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Re: OT: This is what my band actually sounds like

Posted by "Jonathon Green" <bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com> on 30 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Little known fact: Stevie Wonder actually copped that riff from Jeff Beck. =
Which probably explains why it falls under the fingers quite naturally on a=
guitar... :-)



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On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 5:53 AM, Jonathon Green <
> bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Some of you may have heard/read vague mutterings about a rock covers =
band
>> I've been spending evenings flailing around at a guitar with lately.
>>
>> Well, just to prove it's not all made up (and that we're not completely
>> awful) here's a Soundcloud link to the final version of a four song
>> demo/sampler we recorded one afternoon in a small studio just outside
>> Chelmsford...
>>
>>
>> https://soundcloud.com/jaygee-13/sets/the-card-trick-tapes-1
>>
>>
>> If you're curious as to what I actually contribute, in general I'm the
>> slightly less noisy guitar tracks on the right. More specifically the
>> super-fuzzy bits on =22I Predict a Riot=22, the spacey echoey bits on =
=22Purple
>> Haze=22, the main riff on =22Superstition=22, and the solos on =
=22Teenage Kicks=22
>> are me. Oh yeah, and if you listen really carefully I'm also part of =
the
>> =22Thugs Chorus=22 backing vocals. Two of me in fact, such is the magic =
of the
>> recording studio...
>>
>>
>> If you like the sound of it and you're planning an event at our end of =
the
>> country (I always really enjoyed seeing bands at bike/biker rallies,
>> parties, etc when I used to do that stuff - some great enthusiastic
>> audiences, it looked like huge fun for the bands, and I not-so-secretly
>> wanted to be up there hamming it up in full-on wannabe rock star mode...=
),
>> or if you're a regular at a pub/club where you think we might fit in =
then
>> you'll find our web site at...
>>
>>
>> http://www.solar9.net
>>
>>
> =E2=80=8BOK, so I listened to 'em all. The band don't suck. Def. not. =
Not all
> tunes are my kind of thing, but they're well-played with tight ensemble.
> You really need a keyboard for the riff in 'Superstition=22, even though =
your
> playing of it is solid.=E2=80=8B
> --=20
> =22The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
> you've
> got it made.=22 Groucho Marx said that.

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Re: OT: This is what my band actually sounds like

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 5:53 AM, Jonathon Green <
bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

> Some of you may have heard/read vague mutterings about a rock covers band
> I've been spending evenings flailing around at a guitar with lately.
>
> Well, just to prove it's not all made up (and that we're not completely
> awful) here's a Soundcloud link to the final version of a four song
> demo/sampler we recorded one afternoon in a small studio just outside
> Chelmsford...
>
>
> https://soundcloud.com/jaygee-13/sets/the-card-trick-tapes-1
>
>
> If you're curious as to what I actually contribute, in general I'm the
> slightly less noisy guitar tracks on the right. More specifically the
> super-fuzzy bits on "I Predict a Riot", the spacey echoey bits on "Purple
> Haze", the main riff on "Superstition", and the solos on "Teenage Kicks"
> are me. Oh yeah, and if you listen really carefully I'm also part of the
> "Thugs Chorus" backing vocals. Two of me in fact, such is the magic of th=
e
> recording studio...
>
>
> If you like the sound of it and you're planning an event at our end of th=
e
> country (I always really enjoyed seeing bands at bike/biker rallies,
> parties, etc when I used to do that stuff - some great enthusiastic
> audiences, it looked like huge fun for the bands, and I not-so-secretly
> wanted to be up there hamming it up in full-on wannabe rock star mode...)=
,
> or if you're a regular at a pub/club where you think we might fit in then
> you'll find our web site at...
>
>
> http://www.solar9.net
>
>
=E2=80=8BOK, so I listened to 'em all. The band don't suck. Def. not. No=
t all
tunes are my kind of thing, but they're well-played with tight ensemble.
You really need a keyboard for the riff in 'Superstition", even though your
playing of it is solid.=E2=80=8B


--=20
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've
got it made." Groucho Marx said that.

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Clicky brakes and Z750S for sale

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 30 November 2014 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago the Kawasaki Z750S got knocked over while parked out the
front. I had to replace a footpeg and an indicator, but the crash bars
mainly protected the bodywork, with only a coupel of tiny marks on the =
top
fairing and tailpiece.=20

Last time I moved it I notice a click from the left hand front, once per
wheel rev. I wondered if the disc had been bent or dislodged on the semi
floating bobbins, so I went for a short ride as a test.=20

First time I braked there was a bit of slack to take up but then it =
braked
normally. However when going slow you could feel and hear the click.

Got back and did a visual inspection. No bright spots, no signs of =
rubbing,
and the left hand disc was stone cold. Right hand side was mildly warm.=20

I removed the left hand caliper and worked the pistons back and forth a =
few
times then pushed them back into the caliper, refitted, pumped it up =
and
tried again. It all seems to be fine now.=20

All I can think is that the pad got knocked at an angle when the bike =
went
over and was either rubbing on the disc or was being pushed by pressure =
in
the system when braking but couldn't move due to geometric locking.

Any other ideas?=20

Also sorry Joe, but I need to move it on as I need to pay for the =
Triumph.=20

Anyone want it for a bit less than I paid Joe for it? Say =A31300? I'm =
going
to be advertising it elsewhere for =A31500. It's a 2006 Z750S, 31000 =
miles,
Renntec luggage rack, Joe's very neat heated grip installation, MoT
01.03.15.

http://www.ianellison.org.uk/Z750S.jpg

Cheers

IanE

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OT: This is what my band actually sounds like

Posted by "Jonathon Green" <bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com> on 30 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of you may have heard/read vague mutterings about a rock covers band =
I've been spending evenings flailing around at a guitar with lately.

Well, just to prove it's not all made up (and that we're not completely =
awful) here's a Soundcloud link to the final version of a four song =
demo/sampler we recorded one afternoon in a small studio just outside =
Chelmsford...


https://soundcloud.com/jaygee-13/sets/the-card-trick-tapes-1




If you're curious as to what I actually contribute, in general I'm the =
slightly less noisy guitar tracks on the right. More specifically the =
super-fuzzy bits on =22I Predict a Riot=22, the spacey echoey bits on =
=22Purple Haze=22, the main riff on =22Superstition=22, and the solos on =
=22Teenage Kicks=22 are me. Oh yeah, and if you listen really carefully I'm=
also part of the =22Thugs Chorus=22 backing vocals. Two of me in fact, =
such is the magic of the recording studio...


If you like the sound of it and you're planning an event at our end of the =
country (I always really enjoyed seeing bands at bike/biker rallies, =
parties, etc when I used to do that stuff - some great enthusiastic =
audiences, it looked like huge fun for the bands, and I not-so-secretly =
wanted to be up there hamming it up in full-on wannabe rock star mode...), =
or if you're a regular at a pub/club where you think we might fit in then =
you'll find our web site at...


http://www.solar9.net


...where you'll also find a gig listing if you just want to come along to =
listen and say hello.

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Re: DJI Phantom 2

Posted by Rob Bartlett <rob-at-xanadu.uk.net> on 29 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Bridge-Wilkinson sed:
> Any ixies have a quadcopter by any chance,

No, but I'd like one :-)

> Far scarier than you might realise, just the fact you have 2kg/£1000
> flying around at speed is enough to add an edge.

Mrr, well the cost is one reason I don't have one.

> Little vid I did recently just before autumn.

Oooh nice :-) You do seem to live in the flat back end of beyond
though. Far easier to fly a 'copter there than the heavily populated
environs of Brighton. Elf & Safety + all that jazz.

One day.

Cheerz,

Rob
--
Freelance Computer Consultant Weave a circle round him thrice,
Unix/Windows/Network/Web And close your eyes with holy dread,
mailto:rob-at-xanadu.uk.net For he on honey-dew hath fed,
Mobile: +44 7710-901-702 And drunk the milk of Paradise.

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Re: Joining the Black Friday Panic

Posted by Rob Bartlett <rob-at-xanadu.uk.net> on 29 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Fizzy sed:
> 3. The OED usually uses the Z version of a word with the S version
> almost always listed as a variant spelling of the Z form

I discovered that we used z in the past & the s variation is fairly
recent usage. Hence the OED is correct. Bah! Hate having to admit
the 'murricans are correct ;-)

Cheerz,

Rob
--
Freelance Computer Consultant Weave a circle round him thrice,
Unix/Windows/Network/Web And close your eyes with holy dread,
mailto:rob-at-xanadu.uk.net For he on honey-dew hath fed,
Mobile: +44 7710-901-702 And drunk the milk of Paradise.

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Re: Joining the Black Friday Panic

Posted by Rob Bartlett <rob-at-xanadu.uk.net> on 29 November 2014 | 0 Comments

atp sed:
> I am absolutely refusing to have anything to do with anything Black
> Friday. I see it as US cultural imperialism, like Halloween and
> taxing Boris Johnson.

I'm with you on Black Friday & the US attempting to tax Boris, but
Hallo'een didn't originate in the US of A, they simply adopted the
tradition & melded it to suit their own desires. Trick or treat
existed in Scotland long before the US took it to heart.

As for Black Friday, I'm somewhat amused by some companies having
a "Black Friday" week. WTF? Friday is a day, not a week!

With regard to Boris, like I give a flying fsck whether the US
want to tax him. He won't pay. The man is an idiot, but not that
much of an idiot.

Cheerz,

Rob
--
Freelance Computer Consultant Weave a circle round him thrice,
Unix/Windows/Network/Web And close your eyes with holy dread,
mailto:rob-at-xanadu.uk.net For he on honey-dew hath fed,
Mobile: +44 7710-901-702 And drunk the milk of Paradise.

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Re: A good ida to come out of Black Friday

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 29 November 2014 | 0 Comments

"Definitions of Ida

noun

- a mountain in central Crete, associated in classical times with the
god Zeus. Rising to 8,058 ft. (2,456 m.), it is the highest peak on the
island.

- an asteroid discovered in 1884. It is 32 miles (52 km) long and has a
tiny moon (Dactyl), which is about 1 mile (1.5 km) across"

A good one.....

--
Neil The-Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: A good ida to come out of Black Friday

Posted by Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 29 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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Re: A good ida to come out of Black Friday

Posted by Andy Cannon <andyc600-at-gmail.com> on 29 November 2014 | 0 Comments

On 29 Nov 2014 12:22, "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> wrote:
>
> In Amazon's lightning deals I just spotted this:
>
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00486DBL2
>
> it's a Dog nail grinder. It's actually Dremel-a-like with a grinding
stone
> in it.
>
> If the dogs can stand the noise of the motor it's a great idea as my dogs
> have dark nails and you can't see where the quick is, and they hate having
> their nails cut.

We've never had to do Riley as he wears them down trying to pull my arm out
walking between off lead areas! :-)

Then again he is getting the idea of walking to heel (when there's nothing
more interesting around) so I may need to try my Dremel in the future.

Andy

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