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  1. Marillion at the Liverpool Philharmonic on Fri night. Great gig & sound but it was a little odd / subdued as it was an all seater.
  2. Just got home after a flaming long day out. Not bad for a first major bash, but next time I shall take a pair of ear plugs (errr, was anyone actually taking any notice of the 15 mins per hour "quiet time" - think it needs to be enforced a bit more next year) Just bought a couple of bass books - nothing too fancy. David Ellefson was pretty cool. My better half said that the knitting show was "OK(ish)", but I think she is lying as all she talked about on the way home was a spinning wheel that she tried out - apparently when it comes to GAS we are but beginners when compared to those ladies (and gents) of the knitting fraternity/sorority!!!
  3. There was I hoping for a nice relaxed day away from SWTSIBLT, when she texted me at work to say "Oh, there is "The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show" on at Olympia this weekend too - have just bought my tickets!!" Well there goes my evening of trawling the flesh pits of Soho , but it will be handy being able to share the driving home.
  4. Yay, just found out I won a couple of free tickets for sunday via the interwebs!!! Will pop into the BC stand for sure.
  5. Really sad news - just cannot wait for 2016 to be a distant memory. RIP
  6. [quote name='josie' timestamp='1480383285' post='3183973'] Just back from seeing Marillion at the Manchester Academy. Awesome. New material, still proper classic prog rock, complete with strange complex visuals - rare to see live these days. Not my most favourite genre of music, but well done, live, in a room packed with hardcore fans it's one heck of an experience. [/quote] Yup, I was there too. As you say, an AWESOME gig.
  7. May I also suggest the opening 3 notes from Copeland's / ELP's "Fanfare for the Common Man".
  8. [quote name='wmsheep' timestamp='1459370235' post='3015975'] Marillion in Manchester towards the end of the year. Well, that is the only one planned so far - loads of time to get other gigs in!! [/quote] Just ordered tickets for 3 gigs next year - next April (I like to book in advance!!!) am off to see Marillion at Leicester, and the following night am going to see Marillion in Leicester (again), finally followed on the third night by, erm Marillion in.... no, I'll let you guess the location. Ok, it's the Marillion UK weekender next April at Leicester De Montford Hall, and I am guessing there are some other bands on the bill too!!!
  9. Yup, even I commented to SWTSIBLT about the bad mix. Seems to have improved a bit now tho'.
  10. [quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1323364951' post='1462572'] I loved The Sweet as a kid...great singles/b-sides band and in my opinion peaked with Sweet Fanny Adams and Desolation Boulevard. Sadly the only time I saw 'them' live was on a horrific double-bill of Les Gray's Mud and Brian Connoly's Sweet at Guildford Civic Hall about twenty years ago. Connolly was a gibbering wreck at that time and barely moved two feet from his mic-stand; he had to be led on and off stage. His voice had gone and the drink had obviously wrecked his system. He was being heckled horribly by some blokes in the audience (someone shouted, 'You fat bastard!' and he stammered through response of, 'I've lost forty pounds actually.'). Awful. It's an image I just can't shake, even after all these years. P [/quote] Yeah, I was at that gig too. Sad memories.
  11. As a punter who was there, I can say that it went bloody brilliantly, and you could not have told it was your debut with the band. Here is to many more gigs.
  12. Errr, I thought you were picking up the singer!!
  13. Marillion in Manchester towards the end of the year. Well, that is the only one planned so far - loads of time to get other gigs in!!
  14. personally, I love the Old Grey Whistle Test version of Queen Bitch, as well as Drive in Saturday.
  15. [quote name='redbandit599' timestamp='1451493360' post='2940961'] RIP Lemmy - As I was reading the news on this earlier my three year old little girl wandered into the room, took one look at the picture of Lemmy on stage - rick in hand and black hat, she just said "Woaahh - he's [i][u]really[/u][/i] cool!!" [/quote] there you go - proof that you ARE bringing up your kid well!!!
  16. from the 'head homepage [quote][color=#141823]There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.[/color][color=#141823] We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.[/color][color=#141823] We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few.[/color][color=#141823] Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT. Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister 1945 -2015[/color] [color=#141823]Born to lose, lived to win.[/color][/quote]
  17. Just reading that now. Hope it aint true, but just think it might be. RIP
  18. Think I have 18 out of 26 so far. I have... [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2][spoiler][/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]A..... ..... Almost 20 when she released her debut (6-5)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]B….. .... Not in Cast but a Heavy Metaller (6-4)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]C..... ....... Studied Art and the Pharoes back in the day (6-7)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]D... .... ...... Didn’t play on Mickey’s Monkey 4-4-6[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]E........ .... Doctor? You’ll never guess this one (9-4)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]F - Flea[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]G – Roger Glover[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]H – Steve Harris [/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]I.... ...... Could have been 3&3 but is (5-6)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]J....... ..... Laid back Bass pioneer? (8-5)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]K – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Carol Kaye[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]L – Phil Lynott[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]M – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]John McVie[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]N - [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Meshell Ndegeocello[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]O – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Berry Oakley[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]P – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Pino Palladino [/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Q - [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Suzi Quatro[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]R – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Chuck Rainey[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]S - [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Sting[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]T – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Bruce Thomas[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]U – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Chad Urmston[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]V – Sid Vicious[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]W – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Freddie Washington[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]X.. ........ ..... Bassist from the Band with 3 letters … (7-5)[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Y – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Doug Yule [/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Z – [/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Stuart Zender[/size][/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2]Anyone want to fill in the gaps???[/size][/font][/color][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=2][/spoiler][/size][/font][/color]
  19. Just picked up a SX SB301 bass off e-bay for the grand old sum of, errr, I'm kind of ashamed to say this, but I got it for less than £30 (thank god for BASE guitars!!) OK, so it's got a couple of dings and scratches, but under £30!!!!
  20. [quote name='amnesia' timestamp='1448455338' post='2915532'] Guns n Roses aka Axl & Friends Nottingham Arena...2007 or so. 1.5 hours late on stage and most definitely not worth the wait. Solos from 'the band' just bored me to tears. Why? Nobody cares. We left before the end but well after midnight [/quote] I was at that gig too - only time I have ever walked out of a concert before the end.
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