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Other Bands / Re: Favourite Christmas Songs?
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Today at 20:14:43 »
Greggers and Slade for me.

And of course: King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas :)
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Today at 20:05:34 »
Left work early and took the hybrid out for a spin, again. Dark not long after I set off. I had a selection of front lights with me, but I used the ultra-powerful one with the separate battery pack when the darkness and fog came down with a vengeance.

Did a pretty standard route through Twycross, taking in Sheepy this time. Much more fun than last time. Hands warm and dry, feet a bit cold, but dry.

My trainers were still soaked through from yesterday when I went to put them on, so I dug out a pair of lightweight hiking shoes that I bought a few years ago. This worked really well! They're a lot stiffer than the trainers and the deep tread stuck to the pedals like cleats.

I wished I'd used the floodlight a bit more sparingly when it switched itself off, north of Bosworth. I'd forgotten that some LED lamps do that.  But this one wasn't even getting dimmer, just full on turbo brightness mode one second, then off. I switched to my spare torch but it wasn't nearly as useful and I had to squint a bit, especially along Heather Lane. I was glad of the cars that came up behind me, illuminating the road in front. But the headlights of one or two of the oncoming cars blinded me for a moment after they'd passed, not really what you want when you're rolling downhill on a bike.

Anyway a mostly enjoyable 24.27 miles., though some of the darker sections were a bit creepy in the fog.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1318709320

256 to go. 13 days to do them in.
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Other Bands / Re: Favourite Christmas Songs?
« Last post by Nick on Today at 19:36:56 »
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Really like The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood too.



Yes good shout.
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Other Bands / Re: Favourite Christmas Songs?
« Last post by döm on Today at 19:17:10 »
Another vote for Greg and Chris. Fairytale of New York too.


Really like The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood too.
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Other Bands / Re: Favourite Christmas Songs?
« Last post by Nick on Today at 18:26:35 »
Gregg Lake, the Pogues and Silent night.
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Other Bands / Re: Favourite Christmas Songs?
« Last post by DavidL on Today at 18:06:51 »
Greg Lake is probably tops for me. Runners up would be:
Wizzard
Elton
Chris De Burgh
Slade
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Other Bands / Re: Favourite Christmas Songs?
« Last post by The Letter R on Today at 17:04:10 »
Greg Lake - I believe in Father Christmas - pretty much head and shoulders above anything else - then Slade and Wizard.


The Yobs Christmas album is a bit of fun too  8)
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Other Bands / Re: What's in Your CD Player etc....175
« Last post by Bez on Today at 15:55:06 »
Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere in Particular
Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare
Lunatic Soul - Fractured
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Tom Sawyer is featured very prominently in the trailer I saw tonight for 'Ready Player One' which looks pretty good. I've got the e-book but haven't read it yet.


I imagine that the trailer is up on that interwebby thing if you want to check it out.

The book has a whole chapter devoted to Rush; 2112 in particular ;)

The book is crammed with cultural references like that; music, 80's movies, old video games, Dungeons & Dragons - it was the best book I'd read in years. Sadly, the trailer makes the movie look like a car-crash, but I hope to proven wrong - if anyone can do it, Spielberg can!
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Question Time / This Week #4
« Last post by Richard_2112 on Today at 15:48:13 »
Deary me. Isabel Oakeshott stirring up all the Daily Hail bile she could muster, most of which were complete lies. Glad that the MPs on the panel and Lord Robert Winston spoke with clarity and an informed response - forgetting, of course, that nobody likes experts these days.

Most of the Brexit argument was an utter shambles without listening to reason (much like the referendum itself), although I was quite shocked that there was a leave voter in the audience that actually understood the complexities of Brexit, and we can't just leave.

Dimbleby cutting off Rebecca Long-Bailey whenever she mentioned anything to do with funding cuts.

Glad it's done with for this year. I do enjoy QT, but I don't think there's anything else that sends me that quickly into a rage coma
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