA into school for his modern music project... (not too sure what parents evening discussion that will lead to!)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: L33VEY on March 14, 2013, 08:25:11 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
That my ten year old has taken Milliontown and EIMA into school for his modern music project... (not too sure what parents evening discussion that will lead to!)

A Gold Star  ;)   - do they still have those?
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on March 15, 2013, 09:30:00 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
Quote from: "lyn"
That my ten year old has taken Milliontown and EIMA into school for his modern music project... (not too sure what parents evening discussion that will lead to!)

A Gold Star ;) - do they still have those?

Dunno I've not had one yet...maybe this time (I'll be lucky...)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on March 23, 2013, 08:04:43 AM
Woah, woah, rewind

Quote from: "lyn"
PATCHY FROST !!!

Does patchy Frost* exist? It's all quality
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on April 11, 2013, 08:12:38 AM
Ok, I gathered from twitter something might have changed

http://www.frostfans.com/forums/

Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RacingHippo on April 11, 2013, 08:43:51 AM
Ok, I gathered from twitter something might have changed

http://www.frostfans.com/forums/

Frostie Fang Club???

Definitely not kosher. No Frost*erisk.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on April 18, 2013, 08:05:12 PM
Not a gig guide.

But for you doubting Thomas's, I was there

http://mikeyvtheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/not-gig-guide.html (http://mikeyvtheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/not-gig-guide.html)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Bert on April 21, 2013, 03:23:44 PM
Here's the latest newsletter for Celebr8.2

http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9765a966a943631101e12f74b&id=39cbb580f1

If you would like to it would be enormously helpful if you could share it around and make a fuss :-)

We are planing a highly collectible programme, with rare and unreleased tracks from the bands to be purchased at the event. the Celebr8.2 munchkins are working on it as I write. It'll be ace.  :D
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Brom on May 14, 2013, 01:12:14 PM
This morning, in anticipation of my 999'th post, on my unusually extended and unusually lone commute into work I treated myself to a blast of Milliontown, Frost Fest and the EIMA mini CD. What a great way to start any day!  8)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on May 14, 2013, 01:24:49 PM
That's a long commute. Ouch

Your next post has to be a cracker
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on May 14, 2013, 04:45:16 PM
That's a long commute. Ouch

Your next post has to be a cracker

or certainly a biscuit! 
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on May 18, 2013, 09:01:21 PM
That the kebab shop opposite the hippodrome queue served up a great kebab last saturday!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Geetar on June 09, 2013, 06:39:27 PM
Iain (M) Banks has passed away.

 :(

Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on June 16, 2013, 09:12:47 PM
that...to mark the (now unusual) sonic boom today... sonic attack is one of my all time faves!!!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on June 20, 2013, 09:58:12 PM
I appear to have read any new posts without actually having been here

#upsfraud
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on October 11, 2013, 11:12:57 PM
I had forgotten just how brilliant the dividing line is...go listen and chill xxx
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: lyn on September 25, 2014, 11:36:58 PM
It was a little bit Frost*y/ie in town tonight!  ;D
Awesome evening!
Cheers Craig x
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: RobRideout on September 29, 2014, 01:23:23 PM
I've finished my Masters thesis! Giving it all in tomorrow. Excite.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on September 29, 2014, 02:13:32 PM
Good luck, as if you should need it  :)
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: JakeWorrell on September 29, 2014, 08:51:07 PM
I've finished my Masters thesis! Giving it all in tomorrow. Excite.

Congrats Rob!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on September 30, 2014, 12:06:11 AM
good luck and grats!!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: johninblack on November 15, 2014, 10:31:56 AM
Two weeks ago at work I slipped a disk and I now have, according to the certificates issued by my doctor "acute sciatica". So far I've been stuck in bed as any more than a few minutes upright and moving around gets very, very uncomfortable*. On Monday I should get the results of the MRI scan I had a few days ago and that will hopefully show everything back in place and no permanent damage, so fingers crossed for that.



*This ranges from rather bloody painful at best to the most intense and debilitating pain I've ever experienced.
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: rogerg on November 15, 2014, 03:35:09 PM
Well, that's sucky thing for your birthday and no mistake!

Fingers crossed and best of luck (and doctor skills!)!
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: MikeEvs on November 15, 2014, 03:56:42 PM
Ouch sorry to hear that JIB obviously had no idea when I posted "have a great day" on facebook earlier :(
Title: Re: I'd like to announce......
Post by: Mikey on November 16, 2014, 04:56:00 PM
Good luck for tomorrow, painful things those sciatics