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Post by Conky » 05:37 Sat 05 Apr 2008

Gary Glitter thought he had All Access Passes, and look where it got him!

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Post by Andy Velebil » 05:41 Sat 05 Apr 2008

Who's Gary Glitter?????

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Post by Conky » 05:45 Sat 05 Apr 2008

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Glitter

Odious little man. But had Derek jiving in the aisles...apparently?

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Post by Andy Velebil » 05:53 Sat 05 Apr 2008

I think scary little man is a better description...
In November 1997 Glitter was arrested after child pornography images were discovered on the hard drive of a Toshiba laptop that he had taken to the Bristol Causeway branch of PC World for repair. The following years held further trouble for the singer. Glitter was convicted of possession of child pornography on 12 November 1999 and classified formally as a sex offender, serving two months of a four-month sentence. He was also charged with having sex with an underage girl, Alison Brown, when she was 14 years old.

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Post by Conky » 05:57 Sat 05 Apr 2008

He's also currently sat in a Vietnamese Jail. And he's not there for the weather, either!

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Post by DRT » 06:09 Sat 05 Apr 2008

In my defence, I attended the Glitter Gang concerts in the days before anyone knew that he was a kiddy-fiddler. I make no excuses for his sexual exploits, but his concerts were great fun when you had no knowledge of the other aspects of his life.
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Post by benread » 22:22 Mon 02 Jun 2008

I am planning to go to the Epsom derby on Saturday. It is an 8 mile walk (aka pub crawl!) from Reigate. I just looked at the website today and Hot Chocolate are playing after the final race!
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Post by RonnieRoots » 05:54 Tue 03 Jun 2008

The Proclaimers come to play here coming Thursday.
It will probably be fun to see (or just stand in the back and downing numerous pints), but we'll miss it, because we already planned our own '500 miles' to walk somewhere in the country.

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Post by AHB » 19:03 Sat 21 Jun 2008

Alex K will be proud of me. I'm spending my Saturday at another Chamber Orchestra concert. On the programme tonight:

The Praetorius Consort play a selection of prices for Early English Woodwind instruments.

Brahms' Sonata in E minor (Opus 38) for cello.

A variation on Offenbach's "The Bold Gendarmes" arranged for string trio and piano.

Handel's Sonata in G for Oboe.

Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso by Gabriel Grovlez, arranged for Bassoon and Piano.

I strive to keep up the level of culture among the forumites!

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Post by KillerB » 13:27 Sun 22 Jun 2008

I am duly proud of you.

I have tickets to see Gary Numan next month. He is extremely good live and can recommend him to anyone. Strange that he doesn't get much credit for his influence on modern music, other than the Sugarbabes that is.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 22:40 Mon 23 Jun 2008

This past friday I went to the "Vans Warped Tour" A concert with a ton of bands in a large area. It was well over 100 degrees (around 103-104 degrees) and I thank goodness I had an all-access backstage pass so I could head back there and cool off...those Monster Energy drinks mixed with Vodka sure did help :twisted: It was a great time hanging out and talking to a lot of band members and other very good looking females, who were scantly clad in the summer heat 88)

The backstage party is even funner, with one of the bands pulling cooking duty for everyone....lots of fun, but I was suffering from a bit of heat drain on saturday

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Post by AHB » 02:59 Sun 08 Feb 2009

I took my 13 year-old son to a concert tonight, which we both enjoyed. On the schedule was Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture, Haydyn's Oboe Concerto and Dvorcak's First Collection of Slavonik Dances.

And then we went to McDonald's on the way home :oops:
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Post by DRT » 03:05 Sun 08 Feb 2009

AHB wrote:I took my 13 year-old son to a concert tonight, which we both enjoyed. On the schedule was Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture, Haydyn's Oboe Concerto and Dvorcak's First Collection of Slavonik Dances.

And then we went to McDonald's on the way home :oops:
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Post by AHB » 13:10 Sun 08 Feb 2009

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:I took my 13 year-old son to a concert tonight, which we both enjoyed. On the schedule was Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture, Haydyn's Oboe Concerto and Dvorcak's First Collection of Slavonik Dances.

And then we went to McDonald's on the way home :oops:
Why are you embarassed about the highlight of your son's evening?
I'm not in the least bit embarassed about my son's evening's highlight. The oboe soloist is young, very pretty and he is quite besotted by her. She was the reason that he suggested we should go. :wink:

McDonalds was just a necessary evil on the way back which he described as "Not quite as bad as he was expecting, but still pretty awful."
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Post by Andy Velebil » 16:23 Sun 08 Feb 2009

I took my 13 year-old son to a concert tonight, which we both enjoyed. On the schedule was Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture, Haydyn's Oboe Concerto and Dvorcak's First Collection of Slavonik Dances.
That was because your son learned a very valuable lesson...she may look pretty on the outside but what she does for a living can be a lesson in torture. Best just to keep staring at her picture in the magazines. Micky-Dees on the other hand always comes through :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by AHB » 22:00 Sun 08 Feb 2009

You are all philistines. My son decided he wanted to spend his Saturday night at a cultural event, listening to the local Philharmonic Orchestra playing some pieces written by some of the greatest exponents of music that history has ever known. I know that this was the real reason that he decided to go and the fact that the principal oboist is someone he likes was just a coincidence.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 07:26 Mon 09 Feb 2009

You are all philistines
I resemble that remark :wink: :P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Actually, I love all types of music and even as a kid was the only one of my friends that had rock, heavy metal, some country, new age, classical, and techno albums. Sure I caught some flax at first, then it was amazing to see many of my friends start listinging to other things.
the fact that the principal oboist is someone he likes was just a coincidence.
YEAH! :roll: :mrgreen: :P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by JacobH » 13:03 Mon 09 Feb 2009

Andy V wrote:
You are all philistines
I resemble that remark :wink: :P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think it's a fair comment, after-all has anyone else here heard of Haydyn and Dvorcak? :P
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Post by AHB » 15:11 Mon 09 Feb 2009

JacobH wrote:I think it's a fair comment, after-all has anyone else here heard of Haydyn and Dvorcak? :P
:lol: Touché.
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Post by Glenn E. » 18:35 Mon 09 Feb 2009

JacobH wrote:
Andy V wrote:
You are all philistines
I resemble that remark :wink: :P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think it's a fair comment, after-all has anyone else here heard of Haydyn and Dvorcak? :P
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Post by jdaw1 » 10:35 Tue 10 Feb 2009

Commendation to your son. But also advice: many people fancy a pretty girl whose face appears in the press. There will be much competition per unit delight (i.e., prettiness good; ‟appears in press” makes much work per unit prettiness). Hunt elsewhere. Good luck.

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Post by JacobH » 11:18 Wed 11 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Commendation to your son. But also advice: many people fancy a pretty girl whose face appears in the press. There will be much competition per unit delight (i.e., prettiness good; ‟appears in press” makes much work per unit prettiness). Hunt elsewhere. Good luck.
What are the metrics by which a unit of delight and a unit of prettiness are measured?
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:07 Wed 11 Feb 2009

JacobH wrote:What are the metrics by which a unit of delight and a unit of prettiness are measured?
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Post by mosesbotbol » 15:30 Thu 12 Feb 2009

Went to see George Michael over the summer with my girlfriend. What a concert! He was amazing, lol...
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Post by AHB » 22:53 Sat 04 Apr 2009

Today's concert was by the Vivaldi String Orchestra at Winchester College, who played:
- Bach's (JS, before Jacob asks) Suite in D major
- Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins in B minor
- Holst's Saint Paul's Suite

They absolutely nailed the Saint Paul's Suite. Excellent evening out with my better half in a city we have not visited before but to which we will certainly return.

Am I really the only one going to concerts these days?
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