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Offline vadim

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« 2010-Dec-04, 10:13 AM Reply #25 »
8-)

Yes mate, gee that would have to be 10 yrs ago, back on the old racenet forum, seem to remember me thought the underdog Queenslanders were good things in an Origin game when NSW were full of big ego bludgers, and we had a bet on the game. To your credit you dropped a lovely bottle of Penfolds in a bottle pack and sent to me in the mail within days, very enjoyable.     emthup     We've had the pleasure of catching up over a few beers numerous times since.  :beer:


Had the pleasure of attending a Brisbane luncheon yesterday with a number of forumites, with John Wallace and Wayne Bennett guest speakers. Wallace was great, some very funny racing stories only enhanced with his country wit and humour. Bennett was outstanding, and probably spoke for well over an hour due to some quality questioning and discussion from Bernie Pramberg. From what Bennett had to say on stage, and off to others he certainly has a tough decision to make about what and where he'll be coaching next yr, but he left no doubt privately that he hates the travel and being distanced from his wife and family, so that and how they manage this has to be a significant issue into the longer term - but there's no doubt he's very fond of what's happening at the Dragons. He turns 61 in a few weeks, asked what he'll be doing in 5 yrs time he replied "coaching".   :clap2: He'll retire one of the greats, with a record that we'll never be matched, but the thing about the man is he is just an outstanding, modest gentleman.     emthup   

Told some funny stories about Wendell Salior who's obviously always a good yarn in himself. Said that when Wendell was 13 or 14 he fell in love with himself, and to his credit he's stayed faithful to that relationship every since.     :lol:     More often than not when Wendell rings you say "hello", then 30 minutes later you say "goodbye", and in between Wendell just talks about himself.     :biggrin:    Seriously though, he said the first person who knows he talks "shit" is Wendell, and he plays it all up as a front for all he can, but Bennett rates him one of those special "team" guys who have an influence on and about a team that goes far beyond their on field play. One of many good stories.  

triple 7 won a few of the raffles  :lol:

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-04, 10:14 AM Reply #26 »
Well you wouldn't expect anything different would you  :clap2:

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-10, 07:27 PM Reply #27 »
Was lucky enough to see U2 last night. One of my favourite bands since I can't remember when, yet for what ever reason I have never seen them live. OMG!! Absoloutely amazing. I'm still numb with excitment with different songs buzzing through my head all day. Just class, and so professional. No wonder some of their groupies follow them from show to show all around the world.

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« 2010-Dec-10, 08:28 PM Reply #28 »
I was fortunate to see them Wed nite. Agreed, absolutely sensational!   :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Offline worldisavampire

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« 2010-Dec-10, 10:34 PM Reply #29 »
Got tickets for Monday. My favourite too   :noteworthy:

Offline grosvenor

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« 2010-Dec-10, 10:38 PM Reply #30 »
never been a massive fan but my mate was the same until he went .  he reckons they might just have the hoodoos covered . im not so sure  :chin:

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« 2010-Dec-11, 05:34 AM Reply #31 »
  I must be getting old.  I could not tell you one song that U2 sings.
   
    I heard one bloke on the radio say that he was going to the Eagles and that it cost $1,400 for two tickets.   Surely that is crap. :what:

 I complained thst it cost me $10 to see Chad Morgan last time he was at Logan Diggers.  :biggrin:
   

      What did it cost for U2?
 
    Also was amazed to see that people follow these groups around the world. 

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« 2010-Dec-11, 07:04 AM Reply #32 »
Got me stuffed, too, mate.  Just checked my Hits of the 60s LP, and nothing on there. :chin:

Still, looking at 777, I can't say we're any worse off. :nowink:

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« 2010-Dec-11, 06:37 PM Reply #33 »
Maybe dd "You still haven't found what your looking for"  :lol:

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« 2010-Dec-12, 12:03 AM Reply #34 »
Mono perhaps its "even better than the real thing "

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« 2010-Dec-12, 12:06 AM Reply #35 »
By the way how good were the effects with City of Blinding Lights? They are at the forefront of technology that's for sure. Will try to post the video I tiik on Iphone tommorow- sensational!

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« 2010-Dec-12, 01:28 PM Reply #36 »
Grats the Brisbane tickets varied from $40 (behind the stage but still ok) to approx $400. If they'd been playing another night in Brisbane I'd have happily paid up again I was that impressed, and know of a few people who went Wednesday and then went again Thursday. My darling wife can be hard to please, she likes U2 but it wouldn't have been something she'd have rushed out to see, yet now she rates it the most impressive concert she's enjoyed and would love to go again.

Yes Spudda, the stage and video scree effects were just amazing. How that circular video / tv screen worked as it did through the show was something else, its expansion, then being fully opened out, then lowered, amazing. I was reading somewhere that the 4 band members each put in $40 mil to back this world tour, they build 4 of the "claw" stages, so that they could ship a complete set up in advance of the next country or city while on tour and not be held up. They have two of them in Australia, each one jumping ahead to the next venue so that everything is set up ready to go in advance. They have 38 semi trailers and 500 support crew just for the Australian tour, and I think somethink like 8 jumbos engaged when flying between countries. Bloody amazing.

Yet the thing that struck me watching the show was it was still 4 guys as a rock band doing what they started doing 30 yrs ago, including belting out some of those songs near 30 yrs old. No back up musio's or singers, no techno mixing or crap, just 4 blokes belting out one of the most impressive rock shows.

For those who get to see the Sydney gigs I'm sure you'll be suitably impressed.

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« 2010-Dec-12, 01:50 PM Reply #37 »
I'll use this "musings" thread to deposit a tip every now and again if I happen to find a reason to do so.

One for the Christmas season.

Going Spending should go close today at the Valley, 6-1. The early shoppers got $7 fixed, $5 is still available.

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« 2010-Dec-12, 02:24 PM Reply #38 »
  Heard Peter Dick, on 4BC, saying as he couldn't get over the quality of the sound.
  
  
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Offline Norton

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« 2010-Dec-12, 02:38 PM Reply #39 »
777

Were there any sightings of Elvis? 

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-12, 02:42 PM Reply #40 »
777

Were there any sightings of Elvis? 

Well I'm sure he got a mention, along with Lennon and others. And from memory think Mrs 7's suggested I was singing and dancing like the great man, but that's probably another story . . . . .

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-17, 01:41 PM Reply #41 »
All you need to do is have slient faith.

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-17, 04:16 PM Reply #42 »
All you need to do is have slient faith.


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« 2010-Dec-17, 04:42 PM Reply #43 »
I saw that and thought, well he aint been showing silent faith in the cricket thread, what the hell is he on about ?  :nowink:

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« 2010-Dec-17, 04:57 PM Reply #44 »
Went and saw U2 on Monday night. The best concert I have seen. The 6 minutes of Amazing Grace into Where the Streets Have No Name were the most pulsating minutes I have experienced at any event. Sport or Music.

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« 2010-Dec-17, 05:24 PM Reply #45 »
Yes mate, just an amazing band, and amazing concert. Our house is still pumping it out each evening.  :clap2:

Offline triple7

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« 2010-Dec-18, 09:52 AM Reply #46 »
Somtimes it's not always about me.

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« 2010-Dec-18, 10:25 AM Reply #47 »
 :chin:

Unless its longer than 3/1 I will not worry my pretty little head over it.

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« 2010-Dec-18, 06:38 PM Reply #48 »
Somtimes it's not always about me.

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Thanking You.  8-)

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« 2010-Dec-19, 06:03 AM Reply #49 »
Somtimes it's not always about me.



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One of the biggest go's of the day, 12's into 5's and lands.   :beer:   Giddy Up!!

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