Posts by foxfeeder

    Definitely the studio version. There's a crispness to the guitars and an overall aggression that is fantastic. The live version is much smoother and loses this edge - practically everything on Seconds Out loses this aspect, which is fine for some things and worse for others.

    Agreed. If this series of threads is going to be studio v SO, Studio will win them all for me.

    Looking at Genesis Revisited, with Google Translate, (which does a pretty good job), "For Absent Friends" comes out as "Four Absolute Friends" which kind of does get to the point in a "round the back" way. Even better though, in an ironic twist on oriental accent humour, "Los Endos" is translated to "Ross Endos"! :D

    Watched it all, very good. Nice to see the pink label Charisma cassette, same as first one I had: cover pic flipped round, and side 2 as side 1 and vice-versa! Bought in HMV or Virgin Megastore (forget which) in 1980, along with "The Story Of I" by Patrick Moraz. Only bought the CD of one of those albums, guess which! ;)

    My issue with requiring ID is that in the US Republicans want to use it to disadvantage lower income and minority voters who may not have ID.

    Hmmm. Just because a party in another country with a broken political system wants to misuse it, doesn't make it wrong. ID available free to anyone who needs it here, as in most countries I guess.


    As an aside, going and spoiling the paper, or staying home and not engaging with the low talent politicians, which says more to them? I think the latter. I get the argument that many have fought and lost their lives for our right to vote, more than most people do, I think, I'm aware of the sacrifices in WW2 (both my parents lived through it) to give us the life we have now, but I'm pretty sure a lot of those same people would be pretty disgusted with the politicians we now have, and would turn their back on them too.


    Will I vote this time? I don't know yet, let's see if a candidate, or a party, can convince me they can do the job. At least Labour appear to have learned some fiscal responsibility, though saying it is one thing, doing it another.


    Musical recommendation: The Candidate (youtube.com)

    Excellent article about Paula Vennells "performance" at the PO/Horizon enquiry:

    Rev Vennells wept but couldn’t remember much about sending innocent subpostmasters to jail. All so long ago | Marina Hyde
    As the former Post Office CEO faced the inquiry and her victims, she said ‘sorry’ a lot. About what? It was never really clear, says Guardian columnist Marina…
    www.theguardian.com


    "wholly inadequate holy inadequate" - what a great line!

    i.e.- Trump in 2016. The polls had Hillary in a landslide, and yet….

    By the way, I wouldn’t vote for Trump if my life depended on it. I usually don’t wade into politics with anyone other than my wife. Too visceral.

    Literally beats me why anyone would vote for Trump. The fact he's even running is proof of how low the Republican party has sunk, they need more people like the senator (congressman?) from his own party who, after Biden won, said "Trump needs to put his big boy pants on" with reference to his unwillingness to accept the result.


    Fear is, if Trump wins, where does it go? Civil War in USA? Nato falling apart because he doesn't understand the issues? Putin unchallenged? And we, who lived through the cold war, thought we were out of the woods!

    As you all probably know, voting is compulsory in Australia where I am. I live in a very safe conservative seat so my vote doesn't matter most of the time, but I'm proud to exercise my right. But it it isn't compulsory I suppose people just say 'a curse on all their houses' as above.

    Incidentally, how do they enforce compulsory voting with a secret ballot system? If you just turn up, fold the paper and drop it in the box, does that satisfy them? I didn't know it was compulsory in Australia, and tbh, I'd be happy with such a system, but only if we had politicians who earn the respect to make it worth while. Not sure I can think of anywhere that such people are standing!


    Also, I assume that, to enforce it, you need ID. I think ID is a good thing, without it, the system is open to all sorts of abuse, anyone could turn up and claim to be you, armed with enough knowledge of you.

    Surely you would vote for the least worst person standing in your constituency, given that under the Westminster system you don't directly vote for the party leader.


    As you all probably know, voting is compulsory in Australia where I am. I live in a very safe conservative seat so my vote doesn't matter most of the time, but I'm proud to exercise my right. But it it isn't compulsory I suppose people just say 'a curse on all their houses' as above.


    Anyway I am looking forward to watching the election results on the BBC. I sometimes wish we had the first past the post system.

    Well, the person who won the local constituency, Chris Matheson, was later kicked out of parliament, so that kinda didn't work either! ;)

    Are you kidding me?

    English is my Mother Tongue.

    I wrote "I'm not a Conspiracy Theorist Horsecrap at all!!!!" while being incensed by your uncalled for remark. My reply was grammatically logical as I'm not one of those shitheads parroting conspiracy theories. Furthermore, it is a far more natural English sentence than your Byzantine declamation "I accept that what you said about "they'll vote for you" is a badly worded explanation, given your reply saying [it] is not even grammatically logical.", it looks like a broken Google translation.

    And last, but not least, I wrote "I'm not" not "I''m not".

    Those like us who have English as a first language know that only a single apostrophe is needed for a verbal contraction rather than a double one.

    QED!

    And last, but not least, a lot of battles had been fought in order to have universal suffrage. In my opinion, voting should be compulsory.

    Really?


    2019 election: 3 choices: Boris Johnson: can't vote for him, reasons being obvious. Jeremy Corbyn: can't vote for him, wants to borrow when we are already saddled with debt by last Labour gov't as Brown tries to buy election, post credit-crunch. (Imagine if he had, THEN we'd had Covid!!!) Jo Swinson: can't vote for her, hypocrite leading Liberal DEMOCRATS who states she is not going to invoke the democratic will of the people in the EU Referendum (later turns out she's one of the enablers of Post Office scandal along with Ed Davey among others.) So, who you gonna vote for if you are legally required, but have a brain?


    I accept that what you said about "they'll vote for you" is a badly worded explanation, given your reply saying "I''m not a Conspiracy Theorist Horsecrap at all!!!!" is not even grammatically logical. I assume English is not your first language?

    If a coaster can be regarded as "media", and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland can be interpreted as "Genesis" in any way, this, from my recent stay in Whitby, should fit this topic! :)


    Guessing the "play 500rpm" references the vinyl version of the single, to make it as close as possible in style? CD's do need to spin at 500 when first loaded, to read the table of contents, at the inner section of the data track, but it slows during play, under control of the data, to about 200rpm at the outer edge. Read speed is about 1.4 metres a second.