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The Outpost Cafe / Re: I had my Dilbert moment today ...
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:35:11 PM »
 :mrgreen:

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The Outpost Cafe / I had my Dilbert moment today ...
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:06:43 PM »


Our law firm is getting new IT hardware, lawyers ("fee earners") will receive laptops as opposed to desktop computers. You get to choose between two types. I wanted neither - I never take laptops with me anywhere nor have I ever owned one, if I need to do something mobile, I use my BlackBerry. So I write an email to the good people of our IT department: "A laptop with me is really a waste, can't I have a desktop like anybody else in this firm has who is not a lawyer?"

And this is what the good people of our IT department write:

Thank you for your inquiry. According to our Global Strategy (----> Global Strategy link in our Intranet) laptops are mandatory for fee earners "to nurture a willingness to be innovative, agile, dynamic and disciplined".

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Ok, I then felt suitably empowered (as well as - I hasten to add - fully aligned with our Global Strategy in whatever current version it may exist) and just wrote back that the concept of "innovative, agile, dynamic & disciplined" was really only an update of the age-old principles of "sex & drugs & rock'n'roll" and could I please have my mandatory laptop then clad in leather with studs? (They replied they would give it a try, but that Judas Priest was a high benchmark to meet.)
 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:49:34 PM »
She Bop was supposedly about female masturbation.

Don't play with food.


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Gibson Basses / Re: 3-Point Abuse
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:36:24 AM »

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:34:25 AM »
I'm not a home recorder at all, sorry!

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:24:53 AM »
Alas!, I haven't even revealed my favourite C&W band yet.


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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:21:09 AM »
Ah, I see.  I thought this discussion was a bout the bassist, not the guitars.  And secondly, I only knew about MartinTaylor and Andy Powell, none of the rest of the band.  So the question remains, which TEd was a bit, um, er?    You know, you brought it up!  ;)

I only said he was handsome which had you immediately deduce he was gay!  :mrgreen:

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:19:50 AM »
And getting us back on track... :mrgreen:



Ah, Mr Squeaky is an ardent multi tracker of his voice, a whole school of Geddys singing there.  :mrgreen: But their bass playing is immaculate.

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:12:46 AM »
Can we at least agree that all Gibson pups under the TB+ moniker share a common characteristic - they are not worlds apart in sound.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 07, 2017, 07:08:41 AM »
You C&W Nazis!  :mrgreen:

I need something to put me in a good mood, Nicole's hubby always does. And the girls like him too - wimmin' are never wrong!




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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:05:28 PM »
I didnt even bother to look at the 2018 EB until now, You're right that Black on Black is the nicest looking one they've made.  I never would have considered the natural or sunburst one but the black is actually tempting.

Not collecting for fins, I tend to agree!

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:46:06 PM »
I think there is a misunderstanding between us with illustrious results!

There are two Turners in WA (first line up):

- Martin Turner (bassist and most lead vocals, very early on: moustache)


- Ted Turner (2nd lead guitarist and occasional lead vocals, front guy in pic).



They are not related to another, brothers or anything (even though back then a lot of people thought so). Ted Turner (the WA guy) is the pretty guy singing Jailbait in the above vid (not that Martin Turner isn't handsome in a more rogue-ish way).

Ted Turner left WA under mysterious circumstances in 1974 and was replaced by Laurie Wisefield (ex-Home and Al Stewart). (I hasten to add that there are no credible reports that he grew a moustache or founded CNN or married a North Vietnam supporter/aerobic teacher later on in his life!) Ted returned in the late 80ies/early 90ies for a second stint with WA, Wisefield went on to play with people like Tina Turner, Joe Cocker and Roger Chapman before making a steady living mainly aping Brian May in the house band for the Queen Musical "We Will Rock You!"in London (a train wreck of a musical if I have ever seen one) which ran endlessly but died of natural causes a few years ago (thankfully so).

From what I can tell from seeing him in person and having read from Martin Turner in his biography, he is way too infatuated with women to be gay.

Now where does that leave us other than in the Ric forum?  :mrgreen:

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:51:16 PM »
:gay: you mean? Not that it matters, but he very well might have been/be. Would explain his "lost weekend" of several years when he walked out on WA at the height of their success with no real reason, hiking with a donkey (nicknamed "Wishbone Ass" most appropriately) up the Chilean mountains and then ending up in California - where else? - all esoteric and stuff. I always wondered what brought him to do that. Kinda Andy Fraser'ish. Both WA biographies (by Andy Powell and Martin Turner respectively, and they don't agree on a lot) have their (moderate) share of women stories, but come to think of it Ted is never mentioned as a fly trap for women which is a surprise given his angelic looks.

He was so young when he joined WA, his mum - yes, he lived with his mum - had to sign the contracts. And she would only do that after she had met the other band members.  :mrgreen: While not as experienced or technical savvy at that time as either Andy Powell (the bespectacled Flying V'ling) or other people they auditioned, they all agree they wanted him for the feeling in his playing.

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The Bass Zone / Re: Young Polish Talent (probably a relative of Jake)
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:07:34 PM »
Wait, didn't he just say he bought the record?

He did, Jakovlev, don't let them knock your countrywoman.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: For Dave: Yet another C&W authenticity test ...
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:05:39 PM »
Nope.

And I'm really enjoying the Midland CD spinning on my office stereo as I write. Garth Brooks-ish to the max though (the way the singer intonates), but that is not an insult in my book. Excellent production too.

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