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Old 14th Feb 2019, 06:26
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The MG Dancing Daughters heading to Le Mans. 1935.


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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:08
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Did someone get the crewing roster wrong there? 2 crew in the first car, 1 in the second car and sod all in the 3rd?
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:30
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Thought I would check my BP this morning following NHS guidelines and was surprised how much lower it is after not drinking since last Sunday. 131/72 and pulse of 91 but put that down to coffee.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 04:00
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[Full sarcastic mode ...]

... great looking women, ...
Clearly "they" think it's only men who would be interested in visiting Israel!

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Old 16th Feb 2019, 21:35
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I wonder how many Ppruners play a musical instrument?
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 21:42
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I'm admitting nothing - but why do you ask?
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 21:54
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Yes answers could develop this great thread.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 06:21
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Several, with varying degrees of awfulness - harp, violin, recorder.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 07:22
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I used to play on the linoleum.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 09:56
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Tenor horn in the school band, a tenor horn is a dwarf tuba. I'd wanted a saxophone but they were too expensive. Tenor horns are not sexy instruments, too much um-pah-pah but the other tenor horn player was sexy so there was some incentive to continue. But that was the sum total of my musical career.

I'm very proficient on an air guitar.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 10:21
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Many years ago I inherited a very nice alto sax from a distant uncle in law or similar who I loved to listen to when he played with a jazz quartet. After many lessons kindly provided by the ships resident tame RM bandsman it became obvious that rather than being the next Charlie Parker I was more akin to Parker off Thunderbirds. The Bandy described my effort at playing a scale as like listening to a tree full of peed off parrots. I was put in touch with an oppo of the Bandy who offered me a sum for the sax that had me thinking it was a wind up. Suffice to say it bought me a decent car and a nice holiday. The instrument was then [rightly so] played professionally for many years.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 11:54
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G-CPTN very clever
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 01:59
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People laugh when I play the Trouser Trumpet
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 09:51
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I started to learn piano when I was young (about 7 or 8) and we (the students generally) learned to play the recorder in high school. After that I had a crack at violin and later at guitar. Of that lot, I liked guitar the best and still would like to learn how to play properly.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:15
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B Flat Trombone.
1st chair in senior years high school band.
Still can't read music worth a damn.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:20
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Started the piano at four, pipe organ at eight, guitar (badly) at twelve, then instruments various. Seen as an abject failure since I was born in a village surrounded by colliery bands and never developed a "lip". The harmonica became useful when coming back to Blighty from the Caribbean on the Sir Tristram, with only Gulls for a choir.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 11:04
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My mother bought a piano when I was five or six. I had lessons which I hated and they never took. Recorder in year 7 at school was mandatory - I only remember the spit coming out of the bottom of the things around the room. I own a guitar (and have taken lessons from time to time) but can't play a thing on it.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 12:24
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Originally Posted by LordGrumpy View Post
I wonder how many Ppruners play a musical instrument?
I can play the bagpipes, but being a Gentleman, I don't.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 22:36
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Anyone else think that this will cause even more work for Hospitals?

Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows
you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it.
We now have the technology with ChewIt,
a novel interface developed by the Augmented Human Lab team at the Auckland Bioengineering
Institute, University of Auckland.
"It’s a tiny piece of technology encased in a flexible custom-made
PCB that you pop in your mouth and which allows for discreet and hands-free interaction with your
phone, your computer, your smartwatch and so on".


https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/200384-interactive-device-you-can-operate-your-mouth.html

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 22:40
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"BOO!"

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