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    Big up the chesterfield, bad luck hammers lol

    let's just say that the officials are often blind, infuriatingly inconsistent, and would be better to let things flow. they even disagree with each other (the ref + linesman in this case).
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    What makes a person join another band?

    this is one of the biggest issues with using deps from local rivals, they spend the evening in the bar trying to poach half your band.
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    Big up the chesterfield, bad luck hammers lol

    same goes for my own attempts to agree with myself. chesterfield should be given a run in the big leagues, on a reality TV wife-swap basis.
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    Big up the chesterfield, bad luck hammers lol

    west ham are pretty appalling at the moment. these london clubs that aren't any good seem to be a captive audience for players who are drawn to the nightlife in london but aren't good enough to play for chelsea or arsenal. so no wonder. part of what makes the so-called "premier" league so...
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    How to define whether your band is a success

    every single seat in my band is filled by a bona fide legend, and the band sound rarely fails to move the audience to tears. i'd say that was a success.
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    What makes a person join another band?

    that's how youth bands operate
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    Let the browser wars commence...

    the true standard is that which is most used, not that which claims to be the standard. raising the spectre of W3C is a red herring, really. the choice is so simple - go with the flow or go with the minority. each has its advantages and adherents. noone can claim that either is inherently...
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    Careers in Brass music

    no chance. the best-paid brass players in the world earn a pittance really considering their skill and dedication. doing it for the money is not something you often hear in brass band circles, retainer/travel expenses paid or otherwise. i've often thought that the life of a professional...
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    Let the browser wars commence...

    most websites are created with internet explorer in mind. so it works better with a higher proportion of websites.
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    Leicester Contest - 19/11/06

    only a month to go now, and we are really getting our teeth into "the little F & G march, unison band edition". will there be decent trade stands at the contest?
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    What Harm Would it do to be Able to Register for More Than One Band ?

    what if the band only rehearses a few times per year? what if some genuine players only attend 40% of rehearsals? what if the player pulls out of one of his bands at the last minute? what if bands lie about who attended what rehearsal? etc.
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    What Harm Would it do to be Able to Register for More Than One Band ?

    its a tricky one - i doubt there is any ideal solution. the situation even differs across areas. one of the interesting issues locally is that of bands consisting mostly of pro players from outside the movement - who are even more difficult to regulate than mercenaries within it.
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    Tuners

    the band was already in tune?
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    Tuners

    obviously you don't - technically, if you play perfect to the tuner on every note, you are out of tune with a band.
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    Tuners

    that's the whole point - the tuner itself makes you 'untuneful' compared with a brass band.
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    Online Services - Excellent or Worrying?

    you've made the same mistake - your band is in your signature so it would be a simple matter to find out from them who in the band might use your particular pseudonym...
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    British Airways' bizzare and possibly racist act

    this is a fundamentally untrue statement. the argument goes that most of the traditions associated with it were originally pagan (which is a totally different statement). however, 2000 years on it is becoming a bit pedantic to claim that they are not "Christmas traditions". it is an argument...
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    Online Services - Excellent or Worrying?

    very worrying trends. the WWW seems to me to contribute to many of the worst things about modern culture. i hope it goes out of fashion before it becomes too popular.
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    British Airways' bizzare and possibly racist act

    are you saying that you are a pagan? or is it just that you prefer to take all the convenient bits of religious observance without any of the hassle?
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    British Airways' bizzare and possibly racist act

    ...but remember, your nearest exit may be behind you
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