We hate having rules. Rules aren't for smart, responsible, considerate people like us. Guidelines are far better. Or even suggestions. Yes, much better.
For the 'classifieds' section however, with money potentially changing hands, it's probably wise that we all abide by a few standard practices on there.
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walkingdecay: A certain celebrity 'author' has contracted to 'write' four more books. Someone I know is going to be busy. Not him, but someone. I've helped to write a couple of autobiographies but this feting of frauds seems plain wrong to me.
Jul 23, 2022 11:52:45 GMT
walkingdecay: Butterflying on from the thought above, it occurred to me that nobody has written a full scale biography of Larry Parnes. That's definitely a hole in pop history waiting to be filled. Too late for me. I always hated researching in London anyway.
Jul 25, 2022 7:29:13 GMT
scorpiodog: "The Feting Of The Frauds" sounds like an interesting book title. Maybe ghost written for Tom Wolfe - as he's dead, then "ghost written" would seem to capture the right spirit.
Jul 25, 2022 9:27:54 GMT
walkingdecay: Ah, what a great writer he was. I'd love to have heard what he'd have made of the Trump era. And I've always wanted to meet someone like Damien Hirst just so I could quote The Painted Word at them and get up their nose.
Jul 25, 2022 10:10:19 GMT
walkingdecay: Speaking of London, I advised someone that he shouldn't explain the rhyming slang in his book but rather leave it as a characterful mystery. Problem was, he then wouldn't explain what a "cabbage" is to me. It's to do with parties, that's all I know.
Jul 26, 2022 8:51:58 GMT
walkingdecay: So, anyone know what a "cabbage" is or was he taking the piss? It ran in his family. His dad told of a man called Titanic Ted, supposedly one of the few lower decks survivors of the wreck. It left him so afraid of water that he didn't wash for a year.
Jul 30, 2022 10:48:16 GMT
walkingdecay: Great thinking Keith - never once thought of cabbage white - but he seemed to think this whatever was a positive. An all night? Then again, having heard his tales of those parts and times it might just be 'fight'!
Jul 30, 2022 17:54:01 GMT
curmudgeon: I was never really interested in football, but now I realise, it's a girl thing!
Aug 1, 2022 11:25:44 GMT
walkingdecay: My wife have taken to watching cricket - a family tradition, apparently. I tell her that she needs only to watch a minute at the beginning and maybe another at the end because only the numbers at the top of the screen really change, but to no avail.
Aug 8, 2022 7:27:03 GMT
walkingdecay: I genuinely appreciate john Cage's work, that his 4"33' of not-really silence and his 0"0' moment of random sound are soundscapes that need to be explored...
Aug 8, 2022 17:01:01 GMT
walkingdecay: ...but when someone calls 0"33' his 'most musical composition,' as they did on Radio 3 last night, someone is being fooled, and it isn't me.
Aug 8, 2022 17:04:42 GMT
ocarolan: ...."I heard that...pardon?!"
Aug 8, 2022 21:42:50 GMT
walkingdecay: Uncle Stavely! Sad about your 'oppo, Corporal Parkinson. Hope he's been properly swept up by now.
Aug 9, 2022 7:48:00 GMT
ocarolan: “It’s not conducive, our Mort, it’s not concomitant.”
Aug 9, 2022 8:55:44 GMT
scorpiodog: I'll 'ave 'alf
Aug 9, 2022 9:40:59 GMT
walkingdecay: "Pint of cookin' an' a bag of nuts." (Selwyn Froggit)
Aug 9, 2022 10:38:21 GMT
Aug 9, 2022 10:50:21 GMT
walkingdecay: "Olive Furneval? She had a face like the front of a siege cannon."
Aug 9, 2022 11:22:07 GMT