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  • Birthday 23/02/1963

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  1. Mr Karn.......cooler than a polar bear’s whatsits. That weird sideways shuffling dance, I just had to play bass.
  2. As with Paul S, just about getting used to the quarantine routine. Keeping to a 'roughly' 8-4 work pattern, dog walk, etc. Closing down the council dumps along with terminating the (paid for) garden waste bins hasn't helped the gardening effort, though my 2 daughter's huskies (temporarily residing with us due to flood damage) mean that gardening is pretty pointless. The main casualty has been the close down of the gig diary, weekends are now pretty weird due to that. Fortunately I had been working on putting an astrophotography rig together, while it isn't fully complete I feel the need to try and do something with it over the coming days...
  3. Your 'Glam Cousins' south of the border are looking at it the same way mate, we hadn't booked as far forward as we usually do this year as we were trying to balance pubs, clubs and festivals but we still had about 25 or so booked in. Hopefully when this is all over the venues will reopen..... Sad to hear that Alan Merril succumbed to this awful disease over the weekend.
  4. I've put all gear purchases on hold. If I'm not gigging then I don't need anything. Also, keeping cash in the bank as it may be needed...... However, once the worst of this is over then I see a splurge may occur.
  5. In theory I'm working from home, in practice I'm: 1. Still going into work as the operation will run into severe problems if I don't so until operation ceases......(I am observing social distancing though) 2. Working from home when possible but with the wife and one daughter now also home working (and a cocker spaniel constantly pestering for ball throwage....) I'm concerned I may turn into a homicidal maniac.
  6. We've just killed the full programme through to the end of April, which on top of cancellations means we won't be playing again until 2nd week in May. Somewhat gutted but as one band member has a partner who is at risk the decision was absolutely necessary. Fortunately I'm not dependent on the [meagre] income but I have every sympathy with those far more affected than myself. Unfortunately the day job is looking in jeopardy in the same way as it must be for half the population.......... That aside, on the positive, I'll be spending the next 6 weeks putting together my astrophotography rig and hoping for some clear skies....and chain watching Netflix, Amazon Prime.
  7. Just been told I'm 'homeworking' from today so if you need a sideman lol. You keep safe buddy.
  8. Thoughts are with you Pete, lets hope it de-escalates as quickly as it escalated.
  9. First cancellation yesterday (big bikers rally in Cheshire), but expecting most of the gigs over the coming couple of months to go the same way. My sentiment is as per a number of other above, this is a non-critical revenue stream for me so my sympathies really do lie with those in the entertainment and hospitality sectors at this time.
  10. Very nice CB, wouldn't mind doing the same to my Midnight Blue 4003. Wouldn't be as effective because of the white binding but still. Could you give a heads up where you sourced the PG and TRC?
  11. I made an attempt to get down to 5 but the market was slow so I was ‘forced’ to stay on 6...... Rickenbacker 4003 (I know, I know) EBMM Stingray 4H Starry Night EBMM Sterling 4H (Shukerised Neck) Squier Mustang Mikey Way Sig Fender Mustang JMJ sig Danelectro Longhorn
  12. We had a two week break anyhow until the end of March (pre-planned) but a fairly full weekend programme after that. No cancellations as yet but we're expecting them as things get a bit tense over the next few weeks. More worried about potential cancellation of the Heaven 17 gig at Sheffield City Hall next Thursday (playing the first 2 Human League albums which I love to bits). Been looking forward to this for months.
  13. Polite reminder. Sales, or potential sales are restricted to the 'For Sale' section.
  14. Very nice Nick. Love my JMJ, they are a bit special.
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