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by droopsnoot
04 Jun 2020, 19:11
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Best MUSIC books read
Replies: 36
Views: 4418

Re: Best MUSIC books read

Doesn't even have to be about anyone I'm a major fan of either, usually. Me too, and the same for documentaries (which is a good thing, given the continued delay of the Stranglers one). Most of the band biographies I've read have been quite poor, though, not a patch on the quality of "No Mercy...
by droopsnoot
27 May 2020, 09:25
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Crap Joke No.83840370
Replies: 2123
Views: 206348

Re: Crap Joke No.83840370

I went to a musical instrument themed costume party the other night.

Host: "And what have you come as?"

Me: "A harp!"

Host: "Your costume seems a bit small for a harp!"

Me: "Wait, are you calling me a lyre?"
by droopsnoot
26 May 2020, 09:39
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Crap Joke No.83840370
Replies: 2123
Views: 206348

Re: Crap Joke No.83840370

I have a flock of geese that help me shave little bits from the ends of blocks of cheese.

They’re migrating birds.
by droopsnoot
23 May 2020, 09:37
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: indoor positioning system technology
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: indoor positioning system technology

On the face of it, it sounds similar to the idea of the track and trace app that is being talked about - using Bluetooth to decide how close you've come to another person / device with the app. Adding in gyroscope and so on should increase accuracy. Do they have some kind of demo / trial you can hav...
by droopsnoot
20 May 2020, 09:24
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 691
Views: 98350

Re: Last book read

I've just finished the new John Grisham, "The Guardians", very good but quite a few stories merged into the single book which is reasonably unusual for him.
by droopsnoot
12 May 2020, 09:25
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Your Last Gig
Replies: 30
Views: 3863

Re: Your Last Gig

Stranglers, Manchester Apollo 2019. We don't have any music venues locally, so I only tend to go and see bands I already know I like. I used to look at the list of who was on at Liverpool Academy because there's a train back at a decent time, with the intention of trying out some other bands, but I ...
by droopsnoot
11 May 2020, 09:41
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 691
Views: 98350

Re: Last book read

"You were gone" by Tim Weaver, another good read.
by droopsnoot
10 May 2020, 18:20
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 691
Views: 98350

Re: Last book read

"A brush with death" by Quintin Jardine. Another by an author I haven't read for a while, and it was very good indeed, as his always are.
by droopsnoot
08 May 2020, 10:10
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: FACEBOOK - 'don't like'.
Replies: 35
Views: 13954

Re: FACEBOOK - 'don't like'.

In the last few days I've been reminded of a few of the less pleasant aspects of Facebook. 1. People who call out other Facebook users for not expressing their grief on the site. 2. Similarly, people who call out other Facebook users for not being effusive enough in their expression of grief. I can'...
by droopsnoot
08 May 2020, 10:05
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Music Industry Nicknames
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Music Industry Nicknames

Isn't it only Rod Stewart that refers to Elton John as "Sharon"? Elton calls Rod "Phyllis", apparently, when they phone each other up to chat. Hugh apparently used to give nicknames to people, Chrissie Hynde-leg was one, and Loose Windscreen was Bruce Springsteen. I can't imagine...
by droopsnoot
07 May 2020, 13:32
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 691
Views: 98350

Re: Last book read

"Close your eyes" by Michael Robotham. A good book, I've read a few of his before and had forgotten how good they are.
by droopsnoot
07 May 2020, 13:31
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Uploading images
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Uploading images

Excellent. As it turns out, the two I uploaded are still readable at 600x so it's no issue. It was just to take out the guesswork of how small things needed to get. I don't upload a lot of photos onto here, though I might go through some article scans when I get a minute.