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  1. Music.

    I know there is the 'Powerful Music' thread but I thought another would be good, just a general one to discuss various bands and artists, new and old alike, music events etc. Anything related to music really. I will confess to not giving a damn about T.V. However, threaten to remove my music and I will introduce you to my arsey side so I suppose it is safe to say I am a fan of music over T.V. I'd rather burst my eardrums than fry my brain . So, on that note (unintentional pun alert ) I'll say that I veer from listening to anything from folk to punk and electronica. I hate pop, I hate boybands and definitely have a taste for the alternative. At the moment I am worshipping at the altar of Frank Turner. I tend to listen to a band or artist repetetively and then forget about them for six months before falling in love again. At the moment it's a Clash/Stranglers trip in among the slightly folky stuff. I love this one - There, I've started the ball rolling, now somebody else can give it a push .
  2. Music.

    No matter how many times I listen to this Or this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0whFVTxZs8 It still gives me chills down my spine at how good they are. In my opinion anyway, my mum can't stand them and thinks they're a load of drug-addled monkeys .
  3. Music.

    He is the singer in The Stone Roses :grin:.
  4. Music.

    Oh, I've never heard anything quite to that extreme before. No wonder you were peeved, I'd have wanted a refund on the ticket cost and an apology. Not fair to be three hours late and really, not on .
  5. Music.

    He is one of the very, very few celebrities that I would love to meet and can actually imagine being a bloody good laugh . I am very jealous Scoop, therefore you are going on my block list .
  6. Music.

    For any music or Stone Roses fans.... I've just got back from seeing The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone premier and without boring you all to death, it was utterly brilliant! So good that it gave me goose pimples in some places. There was some footage showing the band rehearsing again just before they announced they were officially back together. It's the closest I'll ever get to seeing them rehearse and oh my gosh, it was definitely a 'wow' moment. If you're a fan of that sort of music, you'll love it. If you're a Roses fan, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven .
  7. The moans and gripes thread

    You should, I have saved ££££s on there, especially where my horse is concerned. Biggest savings that come to mind have been a £95 girth that I got for £7.00 including P&P and a Loveson stable rug that I won for £28.00 including P&P. When it came through, it was new in the packaging with a £165.00 swingtag and barcode on it from a very well known and high-end saddlery. I knew it was an expensive rug but I didn't realise it was quite that expensive . Not to mention stuff for me. There was a lovely pair of long riding boots that I'd been hankering after in my local saddlery. Butter soft leather, smooth and just a stunning pair of English made with English materials leather riding boots. However, at over £200 in the shop, they were out of my budget. I went on Ebay and had a look for them with no joy. Looked a week later and a lady was listing them for £45.00 buy it now including P&P. The boots were immaculate except for a coating of dust type residue from storage and the fact the boxes were slightly scuffed on the edges. Apart from that, nothing wrong with them. They are the most stunning and comfortable riding boots I have ever had on my feet. They look good and feel better and the contact I get through my leg compared to my old boots is shocking. I can actually feel my horse with my leg now whereas before, it was a bit 'blocked' if that makes sense? Anyway, as you have probably gathered, I am a massive fan of Ebay . The excellent thing about Paypal is that if something doesn't arrive, or arrives but is not as described/fake/arrives damaged then you can open a dispute in their resolution centre and if appropriate, they will refund you your money. They're probably about the safest and best way to pay for anything online purely because of the cover they offer the buyer .
  8. 5 Word Story (2)

    a boot up the arse
  9. Music.

    She was on one of the talent shows until she got a bit too close to Mr Cowell. Well, that is what I have heard.
  10. Music.

    Don't know what I like about this but there's quite a bit to like.
  11. Music.

    Yet you slag off BGT . I must admit, The Voice is a little less 'circus freak show' than BGT. At least The Voice does show talent whereas BGT seems to do anything for entertainment purposes.
  12. Music.

    Yeah, some of it is pretty depressing. My sister and mother are religious watchers of 'The Voice'. I personally couldn't much care for it but then I happened to be floating around downstairs when this lady came on and good heavens above, she could sing the telephone book and I'd buy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL--LNdzbQQ I'm actually glad she didn't get picked because I would absolutely hate to see her manufactured in to some plastic pop sensation.
  13. Music.

    Yep, I saw that! Wasn't there one that was a Clash vinyl and the only reason it was so valuable was because that after release, they discovered a mistake on the sleeve or record and so they were withdrawn. Leaving only the very first ones sold in existence? Something like that, think that was the 'better' one. Kerching indeed on the Hendrix one! Well done, I'll buy it off you for a tenner .
  14. Music.

    H.M, there is a video that always and without fail, comes up after that one of The Ruts. I refuse to post it (even though I love it) on the grounds that the title of the band would wide open to attack. Anywaym, who rattled your cage? .
  15. Powerful music

    Hmmmm, I have a really strong love/hate relationship with this track. Love it for the sound, hate it for what it reminds me of. Despite that, nothing quite distracts from the beauty of it, even if it does give me a bit of a punch when it comes on. One of those tracks I refuse to listen to if I am feeling a bit emotional . So, for me it is definitely a powerful track. Powerful sound that evokes powerful emotions. http://www.youtube.com/embed/JvwWzcLfH-k
  16. Music.

    If there are any that look to be quite rare, have a look on Amazon to gauge prices. A friend of mine had a CD album that was released by a band in 2001. It was a collection of B-sides and although the mp3 version is less than £8.00, for some reason the CD album sells on average for £30 and I have seen a copy on Ebay go for nearer £60. Might be worth going to some local record dealers/shops near you (if you have any) too. I'm sure you have thought of all this already but if not, it's worth considering because Vinyl has become more than a little bit popular of late .
  17. Music.

    Any of those with tastes who veer more towards the classical side of things, I heard a clip of some classical music the other day. For love nor money I cannot think of the melody or anything except it is one of the more well known ones (well, I am assuming it is as I have heard it before). It's quite stirring and the only couple of times I have heard it is as some kind of background music to a documentary. I know, not much help is it?! I think it is quite a popular classical track but I am not 'up' enough on classical music to even know where to begin. It's quite upbeat/soaring in it's sound. Each time I have heard it I have scanned end credits etc but never managed to catch the name. I know I haven't given many clues but does anyone have even the slightest idea what it could be? Or know of any good compilation albums I could go through track by track in an attempt to find it? Really quite annoyed with trying to track this down now. It's not the first time I have tried and I am close to giving up. Annoyingly, last time I heard it was on the end credits of a programme I knew nothing about and having looked on Youtube etc for a video to see if I can track it down that way, it is proving to be really difficult. Hopefully somebody may be able to put two and two together from my very very tiny clues and leads . Tommo, I only started this thread to avoid spamming the Powerful Music thread because I took it to mean by the title and content of the other thread, that it was purely for people to post about music that has a strong meaning to them and not just to post anything on. If this does break T&Cs then do what you consider best .
  18. The moans and gripes thread

    Lol H.M. Puts a whole new slant on the phrase 'sticky fingers' . In reference to dripping ice cream cones, of course . I knew posting on this forum again was a bad idea. R.I.P ladylike mind .
  19. The moans and gripes thread

    Whaaaaat?! H.M,my fingers have a mind of their own and can't be always be trusted to do what they're supposed to.Same as my computer keys, it seems. Not my fault . I refuse to comment on any talents, or lack thereof .
  20. The moans and gripes thread

    So glad I am not the only one who has been making embarrassing typos around these parts lately .
  21. Nick Ross.

    I can't think of a suitable title so I shall leave it with the name of the person who has poked the wasps nest. I'm trying to word this correctly and carefully but reading the unedited extract of the book, I do see his point. Mr Ross has said that in some cases, rape is not simply rape. From what I can gather, it seems he means there are more blurred lines for the victim in a case where it is the partner who has raped him/her instead of it being a case of 'stranger rape'. Feelings of blame, reading too much in to it and trying to shrug it off as a 'he didn't mean it' situation. On another angle, this is one extract from his book. ‘Our forebears might be astonished at how safe women are today given what throughout history would have been regarded as incitement. ‘Not even in the licentious days of Charles II in the 17th Century was it acceptable for women to dress as provocatively as they have done in Western culture since the 1960s. Equally they would be baffled that girls are mostly unescorted, stay out late, often get profoundly drunk and sometimes openly kiss, grope or go to bed with one-night stands.’ Now, people could take that as 'oh, he's saying women have no right to show flesh etc' but I think I do see some of his point. Nobody on this earth deserves to be raped and the people who carry out such a crime should be adult and morally strong enough to know that no, means no and also to realise that forcing themselves upon someone is absolutely wrong. There is no excuse. However, I have been out on a Friday night and I have seen girls wander down back-alleys with men they have clearly only just met. I've known girls get a taxi back to a man's place, a man they have known a matter of hours. A girl I know of through a friend of mine goes out regularly on Friday and Saturday nights. Sober, she is a lovely girl but the second she has a drink in her hand and the attentions of a male, her standards drop and regularly, she goes off with men she has known for an hour, if that. We've all spoken to her but she just does not seem to get the risk she is putting herself at. Before anyone jumps in, I am not saying any of those women were 'asking for it', not at all. However, I am saying that women, more than ever now, know the dangers of rape and sexual assault so why do some women still insist on putting themselves in such a vulnerable position? I do realise that rape victims are not always female but as that is the point being made in the article, it is relevant. Original article - (The headline of which I find completely misleading and to have been twisted in to something it isn't) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2330934/Its-heresy-I-know-But-women-victims-And-rape-rape-Crimewatch-creator-risks-backlash-outrageous-views-sex-crimes.html Follow-Up article - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331276/Crimewatch-host-faces-outcry-views-rape-Presenter-defends-claim-aggravate-crime-tempting-fate.html
  22. Once done with the husband, start on Mr Highway Man.... As a 'thank you' for his 'helpful' advice .
  23. The moans and gripes thread

    The poor boy just doesn't get it. He is being rebuffed at every turn despite being friendly and handsome . He isn't cut because he is a Red Setter and according to his breeder (well respected) and other Setter enthusiasts, it doesn't do them any favours. Myth or not, I am not sure. However, he is more than okay to handle and it's only this last month or so he has been paying attention to the ladies. We shall see, I may well get him cut in the future but for now I'm happy with how he is.
  24. The moans and gripes thread

    LOL H.M . I was not blessed with my mother's height, however, I was blessed with her sharp wit and it has come in handy more than once . Anyway, my gripe for the day is my flaming dog. Time of year being what it is, every time we have gone out lately he has decided to become suddenly deaf in pursuit of any bitch on the horizon who looks half-about willing. I would say that really, he is just typical male but that would be a little harsh . Still, in an effort to stop him running off at every opportunity, it is back to the long lead and he is only being allowed off it again when he is listening properly. Wish me luck .
  25. Chit Chat Corner

    From now on, I am triple-checking posts . Bouncer, I can't remember where I saw it but I have been meaning to say, excellent news for you and your health. May it stay that way for you :) xx.