END OF YEAR POLL

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Not looked at the other answers yet to keep it fresh - here goes!

STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR - Hammersmith

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR - NMH

STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR - Convention news for next year!

HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR

HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR

NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR - Rammstein at Wembley was something I'll never forget. A real event

STRANGLER of 2010 - JJ as always!

TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010
1 Absolute Dissent - Killing Joke
2 Postcards From A Young Man - MSP (Not as good as jfpl but still a grower)
3 The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

FILM OF YEAR - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

TV PROGRAMME OF 2010 - Later With Jools

EVENT OF THE YEAR - Rammstein gig

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER - The Smiths

FORUMITE OF 2010 - Dom for his endless bootlegs - top geezer!
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STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR Oxford was superb, though Triumph Live should be mentioned in despatches, mainly for the chance to hurl verbal abuse at those tedious precursors of the main event, Bumford and Sons, who should stick to being family butchers as their name would suggest.

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR A rather good Sewer at the above mentioned event

STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR Frome was a rather lacklustre gig but was preceded by the excitement and frustration of the horrors of the potentially explosive pencil case in the bank. One to look back on with amusement I think (I'm sure I've contracted a rash from that bloody river)

HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR Nothing much to write home about I'm afraid

HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR I get terribly excited by the opening Dam Busters theme and the whole thing tends to tail off from there to be honest

NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR I can't say I've been to one, though I did manage to catch a few windblown strains of Status Quo playing at a nearby festival, whilst putting the chickens to bed. Which was nice

STRANGLER of 2010 Who could place a hair between them?

TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010 Not darkened the doors of the record shop for many a long year.
1
2
3

FILM OF YEAR I did go to the cinema at least twice, though what to see I cannot recall. No wait....its all coming back to me, we saw the wonderful Toy Story 3 in the curious cinema in Ilfracombe, where you sit in a small room on leather armchairs seperated by small tables on which to rest a pint bought from the bar. All very agreeable

TV PROGRAMME OF 2010 Its actually the tv programme of 1974, but I welcomed the chance to see again the long awaited re run of Colditz. Wonderful escapism.

EVENT OF THE YEAR Happening (by chance) upon my hotel after nocturnal wanderings across much of Romney Marsh in something of a staggering gait after imbibing copiously at the wedding of a certain couple on here

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER Abba, or Gustav Holst, was he in Abba? Sounds like he should have been

FORUMITE OF 2010 All those that keep reappearing under a thinly veiled non de plume, convinced that no one will notice. Keeps me endlessly amused
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ravenlunatic wrote: Colditz. Wonderful escapism

:roll: :smt006
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FORUMITES OF THE YEAR:

Alias and all the other muzos who gave us the covers album.
Paulinlondon - for his generosity and hospitality during Wonkybus & 'Ammersmith
Owen Carne - for organising the coach trip
Apollo 79 & Red Eye Ray - for their banner making skills
Owen Carne & Dom P - plus everyone else involved with the official site
Grayo & Tugg Speedman - for keeping the spirit of pissed up rows alive & kicking on the forum.
Rodders - for his musical influence !
Miserablewoman - for her services in the B.U.T Ticket Office
Blackbeered - for being such a great room mate & travelling partner on WB2
The Strangler, Ian NMH1965, Rikki & Blackbeered (again!) - for the lunchtime session we had in Paris at the FORUM CAFE
Fatbusjim - for keeping everyone up to date with STRAIGHTEN OUT
Jim Radley - without him.....
Beebop & The Subway Singers! - for a most memorable singalong on the Paris Metro
Freddie Laker for his gig reviews

Special mention has to go to certain members on here for their support and messages of sympathy during the time of my Mothers death a few months back. You know who you are and I'm privilaged to have you as friends.


HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! :smt025

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ThruBeingCool wrote:FORUMITES OF THE YEAR:

Alias and all the other muzos who gave us the covers album.
Paulinlondon - for his generosity and hospitality during Wonkybus & 'Ammersmith
Owen Carne - for organising the coach trip
Apollo 79 & Red Eye Ray - for their banner making skills
Owen Carne & Dom P - plus everyone else involved with the official site
Grayo & Tugg Speedman - for keeping the spirit of pissed up rows alive & kicking on the forum.
Rodders - for his musical influence !
Miserablewoman - for her services in the B.U.T Ticket Office
Blackbeered - for being such a great room mate & travelling partner on WB2
The Strangler, Ian NMH1965, Rikki & Blackbeered (again!) - for the lunchtime session we had in Paris at the FORUM CAFE
Fatbusjim - for keeping everyone up to date with STRAIGHTEN OUT
Jim Radley - without him.....
Beebop & The Subway Singers! - for a most memorable singalong on the Paris Metro
Freddie Laker for his gig reviews

Special mention has to go to certain members on here for their support and messages of sympathy during the time of my Mothers death a few months back. You know who you are and I'm privilaged to have you as friends.


HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! :smt025
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What else did you expect Marty :?: :wink:

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STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR Paris/Fowey

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR Genetix/Go Buddy Go

STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR Has to be finally doing Glasto

HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR St Albans

HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR Ugly/London Lady

NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR Killing Joke/Manics/NMA

STRANGLER of 2010 Any 1 of 4

TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010
1 Killing Joke-Absolute Dissent
2 Manics-Postcards
3 Frank Turner stuff-new to me

FILM OF YEAR Getting Hannibal Brooks on DVD (Oil City Conf was great though!)

TV PROGRAMME OF 2010 Frankie Boyle/An Idiot Abroad

EVENT OF THE YEAR The Royal Engagement :roll:

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER Killing Joke

FORUMITE OF 2010 Lots:

Dom P for all his help with website plus his services to audio clean ups...
Jim R for giving us somewhere better than Facebook
PiL for endless craic & hospitality even if he's been a bit quiet of late
TBC/paulb/ravenlunatic for their 'amusing' posts
Rodders/Baz C for company at non-Stranglers gigs
plus all Wonky Busers and especially LONDONLADY66...
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STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR
Oxford

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR
Down in the sewer
STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR
Wonky bus
HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR
Only saw him the once this year Hitchin
HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR
No Mercy
NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR
Slayer

STRANGLER of 2010
Jet
TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010 not bought any albums this year apart from the manics one which i dont rate
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2
3

FILM OF YEAR
Inception
TV PROGRAMME OF 2010
The inbetweeners series 3, An idiot abroad, The It Crowd
EVENT OF THE YEAR

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER
METALLICA
FORUMITE OF 2010
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ThruBeingCool wrote:FORUMITES OF THE YEAR:

Blackbeered - for being such a great room mate & travelling partner on WB2
The Strangler, Ian NMH1965, Rikki & Blackbeered (again!) - for the lunchtime session we had in Paris at the FORUM CAFE
Honoured to get a mention in dispatches Baz - although that lunchtime session did go on until about 2am the following morning, with just a couple of hours off to see some band play in between :wink:

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STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR

Oxford for the cosy setting and excellent band/crowd banter - found out later that they didn't care much for this gig - oh well, each to their own :grin:
Closely followed by Paris - my first live Toiler 8) :shock: Of course, it was not expected, so when I realised what they were playing, I was just blown away - it made my night - and the whole of WB2 if I'm honest :P

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR

After the above, you may think I would say TOTS, but it has to be Genetix. Watching JJ's "bass-thumping" up close during the tour in March was a sight to behold. It was a shame that it was all toned-down for the recorded Hammersmith gig though. Jet's drumming on this one was, of course, also worth the entry fee alone. As good a stand in as Ian is, this is one song that has to be left to the master 8)

STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR

Triumph Live - as some of you well know, I had an absolute ball at this, my first outdoor Stranglers gig. Perhaps it was all that fresh air that caused certain "problems" later on in the evening :lol:

Mention must also be made to Wonky 2. Another fantastic trip to foreign shores, drinking their beer, disagreeing with their people (well, that one twunt at the hotel in Paris :evil: ), and generally causing havoc in a far-off field. Also, the Leuven gig was followed by a punk/new wave "disco" - something not witnessed for many a year - a couple of hours of quality tunes and dancing like you've not seen since we were teenagers - made a nice change from being chucked out straight after the gig. Long may these sojourns continue and well done to Owen for his efforts 8)

HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR

Gloucester Guildhall

HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR

Within You or Without You

NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR

Killing Joke - Hammersmith

STRANGLER of 2010

All of 'em :wink:

TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010
1 Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
2 Errrr - that's it.
3

FILM OF YEAR

The Deer Hunter.........well, I SAW it in 2010.

TV PROGRAMME OF 2010

The Apprentice, Spooks, Coronation Street :lol:

EVENT OF THE YEAR

The Frome (non) bomb scare. THE driest pre-gig meet up EVER, but it was tense and nerve-wracking, watching the events unfold before your very eyes.....kind of like actually being there (not just because I WAS there :!: ). The RavenLoony family's endeavours and escapades trying to get alcoholic supplies to us trapped souls outside the venue - braving the river (well, a small stream) to bring M&S wine to us while under constant threat of the faint possibility that someone had actually put explosives in their pencil case that day instead of.........pencils :roll: :lol: The gig was then followed by a pub karaoke.... oh, and Dale did some "singing" too.....only joking mate, you were the best of the night :lol:

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER

A dead heat between New Model Army and The Smiths...oh, and Morrissey...oh, and I quite like Killing Joke, and, and, and, and.....

FORUMITE OF 2010

Can't narrow it down to one, so in true TBC style....

Gizzard - for the lifts, the bootlegs, the CD burning and gig downloading, the putting up with me getting pissed at gigs and snoring (so he says :roll: ) on the way home. Cheers pal.
TBC - for the controversy on here, but knowing that underneath he's means well :lol: . Mutual Licky time ( :!: :shock: ) - for being a top travelling companion and roomie on WB2.
Owen - for the website and for WB2 - and for next year's convention (slightly jumping ahead with the honours for 2010 though)
PiL - THE best host on the forum :wink: and also coach compere :lol:
Jim - for the forum - say no more.
Rodders - for being Rodders, a thoroughly nice bloke - one of the best (and I mean that sincerely) 8)

Oh sod it, there's too many top forumites - that's enough licky . Love you all and Happy 2011.
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STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR
Dumfermline (As it's the only Stranglers gig I have ever been to :lol: )

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR
Time To DIe

STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR
New tracks (and the discovery of Wasting Time)

HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR
Glasgow ABC

HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR
Ugly

NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR
The Damned (the only other I went to :lol: )

STRANGLER of 2010
Dave Greenfield!

TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010
1 Barbara - We Are Scientists
2
3

FILM OF THE YEAR
Inception (as it's the only one I can remember!)

TV PROGRAMME OF 2010
Peep Show

EVENT OF THE YEAR

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER
A tie between New Order and We Are Scientists!

FORUMITE OF 2010
Myself :smt119
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STRANGLERS GIG OF THE YEAR - Manchester end of tour gig

STRANGLERS LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR - Sewer

STRANGLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR - New Rats Lair website (ish)

HUGH CORNWELL GIG OF THE YEAR

HUGH CORNWELL LIVE SONG OF THE YEAR

NON STRANGLERS/HUGH GIG OF YEAR - Killing Joke

STRANGLER of 2010 - Jet Black

TOP THREE ALBUMS OF 2010

1 Absolute Dissent - Killing Joke
2 Postcards From A Young Man - Manics
3 The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

FILM OF YEAR - Inception

TV PROGRAMME OF 2010 - Inbetweeners

EVENT OF THE YEAR - WB2 (from Victoria then 48 long drunk hours later back at victoria)

GREATEST NOT STRANGLERS/HUGH BAND IN HISTORY EVER - The Damned

FORUMITE OF 2010 - Everyone (that settles that one :wink: )
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