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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:09 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Beardy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:58 pm

Anyone have any experience with these Zippo hand warmer things? Are they worth the money or not? I'm expecting to be outside for approx 6 hours a day through the winter, I won't have access to boiling water to recharge the 'self heating' type and the microwaveable ones are only good for about an hour max usually...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zippo-40286-Han ... d_sim_sg_6

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Danroush » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:50 am

Hey people, I know there's a merch trading section but figured I'd just throw this in here too due to knowing lots of you meaning you might be more willing to buy:

Selling a ticket for Paradise Lost + Lacuna Coil + Katatonia (getting an hour set) in Manchester on Friday 1st November for £24 with free postage (saving a fiver off face value and postage) or nearest offer.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:58 am

Who the hell reads anything in sigs these days, unless it's an animated gif?

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby jackcake » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:05 pm

siliconfury wrote:
gandalf the red wrote:Ste Perrin (Jackcake) was just on BBC News. :lol:


Just saw that, on Inside Out? :lol:


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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:36 pm

Looks fishy to me for a few reasons:

1) Mis-spelling of your forum name

2) They have mods. They wouldn't threaten you with a ban directly.

I reckon someone's yanking your chain.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Nantha » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:51 pm

Let's beat em up

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Noodle » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:21 pm

Nice to see webmaster's still as prompt as ever. :rolleyes:

Nice to see he's taken my request to communicate with the moderating team, the team that spend time on the board and have a little more understanding of what tends to go on amongst the forum community, a little more closely, very seriously indeed. :rolleyes:

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Katesyl » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:46 pm

siliconfury wrote:1) Mis-spelling of your forum name

Because the Bloodstock team are renowned for their excellent spelling... :eyes:

Come on though guys, 'fess up.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Beardy » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:32 pm

Suppose if nothing else it shows the webmaster does actually take some notice of this forum occasionally then... :rolleyes:

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:31 pm

Wanna retire on a music royalties? Write a Christmas Song, or something that'll end up in a movie:

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articl ... -hit-song/
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Turbo » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:53 pm

Really surprised Mariah Careys christmas song isn't in that list of top grossing songs. Not a fucking christmas advert that goes by without it. I wouldn't mind so much but its a fucking awful song, sang by a fucking awful person.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby someone else » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:03 pm

I read an interview with Myke Gray from Skin - for those that are too young, they were a baby Whitesnake/Thunder rock band that had an unusual amount of press in the middle of grunge. They had a Top 10 album and got on TOTP a few times, but they never earned more than £150 each per week. When they split up, he wrote You're My Mate for Right Said Fred and it was a hit across Europe and earned him £500k!

Another freak one was an industrial band called Cubunate, who got nowhere but 4 of their songs were used to pad out a soundtrack for Grand Turismo. The album was a runaway success, and earned the main man a 'lottery win' and he retired from music having only released 10 songs.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby jackcake » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:09 pm

gandalf the red wrote:Just checked my emails for the first time in a week and found this.

-snip-


I came to grief with that lot a few years ago in a situation where I gave as good as I got. Believe me, they like to give it but can't take it.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Purple n Batty » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:07 pm

Just read this about the city I was born in.

Following a riot in the city in 1274, Norwich has the distinction of being the only English city to be excommunicated by the Pope.
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