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  1. Red Shift

    This VE Day thing.

    Apparently the Russians never approved of ‘The World At War’ and so produced their own TV series called ‘The Unknown War’. Just as epic too. Narrated by Burt Lancaster
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    This VE Day thing.

    Team effort I think, but I’ll acknowledge the huge contribution from Uncle Sam, yes.
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    The Runcorn Thread

    I stand corrected!! This was my hell hole, for 12 months. St. Michael's Church of England Infant School, Shaw Street, Runcorn
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    The Runcorn Thread

    Just doesn’t ring any bells. However, I googled and I think it’s the Holy Trinity C of E which was closed in 1969, ironically, the year I moved to Frodsham Secondary Modern having failed my 11+
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    The Space Thread

    Righto. Time on our hands. You’ll LOVE this little app. Apollo 11. The Powered Decent that made history. 12 minutes of your lockdown time is all it takes. can you put the Lunar Module on the Moon? I’ve had my turn and I’m dead. https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/apollo-eagle/id315792821
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    The Runcorn Thread

    When I was 10, I went to a primary school that was just about under Runcorn Bridge. I can’t remember the name of it now but I know its not there anymore. I remember a whole lot of brick buildings and no playing field( we had to get on a bus to play footy) can anyone jog my memory? Cheers
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    Great Sporting Photos

    In 1969, British female tennis player Ann Jones won the Wimbledon women's singles title and finished the year off by becoming Sports Personality of the Year. Jones defeated Billie Jean King on Centre Court, having lost to her in the Wimbledon final two years earlier. She was the first left-handed female player to win a Wimbledon singles title.
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    A sad day. Loved The Goodies https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/12/tim-brooke-taylor-dies-at-79-after-contracting-coronavirus-agent-says?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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    Taking advantage of lockdown

    I’ve finally started a restoration project that I’ve been tossing about in my brain for months. Back in my prime, as a young musician, I bought a Fostex 250 Portastudio 4 Track, and proceeded to fill up nearly 30 C90 cassettes with demos of original music over the next 15 years, as well as demos of other bands/ artists I recorded. About 25 yrs ago, the large silicon band that drives the playback/record motor, finally gave out and because the world went digital, a replacement was not possible due to the age of the machine. Sound Quality was good, because of built in Dolby C, and the fact that tape recording speed was twice normal (3 & 3/4 i.p.s.) The goal is to playback all the material on a standard 2 track cassette player, at half speed ( track 3 and 4 playing backwards, because in the Fostex, the whole tape was used across the recording heads) while digitally recording it onto my DAW of choice, changing the pitch to get normal playback, backwards playing the track 3 & 4 data so it plays forwards (make sense?) and finally syncing and mastering roughly 20 odd hours of original music ideas that I’ve forgotten about. i may fail spectacularly, but the journey is wondrous.
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    Prog rock thread

    Greg Lake has to have one of the richest silkiest coolest voices in the history of Rock, in my humble opinion.
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    Prog rock thread

    Back in 1977, I heard a wonderful acoustic ballad called ‘Dust In The Wind’. As a young aspiring musician, it was one of those songs you grabbed your guitar to, and played along with the radio. A lovely piece to play and sing to. Reminded me of America. So I bought the album, that the song was on. ‘Point Of Know Return’. What I never bargained for, was getting a taste of America’s greatest Prog Rock band, Kansas, already by 1977, in it’s second incarnation. FUCK ME THEY ARE GENIUS. What a history, and what a discography. They have to be one the best ever bands for live faithful reproduction of their vinyl sound. The original members re-incarnated 30 years later as ‘Proto Kaw’ and I can highly recommend a listen on Spotify or You tube etc. Anybody else ever give them the time they deserve? And one of my favourites ‘The Pinnacle’ live !!
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    Fleetwood Mac

    Absolutely LOVE this album. I know Peter wasn’t at his best, and Snowy White did a fair bit of the soloing, but there are flashes of pure Greeny greatness on many tracks....and still incredibly creative. Great comeback.
  13. Half length season would play out how? All teams play each other once? Each team gets 50% home games? No domestic cups?