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|Dave Greenfield passed away|
at 19:06 4 May 2020
One for the older punk lovers of this board, but the Strangers were one of my all time favorites. Dave Greenfield was the keyboard player which was unusual for a punk band but made them stand out from the crowd. Some brilliant solos, especially in No More Heroe, but many more. Saw them a few times including the Nice & Sleazy tour which was "quite innovative" for the time
I think it was 1977 that my mum asked me what album I wanted for Christmas and I asked for Rattus Norvegicus. I ended up getting Abba because my mum reckoned a band with a name like that couldn't be good & wasn't Abba so much nicer !!
at 09:35 17 Apr 2020
I know he has been mentioned on another thread, but I reckon he's worth one of his own. Just passed 18m GBP, with 6m raised in the last 24 hours. Also not just the money, but when he is interviewed what a thoroughly nice man, bringing a genuine spirit lifting mood. Sharp as a tack too for a 99 year old
Not usually one for awards, gongs etc but if ever someone deserved some recognition, this guy is it. Would be great to get something on his 100th birthday ( at the end of the month?)
at 19:15 7 Apr 2020
Like many of us I'm getting very bored stuck at home & my daughter ( who lives in Norway) suggests I get a PS4 so I can play some of the games against her. They seem quite expensive new & I am sure I would only use a handful of games ( I think super Mario on the little Nintendo handset was the last time I was any good at any of these). The one she is suggesting I start with is Fortnight. Anyone who is into gaming may be able to advise me on:-
1) There seem to be some on E-Bay second hand for about 150 - 200 quid with 1 or 2 handsets. Are these high risk & do PS4s break down after a few years.
2) Can you play a specific game against specific people in another country & do both people have to buy the game
3) Is weekend easy? I imagine if it has levels then after a week I'll still be on level 1
4) Any other games to recommend for 1 or 2 players. I usually like those where there are a few levels and an end point ( like Super Mario but I couldn't see it on PS4.). I also don't mind things like a race ( car, bike etc) where it has laps & a finish line, A game where you use as few of the buttons as possible would suit me best. I'm not interested in buying accessories e.g a gun or steering wheel
Basically assume I know nothing & won't get much better!!
|Books to read|
at 21:20 5 Apr 2020
Someone already started a thread on films, Netflix etc. I am trying to mix up my time between watching TV & Reading. I usually buy detective novels but only so many you can read. I have just bought on Kindle my first spy novels ( all 8 of the George Smiley Novels by John Le Carre). Just read the first one and it seems OK
I was going to buy the 150 years Wisden anthology ( came out 7 years ago). However it is 45 quid, so I was wondering if anyone has bought it and what they think/ Any other good books people might want to suggest for each other?
By the way thanks for whoever recommended Narcos. I had never even heard of it but I just subscribed to Netflix and am really enjoying it. I did the Escobar & City tour last year in Medallin so it's good to see a few of the areas & some of the storylines I saw there
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at 18:27 27 Jan 2020
I know there are a few fans on this site so I will start an early thread. Who do you think will win on Sunday, what do you think of this season and how did your teams do?
1. A cracking game all set up on Sunday. 1 team with a brilliant defence and running game v a team with a great offence and quarterback. Looking forward to it and I will go with the 49rs
2. A great season with some real young players breaking through and some great games. Loved watching the Ravens who blew up in the play offs & Lamar Jackson has been unbelievable. Mahommes had a great season again even if down on last year & the 49rs have been a big surprise
3. What can I say about the Browns other than FFS !!!. The biggest pre season hype in history , 3 midweek televised games and the expectation that they could perhaps go all the way to the SB. Finished 6-10 ( worse than last year), their best player suspended indefinitely for smacking an opponent on the head with a helmet, a QB who was ranked last, a head coach ( now fired) who didn't have a clue & the biggest let down in OBJ. Well there's always next season to look forward to !!
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|..... And the worst 1 hit wonder to top the Charts ?|
at 12:40 23 Jan 2020
A lot of competition for this one with plenty to choose from in every year of the last 6 decades!!
I'll go for Joe Dolce and Shaddup Ya Face. Remember it because it was number 1 for 3 weeks and kept Vienna by Ultravox out of top spot in each of those 3 weeks.
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