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  1. I'd like Lee Pomeroy's job. His CV is quite literally awesome. If it had to be one band, it'd be either It Bites or Frost*.
  2. A couple of tiny changes to the above... the LEDs on the bypass switch are now white for Bypass and flashing blue for Mute, and are a lot brighter than the old red & green were -- they didn't show up all that well on a bright stage.


    Shower of bastards.

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    2. Rich


      Apparently it's a bit better than it was there, still big queues and so on. At the start of the month when I was supposed to fly home with them via Schipohol, the situation at Schip was so bad that they cancelled the flight from Bologna just as we were about to board, and then basically abandoned us there. No food, no accommodation, nothing. Told us to call their customer service line (which was shut) and make our own way home (which we did). The next morning, when we'd already got as far as Paris, I had an email from them offering us 'alternative' flights home from Bologna departing three days later.

      And now, to put the tin lid on it, they are refusing us any compensation for our extra expense in getting home. 

      So my comment is mainly borne out of total dissatisfaction and anger with KLM's laughable service.

    3. prowla


      TBH, I think you could probably substitute the name of any airline there at the moment.

      COVID and lockdowns wrecked the airlines business model and the industry hasn't had the gumption to reinstate capacity in preparation for the upturn when the rules were relaxed.

      I'm not defending them and the fact that they took (and are taking) bookings for flights which may likely not occur is pretty shameful, but I think the airlines would go bust if they really did right by their passengers at the moment.

      That said, I'm currently off work with COVID, thanks to my son, who brought it home from either a holiday in Spain (their Gatwick flight was cancelled last minute, but they managed to nab an alternative from Luton), an Ed Sheeran gig, a couple of nights out in London, his gym, or any of a number of other things he's done in the past few weeks. He also had his girlfriend over to stay, so she's likely taken it home.

      Though I'm not particularly a fan of fling anyway, the idea of traveling at the moment seems just a complete smorgasbord of risks to me.

      However, I hope you get it sorted out - good luck!


    4. eude


      Oh dear, that all sounds pretty awful.

      I had been reading about a fairly significant upturn in Covid cases again, which is largely unreported in the mainstream.

      A couple of folks from my office are off this week with it and a couple of kids from my daughter's class, but luckily, so far it's not spreading too quick amoung my circles.


      @RichI hope you manage to get some compensation, did you have travel insurance, perhaps they could help?

      I once had an Easyjet flight from London to Edinburgh cancelled, after waiting 5 hours to see if it would actually take off.

      Their alternative travel options included spending about 4 hours in a hotel at Gatwick, to then, get up at s**t o'clock to take the first flight back up.

      I ended up going back to my girlfriend's in London and taking the train back at great expense, Easyjet wouldn't even talk to me about compensation, so I ended up suing for it via a thing called EU Claim, and won.


      What a palaver. 

  4. And that's the perfect moment to lock the thread. Thanks for participating folks. Nah not really
  5. Yesterday in America it was 06/23.

    Today it looks more like 1923.


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    2. Rich


      Yup. 'Other people' being anyone who isn't straight, white, christian and male. 

    3. alyctes


      America sliding steadily down the slope into barbarism.

    4. Daz39


      To be fair they were already close to the bottom of pretty much every sensible league table where Big Nations are concerned. I feel sorry for the tens of millions whom this will affect, and despise the tens of millions who think this is Jeebus answering their Thoughts and Prayers, and the millions who did not vote for Hillary because of her emails...

  6. Yes, he sounds fabulous on that album. Definitely the Alembic... this from the inner sleeve:
  7. Oh yes. This we like, v.muchly. And now I have GAS, damn you sir.
  8. Let Me Put My Love Into You - AB/CD
  9. Allo John, Gotta New Motor? - Alexei Sayle
  10. Break Like The Wind - Spın̈al Tap
  11. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton Bog
  12. Thursday’s Child – David Bowie
  13. Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? - The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  14. Come And Get It - Scouse no-hopers
  15. If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) - Me'shell Ndegéocello
  16. Let's have Ape arty - Winifred Atwell
  17. I'd love to. Unfortunately ££££ says no.
  18. A Love Like Arsê - Barbra Streisand
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