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oceanrider

Another Bouncing Czech Story Posted

at http://www.bouncingczech.com . It's called "HOGMANAY, USQUEBAUGH and FITBA". Ye, Ye it has a glaswegian flavor and a celebrity too. Enjoy!
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me

oceanriders thread locked?

i dont think it was spam.

if youd read it it was a story of a guys visit to glasgow for new year in 1969

http://www.bouncingczech.com/hogmanay/index.html
Doorstop

I did wonder why it had been pounced upon.
cybers

It was a rather amusing read .... Theatrical lighting guy getting left in charge of the sound controls at a Shagger Stewart gig after a full on party tickled me  
LowLight

Doorstop

Contentious.  
LowLight

Fjord

Re: oceanriders thread locked?

me wrote:
i dont think it was spam.

if youd read it it was a story of a guys visit to glasgow for new year in 1969

http://www.bouncingczech.com/hogmanay/index.html


Just for the record it wisnae me right!
Mibbes our super duper auto spam thread locking thingamybob activated somewhat hastily. I'll be chinning Admin.  

I did notice this pic on that site which has it captioned Penilee although I'd beg to differ as it looks more Castlemilk. Any C/milk punters confirm?





And don't those chimneys look awfay Maryhill Road in this Cathcart Road pic

Stuball

Wisnae me either...

And aye, looks like castlemanky
stillucan

I don't think this was spam either. For what it's worth my wife and I were also at that Rod Stewart Hogmanay concert at the Apollo. I also think the guy's post was brilliantly written! Which is more than I can say for the mod who called him a wanker    I loved this site for it's Glasgow content but I've had it with constant talk of wankers, tadgers, fcuk offs, and the guy who had a wank watching carol vorderman on tv - and that's just the Moderators. Call me a prude but if I wanted to go on a juvenile chat site there's plenty of them out there. Is that me banned too?
Fjord

stillucan wrote:
Is that me banned too?


Not at all, but feel free to relax in a gentleman's way of an afternoon whilst watching 'Loose Women' with the curtains drawn and be sure to post up your conclusions to keep the thread on topic.
stillucan

Fjord wrote:
stillucan wrote:
Is that me banned too?


Not at all, but feel free to relax in a gentleman's way of an afternoon whilst watching 'Loose Women' with the curtains drawn and be sure to post up your conclusions to keep the thread on topic.


It was predictable    the personal insult (cloaked as humour) would follow my post - I just didn't expect it from you. As for keeping to the topic I was responding to the previous mod post where the member was not only banned but slagged off as well. Fjord, I'm as glesga as you if not more and can ef and blind wi the next guy. I just think it goes too far at times on an otherwise smashin site. And I'm willing to bet there's many more out there would agree if they had the bottle to say so.
Fjord

stillucan wrote:


It was predictable    the personal insult (cloaked as humour)



Not at all Stillucan it was a mere gesture of comedy albeit a weak one on my behalf. Your contributions have been invaluable so far and I look forward to your contributions in future... tis only a web site after all.

Pro Tip: I wouldn't use the smiley clappy.gif as it knocks the personal credibility score down a bit amongst our regular users apparently. Just saying likes.
oceanrider

Glasgow has had a reputation as a gritty place, but I've never really agreed with that assessment. So the "wanker" response and getting 86'd from a Glasgow forum came as a surprise.
Still, it seems to have been a mistake and I thank you for some very kind words.
As for the actual locations, I don't know. Penilee I barely remember but I know there was a kind of a square/plaza which was also a bus terminus. It looked very much like the picture. But I could be wrong. Same for Cathcart Road. A quick walk through Google maps street view confirms that the corner of Cathcart Road and Prospecthill Rod/Hampden terrace looks very similar to the picture I posted from the seventies. But it's not the same, the details are a bit off and the chimneys are not quite the same. It's not Cathcart Road in Mount Florida...
By the way, the hotel in my story was The Albany, at the time the only high end hotel in the City. Now, I discovered it is no longer there, torn down to make room for...another hotel.
James

Right. It was me who locked it - late night moderation and vodka dont mix   - apologies
to all especially oceanrider.

Given that the thread isn't locked now, I'll merge it with this...



James H
oceanrider

No problem, James!
sputnik

thank you james,thank you oceanrider.now lets all get back to having a great website.
Doorstop

Seconded.
cybers

Re: oceanriders thread locked?

The milk indeed .... Between Dougrie and Glenacre taken from Barlia



streapadair

Re: oceanriders thread locked?

Fjord wrote:



And don't those chimneys look awfy Maryhill Road in this Cathcart Road pic



No it's Cathcart Road all right, in Govanhill, looking south from the corner of Jamieson St.
cybers

Doh not the old is it Cathcart road gag again  
oceanrider

OK...looks about right...but, what happened to the chimneys on the building in the center...in the distance? Was there some chimney pogrom in the nineties? It's a serious question, because removing a masonry chimney from a building like that is not exactly easy or cheap so there must have been a reason. But it looks nice all spruced up in Castlemilk...
James

oceanrider wrote:
OK...looks about right...but, what happened to the chimneys on the building in the center...in the distance? Was there some chimney pogrom in the nineties? It's a serious question, because removing a masonry chimney from a building like that is not exactly easy or cheap so there must have been a reason. But it looks nice all spruced up in Castlemilk...

Chimneys were removed from lots of buildings in the city due, in part, to there
being less demand for coal fires, and modern heating systems being introduced.

Also, lots of council and ex-council housing would've had the roof slates replaced
over the years and while this was done, the opportunity was taken to dismantle
lots of the actual masonry stacks themselves. A shame, especially if you now want
to fit a multi-fuel stove in your living room...



James H
AlanM

Tall stacks also required regular maintenance, and the shortening of them was a safety measure

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