Weekend social 20/02/2015

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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

17 comments on “Weekend social 20/02/2015”

  1. r0b 1

    Who will rid me of this turbulent cricket?

    • ianmac 1.1

      I say Sir. Anyone for tennis?

    • lprent 1.2

      Indeed. May I suggest pruning the TV aerial out by its roots.

      It has those spiky leaves like those other weeds that the police helicopters find in the Coromandel. Give it the same fate.

      Besides; neither addiction is taxed enough.

      (I wonder how long it is before philu finds this)

  2. ianmac 2

    Noticed this nearly naughty stuff earlier in the week. Very funny and not what it seems:
    From 50 Sheds of Grey:
    “At the touch of her lips, it grew long and swollen. I sighed as she squeezed and pulled expertly. It was the best balloon giraffe I’d seen.”

    or “Staring at her naked body, I asked what she wanted. She told me to go for something between a smack and a stroke. So I went for a smoke.”
    http://valentines.tickld.com/x/50-shades-by-man

    • Anne 2.1

      Lols. I got zapped by an electric fence once. It felt like someone had plunged a dagger into my arm.

      Don’t ask me what I was doing in the middle of nowhere with an electric fence and a convenient haystack nearby.

      • ianmac 2.1.1

        One of the local farmers had a bull that had entangled his nose ring in the electric fence. When found the old chap was on his knees and quivering with umm -shock.

    • greywarshark 2.2

      50 sheds of grey! I like that agricultural flavour to these tales.

  3. Philip Ferguson 3

    Seth Lakeman, ‘Poor Man’s Heaven’ at the Minack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd1B-98jBrM

    Some of his mates lost jobs and more in the wake of the GFC; Seth Lakeman wrote this, ‘Hearts and Minds’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utmdNTGoENU

    Lakeman, Jenna Witts and Steve Knightley, ‘Surfer Storm’ from the dazzling Western Approaches album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UAOmFuEbXM

    The wonderful Alex Cornish with a wonderful version of Dire Straits’ ‘Brothers in Arms’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJM8AKnCtQ

    Review of Seth Lakeman, whom I had the good fortunate to see live in a theatre and on a beach, two nights running in the West Country, one of my favourite places in the world: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/seth-lakemans-workers-lives-review-of-tales-from-the-barrelhouse-and-word-of-mouth/

    Phil

  4. mickysavage 4

    Tim Southee eh!

  5. Philip Ferguson 5

    One of my favourite English musicians of the early 1980s, possibly even my very actual favourite, was Dave Wakeling. Wakeling was the key figure in the Two-Tone band The Beat. They had a string of hits and three albums, disbanding coz, as Wakeling put it, “every great band only has three really good albums”.

    Wakeling then, with Ranking Roger, formed the excellent General Public whose single – I had the 12″ – ‘General Public’ was, to my mind, one of the great records of the 80s.

    He’s lived in the USA for quite a while – GP just did three albums too – and there’s a great 2012 quote from him from an interview in the New York Music News: “I have a nose tuned to the smell of the death of an empire, and I smell it now.”

    The extended version of the single ‘General Public’ is here (play it *loud*): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMCphVBT2qQ

    Phil

  6. Philip Ferguson 6

    One of my favourite English musicians of the early 1980s, possibly even my very actual favourite, was Dave Wakeling. Wakeling was the key figure in the Two-Tone band The Beat. They had a string of hits and three albums, disbanding coz, as Wakeling put it, “every great band only has three really good albums”.

    Wakeling then, with Ranking Roger, formed the excellent General Public whose single – I had the 12″ – ‘General Public’ was one of the great records of the 80s.

    He’s lived in the USA for quite a while – GP just did three albums too – and there’s a great 2012 quote from him from an interview in the New York Music News: “I have a nose tuned to the smell of the death of an empire, and I smell it now.”

    The extended version of the single ‘General Public’ is here (play it *loud*): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMCphVBT2qQ

    Phil

    • risildowgtn 6.1

      All 3 of their albums have been remastered with bonus demos etc and bonus dvds

      so you get 6 cds and 3 dvds.. well worth it..

  7. baby now 9 days old – his mum and him good – I’m loving the experience and everything – even the poo, even the lack of sleep and trying to look after an energetic 7 year old as well – love you love.

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