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by dave brum
05 Jan 2017, 09:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

That too is a form of seasonal affective disorder that you suffer with, Gill. Osbourne's syndrome. Love for the dark!

I need sunshine and lightness, even snow makes me feel good as everything is white and bright!
by dave brum
04 Jan 2017, 11:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Having one of my sprouting snowdrops dug up by a neighbourhood cat has really made me irate today. For an SAD sufferer, crocuses and snowdrops mean relief. From tomorrow, the mornings begin to get lighter as well as the afternoons. Sunrise (in Birmingham) today 0818, as it has been since 21st Decemb...
by dave brum
04 Jan 2017, 11:30
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

That's why I'm doing smelly poos, wrong kind of lavatorial reading material. Or as Gizzy may say, Scheidt reading.
by dave brum
03 Jan 2017, 19:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: What are we listening to right now?

The word is zeuhl as defined by Magma from the Kobaian. It means celestial. Zeuhl also categorises similar Magma inspired bands.
by dave brum
03 Jan 2017, 19:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

So you now know why I don't get invited to any. Though as this month's parish magazine is late, Piano Time 1 is perched on top of my cistern.
by dave brum
03 Jan 2017, 18:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

First working day back after the festive season, and surely enough the humanoid DJs are back. They have recorded some more celebrity banalities but not that much in terms of offers that we need to know about as customers. And no new music policy for 2017, so business as usual then. And intermittent ...
by dave brum
03 Jan 2017, 07:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Elvis (Presley that is, not Jones from no34) as well as holding the accolade as the most overrated artist in popular music ever whilst not being that artistically pleasing, has one of the most easily identifyable voices in pop music. So, why can I find no video or audio links to his song that goes '...
by dave brum
02 Jan 2017, 20:16
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

This has made me really happy today, two days into my new radical diet and I have done a poo that doesn't stink the whole upstairs out.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by dave brum
02 Jan 2017, 18:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: What are we listening to right now?

Lyrics can easily be twisted in any Magma track as most of their stuff is in the constructed language Kobaian. I shared a room with a couple of French bohemians whilst staying in Ireland some time ago and I got into Magma then. Their stuff has been categorised as 'jazz-rock' or 'progressive rock'. T...
by dave brum
02 Jan 2017, 18:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

OOOOOOOIIIIIILLLLLLYYYYYYY!!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highley
by dave brum
02 Jan 2017, 18:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I've got a wardrobe that I have to find a new home for as the room where that is I want to gut and drag by its bells into the 21st century this year. The only place I can put it is where the piano is now. And I cannot put the piano in the conservatory, it experiences as little as 4 degrees in the wi...
by dave brum
02 Jan 2017, 07:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: What are we listening to right now?

What do we all think of this then? Do not say 'speaking in tongues, ay it?':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goUuuT6xQ0M
by dave brum
02 Jan 2017, 06:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Getting an email from my long lost cousin from Oily whom I haven't seen for 30 years.
by dave brum
01 Jan 2017, 16:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Possibility of a piano for sale here, well a plastic pig to use your terminology, Gill.
by dave brum
01 Jan 2017, 08:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Happy New, oooh, you know the word. Thingummybooble. That's it. Happy New Thingummybooble.
by dave brum
31 Dec 2016, 17:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: What are we listening to right now?

Nein. I really don't know why, but Soley Soley by Middle Of The Road. Think I'll do Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep whilst I'm on that tack. Nice to see Sally Carr again, hotpants and all. Little Mix are nothing but chav imitatives (I gather they may practice naturism). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPl...
by dave brum
31 Dec 2016, 17:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 87044

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Glen Campbell 'Southern Nights'. Probably written when he was staying over in Bexhill.
by dave brum
31 Dec 2016, 16:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

You'll be pleased to hear my New Year's Resolutions do not include pianos - but they do include cakes and singing at work.
by dave brum
31 Dec 2016, 16:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

And the 'allo darlin' also along with the Ray Conniff take on the Seekers' Morningtown Ride for a theme tune. We lost Stewpot this year also along with Dave Cash, Wogan, JY etc. Back on topic, R&B has to be the cheapest genre of music in the world along with simply banging spoons together. So no sur...
by dave brum
30 Dec 2016, 12:33
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anecdote corner
Replies: 31
Views: 3208

Re: Anecdote corner

Tennis elbow. Clinically kown as gerulaitis.
by dave brum
30 Dec 2016, 11:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

What are we listening to right now?

From their ''Best Of....'' series, Elgar on Naxos. I was listening to highlights from Tosca earlier on.

See, I do indeed know my arias from my Elgar.
by dave brum
30 Dec 2016, 10:32
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

To those of you who (may have googled ''coop radio awful'', come across this page and) think that all I do is moan, whinge and rant about Co-Op Radio, I can only report what I hear based on what I'm spoon-fed. However, I am also a believer in giving praise when and where it is due also, so a pat on ...
by dave brum
30 Dec 2016, 09:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 161
Views: 32934

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

We had Walk Like an Egyptian in work this week. If you wanna fight all the cocks, they're hanging round in the corner shop.

I always thought (the ancient bloodsport of) cock fighting was more British than Egyptian but heigh-ho.

Then again, it may not refer to bloodsports at all, nudge nudge.
by dave brum
30 Dec 2016, 09:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I had absolutely no idea that Colin Vearncombe, Colonel Abrams and Ian Mccaskill had passed away this year!

Aah, Mccaskill. 'HA-LOOOOOOO', 'FAHAHAHEHRENHEIT' so reminds me of Renton in Trainspotting. Or does Renton remind me of Mccaskill?
by dave brum
29 Dec 2016, 20:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

So my old tumble dryer's going to the home by the sea tomorrow. The first step in de-faraging my spare room. I have way too much farage in my house and now I can't move for the stuff. When the tumble dryer goes, the next biggest piece of farage will be the piano. An endless problem... I need a garag...
by dave brum
29 Dec 2016, 17:30
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 87044

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Most highly painted lady.

Doing the housework this morning with ELP Karn Evil 9, so very surprised in my inability to get the Shake and Vac ditty out of my head. But my conservatory smells like a lemon grove in Sicily.
by dave brum
29 Dec 2016, 11:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

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......I asked a work colleague how to spell Keynsham, Bristol the other day and she replied B.R.I.S.T.O.L.

Disgusting. We're raising a generation that is unable to spell bl00dy Keynsham.
by dave brum
29 Dec 2016, 11:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 87044

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee, which was a hit when we had at least 30 degrees every day for three weeks and subsequent water shortages. On a freezing cold December day when I had to de-ice the car twice.
by dave brum
29 Dec 2016, 09:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

The death of musician Greg Lake earlier this month has largely been ignored, what a powerful booming voice with excellent diction for a rock musician. And at the time of year when his most famous and recognisable song is played, despite him half inching its bridge from Lieutenant Kijé. I'm typing on...
by dave brum
28 Dec 2016, 18:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

In-store offers back today, we now have at least one for cheesecake, perfect 'if you've had too much Christmas pudding and looking for something light for a New Year party'. Personally, I love the Co-Op's own brand of New Yorkie, it's cheap AND tastes lovely and creamy and you can put whatever soft ...
by dave brum
27 Dec 2016, 19:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Was working today and yesterday (Boxing Day) and it seems that what paltry offering of Christmas songs offered have stopped. One out of ten, Mood Media, that one solitary mark is just for at least making the bl00dy effort to play some sort of seasonal music despite the unpopularity and obscurity of ...
by dave brum
24 Dec 2016, 21:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

First Easter eggs came in today, 24th December.

Happy Christmas, absolutely no carols on the piano this year for the first time in ten years or so.

The older I get, the more unable I am to cope with Christmas pud.

And a happy Christmas to you, Gizzie!
by dave brum
24 Dec 2016, 06:33
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

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That's probably the reason why!
by dave brum
23 Dec 2016, 18:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Bought a newA++ tumble dryer today. Our old one is more of a rumble dryer these days.
by dave brum
22 Dec 2016, 12:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's Curio Corner
Replies: 32
Views: 2898

Re: Dave's Curio Corner

A Christmas pop song we NEVER EVER hear, we should put this right straight away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGmJzzSENGg
by dave brum
22 Dec 2016, 12:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Thank you for the card Gill, arrived today.
by dave brum
22 Dec 2016, 06:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Indeed. The pound shop Hawkings at Mood Media have toggled box next to 'slightly but not intensely bore shoppers' with' Sir Eltons' cover of the old Dixie Cups' 'Chapel Of Love' which has the first line 'Spring is here, the sky is blue' just before the winter solstice. That is no less than 8 apostro...
by dave brum
21 Dec 2016, 18:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 87044

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

The Little Mix song they play in work. I now know it is actually entitled Shout Out To My Ex (Boyfriend). It will always be shut up to my ass, you've really cut me grass. After all, it is not SUPPOSED to be appreciative art?
by dave brum
21 Dec 2016, 18:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

We had a bigger Wings hit today, Mull Of Kintyre, Christmas no1 in 1977, along with Oh Lori by Alessi and I Feel Love, by the now late Donna Summer. We also had some active annoying of a certain Paul Nuttall with acknowledgement of climate change and global warming by Dan and Lindsay whilst natterin...
by dave brum
20 Dec 2016, 18:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

A birthday card from all of the friends from work I have made in 2016, and a birthday cake. Well, actually it was a Christmas pud with fork handles on it. Had half of it and now I've got the donalds.
by dave brum
20 Dec 2016, 18:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

For the very first time this year today, I heard Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses from the early 1980s on Co-Op Radio today. One of Britain's most popular and subsequently overplayed Christmas songs of recent times, so one can only thank Mood Media for underplaying it at a time when we actually ...
by dave brum
17 Dec 2016, 17:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Originality, eh...Radio 2 had a version of the first link where 1 was substituted for 2, I remember it from when my mother used to have it on.
by dave brum
17 Dec 2016, 17:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Yes, we had all the old golden greats today, changes took ages, shut up to my ass, and even one or two Christmas songs that are neither good nor popular.....oddly enough. I do believe the John Newman song Olé, that has been played every single day since my first day at work back in early June has no...
by dave brum
15 Dec 2016, 21:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

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Dave Lee Travis, Jimmy Savile, Mike Read etc. would like to offer their yuletide felicitations:

http://www.radiorewind.co.uk/sounds/jin ... y_xmas.mp3

I think Messrs Wogan, Young and Moore wish to join in:

http://www.radiorewind.co.uk/sounds/r280sjingle_54.mp3
by dave brum
15 Dec 2016, 20:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Some of them are, but it just proves my point about not being able to please all people with whatever they choose to broadcast. The unsigned artist policy would probably fit into the ethos of the Co-op Movement, i.e promoting the underdog and if they played solely unsigned artists then I'm sure John...
by dave brum
14 Dec 2016, 22:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 461023

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Just looking through the Christmas TV guides, we're going to be getting the bizarre spectacle of a train guard stepping out of a steam train and shouting 'OILY!!!!' The Flying Scotsman on the Severn Valley Railway.
by dave brum
14 Dec 2016, 21:16
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 87044

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Heard 'Hallelujah' twice in 24 hours, the excellent Jeff Buckley cover was booming out of the Joe and the Juice outside John Lewis in central Brum yesterday whilst I was standing outside at five to nine waiting for it to open. Then, some busker was singing it in Sowleyhull earlier on. Despite this, ...
by dave brum
14 Dec 2016, 21:06
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Seems like I'm not the only one.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/28563450/co-op-changes-store-music-policy-after-staff-complaints and also (with advance warnings that this link is to a Conservative Party-supporting newspaper): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/10995950/Not...
by dave brum
14 Dec 2016, 19:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 168143

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Seeing more of the crocuses, snowdrops and alliums I planted in September coming to life in my garden, even though we haven't had Christmas yet.
by dave brum
14 Dec 2016, 09:20
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 6499

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Listening to the pop song 'properly', maybe I shouldn't have used Helen Wheels as a similarity. It's more like that old Fleetwood Mac ditty from Tango In The Night that goes 'tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies'. Quite a lot of Kate Nash copycattage also. I think I may be turning into Petroc Tre...