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Old 29th Apr 2020, 09:37
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Keep it up, treadie ... yer on a roll.
Don't butter him up.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 09:52
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" Hocus Pocus by Focus."

I was lucky to see them twice.

Formidable
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 10:02
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I've seen Focus twice as well, only Thijs van Leer from the original line up though. I think the first time they were a double bill with Caravan, the second time a joint bill with The Strawbs and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 10:10
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Took my then G/F who became my wife, to see them at the Cornmarket in Leeds in 1973. Original line up: Thjis Van leer, Bert Ruiter, Jan Ackerman, Pierre Van Der Linden. Still got the LP Hocus Focus at the Rainbow
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 12:05
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Time for you to learn the bagpipes perhaps?
I think it would be more effective if you don't learn them, but just play them anyway.

(Blacksheep is a Gentleman. I can play the bagpipes exceedingly well - but I don't!)

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Old 29th Apr 2020, 13:34
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Along with the oboe, an ill wind that nobody blows good.

(except for Kate St. John from Dream Academy....although it might have been a Cor Anglais )
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 15:52
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Smile

Along with the oboe, an ill wind that nobody blows good. I always thought that was the Saxophone.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 18:03
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Popped into Guernsey today. Apologies for aviation content.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 18:44
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Originally Posted by UpaCreak View Post
Still got the LP Hocus Focus at the Rainbow
I have that somewhere as well.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 21:57
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Six weeks since I had a drinky...

Oh, that's not the name of a band - well I suppose it might be...
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 03:14
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Don't butter him up.
I might have known you'd want a slice of the action, hifly.

Down to six degrees C. last night which is extremely cold for this time of year. Methinks autumn is upon us ... well, technically it has been since March although that, along with February, tends to be one of our hottest months. One is glad to see the dreaded fireball heading north again.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 05:41
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One is glad to see the dreaded fireball heading north again.
This one is not!

I hate cold weather with a passion!!
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 08:23
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I hate cold weather with a passion!!
Today the BBC wheeled out Captain Tom out for his 100th birthday. I, with many others, joined in with the congratulations and appreciate his efforts to help the NHS. Early on in the programme he was complaining about the cold and later he had a blanket around his shoulders.

I hope the BBC haven't caused him to catch pneumonia and die.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 18:45
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It was a pretty cold and wet day in Bedfordshire
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 19:02
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
I think it would be more effective if you don't learn them, but just play them anyway. (Blacksheep is a Gentleman. I can play the bagpipes exceedingly well - but I don't!)
Blacksheep, and a very fine beer that is* - happy days visiting RAF Brampton & Wyton Messes in years gone by where they stocked the stuff - your quip brings back horrowing memories of a Baltic cruise in 1983 on board HMS Fearless ..... with a bleeping Pipe Band (of the "3rd Foot and Mouth Highland Regiment" ... or woteva they woz!) on board.

They were almost bearable "in concert" but, what haunts me still is, everywhere you went on that ship 24/7, you'd find Pipers a'practicing - or were they still learning from scratch????

At least I only murdered the Clarinet and then the Cornet as a "Volunteer Bandsman"! Best I find some "Finest Malt" double-quick to dull the memory - in an ironic sort of way!

H 'n' H

PS * Other good Ales are available!

Last edited by Hot 'n' High; 30th Apr 2020 at 19:06. Reason: Adding a PS so's not to upset Brewers!
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 22:38
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The world wouldn't be diminished if bagpipes had never been invented. At least then we would have had a world fit for accordions.
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Old 1st May 2020, 07:38
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The world wouldn't be diminished if bagpipes had never been invented. At least then we would have had a world fit for accordions.
Damn! Coffee all over the keyboard (of the non-musical variety of course!)!!!
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Old 1st May 2020, 09:51
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I can play the bagpipes exceedingly well - but I don't!)
Didn't the Hon Hercules Grytppype-Thynne one observe that

"No-one has ever learned to play the infernal things!"
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Old 1st May 2020, 12:17
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Yep, Iím with Pinky. That b flat drone is enough to make onesí grey matter oscillate.
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Old 1st May 2020, 12:51
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At least then we would have had a world fit for accordions.
Accordian to whom?
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