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Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

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meanmistermustard said
Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the
moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

 

It's 11 degrees F (-11.6 C) here but all we got is a dusting of snow. Amazingly, not much ice on the roads, so getting to work wasn't a problem.

I've never been to Scotland, though. Always wanted to visit. The guy who hosts the Celtic music show I produce, Jack Beck, is from Dunfermline in Fife, and annually takes about 10-12 people to a tour of Scotland and Ireland every summer. If it wasn't so expensive, the wife and I would love to go.

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meanmistermustard said
Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the
moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

Yeah, I'm getting it. Not that much snow, but it's around 10 degrees F. My school got cancelled, so I'm not complaining. Which is why I'm on at 12:40. 

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Phil Everly has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

 

And if you haven't heard it George's stunning cover of Let It Be Me.

 (Edited to add links Time 11:26).

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Yes, very sad news. Here's a link to the paper if anyone wants to know more: http://www.theguardian.com/mus.....rs-dies-74

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Buying all these Beatles CDs has made me realise that our sound system is great for movies but not for music.  So I went and bought a dedicated CD player, amp and 2 speakers on an interest-free offer.  Of course, I managed to go 50% over budget but the system sounds AWESOME.

That's the good news.

Get it home, put on Sgt. Pepper's to demo to the family, the opening track sounds truly great - then, when it is meant to segue into the 2nd track, it inserts a short silent gap.  Turns out my $400 CD player can't play CDs properly (while our $100 bluray can).  I won't tell you what my wife said.

Of course, I had broken my usual rule about not buying on a weekend in the excitement, and the store is shut until Monday, and I don't even know where to go from here.

Sigh.

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^ Further to this I just listened to Revolver and have NEVER heard it sound so good.  The thing that has me in two minds is that I got $600 off the price (verified on the net) and may not be able to get anything sounding as good if I replace it.  Of course, the CD gap thing may be why it was on sale, though I honestly don't think the sales person knew.  So I have a couple of days to decide if I can live with the odd erroneous gap and get better sound (or not).

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For those who are interested, here's some more information I learned about searching. I just had to follow up after having trouble finding a comment acmac made.

I was looking for the mini-conversation trcanberra and I had about his birthday list.

I tried "birthday list" site:beatlesbible.com/fourm to no avail - it didn't bring back any results. If you remove the quotation marks, you get lots of entries, but not the right one - just posts that have the words birthday and list in them somewhere but not as an exact phrase.

I got the same results using Joe's BB search box that is at the top of each page.

However, using an advanced with the match phrase option selected in the forum search search box, birthday list (without the quotation marks around it) at least brings up the correct thread (and it is the only thread in the results list). This is ok if the comment you are looking for has been made recently.

I have no clue why the other search won't work.

As an interesting side note, when I looked at trcanberra's profile (BTW trcanberra, you have 1066 posts - hope your ancestors were on the winning side of the Battle of Hastings or either tried to stay out of the whole bloody mess altogether), and clicked on the "topics trcanberra has posted to" link, the thread where the conversation happened doesn't show up.

Chalk it all up to the nerdy search geek in me. This stuff fascinates me.

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