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...
ash: Anyone heard from JTull 007?
Nov 1, 2020 13:53:14 GMT
nonrabbit: Ash, maybe Jim's just having a couple of days away
Nov 1, 2020 21:01:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: nonrabbit, how come "Chester" all of a sudden became "deleted" ?
Nov 1, 2020 22:12:55 GMT
fluteinthegallery: I can trade CDR via snail mail or FLAC lossless through WeTransfer. NO MP3's. Please take a look at my site and let me know via the email link if you would like to trade. I have plenty of good trade references if you need them.
Nov 2, 2020 6:23:23 GMT
rredmond: I think you can delete your own membership here. Too afraid I might do that accidentally to check. Sometimes new folks get deleted because they are spammers in Tull disguise. Chester has been here a coupla years, so don't think that was the case now.
Nov 2, 2020 16:34:44 GMT
nonrabbit: Jackinthegreen As Graham and RRedmond have said, you're able to delete your own account and for any reason.
Nov 3, 2020 10:24:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: Yes n/r I knew that, I was just wondering why? I guess no-one knows?
Nov 4, 2020 1:01:05 GMT
JTull 007: 8 days ago I lost power and internet. After 12 hours power returned but no internet till today. A HUGE THANK YOU to the JETHRO TULL FORUM I HAVE RETURNED !!!
Nov 7, 2020 2:00:14 GMT
bunkerfan: It's good to have you back Jim, the place just ain't the same without you
Nov 7, 2020 7:49:03 GMT
JTull 007: I'll be catching up on many things now. Hopefully we will survive future interruptions due to weather. I never felt so helpless after being online since 2007. With TULL there is HOPE
Nov 7, 2020 11:39:44 GMT
udse55: Hi guys, can anyone tell me which guitar (brand+type) Ian Anderson is playing at the title "Jack a Lynn", concert in Turkey 'Live in Istanbul 1991' on youtube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiEQqQ_zQ6A&list=RDHiEQqQ_zQ6A&start_radio=1]? Many thanks Udse
Nov 10, 2020 14:11:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Possibly a Guild acoustic cutaway but I'm not sure
Nov 10, 2020 15:38:16 GMT
botanicman: Indeed, it is a Guild Songbird guitar. Good catch maddog!
Nov 10, 2020 21:06:23 GMT
udse55: Hey maddog, hey botanicman, thank you very much for your help. This is a Guild Songbird S4CE Gloss Natural Acoustic Electric Guitar Black. Now I just have to find someone to give it to me. Thanks again
Nov 11, 2020 12:24:05 GMT
futureshock: After we hear COVID19 vaccine is looking good in Phase 3 trials + long before we know when it's to be available, I'd just like to say that coffee is a wonderful thing in the morning. With a dash of baking soda, coconut, maybe ginger,clove, what else?
Nov 12, 2020 19:40:59 GMT