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Postby Minnie the Minx » 14 Oct 2020, 15:37

Yes, it felt fucking great!
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Postby Six String » 14 Oct 2020, 18:13

Rebecca just asked me about going to the coast on election day. We would stay in the same place we did back in March just as things were locking down. The individual units are separated and it includes a Weber grill, microwave and fridge so we don’t have to go anywhere else for food. It’s a very remote part of the northern Sonoma coast so not a lot of people or civilization to deal with. Plenty of outdoors to enjoy. Sounds like a plan.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 20 Oct 2020, 01:10

Six String wrote:Rebecca just asked me about going to the coast on election day. We would stay in the same place we did back in March just as things were locking down. The individual units are separated and it includes a Weber grill, microwave and fridge so we don’t have to go anywhere else for food. It’s a very remote part of the northern Sonoma coast so not a lot of people or civilization to deal with. Plenty of outdoors to enjoy. Sounds like a plan.


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 20 Oct 2020, 02:23

Last week, I was granted a trip into my distant past, thanks to some old reel to reels I had kept from doing radio journalism when I was 19. One of them said that it was the Anti Poll Tax March in Manchester in 1989, and one said that it was an interview with my mother. I remembered neither of these things, but couldn't think why I would have cassettes with those titles on if they were not what they said they were. I have spent the best part of a decade trying to find video or audio of my mother so I could hear her voice, and have contacted people all over the world with no joy whatsoever.

I got the digitized copies back and knew that only one of them had been blank. I knew I was going to have to listen to the tape of my mum at home, so listened to the poll tax march one first - a mish mash of telling my friends to fuck off and be serious, interviewing friends pretending they were strangers, random vox pops, conversations with actual strangers and ending up in the pub interviewing two people from Glasgow who I clearly can't understand. I try to tape someone burning their form, they have to light it three times. It's fantastically Partridge.

I got home and me and Baron sat down to put on the disc with my mum on it. I had warned my three siblings this is what I was doing that day, and that I would send a copy as soon as I could. They all stayed awake until I had sent it. I can't explain fully what it felt like, waiting to put the disc in. It's not like preparing to open a photo album, or read a letter. The knowledge that your ears are about to receive something that it has not done in a long time is a bizarre moment, and I didn't know how I would react. I pressed play and sat back against the sofa and the absolute second that she started talking I was slack jawed. Of course, this was the first time Baron had met my mum too, and it was extraordinary that the whole conversation was about Perestroika and her Estonian story, given that Baron has developed the same love for Estonia that I have.

I always remembered her with a much deeper voice -yet here she was with something of a much higher pitch, answering thoughtfully, with ideas that came out of real and dreadful experiences but also random observations about people she disliked (my mum disliked lots of people) that she presented somehow as deep insights into the nature of mankind. Her pacing and pauses were dramatic and it was littered with the little sighs she used to do that I had almost forgotten. I wasn't exactly propelled back in time on listening, but it did stop the present for me and it did wrap me with a layer of something that I can't easily write about, only that it feels like blood and muscle and time and acceptance and both picking something up and letting go of something simultaneously.

My siblings have all had various experiences of listening to it, and everyone is focused on different things. My nephew listened to his grandmother for the first time sitting next to my brother, his dad, at the computer and I know what that scene would have been like and I can cry without even having to hear about the details.

On a completely different note, I don't remember doing that interview with my mother, at all. Neither do I remember being on the poll tax march in Manchester. I remember being on the London march, but only because of the riot and because I have pictures of the day. How could I have completely forgotten both of those things? This is the first time that I have experienced a real, tangible and vivid sense of being "older" and sections of my memory being in a closet, unused. It made me think, for the first time in any real-life experience terms, of punitive sentences and the purpose of punishment. Had I done something at that march that resulted in a fatality, I might well still be in prison today - and I can't even remember the march. I can't remember it!
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Postby Charlie O. » 20 Oct 2020, 02:35

Brilliant, Anna. You make ME want to hear both recordings!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 20 Oct 2020, 02:36

Charlie O. wrote:Brilliant, Anna. You make ME want to hear both recordings!


I've sent em to a few people! Send us your email. I'll send em.
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Postby Six String » 20 Oct 2020, 06:04

What a fantastic experience and get ready for more old memories to surprise you. Shit happens as they say.

Our short getaway is locked in. I only need to figure out what we’re going to eat and pick out the wines to go with the food. Everything else will be decided on the fly. I’ve been coming to this place since the late 80s so it’s obviously a place I enjoy. Casual elegance with a dash of rustic and a feeling of being far away from the world. Really looking forward to this after seven months at home. I wouldn’t stay in a traditional hotel at this point but more often than not I’d prefer something like this anyway so it doesn’t feel like a compromise.

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Postby Charlie O. » 21 Oct 2020, 20:55

I voted today. Was in line for over two hours. Countering the seemingly popular assumption that all of the early voters are Democrats, I can attest that there were some Republicans there - including the chattering idiot couple immediately behind me who were neither wearing masks nor socially distancing. They were the ONLY people I saw in that line not wearing masks... and they had to get in line behind ME. :evil:
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Postby Flower » 23 Oct 2020, 17:24

I went into my corner variety store and saw that they had ... LUCKY ELEPHANT POPCORN.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Elephant_Popcorn

I haven't seen it for several years and it's only a dollar a box. :D
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Postby Six String » 24 Oct 2020, 04:25

I got a thumbs up from one of the top djs in the city for my gig last night. I’ll take that over ten from regular customers. I was playing an all acoustic set so not my usual jazz/r&b/rock set so rightly chuffed on the recognition.

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Postby Dr. Baron » 24 Oct 2020, 12:29

Nice work, Charlie!
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Postby kath » 24 Oct 2020, 12:52

Charlie O. wrote:I voted today. Was in line for over two hours. Countering the seemingly popular assumption that all of the early voters are Democrats, I can attest that there were some Republicans there - including the chattering idiot couple immediately behind me who were neither wearing masks nor socially distancing. They were the ONLY people I saw in that line not wearing masks... and they had to get in line behind ME. :evil:


oh lord, i hope ya don't get sick.

i know my own experience was lucky.

mind ya, when i chose the tucked away place to vote early, it was in a poorer section of the parish. 80% of the line was black. i'm sure there were a few trump supporters in line with us, but at least they were very, very quiet. small favors and all.

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Postby Neige » 24 Oct 2020, 22:02

I'm currently entering my 45's into Discogs and was rather pleasantly surprised that I own an ultra-rare, privately pressed Swiss French punk single by "Jack" (the two song titles, in translation: Army and Fuck Off Everybody b/w Theologically :lol: )

https://www.discogs.com/Jack-Armee-And- ... se/6357522

The fact that the cover is missing will make it less valuable but still: The one copy that changed hands so far did so for almost 400 Swiss francs (ca. 340 quid), and the asking price for the one currently on offer is more then 1000 Swiss francs. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby Six String » 25 Oct 2020, 14:51

That’s cool Felix. Are you selling it? One of these days I’m going to start selling off my lps and I have some jazz lps in particular that go for silly money.

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Postby kath » 26 Oct 2020, 07:50

i guess i'm gonna put this here? dunno where else to put it.

i lived in huntsville, alabama for twenty years. they just took down a confederate statue that's been in front of the courthouse for 115 years.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/confederate-monument-removed-alabama-courthouse-73784106

i'm actually pretty amazed about this. mwhahaha.

they moved the statue to an old civil war cemetery. maple hill. i lived a mile from it. i've been there many, many times. (is it only people from new orleans who love cemeteries? maybe. but i love em.)

maple hill is a beautiful cemetery, especially when the dogwood trees bloom. yeah, it's sposed to be haunted... it has a playground for dead children... but it isn't haunted. it's just beautiful.'

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so anyway, they put the statue in the right place.

now if only they'd send me a copy of my car title, i could get new plates.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Nov 2020, 14:29

I've avoided social media and news for the most part for a few days to try and give my brain some peace. The election run up has been so overwhelmingly awful and full on and I don't understand how people can do it. I've had to make a conscious decision to avoid things so that I don't go to bed at night worrying. I had media re-entry just now, to news of overwhelming Covid statistics, lockdowns, Vienna shootings, voting projections and now John Sessions is dead. John fucking Sessions. Fucking hell.
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Postby Six String » 03 Nov 2020, 22:44

We went out to our car this morning at the hotel and we had a note on the windshield from a neighbor who mistakenly thought we were the randy neighbors making noise all night. I’m confident this person based it on where the car was parked even though spaces aren’t numbered but we were parked close to the offending room. This building has four rooms and three were occupied so we were in #7 and #5 was the noisy room and #6 was the complainer. So the complainer said she was happy for our robust sex life but that it kept them up all night and they were going to have a rough day today. Both rooms checked out so no one will ever know the truth except us and the manager as we took the note to her and explained that we went to sleep at 9:00 last night and didn’t have sex so we were innocent of any violations and besides we had done all that noise making the night before at home! We kind of over indulged the night before so combined with the three hour drive we were bushed and retired early. It was pretty funny actually, we just reported it to keep our reputation intact as we are frequent visitors of this establishment.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Nov 2020, 23:13

Six String wrote:We went out to our car this morning at the hotel and we had a note on the windshield from a neighbor who mistakenly thought we were the randy neighbors making noise all night. I’m confident this person based it on where the car was parked even though spaces aren’t numbered but we were parked close to the offending room. This building has four rooms and three were occupied so we were in #7 and #5 was the noisy room and #6 was the complainer. So the complainer said she was happy for our robust sex life but that it kept them up all night and they were going to have a rough day today. Both rooms checked out so no one will ever know the truth except us and the manager as we took the note to her and explained that we went to sleep at 9:00 last night and didn’t have sex so we were innocent of any violations and besides we had done all that noise making the night before at home! We kind of over indulged the night before so combined with the three hour drive we were bushed and retired early. It was pretty funny actually, we just reported it to keep our reputation intact as we are frequent visitors of this establishment.


:lol:

Fantastic.
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Postby Six String » 04 Nov 2020, 21:18

Lovely day of hiking at Salt Point State Park sitting on magnificent sandstone carved by the wind and the rain, waves crashing majestically as they do. Then we stopped at a proper beach and had a picnic. Nothing like the roar of the ocean to clear your head. One more night and we straggle home tomorrow.

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Postby Samoan » 06 Nov 2020, 13:11

I'm fifty smackers heavier in my bank account, which is very nice, as an apology and compensation from my bank. I'd been to the post office to pay a big time-sensitive bill but it wouldn't go through. I was mortified and embarrassed, as well as frigging furious but with an abundance of caution as it was a 3 figure bill, I'd taken another payment card with me which went through fine.
So after lots of animated high-pitched telephone conversation at home with my bank who had no explanation, a boss bank person rang me back later to say in essence, what can we do to make this complaint go away and make you happy, would you accept fifty pounds ? Which I did.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.


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