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  1. "A former welfare minister has delivered a dramatic appeal to landlords to take direct action against the “bedroom tax” by knocking down walls or bricking up windows in protest against housing benefit cuts." Good to see someone isn't frightened to put their head above the parapet. Jimbo
  2. If they had listened to me from the start we wouldn't be in this mess. Jimbo
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    George Square

    It's an embarassment at the moment. But I remember it was a lovely square when I was young; trees, planted areas, statues. It looked like a square in the centre of a city should look. I can only assume it was changed to turn it into something that could make money for the council. And I also assume that that is what it will remain; so bascially there is no hope for it. Jimbo
  4. And not one of us knew the tune. That explains it. :-)
  5. I'm no poet and I don't write poetry and I know no real poet would consider this a poem - but it made my dad happy on his birthday - so I'm happy to have written it. Dad - I'm, four (I mean we are all four) And I know what dad's are for A knee to be bounced on A shoulder to be up high on Or sometimes - a shoulder to scream and cry on Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) And you are like the biggest tree in the forrest Solid, rooted, always dependable With strong branches that cover and protect So I feel protected. Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) And Dad, I want your attention - I am rapt - I follow you, entranced I always want to be in your gang. And you give me your attention and I am in your gang - so I'm nothing but happy. Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) And you are a magician - and you can fix and make anything A seat for the bogey, a paper hat from a newspaper A rabbit with your hands, conjuring up a tissue for a snobbery nose And I'm always breaking something - and you always fixing it. Dad I'm four (I mean we are all four) And you make me smile when I'm sad like when I've been told to stop eating the the coal from the bunker And Dad, how come when you comfort me you can sing this song better than Elvis or Nat King Cole: “Smile though your heart is aching...” Jimbo
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    new look?

    Had to update to the latest version of the board due to security issues. Will probably take a bit of time to get everything sorted out - but we'll get there eventually. Jimbo
  7. I took a couple of photos of the new Alasdair Gray Mural at Hillhead Subway: Jimbo
  8. I took a couple of photos of the new Alasdair Gray Mural at Hillhead Subway: Jimbo
  9. He just needs to stay on his bike until the finish tomorrow to make history. Fantastic! Jimbo
  10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "I See A Darkness" First video from the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy EP "Now Here's My Plan",
  11. And Fancy Wooden Box from new album The Innocent A fingerpicking blues that sounds like it could have been written in the 1920s or 1930s. A prisoner contemplating his last minutes before execution; hoping to elicit your sympathy as he tells his story. The beat is supplied by Jim's brother Peter beating his arm-chair with a wooden mallet; there's home recording and then there is recording your home.
  12. A song from my new album called Sand in our shoes. Wistful folk - memories of youth, camaraderie and innocent hopes; hippy beach life remembered - while contemplating what could be a more stressful future. This song inspired the album name and set the pace for many of the songs written for this set of songs. The photos are from our trip to Orkney a few years back.
  13. Picked a few outsiders for Pat and myself. And another two for anyone who happens to be in when it's on the telly: Pat's picks: Midnight Haze and Swing Bill Jim's whims: Black Apalachi and Chicago Grey Two to fall on the first circuit: Hello Bud and Calgary Grey. Jimbo
  14. Otago street I think. Jim
  15. Yup. It's the entrance to the student union. Well done. :-)
  16. I think it's from the fountain on Glasgow Green, British Empire Statue. Jimbo
  17. Nardini's has arrived in Byres Road.
  18. How about that old chestnut, 'I belong to Glasgow'. And a quick web search yields: Oh where is the Glasgow by Adam McNaughton and Farewell to Glasgow by Jim McLean I think? Jimbo
  19. Thanks Y'all, Much appreciated. :-) Jimbo
  20. My name for on Twitter was #hurricanenabodyknew Jimbo
  21. Lessons to learned here. Top five regrets of the dying. Jimbo
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