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cutercomputer
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 3:55:42 PM

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I am part of a group of people who have booked some wonderful accommodation http://byronbayaccom.net/accommodation/byron-bay/the-clique for the festival but we have had 2 people cancel thus making this place too expensive. Is there anyone out there who would like to fill the gaps before I call and cancel our booking? If you look at the link I'm sure you'll understand that the price won't be cheap, but we'll make it a fair bit cheaper than you would pay if you would normally pay.

A couple would be perfect as they can have a double room all of their own......


If anyone's interested email me at birdstuckinchimney@maxnet.co.nz

“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
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greybeard
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:50:58 PM

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cutercomputer wrote:
Never-the-less we must all be very vigilant as, if history has taught us anything, it's that the guardians of freedom can very easily become the suppressors of freedom.

It is in this vein I hope the Admin moves this way way thread to its correct section.
The Broken Window Theory should operate in preference to the three strike theory

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 8:11:17 PM
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It looks exquisite if I was not attending Bluesfest.
But when the Bluesfest day consists of....
Get up at 10.30am
Have shower & get dressed and get into car by 11am.
Drive to festival and get in the grounds by midday or just after.
Leave festival grounds after midnight.
Get out of carpark at 1am.
Arrive home at 2am
Get to sleep 2.30am.
Have 8 hours sleep to be able to cope with another 12 hours of music.
Get up at 10.30am and repeat procedure.
Result is that all that is required is a bed and bathroom facilities.
No time to lounge about in nice yellow sofas,dive into pool or admire artwork.
Makes $30 per night at backpackers a logical choice.
Besides I am a socialist and feel uncomfortable in upmarket surroundings.
I had forgotten all about birdstuckinachimney.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
cutercomputer
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:07:47 AM

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TheLoneRanger wrote:
It looks exquisite if I was not attending Bluesfest.
But when the Bluesfest day consists of....
Get up at 10.30am
Have shower & get dressed and get into car by 11am.
Drive to festival and get in the grounds by midday or just after.
Leave festival grounds after midnight.
Get out of carpark at 1am.
Arrive home at 2am
Get to sleep 2.30am.
Have 8 hours sleep to be able to cope with another 12 hours of music.
Get up at 10.30am and repeat procedure.
Result is that all that is required is a bed and bathroom facilities.
No time to lounge about in nice yellow sofas,dive into pool or admire artwork.
Makes $30 per night at backpackers a logical choice.
Besides I am a socialist and feel uncomfortable in upmarket surroundings.
I had forgotten all about birdstuckinachimney.


Oh well never mind, it would have been good to have you there to discuss why socialism sounds good but works poorly. I wouldn't even have even made you drink the Chardonnay :-)

You are obviously happy feeling like you're being a true, dues-paying bluesman.... I wouldn't want to upset that illusion.





“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
Samuel Johnson
cutercomputer
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:21:08 AM

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greybeard wrote:
cutercomputer wrote:
Never-the-less we must all be very vigilant as, if history has taught us anything, it's that the guardians of freedom can very easily become the suppressors of freedom.

It is in this vein I hope the Admin moves this way way thread to its correct section.


Excuse me for my ignorance but what's a "way way thread" and what's its "correct section".

greybeard wrote:
The Broken Window Theory should operate in preference to the three strike theory


Once again please excuse my ignorance but can you expand on how either of those theories apply? I'm obviously missing something but am happy to be enlightened.

“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
Samuel Johnson
dtucker
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:05:43 AM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:

Have shower & get dressed and get into car by 11am.
Drive to festival and get in the grounds by midday or just after.
Leave festival grounds after midnight.
Get out of carpark at 1am.
Arrive home at 2am
Get to sleep 2.30am.


Patrick, after many years of doing just this, I discovered the bus. No more long queues to get out of the carpark, no aggravation from people pushing their car into a queue that you have been in for an hour while they've just got in their car and freedom to have a couple of drinks. My late record for getting home from bluesfest was 3.30 one night (we were staying at Evans Head though) after about 2 hours getting out of the car park (2007).

Yes, sometimes the bus queues are long and sometimes the bus fills before you get on but they come back quickly and there is a certain camaraderie in the bus queues and in the bus. It's environmentally friendly and no risk of getting bogged when it rains. Sure it costs but not that much and parking sometimes costs too and think of the petrol you use with your engine idling for an hour.

I strongly recommend it.
cutercomputer
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 11:59:29 AM

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dtucker wrote:
TheLoneRanger wrote:

Have shower & get dressed and get into car by 11am.
Drive to festival and get in the grounds by midday or just after.
Leave festival grounds after midnight.
Get out of carpark at 1am.
Arrive home at 2am
Get to sleep 2.30am.


Patrick, after many years of doing just this, I discovered the bus. No more long queues to get out of the carpark, no aggravation from people pushing their car into a queue that you have been in for an hour while they've just got in their car and freedom to have a couple of drinks. My late record for getting home from bluesfest was 3.30 one night (we were staying at Evans Head though) after about 2 hours getting out of the car park (2007).

Yes, sometimes the bus queues are long and sometimes the bus fills before you get on but they come back quickly and there is a certain camaraderie in the bus queues and in the bus. It's environmentally friendly and no risk of getting bogged when it rains. Sure it costs but not that much and parking sometimes costs too and think of the petrol you use with your engine idling for an hour.
I strongly recommend it.


I have had so many excellent times on the bus that I've lost count. We have had full bus-loads of people sing song from "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz to "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond.

My favourite and the funniest was when we got the bus doing the riff to Muddy Waters "Manish Boy"

Me; Everything, everything, everything's gonna be alright this mornin'
Bus people; "duh-daa-daa-daa-duh"
Me; "Ever since I was a young boy"
Bus people; "duh-daa-daa-daa-duh"
Me; "Bout the age of 5"
Bus people; "duh-daa-daa-daa-duh"
Me; My mother told me
Bus people; "duh-daa-daa-daa-duh"
Me; "You gonna be the greatest thing alive"

I should probably add that this only happens when I have my very vivacious friends with me. I wouldn't have the confidence if I was on my own....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4bWp3Jjewc

(I'm the dude with the mask at 0:21

“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
Samuel Johnson
dtucker
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:32:48 PM
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cutercomputer wrote:


(I'm the dude with the mask at 0:21)


Nice clip and the mask is well advised - you probably should take the "cuter" bit out of your name. However in the interest of forum members' well-being, I'll refrain from posting pictures of myself (one of the cases where your "cuter" would actually be correct).
cutercomputer
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:35:55 PM

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dtucker wrote:
(one of the cases where your "cuter" would actually be correct).


LOL...thanks...I think??? Think

“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
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greybeard
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:40:24 PM

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cutercomputer wrote:
greybeard wrote:
cutercomputer wrote:
Never-the-less we must all be very vigilant as, if history has taught us anything, it's that the guardians of freedom can very easily become the suppressors of freedom.

It is in this vein I hope the Admin moves this way way thread to its correct section.


Excuse me for my ignorance but what's a "way way thread"My mistake , it should read WAYWARD and what's its "correct section".
I known your a kiwi but even so IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN POSTED IN Rides & Accommodation 2013! that way I would not comment on the rip-off the deal seems to be.

greybeard wrote:
The Broken Window Theory should operate in preference to the three strike theory


[color=blue]Once again please excuse my ignorance but can you expand on how either of those theories apply? I'm obviously missing something but am happy to be enlightened.


The Broken window theory is that a broken window left un-repaired - encourages more delinquent behaviour just like your irrelevant post is to readers of the General Discussion section


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
cutercomputer
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 4:17:21 AM

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greybeard wrote:
My mistake , it should read WAYWARD, I know your a kiwi but even so IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN POSTED IN Rides & Accommodation 2013! that way I would not comment on the rip-off the deal seems to be.


Mia culpa, mia culpa, mia maxima culpa..... Thank you for your vigilance on this important matter, it's good to know that the sniffer dogs are present in this forum as well. I will be sure to comply in the future

In regard to the "deal"...what deal...there is no deal?

greybeard wrote:
The Broken window theory is that a broken window left un-repaired - encourages more delinquent behaviour just like your irrelevant post is to readers of the General Discussion section


Yes I knew what the Broken Window Theory was, I just wasn't sure how it applied. I get it now though, you're worried that if people are allowed to put posts in the wrong place, the whole forum will disintegrate int0 complete chaos.

“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
Samuel Johnson
greybeard
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 11:53:02 AM

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Do you think that you have sold yourself and intelligent , reasonable and easy to get along with ?
Caveat emptor


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
cutercomputer
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:24:20 PM

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greybeard wrote:
Do you think that you have sold yourself and intelligent , reasonable and easy to get along with ?
Caveat emptor


(I presume you mean "as" intelligent etc?)

I wasn't aware that being part of this forum was a sale of ones-self, but given that you seem to think it is perhaps you could tell me how you think I'm going? And while you're at it hows about an update on how you think your own sale is going.....

So far I'm off to a love-in with mccain, buccetti, olddtucker and possibly another couple of posters, so I can't be doing all-bad :-) I'd love it if you came along actually I'm sure we'd find each other far more amicable than we are currently giving each other credit for.....


“Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.”
Samuel Johnson
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