Ginslinger

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  1. They have a physical shop in Cheltenham, made with bricks and stuff. They need to carry stock. Makes perfect sense to carry items that you can't get from HMV.
  2. Good to see Shelvey back and pulling the strings. The best player in the Championship by a mile. If the rumours around Townsend are true, that would be another massive plus. I'll forgive the twat for fucking off and leaving us in the clarts. And yet another Andy Carrol rumour. Which means he'll be picking up another long term injury next weekend.
  3. Fair enough re Amazon - I know they don't sell them but I was stating that unless we support Record stores, they will disappear. Funnily enough, you CAN buy them on eBay and guess what? The seller is getting more than you can buy them for off the official site. You are lucky re import VAT. I've ordered quite a bit of stuff from the official site over the years and have 'got away with it' more often than not. But occasionally when I've ordered more than one item to try to save on postage (as was the case with these CDs, when I ordered 4 at once), they've got me.As havocpaul points out, Badlands will not get away with it - they will have to pay it and therefore so will their customers. I think I showed above that they are probably earning about £5 per CD. Do you really think that they should be telling people they can an get them cheaper elsewhere? It is a business and every business is there to make money. They won't shift enough to survive on tiny margins, so if they are going to sell them, they've got to make it worthwhile. By the way, I don't buy everything from them. They can be expensive compared to other channels but I have got stuff from them which is hard to find anywhere else. And I do tend to find that their customer service is excellent and the items arrive well packaged and in good condition.
  4. I've bought CDs from NUGS and got hit for import VAT. When everything was added up (cost of CD, postage, VAT), it worked out that it cost me just under £30 for a 3 CD show. At today's exchange rate (thanks Brexit) that increases to £34.33. So on that basis Badlands are making about £5 per CD. I don't know if they have to pay any additional VAT on the sale, but they do need to pay tax on any profit, as well as every sale having to contribute to covering the overhead of their business (like paying the people who work there). That comes out of the £5. They've also got to cover 'unsold stock' and generate enough cash to get through the month. I think anyone accusing them of trying to rip people off needs to get their calculator out first. And maybe have a look at Bruce Inc first - $23 for these CD's - really? Where's the money gone for that? Certainly not on the packaging. Support your local independent Record store. Alternatively, you can get things cheaper from Amazon, who don't have to worry about the inconvenience of tax at the same rate the little man does.
  5. Or in other words, you're only allowed to play or like Bruce's music if you have the same political beliefs as he has.
  6. Bruce - The River Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell Blondie - Parallel Lines Peter Gabriel - 3 (Melt) Motorhead - Overkill Rainbow - Rising U2 - War ELO - Out of the Blue Fleetwood Mac - Rumours Status Quo - Hello
  7. This was posted by the band on facebook. My reading of this is that it has absolutely nothing to do with Trump or indeed any particular party - it's a celebration of the event/democracy. If people start pulling out of this type of thing because the wrong person won, what does that do to democracy? B Street Band haters should maybe listen to President Obama's final speech. Hi Guys Although we have thousands of fans/friends that know and understand our band and how we tick. Their are many Bruce fans that are reading the headlines about the NJ Gala Inauguration the B-Street band is performing next week. B-Street Band friends and fans know that the band has NO political agenda on stage but there are many people just getting to know us and I want them to get a better picture of the whole situation. The B-Street band would NEVER intentionally disrespect Bruce, the music or the E-Street band A statement to Bruce/B-Street Band Fans: The B-Street Band owes everything we have accomplished in our nearly 37 years to Mr. Springsteen and the E-street band. Because of his music, our families, friendships, and all social and business relationships over the last 37 years are indirectly because our relationship to Bruce's music. Our Band members mimic the working class guy, with no agent, no Manager, No road crew…..we carry the equipment, production, book the band, make all the arrangements, everything is done ourselves and work nearly 200 gigs a year up and down the coast. We are most proud of the fact that the band has helped raise millions of dollars for charities by drawing fans of Bruce's music to events that raise money for Cancer, Parkinson's disease, money for personal tragedy etc. The Band has been chosen to represent NJ Special Olympics to help raise funds and awareness for more than a decade. The B-Street band would never intentionally disrespect Bruce or his music In 2009, The B-Street Band was honored to be contracted by the NJ Inaugural ball to perform at their gala celebrating Barack Obama's election celebration. The NJ State Society was so impressed, they immediately hired the band for their gala 4 YEARS later 2013. At that time we performed for President Obama's successful re-election. The Gala again enjoyed our NJ Shore flavored style and signed us a third time 4 YEARS before for the 2017 Gala. Every four years, the nonpartisan New Jersey State Society of Washington, DC sponsors a bipartisan inaugural gala in January regardless of which party wins the White House. Subject to the availability of tickets, New Jersians and other fans of the Garden State are invited to attend. This event is separate from the official and partisan inaugural ball the next night that does require a written personal invitation. The B-Street band has performed for both political parties dozens of times, starting with DNC events in the 1990's through last summer as featured band at the DNC Block party Philadelphia on Mon July 25, 2016 as well as the NJ delegates party at the DNC. This Gala is about the state of NJ with the music selection being Bruce, Some Bon Jovi, Franky Vali, Frank Sinatra etc. The party celebrates the change of office and gives respect to the office of the president. Something that is sometimes lost in all of this I'm afraid.
  8. Yes, they have released a statement, which is in the press. They have also commented on facebook. Hi Guys Although we have thousands of fans/friends that know and understand our band and how we tick. Their are many Bruce fans that are reading the headlines about the NJ Gala Inauguration the B-Street band is performing next week. B-Street Band friends and fans know that the band has NO political agenda on stage but there are many people just getting to know us and I want them to get a better picture of the whole situation. The B-Street band would NEVER intentionally disrespect Bruce, the music or the E-Street band A statement to Bruce/B-Street Band Fans: The B-Street Band owes everything we have accomplished in our nearly 37 years to Mr. Springsteen and the E-street band. Because of his music, our families, friendships, and all social and business relationships over the last 37 years are indirectly because our relationship to Bruce's music. Our Band members mimic the working class guy, with no agent, no Manager, No road crew…..we carry the equipment, production, book the band, make all the arrangements, everything is done ourselves and work nearly 200 gigs a year up and down the coast. We are most proud of the fact that the band has helped raise millions of dollars for charities by drawing fans of Bruce's music to events that raise money for Cancer, Parkinson's disease, money for personal tragedy etc. The Band has been chosen to represent NJ Special Olympics to help raise funds and awareness for more than a decade. The B-Street band would never intentionally disrespect Bruce or his music In 2009, The B-Street Band was honored to be contracted by the NJ Inaugural ball to perform at their gala celebrating Barack Obama's election celebration. The NJ State Society was so impressed, they immediately hired the band for their gala 4 YEARS later 2013. At that time we performed for President Obama's successful re-election. The Gala again enjoyed our NJ Shore flavored style and signed us a third time 4 YEARS before for the 2017 Gala. Every four years, the nonpartisan New Jersey State Society of Washington, DC sponsors a bipartisan inaugural gala in January regardless of which party wins the White House. Subject to the availability of tickets, New Jersians and other fans of the Garden State are invited to attend. This event is separate from the official and partisan inaugural ball the next night that does require a written personal invitation. The B-Street band has performed for both political parties dozens of times, starting with DNC events in the 1990's through last summer as featured band at the DNC Block party Philadelphia on Mon July 25, 2016 as well as the NJ delegates party at the DNC. This Gala is about the state of NJ with the music selection being Bruce, Some Bon Jovi, Franky Vali, Frank Sinatra etc. The party celebrates the change of office and gives respect to the office of the president. Something that is sometimes lost in all of this I'm afraid.
  9. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/13/bruce-springsteen-tribute-band-trump-inauguration-gala-b-street
  10. The first time I have listened to this album in nearly 30 years. I'd completely forgotten what a stunning album it is and why I almost wore the grooves out when I first got it. Time for a delve into his catalogue.
  11. Roy is right - it's West End, Long Branch, NJ. How do I know? 'Cos it's also the January photo in the 2017 calendar and says so on the picture. Spooky.
  12. Wham Rap was the song 'our gang' used to sing at the end of the night when we were young and pissed. It used to really piss of the young and angry miserable bastards who thought they were cooler than anyone else I see one of them appears to have posted on this thread.
  13. Hopefully Shelvey missing a few games will convince Rafa that he needs to get his chequebook out. Sheffield Wednesday game highlighted that without him, we have zero creativity in the middle of the pitch. We have plenty of hard working midfield grafters but no one else who realises they are allowed to pass the ball forward. I live in a house full of Wednesday supporters - not a great place to be on Boxing Day
  14. Wham Rap. Everything was downhill after this classic.