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05:24 pm - joggers who go round and round and round
London folk: there is something that is apparently authoritatively not a flash mob rotating about the Circle Line this evening. The attendance of those of you who know card tricks would apparently be very much appreciated. (The rest of you can turn up and give improvised readings of extracts from Talmudic Law in the styles of "A-list bloggers" and "gangster rappers", or do the "human beatbox" version of Johnny One Note, or something.) Not sure why it isn't a flash mob - perhaps flash mobs are felt to be very, very 2003 these days. Anyway, do turn up, if only so that you can revel in the fact that the nearest that Paris gets to a Circle Line Party would involve changing from trains 2 to 6 and back again every π radians. Or they could have a party which involves going up and down the conveyor belts at Montparnasse over and over again, but that's not quite as spectacular somehow.

Rest Of The World: as I understand it, conventional received wisdom says that Winamp 2 does not suck and Winamp 3 does suck. Does Winamp 5 suck or not? Are there compelling reasons to move from Winamp 2, with which I am happy, to Winamp 5?
Current Mood: melancholystuck
Current Music: How many dif'rent songs contain "round and round and round"?

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From:folk
Date:August 6th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
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Heh. I could so be tempted to do that...
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 6th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
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Do it, I beseech you, and take your good people with you; it is very much your cup of tea and will make for a fine post afterwards. Wear your most businesslike suit on top as camo, then as much purple, sparkle and glitter underneath as you possibly can. What's stopping you?

Still likin' the icon you kindly made for me, by the way!
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From:nja
Date:August 6th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
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WinAmp 5 does not suck (I think even the WinAmp website accepts that WinAmp 3 did, and version 5 actually reversed some of the "improvements" made to menus and so on). Looking at the version history, there doesn't seem to be any great reason to upgrade from 2 to 5, though there are a lot of little ones.
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From:sir_gareth
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)

Round and round

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> How many dif'rent songs contain "round and round and round"?
Not sure is this is actually a song you are listening to, or a real question. I like a trivia music challenge, so I choose the latter. Without use of Google or CDDB I have perused my 3,100 mp3s and found a few close ones:

Ratt: Round and Round - "round and round, what comes around, goes around"
Steve Miller Band: Abracadabra - "round and round and round it goes"
Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - "you spin me right round, baby, right round, round, round"
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From:applez
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC)

Re: Round and round

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and how could you forget Blur?
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From:sir_gareth
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)

Re: Round and round

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*peruses through a plethora of Blur on WMP*
Not finding anything where those lyrics spring to mind. Perhaps you refer to a song that was released after I moved to the US in 2000... thus it is not known to me. I'll have to listen to all 38 songs I've got by Blur first though... so give me a couple of hours before you reply. Damn trivia... I'm sooo not in a Blur place right now.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 6th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)

Re: your icon

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Oh, and "T", probably. Even on a French keyboard.
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From:sir_gareth
Date:August 6th, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)

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Totally, have no idea what you are talking about dude.
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From:sir_gareth
Date:August 6th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)

Re: your icon

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Think this got posted to the wrong journal or at least the wrong thread somehow... does it not belong on Meg's last post? Amsuing nonetheless, as I have sat here trying to figure out the cryptic nature of the statement fro at least 20 minutes. Then I noticed the icon post over yonder and presumed it belonged tharrrrrrr!
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 6th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)

Re: your icon

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Very simple really - you have an icon of part of a keyboard with one keycap replaced by a ?. I was answering your icon's very simple pictorial question.

Simple things amuse simple minds.
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From:sir_gareth
Date:August 6th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)

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Hmmm... I never considered it as a pictorial question icon... I thought it was a neat bit of brush art to use as a "huh?" icon. But well done anyway... you win... you win the grand prize in fact... a pouch of boil-in-the-bag basmati rice (that I was about to throw away). It's in the mail to you.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 15th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)

.....aaaaaand don't call me Victor

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Whoo-hoo! ego winarum sum!
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From:sir_gareth
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)

Re: Round and round

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Hmmm... so I'm definitely not a music officionado... started with the most well-known Blur songs and found it immediately... grrrr... not so good with the lyrics knowledge brave knight. Admittedly I haven't played anything from Parklife for yonks... not excusing myself though... pathetic.
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From:applez
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)

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:-)
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 6th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)

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The reason why I asked the question in the first place is that I almost used the expression "round and round" in the text (heck, I probably did use it), Googled for the Parklife lyric and found lots of other lyrics I didn't recognise. Seems that many artists spend their time, or at least their songs, going round, round, round, round and generally getting around. Whoo, ee, and indeed, oo.
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From:daweaver
Date:August 6th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
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Winamp 5: I only moved over because some rather nice skins were available for that and not for 2. Apparently, it fits more neatly in Windows XP than does 2. In short: it seems to be an aesthetic upgrade only.

"Round and round and round"? Sugababes' Round Round, obviously. Not sure how many cool points I'll lose for remembering Hanson's Where's The Love?, but the obvious answer (mainly because I've just heard it) is the iconic Ruslana's Wild Dances.

Serendipity! Hei!
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From:meggitymeg
Date:August 6th, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Whee, song questions! :D

Off the top of my head, I know that Aerosmith and Neil Young both have songs that contain the phrase "round and round and round" - the former named "Round and Round" and the latter named "Round and Round and Round." John Cougar Mellancamp's song "Dance Naked" has the phrase "round and round" which may well stretch out to a third "round"...and who can forget that classic tune from Salt-n-Pepa, off the Space Jam soundtrack, "Upside Down (Round and Round)"?
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 6th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)

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This is superb! The next question is whether there exist songs named "Round and Round and Round and Round", "Round and Round and Round and Round and Round" and so forth.

Likewise, I have always wondered about a lyrics quiz asking for lyrics containing the exact strings (i.e. surrounded by no "no"s on either side)

no
no no
no no no
no no no no
no no no no no
no no no no no no
...and so forth, until you get to 2 Unlimited.

*drive-by love*
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From:mhw
Date:August 6th, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Re Winamp: why not use Quintessential Player instead? MUCH nicer, IMHO.
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From:bateleur
Date:August 9th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC)
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Ooh, interesting... thanks for the link !
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From:mhw
Date:August 9th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
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My pleasure!
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From:addedentry
Date:August 6th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Only 25 °C predicted on the Circle Line tonight - but a party or three should raise that uncomfortably. If you'd like an unpublicised party on 23 October, though ...
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 6th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)

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I would say "how cool is that?", but the page answers the question with remarkable accuracy; minus 5 degrees cool on the Central line, apparently.

Roll on CrossGondola, implemented in time to make the 1 km underground punt a 2012 Stratford Olympic event. (And probably the only one we'd win a medal at. Or two medals, because you would have to have separate events for the correct and incorrect standing ends...)
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From:ericklendl
Date:August 23rd, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)
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For some reason, it's taken me 17 days to remember that both Ruslana's world and her head spin round and round and round hey riki diy hey riki danday. Shame on me.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:August 25th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
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I refer you to Mr. daweaver above, who posted this on the sixth. Harr, and indeed, umph.

This would get the green-face-with-a-red-tongue icon if I were posting this reply from the proper page.
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From:ericklendl
Date:August 27th, 2004 06:29 am (UTC)

Bah!

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There's one in Tanel and Dave's Everybody as well. :-)

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