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...
steelmonkey: Interweb broken at home for three days but Tull draws closer. One more week till I am where I belong...a place Tull is making music.
Jul 4, 2019 1:26:32 GMT
steelmonkey: 4 days till Tull.
Jul 5, 2019 19:05:52 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days till you meet your TULL DESTINY
Jul 6, 2019 3:04:00 GMT
nonrabbit: 3 days tull Tull Bernie that is - not me....
Jul 6, 2019 19:40:23 GMT
steelmonkey: In 72 hours I will be, for a change, where I am supposed to be, surrounded by people that I should be around. So Cal friend going tonight and will report right after.
Jul 7, 2019 0:33:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
JTull 007: My spirit will be sitting next to you at The Mountain Winery I'll be drinking some TULL Wine too
Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
fluteinthegallery: If I had to put my love for Tull in to one word, it would be "everything". This band means everything to me.
Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT
maddogfagin: Now the wait begins
Jul 25, 2019 7:10:20 GMT
steelmonkey: Rock and Roll lives...saw The Raconteurs last night. Jack White was amazing. How does one guy get so much talent?....oh, wait....I've seen that somewehere.
Jul 25, 2019 16:46:34 GMT
snaffler: I haven't listened to anything as refreshing for decades (re Jethro Tull), as a couple of recordings of Martin's 50th Anniversary US tour! The songs sound so reinvigorated by Dan Crisp's vocals. I saw Martin last year and the vibe in the band seemed great
Jul 31, 2019 19:47:12 GMT