Gone But Not Forgotten
- Jun 27, 2015
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Oh, I'm well familiar with the hurdy gurdy and nearly bought one (in need of repair) at a flea market years ago, along with a perfectly servicable zither.Andy,
This has proved to be puzzling.
Most certainty a phrase I've never heard of and would expert otherwise.
One suggestion is that 'windae' is not referring to a window, instead it's related to the hurdy-gurdy being a musical instrument which requires to be 'hand cranked' - as in a 'windy (*wyndy*) box'.
Hmmm, not sure about that...
There is a debate about whether the lyrics are, 'in the windae boxes', or, 'all the windae boxes'. If the latter, makes more sense.
Anyway, as an aside, searching online, naturally came across references to Donavan's song, 'Hurdy Gurdy Man'.
One thing that leapt out was a mention Donavan being a Scottish singer-songwriter.
Dinnae think so... must be an error.
Part of the soundtrack from my youngling years, would surely have known if that was the case.
Duly check this out and stunned to find that he was born in Maryhill, Glasgow...
Alex, I was 'born and bred' in Maryhill...
If anyone would like to experience the sound of a hurdy gurdy, check this out:
Another revelation from my adventures...!
There's one in kit form on Amazon from a company called Ugears for about 65 quid. 100% positive reviews mainly focus on the satisfaction gained in the modelling process, not so much on how it sounds.I'm well familiar with the hurdy gurdy and nearly bought one (in need of repair) at a flea market years ago
He's been sacked.This might have gone in the US Gun Control thread but that's been locked...
An armed US cop is called out to a disturbance involving dogs and ends up shooting one of them in the face. Pit bull? Rottweiler? Perhaps a mastiff? Nope, a chihuahua. Known for their size and viciousness, obvs! Somewhat surprisingly the dog survived! The officer is on leave and probably ought not to answer his phone or check social media for a while...
Was it a Sperm Whale and did he do it on Porpoise?John McAfee, who has never been convicted of murder or rape but may have enjoyed carnal pleasure with a whale, is running for U.S. President in 2020 and has chosen his campaign manager. I have no knowledge of his beliefs or skills, but I feel he has chosen well.
Is there now?? I'd be interested even if it's not the Strad / Strat of Gurdys as am quite keen on medieval music. God, I wish I'd bought that futuristic zither, bah!There's one in kit form on Amazon from a company called Ugears for about 65 quid. 100% positive reviews mainly focus on the satisfaction gained in the modelling process, not so much on how it sounds.
This response (posted under 'insanepeople' on Reddit) is also WTF? worthy.Police in the US state of Arizona have launched a sexual assault investigation amid reports a patient in a vegetative state for a decade gave birth. The woman is a patient in a clinic run by Hacienda HealthCare near Phoenix. Hacienda HealthCare gave no details but said it was aware of a "deeply disturbing incident". A local CBS station said the baby was healthy and quoted a source as saying that staff had been unaware the woman was pregnant.
That seems like such a contradiction - this person is intelligent enough to use a computer but not sufficiently intelligent to apply logic and look for the most obvious explanation. Does not compute!
Here you go...Oh dear, what could possibly go wrong?! Apparently people are emulating the film Bird Box, recently shown on Netflix, and wandering around blindfold. Oh dear. Wait for the first entry to the 2019 Darwin Awards...
'Bird Box Challenge': Teen crashes after driving car blindfolded
https://news.sky.com/story/amp/bird...rashes-after-driving-car-blindfolded-11605317A teenage driver has crashed into another car after pulling her hat over her eyes as part of the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".