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Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Southy, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Hello! How long have you been in London now? 15 years?
     
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    Winmar Pillock of society

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    12 years is a long time in one suburb! You're not moving too far from there either - haha you clearly like the area. It's good you managed to buy a place there. Yeah I went to Edward's Tavern once or twice at least. Early 2000s doesn't really seem all that long ago, but it's getting that way now.

    I'm working for the government and shifted positions to one up here. It might be for a year, maybe two, but I'm not really sure.

    Haha yeah my eldest is 7 now, so I've been a dad for a while!
     
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    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    16 years in May! :)
     
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    Winmar Pillock of society

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    15 wasn't a bad estimate at all then! How's life there?
     
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    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    It's not bad - expensive, but by all accounts Brisbane's not far behind now! I've had a few different digital jobs since I've been here, in a variety of sectors, which I don't think I would have had the opportunity to do (at least not on this large a 'stage'), so that's pretty cool :)
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    I’m in Tallinn, Estonia. First Maiden gig of the tour is on Saturday night. Still kind of surreal that I’m going to the first show of a tour. Previously I’ve always known the setlist so this is going to be crazy. Hoping they play nothing but deep cuts, 16 or so songs they’ve never played live before. Open with Sun and Steel, finish with The Unbeliever.
     
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    Have fun over there! What a different place to see a band. How was the show?
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    New show is great.

    Won First to the Barrier for the first Helsinki show so I was up front for the first time. Took a bunch of photos. This is my favourite.
     

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    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Wow excellent. How did you win that? How many shows have you been to?
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    Went to four shows plus Sweden Rock.

    As a fan club member you can enter a draw for each show that you have GA tickets for. Doesn’t cost extra. I did it for the three I was standing at and got picked for the second show.
     
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    The stage show looks awesome. Any thoughts to share?
     
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    Cooperman ...to the rescue!!!

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    Saw the Slayer farewell tour a couple of weeks back :kickass:
     
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    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    Saw Flight of the Conchords last week - that was pretty neat :-B
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    Sorry, I keep forgetting to check here.

    No real thoughts to share, just a great show. Janick would unwittingly get in the way of Bruce when he wanted to jump off the riser thing to fight Eddie and Bruce would get pretty annoyed.
     
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    So people, what's been happening recently? I've largely been working and hanging around with the family, though work has taken me interstate and overseas, which is nice. I need to start getting back into seeing bands, as it's been a little while.

    And the Dragons somehow won a final in Brisbane, so that was cause for celebration.
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    Not much to report here. I bought a bass guitar a few weeks back and I’m learning how to play it on Rocksmith 2014 on the PC. I’m OK as long as I don’t need to play more than two strings.
     
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    Wrathchild Miserable Bastard

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    I'm looking for a supervisor for a Ph D project I've wanted to do since 2006, and have been knocked back or messed around by every uni I've approached. I'm very over people who promise me the Earth and don't deliver or disappear on leave for months at a time and can't be contacted.

    Why do I want to be part of the academic world again? Oh, right. Because I'm crap at the real one and don't belong there either.
     
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    Oh nice, which strings are your favourite? :) I saw that game a while back. Is it fun?

    What field are you looking at doing the PhD in? Sorry to hear people haven't been reliable.
     
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    Wrathchild Miserable Bastard

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    It's in English literature, more specifically about the body, transformation, gender and 'the other' from a disabled perspective in Clive Barker's short stories. Every English department I've dealt with so far has at least one token genre fiction person, who all either vanish or get rapped over the knuckles by their superiors as soon as I approach them about taking me on. I am, as the young people say, over it.
     

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