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  1. hairychris

    Do You Name Your Guitars?

    I'm really bad* with names. I never named toys as a kid or anything like that. Why name anything if I know what they are? Seems completely irrelevant to me. Anyway, guitars already have names (model, etc) so someone else has done the hard part. I mean I can see why you have to name kids** (at a...
  2. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Haha. As a kid I used to go on family holidays to France in the 70s and 80s. Quite a lot of these were disrupted by fishermen blockading ports or lorry drivers blocking motorways. The French are A+ at industrial disputes. The French police are also fairly well known for being quick to kick off...
  3. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    As I've said in other places: this really isn't doing my depression much good! And according to my psychiatrist I am not the only one of her patients with all this crap on their mind either.
  4. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Supposedly. This shower of twats seem to be doing bugger-all the rest of the time too.
  5. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    It's an interesting race fo' sho'. Including the peloton getting accidentally tear-gassed by French police a bit earlier today! Anyway, Brexit is still going well. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/no-deal-brexit-ex-pat-pensions-illegal-retired-eu-europe-theresa-may-a8461166.html...
  6. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    GT is a monster. Always has been, but inconsistent on the TdF previously. He's still riding for Froome, although the longer he stays in yellow the more difficult the internal politics in the Sky team.
  7. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Yeah, sorry, got muddled up! Hence trying to avoid the whole politics thing - generally the response to any of my opinions on the subject is "Well... it's actually a lot more complicated" so I'll just not bother. :) But, unlike most of the idiots screaming for hard Brexit, I am actually aware...
  8. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Ah right, I have difficulty picking up humour sometimes (and unfortunately have an almost total sense of humour failure over this shitshow)! Yeah, pretty much. AFAIK though new countries who join the EU are expected to work towards joining the Euro. UK hasn't, Poland hasn't, most of the rest...
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    Any Brits here?

    The genie's out of the bottle. Even if the economy isn't totally tanked it'll teke decades for society to get over this. It's depressing. Unionist = (UK) Loyalist = generally Protestant = want to remain part of "The Union" (United Kingdom) ruled from London Republican = (Irish) Nationalist =...
  10. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    I might be a bit slow on the uptake but I'm not sure what you expected! I'm lefty-ish and think that Corbyn is a liability. The problem is that the UK's political system doesn't work very well with referendums. We're a representative democracy as opposed to a direct one, and on a legal front...
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    Any Brits here?

    Prod of Scottish descent. She had mental stories about working her family's business and everyone had to change names when working Catholic/Unionist events (her name is.... very Loyalist...). Still, she's very equitable and absolutely loathes the DUP! Yeah. It's all nonsense!
  12. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Nope. Him supporting Brexit is more likely to turn the UK into a crappy tax haven instead of a socialist paradise. He has no clue.
  13. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Many moons ago I went out with a girl from Norn Iron. It was quite eye-opening on several fronts!
  14. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Haha! Ugh. Corbyn is an old-school leftie who, unfortunately, is still stuck in the 80s politically. He was pretty much a constant rebel, and through an impressive grass-roots campaign got to be leader of Labour. There are, however, problems with him: > He has some really dubious friends...
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    Any Brits here?

    This is after the cabinet meeting on Friday agreed things. Davis quit, Johnson likely only did because of that and if he sticks around his career would be more sunk. Note: the only thing that these people care about are themselves, Johnson being by far the worst in that respect. Note 2: It's...
  16. hairychris

    Any Brits here?

    Are you enjoying today's political car-crash?
  17. hairychris

    Is Orange Goblin a real band?

    I got chucked out of a doom fan page on Facebook for expressing said views. Amusingly not before one of their ex-members had agreed, haha!
  18. hairychris

    Is neck through vs bolt a deal breaker for any of you?

    Generally bolt-on > set > thru. I prefer that a very stiff neck that doesn't run through the body feels to play. I've owned a bunch of thru-necks and they were fine, but it seems that my general choice of guitar always brings me to the others. FWIW I have a replacement neck for my Tele on the...
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    Is Orange Goblin a real band?

    They've managed to keep going with basically an unchanged line-up for over 20 years, and managed some success along the way. Any band with that sort of experience should be pretty good at what they do. What really helps is that the music is honest and the band members are exactly what they seem...
  20. hairychris

    Is Orange Goblin a real band?

    Yep, they rehearsed at the same studio as my old band in the early 00s. 100% legit. Yep. I don't really know the guys but we do have a lot of mutual friends in the scene. They're funny buggers. EDIT: Ben's huge btw! :cheers: EDIT2: And don't go drinking with any of them. They will bury you!


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