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Any Other Business / Tunnocks
June 09, 2019, 03:36:11 PM
The inventor of the iconic Tunnock's teacake has been given a knighthood.

Boyd Tunnock was nighted for his services to the confectionery business n the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The 86-year-old Scot was the mastermind behind the teacake after being tasked by his father to come up with something new.

His Thomas Tunnock Limited firm, which is based in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, produces the snowballs, caramel wafers, caramel logs and Tunnock's teacakes, famous in the UK and worldwide.

After extensive market research, he came up with the idea of using a biscuit base and hand piped Italian meringue on to it before covering in milk chocolate.

It hit the shelves in 1956 and has been a favourites ever since.

Saudi Arabia is the largest overseas buyer but the teacakes produced by the baker sell from Thurso to Trinidad.

At the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the teacakes took centre stage as dancers dressed in the distinctive wrapper design moved around the main performers near the start of the show.

Sales of the biscuit went through the roof the day after the ceremony.

That year, Boyd was one of the few Scottish business leaders to back the Union in the referendum campaign and is a firm supporter of the Conservative Party.

Dubbed the Willy Wonka of Tannochside, the biscuit maker was awarded an MBE in 1987 for services to exports. He also received a CBE in 2004 for services to charity.

He is the grandson of the founder of Tunnock's, Thomas Tunnock, and other than the two years he spent in national service, he has worked in

the family business since the age of 15.

The firm has an annual turnover of more than £54million and more than 550 employees.

Last year, Boyd was criticised when he donated a Rolls-Royce car to Glasgow City Council.

The anonymous move came as the council faced cuts in public services.

Boyd confirmed he was behind the gift and said he just wanted to do "a good thing" for the city.
Other Bands / Dewsbury Rock Choir
March 25, 2017, 09:33:33 AM
Something a little different.
Performed at my church last week, it's a bit more pawp than rawk.
I recorded it on my Iphone and di nothing but slice it into bits, but it doesn't sound too bad

Dewsbury Rock Choir
The best of my i-Crap photos can be seen here
Announcements / Shameless piece of advertising
November 12, 2016, 09:41:21 AM
It's taken a while in coming but we launch our new business venture on Monday.
We'll be joining the Diamond Logistics team providing;
Domestic and international shipping using our Multi Carrier Solution
Same Day deliveries
and have over 5,000 sq ft of warehousing for fulfilment services.

We will be your warehouse, carrier and customer services – all rolled into one.

We will be covering the LS postcodes, If you work in the area, come in and have a biscuit.

Alternatively, give us a bell and drop in a suitable Frost* based code word and I'll sort out a decent discount for you
Frost* / Frost*ography
April 19, 2016, 11:17:54 AM
Whilst Drarok has a boatload of items hosted, there are a number of other bits & bob's, or Jem's, that are about.
I'll start a list, just keep editing this one through rather than continually replying.

Those in Red can be found HERE  (Work in progress, come back later........much later)

Milliontown (2006)
Experiments in Mass Appeal (2008)
Tour CD (2008)
Tour CD (2009)
The Philadelphia Experiment (2010)
The Rockfield Files (2013)
Milliontown (2013)

Frost* Reports  Some of these will be YouToob vids

This is getting confusing, I may have to add in Drarok's numbering

01 - Frost* Report Part 1 (2nd January 2008)

02 - Frost* Report Part 1 (Fantom X6)
03 - Frost* Report February Part 1
04 - Frost* Report February Part 2 Mad as a spoon
05 - Frost* Report March Part 1 Peacocks
06 - Frost* Report March Part 2
07 - April A - Slice a*
(Bollocks, it won't open) Ha, found some back-ups 25th March
08 - April B - Road Movie Edition
(Neither will this)
09 - April C- El enform de la Frost*
10 - April D - (Jem & John-Vocal recording)
11 - April E - Dadadadada special
12 - April F - Phantom X sold
13 - May Reporty 1
14 - June Uno
15 - June too
Pro tools-Here is the news
16 - June number 3
17 - June 4
To rehearsals
18 - June 5 Although it's titled June 4
19 - June Issue 6 Tour CD's

Error, need to go on another treasure hunt
20 - Frost* Tour Report 1 - Reichenbach
21 - Frost* Tour Report 2 - Bielefeld
22 - Frost* Tour Report 3 - Zoetermeer
23 - Frost* Tour Report 4 - Cardiff
24 - Frost* Tour Report 5 - London
25 - Frost* Tour Report 6 - Manchester
26 - Frost* Tour Report 7 - Glasgow
27 - August Edition
16th August
29  - September B Mixing Toys
30  - September D Summers End (or not)
31  - September A Toys again
32  - October Secret Song
33  - Additional 1- What happened next, Part 1
34  - Additional 2 Tuesday 16th December
35  - Additional 3 Total Rock Radio
First Rehearsal (Godfrey/Edwards/Jowitt and eventually Mitchell)
Andy Edwards (13th February 2008 - No Toms)

April 72 hours
BLM - The Solo's Part 1
BLM - The Solo's Part 2
BLM - Sega Genesis Chiptune Cover
Craig Blundell Report
Flash Range (Mitchell/Jowitt/Edwards & Dudkin)
Frost* Report 6
Frost* Report 7
Frost* Report 8
Frost* Report Supplemental
DOTR Defence of the Realm
Frost* Unknown
January Geek Edition Fantom X6
June Geek Edition Multi-Sampling
Geek 2
Hyperventilate 2008 (Jem & Dec)
Hyperventilate Live
Jan Geek Report
April Geek Edition Fantom G7
June 2
June 6
June 12
June 13
Keyboard Talk 2-Evolution of BLM This is "BLM - The Solo's Part 2" above
Live in Leeds
March Part 1 (Tuesday 5th February)
March Part 2
March 3 (Skip Back Sampling)
May 1st
May 31st
The Satch Report-Part 1
The Satch Report-Part 2

Snowman 2008
The Frost* Report (Special CD report)
Frost in I wanna be a ProgStar
When JG met JR

(These may just be my file titles-I'll add details later)

Here is the news - ELO
Fanfare for the Common Man - ELP

Frost* Samples

The Dividing Line

       A bubble burst
       Dig Dig Dig
       Before your eyes
       Hidden strings
       Hidden strings2
       Backwards Section

More lovely strings

Afraid of Summer
BOTY Intro
BLM Loop
BLM JM Solo This is "BLM - The Solo's Part 2" above
BLM Keyboard solo
BLM - Gandalf Project
Broadband Tom
Chosen Few
Core (Milliontown snippet)
CMS - Stephen Ellam
CR-78 Survivors (Eponymous)
Dadadadadadadadadada (CR-78)
The Dividing Line (Gonzo Edit)
ElectroFrost* (Jim Davies)
Electric 2 Revised
Envy Cow (
Falling with the Devil
The Feeding
The First Chord (Celebr8 advert)
Frost* Xmas intro
Hero's ending cut section
Hero's ending test drive
HyperOrchestrate (Pedro)
Hyperventilate (Jem & Dec)
I miss you
I wish I were you

The Man with the 2.4 (several versions with different titles)
Milliontown Finale
Music in the typewriting room
Other me (Vox)
Other me (Orchectral Synth)
The Other me (Pedro)
The Other me (Beanland)
The Other me (Duelling Banjo's) (Pedro)
The Other me  (Serfox)
The Other me (JSD Mix)
The Other Me (Connaught mix)
The Other Me (Shoefly)
The Other Me (Bassmeister mix)
The Other Songsmith
The Other Me Short
Pour some sugar on the other me
Pedro's supersonic
Reversed Milliontown
Raining in my heart
Snowman Short
Snowman Vocals (3Boswell)
Survivors (Vox)
Toys (Serfox)
Walk Human
Wedding day
Welcome to the other nowhere
What little I saw of Cuba
Within Without
White Room
Waiting for the rain
Xmas intro

You Tube
BLM Live
BLM Solo
Black Night (Frost* & Pallas)

Progressive Interview 7/12/2008 or 12/7/2008 depending where you are :)
Worm Cathedral
DLBN Ten Revolutions-A chat with Jem Godfrey
Rogues Gallery 296
Twang (Pre Milliontown)



Freefall - "Thrown"

1. It's Not A Game
2. Mute
3. Hellstate
4. Summerhouse
5. Letting The Secret Go
6. Breaking The Back Of The City
7. Home From Home
8. Everything Cures
9. Where Are All Your Heroes Now
10. Goodbye Legion
11. Hidden Track

Play for Voices
When the heart beats faster


Lights Out

There's more  ;)

& I make no apology for any errors, duplication or confusion caused
Frost* / The Galaxy's guide to the hitch-hiker
March 13, 2016, 11:23:00 AM
My Ford Galaxy is the nearest I can get to a Ford Prefect.
I will be going on a road trip to Spain this week via a conference in Birmingham & Mr Google claims that it will take about 23 hours, which is somewhat shorter than Mr Garmin.
Mr Garmin, may have factored in Birmingham & Paris, more likely a trip via Belgium.
On the off chance that a hitch-hiker may be able to jump into the car, I was wondering if I could make it a bit of a Mitchell fest.
What an opportunity to educate someone  ;D
Do I have 23 hours worth of Mitchell music?
Any Other Business / Advent
November 26, 2015, 07:43:18 PM
It's the first Sunday in advent this weekend & I'm on AV  :)

I like to unleash some Christmas prog on the congregation, well, as much as I think I can get away with. (Bear in mind, they describe me as a techie......smirk)

Any Christmas prog suggestions?

I've used Matt Stevens, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman Sky & PRR in the past.
Any Other Business / Not quite a birthday
September 27, 2015, 06:36:01 PM
It was my 20th wedding anniversary yesterday.

I had a great time at the Italy-Canada match courtesy of some DHL freebies, followed by the IQ gig at Bury.

What an excellent day.

No, wife went to neither, prog on :)
Gigs / IQ
September 21, 2015, 02:00:53 PM
Talking of gigs, If anyone wants a freebie to the IQ gig in Bury on Saturday I have a spare ticket
Gigs / TMT
September 21, 2015, 01:59:31 PM
The old tiger moth will be out and about soon, details may appear here
Other Bands / Toto
April 27, 2015, 06:21:49 PM
Interesting article in/on team rock

In the latest issue we ask 'how prog were Toto?'. Here Phil Ashcroft unearths the evidence...
Announcements / Happy New Year
December 31, 2014, 04:55:29 PM
Have a good one folks.
I'm getting in early while I have chance to think about it.

Mind you it's probably tomorrow already in Rookland
Gigs / Best small venue
October 08, 2014, 04:37:44 PM
Have a vote on the best small venue

Last month, the search for Britain's Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel's kicked off once again. Now in its fourth year, the campaign hunts out and celebrates the places and spaces that inspire, encourage and support their local scenes.
We asked you to nominate the best small venues in your area. Those votes have been compiled to form this shortlist – the 11 venues in the running to be named Britain's Best Small Venue 2014.
Get your votes in!
Other Bands / Jack Frost band
June 16, 2014, 11:09:32 AM
Sort of snowman, by sort of Frost

Notice what might be wrong?*

*Before anyone asks.......Mike W isn't me
Frost* / New website?
June 02, 2014, 10:18:20 AM

Website under construction...

It's at this point that people say "check back soon", however in my book "soon" means within 48 hours and there's no way in hell this is going to be ready "soon" so check back before the nights really start drawing in again.

Unless of course you live near the equator in which case, check back before people start giving presents to each other and talking about peace and all that stuff.

Thank you.
Any Other Business / Happy Birthday JimD
April 10, 2014, 07:54:28 PM
Happy birthday & I'll start with
Meddle by Pink Floyd &
Pictures at an exhibition by ELP
Other Bands / IQ - Road of bones
March 19, 2014, 01:26:27 PM
GEP and IQ are very pleased to to announce that the new IQ album "The Road Of Bones" is mixed and ready to go for pressing.

Mike Holmes: "Every time we go to record a new IQ album I tell myself I'll get it done in less time than before, and every time it takes longer... Having said that it was the equivalent of two albums this time. We usually write more than we need for an album and pick the material that makes for the best 'album flow', if you know what I mean, and the rest is often discarded or put on the back burner indefinitely. This time we thought people would be interested to hear all the songs, including the stuff that didn't quite make it onto the main album for whatever reason, so we're doing a special edition with a second disc of the rest of the material."

The Road of Bones is now available for pre-order from the GEP and IQ online stores. The standard edition comes in a jewel case with a 16 page booklet and the special edition 2 disc version is in a 3 panel digipak.

See the band on tour playing material from the new album in April and May:

Sala Music Hall
Barcelona, Spain

Echoes Progressive Rock Festival
Lisbon, Portugal

Melkweg Oude Zaal
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Aschaffenburg, Germany

Spirit of '66
Verviers, Belgium

Islington Assembly Hall
London, United Kingdom

Any Other Business / Advice/help re hacking
December 03, 2013, 06:24:14 PM
I know there are some rather clever Frost*ies out there

If someone had sent an e-mail using my account and I had received a message back to say that the message had been deleted without being read, is there a way to find out who/what/where had sent the original e-mail?

I have a suspicion that "you know who" are sending themselves information from my computer.
This would be backed up by the recipient of the e-mail that I didn't send.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Any Other Business / Frostival
November 20, 2013, 06:31:31 PM
Extreme disappointment

Note it's in other business

Bollocks it's only this
Gigs / Young Guns V Old gits
September 15, 2013, 07:35:29 PM
Friday 13th September
First Direct arena, Leeds

Kaiser Chiefs

Have to say that I was far from impressed by both the venue and band. The 13,500 arena was far from full. It has been built on the outskirts of the City Centre, away from the Bus and Railway stations, and although it advertises car parking within walking distance, it's not that accessible.
Mandy being a First Direct employee, we headed for the quick service till, which was considerably slower that walking in through the front doors.

The band might be a cue for the return of the Sex Pistols. This was corporate pop rock. A band that looked like it was on a contractual obligation tour. If you are going to look bored, don't be surprised if your fans to look bored. There was a great deal of apathy from a vast number of the attending crowd. The songs are bland. Yes they will have made a fortune from them but where is the musicianship? No solos from anyone.

It would seem I wasn't the only one not impressed

14th September 2013
Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Manfred Mann's Earthband

What a difference a day makes. A belting set from MME. A band who enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed listening. Mick Rodgers was outstanding on guitar and (some) vocals, Robert Hart belting out the other classics, very impressive. Despite looking like an irate Amish preacher, there was some keytar action from Manfred himself, who came out from behind his rig and boogied with the band. You would n't believe he's 72, Mick being a mere youngster at almost 67.
The picturedrome is an excellent little venue which seems to be very appreciated by the bands that play there.

Overheard on the way out
Proper musicians playing proper songs

That sums it up quite nicely

Manfred Mann's Earthband 5 (old gits that enjoyed themselves)
Kaiser Chiefs 0

Is Manfred the Grandfather of prog?