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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:33 pm

I thought it was about time we had an Edinburgh thread, right? Right.

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Post by Paquito » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:46 pm

Right on.
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Post by soft revolution » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:04 pm

How much do I miss Edinburgh?! It's lovely and brilliant, even if all I did was eat drink and play guitar whenever I was there. Sooo miss the curries behind the mosque, Bert's pies, and Noor curries. Breakfast Sushi. Magners on sunny days in the Meadow. Turning away shit bands from the studio by pretending that all the equipment had been stolen. Ending up in EVOL *again* dancing at the front of the Baby Tiger gigs whenever they put on Bearsuit. Inventing the St Judes sway, that most lazy of dance moves. The short lived Pop Theory events where I played my first ever electric gig. Drinking a whole bottle of port in about 5 minutes one new year. Views everywhere. Nice bars and pubs all over the place. Daniel Kitson at the festival every year. The relative lack of Jakeys compared to Glasgow. Finding all the shortcuts because the city is on top of itself and routes that I thought took 30 minutes took 5 minutes top. Decent vintage clothes shopping.

I quite like it there.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by Paquito » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:22 pm

I could murder a Mosque Kitchen curry right now. Pity it closed for the night nearly 4 and a half hours ago.
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Post by soft revolution » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:43 pm

Did it? Fiddlesticks.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by Paquito » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:53 pm

I know, it just isn't right.

Lyns! We should go to the pub at some point. Do you know when Jonny is down next? The cheeky scamp still has my Wire Season 1 box set and says he'll return it the next time he's in town.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:34 am

We totally should. I'm going to be around most days, I think.

I think Jonny is around over the next few weeks. He's become an anorak now, so perhaps he'll come along shortly and advise us of his plans.

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Post by Paquito » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:44 am

Coolio. I'm away down in Englandshire this weekend so any time next week is fine by me I think. I'll wait and see what the J-meister is up to as well.
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Post by frogblast » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:50 pm

Anyone else ever walk down east cross-causeway? because behind one of the windows someone has recreated this:

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Sun like honey on the floor,
Warm as the steps by our back door.

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Post by Gordon » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:26 am

I like Edinburgh it's a bit more relaxed than London even if the buses are more expensive. I think I'm moving there.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:53 am

When are you thinking of moving?

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Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:05 pm

lynsosaurus wrote:When are you thinking of moving?
Probably over the summer (once exams are over, and disseratation times begin).

I'm sitting in the University library as I type this... I seem to come up once or twice a month, expensive addiction, but I blame my girlfriend...

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:08 pm

I'm kind of round the corner from you right now, in that case! You should give us all a shout some time when you're here, and come meet us all for drinks.

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Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:29 pm

What's that smell around edinburgh? Is it something to do with Whisky?

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:32 pm

I always think it smells like gravy. I think it's to do with a brewery or something.

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Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:33 pm

lynsosaurus wrote:I always think it smells like gravy. I think it's to do with a brewery or something.
It reminds me of the old sugar refinery in Toronto. It makes me think of tomato soup. Anyway, I could get used to that over the smell of car exhaust.

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Post by Paquito » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:44 pm

I remember when I first started coming to Edinburgh as a kid and thinking the smell was like beef flavour crisps. As Lyns said, it's the smell of the brewery at Fountainbridge.

I have nothing more to add apart from isn't it mild?
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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:52 pm

It is mild indeed.

That smell always makes me want a steak pie. And a pint.

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Post by Paquito » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:01 pm

I could murder a steak pie right now, but not a pint funnily enough.
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Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:46 pm

I just wish London smelt of gin (where is it all made?!).

By some (admittedly not very) bizarre coincidence my flat in Stoke Newington is matched by gf's flat in Newington. It's like I'm MEANT to move here. Although if I do I think we'll be moving out of the current flat...

I was here for hogmanay and watched 360 degrees of fireworks from near the bottom of arthur's seat. It was nuts. Gf's flamate went to see kasabian. <cough>.

The other good thing about Edinburgh is gf's flatmates have a wii.

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