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.


  1. phantom snowflake

     /  April 16, 2018

    The power of philosophy flows through my head
    Light like a feather, heavy as lead

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  April 17, 2018

    There were birds in the big tree outside who sang like bells ringing. Real bells, I mean. I have never heard anything like it, but alas, couldn’t see the little campanologists.

    • Gezza

       /  April 17, 2018

      I’ wouldn’t be surprised if they were thrushes. Truly. I caught what must be the entire repertoire of a song thrush on video record in one dawn chorus last year. I had to go to nz birds online & search to find all the sounds & identify the bird. They all came from the same bird – one of them was very bell-like. The thrush, in the morning anyway, produces a considerable array of different, quite distinct melodies, with no bum notes and crrraaacks like the bellies and tuis.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 18, 2018

        Of course, that has to be it. It was stunning, anyway.

        That ‘big tree’ is a treasure.