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Auntie Slag
2016-03-30, 05:16 PM
I've got some money floating in a Paypal account. I thought I could pay for something on Amazon by adding/using what's in my Paypal account, but when I looked that option didn't seem to be available.

That must exist though, right? I've tried shouting at it, and I've made some tea. Then I thought I'd ask here because you chaps are knowledgeable :smokin:

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-30, 05:49 PM
I have not once used PayPal on Amazon and don't recall ever seeing the option to do so.

Never even occurred to me before tbh.

#unhelpful

Warcry
2016-03-30, 06:19 PM
I don't think Amazon lets you pay with PayPal. It caught me by surprise the first time I tried to order from them, but it actually makes sense. Since PayPal is/was owned by eBay, Amazon don't want people using it to pay because they don't want to help their top competitor's bottom line.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-30, 08:43 PM
Oh okay, I didn't know they were eBay affiliated (other than having to use them to pay for stuff these days. I was more into eBay back when I could pay by cheque and you weren't constantly getting pounded by exorbitant P&P costs).

So that means I have to move the cash into a standard bank account then.

Warcry, I never told you this before but I happen to be the deposed President of Djibouti (this happened last Sunday), and now I really need to transfer a sizeable sum of cash and have someone hold it for a period of time. Of course you'll get a commission of sorts... :deadhorse:

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-30, 09:06 PM
Oh okay, I didn't know they were eBay affiliated (other than having to use them to pay for stuff these days. I was more into eBay back when I could pay by cheque and you weren't constantly getting pounded by exorbitant P&P costs).

Back when eBay bought them they made it pretty much compulsory for sellers to offer it as a payment option.

They've recently split back off into a separate company again though.

Paypal to current account transfers are pretty much instantaneous nowadays, tbh.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-30, 09:21 PM
Instantaneous eh? Aside from everyone decent dying in the last four months, its certainly nice living in the future.

Time to instantaneous the **** out of Paypal.

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-30, 09:32 PM
Officially it's "may take upto two hours to appear in your account" but in my recent experience this time not even Easter Sunday can stop him now.

Patapsco
2016-03-30, 10:19 PM
Does Paypal do the thing where they drop a certain amount of pence into your account and you have to confirm the amount in order to get an account? Because that was definitely a thing when I signed up for an account in 2001

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-30, 10:26 PM
That's probably a thing if you've never done it before.

But I'm sure somebody called Slag has done it before.

To be clear, in this instance I'm using the phrase "done it" as a barely-veiled single entendre.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:18 AM
Do the forum rules allow single entendres?

I don't know about the pence thing, I just know there's a little bit of money in the account and if I don't use it on a pointless asinine thing to temporarily reduce my lack of self worth then I'm not doing my job as a responsible consumer.

This is for Queen and Country.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:19 AM
Queen as in the band.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:21 AM
Country as in Big Country the band.

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 08:56 AM
Country as in Big Country the band.

I unironically love Big Country

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 10:59 AM
Surely that's the only way.

Then again, on Radio 6 this morning Lauren Laverne was playing some generic Motown wank. It was no-one famous and the song was derivative, yet I'm sure there were hipsters in Shoreditch nodding along to it in overpriced coffee shops thinking they're it.

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 02:21 PM
was it original motown, because that stuff is never wank, or some sort of modern day interpretation of it?

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-31, 02:25 PM
Yeah if you're suggesting that original Motown is anything less than awesomesauce then we're going to have to rethink the entire board's approach to you.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 03:53 PM
It was Motown Junk, baby!

E3arYKAD-zE

And I was that ****ing hipster! I defy you to understand a word he sings, but its still brilliant! Castro was in the audience watching this apparently (though perhaps not moshing).

Actually I don't know what it was, I'd never heard it before and it didn't impress me. I'm not a massive Motown fan aside from a lot of the obvious ones and a few specific meaningful/personal tracks. But Radio 6 (and all the other BBC stations) post an entire track listing for each programme, so I could find out easily enough.:)

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 04:02 PM
That is acceptable, though minus points to the sound guy for doing whatever the hell that was to Nicky's bass, and also for no alternative intro

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 04:09 PM
Yeah, thought it was worth a post as The Stones are touring Cuba at the moment and lots of people and journo's seem to think they're the first Western band to play there. And it was nice to see this vid again.

(Oh yeah, and thanks to the Mod who fixed my links in the 'Post your Youtube videos' thread. Much appreciated. I was able to copy the method there to make this link work :))

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 06:00 PM
The Manics have been one of my favourite live bands for a while now, and they've essentially got to the point where they will willingly pick and choose what they throw into their sets. I saw them headline the second stage at Reading in 2009, and they threw out 'Of Walking Abortion' from The Holy Bible which made me go "you're playing what?"

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 06:09 PM
Blimey, I'd love to see them pick and choose. If I went to one of theirs and they played Comfort Comes, Yes, Prologue to History, Baby Elian, Nostalgic Pushead and Sleepflower I'd die a happy Slag!

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 07:21 PM
I think I've seen them do one of those, and that would be 'Yes'

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 07:41 PM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/a2/de/0aa2de4c650540598481a0db9d80679b.jpg

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-31, 07:58 PM
I saw them on their The Holy Bible Live tour about fifteen months ago. Simultaneously one of the best and most traumatic live music experiences of my life.

They did come back and do a happier classic-laden set afterwards as well, just so we'd all be able to get to sleep that night.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:09 PM
That must've been incredible. Archives of Pain, 4st, 7lb (I love the bleached white, cold winter's morning air bite of that song).

Did you buy that fancy Vinyl, multi-CD, book and knitting pattern combo set that was going for a bomb? I've lost my copy of THB somewhere. Some years back Fopp were selling it with the accompanying DVD for something silly like £4. Doubt its available for that now.

And I really have a soft spot for Lifeblood.

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 08:09 PM
I saw them do their "every single ever" performance at the o2 in 2011, and I had the temerity to complain they didn't air Repeat or Motown Junk, but opening with Loves Sweet Exile? Sold

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:17 PM
Ooh that brings up a mildly interesting fact! Generation Terrorists was supposed to be called Faceless Sense of Void. Did either of you know that?

And I know this is a really stupid question, but I guess it was purely the A-side of every single ever? (National Treasures), because they had some flipping ace B-sides, C-sides and Freerides!

A-sides alone that must have been a 40-track setlist!

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 08:21 PM
I thought it was meant to be the refrain from Little Baby Nothing which I can't quite remember. Hang on... Culture, Alienation, Boredom And Despair. I think I remember reading that, anyway

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:24 PM
Damn, I think you're right. Was Loves Sweet Exile supposed to be called Faceless Sense of Void?

And here's a brilliant image I've never seen before. Doesn't JDB look like a full on Rock god pimp? And they've got a reserve Richey in the back like one of the orange or green Seekers! (yeah I know, its a pasted together shot, sadly):

https://tommygirard.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/3272812339_71831aec63_z.jpg

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 08:27 PM
Yeah, I think Love's Sweet Exile was supposed to be that. Also, the Glastonbury 94 sets are amazing, partly because Richie's guitar is very audible on the tracks that are on YouTube

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 08:35 PM
Did you ever buy the remastered Generation Terrorists they released a year or two ago? I was quite interested because the original copy sounds like it was recorded in an old school metal lunchbox.

I was hoping the difference was significant but I've always been worried its not much cop?

Was Richey really as bad as they say on guitar?

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-31, 08:42 PM
That must've been incredible. Archives of Pain, 4st, 7lb (I love the bleached white, cold winter's morning air bite of that song).

"I got through a live performance of The Intense Humming of Evil, I can get through this" is my new go-to whenever anything difficult is happening.

Did you buy that fancy Vinyl, multi-CD, book and knitting pattern combo set that was going for a bomb? I've lost my copy of THB somewhere. Some years back Fopp were selling it with the accompanying DVD for something silly like £4. Doubt its available for that now.

I was tempted, but my original CD is still going strong and I know I'd never listen to the extras.

And I really have a soft spot for Lifeblood.

Lifeblood's got some lovely stuff on there. Richard Nixon's a lovely disco pumper and Solitude is beautiful.

Send Away the Tigers is probably my favourite non-Richie album.

Did you ever buy the remastered Generation Terrorists they released a year or two ago? I was quite interested because the original copy sounds like it was recorded in an old school metal lunchbox.

The notion of GenTer not sounding like it was recorded in an old school metal lunchbox just fills me with sadness. A massive part of the record's charm is the half-arsed low budget feel to it.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 09:00 PM
I just watched the Glastonbury í94 renditions of Slash & Bur-yu-yurrrn, Yes and PCP. Holy crap they're good, especially the latter! They should play that music before you jump out of a plane with a parachute and a gun, you'd win a war yourself.

I know what you mean about the crappy recording. Its just that when I've go iTunes on shuffle and a GT track comes on it sounds all muted and polite, like it can't even compete with Des'ree. I'd love a raw bloodied meat version. Closest I got was a few live tracks on a bootleg (Loves Sweet Exile and the original Heavenly version of You Love Us).

I remember hating Empty Souls for years. Its only recently I think its up there with some of their best. A stellar track.

Is there anything you would consider fluff (by their standards) that you love?

I utterly adore Forever Delayed.There's something he does with the guitar before and as the chorus kicks in and its like a shot of heroin to me.

Other fodder I love: Always/Never, Another Invented Disease, Drug Drug Druggy, The Year of Purification, Sepia, Dead Trees & Traffic Islands (that was written as a song to accompany an episode of Cracker, I think).

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 09:02 PM
I'm starting to feel like this guy now!

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/77/77193afa8ad9ef2059f915327820ddd0aa78b04b66a18113c9293d6a15f5150d.jpg

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 09:09 PM
Was Richey really as bad as they say on guitar?

His guitar only appeared on two tracks of their first two albums - the big guitar chord that runs in La Tristessa Durera and he's there on All Surface No Feeling. I think he was getting better as those Glasto 94 recordings show, but he would definitely get turned down in the mix on some tracks

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-31, 09:16 PM
I remember hating Empty Souls for years. Its only recently I think its up there with some of their best. A stellar track.

Lifeblood is what I've always called their "Radio 2" album. I love it, but the part of me that loves it isn't the same part that loves, say, Journal for Plague Lovers.

Is there anything you would consider fluff (by their standards) that you love?

Some Kind of Nothingness. Autumnsong.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 09:27 PM
Autumnsong is fluff? No way! Thatís my favourite track on the Tigers album. Though I agree with every word of your Lifeblood description.

I went full on get-the-elephant-tranquiliser-shameless Blackadder-Goes-Forth-ripoff-quote bonkers on the Manics in Uni. I spent the whole first year doing nothing but playing their first three albums endlessly (stopping only to play NINís family friendly track, Closer).

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-31, 09:44 PM
Autumnsong is fluff? No way!

Mate, the chorus is "baby, what've you done to your hair". It's hardly Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children.

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 09:59 PM
But I always assumed by Baby they meant Nietzsche, and by hair they meant the cultivation of instincts and various cognitive faculties, a plan requiring constant struggle with one’s psychological and intellectual inheritances?

Ok you're right, it is fluff.

[Edit] That Nietzsche stuff I copied and pasted off the internet. I always thought Nietzsche was what the Russian girl from Captain Planet kept saying.

Patapsco
2016-03-31, 10:06 PM
I can't stand the harmonies in Autumnsong, but that's just me

Brendocon 2.0
2016-03-31, 10:08 PM
That Nietzsche stuff I copied and pasted off the internet. I always thought Nietzsche was what the Russian girl from Captain Planet kept saying.

Is that a... niche reference?

*puts on sunglasses*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o

Auntie Slag
2016-03-31, 10:47 PM
Ha ha, glad I wasn't drinking when I read that (and clicked that)!

Brendocon 2.0
2016-04-06, 09:53 AM
Did you have the Paypal success?

(Not to be confused with papal success, obviously. As far as I know you're not the Pope, though that would be a good last act twist).

Auntie Slag
2016-04-06, 07:53 PM
Well I transferred the money, and it gave me the message about it taking up to two hours if its a busy day and there's no headwind. It shows that the cash has left the Papacy and is either in my account or on a lay-by of the Information Superhighway.And I've got an e-mail receipt thingy saying the transfer was placed by my on this date at that time.

And I was so keen I ordered the thing from Amazon moments later anyway! You know that feeling when you get to: "Oh **** it, just order it already".

In other words, I shall presume it was successful :)