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  1. 4 points
    Confession - After living off Paisley Road for three years I'm no longer a Rangers fan. You were all right, they're a bunch of total cunts. I'm moving back to Aberdeen shortly.
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    I e-mailed the council about something last week. Then yesterday, the person who responded to my e-mail (accidentally) included me in a non-work related e-mail she was sending to colleagues, possibly to another person with the same first name as me, and Outlook auto-completed it as it often does. Long story short, I ended up with an e-mail full of pictures of Fiona the Hippo
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    The above breakbeat thing became an EP/double A-side whatever, and the excellent Sun Hole Records has released it. Its a cool pay-what-you-want digital release label, but there's a ton of great stuff on there, if horrible electronica noise is your bag. https://sunholerecords.bandcamp.com/album/shr048-hospitals-manufacturing
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    Nina is renton's cousin who he tries to chat up if I am not mistaken. It has a central story line which has ended when Renton run away to Amsterdam. The book is amazing and made me to think a lot . I know there is also a movie but unfortunately they made it worser that I have expected. I used to write the essay which is connected with this book but my vocabulary list and correct grammar sentences are not pretty acceptable, so I just simply used the site https://www.essayskills.com/ where I bought the essay and get the good mark of my subject. I still have to improve myself to write quality essays without any help but at that moment it was inevitabity. Wish you good luck. Hope you would write it in a perfect way.
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    Have enjoyed this thread! My time involved in the scene was 2000-06 probably, but especially the first couple of years of that spell when I still lived in Laurencekirk and the next two when I was in Glasgow for Uni. Playing and attending gigs in Aberdeen was a huge part of my formative years and I thought nothing of going up to watch a midweek gig in Aberdeen in my school days, catching up with a room full of people who all loved the same things, getting tanked up and going back to school the next day. The variety was massive as well; we played gigs with a load of bands who were totally different to us (from the many pop punk bands to some heavy bands like Bodies, Risactonia and of course Black Atom who we shared many stages with). There was an awesome cameraderie in that era. Bands helped each other out, stepped in to support irrespective of genre or perceived level of popularity and just generally enjoyed each other’s company. I dearly dearly miss those times. A lot of the things I went on to do (stand up comedy, after dinner speaking, MCing etc) were natural follow-ons from being in sage with FeSTR and while I never had another band where I captured the same feelings of togetherness and shared purpose, playing music continued to be a big part of my life for around ten years. Getting back into jamming with the boys Orr the last nine months has been a great catalyst to reminisce on this era and it’s been lovely. This website was massive for me too. It was a source of entertainment, friendship and handy for finding out in one place what was going on. My involvement in the scene pre-dates it too. I can’t explain the excitement of logging on via dialup and going to the Fudge and AUBL bravenet message boards (each board had the same url but with a long number at the end differentiating it and I knew these off by heart because I was on so often) to see what gigs were coming up and what people were saying about the gigs we’d played. Some of the banter on here was huge as well. The Thong Song had me in tears on the bus, the ‘not headlining, just playing last’ nonsense, the main present debacle (still being justified a decade in!) the Big Bastard posts, Ben winding everyone up. Jamesy vs Scorge. Some stuff that’s got me laughing even typing it! The Stripey era was a funny one because it let me really refine my trolling of him from a formerly impassioned place to a much more distant poking, and while he brought a different musical perspective, the fact is he was just a cock. The laughs, the friendship and the memories all add up to a lot. Thanks to everyone who kept this place alive and made it possible for all these years!
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    Bet you guys never thought you would see me again. (Or wished. either way.) No one was called "Hedges" which was unfortunate at best. I'm the only member who still pursues music (As far as I know, maybe Stefan & Benson are still about). to put things straight for all the members who thought the thread was cruel, Don't, It gave me the kick up the ass I needed. For all of you who found and still find it funny, go ahead, Everyone is stupid when they are 15. (Fuck I chuckle at the myspace & thread every now and then). I will say I was genuinely that stupid as to not understand the sarcasm that was blatantly happening in that thread. Anyway I just popped in to say I hope you're all doing well for yourselves and thank you. I probably wouldn't work as hard as I do now if it weren't for you lot taking the piss. ~Have fun, Steve.
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    Could you highlight your main present for clarity please.
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    Mr Peter Dow, Bearer of Scotlands NATIONAL STANDARD Your doing a bang-up job Keep up the good work WE LOVE YOU I Love the Queen more though I see no record of you, LIZARD THE Dow train is coming
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    Not the only list he's got with half the people on it dead...
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    It's my favourite Conan thing by far. I always thought they were aaaaalright but adding that handful of Fast Bits stops it feeling as much of a slog to get through than the old stuff could be at times. I'm listening to Capdown because it's 2006.
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    So very sorry to read this Kevin, I knew your dad fairly well from back in the 60s when he played with The Strollers. Last saw him at a gig in The Lemon Tree a few years back, he still looked about forty even then, we remarked on how little he had changed. Yes, an extremely talented drummer and all round nice guy. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your sad loss.
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    You're more than welcome.
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    The second album from Seas, Starry is now available to stream and to download: https://seasstarry.bandcamp.com/album/triangle-teeth
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    interesting music promotions present DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON + ADAM ROSS (RANDOLPH’S LEAP) Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Upstairs @The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472 Doors 7.30pm Tickets £10+bf in advance, £12 on door Available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/465065 DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON British singer and songwriter David Thomas Broughton considers himself a folk musician, albeit with a 21st century twist. He employs modern sampling techniques in his work, more often than not using his own guitar playing, percussion, and vocals as source material. He also uses digitally enhanced field recordings, loops, and “found” instruments. Broughton’s recordings make use of in-the-moment methods, he often cuts tunes in one take no matter the end result. His debut album, The Complete Guide to Insufficiency, appeared on Birdwar via Plug research in 2005, it was met with generally positive reviews by the press, recorded at a church in Leeds, the set contained five long pieces that displayed all of his aforementioned production idiosyncrasies. The album was followed in 2006 by the much more modestly recorded Anchovies EP, and in 2007 by the It’s in There Somewhere album. His first full-length collaboration, David Thomas Brought vs. 7 Hertz, also appeared that year. Broughton toured the U.K. and Europe relentlessly, and in 2010 released the Boating Disasters EP on Static Caravan, His touring continued throughout the year, though he found time to begin recording his sophomore album, Outbreeding, which was finished in early 2011 and released in early 2011 and released in June by Golden Lab. After living in North Korea and working for the UN, he moved to Seoul, South Korea, where he worked for an organization that conserved the habitats of migratory water birds. His second collaborative effort, this one with the Juice Vocal Ensemble and titled Sliding the Same Way was issued in the early fall of 2014 by Edinburgh, Scotland’s Song by Toad label. It proved the most overtly “folk” album in his catalogue. Throughout his travels and as he released other recordings, Broughton had been working on an expansive work in pieces from 2012 on. With a host of collaborators who included Beth Orton and Sam Amidon, he recorded various musical parts in France, the U.K. and the United States. Tiled Crippling Lack, its theme was strongly informed by the number three. To honour this strategy, Broughton recorded a 12-song, 140-minute triple LP, and convinced three different labels to issue one part apiece on three different dates. Crippling Lack, Vol. 1 was released through Song by Toad in April 2016, Vol 2 by Frances LeNoizeMaker in May, and Vol. 3 by Brooklyn’s paper Garden Records in June “The most brilliant and baffling show I'm likely to see this year.” - Timeout NY “Straddling the line between music hall turn and avant-garde performance artist, Broughton’s live show is not to be missed.” - MOJO magazine https://www.facebook.com/davidthomasbroughton ADAM Ross (RANDOLPH’S LEAP) Randolph's Leap make pop music for unpopular people….Adam doing it solo http://www.randolphsleap.co.uk
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    Established Aberdeen rock covers band looking for a singer. We are two guitars, bass and drums that play music from AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi and Metallica. Gigs booked into 2018.
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    Every time I see one of your window-banging vids I think about this house I walk past every morning when I walk my dogs. A totally unassuming, normal house except there's a sign in the front window that says 'You are being recorded'. Now, I've never banged on a window or pestered anyone in any way but fuck me it's so tempting to put a rock right through that window, pull a moonie and run off cackling. There's just something passive-aggressively authoritarian about it. It just doesn't sit right. I imagine your window triggers the same part of the brain for many people.
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    Musicians wanted in Aberdeenshire/Aberdeen - looking for a drummer,keyboard player, bassist and guitarist. Here is a track https://emmaforman.bandcamp.com/track/heartbreaker
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    Please call the next Before Stories song that.
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    I remember more since I stopped drinking a couple of years ago, and I remember things that were previously a blur, definitely much better with people's names and bands i've done gigs with - on the other hand I hate everyone and I don't ever want to go out.
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    Here's what I got, and from who, this Christmas: Partner Xmas Eve Johnnie Walker White Walker Whisky GoT "I Drink and I Know Things" Hipflask Xmas Converse x Carhartt WIP One Star (Black) GolfWang Camp Flog Gnaw Tee (Yellow) The Last Of Us OST 12" The Last of Us 2 7" Baby Driver OST 12" Jaffa Cake Scented Woodwick Candle Beard Buddy Shaving Bib Whisky Cooling Stones Calm Room/Linen Spray Parents Xmas Eve Framed Wolverine #47 (Oct 1991 - my birthday) PJ Bottoms Chocolates Xmas Adidas Handball (White/Orange/Gum) Adidas Future Hydro (Green) Carhartt Hoody (Grey) Obey Crewneck (Black) Kamasi Washington - The Epic 12" Boxset Twin Peaks The Return OST 12" Picture Disc Money Sibling/-In-Law Xmas Kashidun Watch Custom Designer Toy (Dunny) Amiibo Grandparent(s) Xmas Bulldog Ultimate Beard Care Kit Chocolate Money Aunts/Uncles Xmas The North Face T-Shirt (Green) Malt Whisky Tasting Selection Money In-Laws Xmas Kraken Rum Money What I bought on Boxing Day: Vans MTE UltraRange (Tan) Fred Perry Crewneck (Blue) Columbia Longsleeve (White) Fila Sports Socks Champion Beanie (Grey) Jeans (Black) Kanye West - Ye 12" Burial - Untrue 12" Vaping Kit (Mod, Coils, E-Liquids and CBD Liquid) Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your time, see you all on my Birthday. Jaaakkkeee (Formerly JakeBassist) xxx
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    Hi Apollo. I am a very experienced bass player and vocalist (happy to sing backing or share lead singing). I have loads of gear large and small and my own transport. I could probably get a couple of pubs to sign up for regular gigs and I am also experienced in function type work. I'd be interest to know more about your musical background abilities and would suggest and old fashioned phone call. Let me know if you fancy a chat? Regards Chuck
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    When you live in Buckie, every day is a reunion for a band that never existed.
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    Everyone can have an incredible sulk at his funeral.
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    Shouldn't have closed the rubber shop, could've have that leak patched up by now!
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    The landlord of the above property should be liable, but some will try to fob you off and tell you that it is you that needs to make a claim. That is bollocks IIRC. It's a tricky situation for the tenants above though, if the landlord is not playing ball. They might not be in a position to pay for an emergency plumber, and if they were, they'd need an agreement with the landlord to do that, otherwise they could be a few hundred quid in the hole with the landlord refusing to reimburse. They'd have to go down a small claims court route and jeopardise their tenancy etc. If the landlord keeps avoiding the issue, the tenants could claim for it via the Housing and Property Chamber, but that would be their prerogative, and if the leak isn't directly affecting them, they probably won't. Letting Agents claiming they don't manage a particular property when work/money is concerned tended to be a tactic that some of the shadier agents would use (like AM-PM, who should be avoided as a tenant or a landlord, proper shysters. APL are a load of bastards n'all). It was incredible how many times we'd contact agents when I worked at the council, they'd confirm that they managed a property, and when I'd mention leaks or repairs the tone immediately changed to "oh, actually, we no longer manager that one", like clockwork. Who is the letting agent in this instance? I believe you've spoken to my old colleague Joe Lamb before. He should be able to give you some advice (if he still works there, if not, someone else in Private Sector Housing will be able to help. Ally Thain is the manager and he's a super good chap, super helpful.). The council can step in and force works to go ahead and then bill the landlord in instances where the landlord isn't cooperating to essential works, and this should certainly qualify as such. They've changed the number on the ACC site to a single number which greets you with loads of confusing menus but 522299 is a direct line to PSHU.
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    if you like cover bands and acoustic nights you're in luck
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    Quick search and this site has been reconmended - https://3ds.hacks.guide/
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    Come to the jam, on Sunday. There are a bunch of very capable drummers, who play regularly. You may meet a heap of folks that you know....and possibly the solution to your problem will emerge?
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    The Hartke is my oldest cab and sat in The Deportees practice room (still does) for years after I sold an Ampeg B5R (I think) head that I had briefly. It's actually been listed for sale on here for years and I just haven't gotten round to really pushing it. It's been useful in The Deportees room over the last few years for playing my TC head through. The TC head is actually pretty amazing given it's size and weight. It's very powerful and although lacks the tonal flexibility of my Aguilar, I would genuinely have no reservation about using it live, and have done albeit with a bass EQ pedal to help dial in the right sound. I acquired the Ampeg cab when I bought a full Ampeg rig (SVT-Classic head), which I also recently sold. There were no takers for the rig as a complete thing so decided to split and the cab is what's left. Born out of a desire to downsize first and foremost, but also found it surprisingly tough to get a really nice sound out of the SVT-CL - it's the daddy of bass amps, of course, but to get that warm Ampeg joy you just have to drive it too hard for any of the applications I have for it. Even on festival stages it's just too loud. So, the theory was that I wanted to downsize but also have a rig that was a bit more modular, hence the dual 2x10s. Very portable, very flexible and frankly, the venues that we're playing for the most part it's used as a stage monitor only (with the bass being DI-ed). We would mostly take/use our own engineer and so I'm comfortable that the FOH bass sound will be consistent regardless of where we play (if not, the aforementioned EQ pedal helps), so the key thing for me was to be able to use the stage cab to hear myself. It's all been very positive so far and it is very, very rare that I would use any more than a single 2x10 live nowadays.
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    Granton, it's in an old lighthouse complex type thing.
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    I use B&B Studios, Pilrig St, Edinburgh, EH6 5AN
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    There's Captain Toms, D-Range up here. There's Lofi and 45-Aside in glasgow. That's the ones off the top of my head. 45-Aside and Lofi can be pricey. So if you're just wanting to do demos i'd go see about D-Range probably as I think they're the cheapest.
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    Some actually good journalism about bad punditry: https://www.balls.ie/amp/football/andy-gray-2-396180
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    Better to be crap at one thing than to be crap at everything, eh Ewan?
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    r/theOcho r/mallninjashit r/earrumblersassemble r/artisanvideos r/findareddit r/isitbullshit r/obscuremedia r/perfectfit r/deepintoyoutube r/oldbritishtelly r/firstworldanarchists r/madlads r/accidentalrenaissance r/delusionalartists
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    It is yes, its my own creation, the "Marshrangeity Dominender". Can't get an image loaded on my mobile so heres a whole album of it: http://http://imgur.com/a/2bMqRXu
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    Finally got my gear in one place, instead of pedals being stuffed into a bedside drawer, guitars under the bed and a synth leaned up against the wall. Probably going to need a chair.
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    And all whilst recording the most consecutive appearances in the English Premier League. Impressive.
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    Wow, I've never heard of them but there are some AMAZING quotes on their Wiki page... for example: "This 'Albucrazy'-based band has done for MySpace emo what some think Soulja Boy did for hip-hop: turn their career into a kind of macro-performance art that exists so far beyond the tropes of irony and sincerity that to ask 'are they kidding?' is like trying to peel an onion to get to a perceived central core that, in the end, does not exist and renders all attempts to reassemble the pieces futile." "even if I caught Prince Harry and Gary Glitter adorned in Nazi regalia defecating through my grandmother’s letterbox I would still consider making them listen to this album too severe a punishment." Just look at the state of them:
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    Let's try and keep Peter Dow away from this thread, at least for the moment.
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    I love how the natural measurement of cost of living to Scottish people is the cost of a pint. Never fails. "Went to Namibia on safari... saw lions and elephants... water buffalo quenching their thirst at an oasis as the sun caressed the horizon" "good aye?" "fucking magic... 50p a pint!!"
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    Shit - Craig passed away? I don't think I knew that, but that's sad. I'll share my 'textbook Craig' story... Standing outside ToGo kebab shop after a night at Moshulu. Craig obviously steamboats, goes and order a doner kebab. Once it arrives he walks outside and immediately drops it on the pavement. Heaving a heavy, pissed sigh, he goes back in ToGo and repeats his order. Steps outside with doner #2 and repeats the same as before, kebab splattered all over the pavement. At this point I see the cogs turning in his brain, and he's alternating his blurred gaze between the pavement and the kebab shop. He ultimately decides the best course of action - rather than to splash out on a third kebab and risk it happening again - is to scoop his dinner off the salubrious cobbles of windmill brae, piece it back together and shameless scoff it down.
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    Man reading this has made me properly nostalgic. I think my early 20s, (i.e. 2002-2007) was the most enjoyable period of my life - mostly as a result of the aberdeen music scene and this site. Particular highlights were the 2 Balmedie wasteland BBQs (well I went to 2, there may have been more), and the wasteland Paintballing day out organised by Jason. Love the fact that you could just turn up to any gig, or Moshulu on a friday on your own knowing full well you'd know everyone when you got there. Myspace somewhat ruined things, and started to make this place a little redundant, or at least less apperciated - because having random kids from USA like your band photo became more important than writing the best songs you could and playing Lava/Kef ("4 local bands... £8 please") 400 times until you were actually not a totally shit band anymore. 'Real' bands music was less pro-tooled* as well so everything sounded a bit more unique back then, with all its imperfections and individual production/performances. As much as I still absolutely love listening to, writing and playing music these days - it meant so much more back then, and you could attach it to real memories and experiences. I'm happy with how my life turned out, but even when a great new album comes out it's not the same when the event I attach it is driving to my work place of 11 years, doing the weekly shop, watching something on netflix, and then going to bed at a semi-reasonable hour. Memories. * And I say this as a massive fan and avid (arf) user of pro tools for ten years now.
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    Good afternoon to introduce myself my name is steve and in the lead investigator in a group called the Buchan paranormal investigators we are a team of amateur investigators based in Peterhead we all share a passion and interest in the paranormal we have carried out a few investigations in the Aberdeenshire area and we are always looking for new locations I have been reading some of the posts on this feed and would be very appreciative if you could make contact with us if you have any strange things or sightings you would like us to investigate Buchan_paranormal@hotmail.com
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    I've been away from AbMus for a while so thought I just carry on where I left off. Bit of a mix, all live recordings using my ever expanding collection of sequencers, samplers, synths and effects boxes all tied up in a tangle of leads and midi cables. Let's hear what has been going on with things since 2015 or whenever the last post was...
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