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: Thank You for interview and interview sharing. Very Cool.
Apr 21, 2020 2:31:28 GMT
futureshock: Hello again! I hope everyone is staying healthy and applying their newfound isolation-affected times and circumstances to beneficial activities so that years from now we can all tell younger generations how we survived this ordeal smartly as best possible!
May 6, 2020 20:01:02 GMT
nonrabbit: Hello Futureshock! Great to hear from you. Hope you're staying healthy too....a metre apart from any other human (animal?) that tries to cross you path. I'm a librarian in a public library and we've asking people to make a diary of their experiences.....
May 8, 2020 19:20:30 GMT
nonrabbit: in lockdown so that the next generation/s will get detailed answers when they say " What did you do in the Covid lockdown Granda/ Granny"...."Well Sonny, I bought a hell of a lot of toilet paper" Stay safe Futureshock and see you here soon!!
May 8, 2020 19:23:09 GMT
botanicman: IA did an interview with Dan Rather where he revealed publicly that he has COPD.
May 12, 2020 20:39:28 GMT
chester: Do any of you [my fellow JT Forum members] miss watching live sporting events on TV, because of the virus, as much as I do?
May 14, 2020 19:49:33 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss reading about the Golden State Warriors and St Pauli in the second Bundesliga. I keep an eye on the baseball 'A's and the Brazil team, Botoafogo. My EPL Team is Tot Spurs and I take the time to hate two teams :HSV in Germany and Man United.
May 14, 2020 20:44:37 GMT
maddogfagin: Miss the sport on tv especially the football and now that summer is upon us the cricket. I fear that things will take a year or two to get back to how it was before all this shenanigans.
May 15, 2020 6:04:06 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss some watching and reading about sports but not enough to suddenly get interested in the Belarus Football League or Taiwanese baseball. Fans are going pretty far for a fix.
May 16, 2020 20:03:25 GMT
chester: I don't watch very much BUNDESLIGA, but it has returned after two months, with NO FANS allowed in the stadiums. I am starting to follow UFC mixed martial arts, which has returned as well.
May 17, 2020 1:02:36 GMT
tullmatrix: Is there some way to still get the Passion Play complete midi? I pasted the link into my browser and got a message that i was forbidden.
May 17, 2020 23:23:50 GMT
botanicman: Chester, The Plague has made me realize how little I actually do care about sports. I might not spend the time to watch when they do return!
May 19, 2020 11:48:30 GMT
pbinlostangeles: For us in So Cal, first time since 1974 no Long Beach Grand Prix and - apparently - no Indy 500. At least not on Memorial Day. Hopefully, they'll get this virus crud figured out before the start of MotoGP season
May 19, 2020 20:15:30 GMT
chester: NASCAR has restarted it's 2020 season but, like German soccer, to empty grandstands. I think catching a virus is low on the list of dangers that can befall a racing car driver.
May 20, 2020 0:18:21 GMT
chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT