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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed those two as well. In fact, I still have my copy of Los Alamos and have read it several times.
  2. You're the third person including myself who's posted that they are reading/have read The Accomplice. Joseph Kanon must appeal to modellers!
  3. Just caught up with the good news, congrats to all involved! glad to hear initial problems resolved, and I'm sure photos will soon follow.
  4. It must be my browser because all I see is a photo of deer crossing sign for the whole 3 minutes 45 seconds. Is something supposed to happen?
  5. Wez, just wanted to second your comment. I confess this is probably the first or second part of Britmodeller I go to when I first visit BM in the day, to seewho’s Listening to what. I have been shown so many different bands and artistes that I didn’t know about, and often I discover that there are other BM’ers who like artistes I do and not necessarily “main stream” artistes! Long may it continue is all I can say! Oh, last thing I listened to last night - the best of Van Halen.
  6. What a great choice. The first TD track I heard, on a Prog compilation was Dolphin Smile, and from that single track I bought this album, then another 50 odd!
  7. I like a lot, as I said, of his books. That doesn't mean I recommend them Caveat Emptor, as they say. I remember around 20 years ago enthusing over Todd Rundgren to a new colleague, and I burnt him a CD of around 20 tracks as a sampler. He returned it to me a few days later, saying, with a pitying smile, "You like this sh*te"? I said, "oh yes, since 1972." Is why I never recommend, just point out I like them!
  8. I'm glad to see someone else enjoy the book. For me, this was one of the best Stephen King books over the last few years. I thought after the Tommyknockers (in Chronological order ) his books dipped considerably, For me, since the Tommyknockers, only the Green Mile, Under the Dome and From a Buick 8 were worth reading, untl 22.11.63 which I thought was excellent. The best books since 22.11.63 have been the ones featuring the character Holly Gibney; Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch, the Outsider, and Elevation. I have to finish by saying the run
  9. In order to stop panic-buying, supermarkets are imposing maximum purchase levels, as follows. Asda: two hand sanitisers and a four-pack of toilet rolls. Tesco: one hand sanitiser, 500g of rice and a four-pack of toilet rolls. Waitrose: one lobster, six quails' eggs and 100g of foie gras. Aldi: one welding kit, a pink sports bra, two trumpets and a wetsuit.
  10. I've built one Brengun model - the 1/48 Ohka - and it was fine. Good fit, although a very low part count.
  11. A good example of this is covid 29; January 1st looking forward to the new year ; now look at us.
  12. To read; I've already started to read the bio of Theresa May's premiership; I've reached for the whisky a couple of times. Fans of Peter Robinson will nod sagely and say Ay up, and settle contentedly with their own copy of the book; and the story of how people like Fuchs betrayed their own side is always fascinating. To listen to while reading, the latest Pineapple Thief album, and some good old thrash from Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, a follow up to the first such collaboration 20 years ago!
  13. Aaah. Oh dear, perhaps I shouldn't have laughed so much! In the clip you linked to, I did like the one comment, that "metronomes are calibrated to the drummer" and in comments for another clip I saw this gem; "CERN use this drummer to set the time on the atomic clock"
  14. Oh, you've made my day - the drummer is outstanding !! (P.S. Thanks for the introduction to Khruangbin who were a new name to me) You're welcome. They are very new to me, too. As I said, I was following a link to the tv commercials for coca cola, music by the Who, and this clip was in the side bar. I can't say that the music wows me so much I have to go and buy an album, but it is pleasant enough.
  15. The latest in the 33 1/3 series of books turned up today; this is numberr 148, to join I'm your fan (songs of Leonard Cohen) and Suicide by Suicide received last week, numbers 147 and 149. The next batch of these books isn't out until November, and will include books on Nick Cave's Murder ballads, from Elvis in Memphis and 24 Carat black; Misfortune's wealth. There are now 149 published, I have all of them, and truthfully I have started to read all of them, but I haven't necessarily finished all of them. I also have the album (on CD) fo
  16. That's a good idea. Thanks!
  17. Thanks for that. I couldn't believe the prices, though Amazon I know use a sort of price by demand, though I doubt that everyone in BM decided to look at it at the same time!
  18. Intrigued by the David Edgerton book, I looked it up on Amazon - £70 hardback, £30 paperback!
  19. Whofan

    Our new car

    My wife was driving our fiat punto (13 years old) one evening in 2006 on the way to pick me up from the railway station. She's just turned left at a T junction when the cam belt (as we found out later) went. SWIMBO in panic mode managed to coast to the roadside and call me on mobile - imagine perhaps how your own partners might be - when came the wail "oh no, someone's just driven into me!" I'm at the station, no lift, and no taxis, in full on my God mode. Managed to get hold of her brother who came out, picked me up and took me to her. As we approached the
  20. Following a link to this; I came across this, and I don't think it will be difficult to see the band's unique selling point.
  21. Not a big fan of musicals but you need the classics now and again... Vince, in general terms I;m not, but West Side Story, South Pacific, 7 brides for 7 brothers Tommy and though I'm not that bothered at all, Sound of Music are equally classics. West Side Story is of course the source for one of Todd Rundgren's covers; Something's coming. Funny thing is that our 16 month old grandson loves us singing the Wizard of Oz to him! Oooh, I guess we're not in Kansas any more ........
  22. I’m glad someone else finds them .... unusual! Also good to find someone else buys these books. I’ve got all of the ones published, except for the Janet Jackson Velvet Rope book (not in the warehouse yet) and the album to go with each book - apart from a couple. The writing style is varied - some of them I can’t finish, but I try to read the book as I play the CD. I thought the OK computer book really complemented the album, though!
  23. 2 more in the 33 1/3 series of books on albums. I'm your fan is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, featuring Leonard Cohen songs covered by various artistes - 18 songs by artistes ranging from Ian McCulloch, the Pixies, John Cale, to REM, the Lilac Time, Fatima mansions. I've now got to get the CD! The other, Suicide's Suicide I do have the album. Frankly, the album is ...... ummm .... unusual, to say the least!
  24. In one of those wierd coincidences I was reading your build article in AMW while I started the PC up, A very nice model indeed, but my word, that periscope sighting for the turrets must have been awkward to use in real life! Nice to see the magic scale gubbins in action, too!
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