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1 minute ago, Palfy said:

Nice Rubes that's the one I got into my head and couldn't stop singing cheers mate.

Great single in its day:)

more than welcome Palfy

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26 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Rubes how about a compilation of music from 70-75 and the stories of the day that happened when the songs were charting.

Your choices mate.

great idea  I will give it a go

 

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6 minutes ago, rubecula said:

1970 music 

 

That's scary to think this is 48 years ago, some seem like yesterday some would still make the charts now except Rolf. 

See where not such old farts after all.

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1 minute ago, Palfy said:

That's scary to think this is 48 years ago, some seem like yesterday some would still make the charts now except Rolf. 

See where not such old farts after all.

you should see what is in 1971   :ph34r:

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1 minute ago, Palfy said:

When I left school in 75 the Number one for that year was Bye Bye baby baby bye bye by the Bay City Rollers, I never bought it I promise.

But the fact that so many girls were totally besotted while us lads laughed at them made life difficult, you had to pretend you quite liked them while knowing they were largely a bunch of talentless idiots whose recording was was done by session musicians if you wanted to get amongst the talent (my god that's so sexist but I was a kid so forgive me). I remember doing a "personal remix" of Bye bye baby for a party at home and pissing around with the speed (pushing it to 78rpm and dropping to 16); great memories. 

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That brought back so many memories of going to school with my mates singing Slade songs and Benny Hill on the way.

Going to Walcott boys club 3 nights a week and started playing football for the under 13s and we nearly all stayed and played for the under 16s great times the 70s.

77 the year I met Mandy I was 17 and she 14 and we are still pissing each other off today, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Well I must say thoroughly enjoyed that, the sounds of my youth and the people around me came flooding back, it always amazes me what the power of music has on your memory bank.

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20 hours ago, MikeO said:

Looking at it again too much Paul Gadd in there mate, he needs to be expunged from any glorification of the era.

fully agree mate but they are the 30 top selling singles of the year.  I have no way of changing the video or the history.  sorry.

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This current batch of cold weather has reminded me of the following true tale about the life and times of Rubes:

 

When I was living and working in Germany in the mid 1970's I went for a drive with a friend in his brand new shiny car.

Winter had finally ended and it had been a cold one (1975?? 1976??) Anyway we set off to a winter wonderland area. (Slushy I would have thought knowing how things get over here) But no there were areas of lovely crisp white snow still around. (Ok it was mostly slushy but there were a few nice white places.)

Anyway we got up to the top of a mountain, or very tall hill and parked up to have a look around.

A small tree was standing by itself in the snow and I thought a photo of me standing next to it would look good for the album. Stepping forward to this 4 foot high tree, I suddenly found out it was more like a 34 foot high tree with a huge snow drift on it. It was over the edge of the road and I didn't realise I was heading for a fall .... until much to the laughter of my friend I vanished over the side of the mountain through a crust of crisp white snow.

It seems my shriek echoed all over the place.

I got back up the slope with a little help from my still laughing friend. (How he didn't wet himself I will never know.) and we went on a little further. Of course the snow on me melted in the car and soon I was pretty wet, and so was this nice new car. I didn't point this out to him though, I wanted to make sure I got a ride home.

We passed a road sign which being in German I couldn't read, but luckily he could. "Hey" he said " A ski slope" (or words to that effect) "Lets take a look."

I can't ski and have never tried, but I am all for a having a look at these things

Of course the season was over and the place was deserted. The slope seemed to start somewhere above us, came down fairly gently to the road and looked like it continued down on the other side of the road. I got out of the car and went to look.

"Hey it is solid ice, and it is almost vertical heeeeeeeeeeeeere ......." Yes indeed I was a little to interested. I went down that sheet of ice at an ever increasing speed on my backside with no control at all. I was spinning and sliding on my rear end for an eternity. Sky Ice Sky Ice Sky Ice Tree ouch. I came to a stop a long way down, and all I could hear was hysteria and gasping for breath. I was trapped halfway down. I couldn't get back up as I kept slipping. I even fell on my face a couple of times with my legs going ten to the dozen to stay in one place.

Eventually, his voice came down between sobbing of laughter. "I will meet you at the bottom."

I reluctantly had to slide all the way to the bottom where the road wound around, but it was treacherous so I went down on my backside (already numb from the cold and the severe bumping it had already suffered). When I limped into the edge of town, he was waiting.

"Let's go get a drink, I am sore, cold, wet and miserable and I hate this place"

"Well they love you" He pointed behind to where some townsfolk were in pleats of laughter, and some ladies were taking a bit too much interest.

All the sliding had removed the backside of my jeans, and my underwear, my arse was bare for all to see.


(The place I think was Winterburg by the way)

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Rubes, is that where Eddie the Eagle got his inspiration from?

In the winter of 1954/55 I was doing my National Service and was based at Hucknall,  nr Nottingham. There was 6 inches of snow which had frozen and a wind chill factor of a lot. I was on guard duty at 2.00 am, standing on the verandah of the guard house. It was freezing and I had my pyjama's on under my battledress and greatcoat. I noticed that the water in the fire bucket had frozen and to pass the time, I dug down with my bayonet to see how thick the ice was.  The ice went to the bottom of the bucket.  They don't make winters like that any more!

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16 hours ago, johnh said:

Rubes, is that where Eddie the Eagle got his inspiration from?

In the winter of 1954/55 I was doing my National Service and was based at Hucknall,  nr Nottingham. There was 6 inches of snow which had frozen and a wind chill factor of a lot. I was on guard duty at 2.00 am, standing on the verandah of the guard house. It was freezing and I had my pyjama's on under my battledress and greatcoat. I noticed that the water in the fire bucket had frozen and to pass the time, I dug down with my bayonet to see how thick the ice was.  The ice went to the bottom of the bucket.  They don't make winters like that any more!

thank the lord for that  me old bones can not take it anymore  lol lol

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Not sure who likes red wine on here but I have tried a nice wine with a cheapo price (and label)  called Jam Shed.  I actually have just finished a bottle, and liked it.

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just a quick message  my internet and telephone (both BT) have been cancelled for replacement  the changeover should be instantaneous but I had a warning tonight when it all failed  if  it happens that you do not see me for a while I will return asap.

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On 09/07/2018 at 22:18, rubecula said:

it is a bit late now but I would have liked a cake on the 9th of June for being here for ten years :cryingsmiley:

You deserve a medal, now I'm beginning to understand why your so shot away😁

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Just now, markjazzbassist said:

they just do that so they can charge you more :rofl:

 

probably but now it is part way in the living room and part is still in the hall and I can not move it :dontknow:

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26 minutes ago, rubecula said:

probably but now it is part way in the living room and part is still in the hall and I can not move it :dontknow:

Why am I not remotely surprised:lol:? I always get delivery and installation (when available) on anything more complex than a hammer nowadays.

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1 hour ago, rubecula said:

Just ad a new telly delivered it is big  very big.  I think I could be in trouble with it,  it took two blokes to deliver it. :lol:

 

My television is enormous, wouldn't ever try moving it.   Had it for quite a few years and  it still works very well.  When I go to my daughter's their TV  is so thin you could hang it on the wall. I reckon if I change mine, they will need three men and a fork lift truck to get it out.

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3 hours ago, MikeO said:

Why am I not remotely surprised:lol:? I always get delivery and installation (when available) on anything more complex than a hammer nowadays.

I never realised how big the fecker was until it was delivered Mike  I thought it would only be a little bit bigger

2 hours ago, johnh said:

 

My television is enormous, wouldn't ever try moving it.   Had it for quite a few years and  it still works very well.  When I go to my daughter's their TV  is so thin you could hang it on the wall. I reckon if I change mine, they will need three men and a fork lift truck to get it out.

if it is as big as this bloody thing I would use it as a telephone kiosk if you decide to get rid

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  • going away for a couple of weeks tomorrow  so keep me in your minds when you post in the footy threads.  @Matt  could you post any sort of footy predictions for me (you did great last time)  I have already done the gooners game. this weekend.  if not  don't worry about it  :)

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17 hours ago, rubecula said:
  • going away for a couple of weeks tomorrow  so keep me in your minds when you post in the footy threads.  @Matt  could you post any sort of footy predictions for me (you did great last time)  I have already done the gooners game. this weekend.  if not  don't worry about it  :)

I’ll try to remember mate 

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thought  I would start a quiz type thread  but to see the viability I will start up in here,  keep your own scores 

 

What is the connection between a young Norwegian hotel worker named Tone Keri Fjalstad. and the former miss Britain Leila Williams?

 

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11 hours ago, rubecula said:

What is the connection between a young Norwegian hotel worker named Tone Keri Fjalstad. and the former miss Britain Leila Williams?

I'd say Christopher Trace based solely on Leila Williams/Blue Peter (first presenters and the programme's in the news as it's about to hit sixty years running) but I've no idea who Tone Keri Fjalstad is.

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2 hours ago, rubecula said:

good idea Mike I think ypu very clearly have it  try the google or bing to clear it up

But that would be cheating. I just remembered she was a lass who he had a brief dalliance with which resulted in his divorce, how silly of me to have forgotten:unsure:.

Does that mean I get to ask a question? If so, what's the connection between the Hollywood bowl and the Liverpool docks?

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yes that is the general idea mike but no idea how many would be interested.  before I answer your quiz question though lets see who else would be interested I do not want to start a thread like this if nobody wants to join in.

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