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xyZed

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  1. I have an audio tape of a gig by Mark Mywords at the Rotherham Civic Theatre in the 80s, which was recorded through the mixing desk. He was on the same bill as us (The Popups - formally Tension) where he did his poems and routines about a spray that makes yer farts smell nice, the musical based on an unemployed youth called, "That's Unemployment" and various other things.
  2. If anyone's interested in what we are up to musically after nearly 30 years please have a look at http://www.snowdune.co.uk/
  3. John Bingly died about 4 years ago, was only about 58. I don't do repairs any more John. I run web sites about white goods and washing machines instead http://www.washerhelp.co.uk/ | http://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/wordpress/ Andy
  4. Yes John, We were Bingley & Trigg. I was the young cocky lad at the bench next to Dave Bird. I left in 1978 not long before it all went tits up at Wiggies.
  5. Yours does John. I'm Andy Trigg, from the 3rd floor. My workbench was nearest to the stores. I remember all the outside reps who used to come in a morning to get spares and pick our brains at times ;-) I was at Walker street from 1976 - 1978. Best days of my life.
  6. Nice one. Have you got a link? Does your dad still play drums?
  7. Sorry Markey, I only just found your question as I didn't receive notification of your post. Yes our singer was called Martin.
  8. Thanks for your interest, my email address is at the bottom of the Sheffield bands page if you have any examples of your singing and/or any writing to send.
  9. We need accomplished musicians to join our project. Interested in something challenging and different? Please see my web site for full details http://www.sheffieldbands.co.uk
  10. As a result of my post I've been contacted by Steve, the lead singer from The Uncool Danceband. Viva the Internet :-)
  11. Great days for music in Sheffield. The original drummer from ABC who played on Tears Are Not Enough (Dave Robinson) became our drummer (in Tension) after he left them. The original bass Player (Mark Lickley) inspired me to take up slapping on my bass and showed me how do the funk bit which he used on Poison Arrow.
  12. I remember those days with great affection. I remember my favourite band in the early to mid 80s were The Uncool Dance band. They played Sheffield a lot but not sure they were actually from Sheffield. I remember their songs were really catchy and if memory serves me right one was called I wish she was my girl? I used to love watching their bass player who was a bit mad and always sang along to much of the songs to a mike stand - with no mic. Fantastic. I'd love to hear some of their songs again but I can't find anything about them. I played bass in a band called Tension (who later changed their name to the Popups) and we played catchy popy 80s stuff. We didn't really gig enough to get well known but we played the Hallamshire and all the other regular pub gigs. We recorded live sessions and interviews for Radio Sheffield and Radio Hallam too. Radio Hallam even paid us :-) We were quite popular with many of the Hallam DJs such as Brian Westlake, Dave Kilner (who came to see us a few times) and even Beverly Chub. They played our songs for months and often said really nice encouraging things about us. One of our songs often played was, Not another Love Song. We played in the Battle of the Bands competition (as the Popups) at the Fiesta run by the star and won our leg, but lost out in the final to Sharp Cuts. In our leg my Bass amp packed in during the second song and I completed the gig playing sharing the guitarists amp. Anyone else remember this era?
  13. I dunno I thought the point was to give buses priority and not hold them up in traffic... We are saying the same thing here, just phrased differently.
  14. But that's the entire point of bus lanes isn't it? They are there purely to make motorists see how the busses get a clear run through and motorists get stuck in jams. They are supposed to make them think maybe they should abanden their car and get the bus. I personally think they are a stupid idea, and do not work. There's no way they'll ever work - but that's the point of them - to frustrate drivers.
  15. There is still a right turn, it used to go to the flower estate. and people occasionally use it. If you are coming down Jenkin Road, you don't know if the person indicating right is going to turn right and therefore cross your path or whether they are going straight on and you can ignore them. The trouble is that indicating right when you are actually going straight on is crazy. People don't know what to do. The fact that some (like me) don't indicate anything, others put hazzards on, and others indicate right proves that there is something drastically wrong.
  16. Where Shiregreen Lane crosses Newman Road (S9) Coming down Shiregreen Lane and wanting to onto Jenkin Road, it appears as though it's one straight road accross but in fact Newman Road has the right of way. Every time I drive through I know sooner or later there's going to be a head on smash,. There is no give way sign, no proper junction. It's the most bizarre junction I've seen and needs a small painted roundabout. I've put two pics up to demonstrate. The first is of a car crossing from Shiregreen Lane to Jenkin Road, It looks virtually like a straight run across but the second pic shows a van coming up Newman Road with full right of way. People wanting to cross, either just stop in the middle, indicate right (when they are not going right) or put hazards on. It's crazy
  17. I wanted to say, "Where can you report a dangerous junction in Sheffield?" We shouldn't have to spend time rephrasing a simple question. What is wrong with, "Where can you report a dangerous junction in Sheffield?" Why is that so long it will cause problems?
  18. Does anyone know if there's an email address on a web site where you can report dangerous road junctions in sheffield and send photographic evidence?
  19. Fair comment. But these people don't own these streets, they are public roads. Thousands of other people have to use them and are having their vehicles damaged. Speed bumps should allow traffic to flow freely and without hindrance as long as they are within the speed limit. They should only cause problems if people try to go over them too fast. Most speed bumps cause problems unless you are doing 15 to 20 mph. This may be fair enough on small stretches of roads near school crossings, but on large roads like Carterknowle road it's causing great inconvenience and frustration. Also, all speed bumps should be of a standard, accepted height. There are hundreds of these things with varying heights. You can see great marks in the road where cars have gone over them and gouged out the tarmac with their tow bar attachments.
  20. Yes it does matter If you want to shout on a forum, you use all capital letters and people not realising this can find others ignoring or abusing them. I just wanted to politely point it out in case the poster was unaware. Newsgroups and forums are places where people communicate by text only. Studies done on how we communicate show that the overwhelming majority of all communication is through body language and tone of voice. One study said that only 7% of communication was in the words themselves, with 54% being body language and 39% in tone of voice and delivery This is why there are so many flames and arguments on forums and newsgroups, because communicating well, with text only, is incredibly difficult. That's why there are many rules called "netiquette", which is important to be aware of if you want to avoid upsetting people, being misunderstood or making common errors that others can jump on. Searching on Google for "netiquette" brings up 443,000 pages so it's a very popular subject. Many people using forums haven't been told about the netiquette aspect of it and get flamed by more experienced usenet users. I just politely said that it's considered shouting and aggressive by millions of usenet users - which it is. Here's just one page at random talking about usenet netiquette http://www.ez-net.com/usenet.html and here's relevant quotes from it flaming - when one user gets mad at another user and replies sarcasm, insult, or nasty comments shouting - when you type in CAPITAL LETTERS, you are shouting something - don't post in all capitals to a newsgroup... you will experience flaming first-hand! I hope this post doesn’t come across as arrogant or over necessary, I’m just trying to be helpful
  21. You should have pursued it, as them doing that was proof that they accepted responsibility.
  22. Does anyone know how to try to claim compensation for the damage done by these stupid things? I now have suspension problems again. It happens about every 18 months. I cannot avoid the speed bumps because I work all over Sheffield and they are everywhere. I don't believe they are remotely effective as people's attention is taken over by first of all cursing and ranting about them, then tying to get over them or get the wheels just right so they don't bump you as much. There is evidence also that people speed up in between them and when they are through them out of frustration.
  23. I've noticed them in pairs at a few shopping centres like at Crookes on me travels. I think it definitely makes people feel better and therefore (as finally conceeded by someone quoted in the media yesterday), its an end that justifies the means - regardless of whether or not it actually does help crime. There job is not only to make us safer - but to make us "feel" safer.
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