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1  General / The Forum / Re: UK Festivals 2014 on: January 04, 2014, 13:54:44
Troyfest and Shambala are the ones I'm hitting this year. Never been to Troyfest but heard great things about it, and I love Shambala and the crowd there. Boomtown was a weird one for me last year, saw elements of the crowd behaviour I didn't really like, along with some great stuff too, but not sure I'd want to go back.
2  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest on: October 04, 2013, 12:24:38
I suppose the date is because Bristol is a lot quieter without the students, but the grey skies are the only downer for me. Yes whinging about an uncontrolable factor is pointless but an earlier date would increase chances of sunshine. Looking through the pics from the weekend I tried imagining the same pics on a sunnier background, would have made all the difference.
3  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest on: October 03, 2013, 13:17:38
It's a "not for profit" festival. It's on the front page of their site.
4  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest on: September 24, 2013, 16:47:50
Thanks Snoo!
5  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest on: September 24, 2013, 16:36:28
Highlights:
Linking up with Doppler sounds and their impeccable music selection
Love Flattery will get you everywhere! It was indeed a mega last blast and one I'm only just recovering from today. Big up to all the Brisfest organisers, Police Rave crew dem, Weapon of Choice and my Doppler massive.  Cool so safe.

Don't suppose you know the link for that DnB advert that Doppler played Sunday evening?  Dan played it to me at Glasto and I've been trying to search for it since. You know, the one offering a free lift home anywhere within the M25 by Skibadee?
6  General / The Forum / Re: Mr Whompy @BrisFest on: September 24, 2013, 13:13:23
Curse our blown amp!  You guys sounded way too good for us to attempt a soundclash on Sunday.  Nice to meet you anyway Stu  Cheesy
7  General / The Forum / Re: Brisfest on: September 24, 2013, 13:09:50
Highlights:
Arcadia's Stalwart, and the 2 girls still smashing it on stage on Sunday night  Slayer
Weapons of Choice stage visuals blew my eyes  Love
Delicious cold cider and no queues to get at it
Toilet roll in every toilet I went in, and no queues
Mr Whompy
Linking up with Doppler sounds and their impeccable music selection
One last rave up with the Rave Unit's biggest fan Tim who's followed us around all our festival gigs this summer

Lowlights:
Blown amp making the PRU too quiet to get any crowds going  Undecided 

in all it's great to see that the feedback on last years event was taken on board and sorted out. For the price it's well worth the money and a good laugh.
8  General / The Forum / Re: Boomtown death(s).... on: August 14, 2013, 16:52:37
Yeah there was this guy slumped on the ground mid afternoon on Friday. I was dancing at the Police Rave Unit nearby and saw people just walking past ignoring him so I went over to see if he was alright. Scared the shit out of him when he opened his eyes and saw the uniform  Laugh
9  General / The Forum / Re: Boomtown Roll Call! on: August 13, 2013, 12:05:01
I'm going!
 
playing Funkington Manor Friday night, Bling Bar Saturday night, Leisure Centre Sunday night and on the Police Rave Unit at random times throughout.    Smashed

Was great to meet you and Nicki on the PRU  Smiley
10  General / The Forum / Re: Boomtown death(s).... on: August 13, 2013, 12:00:31
Shit really sad to hear that about Tapt!

I was at the Uprown Crew camp at about 10pm Thursday night when a buggy with blue lights tore into the site with the driver screaming "out of the way!"  with an Ambulance rocking up soon after. They were there for ages, saw a drip being brought out and then when the vehicles had cleared they started taping off the area. Can only guess that was the girl, wouldn't be taping off the area otherwise Sad

11  General / The Forum / Re: Childhood dreams shattered on: July 25, 2013, 21:57:55
My Da' made it, one of the main 3 anyway.

12  General / The Forum / Re: Cameron's web filter // somebody think of the children [merged] on: July 25, 2013, 21:47:12
..keeping them safe when buying drugs from the silk road?
13  General / The Forum / Re: Childhood dreams shattered on: July 25, 2013, 21:44:55
Nah, nothing more than eye-rolls after the first couple of mentions, it was no Count Duckula  Smiley
14  General / The Forum / Re: Cameron's web filter // somebody think of the children [merged] on: July 25, 2013, 20:57:40



I don't think you got enough recognition for this one   Cheesy
15  General / The Forum / Re: Cameron's web filter // somebody think of the children [merged] on: July 25, 2013, 20:44:06
I'm suspicious of the same thing Whagwan mentioned... filtering on 'illegal content'.  How long will it be before any sort of torrenting becomes an issue because they can't determine it's content effectively? No more Game of Thrones...

Anyone used TOR yet?
16  General / The Forum / Re: Childhood dreams shattered on: July 25, 2013, 20:27:11
My mate was on Knightmare, it was one of those little stories that everyone gave envious head nods and smiles to.  Fun House or Get your own Back would probably induce the same reaction.   

I was on Live and Kicking which was much less cool and possible the most awkward morning of my childhood given I was 12 but already 5' 9"
17  General / The Forum / Re: Sunshine meals on: July 14, 2013, 13:39:55
↑ What the F is that finger doing  Huh
18  General / The Forum / Re: it's a long shot... on: May 21, 2013, 08:58:29
I do now.. Cheesy

19  General / The Forum / it's a long shot... on: May 21, 2013, 08:24:43
... but does anyone remember the free cd Giant Robot gave out that had Adam Freeland - we want your soul, and also a clip from that 80's kids show singing 'magic magic e' ?

Better still do you know if it's on something like Soundcloud? I tried listening through results of searching 'Giant Robot' on there but no joy. I remember loving the mix back in 2003/4 but don't have it any more.


Going through a nostalgia trip listening to Radio Soulwax mixes at work and it's made me want to listen to that mix again.

Churs
20  General / The Forum / Re: Best new show I've seen in ages - HBO's Girls. on: April 23, 2013, 19:01:09
I ordered the first 2 discs off of Lovefilm, it's good enough to watch in a session of an evening, but I've had the dvd's to post back carrying around in my bag for 4 days now which tells me it's not gripping enough for me to rush to a postbox so I can get the next installment as soon as, or resort to the old pirate method. If it was on terrestial I'd probably record it to fill bored moments.  I rate it a 'meh+'
21  General / The Forum / Re: New tax year new ISA on: April 08, 2013, 14:18:50
I work in finance, specifically designing, building and maintaining savings accounts. This seems like all the risky bits of investment without any of the protection. Yes the concept is similar, but unlike instruments that have solid tracking these are just singular people that could easily just not pay back. What governance is there around repayments? Whose liability is it to get the repayments back if repayments falter?
22  General / The Forum / Re: New tax year new ISA on: April 08, 2013, 12:56:04
So your savings are lended to others, and the higher risk via track record of the people lending it not paying you back, then the higher rate you earn, as long as they pay you back? What if they don't?

23  General / The Forum / Re: New tax year new ISA on: April 07, 2013, 15:47:21
A 40% loss sounds pretty awful for a medium low risk investment structure.  You should be looking at tops of 3% initial fee with ongoing at 1.5% at most. Did they stick your cash in equities that incurred brokerage fees initially? It may be that and they're expected to be high enough return to make it worthwhile over time.

Simba - There's plenty of platforms out there if you want to try your hand at investing rather than just having cash sat somewhere. New adviser clarity rules as made it better for customers or you can skip paying an adviser and do it youself.  I've not tried them but Hargreaves Lansdown are meant to be good.
24  General / The Forum / Re: Return of the Friday 5..... on: April 05, 2013, 21:31:53
the sun emerged on tuesday long enough to make me panic and join a gym, then it spent the rest of the week snowing  Doh!
25  General / The Forum / Re: Return of the Friday 5..... on: April 05, 2013, 20:53:57
 Sad I'm in work for the foreseable this evening
 Smiley Sheelanagig were a right good stomp last night and I felt suitably scruffy this morning
 Cheesy Off to see Aspects tomorrow night, playing around the corner from where I live
 Grin Week 2 of living with my boyfriend and it's schweeeet
 Cool Finally getting internet installed on Tuesday, we've watched a lot of DVD's in the last 2 weeks (and not unpacked half our stuff)
26  General / The Forum / Re: The art thread on: March 12, 2013, 18:28:50
I like Andy Goldsworthy - just like the image of him scrabbling around in countryside finding just the right colour of red leaf or trying to balance stones on top of each other. I'd like that as a job too
27  General / The Forum / Re: Insects used for art on: March 12, 2013, 13:23:43
Think I need to see better shots to see what is going on there properly (Flikr doesn't work at work), but an interesting idea, unless you are a conservationist.

yeah, was just one of his series. He does a lot of stuff layering stencils on money too. This is my favourite piece of his

28  General / The Forum / Re: Insects used for art on: March 12, 2013, 12:24:27
Different vibe again, but this guy did a whole series using real butterflies, then layering stencil on top of glass above them
http://www.onepennypiece.com/



29  General / The Forum / Re: Return of the Friday 5..... on: February 15, 2013, 16:24:47
 Cheesy  Found a flat, holding fee is paid, almost living with Franny
 Sad  Despite not knowing of any reason why I'd fail a background check the paranoid me is still bricking it that the flat falls through
 Smiley  Going to see Adam Buxton tomorrow night
the last two points are dedicated to general feelings of  Heart and  Grin
30  General / The Forum / Re: Plenty Of Fish. on: February 14, 2013, 13:26:17
Panic over, True Romance is showing somewhere else. Phew.

Yeah I've never been into Die Hard films despite liking action films, not sure i've watched a whole one but thought it was a safer option than dinner. Last year was a bit of a disaster...
31  General / The Forum / Re: Plenty Of Fish. on: February 14, 2013, 13:10:30
No   Undecided

I will add it to my list of reasons why we should consider moving back at some point - better Bruce Willis film provision  Cheesy
32  General / The Forum / Re: Plenty Of Fish. on: February 14, 2013, 12:49:52
I've got a date with someone I've met online, stupidly said id take her out Tomorrow night - made this plan last week, without even realising that its Valentines day  Doh!

Was going to take her to The Milk Thistle, but that place is going to be absolutely rammed... not good for a first date.

I need a plan b sharpish! - somewhere that will impress her, and be able to chat etc...



Me and the Mr saw a trailer for the new Die Hard film coming out on Valentines Day and just looked across at each other in the cinema and gave a nod of 'yeah let's do that'. Not thought about it since, went to book tickets yesterday, not showing anywhere until tomorrow. Damn.
Have no idea what to do this late notice now  Sad
33  General / The Forum / Re: Getting a set at Bristol Carnival? on: February 05, 2013, 21:45:41
ah c'mon Dub Dave's rig on Brook Road couldn't let you down surely!
34  General / The Forum / Re: Getting a set at Bristol Carnival? on: February 05, 2013, 21:05:30
Snoooo - where did you hear there were no sound systems?

I've got a wedding on that weekend so I can't go, and if I tell my boyfriend there's definitely no sound systems maybe he'll stop banging on about missing it   Bad Teeth

OR I could stop being lazy and ask Mary...but I'm lazy
35  General / The Forum / Re: Getting a set at Bristol Carnival? on: February 05, 2013, 16:55:53
Are the sound systems still a no even for this year? I'm on the Carnival mailing list and didn't spot that bit of news. What's a carnival without a rig or three?
36  General / The Forum / Re: Short-notice date help on: February 01, 2013, 13:24:31
So we're starting the count of 3 pages as of page 2 here right?
37  General / The Forum / Re: instagram on: February 01, 2013, 12:28:04
How about now? Anyone following anyone that you reckon others (me) would be interested in following too?

Using the Explore function to look at the most popular pages is depressing. Photos of ratty dogs in pink bows, feet, nails, cupcakes, girls in outfts and boys trying to look like Justin Bieber.

However, I've found a few gems that are good to follow and I'm on the look out for more

There's a few American photographers I like, Sgoralnick (Stephanie Goralnick) was really good at covering Hurricane Sandy around NY in particular.

My mate has just started getting his work up on there too, OnePennyPiece, the one he did on a garage door is immense!
38  General / The Forum / Re: Return of the Friday 5..... on: February 01, 2013, 12:01:18
 Sad  This week I made it official and told my housemates I'm moving out
 Smiley  I'd warned them it was happening in October so they are totally fine with it and there's no friction
 Cheesy I'm now flat hunting with the man!
 Grin Payrise finally kicked in, I'm no longer walking to work because I can't afford the bus and I can afford to buy back all the pints that have been bought for me over the last few months
 Undecided Work is hard but I've realised it's because I'm good at it so people come to me to get stuff done, which doesn't make it easier but makes me feel better about it. So I stuck my hand up and just got another additional role added to my job yesterday, idiot....
39  General / The Forum / Re: Maximillians on: January 30, 2013, 16:49:48
Maxi's is great but i draw the line at my mate's favourite choices of noodles, wedges and pasta as his only fillings. Together...

I don't think anyone's managed to beat the very old style Fantastic Sandwich in my opinion. Their Ploughmans or Lincoln High Roller were immense and would leave you gnawing on it all day. Then one day they reduced their sizes and reduced themselves from Fantastic Sandwich to just Sandwich in one fell swoop  Sad
40  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig Battery conked out on: January 09, 2013, 18:19:06
about a yeah and a half ago. my other housemate's is fine still.
41  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig Battery conked out on: January 09, 2013, 18:03:08
that's happened to my housemate's too.

i lost all the cables for mine - they are somewhere in Vegas  Sad
42  General / The Forum / Re: Pub Quiz help on: January 08, 2013, 12:42:27
well, funny you should say that. The other quiz host does an amazing Tina Turner impression. It's phenomenal. I was going to see if she would listen to a Tina Turner tune on an ipod and do the impression and people have to guess which song it is.

(a bit shooting stars-ish but in dance form)

43  General / The Forum / Re: Pub Quiz help on: January 08, 2013, 11:28:04
Guess the old school rave intro?

:edit: Or a 'complete the lyrics' round for cheesy 80s power ballads?

Aye - we're going heavy on Tina Turner in this round, but the old school rave bit is a good idea. I'll don my police rave unit t-shirt for it Smiley

 Two Thumbs

How many rounds are you looking for? What about something like a GCSE Science round or something similar?

:edit: Also, the POW on Glos Rd used to hand our things like cellotape, pipe cleaners and toilet rolls etc and give people 20 minutes or so to make a specified item, the best one wins.

ah yeah that would be good!

I was going to raid the million 98p stores around mine for prizes and play-dough on Friday morning. Was thinking of doing a play-dough round per team Smiley
44  General / The Forum / Re: Pub Quiz help on: January 08, 2013, 11:14:44
Guess the old school rave intro?

:edit: Or a 'complete the lyrics' round for cheesy 80s power ballads?

Aye - we're going heavy on Tina Turner in this round, but the old school rave bit is a good idea. I'll don my police rave unit t-shirt for it Smiley
45  General / The Forum / Pub Quiz help on: January 08, 2013, 10:22:20
Hi

I've organised a weekend away with friends for my 30th this weekend, and I figured there may be a small window on Saturday where we may not be blind drunk and may want something to do between feeling sorry for ourselves and getting back on it so I suggested doing a drink the bar dry pub quiz (there's 30 of us). Unfortunately this idea went down a storm and now I'm a bit stuck for ideas on some of the rounds.

Picture round I'm either doing a guess who using unflattering close ups of everyone from pictures I can steal off of facebook, or just steal one of B3ta's picture rounds. I'm doing a Balderdash style round with welsh words that they have to guess what they mean (ie anws blewog - hairy anus) with extra points if their explanation fools another team. Then I'm stuck. There's quite a lot of girls coming so I'm trying hard for it not to feel like a hen party for the 8 guys coming along, but also means a sports round about football isn't going to be very fun for a lot of them.

Has anyone done a pub quiz before and can recommend some sites I can steal from? I only have tonight to sort it out Sad

Thanks
46  General / The Forum / Re: NYE reports on: January 01, 2013, 17:42:32
Went to a great hip hop night called Doctors Orders (spin doctor), party back at mine with mates I havent seen since Brazil last march  and even managed to cook a massive fry up for 8 a couple of hours ago too. And some of them helped clear up so I even have a spotless house too, lush!

Happy New Year everyone!
47  General / The Forum / Re: now Ravi is gone on: December 14, 2012, 20:51:41
Sad times indeed. He had a good innings though.

Also, was the dad of Norah Jones - I did not know that before
48  General / The Forum / Re: what to get one's mum for Xmas? on: December 14, 2012, 20:46:54
I got my mum a varied hedgerow last year - thought I was winging it a bit but turned out she loved it and wanted more of the same for her brithday

Plus it has sloes as one of the plants, and my step-dad makes great sloe gin so any way I can encourage more production of the stuff is a win for me too.

http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/shop/product.html?product_id=125&-session=shopper:C24BF9E21da442F982IWxjDD7E13


I got her a bit of vintage jewellery off of ebay this time.

I find Dads harder to buy for, especially my step-Dad. This year he's getting a book about Brian Clough and some gardening things.
49  General / The Forum / Re: Where's everyone going for their work Christmas do? on: December 06, 2012, 18:54:08
My work cancelled Christmas.

They said that Christmas Parties had become a bit shit because they couldn't afford to be as extravagant as they used to be so now it was just a lame evening with people you work with.

They're doing an AGM in the new year instead which will cost more to fly everyone up to Scotland but has a business purpose. For the morning at least. Then everyone slopes off to the bar until there's only 5 people left doing the team building exercise. There's only been one in the past which was over 4 years ago. We went on to the edinburgh fringe festival afterwards, I used my room for an hour tops before having to catch a plane and being sick whilst sat next to my boss. Now I'm the boss I have high hopes for my team to follow in my footsteps  Slayer
50  General / The Forum / Re: Return of the Friday 5..... on: November 30, 2012, 16:10:00
 Smiley  My client hasn't done what they were meant to do - which means it's looking less likely I will be spending the evening sitting pressing F5 monitoring progress of something...
 Cheesy ... which means I can go to the pub!
 Smiley  My mate's birthday tomorrow and he's been off booze since the 28th of October but back on it tomorrow. We are going to ruin him within the hour
 Smiley  I've done my homework and watched all of Breaking Bad up to Season 5 whilst Fran has waited patiently for me to catch up - ready to hit S5 now
 Cheesy  Had a great chat with my Dad last night, it's usually quite strained and that's been playing on my mind, but we're getting on better which is awesome.


oh and music:
 Laugh  M.D.M.Amazing by Beans on Toast
 Smiley Does he Love you by King Django
 Smiley Pink Champagne by Joe Liggins
 Smiley Correct English by Aspects
 Cheesy one Beer   MF Doom
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