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Everything posted by EvanG

  1. We need a cricket thread here

    See? I didn't even know, shows you how ignorant I am about this. I guess I only associate cricket with that film The Grand Seduction. But I really only follow tennis anyway.
  2. We need a cricket thread here

    I know nothing about cricket, never watched a game in my life, so I can't say anything about that. But that Wimbledon final yesterday was historic before it started. You have two of the best players of all time playing a final at the most prestigious tournament in the world. Even a lot of people who normally never watch tennis sat down for this one. And they delivered, the longest and one of the most historic Wimbledon finals ever played, almost 5 hours of two rivals fighting each other without giving an inch. And this is why tennis is the best sport in the world. I'm still gutted Federer lost.
  3. General Chat / Random Musings

    And what a champ, even after one of the toughest losses of his career, he stays classy and answers Barker's stupid questions.
  4. General Chat / Random Musings

    I'm absolutely gutted... 5 hour match, Fed was the better player. He had two matchpoints, but still loses... he's almost 38, this might have been his last chance at another grandslam. Even though he lost, he has proven to be the goat.
  5. I've started playing a lot of guitar again and learning a lot of new songs every week, so name the last song you learned to play on guitar, to inspire others and give suggestions. I'll start: Breaking The Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers. Relatively easy to play but with some cool chord progressions and a nice rhythm.
  6. Same thing in Seattle, there's this cheap motel (Marco Polo Motel), in a bad part of town, where Kurt Cobain always disappeared to in the last months of his life when he wanted to get away from everything. He had this huge house in Seattle and he'd go rent a room in this seedy part of town in a disgusting motel, always renting the same room, just to get fucked up and god knows what else he did in there on his own. Some fans go there to rent the same room Cobain always used, but I don't get it... that's so depressing.
  7. Bonn is nearby, maybe 1,5 hour by car, but I have never been there. Cologne is usually the place to go in that area, I should check it out one of these days.
  8. HBO minseries Chernobyl (2019)

    When I ''scrolled'' through those towns with streetview I noticed how many people were walking around there, and then I read somewhere about those tours. It would be interesting for sure, but I'd probably pass on it.
  9. I went to Beethoven's house in Vienna, I walked past the apartment where Jim Morrison died in Paris, because it's in the centre anyway, I went to the place where Hitler's bunker was located in Berlin, not that there is anything to see there, I walked from Central Park to Harlem in the rain just to see the Apollo theater like a real tourist, which was an utter disappointment, other than that I don't remember doing these kinds of crazy things.
  10. Hats Thread

    I could never do that unless I have no choice. At my previous job I worked 36 hours and I was able to change that to 32. Sure, I was making less money, but the spare time I got in return was much more valuable. Regarding the thread topic: I sometimes wear my ''Canada'' hat (which I bought there) only because I don't have any other ones, and people sometimes mistake me for a Canadian. Eh?
  11. Funniest lyric

    ''if you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends, make it last forever, friendship never ends''
  12. UYI - Boxset (wishlist)

    There are too many to mention, but since you've mentioned The Replacements, other bands from Minneapolis like Hüsker Dü and Soul Asylum were doing the same thing... mixing punk and hardrock influences over poppy melodies, and they might have been popular in the underground scene, but they never made it big. Well, Soul Asylum briefly did in the 90's, but that was already after Nirvana exploded onto the scene.
  13. UYI - Boxset (wishlist)

    There wasn't, but they were the first band like that to reach mainstream success. But there had been many bands like Nirvana in the 80's that were making records before Nirvana was even around. But what set Nirvana apart was Kurt's voice and how simplistic their music was.
  14. UYI - Boxset (wishlist)

  15. So many Nirvana mentions, and again no Soul Asylum. They were a lot more involved with Hüsker Dü than most of the bands being mentioned.
  16. Did Keith seriously dye his hair again at age 75? Come on...
  17. British Politics

    I always enjoy reading Stephen King's twitter, he can't go one week without insulting Trump.
  18. Best Film Scenes

    Watched Whiplash for the first time last night, that drum solo scene at the end was pretty awesome.
  19. Thanks for using the hidden content, I'm watching episode 5 tonight. I like her too, I just found out she is Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's daughter in real life!
  20. Pets!

    I just realized it would have been hilarious if someone had walked in right when you were taking a picture from that angle. I don't know if doggie porn is popular up there in the north, but here it's kinda frowned upon.
  21. Pets!

    No thanks. It's a lovely dog, though.
  22. Pets!

    For fuck's sake, SoulMonster, I was eating!
  23. Books/Reading Thread

    Everyone Poops - Tarō Gomi
  24. Jimi Hendrix - Long Hot Summer Night Blur - Charmless Man. Really fun to play and more tricky than you might think at first hear if you want to play it how Graham Coxon plays it. He's a great guitarist with an unusual style.