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by saminblack
14 Sep 2017, 06:45
Forum: Newbie/Test
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 5537

Re: Another Newbie

Great to hear your story Laura and welcome aboard the good ship Forum. And yes that Rockstage gig is pretty special...


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by saminblack
16 Aug 2017, 21:57
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Daniel Craig : 007
Replies: 15
Views: 2973

Re: Daniel Craig : 007

Fantastic news: love James Bond and love Daniel Craig's interpretation of the great man.


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by saminblack
16 Aug 2017, 17:01
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 660
Views: 59396

Re: Last book read

A few days off has finally given me the chance to finish The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montifeore s monster of a book and one I would definitely recommend. It is 700 pages of truly astonishing, in-depth history about the (in)famous Russian family who were the country's totally unregulated autocrats fo...
by saminblack
18 May 2017, 18:42
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 660
Views: 59396

Re: Last book read

Got myself a cracking pair of highly-regarded history books on special offer last week (even at my age I still love a birthday book token) and I am now eagerly awaiting diving into the worlds of crazy Tsars on one hand and the Nuremberg trials on the other. I am usually more of a fiction reader but ...
by saminblack
15 May 2017, 05:55
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: The Chameleons
Replies: 15
Views: 2494

Re: The Chameleons

Great band IMHO with a unique sound. Always loved 'Tears' and 'Swamp Thing' best of all but they did many other mighty toons including 'Don't Fall' 'Second Skin' 'Nostalgia' 'Up and Down' 'In Shreds' et al... Well worth a journey of investigation - yes they can occasionally ramble a bit and the song...
by saminblack
25 Feb 2017, 11:09
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Which Football Club Do You Support?
Replies: 32
Views: 5900

Re: Which Football Club Do You Support?

The mighty Nottingham Forest. Years of glory followed by 20 years of misery. There must be bands like that (but not this one before anyone says!!!)


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by saminblack
17 Feb 2017, 19:46
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Last book read
Replies: 660
Views: 59396

Re: Last book read

https://www.penguin.co.uk/content/dam/catalogue/pim/editions/216/9780241298183/cover.jpg Wow Paul what a coincidence- I am reading that too. He is a great chronicler of the period in both print and on TV and I am finding this to be a moving and nightmarish book already and I haven't even reached th...
by saminblack
28 Jan 2017, 09:44
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: The Forums are Back ! : Caption Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: The Forums are Back ! : Caption Competition

Lady in Red: A member of one of our best known pop groups once said all Americans are idiots. I thought that was terribly wrong – after this morning I am no longer so sure. Pillock with the wig: thank you Mrs Thatcher. Can I just say how much I admire the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Sent from m...
by saminblack
25 Jan 2017, 09:06
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The forums are back....
Replies: 47
Views: 13836

Re: The forums are back....

Thanks for all your efforts Jim. It's no understatement to say that these forums have been a key part of my Stranglers life over the last decade or so and even though Facebook obviously is a big player these days this is still a daily 'go to' and I've missed my fix in the last week or so... Sent fro...
by saminblack
31 Dec 2016, 14:36
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Album of the year 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3000

Re: Album of the year 2016

Courteneers - Mapping the Rendezvous. Great indie band great album.


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by saminblack
31 Dec 2016, 12:46
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: BEST GIGS OF 2016 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

BEST GIGS OF 2016 ?

Springsteen at the Etihad was unbelievably good - three hours plus of tears, cheers and the sheer guts of rock and roll. I suspect this will be one of many votes for this on the forum!! You can spot me in the crowd below... http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161231/4d532d969f366609e1f29547844f0fe5.jp...
by saminblack
31 Dec 2016, 12:14
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: 2016? It sucked didn't it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

2016? It sucked didn't it?

The latest news this week about more great icons of rock/pop/entertainment leaving us reinforces what Danny Baker said on 5 Live last Saturday - don't let anyone con you otherwise 2016 has been an awful year no matter what has happened in your private life. I am sure everyone has there own lowlights...