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NorthSideJimmy

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  • Birthday 10/06/1956

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  1. Sorry if it has been said before but it is beyond belief that in the Get Back sessions, John and Ringo were 28, Paul was 26 and George 25.
  2. Great as it is, I think the Grammys are looking for something a bit more cutting edge. It's hardly that.
  3. My son has been told by a guy in a band that Bruce is a misogynist and a disgrace because he wrote Red Headed Woman. Do the women of the Lake agree?
  4. I'm colour blind. But about 1 in 5 people are, most don't know it. I never noticed until an ophthalmologist told me when doing a detailed eye test. I gave a wrong response to which was greener of two greens. It's not that you see black as red, it's just subtle differences between shades you might get wrong.
  5. Patti goes to the Dublin Horse show most years to buy horses. Bruce sometimes shows up.
  6. A lot of parents want children to be the players they could or should have been themselves. It's not fair on the kid.
  7. Sorry just started this after the sad death of the author Johnny Rogan last week. I thought I knew Van a bit but I am learning so much. It's a historical and social lesson on Belfast from 1800 to the 60s at the start. Population 20,000 in 1800, 350,000 in 1900 fs. An only child growing up with liberal parents in a sectarian enclave and ignoring the bigotry. Being moody and kicked out of his first band for drinking and not fitting. At 15. It's great so far and looks like getting better. He isn't even in Them yet. Edit to say, when I say he parents were liberal it's all relative. His dad had gone to work in Detroit and came back with loads of records , this broaden Van's horizons. They were not strict church goers which was unusual in Belfast then. His mother became a Jehovah's Witness. That was unusual too. His bandmate said that was not a problem, as long as you weren't a Catholic you were left alone in Belfast. So his mother actually brought him to the JW's Kingdom Hall in Belfast. And he actually worked cleaning windows when he was 17. It's so brilliant so far I want to next read his Smith's book after which Morrissey hoped the author died soon in a car crash on the M20 or wherever
  8. His between song monologues played a huge part in growing his almost unique connection with the fans. We got to know him, not just the songs. If I didn't like him I would have walked away, even if I loved the songs. I'm not going to stop liking him because he had a thimble of tequila and got on a bike.
  9. Well. Yes it is. It's probably the definition of rock and roll behaviour. Leave out the hanging, very few do that, thankfully.
  10. I haven't read the entire thread. I presume it's been said but just in case. While one shot is harmless, If he had 41 shots he's in trouble with the cops.
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