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  1. It originated in East London and Essex. But not rhyming slang. Thought to be of Yiddish origin 'shlepper' meaning slovenly or immoral woman. Having lived in both the East End and now Essex, it is not about women being 'slapped around'. I have never heard the term linked to that. I'm guessing the groupie never came forward, either because, well you wouldn't would you? Or it never happened and it is just a story.
  2. Been following this thread for a while, and that is it all that needs to be said. Plenty of people are just plain rude and we notice them more, I think that is what it is about. Some selfish moron boxed my car in the other week. A total stranger spent 10 minutes of their time guiding me out inch by inch, I had to do like a 50 point turn to get the car out, they didn't have to help but they saw I was struggling. That's what it is about, if we choose to be polite, helpful and normal to people, we can get by without the selfish idiots who can live in their own lonely existence.
  3. That is fair comment about the Pistols, I've given a very UK perspective. Some of the proto-goth bands were heavily 'inspired' if not 'influenced' by the Pistols, with individual band members seeing them play live (which few can claim to have done) and also with being around the 'scene' at the time. Having said that somebody else would have taken the torch in the UK without them, so it is a good point to make. I don't think musically many bands were influenced by the pistols, more a case that a lot of people picked up instruments and formed bands that might not of done otherwise here in th
  4. Strider put it into perspective well, I'm not looking for a specific answer, but the argument put for Kraftwerk certainly propels them up close to the number 2 spot if not straight into it. I thought a lot about Queen and Sabbath over the Pistols, so I think we are getting into a ball park with not only defining 'important' but who the 2 most important bands of the 70's may have been. I swung to the Pistols mainly because I'm a fan of punk, proto-goth and goth. There could have been no post-punk without punk, but LZ were still a strong influence within the goth movement of the 80'/90's
  5. I heard it had to be Jimmy Page as he was the only one in London with a fuzz box at the time and wasn't about to lend it to Keith Richards. Perhaps not true, but I found it a funny anecdote.
  6. Or even us in the future, which is one theory to explain why they look kind of similar to us.
  7. I guess I struggle with the whole concept of travelling such vast distances - but then I had a formal education in 'rational' thought. Always been at odds with the 'other' stuff in my life! It was not all that long ago though that the scientists and engineers pronounced that power flight was an impossible dream. They got that totally wrong. It could be that it is from earlier interactions. The more I looked into, the more I realised all this stuff goes way back to the beginning of human existence. It crops up over and over in different guises in apparently isolated civilisations throughout
  8. Nice post Strider, you have put the concept I had originally for the thread into words in a way I never could have.
  9. I agree, I don't believe in aliens visiting this planet from the abduction descriptions. I mean why would aliens even look remotely like people? Our whole body plan comes from us evolving from fish. What is to say an alien should have done so too? I do believe though people have the experiences, many descriptions seem to have common factors. One thing that has been part of it all for me is people I meet through the most mundane and ordinary social interactions seem to open up to me and discuss some very strange things. Some of it seems like it must be fantasy, much of it I struggle to believe
  10. Toxic would certainly describe one of my sisters. Evil would be another way to put it. We all went our own ways really when my Mum died. My own family (Husband and son) have encouraged me to make contact again, which I have in the past but it always ended up in disaster and bad feeling. Over the years I've felt more that I was the one in control, like subconsciously I chose when these things happened. I've never worried about it too much. I came to the conclusion with growing older and reading that reality as we perceive it is a very thin veil indeed. I related the experiences to the Theos
  11. I do not believe so much in the Sex Pistols being manufactured. There was the reality, then came the Malcolm McLaren story of the 'chaos' he created. Truth be told he had minimal input and the Pistols wrote much of their own material. McLaren did not have the first clue how to manage the band. I think he was quite shocked that they got better over time and had enough material for an album.
  12. I took my sg to my tech the other week. I so wanted 8s on it because I'm getting on with them so well on my ps-2. He strongly recommended 9s though, he was quite sure it simply won't work out with 8s on the sg. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
  13. My trouble is when they go back in the Autumn. It messes up my body clock and end up by January having totally reversed sleep, up all night, sleep all day. This is has been the first year in several decades I managed to keep it under reasonable control, Though I'm finding it hard to get to sleep before 3.00 AM most nights. Thank god for smart phones, ear plugs and Led Zeppelin, I just plug in and lay there for several hours. When the clocks go forward again, it is like a miracle and I will go back into normal sleep pattern within a week.
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