Trikelops

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  1. It will be 3,482 times on the 28th Flanuer. Sadly, I doubt if I'll still be around in 76 years time, think I'm lucky to have made it this far. Looking forward to the 28th for sure. Hoping for another great day and plenty of good music.
  2. Just recently started using my Epiphone Rock Bass after some years of problems with it. Lovely old thing to play, nice neck and a good variety of sounds from it. Amp wise, it's still the Ashdown T15 180. Even it's too heavy to lug around at my age.... great amp though.
  3. I'm finding that if I'm reading through a thread, when I click on the next or previous page, I just get a blank page. Frustrating.
  4. This Sunday, 26th, come along and have a jam. Starts 3 pm. Well I have had my fun....
  5. Well said. Scotland and even the north of England have never recovered from the Thatcher days. I read recently that Theresa May is just like Maggie, but without the warmth.
  6. He's a good guitarist, Flaneur. Pity he didn't come over. Come to the next one Brian!
  7. Just finished Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. A pretty chilling book about the siege and then the abandonment of the German armies by Hitler. I was always one of those 'baby boomers' who thought 'Oh yeah, the war, pretty scary stuff' but this book really shocked me by the sheer brutality it portrays and the waste of human life by a couple of ego maniacs, Hitler and Stalin. The Russians lost nearly 9 million with 18 million wounded from their armed forces plus civilian losses of an estimated 18 million war dead. The Germans lost around half that number. Cannon fodder?
  8. Yes, but she told my mother something before I was even born!
  9. Ahh, but is your Mojo actually working? I'm looking for a Gypsy woman to give me some advice at the moment. Looking forward to Sunday.
  10. We were told by the inspector that a lot of the problem is caused in these old properties because they were meant to 'breathe', having sash windows and fireplaces etc. Since most of us have modern sealed windows and blocked off fireplaces, any condensation, even steam from cooking, has nowhere to go so it settles on the coldest walls, the outside ones in our case. We still have problems with the kitchen and bathroom but they are due to be replaced in the next couple of years so they will do the walls at the same time.
  11. James, we had problems for years with black mould on the bottoms of our walls. (We're in an old, stone-built property) Cooncil would come and treat them with special stuff, it lasted about six months then the problem started all over again. Four years ago they ripped down the old plaster and lath and fitted Kingspan along the outside walls then put up new plasterboard etc. Never had a problem since. It is expensive I would imagine, but a long term cure.
  12. PM'd you.
  13. Wait until he goes to the toilet, check his computer to see if he is logged in to anything like a forum or facebook, go on and confess that you (he) are gay. Buddy of mine had it done to him on a biker forum, it was hilarious.
  14. Yorlum, I think Flaneur meant it in the context of Scottish guitarists playing slide, rather than playing slide in Scottish music. I like your description of how you play with the slide between your thumb and first finger and the guitar on your knee. I'd like to see and hear that sometime. Only person I have ever seen do it that way is the late blind guitarist Jeff Healey. I was lucky enough to play for about sixteen years with one of the top slide men in Scotland, Stefan Kocemba. Latterly he was using an acoustic Yamaha 12-string with a Woody pickup and nine or sometimes ten strings on it. He doubled up his strings tuned to the same pitch to give a 'thicker' sound. It seemed t work a treat.
  15. Johnny Winter was pretty hot on slide and some of the old blues guys like Fed McDowell had their own unique style of slide playing too. I played a couple of gigs at Dundee a couple of years ago with a wee Canadian guy called Jimmy C. Jimmy is just something else on guitar and a pretty good slide player as well. One of his tricks was to take a glass of booze out of someone's hand and use it to play a slide solo. Amazing wee guy.