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  1. Hi Mate! Hey there Pete! Long time no speak! Anyway, the thing is, I was in my local record shop and they had this neat little CD package With a pop-up Wigan casino inside! AND you can lift the roof off and see inside! The records are good too, although you'll probably have most of them. If you are interested it's Wigan Casino Soul Club 30 years of Northern Soul Memories 1973-2003 The label is Fabulous and its FBUBX101 Hope everything is good with you, Charles
  2. In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately,due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth. The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress cou! ld surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there where no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a differe nt species. The only 'orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops??? Tak!e a look...
  3. Probably you all know about this anyway.....................but maybe one or two will be interested! It's written by Neil McCormick, rock critic I have seen the future of the music business. And it is right under my nose. It is a little computer application called Spotify. It pops up on my screen as a sleek box. You can install it in seconds. It is easy to use. And one day soon Spotify (or something very like it) will provide all your music needs, anywhere, anytime, at the click of a button. For free. The future is not quite here yet, which, to be honest, is a relief. I'm still trying to decide what to do with all the vinyl and CDs I have amassed over a lifetime as a music obsessive and rock critic. They cram the shelves of my attic office, gathering dust like some once-loved but long-neglected childhood toy. Google has already wiped out the usefulness of several shelves of music reference books and now Spotify threatens to do the same to my recorded music collection. Already I have begun to notice that I don't get up from my chair when I am writing any more. When Lux Interior of the Cramps passed away recently, I knocked out 800 words, all the while reading lyrics, researching biographical details and listening to particular tracks without even swinging the chair around and walking all of four paces to where my Cramps vinyl is stashed. On Spotify it took me seven seconds and three mouse clicks to dial up I Was A Teenage Werewolf (I know because I just timed it). And if that is not to your taste, you can listen to the new U2 album, in its entirety, as often as you want, a week before it is even released. Spotify is an unlimited music "streaming" service, so you don't download the music, you listen to it in real time. But it is fast, accessible, you can make up your own playlists (effectively personal libraries to store access to all your favourites) and it has deals with all major labels, giving it a vast (and ever expanding) catalogue to rival iTunes. It is paid for with 15-second adverts every half hour, but unlimited music without adverts is available for a £9.99 per month subscription.
  4. Now that brings back memories! Don't recall the windmill, but I so remember that train journey - I thought it was magic then and watching it again it's still magic! Good find Mick!
  5. Hah! OK, OK, what about when TV used to shut down in the evening after children's TV ended and before grown up TV began! There'd be revolution if they did that nowadays!
  6. Well, how about being able to buy a single woody at the corner shop - you definitely don't see that any more!
  7. Frozen jubblies AND those little penny balckcurrant lollipops........................I think Mivvis have disappeared as well AND Lyons Maid lollies and ice cream. And Spangles - they've gone too!
  8. Suzuki, have a great one and come read the forums again!
  9. Hmm, I wish I could think of a way to argue with that, but it feels more and more as if that's exactly how it is. !tony! At least I found out why this is on the site!
  10. OK Poohbear, I get the picture, best part of 2 million on jollies and a couple of grand for the actual picture of the statue that they'll post in Slab Square! Denshaw - Is this a Biiig envelope - I've never seen that much money but I inagine it's a bit of a bundle!
  11. I'd heard about this but it's great to see it in print. I don't think we have a single politician, of any colour, with the courage to stand up and be counted in this way. I do think this is what most of us ordinary citizens wish someone would say! Good on you Aussies for pointing the way!
  12. Why do these things always run in at 2 million quid? COuldn't they do somethign with two hundred thousand ans spend the rest on something more immediately relevant - as poohbear suggested?
  13. Check out Lonely Boy by the Elgins! Brill! In fact if you want to hear Motown in the Raw check out the double CD that it's on - I feel fine! Hmm, is that an advert?
  14. I own up - I missed loads! Be patient and watch the whole thing - I had to do it twice to get everything - a real senior citizen moment!
  15. She sounds a bit like Minnie Mouse on nitrous Oxide! But, hey, ten out of ten for energy!
  16. I think her voice might have gone off a little, but it is great to see a legend strutting her stuff!
  17. Thank you very much! He may even know what became of some of my more elusive old mates!
  18. Yes! It's on the i-player! I love the first track with the Supremes! I guess the Top-of-the-Pops audience back then hadn't clicked with the idea that you dance in time to the music!
  19. Get him to tell you everything he can remember about the Hippo - better still get him to sign up and tell us himself!
  20. bu99er - I've only just got in! I'll have to see if it's on the BBC I player! Thanks for the tip though - I'd never have known otherwise!
  21. Sorry - he's my imaginary friend syd, so that I don't feel quite so alone................
  22. OK, this is the thing. This guy drinks in our local and he gets off with, like, all the women - even the dead ones, while I sit in the corner doing me billy-no-mates thing with me pal Syd. What I want to know is this - what's he got that I haven't? Why do women find him irresistable?