General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

60 Comments

  1. I’m a serious Dwight Yoakam fan…anyone else? I love the song he wrote himself” I sang Dixie”. Sentiment not popular these days but this a beautiful song. He sang this at Buck Owens funeral.

    • Don’t you like Dwight Blazer?

    • Gezza

       /  November 13, 2017

      It’s not bad. I’m a bit of a country fan at times trav. Have you watched that Vietnam War era music rockumentary on Prime last week yet? Somewhere in there they mention this one, which was a major hit in the USA with good ole boys at the same time as the protest music. I remember it getting quite a bit of airplay here too at the time & I love it.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 13, 2017

    There are times like today trying to remove blobs of false nail cement from a dresser top that I think young women are just self-centred vandals for whom a lifetime of sexual harrassment is no more than they deserve. Did I mention that I hate make-up with a passion?

    • Gezza

       /  November 13, 2017

      😮 Oo shit, Al – has your Mrs or stepdaughter seen what you just wrote there? 😬
      Are you crazy? 😳

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 13, 2017

        Not crazy just mad, G. These women only care about how they look. They are the worst guests bar none.

        • Gezza

           /  November 13, 2017

          I can understand that – but your suggested punishment is likely to attract a serious ear-chewing from outraged posters of the female persuasion before day is out, Sir Alan.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  November 13, 2017

            They can chew my ear after they have removed this nail cement without destroying the dresser top. Assuming that is their particular fetish.

      • Pickled Possum

         /  November 13, 2017

        Crazy like a fox Gez, is our Al
        Phewww! Wipes hand across brow.
        No make-up on this face and whatever blobs of cement for false nails are necessary for ..
        Not Here Al 🙂 Mine are worn by the earth with parfum of cow, sheep, chicken poop,
        and smell like fish fert at the mo.

        You know if that scenario was happening at mine, I would ‘request’ a clean-up job done pronto by the said offender.
        Unless of course the said offender had moved on to another unsuspecting ‘Host’

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  November 13, 2017

          They’ve long gone, Possum. Yes, I love my women whole and wholesome – just like me. The scents of work and nature are just fine. Why on earth they want to paint and fake up I have no idea. I presume they attract men as vacuous and selfish as they are so harassment is quite on the karma cards.

          • Well, my MOTH must be a veritable angel. We’re bathroom planning and I’m definitely getting a makeup area. something discreet under the counter, but he actually told me that he loves watching me put on makeup. I thought that was sweet. I don’t wear masses, but I pretty always put on a tinted foundation with 50+ and I love a good lip.

            This is my makeup guru

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 13, 2017

              Messy, trav. Stay away from my towels.

            • Hey Alan, I’m seeing whether I can submit a post via the bell/alert on WordPress. None of mine are going through in the body of forum. iPad, iPhone or iMac. Help anyone

            • Something weird is happening. Anyone else had trouble posting?

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 13, 2017

              Not here, trav. But ANZ went down at 9:30 and I stopped getting texts too. Both working again now.

          • Well, my MOTH must be a veritable angel Alan. We’re bathroom planning and I’m definitely getting a makeup area. Something discreet under the counter.He surprised me the other day when he actually told me that he loves watching me put on makeup. I thought that was sweet. (He’s not overtly attentive, let alone sentimental). I don’t wear masses, but I pretty always put on something even if it’s just tinted foundation with 50+ . Oh and I love a good lip.

            This is my makeup guru – Lisa Eldridge

            • Gezza

               /  November 14, 2017

              Yup. It’s pretty rare to find a lass who’ll go out without spending at least a couple of minutes “putting my face on” in my experience. As the results are usually an improvement on perfection I never complain. Females are definitely one of God’s best inventions – well, the ones I like are!

          • High Flying Duck

             /  November 13, 2017

            You got it easy Al. I was peripherally involved in a B&B operation once and the very first guests we had were two ‘lady friends’ catching up after a long separation.

            We had to throw away the bedding the next day, the mess they left was that bad.

            I don’t know if you can truly appreciate human nature until you run such an establishment. Every time I thought we’d seen it all, along would come another situation that left you shaking your head.

            Plenty of good with the bad of course, but unless you can take extended breaks I’m not sure how you do it.

            Thankfully I was not on site so got to enjoy the stories without having to go through them personally.

        • Gezza

           /  November 13, 2017

          Speaking of foxes, one of my favourite Sting trax

          • High Flying Duck

             /  November 13, 2017

            The good thing about Sting is if you like one track, you like ’em all – because they all sound the blooming same.
            I’m more a fan of the Police, but don’t mind a bit of Sting when taking the elevator.

    • phantom snowflake

       /  November 13, 2017

      The idea that anyone, even if possibly selfish and vain, is deserving of a lifetime of sexual harassment is twisted, to say the least. Oh but it’s okay coz you’re joking, and sexual harassment of women is such a legitimate topic for humour.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 13, 2017

        Sexual harrassment is the reversed exhibition of selfishness, snowflake. Seems entirely appropriate to me but you are entitled to your opinion too.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  November 13, 2017

        Sorry PG and others; I should have made that comment on another thread. I guess I forgot where I was in the heat of the moment.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  November 13, 2017

          I like heat and moments, snowflake. Don’t apologise in my direction. As for our lady friends, having to tell some lout to FO seems small compensation for my having to rewash a duvet, sheet and towel to get the makeup off and deal with a glued or damaged dresser top. Especially when they probably dressed to impress said lout.

    • It may be a consolation that that glue could well damage the nails it’s on and false nails tend to look tacky. And sleeping with makeup does the skin no favours-not to mention the ghastly vision that appears in the mirror the next morning.

      I’d be sending them a bill for having the dressing table resurfaced. If it’s been ruined, why not ?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 13, 2017

        I’ve tried a gentle formulation of nail polish remover and it didn’t touch it. I’m going to have to get some acetone on it but I can’t imagine the surface will survive that. I don’t even know if acetone will shift it. It’s as hard as cement – like an epoxy even.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 14, 2017

          That is a great advertisement for NOT using it.i Was it nail glue or was some fool gluing her fake nails on with epoxy ?

          I’d be having it done professionally and sending the person who made the mess the bill.

        • It may be-I hope so. Not because it will make it harder for you to remove, as that doesn’t seem possible, but because if it is, someone will have a lovely time trying to remove it from their nails.

  3. Gezza

     /  November 13, 2017

    Was just looking out the kitchen window earlier & chatting away (as you do) to young Bertie – one of my two daily-visitor Blackbird fledglings (the other one is Bruce) who was hopping about on the lawn with his mum, Lorna, looking for grubs, & I noticed his mum was busy collecting nesting material instead.

    Some of the recognisable duck hens here are raising their second brood of ducklings & Bluebelle is currently sitting on a nest from which, if successful she’ll produce her third set of pooklet twins this breeding season.

    This seems quite unusual.

    • Blazer

       /  November 13, 2017

      She has Tom Jones syndrome. .not very common. ..but on the other hand. .not unusual.

      • Gezza

         /  November 13, 2017

        Who – Lorna or Bluebelle? What is this syndrome exactly?

        • Blazer

           /  November 13, 2017

          Sorry. .thought one was called. .Delilah.

          • Gezza

             /  November 13, 2017

            Nope – you are possibly thinking of Dee Mynah? But she lives in the Naki.
            The Mynahs don’t seem to like Welly.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 13, 2017

              Mynahs are intelligent, Sir Gerald. They don’t like life in a wind tunnel and prefer their trees vertical rather than horizontal.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  November 13, 2017

          Tom Jones syndrome … Looking Not Listening.

          • Mynahs are pests, second only to magpies.

            I heard a nest of little sparrers carrying on like brats as Mum shot out looking very harassed .

  4. Gezza

     /  November 13, 2017

    I don’t think Blazer has spent enuf time listening to Paul McCartney. It’s a common deficiency though.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  November 13, 2017

      Gordon Sumner and McCartney. Both possess thin, uninteresting voices. Only difference is Sumner wrote good lyrics …for others to put to song…

      • Gezza

         /  November 13, 2017

        Ah, yes. Always enjoy posts from musical snobs. I know that song well, played it at her tangi & also dads in the take time to remember sections of the service.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  November 13, 2017

          Opinionated but not a snob G. Ive asked for one of evas at my own tangi …can you guess which one

          • Gezza

             /  November 13, 2017

            Not off-hand, she was quite prolific, gone too soon, and sadly missed.
            Mite save some time I won’t spend if you just post it?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  November 13, 2017

              Not sure if she wrote it but im conflicted. Nothing between Eva and Christine Mcvie. Might have to postpone my departure till I sort this one out

            • Conspiratoor

               /  November 13, 2017

              Let’s try this again…

            • Gezza

               /  November 13, 2017

              Well done. I know it’s complicated but you seem to be getting the hang of it. 👍🏼

        • Shall we bash Conspiratoor up behind the bikeshed for making those comments ?

    • patupaiarehe

       /  November 13, 2017

      Not my usual ‘cuppa tea’ Trav, but I quite enjoyed that one 🙂 Much like the track below, which was posted by PP a while back. As a ‘muso’ I generally enjoy music that I either can play, or couldn’t hope to. In spite of this, I consider the following track both musical & lyrical genius. Enjoy…

      • Yes, I like that. Interesting the way you relate too music with regards to the playability or otherwise. My brother is the same

        • patupaiarehe

           /  November 14, 2017

          The ‘it being too hard to play’ thing, means that I also appreciate music that is ‘too hard to sing’… 😉

    • Joel Little is working with him – 19 years old and a phenomena

  5. patupaiarehe

     /  November 13, 2017

    A different style of Banjo, one of my favourite songs from a few years back…

  6. patupaiarehe

     /  November 13, 2017

    One more before I go, tomorrow is day 9 of ‘a productive binge’, and I’ll be needing to have my wits about me. Wish me luck… 😉

    • Pickled Possum

       /  November 13, 2017

      Good LUCK patupaiarehe
      some Ry the slider man to drift off too.

      • patupaiarehe

         /  November 14, 2017

        Very excellent Possum. NZ has it’s own equivalent of ‘Route 66’, which is SH30. An epic ride from west to east, if you start in Te Kuiti. I’ve done it in two hours, but an ‘easy rider’ should allow 5, so they can spend an hour in ‘Vegas’ enjoying a relaxed lunch…
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_State_Highway_30