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Brixton news, rumours and general chat - January 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Dec 31, 2016.

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  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Jeremy Corbyn and the immigration question - BBC News

    The BBC are not helping. A "clamour" from the "public" on immigration. Anyone who supports freedom of movement in EU is out of touch with the majority of public opinion. That's me then.
     
  2. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's sort of snowing.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's very wet, loads of pavements have got mini streams flowing across them and anything that looks vaguely snow-like has transformed into slighter slower falling rain by the time it gets near the ground.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    your a good photographer ed
     
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  6. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I appreciate your comments, even if I really don't think I'm that good. At least I managed to capture something of the 'wetness' out there, which was my aim :D
     
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  8. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    I'm going to be staying in Brixton next month. My partner got a good deal on a premier inn that hadn't been built yet :D. Unsurprisingly, it still isn't finished, so they've moved us to Brixton!

    We will be visiting the market and may go to the Ritzy. Hopefully they'll have a strike on so I can go and show my solidarity :thumbs:
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  10. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Thanks urbanspaceman , did you attend the meeting? Are there any more links to what's going on in the AQAP ?
     
  11. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Anyone know where I can get a guitar repaired locally?

    It's a steel string acoustic - the action's a bit fucked basically, maybe the tuning heads too.
     
  12. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    Exact same thing happened to my wife's niece and her friends. They are 18/19. It's most of their first time away on their own and her mother is "you're staying on cold harbour fucking lane!?!?!? :eek::(:mad: You are fucking not!!!" - I'm 18, I can do what I want. yes I am.

    :D:D
     
  13. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    The year long phenomena seems to be more of a celebration and affirmation of the deceased's ethnicity, rather than of any meaningful connection with Brixton.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He was born in Brixton and retained connections to the area so it seems to me that the mix of a focus point (the mural), the (sadly fading) Bohemian nature of the area and the good transport links made the place a rather obvious focus for fans. Where else could they go?

    I'm really at a loss what the 'affirmation of the deceased's ethnicity' bit means.
     
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I could have understood it if you had complained about taking the iconic to the point of quasi-deification. But how has the fact that David Bowie (born 8 January 1947) was a white man become a race issue?

    I imagine the majority of children born in Brixton in 1947 were white.

    The adulation of the late David Bowie is surely partly due to musical excellence and partly due to nostalgia - fans recapturing their earlier days.

    Surely you are not suggesting that the Bowie cult is an underground form of the BNP?
     
  16. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    I can wholly recommend Ross in Peckham. He has a repair workshop in his garden on Choumert Rd, is incredibly experienced, skilled and helpful and charges ridiculously cheap prices. He sometimes plays in Trio Pizzeria in Streatham High Rd. his number is 07870 110130 . Not local, but only a 57 bus ride away. I can't find his website, so I hope he is still there.

    Edited to add: the son of Tina from the Night Market also has a guitar repair sideline...I will PM you her number.
     
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  17. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member


    .......it wouldn't be the first time, but when someone makes a statement like this.......
    .......questions will be asked.
     
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  18. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Cool, thanks. I'll give him a shout :) It's a nice guitar, just really neglected in recent times.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh come on. That was a daft comment uttered in the midst of his coke addiction period and something he's distanced himself from multiple times. If you're going to judge him, judge him on the bigger picture and the fact that he's always worked with musicians of all backgrounds - and was married to a Muslim Somalian woman for 24 years. Hardly the bio of a BNP member.

    He wasn't perfect, but trying to slur him as some sort of racist really is scraping the barrel.
     
  20. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    If working with foreigners and being married to one is the bar for proving your non-racist beliefs, then Farage is off the hook. Although to my knowledge he is also not a member of the BNP.
     
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  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I don't think many BNP members or full-on racists make a point of working with black artists for decades, neither do they tend to be married to Somalian Muslims, but perhaps you know better. :facepalm::rolleyes:

    Not many racists go on tv and say this either:

     
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  22. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    not sure how mentioning a well documented low point in the thin white dukes career equates to an attempt to slur him, that quote and the fash salute from an open top Mercedes caused quite a stink at the time, so much that the Musicians Union felt the need to issue a statement.....if anything it's proof of the Bowies popularity that his fan base did not completely evaporate.....
     
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  23. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Traffic monitoring cables have appeared on Wiltshire Road and Villa Angell Park Gardens.
     
  24. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    They are all over the place: Leander Rd, Roupell Rd, Norwood Rd, Athlone Rd, and many others.
     
  25. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Are they fairly recent as well? Something to do with pollution/air quality perhaps?
     
  26. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    Or measuring the effectiveness of the 20 mph limit? Its coming up to a year since it was introduced and so they may want to compare the traffic speed figures they had from before the limit was introduced with the current ones
     
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  27. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Wow, really? I don't think that can be excused by a coke habit tbh. I hope it was taken out of context :(
     
  28. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    I'm struggling to believe he said that as anything other than a wind-up
     
  29. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I'm not sure they are used to check speed (I guess technically they could be, by measuring the time it takes for the wheel to hit the second cable). AFAIK they are used to measure traffic volume.

    There are also quite a few that have appeared on the Tulse Hill area. Perhaps it's all to do with the proposed removal of the Tulse Hill Gyratory, which wuold no doubt create a few headaches as to how best manage the local traffic.
     
  30. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I think they *can* measure speed.
     
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