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by rockfreak
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19721

Re: Politics

So, the Maybot has spoken and set our her stall. As far as one can understand it (and I struggled) it sounded to me suspiciously like having one's cake and eating it. A French journalist has replied in the Guardian online this evening and opined that May's arrogance and assumptiveness are a typical ...
by rockfreak
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2253

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

I don't wish to bring the wrath of the feminist movement down on my head, at least not the genuine, first-wave tendency, as opposed to the totalitarian, hairy-legged, Andrea Dworkin, man accusing, modern day tendency) - after all, I'm a stout supporter of women's rights who would have been quite pre...
by rockfreak
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: celebrity culture

Avon, you say that George Michael made truly awful music. Rather subjective I feel. He sold more than 100,000,000 records and is ranked 40th on the all time greats. Not on your list maybe but there again maybe you prefer Motorhead, Englebert Humperdink, Bob Marley, Susan Boyle or Mozart. Beauty is ...
by rockfreak
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: celebrity culture

Michael has got me thinking back to the early '60s. The people I knew then who joined bands (or groups as they were known) never seemed to imagine that they would be on television next week or indeed necessarily get a record contact. For many they never got further than bashing out R&B and soul cove...
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6548

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

It's all very well Foureyes complaining about Politics taking this site off message - it appears that Latin has taken it off message too.

Re: JR's experiences in Prep B in the fifties, I might be able to fill him in on that period via private message.
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2253

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

Was the youth involved a private boarder by any chance?
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19721

Re: Politics

Back to the Politics site, and, guess what? Freaky's done it again. Lead letter in today's Guardian (9 January, "Economics must return to its founding principles"). Sounds nonsense to me. Economics is the study of how and why economic/financial things happen it is not a set of principles. OK so man...
by rockfreak
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19721

Re: Politics

Back to the Politics site, and, guess what? Freaky's done it again. Lead letter in today's Guardian (9 January, "Economics must return to its founding principles"). Regardless of what Avon alleges my notification of my letters in the Guardian are less to do with conceit and more to do with trying to...
by rockfreak
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6548

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Why should Four Eyes find anything about JR's post of 4 January offensive? It's all a matter of record in regard of Thatcher and her policies. It all happened. OK, perhaps we need to move this discussion onto the Politics thread (which was my gift to the site originally). I do find Four Eyes' Latin ...
by rockfreak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6548

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Affordable by whom exactly?
by rockfreak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6548

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

It's still going on John. In his autobiography Nick Clegg records how, during the Coalition years, he told Cameron and Osborne that we needed to build more affordable housing. Ooh no, they said, you'll just get Labour voters living in them. Then he suggested a property tax at the luxury end of the m...
by rockfreak
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 68
Views: 6343

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

I saw Brian Augur's band opening for the Rolling Stones in a package at the London Palladium in 1965. They were then either Steam Packet or Shotgun Express, I can't remember which, and the other featured singers apart from Julie were Rod Stewart (who sang "Can I Get A Witness") and Long John Baldry ...
by rockfreak
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6548

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Just looking back over the points made variously by Post War Blue and Sejintenej about volunteer philanthropy; it's certainly true that some employers were moved or shamed into supplying decent accommodation for their employees in the 19th century but what a pity it's not happening now. Can you imag...
by rockfreak
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: celebrity culture

Further to Michael Scuffil's post about the old rock 'n'rollers, I think you can take it Michael that most papers will give these people a generous obit, especially Chuck Berry. Certainly the Guardian which has always been strong on the arts. Have you ever read Charlie Gillett's book "The Sound of t...
by rockfreak
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: celebrity culture

Yes I'd certainly agree that the celeb bit has got uppermost these days. I remember seeing the Butterfield Blues Band on their only tour of the UK in 66 or 67 and they trooped on stage without any introduction in what appeared to be their work clothes, looking as if they'd just come off a building s...