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Brigante

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  1. Indeed. If the media likes somebody, they get a free pass. If they don't and they see a chance to put the boot in, they'll pick on anything - and any hint of Nazi imagery is an open goal to them. They don't actually care - it's just an opportunity to give somebody a slap. Prince Harry in fancy dress? I laughed. Half of Prince Harry's paternal aunties were married to actual Nazis and Hitler would've put his great-uncle David back on the throne if he'd won - but Prince Harry hasn't got the brains to even know any of that, let alone understand it - he was just a braying lout, taking the piss. British tv used to be full of fancy dress Nazi and Hitler pisstakes - mockery and ridicule are very good tools for undermining something. That's probably part of the reason Mel Brooks wrote The Producers in the first place.
  2. I'd say none. It was an easy way to piss off the older generation. That's it.
  3. Indeed not! Only (only!?) got to 28 degrees here, but that's 82 degrees in real temperature - in September? WTAF, man?!
  4. Nor me. It's finished - the 02 put the full stop on it. Let it lie.
  5. 'The Mirror God will chop off Thatcher's head and kill the seven demons in her! As soon as this interview is out, it will happen!' said Lee Scratch Perry in 1990. She was gone that year - of course it was down to Lee, what else could it have been? And that's after he'd already tried killing her with his farts! Rest easy now, you crazy fuqr.
  6. It's not what drew me in. But it's an interesting extra layer, no? Kids' tv in the UK in the '70s was so full of this stuff, we're now known 'The Haunted Generation'! Ace of Wands, Children of the Stones, The Feathered Serpent, Unsolved Mysteries, Shadows, Raven, The Owl Service - even a kids' series about Boudica had druid magic in it, including blood sacrifices in the groves! All this when you were having your tea after school - we were well primed for this stuff.
  7. Still never heard the squeaky bass drum pedal - don't want to either!
  8. 😂 Brilliant - can't unsee that now! 😂
  9. The 'extended' version isn't extended in the sense of a horrible '80s 12" version - it's pretty much the released version except that it carries on and finishes after the point at which the released version fades out. It doesn't have Jonesy's keyboard solo, but after the point at it's faded on ITTOD there's some great 'vocalising' from Robert and a short not-quite solo from Jimmy. It also sounds as if Robert sang the whole thing in one go. Well worth hearing.
  10. I'm only bothered about one thing: do I like it? All My Love? I like it. Not even vaguely fussed what style it's in.
  11. Just kids having fun. Er, so I've heard...🙄
  12. Barely, mate - 30 degrees, five days in a row...in Yorkshire?! WTAF, man? It's a lot easier to warm up when it's cold than it is to cool down when it's hot, eh - how the hell is that fair!?
  13. F*ck, f*ck, f*cking f*ck - as the dear old Queen Mum used to say! I'm sat under an open window in the coolest part of the house and my clothes are literally soaked through with sweat, the very air is like an oppressive miasma of pish and I've got a pressure headache from the orrible glowering hell of it. It's grim up North! BBC weather forecast for this coming weekend? 'It might rain - but it might not'!? She literally said that. How do they get actually paid for spouting that guff?!
  14. Marty from the church and the rhythm section from AAE go down the winding lane to the old railway arches and find the Floyd at twilight. The dripping piano, the understated repetition, the circular build up, the single chord that breaks the tension to give release, the lead line at the end, the music box piano coda.
  15. Marty Willson-Piper, formerly guitarist with the church, has something called the In Deep Music Archive. He's currently in the process of moving it from Penzance in Cornwall to Porto in Portugal, but might well be interested and it would keep your collection together. I really would give him a go - Marty's a brilliant bloke and an absolute record fiend and he'd ensure your collection was looked after properly, too. This is the Archive website, but he's also easily contacted via Facebook (he does respond). https://www.indeepmusicarchive.net/
  16. No fear of that, Chillum - I never go out in the sun if I can help it. I'd faint clean away like a Southern belle! No, I'm not a goth. I said I'm not a...oh...😉
  17. It hit 29 degrees in Sheffield yesterday. There's no excuse for such savagery.
  18. Life is trial and ordeal, Chillum...😉
  19. Absolutely f*cking murderous. It was 20 degrees at 7.00 a.m., FFS. Vile. Gulf Stream, f*ck off!
  20. Hilariously, it used to be the bowling green of a Conservative Club and they used to make a big thing of it having the best grass (...) in the Midlands. Sutton in Ashfield, south-west of Mansfield - all the glamour jobs...
  21. Bad, Chillumpufer, bad! I had to venture into the badlands of Nottinghamshire this morning and when I got to the site, the council bloke failed to show up with the keys - so I had to scale a 6ft brick wall and hack through a site full of 5ft brambles. In 23-degree heat, goddammit! I hates me the tropical South!
  22. Brigante

    football

    Where's the fun in that, though? Taking the piss is part of an Englishman's cultural heritage...😇
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