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Banter / Re: Grooming
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:26:45 AM »
Nice one, Simon.

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Cycling / Re: London to Paris...Completed!
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:06:55 PM »
Well done Steve!
I'd forgotten about this - sponsored about 6 months ago  - it puts the training for it into perspective.

A fine job.
Bill.


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Upcoming mod events / Re: DREAMSVILLE 2017
« on: July 11, 2017, 04:56:51 PM »
Totally agree with all the above (especially Diabolik's beard lowering the tone! ;)).

I hadn't realised there were so many forum members in attendance (I was actually chatting to Ian B on the Friday about how Facebook seems to have detracted from MC forum members hunting each other down). I'm sure it's also opened up other connections 'though - identifiable profile pictures help.

There's a brief video going around of the last song being played on the Saturday night (4 a.m. Sunday). It's always "I'm only dreaming" - the dance floor is heaving with old and young, arms around shoulders and a real celebratory atmosphere - like the end of a wild but good-natured wedding. Not at all cheesy, just good music and friendly people.

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Banter / Re: Grooming
« on: July 11, 2017, 04:33:38 PM »
Sorry Nick - got lost for a few days.
Yep, the "sample packs" are a good idea. I got some from this bunch, although mine had Derbys and Feathers included.
http://www.shavelounge.co.uk/de-razor-blade-sample-pack-1

Glad you 'found' yourself, Bill! And thanks for the link, I've ordered a pack

Hmmm, that search hasn't been called off yet.  :P

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Banter / Re: Grooming
« on: July 10, 2017, 07:19:54 PM »
Sorry Nick - got lost for a few days.
Yep, the "sample packs" are a good idea. I got some from this bunch, although mine had Derbys and Feathers included.
http://www.shavelounge.co.uk/de-razor-blade-sample-pack-1

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Banter / Re: Grooming
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:46:25 PM »
I bought a qty of Astra's a while back, have had pretty good luck with them. Using them with proraso soap, but need to get around to getting a new brush this year.

Cheers, Brian. I've seen those mentioned elsewhere, might take a punt on them next time

I used the Astras for about a year and was happy enough with them but Red Steve recommended the Feathers and I did find them to be slightly better but they are of course more expensive than the Astras . .
What I did find with the Astras was one blade one shave (turn the blade) and the Feathers are no different even though I dont think I have a particularly heavy growth. .

Interesting that you're only getting one shave per side, Mr B. My grumble is only getting two per side currently, when previous batches were giving at least two, and often three, close shaves per side. I wonder does your beard growth become more coarse and harder to shift as you get older? I've been using a safety razor now for about 5 years, and this is the first time I've had an issue with blades.

Are you chopping anything new with them Nick? Assuming you're not cutting the grass with them, have sideburns got longer / thicker? Tidying them - or any thicker hair - with a safety dulls the blade right off.

I'm having the same luck as most of you with the Astras and Feathers - one use or two and that's it. I seem to go back to Derby's and  a Sainsbury's own (that I think was made by Derby, from memory) - seems hard to get a really sharp blade that lasts any time.

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General music chat / Re: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
« on: May 17, 2017, 07:51:23 AM »
Haven't listened to any Weller albums for years.

Does he still sound like a Van Morrison tribute act?

I was the same Col; after the early 00's the gigs and most of the albums became a bit of a dirge for me. I wouldn't say this album's "a return to form" - because it's not; it's quite different. A weird combination of being more thoughtful but less intense. Seems to work (apart from track 2 ).

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General music chat / Re: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
« on: May 16, 2017, 12:09:40 PM »
http://www.modculture.co.uk/watch-it-paul-weller-one-a-film-by-andy-crofts/

Here's the link Bill, old chap; it is a very good documentary.

Regarding the Weller album and the Hopper track....I was disappointed to learn that The Cranes Are Back isn't, in fact, a song about the TV show Frasier being re-commissioned... ;D

Top hole - cheers Ady!
ps, I'm surprised that the Crane's Ivy League credentials aren't discussed more in these parts.

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General music chat / Re: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:27:00 AM »
Good link. Yeah they do all come across pretty well. A pal mine's company put it together. There was a great hour long one a while back made by Andy from Weller's band who is also leader of THE MOONS did a good one too.

Cheers Martin - will have a hunt for that.

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General music chat / Re: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
« on: May 16, 2017, 07:58:56 AM »
This is a nice "making of..." film. A real lack of ego from all the participants and I think that comes across through the music - just quality songs, played well.

http://monomediafilms.london/our-films/behind-kind-revolution/

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