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by John in Louisiana
Mon May 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mega Fave Song Decade RD 5. Decade Finals - VOTE NOW
Replies: 1421
Views: 388865

Re: Mega Fave Song Decade RD 5. Semi-Finals - John Liggy Sandra & 1304 to VOTE

60's Simon & Garfunkel 'The Boxer' Four Tops 'Reach Out I'll Be There' 70's Curtis Mayfield 'Move On Up' Gordon Lightfoot 'If You Could Read My Mind' 80's Talking Heads 'Once In A Lifetime' U2 'Gloria' 90s Cranberries 'Dreams' R.E.M 'Man On The Moon' 2000's Foo Fighters 'The Pretender' Arctic Monkey...
by John in Louisiana
Sun May 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What an absolute twit!
Replies: 4
Views: 3111

Re: What an absolute twit!

Phew.

Saw the topic title and thought it was about me.
by John in Louisiana
Sun May 20, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 90
Views: 48047

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Ok yes, short term bump in tourism, I get that. But Windsor castle, Buckingham Palace, Balmoral and many other Royal residencies and there are loads more, are not open to the public. They are private estates. Imagine if we had no Royal family but all those places were fully open to the public. The ...
by John in Louisiana
Sun May 20, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 90
Views: 48047

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

That's a line that's often trotted out by Royalists but please explain how that works exactly. Figure at least 5.000 foreign tourists in town to see the parade, spending an average of 2,000 quid each. Figure also that a lot of potential tourists are lured to the UK because of all the pomp and circu...
by John in Louisiana
Sat May 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 90
Views: 48047

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

I'd rather watch my own execution. £30 million to stage, when millions in this country go hungry. I teach this stuff at a university here in the US............. Thirty million is actually sort of insubstantial compared to the tourism money - direct and indirect - events like this generate. It will ...
by John in Louisiana
Fri May 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?
Replies: 28982
Views: 1896814

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

1964white wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 am
Thanks for that recommendation John.
You're most welcome. :)
by John in Louisiana
Fri May 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mega Fave Song Decade RD 5. Decade Finals - VOTE NOW
Replies: 1421
Views: 388865

Re: Mega Fave Song Decade Round 5 Quarter-Finals - VOTE NOW

60's Simon & Garfunkel 'The Boxer' Fleetwood Mac 'Oh Well' Yardbirds 'For Your Love' Otis Redding 'Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay' 70's Linda Ronstadt 'Someone To Lay Down Beside Me' Family 'The Weavers Answer' Specials 'Gangsters' Gordon Lightfoot 'If You Could Read My Mind' 80's Talking Heads 'Onc...
by John in Louisiana
Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?
Replies: 28982
Views: 1896814

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Clash: London Calling. One of the most important albums in rock history. Elton John: His early stuff is my favorite. Captain Fantastic, Madman, and Tumbleweed Connection are all wonderful. But if you haven't heard it (it's pretty obscure), his live album "11/17/70" is great. His piano playing is out...
by John in Louisiana
Thu May 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: o/t British outrage at Yorkshire puddings v Dutch babies
Replies: 7
Views: 7135

Re: o/t British outrage at Yorkshire puddings v Dutch babies

faaip wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:12 pm
I've never cooked a dutch baby....would you eat them rare or well done ?
:rol: :rol:

WC Fields was asked once if he liked kids. "Depends on how they're cooked," he replied.
by John in Louisiana
Wed May 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: o/t British outrage at Yorkshire puddings v Dutch babies
Replies: 7
Views: 7135

Re: o/t British outrage at Yorkshire puddings v Dutch babies

Our failure to serve a proper Yorkshire pudding with roast beef is one of the reasons why I'm pretty certain we Americans are philistines. On the other hand............. While roasted potatoes are wonderful*, nothing tops my buttermilk mashed potatoes, and we do not ruin the flavor of a beautiful ra...
by John in Louisiana
Mon May 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvets/Lou Reed albums ?
Replies: 28982
Views: 1896814

Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Pink Floyd albums ?

Animals has always been my favorite. Gilmour's playing is monstrously good.
by John in Louisiana
Sun May 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prem/Champs/L1/L2 Poll - Round 11 LEAGUE TABLES
Replies: 2058
Views: 257130

Re: Prem/Champs/L1/L2 Poll Round 11 - VOTE NOW

Premiership Crime Of The Century Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust Whats Going On London Calling Sgt Peppers Live At Leeds Dark Side Of The Moon Championship Small Faces Pet Sounds Whatever People Say I Am Dummy Exile On Main Street Velvet Underground + Nico Diamond Dogs League One Ten Look Sharp Blood ...
by John in Louisiana
Sat May 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mega Fave Song Decade RD 5. Decade Finals - VOTE NOW
Replies: 1421
Views: 388865

Re: Mega Favourite Song Decade Round 5 - VOTE NOW

60's Santana 'Soul Sacrifice' R Dean Taylor 'There's A Ghost In My House' Bernard Cribbins 'Right Said Fred Joni Mitchell 'Cactus Tree' Simon & Garfunkel 'The Boxer' Yardbirds 'For Your Love' Otis Redding 'The Dock Of The Bay Ben E King 'Stand By Me 70's Linda Ronstadt 'Someone To Lay Down Beside Me...
by John in Louisiana
Sat May 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So what will you be doing.....
Replies: 41
Views: 30690

Re: So what will you be doing.....

Mrs64 is a gardening god.
by John in Louisiana
Wed May 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday 1964white (64)
Replies: 30
Views: 13392

Re: Happy birthday 1964white (64)

Happy birthday, Leon!

:shirtw: :shirtw:
by John in Louisiana
Mon May 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Predictions Forum
Topic: Predict 6 2017/18
Replies: 945
Views: 41251

Re: Predict 6 2017/18

1964white wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Well done John

A big thank you to Ges for running a brilliant competition
Thank you and thanks to Gessa for running this competition. It has to be a lot of work.

Dumb luck on my part. Absolutely.
by John in Louisiana
Mon May 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Predictions Forum
Topic: Last Man Standing 2017-18
Replies: 603
Views: 30974

Re: Last Man Standing 2017-18

A big thank you to John for running a wonderful competition No thanks are necessary; I had a great deal of fun doing it and look forward to taking it on again next year. I'm just hoping we can all give Haighy a little more of a run for his money. And by the way, Haighy, your grand prize is dinner f...
by John in Louisiana
Sun May 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Predictions Forum
Topic: Last Man Standing 2017-18
Replies: 603
Views: 30974

Re: Last Man Standing 2017-18

Still Standing Haighy (Preston) NorfolkWhite (Derby) leedsalex (Bolton Falling Down Gandalf (no selection) We have a three-way tie, so we will award 1/3 of a point per contestant as there are no more games to be played. So................ Final standings are: Haighy 3 5/6 whiteswan 2 Gandalf 1 JiL ...
by John in Louisiana
Sat May 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mega Fave Song Decade RD 5. Decade Finals - VOTE NOW
Replies: 1421
Views: 388865

Re: Mega Favourite Song Decade Rounds *Poll 5* - NOMINATE NOW !

1960's
Joni Mitchell 'Cactus Tree'

1970's
Iggy and the Stooges 'Search And Destroy'

1980's
Talking Heads 'Once In A LIfetime'

1990's
Paul Simon 'The Coast'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZegjDaDsu9Y
A bit long at 6:30, but worth every second.

2000s
Oysterband 'The Bells of Rhymney"
by John in Louisiana
Fri May 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mega Fave Song Decade RD 5. Decade Finals - VOTE NOW
Replies: 1421
Views: 388865

Re: Mega Favourite Song Poll 4 Grand Final - 1304 to VOTE

faaip wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Am I the only one without a finalist through 4 rounds?
I think not, alas.