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  1. Hot Child in the City, Nic Gilder (I have an unfair advantage - I'm a woman called Nic. I notice other women called Nic.)
  2. Fenn

    Fan bubble bursted :(

    Ah, Rob. Would my childhood have been the same without his dulcet tones ringing through the forest, castigating men, women, children, bicycles and firetrucks alike? It isn't called Deeks Drive to honour his achievements. It's mostly to warn people that he considers it his personal private road. In his defence, he's quite polite the rest of the time.
  3. Fenn

    Bullying: The risk with 'accepting differences'.

    Clearly I've been absent too long from this thread. You've all missed a really salient point, to wit, that if you come at me and I hit you with a dictionary you are going to be in a whole world of hurt. The trick is that you don't mess around with any pocket editions, or even concise editions. You need to go the full OED in these situations. My dictionary is the approximate volume and weight of a besser block, and includes a variety of Australian dialect terms that are also handy in a confrontation. After calling you a dropkick and a booner, I can demonstrate the usage of both words from first principles AND break your nose. Argument over.
  4. Fenn

    Fan bubble bursted :(

    That's a huge bummer It's one thing to meet, say, a rock star who turns out to be a foul mouthed drunken rock star. Or a politician who turns out to be a sleaze. But if you admire someone for their philosophy or intellect you kinda want them to measure up. I had something similar this time last year. I met someone whose work I had admired since I was a teenager, a bit of an iconoclast, someone I had followed since well before they got 'famous'. Turns out they were rude, arrogant, and what had been clever and ground-breaking writing in the late 90s/early 2000s had kinda got stuck, and was now just... crass. I had intended to ask for a signature on a very old article I'd kept since way back then. Two minutes of conversation and I changed my mind. I still kept the article but I don't want it signed. "He's not an iconoclast, he's just a very naughty boy."
  5. HAHA YES BRILLIANT! And now that you've listened to the song... did you notice that I posted some of the damn lyrics earlier? For the (very obscure) connection, I was at a music festival in the early 2000s where band members from Spiderbait, Jet, Grinspoon and a few others got together to play and record Evie parts 1, 2 and 3 as a tribute/fundraiser to Stevie Wright. It was a damned good cover, nearly as good as the original. I have both versions on my playlists.
  6. I must admit I'm enjoying sitting in the middle of my web watching you all get tangled up.
  7. Fenn

    i see dead people

    The next Googong fishing days will be very sad affairs, methinks. A big fish in our little pond.
  8. Another good one - same time, same place - and also connected - but no! A different S and a different C!
  9. The connection is (St)evie, and another music festival, but about twenty years later. I don't think that's a very good clue though - you can't see, what it means to me.
  10. We're just gonna have to label them! I'm confused again! Band/Artist = S Song = C No clues yet
  11. Fenn

    Bullying: The risk with 'accepting differences'.

    I'm hearing a lot of "bullying is okay because I am strong enough to be a bully in my turn", but not much of any actual use.
  12. Nice song, and with a different tangential connection (involving jaffles in Seoul) but, nope.
  13. Damn, that must have been a brilliant concert to see... Stevie Wright and Skyhooks, awesome. Evie is three of my favourite songs. So the next one is tangentially connected: S - C * bonus points for figuring out the connection
  14. I know the answer to this, and it's shocking me right out of my brains (yeah!) Skyhooks - Horror Movie
  15. Fenn

    Bullying: The risk with 'accepting differences'.

    The word "meaningless" here is used to indicate either that the writer does not understand, or is made uncomfortable by, the thing to which he or she refers.