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Asshoppers need not apply. RJG

ailsa (ailsa), Wednesday, 27 June 2001 03:03 (nineteen years ago) link

two years pass...
asshoppers need not apply

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 5 February 2004 02:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Every time I've been to Glasgow I've beaten someone up. Not again.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Thursday, 5 February 2004 02:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I have an idea

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:35 (sixteen years ago) link

http://website.lineone.net/~johnfinlay/recipes/glasgowp.htm

see ar (see ar), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

PUNCH

see ar (see ar), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

you are not on the menu, ILX.

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 5 February 2004 04:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Today on a train I saw a wee lassie who reminded me of, or who was, a female version of RJG. Save that she was wee.

I thought her pretty.

the bluefox, Thursday, 5 February 2004 17:11 (sixteen years ago) link

I think RJG's pretty.

Lara (Lara), Friday, 6 February 2004 11:40 (sixteen years ago) link

RJG is handsome. Cook is pretty.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Friday, 6 February 2004 11:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Pretty what?

Madchen (Madchen), Friday, 6 February 2004 12:02 (sixteen years ago) link

one easter i happened to be up in glasgow and sonic youth were doing a signing session at the old RAT record shop in the virginia street galleries (i assume the shop's long since gone - this would have been '86 time as they were signing copies of EVOL). they asked whether there were any good alternative music radio shows in glasgow/scotland and i gave them contact details for frank skerrett on radio clyde and andy cameron on bbc radio scotland, having assured them that they were tireless champions of new music. i've no idea what if anything transpired but whenever i saw any sonic youth people in subsequent years they never mentioned anything about it.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 6 February 2004 12:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Pretty/Vacant/Gorgeous/Sweet smelling/Funny/Witty/Please

Mooro (Mooro), Friday, 6 February 2004 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

it's glasgow?

you're all pretty/handsome, in glasgow.

try glasgow more.

(asshoppers need not apply)

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 February 2004 02:25 (sixteen years ago) link

try glasgow more.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 February 2004 02:59 (sixteen years ago) link

What are the best buildings in Glasgow? Are there whole streets of good buildings?

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:01 (sixteen years ago) link

no.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:10 (sixteen years ago) link

there are streets in glasgow of whole buildings. and wholly of buildings, yes.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:15 (sixteen years ago) link

you've tried glasgow right? try it more.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:18 (sixteen years ago) link

what are you people saying?

I don't think you're all trying as much as one another.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:22 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
148 has cigarettes and pancakes, tomorrow.

asshoppers need not apply.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

But can they if they want?

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:43 (sixteen years ago) link

cigarettes don't explode in your stomach.

cozhopper (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

it might be more fun if they did, to tell the truth.

crosspost

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

it might be more fun if they did, to tell the truth.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:45 (sixteen years ago) link

9 has gin and pancakes, tomorrow.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:46 (sixteen years ago) link

haha, 139 less/fewer.

everywhere has gin, tomorrow.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:47 (sixteen years ago) link

no, you count up. and then back round to 9.

that much more.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:49 (sixteen years ago) link

okay. 139 less. : /

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I do like gin.

Cathy (Cathy), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:56 (sixteen years ago) link

no wonder.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:02 (sixteen years ago) link

he used my 'no wonder' line.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm going to bed. Will probably see one or both of you tomorrow. And I'll expect pancakes.

Cathy (Cathy), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:06 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll expect fireworks.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:07 (sixteen years ago) link

but there might be gunshots.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:11 (sixteen years ago) link

caesium.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:14 (sixteen years ago) link

I got phone-interviewed by a lovely woman from the glasgow herald today re: blogs.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:41 (sixteen years ago) link

who was that?

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Ab1g4il W1ld. she had a very nice voice.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:53 (sixteen years ago) link

do you know her?

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, I know who she is. I like her writing.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I was talking to Spiers again early, and I sent your love.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I hope she says nice things about me.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I hope everyone says nice things about me.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I once saw Graham Spiers staggering drunkenly down Byres Road, having just left Cookie to go for a taxi. It was a beautiful sight and I wish he could have seen it.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:57 (sixteen years ago) link

There was a Cookie-Spiers summit?

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I had left Cook and I wished he could have seen it. I thought that may have implied he didn't.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:00 (sixteen years ago) link

cook could beat up spiers.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Certainly in the state spiers was in that night . . . (someone said somewhere else that was the right way to do ellipses? It looks silly)

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, ignore them, they were talking shite.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:03 (sixteen years ago) link

the singer is hudson mohawks's dad (mentioned in the twitter comments, but in case you didn't click through). just remembered that my da knew him also. I'm 4 degrees of separation from kanye west

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Friday, 21 February 2020 20:58 (five months ago) link

I took a piss beside Hud Mo at the Sub Club once. True story

paolo, Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:04 (five months ago) link

Which means I'm two degrees from Kanye

paolo, Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:05 (five months ago) link

She’s turned the Waynes against us...

She’s turned the Waynes against us pic.twitter.com/u5lZfp2fWe

— Allan Price 🎙📻 📺 (@AllanGPrice) February 21, 2020

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:40 (five months ago) link

congrats AF, good luck with jobs/the move!

― a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:28 PM

Read this as "congrats as fuck"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 22 February 2020 19:09 (five months ago) link

Welcome to fucking Scotland.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Saturday, 22 February 2020 19:14 (five months ago) link

I haven't been to East Kilbride shopping centre in a few years and I'm wondering what it's like now, because it felt to me like it's been a work in progress for at least 15 years, still busy but almost unrecognizable to what it was in the 90s when it was my cinema and main shopping destination when I was getting something exciting, and a lot of kids had birthday parties at the ice rink/food place.

Last few times I went there was something very odd about the place, not just the change but how that it looks like a place in terrible decline generally.

Thoughts, memories?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 February 2020 19:20 (five months ago) link

Not safe for work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AstykDxufmg

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 February 2020 19:25 (five months ago) link

Classy

paolo, Sunday, 1 March 2020 10:53 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I live on the top floor of a tenement and whenever i tell older friends/relatives that they often say "ah, tap dancer?" tap dancer means top floor, has anyone else heard that? I always overthought it and thought tenement levels were called dancers, for some reason but It's surely more simple than that - that someone once made a tap-flaer / tap-dancer joke once and it gained traction in Glasgow. Probably vaudevile, maybe Francie and Josie or similar.

current (jed_), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:49 (four months ago) link

I guess there's also the idea that a tap dancer could be one of the worst people to have living above you!

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:03 (four months ago) link

yes!

current (jed_), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:11 (four months ago) link

So, it looks like I will be trying Glasgow more, possibly a lot more.

If you've thought about this, then you've probably thought "this isn't happening". This: isn't happening. Or at least it doesn't look like it for a bunch of reasons - the plan at the moment is putting everything back a year and trying again.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 29 March 2020 23:20 (four months ago) link

Understandable. Hope you're both ok though.

ailsa, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:18 (four months ago) link

Yeah, we're okay, a little disappointed - Jen even had a job lined up (over in the other place) but they mailed her to say that they weren't going to be hiring her - it was "we want to offer you the job, we'll make it official by the end of the month" on the 5th of March, but obviously that's a decade ago by now.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 18:25 (four months ago) link

Good to see barlinnie join in on the nhs clap... 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/SttAWVlzyt

— Breezy mcg (@Breezymcg89) April 2, 2020

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:16 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

dae it. all of it.

||||||||, Monday, 1 June 2020 09:35 (two months ago) link

only skimmed through - was there a suggestion in the report for summary execution of drivers

||||||||, Monday, 1 June 2020 09:36 (two months ago) link

looks great, just wish it hadn't taken 60,000 dead people across the uk to get the council to actually do something of value

^ yeah, that. Also they've flagged the changes as "temporary" - make 'em permanent you fucks

stet, Monday, 1 June 2020 10:51 (two months ago) link

turn pollokshaws road (from center to top of shawlands) and clydeside expressway into bikes, buses and taxis only imo

||||||||, Monday, 1 June 2020 10:55 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

check out this Reporting Scotland piece on the horrible events in George Square at the weekend. I'm actually flabbergasted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfLrjZBUPdU

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 15 June 2020 22:27 (one month ago) link

rangers fans eat a vegetable challenge

||||||||, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 07:09 (one month ago) link

loyalists assaulted a march in favor of asylum seeker's rights tonight in George square. never seen the like of it in Glasgow, really fucking angry and saddened

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:29 (one month ago) link

demonstration more than march I should say, think it was static.

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:30 (one month ago) link

The handful of videos I saw on twitter looked awful.

brain (krakow), Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:58 (one month ago) link

Given how widely it was shared I guess most folk will already have read Tommy Ga-Ken Wan's account of his experience in George Square on Sunday, but I think it's worth sharing in case anyone did miss it. I like his writing and he's an amazing photographer, for anyone who doesn't already know him: https://www.instagram.com/tgkwan/

https://www.facebook.com/TGKW1/posts/10157510868780823

It's a public post, but I'm not sure if non-fb users will be able to read it? I'll see if he's posted it anywhere else too in case not.

brain (krakow), Thursday, 18 June 2020 10:13 (one month ago) link

Jesus, that's rough.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:56 (one month ago) link

Sad to hear all that. Hope all this kind of stuff doesn't drag on.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 18 June 2020 18:28 (one month ago) link

big explosion in the East End tonight - we can see some smoke in the sky in the southside

boxedjoy, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:57 (one month ago) link

Yep, just down the road from me. Most excitement the local facebook group has had for months.

brain (krakow), Thursday, 18 June 2020 22:50 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Sub Club is in danger of closing and it would be a goddam tragedy if that happened. Bung them some cash here - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/saveoursub

paolo, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 07:47 (one month ago) link

If you give them a grand you get free entry for life

paolo, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 07:48 (one month ago) link

Today, we are saying something we never thought we would have to say again - the good ship Sub Club is in danger of sinking!

We have faced many different trials and tribulations over the last 33 years, ranging from the infamous licensing curfew of the early 90’s to the building fire which forced the club’s closure in 1999 and led us to nomadic adventures, keeping the Subbie spirit alive in other venues until the fabled reopening in 2002.

We have faced countless other challenges over the years and are currently still fighting a long running and costly legal battle over noise issues arising from the grant of planning permission for a hotel development directly adjacent to the club, all of which has meant that the Sub Club has been very much a labour of love for all concerned for more than 3 decades. However, none of these situations hold a candle to the existential threat that the COVID-19 pandemic currently poses to the Sub Club, and indeed to Club Culture as a whole around the globe.

As lockdown is gradually lifted and some elements of the life we used to live slowly filter back in, what is abundantly clear is the fact that underground basement clubs will be amongst the very last things to reopen. We were the first spaces closed and we will be the last to open.

The level of UK Government support has fallen woefully short of what is required to protect the future of the Sub Club. We are very aware that many people are experiencing real financial difficulty, and for some the threat to their health and wellbeing is profound. We have had to think long and hard before reaching out to ask for your help. Nevertheless, if we want to Save Our Sub we find ourselves in a situation where we have to ask for your support.

#SaveOurSub #SubClubSOS #FeelTheFuture

paolo, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 07:49 (one month ago) link

What was the infamous licensing curfew of the early 90’s?

paolo, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 07:49 (one month ago) link

Asking again, @usikhushi. How much of your net worth are you donating to @SubClub? Sub Club staff are on unpaid leave while you're taking private jets to party with Peggy Gou only 2 days ago, but are still asking people to donate.

— Zab Mustefa (@ZabMustefa) July 7, 2020

Anyone got more background on this? The guys instagram no longer appears to have the shots referenced

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 08:20 (one month ago) link

There are some screenshots in this thread on twitter, plus a little further discussion...

if i was a director of Sub Club moaning about not being able to access the furlough scheme and appealing for public donations, I would probably not fill my insta feed with pics of me on private jets (or be a heir to one of Scotland's biggest fortunes 👀)

— Liam. (@parcelorogues) July 7, 2020

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 08:42 (one month ago) link

paolo, Glasgow put in place a bylaw whereby you had to be in a club by midnight, no-one was admitted after that.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 08:46 (one month ago) link

That sounds a bit rubbish. And I did not know about this usikhusi character...

paolo, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 09:18 (one month ago) link

"Glasgow put in place a bylaw whereby you had to be in a club by midnight"

aka me in my early 20s, wanting to pay £5 instead of £8 for entry because I was a cheap student, not realising that extra drink probably cost the same anyway

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 09:27 (one month ago) link

Millionaire Subby director Usman Khushi has apologised for taking a private jet to hang out with Peggy Gou but hasn't said that he'll save the club himself, even though he totally could.

https://selector.news/2020/07/09/sub-club-usman-khushi-responds-saveoursub/

paolo, Saturday, 11 July 2020 13:15 (one month ago) link

gianluca vialli's unhappy

It's the sheer tension in this. “What is he coming back to say?” You know he's thinking really carefully before he speaks. pic.twitter.com/amwDeuorZF

— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 13, 2020

the video for fuse ODG’s “azonto” (||||||||), Monday, 13 July 2020 16:00 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah, we're okay, a little disappointed - Jen even had a job lined up (over in the other place) but they mailed her to say that they weren't going to be hiring her - it was "we want to offer you the job, we'll make it official by the end of the month" on the 5th of March, but obviously that's a decade ago by now.

It's possible that my words here could be taken out of context, which is that they got back in contact and (touch wood) we're moving up next month - unless Sturgeon does set up barricades on the main roads which, honestly, fair enough.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 13 July 2020 16:05 (four weeks ago) link

me when someone from england crosses the border

It's the sheer tension in this. “What is he coming back to say?” You know he's thinking really carefully before he speaks. pic.twitter.com/amwDeuorZF

— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 13, 2020

the video for fuse ODG’s “azonto” (||||||||), Monday, 13 July 2020 16:10 (four weeks ago) link

don't miss cycling in Glasgow, it's fucking shite.

good luck with the move, Andrew.

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Monday, 13 July 2020 17:40 (four weeks ago) link

are you moving to glasgow or the other place, AF? I lost track

jim otm - it's getting better...... slightly..... and slowly......... the cycle super highway that's the site of the altercation above is actually pretty good (though unfinished). they need to put stuff like that all over the city (only other stretch, which is also good tbf, is on sauchiehall st)

||||||||, Monday, 13 July 2020 17:44 (four weeks ago) link

In the other place, I'm afraid - it's where Jen's job is, and it's also where my work's parent company (that I've been seconded to) has its main European office.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 13 July 2020 20:32 (four weeks ago) link

Today is a good day for my London-based Irish friends announcing their move north of the border - another mate of mine is due to rock up in Maryhill in a couple of weeks. Obviously allowing for barricades-on-the-border type shenanigans, but tbf, he's from Donegal, he's used to it.

Coming from London is about the only way to find drink prices acceptable in The Other Place, tbh.

ailsa, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 15:26 (four weeks ago) link


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