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About Benners

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    Motorcycling, Sea angling, Snooker, Real Ale, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Wild women, Wild Fungi.

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  1. Media / Press

    Sad to see anything but outright condemnation of this incident. Anybody who saw the footage can plainly see the black guy getting pushed, physically, repeatedly off the train which was not crowded by London or Parisien standards. The fellow did not incite the yobs to abuse him (he speaks no English). Sure, he didn't get a beating on the platform, but that doesn't make it normal or acceptable. Anyone who suggests he is somehow to blame for this is as bad as those singing that pathetic song of theirs.
  2. New Kits

    Always loved yellow for the away, but it has to be banana & not lemon. I'm choosy when it comes to fruit!
  3. Musical Tastes

    They don't make 'em like that any more. That was a nice little bit at the end, I sense a ressurection coming.
  4. Joni Mitchell

    Some interesting, measured comments from Joni. I hope she gets her problem with those fibres sorted. On the other hand, she could try cutting-down on the psilocybin.
  5. Musical Tastes

    Barry White.
  6. Musical Tastes

    I saw SMV (Stanley, Marcus & Victor) last night, three very happy slappers (definitely for you Grahame). Stanley Clarke seems to have some kind of pick-up truck man thing going & proved my suspicions by nearly physically pulling a double bass in half, the student crowd loved it. Marcus Miller seems to be getting more & more humble with age (he's big on his religion thing) though it didn't seem to slow him down in the thick of the action when the boys weres howing each other just what they could do - a bit of a biggest willy competition, but who cares when the music is that exciting. Victor Wooten, what a musician. That man can play the whole orchestra on his bass, he (like Miller & Clarke) just walked into each piece & stayed until he was pushed out! & no, I'm not talking about ego driven solos here. The guys were playing fabulous music& having a real craic at the same time - isn't that what it's all about?. There's just a few more dates left in Europe - Paris 27 oct - go there if you can. It's the best gig I've been to in years.
  7. Musical Tastes

    I think the point you missed about the quote you used was that the term 'Indie' is misused. When this term first appeared, it described a musical movement opposed to (or without access) to, the major record companies. Like a lot of the so called 'rediscovered' fads, it's all about lazy, unimaginative image ripping & nothing to do with taking on the fat cat's - more like shamelessly sleeping with the enemy. Where I live now there is a strong trend for the 'Techno' - boom da, boom da, boom da - music. You get these pimply chavs with their weekend, fake mohican style spiked hair (Ã la Beckham circa 1998). Salon cut if you please. To top it off, they are now wearing rotten fakes of Boy & Seditionaries, tartan, bondage gear, bum flaps... Not a solvent filled crisp bag in sight though & not a hint of even the most naive political badge or tee shirt. In a way it reminds me of the X-Ray Specs song 'germ free adolescents'. It would be a lot funnier if they took to wearing fake army medals topped off with S.A.S. emblem tattoo's. The only 'indie' thing about that would be indie casualty ward.
  8. Musical Tastes

    Do any of you know a London ska/punk band called Deadlines? They are coming my waysoon and I would be interested in your comments.
  9. Musical Tastes

    Maybe it's a drink for transvestite German teeny-rockers.
  10. Musical Tastes

    Anyone seen Alex Han ? he's coming to Europe this summer with Marcus Miller. The kid looks like a diamond. I'm taking the trip to Marseille & possibly Montreux to check it.
  11. Musical Tastes

    I just got back from Dijon where last night I was lucky enough to see 'Les Rita Mitzouko' (minus Fréd Chichon who died last year). Catherine Ringer is so outrageously talented I cannot believe people buy Céline Dion records while this girl retains mere cult status. A must, if she ever tours near you. Really. And of course Wynton Marsalis should be a household name, some lucky bleeders apparently even get to see him perform several nights in a row.
  12. Musical Tastes

    Of course that is the usual word - how out of touch with the language of Shakespeare I've become. And all the more appropriate them being brothers and all. But can't all that stuff lead to having children with six fingers, good for the sax.. but the trumpet?.
  13. Musical Tastes

    Interesting post Harry. When I heard the torrent I suspected there may have been a collaboration at some time with this man. They really are promiscuous these musicians aren't they?. I don't just listen to jazz though. Though I do have some standards.
  14. Movies

    Couple of bikers on here. Tim rides a Trumpet, I've got a '67 T100ss, a 90's Duc & a '78 Guzzi. The worst biker film I ever saw was 'Stone'. Embarrassing!.
  15. Musical Tastes

    Brecker blow his own trumpet??. The man was a sax maniac. R.I.P.