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  1. "We have a large porch & we put fans up" I completely mis-read that. Spent two hours searching for how to make a reservation.
  2. And Ken Shelitto, who took over as manager turned up to work on his first a company car.
  3. I've faced Malcolm Marshall too. He was drinking a rum & orange if I recall correctly (possibly brandy). I was ordering a pint, not of rum.
  4. If all I was lauded for was "The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" I'd be a happy man. Does any man know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours
  5. World's apart. Guitar solo fits the solos thread too.
  6. I certainly would. They all follow chronologically. Other than the short stories which are interspersed. Hope you enjoy. I absolutely loved them.
  7. I'd rank Malcolm Marshall slightly higher but I saw a lot of him at Hampshire's old Northlands Road ground. And I am undoubtedly biased.
  8. I believe that it is tacitly accepted that Umpires don't even look for no-balls now. They claim there is not enough time to check the front foot & within a fraction of a second make a judgment call on where the ball pitched, where was it heading & whether it hit anything. It doesn't help that every decision is analysed in ultra slow motion & that mistakes are held up as incompetence by viewers with no experience. All compounded by having to umpire two teams of cheats. The no-ball problem could & should be solved by reverting to the back foot law.
  9. Damn straight. Though I like to think that the split may have been mutual. Certainly I can confirm that serenading one's intended paramour with the line "lay down, I think I love you" hasn't worked ever. If you've had better luck with it I salute you. Unless you are DC, in which case you should have come up with a better line for the rest of us.
  10. To be honest, fine vocalist though he is/was DC as a lyricist could be horribly cringe worthy. Still, if you can swallow the idea of a three month old bank robber you can swallow anything. As indeed DC may have sung.
  11. If I recall correctly Plant was ragging Coverdale over being a second rate facsimile of Planty himself. A trifle harsh as every long haired, bare chested rock singer of the seventies/eighties was at least second placed behind Plant. If I recall wrongly & he was knocking the band, well in that case Planty was mistaken. For a while Whitesnake were smoking.
  12. The live album is one of my staples. They were right in my sweet spot back then, two cracking guitarists, an excellent bass player & legends on keys & drums. I couldn't give two shots for the reincarnation other than there is a very good take of Soldier of Fortune on the Purple Tour album.
  13. At the start of lockdown I read Just one damned thing after another by Jodi Taylor after my wife had finished it. She was underwhelmed by it. Ten sequels, two short story collections & one spin-off novel later it's fair to say that I was completely & utterly whelmed.
  14. From across the pond Redtails seems like a no-brainer. A degree of titular continuity & pays homage to a group of heroes who stand out even in a time when heroes walked (& flew & sailed) the earth in their thousands.
  15. They were a joy & completely cured my headache caused by Budgie which was the longest 40 minute set I have ever endured. Sorry if I spilt your beer in the bounce.