Tropical Melody

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  • Birthday 03/29/1954

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  • Location
    Boston, East England, UK (not Massachusetts, the other one!)
  • Personal Motto
    Never trust anypony who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, does not try it on.
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    Hadn't even heard of MLP until beginning of June 2016. Well I was vaguely aware that some toys of that name existed. Discovered it purely by chance on one of the UK Freeview channels. It just so happened that at that particular time of day it was about halfway through an episode, season 5 I think, but can't remember which ep. Pretty sure it was a scene showing Twilight being vocal about something. It impinged on my consciousness, so I gave it 5 minutes worth, and to cut a long story short I noticed that it would be repeated again later that evening along with another ep, so I recorded them to watch later. And recorded and watched the next day's, and the next, and so on, and so here we are. Have now got all the DVD sets up to season 4, currently seasons 5 & 6 recorded.

    Other fave cartoons include: MLP, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, Stressed Eric, Gogs, Bernie And Corneil, Spongebob Squarepants, Angry Kid. Oh mustn't forget Larva! I am also indebted to MLP for incidentally introducing me to Larva; the Freeview channel would sometimes throw in a Larva cartoon after an MLP to help pad out what was left of the remaining 30 minutes. Larva is hysterically funny, hadn't laughed so much in ages. I also like most Disney stuff, speshly the earlier ones which made an indelible impression on me as a child. E.g. was obsessed with Fantasia for quite a while.

    Fave bands / music artists I like (quick trawl thru iTunes): Seal, Alanis Morisette, All Saints, The Beatles, Beck Sian, The Blue Nile, The Bangles, Coldplay, Level 42, David Bowie, Elbow, Electro Guzzi, Fonogeri, Genesis, Gerard Presencer, Jakatta, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush, Clannad, Enya, Louise Rednapp, Madness, Mahvishnu Orchestra, Madonna, Martyn Bennett, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Noel Gallagher / Oasis, Pat Metheney Group, Paul Simon, Sugababes, Thievery Corporation, This Way Up, Tiesto, Toyah Willcox, UB40 ... I'm always making playlists; I also listen to radio a lot and am often grabbed by some tune, so it gets added to a playlist. There are a few of these 'Compilations' on my YouTube channel. (search for playlists 'Compilation [Roman numerals]')

    I used to draw and paint quite a bit when I was younger, but that petered out over time, life and work getting in the way! But would like to get back into it again. In the meantime my other interests include designing and building Hi-Fi gear and tube amplifiers, and motorbiking - I currently own a Piaggio X10 scooter. Also like reading Sci-fi paperbacks.

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  1. Tropical Melody

    The recent purchases thread

    We want photo!
  2. Tropical Melody

    General What were you doing just 10 minutes ago?

    Checking on the progress of my first transfer of VHS to DVD. (I am copying the entire The Prisoner to DVD's)
  3. Tropical Melody

    What are you listening to right now?

    Line of unrelated context demarcation. "We visited this town, I’ll remember it’s name later."
  4. Tropical Melody

    The recent purchases thread

    Yes it does that. Bought a couple more books - Deja Dead, Kathy Reichs; Heaven's Prisoners, James Lee Burke; Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys. The last I'd read before and was looking for it in Booth's Bookshop Hay-on-Wye when I was last in there and not finding it (and was where I found it before - and in case you're wondering why I don't still have it, I have tended to dispose of secondhand books I don't want to keep after reading them, but sometimes change my mind later, as in this case). Another such one was The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard, now also reacquired.
  5. Tropical Melody

    General What were you doing just 10 minutes ago?

    Saving off yet another mp4 from Movie Maker.
  6. Tropical Melody

    The recent purchases thread

    That we want to see!
  7. Tropical Melody

    Mega Thread What book are you reading?

    The Shrouded Planet, by Stephen Randall. SF. To be honest I'm struggling with it, when is something going to HAPPEN
  8. Tropical Melody

    Last thing you googled?

    Picayune. Meaning thereof.
  9. Tropical Melody

    General What were you doing just 10 minutes ago?

    Organising background music for a couple of YouTube videos I need to finish.
  10. Tropical Melody

    The recent purchases thread

    Had to look up 'stim'. Oo-er ..
  11. Tropical Melody

    What's The Weather Like Right Now Where You Live?

    Absolutely TIPPED DOWN yesterday afternoon, but not much in the way of thunder, today calm and sunny. Boston, UK.
  12. Tropical Melody

    What's The Weather Like Right Now Where You Live?

    Rained a lot yesterday, supposed to be same today but so far mostly showers and sunny spells, supposedly thunderstorms later, still quite warm and humid at the mo. Boston, Lincs., UK.
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    General What were you doing just 10 minutes ago?

    Renewing my web hosting annual fee.
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    1. Tropical Melody

      Tropical Melody

      Line of unrelated context demarcation.

      I never make the same mistake twice. Instead I prefer to fill my day with a variety of different mistakes



  15. Had a panic last night, thought phone had died. Was working, picked it up to do something, totally unresponsive. Black screen, no sounds. No amount of button clicking could get a peep out of it. Ar5e.

    Put it on charger, didn't seem to do owt. Mega ar5e. Thought that's it battery's fooked.

    Tried it again early this morning and it managed to display a dim battery symbol with a red line at the bottom, i.e. "HELP TOTALLY FLAT CHARGE ME (YOU PLONKER)". (Well not totally, else couldn't even do that much.)

    So plugged in charger, three hours later, back up to 100% and phone working again. PHEW!!!  pheew.gif.ac332680e3374a0b329a8d33e330c0fd.gif


    1. Kevin Tang

      Kevin Tang

      Maybe you plugged it in incorrectly. :catface:

    2. Snow Frostflame

      Snow Frostflame

      I can relate... my phone has constant problems, though its current is irreversible. The LG keypad is unresponsive, so I can't text anymore on it and it constantly reminds me that the keypad is unresponsive. Then my vibration just dies, and my phone goes completely silent instead. Then my phone's mic goes out... at that point I tried to reset my phone but I can't enter my pin to reset it... nearly threw my phone at the asphalt. Now everything is working, except the keypad. 

    3. Tropical Melody

      Tropical Melody

      Fortunately my problems aren't that bad! :o It's a nice phone, iPhone 6, cost a lot so want to keep it going as long as poss. Could get another but I'm thinking in terms of second hand one (cheaper) off eBay or similar.

      Kevin, nah, just didn't plug it in earlier when it needed to be plugged in! :D