Management Accountant

Absolutely living the dream through spreadsheets!

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(145 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Spent the summer in the Toronto area (Oshawa? Loopy can confirm how close that is to the city?) in 1995, loved it but have been warned that the winters are no fun.

Did the whole CN Tower thing too, that was when Microsoft had that huge banner down the side of the tower advertising Windows 95.

Hope to return and do the Rocky Mountain train thing one day

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(40 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

I've never had the pleasure of playing on CDJs. Can anyone clarify - is it having any actual effect when she is touching the mixer or is the whole thing just fake? Every 2 seconds making a pointless/fake touch of the buttons!

Decent poll that, but Phil Neville and Scott Parker above John Barnes, even at the end of his career? Do me a favour........

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(51 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

I am getting old. Don't recognise one of those dj's!

Who is the first one in this thread?

Is it standard fare to touch loads of buttons on the mixer without actually adjusting any of them in any way?

The guy scaled one of the giant pillars holding the roof up, but it was before midnight and didnt stop PvD playing the Robbie track.

Although I really cant remember him playing that track anyway?

That night saw Oakenfold play a great set = started with the BT mix of Grace-Not Over Yet and dropped classic after classic. Think he was on 9pm til 10pm or something stupid. After the bells went the Chemical Brothers came on and promptly cleared 75% of the 25,000 strong crowd - utter gash and prob the worst dj 'set' ive heard

dutchy101 wrote:
dogmanstar888 wrote:
Squidgy wrote:

PvD - Gatecrasher Millennium - dropped Robbie Williams Millennium after the gongs

This sounds awful, what a way to see in the new millenium ... whatever happened to the PvD of 1997

Didn't he punch someone who had scaled a pillar of the tent that night? Was sure I read  they had to turn off the music and get the bloke down and for his own safety he had to be taken into the dj booth where he was met by a very angry PVD who had missed the millennium countdown to play his mix of Robbie Williams. Probably was doing everyone a favour without even knowing it.

Although I've been to Ibiza 5 times I never went to Bora Bora until 2006 and couldnt believe I'd put it off so long; place was brilliant, great tunes, sun out, beers, decent women to look at. Returned 2 years later and it was starting to slide - full of meatheads and their vests LOL

Done Space twice - one year when Fatboy Slim was there and the place was rammed, it was a superb night. Also DJ Pierre playing Nightcrawlers-Push The Feeling On at 6am was a great memory.

Agree on the San An comments - did it in 1998 and 99 and it wasnt that bad, but it is shocking now!

EDWARDTHECONFESSOR wrote:
smallman1 wrote:

AC/DC at The O2 a few years ago.

Electronic wise - Daft Punk at Hyde Park.

Both tremenballs.

being the old fucker that i am i saw daft punk at the astoria in 1996.

orbital at the allly pally mount universe nye 1996 was a rum do.

but nothing beats lilo thomas at the hammesmith odeon 1986...except perhaps everything, everything everything .

i remember being at some do, fuck knows where, waiting for kraftwerk who hadnt played in the uk for about a thousand years...and being bored shitless...1997/8....mount universe/creamfields???

armand van heldon at the battersea power station was terrrible in about 97, he played the' funk phenomina 'for 2 and three quarter hours.

Didnt Kraftwerk play Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo in 1996? Amazed theres been no other festivals there, its just as good as Knebworth IMO

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(26,066 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

dutchy101 wrote:

I genuinely think we're the worst at defending in the league.

We are mate, no doubt about it. Depressing to watch

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(68 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Homegrove wrote:

Positive thread, keep the sarcasm at bay please.

I'd like to thank Greg Whalen for sending me his copy of Will Saul's Balance without asking so much as a postage, just because he didn't like it and figured I would. I did and still do, it's fucking brilliant.

Thanks for Sbando for making sure we always get Transitions and Essential Mixes fresh and downloadable. Back catalogue too.

Blimey that was a few years ago wasnt it? Glad you are still enjoying it!

Thanks to ETC who genuinely makes me chuckle, each one of his posts is hilarious, lord knows where he gets his analogies from!

Found out this week that the word tip originated from 'To Insure Promptness' and was paid at the start of dining.

Another amazing fact for you all next week guys!

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The missus got me a ps4 last month. I'm quite impressed with it so far, but it's not quite as amazing as I was expecting. Visually the games are excellent, particularly Tomb Raider and Killzone. It's also really quick to load and turn off, and just generally navigate around.

One drawback is the battery life of the controllers - way shorter than the ps3, so having to ensure its plugged in to charge if I watch a DVD or blu ray.

Looking forward to getting The Last of Us and GTA5 on it later this year, as well as the next Uncharted.

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One of my fears is having children and them somehow aspiring to be like 'White Dee'.

It was only a matter of time before she became a celebrity.

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(191 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Excessive coverage this morning of the victorious England womens world cup rugby team all over the BBC, lifting the trophy in a near empty stadium

GERTCHA!

Good shout on Sterling above, but think he looks more like the sister from Coming to America (someone posted a pic of it last season I think)

I do some work for a radio station that are owed money by Gatecrasher; didnt realise it was this bad! Tried every avenue going to reclaim the money but it all fell on deaf ears until the 'liquidation' letters came out. Still amazed how you can get away with all that debt simply by ignoring everything and anything!

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(191 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

These payoffs do my head right in. It seems HR depts are terrified of the employment tribunal and would rather just pay the employee off than actually make a stand and fight the case. I've seen so many useless people at my place that threaten a tribunal and end up getting a settlement. Never seem to actually consider the fact that they were always on sick leave, or couldnt actually do their job etc

Looks like Haringey spent 196k fighting it before giving in and then paying out the >600k. What a racket

GERTCHA!

spinnerlg wrote:

I seriously doubt Uncle John is too worried. He's been there, done it, had loads of T-shirts printed etc. Don't lose sleep now, these things happen. Some crowds are just a tough nut. Also, this doesn't say how it finished... might have been a mass love in at the end.

Once went to an Oakey gig in '96 and the same thing happened with the crowd... was just 'one of those' nights. I'm sure the monkey man is sweating it worrying about that night right now..... then again.... perhaps he's not.

Saw JD at Es Paradis, Ibiza in June/July 1998 and it was a bit like that video, but with less people. Think he did about 4-5 hours and started playing really early in the night - seem to remember the lights being on in the club when he started? The club was barely full, but after about 2 hours the room had really filled up and by the end he was hammering the tunes out, place was going mad. Perhaps this gig ended up like that?

Henry Rindhoops wrote:

I recall reading somewhere that Diggers played the original of Bullet In The Gun at Bedrock, when he meant to play the Rabbit In The Moon mix. Can any of you older Bedrockers confirm or deny this please. If so would have loved to have been there to have seen the reaction.

Don't think that is true? I was at Bedrock @ Heaven when Digweed played the RITM mix of that track, very early on in a set, really pitched down. About 3 months later it appeared on Oakey's Another World comp.

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(48 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

The Young Ones is probably my favourite comedy show, couldnt make any sense what so ever of it, but it was still brilliant.

Mayall was a genius, RIP

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I know there are prob a few topics out there on this but when I checked they seemed a few years old?

Anyway, I've recently set up my Technics and vinyl after they had been in storage for years. Seems my mixer is on the way out (a Gemini PS646 I purchased about 15 years ago) so I'm looking for a new one.

All I'll use it for is to mix between two turntables, with a half-decent sound quality. I never got round to playing CDs and all I now use the vinyl for is a few hours mucking about with a few beers of an evening.

Been looking at stuff but there seems loads out there, for varying prices.

Any ideas for a mixer within the £200 range?

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(80 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Never get tired of watching Gazza's freekick versus Arsenal. Amazing moment. The goal, the celebration and the commentary.

'That....is schoolboys own stuff!'

Back when the FA cup meant something.

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LOL ETC where do you think of this stuff!

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Well done to Man City, thoroughly deserved. Pellegrini seems a decent bloke and thank god it wasn't Mourinho winning it!

Gutted that we couldnt see it out but the return of CL nights is a consolation. I do think we will struggle to maintain a strong league campaign with midweek European games to play.

The game today was by far the worst performance of the season as well, doesnt say a lot for Newcastle.