Posts by Peter Darlington

  • Southerly: How I Became a Grumpy Old…,

    You know what they say mate, the only thing that works in a Villa is the owners!

    #fellowvillaownersympathy

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Electric Dreams,

    Love the dub version of Royals, I shall be reusing that in the very near future for sure.

    How about reggae mix of Pharrell's Happy by Mato?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Electric Dreams, in reply to Danielle,

    ETA I just can't seem to get into anything without a reasonable amount of four on the floor, lately. I'm getting shallower as I get older!

    I heartily endorse this approach.

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  • Up Front: The Kids are All Right,

    Heh, prefectly...

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  • Up Front: The Kids are All Right,

    I just consider myself incredibly lucky with my 15 & 19 yr old boys. Firstly they're decent young guys who wouldn't hurt a fly, and secondly we've always had shared interests that maintained a relationship. With the older one I had football and music (including doing a radio show together), with the younger one I've got IT.

    If you could magic up one thing out of thin air for your teenagers I would recommend a gay uncle. The perfect antidote to the bullshit lad talk they hear at school and it teaches them early that love comes in all shapes and sizes and it's all prefectly ok.

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  • Up Front: The Kids are All Right, in reply to Emma Hart,

    What they're having to grapple with is over-connectivity, the invasiveness, the lack of privacy. The permanent record of every dumb thing they've ever said or done.

    Yes indeed. We are on Facebook with our kids and a load of their friends and I just ignore all the party pics every weekend, their trips away together and general fooling around. It makes me sad they don't have the privacy and secret places and situations that we had growing up where we were finally free from the adults in our lives. One of the evil things about Facebook is that you can leave your phone at home and still have dozens of photos of yourself partying spread across multiple pages including your own.

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  • Feed: My Life in Curry, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Rick Stein, eh? By chance late last night we watched a repeat of his food tour through Louisiana. I went to bed so, so hungry and dreamed of spare ribs and steak and pound cake!

    Yeh, that's the blues one eh? RS appears to be quite the Mississippi Delta blues fan. The soul food on offer all looked like heart attack on a plate! :)

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  • Feed: My Life in Curry,

    Anyone watching Rick Stein's Indian food show on Sunday nights? Great viewing as he tours round the country and makes me yearn for a foodie holiday! A couple of points of interest from the show are

    1. The word "curry" is problematic for Indian people. It doesn't mean anything to them as their cuisine is very much based on different regions, lacking an overall umbrella term. Rick spends the whole series asking the locals what the word means and getting various guesses (gravy!?) in reply.

    2. He mentions most of the Indian restaurants in London are actually run by Bangladeshi's with a Bengali emphasis.

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  • Hard News: Crowdfunding Time,

    Subscriber and proud of it, my friend!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Changing Times, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Spotify has been a massive bonus for us at AudioCulture as it allows us to embed whole albums on pages for visitors to dig into. Added to that is Recorded Music NZ's drive to get all (as in everything ever released, at least by the bigger labels) New Zealand albums online over time, which is rather incredible (the chance of prototype early teen hearthrob Ronnie Sundin's cool 1960 album getting reissue any other way is zero but we will have it in a week or two thanks to Spotify and RMNZ).

    Hmm, yes that does sound great. I'm also annoyed when people post Spotify playlists online that I'd quite to jump into for a look.

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