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About Graeme

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  1. The love/sex/relationship thread

    That's a wee bit fucking harsh, . Wouldn't celibate imply that I'd taken a conscious decision to actively avoid love/sex/relationships, rather than it just being the way things have happened?
  2. The Official SOCCER Thread 2016/2017

    I only sing songs about Rangers, I've no interest in all the Loyalist stuff (but you know all that already)...
  3. The Official SOCCER Thread 2016/2017

    Ugh, Celtic are such a dirty clod of fucking thugs. I'd almost forgotten the sense of distilledsheer terror that comes with being at the Old Firm.
  4. What is "mainstream" music in your country?

    Do you mean like, mainstream music that's particular to your country? or music that is successful in your country regardless of where it comes from? If it's the latter, then more or less the same pop, rock, hip-hop and electronic dance music that you'd get in most Western countries... Artists that are 'mainstream'and from Scotland include: Biffy Clyro (probably Scotland's favourite Scottish band at the moment, I guess it shows that rock isn't really dead) CHVRCHES Calvin Harris is probably the most successful Scottishartist at the moment (maybe even of all time at this point in terms of records sold/money made): Other artists from Scotland who've done well here and elsewhereinclude: Paolo Nutini,Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Admiral Fallow, Franz Ferdinand, Travis, The Xcerts,Emeli Sande, KT Tunstall, The Proclaimers,The Fratellis, Belle and Sebastian, half of Snow Patrol, Texas,Deacon Blue, Glasvegas, Idlewild, Boards of Canada, The View, Fatherson, Arab Strap, Amy MacDonald... Going back into the past, you had Big Country,Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, Simple Minds,The Blue Nile,Runrig, Sheena Easton, Average White Band, Aztec Camera, Gerry Rafferty, the Bay City Rollers, Primal Scream, Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics,David Byrne of Talking Heads,Camera Obscura, Cocteau Twins, Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Edwyn Collins, Del Amitri, Hue & Cry, Teenage Fanclub, Nazareth, most of the original line-up of AC/DC, Al Stewart, The Vaselines, The Waterboys, Wet Wet Wet, Ultravox,fuckin... Lulu... Not bad for a small country, really.
  5. Today, I discovered this music video, it's filmed on the volcano where I used to work in Mexico. It's weird seeing some of the places I used to go (literally, some of the shots are places in which I've stood myself)in the context of an epic piece of film like that. Just got me thinking if anyone else had encountered a music video and thought, "hang on a minute, I know where that is!" beyond the very obvious... As a bonus, the song is gorgeous, too!
  6. Nintendo Switch

    At least it won't be Ninja... I have tried so hard to like Other M, but it has yet to grab me, and it's been a long time since it came out now.
  7. Nintendo Switch

    I want new Metroid, something bold and badass... If Nintendo could give us a full-3D sequel to Metroid Fusion I think I might pass out from excitement.
  8. General Chat / Random Musings

    @Len Cnut, I saw Loki perform in Glasgow tonight, I'd never seen him before but I ended up hanging aroundat the gig with quite a lot of his extended family. His girlfriend/songwriting and performing partner Becci Wallace is a friend's sister, so I was there with that crowd. He was absolutely electric, had goosebumps when he got into some of the really angry, political shit. I met him after the show, but literally all the interesting/intelligent content of my head escaped at that point so I just ended up congratulating him on the show.
  9. The love/sex/relationship thread

    Do I have a reputation as some sort of frigid celibate?
  10. General Chat / Random Musings

    Haha, I've been in almost exactly the same situation to be honest. I got on a train one night from Glasgow Central back homeafter playing possibly the worst gig of my entire life. It was the night that England played Germany in the 2014 World Cup, and when I got on the train I bumped into a few pals who'd been out to watch the game, all wearing outsized German flags as capes and generally a bit worse for wear. Two girls sat down near us on the train, and my pal Mole, in his drunken state started to chat them up. They weren't for having any of it, but the more wound up they got, the funnier Mole found it and the more he carried on. So one of them decided to empty her Burger King Coca-Cola all over Mole;being sat next to him, I got a face full of Coke as well. Far from deterring Mole, this only encouraged him... And then, the other lassiegot involved and it turned out she was even more mental than her Coke-fiend sister. Mole made some sort of comment about how all he'd wanted was a wee kiss and I couldn't help but laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of the whole situation. At this, Mental lassie #2 screamed "Right! That's it! I'm turning they glasses intae contact lenses" and flew at me, elbowing me in the face. Next thing I know, there are four of us trying to restrain her as she kicks, bites and scratches her way around the carriage. Quite a few of our fellow passengers and the conductor got involved and we kicked them both off the train, the last train on a Sunday night, about 40 miles away from their stop, with the Transport Polis on the way. I've never heard a Sunday night train cheer quite as loudly as when we pulled away from the platform, leaving them there . They stole Mole's Germany flag though. He was raging.
  11. General Chat / Random Musings

    Wow, that's a fucking stupid thing to argue about in the first place but to come to blows over it? What kind of people are these?
  12. General Chat / Random Musings

    I didn't understand a fucking word any of them were saying... people say Scots are hard to understand, but those Americans sounded like they were talking complete nonsense!
  13. The love/sex/relationship thread

    Fuck's sake, Len, that's a horrible way to refer to anyone. Also, no, she's a great lass and she's got a lot going for her, just didn't give me stomach butterflies, but not many girls do... On average I meet a girl that I think "Wow, yeah, okay..." aboutonce or twice a year.
  14. The love/sex/relationship thread

    It does make you feel incredibly guilty though, and challenges any notions that you mayhave of yourself as a decent human being, because from a straightforward moral perspective we're taught not to pre-judge people on anything other than the content of their character(though as a species we fail miserably on that score in many instances). But, in order to enter into a romantic relationship with someone, which will presumably have a strong physical dimension, there really should be some desire to get "up close and personal" with them, that kinda magnetism we all feel...and on this occasion, I didn't experience that at all. Even writing that makes me feel disgusted with myself, because it challenges my lifelong perception of how I should value people.But,logically,not everyone can be attracted to everyone, right?It doesn't mean that there's necessarily anything objectivelywrongwith someone... A friend pointed out to me, to try and make me feel better, that the vast majority of relationships need to start with physical attraction and then personality comes into the equation;and that,in and of itself, is not shallow. What is shallow is where personality makes no impact on your decision-making whatsoever and you value peoplepurelyfor how they look, or the amount of money they have, or their circle of friends or whatever...
  15. Ever feel completely out of your depth?

    I don't think, in my case, that exposure therapy is the answer. I experience the same physical symptoms when I get up to play with my band and I've been doing that pretty regularly since I was 16. This is a good example of itnot being a question of attitude, because I love playing live music and I get a lot out of it. I'm just sick of my body doing its best to sabotage every show, between the dry throat that has me downing about 2 pints of water in a half hour show just to keep my voice functional, and the violently shaking hands which make playing guitar ten times harder than usual. Ideally, I'd like a way to prevent these physical symptoms from happening so that I can play on stage in exactly the same physical state as I do in rehearsal. Same principle for giving presentations... or making phonecalls... or telling girls thatI like how I feel... etc.