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.
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...
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT