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  1. late start to proceedings for a friday night in
  2. the rhythm of MJ's Wanna be Starting' Somethin' has a complex interplay between instruments/sounds at opposite ends of the freq - bass and chirpy percussion etc. If the system is not cohesive, the shekre (i think they call them) on far right of sound stage can "feel" out of sync. like the player cant quite keep up. On other systems it adds s nice degree of tension.
  3. I grabbed these last night from JB with 25% off (yet to be delivered) CAT EMPIRE, THE Stolen Diamonds MARK RONSON Late Night Feelings TEMPER TRAP, THE Conditions (Limited Edition White Vinyl) And I found and so had to grab this on pre-order! I hope its been worth the wait and the re-mastering doesn't unravel any of the original rawness DAVID GRAY White Ladder (Limited 20th Anniversary Edition White Vinyl) https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/vinyl-gray-david-white-ladder-limited-20th-anniversary-edition-white-vinyl-lp
  4. Brenda: How do you go from this tranquility to that violence? Crockett: I usually take the Ferrari.
  5. hell yeah! I looove me some synthwave and darkwave, there's "battle outrun" also
  6. no I wont be modifying the MTB. we have an obligation to pursue any justification to add bikes to the stable.... I find drops too narrow and I feel more comfortable/confident being able to muscle the bike around. I 'm not trying to set a personal best or take KOM each day so being overly aero or efficient at hi speed is not a priority vs being responsive or stable enough to boost a traffic island or set of stairs.
  7. from May this year https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-09/man-dies-in-hospital-critical-lime-scooter-crash-brisbane/11098060
  8. nice, they were rather exotic and drool worthy i ride my HT mtb as my daily work commuter. at times with a head wind i feel like a sail pulling me backwards. next year I'll be moving further out of the city so a more dedicated urban commuter is in order. I'm thinking a wide pair of bullhorns anyone have experience with these? how wide do they come?
  9. 90mm?!?! that's some stem, careful 2003 doesn't call up asking for it back.... = p lol but back to dropbars - serious breaking more or less has to be done from the drops no? do the new disk options help?
  10. internal hubs, as with anything different take a bit to get use to - like a few hours, then after a week or so if you ride regular it will be second nature. there's pros and cons but again nothing that isn't acceptable - its a grip shift function vs triggers. but you can flick thru gears without needing chain movement - nice if you need to shift when stationary. the drive feels lag-free with the carbon belt. the weight re-distribution is such you need a bit more "body english" to boost off the ground - but not a problem if you plan on keeping both wheels on the ground, although clipless pedals prob help (I ride flat pedals). A belt and its hub is practically maintenance free and will last years offering consistent shifting - but like some you might like upgrading your drive train every other year = p
  11. yep that time again - Martini! first mix I've done with this Laceys Hill "Moreton Sunrise" botanical 2:1 against the vermouth, stirred over decent single ice ball, glass well chilled truly next level - yummo!
  12. you seem to have solved that age old drinking problem of 2 hands but only one mouth welcome to the north
  13. just so happened they did a J-file this evening on the 2019 year in review https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/programs/the-j-files/2019-the-year-that-was/11743512 i recommend a listen
  14. additional food for thought Double J - The 50 best albums of 2019 https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/50-best-albums-of-2019/11757228
  15. 25km/hr is still enough to cause a bit of damage if you hit some one. I've seen an uptake of the e-scooters here in Brissy both the 2 hire schemes and people buying there own plus people are getting their own e-bikes. this makes sense as we have a few hills around the cbd and it gets too stupid hot to walk outside let alone spin a push bike. when you supply the power, speed comes with fitness and experience which usually brings a degree of courtesy and appropriate respect for risks. I've seen too many new riders buzzing round with little regard for anyone else even if unintentional. lots of near misses. many riding with head phones on/in in there own wee world. I nearly got into blue with this hipster on a powered skateboard coming up the wrong side of the road to make a right-hand turn. "i'm on a skateboard!" was his excuse when I gave him a WFT dude?!?!
  16. interesting, like a beer cocktail? I'm sure there will be those from the "don't mess with it" camp - but hey you're making it so do as you please, let us know what you call the winning combo's
  17. ^^ that's good to kno unfortunately I don't think my setup is doing them full justice, particularly the multi-use living room of the townhouse we live in now. we'll be starting a new build next year. I'm looking forward to the new room (4.8x6.3m) that should give them a wee bit more breathing room. will also look to get a better amp to drive them - I'm liking the RGi120ENR by Redgum for an all Aussie affair. hope one pops up again in the classifieds, I missed out on the last one by a matter of hours...
  18. stunning. i think these will make someone's Christmas glwts
  19. bump how's things in DC-x63 land? all smiles here. although VAF has removed the spec and feature/marketing web page so i can't get a top-up of the cool-aid i use to frequently sup on there....
  20. coming at you via Spotify from my work station to get me through the post lunch 2x pint slow down
  21. you don't see that often Wendy James.... "was the lead singer and focal point of the group, and attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image"
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