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  1. Always space for you Luker and you too Plato. I totally understand Micky, hope to see you soon.
  2. If you think the Western world carries no responsibility whatsoever then we are at odds. That is not an excuse for terrorism but it is a contributory factor in the whole issue. We cannot think that the responsibility is entirely in the hands of the perpetrator when we are selling the weapons to them. We cannot think we have no responsibility when we have supported terrorist dictators, then brought them down, then stood back while civil wars, using weapons supplied by us, wipe out millions of people. The act of terror is the responsibility of the perpetrator but the underlying reasons for it are nuanced and we need to open our ears to understand, so that we may better deal with a terrible situation.
  3. Bloody hell, just been told we are in London on the 5th. NB check the bloody diary! Sorry all, please note the date change - 12th August!
  4. The 'Wam Soundstage' Spotify playlist has a fantastic sample of tracks for the most critical audiophile. You can search for Wam Soundstage in Spotify or find the Wam Spotify playlist thread on here.
  5. You infer that the "white van" terrorist carried out a somehow lesser crime of retaliation. We are selling weapons across the Middle East that are being used to kill the families of those who then have an issue with us, This is not the sole reason, but until we empathise with that view, we remain ignorant and sit in a pious state, proclaiming the evil coming from Islam while ignoring the fact that we are contributing to a tinderbox of hate across much of the world. The Western media will not discuss this, certainly, most will not, but we need a teaspoon of reality, twice a day.
  6. There are a number of Islamic marches that have taken place condemning the terrorist atrocities. The press give it little or no coverage. I don't know why. Meanwhile the Daily Mail reports the Finsbury Park attacker as a "White van driver." Was he not a terrorist? It is a myth that moderate Muslims are not speaking out. American kids killing their school friends, cops beating unarmed black mails, the EDL spreading hatred in Liverpool last week, the BNP setting up their HQ in Burnley, an impoverished former mill town with a high Asian population and huge poverty. All issues of hate and all needing discussion and action. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. No probs Simon Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  8. This year's first baby! Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  9. The mysterious £27k worth of mains cables at my bakeoff, and Dean's trickery, was a placebo proving panacea! You cruel man Dean.
  10. It doesn't matter what the reason to buy is; it's the buyers reason. If you believe it sounds better, and that makes you happy, then it is a worthwhile purchase no matter what all the objectivity in the world says. False advertising is something good different however,,, Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  11. I really love this thread. Adding a small description to the listing really helps with the selection too. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  12. My 'Journey into Satchidananda' has led to a discovery of the joys of Indian classical music. While exploring the work of Zakir Hussain I unearthed this: Tabla Beat Science was a musical group founded in 1999 by Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell. Its style consists of a mixture of Hindustani music, Asian Underground, ambient music, drum and bass and electronica. In 2001 Karsh Kale was approached by super producer Bill Laswell to contribute to a project he was calling “Tabla Beat Science”. The album would feature the leading tabla artists who were taking the instrument into modern and exciting new contexts. Kale joined Laswell, Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu and Talvin Singh to create “Tala Matrix” which is considered to be one of the greatest modern explorations of tabla fusion in recent years. Tabla fusion and then some. Beautifully recorded and other worldly.
  13. Always room for you Henry. Bring that streamer you were talking about too if you don't mind, as I never got the chance to get to you.
  14. What do you think Greybeard. My first listen felt like more of the same, not a developing group, and a bit dull. Perhaps I need to revisit it. Perhaps not.
  15. A very slick and cool R and B album: The Evolution of Robin Thicke