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  1. The Fall

    Love the Fall. As as others have pointed out a fantastic covers band alongside the sometimes surreal musings of M E S. Im on an iPad so can't work out how to do the YouTube links but try: the legend of Xanadu Victoria ghost in my house a day in the life and best of all Lost in Music
  2. Best cover versions

    This lot kept us royally entertained at a do last month. Great fun.
  3. Obituary thread 2017

    Johnny Hallyday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42247551
  4. Regrets

    Regrets? Having to leave that game with 15 minutes to go....
  5. I was trying to explain to someone the other day how terrified I was as a little boy of Ron Mael. This however is wonderful.
  6. If you save up and go for your brunch at Bents just off the East Lancs Road you can hear just about every different local accent among the young women working there. The Newton accent is very different to the Leigh, to the St Helens, Warrington, to the various Wigans, and along to the West side of Salford. I find it fascinating while picking over my unfeasibly expensive plate of processed pork products.
  7. Uninteresting Trivial Facts

    I discovered yesterday that one of my longest standing (suffering?) customers is the mother in law of Radio 4 Today stalwart, Sarah Montague.
  8. Rant thread

    To drive home to the UK from near Carcassonne / Perpignan costs me about 60 euros in tolls on the French side. There is one stretch if I go visiting my chum Oiseau in St Junien and take the Tour / Le Mans peage it costs nearly 30 euros for a 2 hour journey - strangely enough you have the motorway to yourself.
  9. The TV Thread

    I had a tour of the BBC Breakfast set earlier this year. Must confess to a little Naga and Steph dream sequence.
  10. Away Attendances

    Not a pop at all - we had a wonderful time (apart from the cold). A good few junior teams now tour in the UK, along with some of the senior lot for end of season do's. Our very own Barnyia goes over each year in a mad Monday style with his mob.
  11. While doing my delivery round today I was mostly listening to New Order. They go from the sublime to the absolutely bloomin awful.
  12. Uninteresting Trivial Facts

    ...and reading through the stuff, he spent one winter in Ille sur Tet. Wonder if he bumped into Jean Galia?
  13. Uninteresting Trivial Facts

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh lived out his last years in the area around Perpignan. http://www.crmackintoshfrance.com/index.html
  14. I was on Radcliffe & Maconie's the Chain today with this....