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  1. veronica

    Gassan - worth a shufty?

    A friend of mine was up there a few weeks ago and they thought it was a worth the trip. Bit of a novelty and said they wouldn't do it again but a good experience. You are doing very well Metabo Oyaji!
  2. Like last time prices will probably go up more than the actual increase in consumption tax. I am recently also noticing more things like only 900ml of juice in what was once a 1000m carton - same carton size, same price, 10% less juice. Annoying!
  3. No firm plans yet, lucky that I don't need to do flights. Mad busy the last few months. Will definitely get to Hakuba but hoping to try Zao this season.
  4. Thanks guys and good luck. I have been really busy lately and not been online as much generally. Will of course still be using the website though.
  5. veronica

    Cho-yummy things

    Oh yes oh yes, they are just fantastic.
  6. The classic Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears - and 8 song album - is being released as a 6 disc box set. Great album, but 6 discs!! (Admiteddly one is Blu-Ray audio and another is a video DVD).
  7. veronica

    Make Me Laugh...Please..!

    Kawaii! So glad he is better.
  8. Here's one - Kraftwerk. Never took any notice even though lots of the music I liked referenced them. I remember hearing The Mix on a brilliant system though and it sounded amazing.
  9. What's wrong with that? I love hearing music in fantastic quality - the music I love sounds much better (to me) on my system at home than on poor quality pc speakers. I can hear all the clear details, everything that's going on........ So does music I don't like - still don't like it, but can appreicate the sonic quality. I'm trying to think if there's much music I became to like after hearing it properly. I bet there is. Need to check!
  10. veronica

    4G or LTE

    I really don't need any faster now. Just concentrate on making it cheaper please!
  11. It would be but I don't think that's what they are really saying here.
  12. Good points, Mr Wiggles. But still. Loudness is part of the problem yes and robs people who even have the decent equipment from hearing what they should be.
  13. I thought it was going to be longer than 22 minutes! But quite interesting all the same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZcz-V29_M I want my hi-fi! I really do think many (most?) people simply don't know what they are missing listening to rubbish file formats all the time. That is sad.
  14. Still liking the new Coldplay one, which surprises me!
  15. there's a film out soon calld distortion of sound, about how compressed mp3sand the loudness wars have really spoilt lots of music recently. Looking forward to seeing that.
  16. My own selected best of REM. They did some great songs.
  17. veronica

    Good TV

    I have been watching all of Game of Thrones the last few weeks, up to nearly the end of the 3rd season. It is really good. I see the 4th season has just ended as well. Star putting it on here from July.
  18. It's good that we havent hear much about that removing rod business.... I suppose. Must all be going swimmingly.
  19. veronica

    Daily bath

    Borderline cold shower for me now.
  20. Thought this was funny. Translation of marketing terms: “Career spanning” > The bits of the artist’s career the label have the rights to. “Host of unreleased recordings” > Music rejected the first time around for being sub-standard. “Rare photographs” > Photographs you’ve seen before. “Remastered” > Louder, with less dynamic range than the CD you’ve owned for 25 years. “Remastered by *insert name of artist*” > The artist sat there drinking tea, while a qualified engineer did the work. “Remastered from the original tapes, where available” > Most of it isn’t from the original tapes. “Complete Studio Recordings” > All of the studio albums, but no B-sides, remixes or tracks from compilations. “Personally overseen by *insert name of the artist*” > The artist forgets to include half the rarities and leaves of stuff they don’t like anymore. Label too scared to argue. “Previously unreleased on CD” > Until a fan informs them that it isn’t. “Audiophile vinyl” > Vinyl. “Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl” > So it must be good. “Pressed on 200g heavyweight vinyl” > So it must be even better. “Vinyl replica sleeve” > Cheap packaging solution (Japan excluded). “25th Anniversary Edition” > 24th, 25th or 26th Anniversary Edition “Lithograph” > Poster on posh paper. “Poster” > Folded 32 times rendering it useless “Tote Bag” > We’re getting desperate “Keyring” > See ‘Tote Bag’ “As originally envisaged by the artist” > They’ve changed their mind. “Limited Edition” > The label will stop producing it a some point. “Bespoke packaging” > You’ll never be able to store it “Seminal album” > Album. “Landmark release” > Sold loads at the time. “Influential” > Didn’t sell much at the time.
  21. New Coldplay album is quite interesting. Rather subdued and less "anthemic".
  22. veronica


    Just the thought of the dentist sends shudders.
  23. If I became a 'talent' on Japanese tv, do they get much?
  24. I manage around 20% of mine the last few years. Hardly enough really.
  25. veronica

    Important news of the day thread

    I'm upset that I even know that!


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