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  1. Just don't do what Kurt Russelll did..... ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  2. Have they finally cracked how to make decent pickups? (this is apparently from their new 2020 lineup)
  3. This was Brutus... An amazing animal.. Lived till he was 20 and was free to come and go as he wanted as his cat flap was open 24/7 but always came home to me.. Was years ago now but I still miss him.. One pic is not enough Man that cat loved to fight And the current animals in my life.. My sisters dogs Olive (Welsh Terrier) and Alfi (Schnoodle) both about 5 years old and lovely animals... Olive is bonkers though while Alfi is the most sweet and fun little dog ever. This is their "I want your food" faces ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. And a great bicycle player too ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. Theres always the Les Paul Stratocaster
  6. Yeah theres a few of these up.. Dweezil is so awesome.. Makes it look so easy ๐Ÿ™‚ (an absolute credit to his fathers legacy).
  7. One other thing.. This is a good place too look at whats going on and when in London https://www.timeout.com/london
  8. You can also now visit Jimi Hendrix's London flat.. https://handelhendrix.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo5_A48jv5AIVRcjeCh3YZQfCEAAYASAAEgLyyfD_BwE
  9. Yes.. January, not so nice over here... Like a lot of places the weather has changed somewhat over the last decade or so.. When I was younger it was really cold from like October to February and would start to warm up a bit in about March... These days it stays fairly mild all the way up to December (no more white Christmas's for us).. The last few years its snowed in more like March/April time of year... I don't know exactly why its happening but anyone who refuses to see the weather is changing globally are fooling themselves. As for rain.. Well this is the U.K. . It does what it wants, no way to predict it at all, unless you are in Scotland where it just rains all the time ๐Ÿ˜„
  10. Very stiff competition on this one ๐Ÿ™‚ And you have this young whipper snapper biting at your heals
  11. Cool Weโ€™re excited to share our newest Song Around The World, โ€œThe Weight,โ€ featuring musicians performing together across 5 continents. Great songs can travel everywhere bridging what divides us and inspiring us to see how easily we all get along when the music plays. Special thanks to our partner Cambriaยฎ for helping to make this possible and to Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr and all the musicians for joining us in celebrating 50 years of this classic song.
  12. 'Ball and Chain' (including lyrics) from The Who's new studio album WHO, released on 22 November 2019. Written by Pete Townshend. Published by Spirit Music Publishing Ltd. Produced by Pete Townshend and D. Sardy.
  13. Yes I was thinking about a rap song about dophins.. How about The Raucous Porpoise ๐Ÿ˜„ Let alone a ballad about Giant Haystacks.. For reference he was an 80s wrestler and looked like this
  14. You guys don't call it a strimmer?? Weed Wacker ? You know one of those things you can cut grass with that's not a lawn mower..
  15. https://www.gearnews.com/rob-scallon-breaks-guinness-world-record-for-guitar-effect-pedalboard/ That's just silly.
  16. Now you just need a couple of Lemon Bursts and you are sorted ๐Ÿ˜„
  17. YAY... For once common sense prevails... Of course someone should have thought about his before they made the rule.. But hey ho... https://www.mia.org.uk/2019/08/rosewood-musical-instrument-exemptions-about-to-be-announced/ We are delighted to bring you the news that the CITES meeting in Geneva have voted IN FAVOUR of allowing exemptions for musical instruments made with rosewoodโ€ฆ As you know, the International Coalition from our industry had made a compelling case for these changes and we are now just waiting for the final ratification, which is due in a matter of hours. Here is the very good news about all four items that were the focus of our groupsโ€™ efforts. All of these items have completed consideration at the committee level and will be up for formal adoption by the CoP by the end of the day tomorrow. Prop. 52 Dalbergia Annotation #15 The proposal by Canada and the EU was accepted by consensus, with the part c exemption for finished musical instruments, parts, and accessories โ€“ and the related definitions that we supported โ€“ fully intact! Revisions were made to part b. of the annotation to expand the weight limit to 10kg per shipment, to accommodate handicrafts, both shipped and as personal effects. The proposal also includes a mandate for the Secretariat to undertake a study to assess the impact of Annotation #15โ€™s exemption for finished products up to 10kg per shipment and finished musical instruments, parts, and accessories. If undertaken, the results of the study would be reviewed by the Standing Committee, to potentially inform an amendment proposal for CoP19. In other words, the discussions about further improving Annotation #15 will continue in the next three years. It is of note that the Annotations Committee will also be re-established to review all annotations. And, in a separate decision, a mandate was created to study rosewood and potentially convene related workshops before CoP19. The new exemptions go into effect 90 days after adoption. Prop. 57 Cedrela The proposal from Ecuador was annotated with #6 to require permits only for logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, and plywood, with a limited application to neotropical species. This means that musical instruments containing cedrela will not require CITES permits. Prop. 13 Mammoth The proposal was withdrawn by Israel, in response to objections from the Secretariat and Parties, primarily to do with the extinct species being outside the scope of the Convention. A new decision was accepted, directing the Secretariat โ€“ subject to external funding โ€“ to conduct a study on how trade in mammoth impacts trade in elephant ivory. If undertaken, the findings would be reported to the Standing Committee, which might inform proposals for CoP19. Doc. 56 Simplified Procedures (relevant to the Musical Instrument Certificate) A resolution was approved to initiate an new effort to streamline and simplify permit requirements for โ€œthe international movement of CITES specimens where the trade will have a negligible impact on the conservation of the species concerned.โ€ This language was added and endorsed by the US and the EU with the intention that it will address the non-commercial cross-border movement of musical instruments, and result in a proposal for CoP19 to reduce the burdens associated with the CITES Musical Instrument Certificate. The MIA office will naturally have further detail on all of the above for any of you that require it, contact paulmc@mia.org.uk
  18. Usually its cos YouTube knows what I like ๐Ÿ™‚ This time I saw it posted on another forum... Thought you guys would be interested.
  19. He was so awesome... Another cool clip
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