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by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3755
Views: 393885

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph. On Classic Records vinyl. Recorded a couple of weeks short of 60 years ago. Indescribably good. The world doesn't seem such a bad place now whilst listening to this :-). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Fitzgerald_Sings_Songs_from_%22Let_No_Man_Writ...
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

Nick wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:20 pm
It snowed here today.
Aye, but you live just ouside the Arctic Circle :D
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

izzy wizzy wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Speaking of quality carpentry and working with good materials, today I resurrected the third bay of our compost heap with recycled pallets from the stone delivery.
Photo, surely?!
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

Thanks Nick I'll check them out
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

This guy's an amazing woodworker, lots of interesting videos to watch. This one he shows briefly how he routes out for the brace on a large door at around 5:24.

by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

Any good suggestions for suppliers of hardwoods?
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

I don't think it was really a question Ray :wink:
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Free Opera Streaming
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Free Opera Streaming

On a similarish note the RSC are going to "broadcast" 6 plays for free in the coming months. https://www.rsc.org.uk/news/bbc-culture-in-quarantine And Tim Burgess of The Charlatans started a listenalong on Twitter last week. Each week night at 10 pm a simul-listen takes place of an album and peeps c...
by simon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

Yes that does seem a bit odd Nick. I get the weathering silvery look, but the cost to life ratio is a little eye watering. I've some bench slats to replace sometime, the cheap softwood stopgap has finally rotted away. The question is what to replace them with. Cedar is the obvious outdoor choice for...
by simon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

Don't know why, but I was thinking about those Lutyens benches you've been making for NT earler Nick. Which wood did you use, white oak perhaps. And did you treat it with anything?
by simon
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Free Opera Streaming
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Free Opera Streaming

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas for free during the crisis, it's the end of the Wagner week now. metopera.org The National Theatre is doing similar, starting next week. https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-national-theatre-is-going-to-stream-a-free-play-every-thursday-night-032620 Shou...
by simon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.
Replies: 174
Views: 2638

Re: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.

Do you have Skype or Teams Mark? We spend quite a bit of time talking to each other, I've spoken to my line manager more since Tuesday than I do usually, though that's largely because of the circumstances. One half of my team have a daily Teams call, with video. It's mostly a "having the craic" quar...
by simon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 61
Views: 620

Re: what are you doing ?

The problem with WFH is I work longer hours. There are lots of jobs to do but I can't get near them. Not the worst place to be at all.
by simon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.
Replies: 174
Views: 2638

Re: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.

Bit of a long read, and scary if accurate

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavi ... 9337092b56
by simon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.
Replies: 174
Views: 2638

Re: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.

Wait till the penny drops with all these people and they finally understand what isolating is and why we're being asked to do it - the hysteria will be enormous. Still, it's a good reason not to do social media.