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Re: Birmingham

Post by ShaunBrilldream » Thu Jan 22, 2015 15:36

The Spoonsind gig has sold out now according to Paul's twitter. This is going to be ACE.
And we just can't wait to make more mistakes and to fluff our breaks, and to stuff our faces with cake.

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Re: Birmingham

Post by paukl » Tue Jun 30, 2015 17:55

It WAS ace :)

I'm doing another gig at Ort on Wednesday August 12th.

It's The Middle Ones, T-Shirt Weather and Okinawa Picture Show!

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Re: Birmingham

Post by xandmatt » Tue Aug 25, 2015 23:24

I was so annoyed when I learnt about that gig the day after it happened. Hope it was ace, always wanted to see The Middle Ones again since I saw them support ONSIND at The island bar many years ago... *annoyed emoji*

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Re: Birmingham

Post by soft revolution » Mon Apr 04, 2016 21:09

A once industrious thread, they called it 'the thread of 1000 conversations'. It's a bit quiet of late. Been working in Solihull this last year and my trips into Brum are most irregular.

Anyway, I wanted to post this thoughtful discussion of the latest round of Birmingham's regeneration to nowhere: http://www.jonestheplanner.co.uk/2016/0 ... ngham.html

tl;dr we've squandered our heritage and filled large public spaces with retail tat.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Birmingham

Post by humblebee » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:40

soft revolution wrote:A once industrious thread, they called it 'the thread of 1000 conversations'. It's a bit quiet of late. Been working in Solihull this last year and my trips into Brum are most irregular.

Anyway, I wanted to post this thoughtful discussion of the latest round of Birmingham's regeneration to nowhere: http://www.jonestheplanner.co.uk/2016/0 ... ngham.html

tl;dr we've squandered our heritage and filled large public spaces with retail tat.
Hey up Dunc. Good post, that - thanks for sharing. If anything it's over-generous to New Street station's lick of paint - which seems to me as great a disaster as the library is a triumph.

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Re: Birmingham

Post by soft revolution » Wed Apr 06, 2016 19:59

humblebee wrote:
soft revolution wrote:A once industrious thread, they called it 'the thread of 1000 conversations'. It's a bit quiet of late. Been working in Solihull this last year and my trips into Brum are most irregular.

Anyway, I wanted to post this thoughtful discussion of the latest round of Birmingham's regeneration to nowhere: http://www.jonestheplanner.co.uk/2016/0 ... ngham.html

tl;dr we've squandered our heritage and filled large public spaces with retail tat.
Hey up Dunc. Good post, that - thanks for sharing. If anything it's over-generous to New Street station's lick of paint - which seems to me as great a disaster as the library is a triumph.
New Street could have been (and indeed was) worse. It's not awful now but I mind the missed opportunity most of all, it manages to be spacious without having any sense of grandeur. Yes, the library is great. I actually liked the escalator that cuts across the internal rotunda, the disconnected entry and exit points from the different escalators and lifts makes it feel like a little adventure to get to the top.

I don't know if you delved a little further into that site, but there's a rather nice article on there about Sheffield too, plus I'd recommend the book.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Birmingham

Post by humblebee » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:00

soft revolution wrote:I don't know if you delved a little further into that site, but there's a rather nice article on there about Sheffield too, plus I'd recommend the book.
I didn't, but I will now. Thanks for the tip.

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