United We Stand: 10 Things I Love About My Country #1: Music…

Steve:

I take it all back – sorry world haha. ‘mon the Scots ;)

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

scotland_640As it’s coming closer to the Vote For Independence campaign in Scotland I’ve teamed up with Suzie81 Speaks to compile a list of 10 things we love about our own country. She loves England (for some reason) and I love Scotland. Politics aside, let’s enjoy our country!

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10 Things I Love About My Country #1: Music

Steve:

Check out Suzie’s counter argument in our “I heart my country” series…she’s got some brilliant choices but sadly no Chas & Dave :(

Originally posted on Suzie81 Speaks:

I’ve teamed up with the lovely Steve from Steve Says to compile a comparison set of lists about why we love our country. He’s Scottish, I’m English, and even though we are currently both part of the United Kingdom we thought it might be fun to see the differences between the two…

Our first topic in the series is Music.

I’m proud to be English, and I’m proud that England has produced some of the greatest musicians and songwriters of all time. Steve’s list was very patriotic, but I couldn’t stomach listing things like ‘Pomp and Circumstance,’ and ‘Jerusalem’ – they’re brilliant pieces of music and I’m always uplifted when I hear them, but I wanted to branch out a little. My list (that isn’t in any particular order) represents songs that I feel are quintessentially part of English culture and performed by English artists.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen

This…

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If George Osborne Is Getting The Bus To Aberdeen Then He Needs To Read This…

Steve:

Since I’m in a Scottish mood here’s a post I did earlier this year…

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WAIT AND SEE: An artist’s impression of how Chancellor George Osborne could look waiting for a bus to meet Alex Salmond in Aberdeen. Artwork by Mhorvan Park

WAIT AND SEE: An artist’s impression of how Chancellor George Osborne could look waiting for a bus to meet Alex Salmond in Aberdeen. Artwork by Mhorvan Park

ALEX SALMOND BUYS BUS TICKET FOR GEORGE OSBORNE TO TRAVEL TO ABERDEEN as reported in the Evening Express on 21st February

Being a frequent user of public transport  I have some advice that I would like to offer the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he uses his ticket to come to the Granite City.

This advice is not just for MPs but for anyone who travels on public transport.

Be prepared…

Okay, so you’ve checked the timetable and you now know when the bus is due to arrive. You’ve checked where the nearest bus stop is and worked out what time you should leave so you can get to the bus stop in plenty time and you’ve then walked all the way to the…

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Cosmic Musicology Test: Well, What Do Ya Know…?

Steve:

Can someone please test this because I’m not sure ping backs are working. Either that or no one is playing anymore :(

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

Cosmic Musicology...Here’s a reminder how it works:

Each week I will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology Test – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the archives or click on “Cosmic Musicology” in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Cosmic Musicology Test.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

I know I can…?   

Fear

Comments: Be scared or scare people? I do get scared sometimes but I don’t…

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Here’s A Tip: Repeat…

Steve:

Reminder of a great little tip. What hints and tips do you have?

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Do you find yourself performing the same repetitive task in Microsoft Office Applications?

For example, you could be working in a table in Microsoft Word and need to merge two cells on many different rows. You can’t do them all at once because that won’t work and Microsoft Word will have a meltdown. So, you have to highlight them, click merge, move on to the next and do the same process over and over. Well, you don’t really, thanks to this guy…

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Cosmic Musicology Test: Well, What Do Ya Know…?

Cosmic Musicology...Here’s a reminder how it works:

Each week I will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology Test – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the archives or click on “Cosmic Musicology” in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Cosmic Musicology Test.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

 

I know I can…?   

Fear

Comments: Be scared or scare people? I do get scared sometimes but I don’t think people fear me.

 

I know I can’t…?

Hiding Neath My Umbrella

Comments: Well you can’t hide beneath it but with the weather we are having lately I know I can’t leave the house without my brolly!

 

I know I might be able to…?

The Anthem

Comments: Write an “Anthem”? I think I could but someone else would need to do the music!

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