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  1. A couple of clips from US shows of the fifties, both featuring Jerry Lee Lewis. You have to wait a bit before the chat is over to get to the performances but IMO it's worth it to get live performances from this era.
  2. Like father like son. Number one for Chesney Hawkes in 1991 Number one for father Len (Chip) Hawkes in 1967
  3. More weeks in the charts than any other song in the Seventies.
  4. Wind chimes. You know those things that make a tinkling noise when the breeze gently sends them into contact with each other. Except that one of our neighbours has the worlds largest wind chimes and when it's winter and half a gale is blowing those things sound like a demented version of Tubular Bells which can be annoying around midnight. I'm assured that they're meant to be relaxing but I'm tempted to show just how relaxing I find Easy Living by Uriah Heep at 120dB at midnight. But we also have some considerate neighbours so I don't. But the wind chimes are just noise pollution.
  5. US military capability is greater than Iran's. The danger is that the hawks in the US military and government convince Trump to use this situation to their advantage and attack Iran. That could quickly escalate into a regional conflict. I'm hoping that Trumps allies can convince him that war is not the only option.
  6. Good topic for a thread. My tolerance to alcohol has decreased with age, so much so that I can now get a hangover from a couple of pints. I like the odd glass of wine if I'm at home or a pint if I'm within walking distance of a pub but that's it - moderation has become the norm for me. I do generally sleep better when I don't drink, otherwise I tend to wake up early in the morning. I've seen first hand what prolonged drinking can do - a family member has a permanent disorder linked to excessive alcohol consumption and a family friend is currently in a nursi
  7. From an old Ready Steady Go
  8. Crinklyfox


    For anyone who's suffered a loss.
  9. I saw the Bonzos 45 years ago. Still remember the roar from the audience when Vivian Stanshall staggered back onto stage after the gig, grabbed the mike and said 'I used to be a big shot....' Truly a unique band. I'll be raising a glass to Neil Innes tonight and after a couple will listen to the song below.
  10. Happy Christmas all. Whatever happened in 2019 is the past and I hope that 2020 brings you more joy than sadness.
  11. Just a bit of info - the elderly don't stop paying taxes. My pension is taxed, and when I kick the bucket there's always inheritance tax. I agree with your sentiment, the elderly seem much more marginalised now then they were half a century ago. Good move by City.
  12. Tony Britton, actor and director.
  13. Quick trivia question - which artist(s) had most weeks on the charts in 1974? No I didn't get it either.
  14. Thank goodness for Radio Bremen keeping their Beat Club programme records while the BBC deleted classic Top of the Pops.
  15. I went to Uni a long time ago so things may have changed, however.. 1. A year out is a great idea if it helps your son decide what he wants to do. If there's no plan he may end up working in an industry he doesn't particularly like, or hopping from one short term job to another. The upside is that it could give him the motivation to better himself or to clarify that he really didn't want further education. Also, if he does work in an industry he likes he may be able to determine if a degree would be necessary to help his career. 2. It depends on the course, but per
  16. Reality check. We are not the best team in the Premier League. We have some very good players and an outstanding manager but we are work in progress. There are positions in the team and on the bench that we need to strengthen if we are to improve. So far City have been punching above their weight and exceeding the expectations of most of us - let's not forget that at the start of the season the aim was a final league position that would give us European football. I'm very happy at the overall achievement of the team so far and accept the reality that things won't always go so
  17. I'm retired now but have been in both the position of a job applicant and of a hiring manager. The primary purpose of the application is to get you an interview, that's when you can really sell yourself. Although sometimes the hiring manager views all the applications in larger organisations they may be 'filtered' by the HR department first. The HR department won't be specialists in the job being offered but will be looking for both positive and negative aspects of the application, which is why it's important not to include anything they could obviously use as grounds for rejection.
  18. Live version - for those who don't know the background Guy was a messenger working for Elton when he was killed in a motorcycle accident.
  19. There's an understandable focus on his ups and downs at City and thereafter, but before he joined City he had a short term contract at Southampton and he kept them up. He has a proven track record at this level no matter what individuals may think of his personal traits and I hope he thrives at Watford, both for his and their sake.
  20. Unless he's actively seeking a pay cut there won't be too many clubs he'll be tempted to go to now.
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