Wow! I guess Slough is just one big industrial place. No special hotspots for fun?
Unless you count the Mars bar factory. You can smell it for miles.
Friend of mine worked for a very short time on a small community radio station in Slough. It was all kitted out with the latest equipment and gizmos - when they went in the next day it had all been stolen even though the premises had been alarmed.
He was so hacked off that he never went back and the station organisers never started up again as they feared everything would get nicked again.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Try this folks. Sir John Betjeman is a hero of mine, a poet and a lover of railways. This is his take on Slough, but with wider meanings. Nonrabbit, I knew you lived/endured Slough, but had no idea it was for nineteen years, strewth m'dear, murderers get less than that. Anyway folks, have a listen. The first few seconds shows the sculpture of the great man at St. Pancras station in London, looking up in wonder and amazement at the £800 million pounds worth of improvement to the 1868 original - cheers all.
It's a great poem and most people only read the first few lines. He was a master of description.
Jim the only reason people choose to live in Slough is for work, it's just a large town, slightly cheaper to live in than London - a suburb of the Big Smoke (with no underground link) Having said that I don't know what it's like now. I moved down in 1980 and for the next nineteen years (had to get out before twenty) I had a good choice of well paid work. Locals would talk about how it changed over the years however they never suffered from unemployment so it's a double- edged sword. Having said that they demolished the heart and any building that looked as though it might have character out of the place and it became a concrete nightmare. When I told people that I lived in Slough most people would laugh or give me sympathy. Good points; I could be in Oxford St in half an hour, by train after the rush hour. Work Nice countryside...surrounding.
I'm not sure if this has been posted but ... what find one on youtube! LOL! Saturday Night Tull Fever www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-LQeeMJk_E Tony Manero / John Travolta Sat. Night Fever dances to Locomotive Breath by dvddjscottymack
Excelente Remy! Tull Chicks everywhere will like this one. I used to dance like that too.
How many of these classics do you remember (from the 1966-67 American television season)? I recall watching about 17 of them on a regular or semi-regular basis.
Amazing compilation of the coolest tv shows ever!!! I guess most of us are lucky to have been born when shows were that entertaining and done so well! Probably the most influential for me was this one. I believed this was a real place with real people.
Thinking about the Beatles, and sitting astride a twig of a bush the other day... I remembered to contemplate, that Peter Sellers made a parody of some of their songs... Very funny... I hope you enjoy them... My personal favorite is his Help parody...
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT