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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Altered Carbon
« Last post by Reg on Today at 17:19:57 »
Still so few people have seen this? Would like to know what people think on here who haven't read the book.

If you were disappointed with the Blade Runner sequel - I really think you should try this. Maybe I am biased as I liked the book so much but that doesn't always go in the favour of the adaptation- for instance Ready Player One. Brilliant book - the film not so much.
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Events / Re: Pearl Jam - 02 Arena - 18th/19th June
« Last post by Rob Barchetta on Today at 15:41:08 »
Hi Keith - yes we nearly missed it too. I was just saying to mark, as we were walking out after Yellow Leadbetter, the days of bands coming back after pre-arranged encores are long gone... and while the white house light were still up we heard the crowd cheering so nipped back in and stood towards the back in the amazon vip and wheelchair area and watched a great version of 'watchtower. All played with just the white house lights, and a half-empty floor! Refreshing to hear it played somewhere between the Hendrix and Dylan versions  8)
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Events / Re: What's in your Gig Diary 2018
« Last post by Bez on Today at 15:31:11 »
20/2/18 - Temperance Movement, Junction, Cambridge. Very good 8/10
 20/3/18 - Jonathan Wilson, Omera, London. OK, but underwhelming 6/10
 22/3/18 - Turin Brakes, The Stables, MK. Excellent, Bass player is still a dick. 8.5/10
 27/3/18 - Steven Wilson, RAH. First half & AS,BNH Stunning. Took a while to get going again. 8/10
 28/3/18 - Steven Wilson, RAH. Outstanding.  Solo set great. Better view, despite cheaper seats. 9.5/10
 29/3/18 - Steven Wilson, RAH. Crowd great (apart from annoying French people talking), less "banter" between songs due to filming. 9/10
 6/4/18 - Earthless, Bonkers, breathless and fab 8/10 (would have been more without the annoying "moshers"
 13/4/18 - Ezio, MK11. New venue for me, very small. Probably about 50 people in attendance. Good show. 7/10
 14/5/18 - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Watford Colosseum. Small venue for Noel (2000). Great crowd, great setlist and great "singalong" fun 8/10.
 3/6/19 - James Bay, Cambridge Corn Exchange. 6/10. Better than expected
 19/6/18 - Pearl Jam O2, London Postponed
30/6/18 - Jack Savoretti, Petersfield. 8/10. Lovely venue, great performance.
4/7/18 - Supersonic Blues Machine, SBE. 8/10. Very good, bonus appearance from Davy Knowles as support
17/7/18 - Pearl Jam. O2. 8/10. 3 Hours, 30+ songs. Excellent
19/7/18 - Oli Brown Band. Stables, MK 7/10. Great to see the young man going back to his blues roots.
26/7/18 - Del Amitri, Hammersmith Apollo
4/9/18-  Devon Allman Project, Islington Assembly Halls
6/9/18 - Jawbone, Stables,
11/10/18 - John Lees Barclay James Harvest, Stables, MK
5/11/18 - The Sheepdogs, Borderline London
9/11/18 - 9 Below Zero, Stables, MK
10/11/18 - Riverside, Electric Ballroom, Camden
12/11/18 - MC50, SBE
5/12/18 - Ezio, Junction, Cambridge
7/12/18 - James + The Charlatans. Wembley Arena.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Today at 14:58:19 »

feck all to do with Brexit. The reason shops are closing down is due to the massive increase in online shopping.
It was a joke Zoony!  Poundworld = UK.  Get it?
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Today at 13:58:43 »
Let's not forget the weak value of the £ against other currencies has likely been a big driver in this....
Of course, if it's cheap to walk among racists and xenophobic bigots, it's a far more attractive proposition!  ;)
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by The Letter R on Today at 13:01:45 »
Also foreign visitor numbers are up 4% on 2017 which seems to suggest that although the UK is now a backward, inward-looking nation of bigots; it's still quite an attractive place for our overseas friends to visit  ;D
Let's not forget the weak value of the £ against other currencies has likely been a big driver in this....
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Today at 12:39:42 »
And as I keep saying, article 8 of the Lisbon Treaty - the same treaty which provides the blessed article 50 - the EU HAVE to be nice to us, or they'll be in breach of their own rules.

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1. The Union shall develop a special relationship with neighbouring countries, aiming to establish an area of prosperity and good neighbourliness, founded on the values of the Union and characterised by close and peaceful relations based on cooperation.

2. For the purposes of paragraph 1, the Union may conclude specific agreements with the countries concerned. These agreements may contain reciprocal rights and obligations as well as the possibility of undertaking activities jointly. Their implementation shall be the subject of periodic consultation.

If this was all European countries concentrated on, things would be fine and dandy. Instead the bloody ECSC is hell bent on pursuing a 1950s answer to a 1930s problem. Times have changed.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by Nick on Today at 12:00:20 »
ou can fool some of the people all of the time ...

Johnson promises we'll be in the SM
Farage keeps EU job & pension
Davis lies to parliament
Leadsom promised to take back control
Lawson moves to France
Fox says EU trade deal will be easy
Aaron Banks & his Russian pals
Electoral commission says Leave cheated
Cummings invented £350m NHS

Etc Etc
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Today at 11:59:16 »
Interesting how the weather has affected the roads - black, shiny patches all over the place where (I assume) the heat has melted puddles of tar to the surface.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on Today at 11:48:00 »
The OBR has reported that the UK is on course to undershoot its full year target for borrowing as tax receipts and government spending are better than expected. Phil may have £7m to play with in the autumn budget. Public finances are reportedly in the best shape for over a decade (where's George Osborne and his emergency budget?).
Also foreign visitor numbers are up 4% on 2017 which seems to suggest that although the UK is now a backward, inward-looking nation of bigots; it's still quite an attractive place for our overseas friends to visit  ;D
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