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General music chat / Turntables.
« on: April 02, 2021, 06:59:53 PM »
 I imagine many of you are like myself and enjoy listening to much of our music on vinyl via a turntable . ln 2020 the current trend for CD (and downloads now) sales declining was down to 16 million units . Magically though vinyl sales are prospering , last year they jumped 11.5% , an amazing stat' considering the stereo microgroove record first surfaced in 1958. A respectable 4.8 million copies were sold in a year where the GDP(according to the ONS) contracted by 9.9%- the biggest drop in GDP for 3 centuries !

In a conversation with my local HiFi shop last year the manager revealed that they are still selling a lot of mid range turntables and the customers are more often young people now .

I recently upgraded my own turntable again just a few days ago and with this being the umpteenth upgrade l have carried out , l was surprised to hear the noticeable improvement for such a small outlay . l realised that there is still possibly more info in those microgrooves to get yet . . .............. 8)

Banter / So , farewell then. .
« on: October 31, 2020, 01:30:31 PM »
Highly successful and much loved sixties icon and actor Thomas Sean Connery has left his body , aged 90 . He will be fondly remembered.  .

Cycling / Froomey takes a tumble
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:26:23 PM »

Froomey took a bad tumble on Wednesday and is recovering in hospital after 6hrs of surgery.  He is out for the season but in a twist of circumstances,  is now likely to become the winner of the 2011 Vuelta,  after it was discovered that Cobo was positive.  This would give him 7 Grand Tour wins to date and means he is still the most successful cyclist to race under a British licence.   .

Cycling / Paul Sherwin
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:10:51 PM »
Sadly we have lost one time rider of 7 TDF's . Many of us will remmeber him more for commentary on the TDF . He was a good rider and a very decent individual . .

Cycling / GERAINT Thomas. .
« on: July 29, 2018, 06:27:03 PM »
Well done to G on being the first British born cyclist to win the lap of France , well done indeed. .

Banter / So , farewell then. .
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:52:34 AM »

Books and other printed media / Mojo - January
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:40:28 PM »
The latest Mojo has the Jam on the front and covers the " rebirth of Mod" , which of course has never really went away since. .

For some on here it will cover that period of time when one became captivated by the emerging Mod scene and for that reason it is worth a buy . Some good pictures in it too . .

Upcoming mod events / Modstuff afternoon show . .
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:23:19 PM »
Modstuff afternoon show is on in Paisley, as l write. .

Feature dj's the Turkey Nuts , Kinks Experience and Republic of Soul . .runs til 17:00

Sorry for the late notification. .

Cycling / 4 wins. .
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:44:12 AM »
Baring a calamity , it looks like Froome is on course for his 4th Tour de France win which of course would  put him in the exclusive club of mulitple Tour winners. .

This years race has proven to be more exciting than recent years with the time gaps still tight going into the last couple of days . The ITT tomorrow will be the decider ,no doubt. .

Banter / So , farewell then. .
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:28:13 AM »
The Magnum Leisure Centre in Irvine is now being demolished . .

. .it was a great venue for bands back in the day. .

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