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  1. John Vasco

    FUCK! My next door neighbour died today...

    Situation: Man and wife in their early '60s, with her 93 year-old father living with them. What happened: Just before 12:30 pm today, her father knocked on our door and when I answered he asked if I could help as his daughter had collapsed. Her husband was at work. I grabbed my phone and...
  2. John Vasco

    Me giving talks on the Messerschmitt Bf 110 at the Hawkinge Battle of Britain Museum, Kent, England, last week-end 14th/15th August.

    And a young girl who bought two of my books, here in the bookshop section of the museum. The photos give a small snapshot of the interior of the museum. If you are ever in the vicinity, it is well worth a visit - you will not be disappointed!
  3. John Vasco

    England Premier League footballer held over child sex allegations

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57899127 https://www.evertonfc.com/news/2193203/club-statement The word is out - I know who the 31 year-old Everton player is, but as his name cannot be made public for legal reasons, I will not say. The club fly out for pre-season games next week. I...
  4. John Vasco

    Great pop/rock songs with an orchestra

    The sheer enthusiasm of the Youth Orchestra on this Beatles classic is a joy to behold! The Quo kick in at 1:25 His voice is as good as it was in 1967! Knopfler absolutely nails this one live. Enjoy!
  5. John Vasco

    Scamming the scammer...

    If you don't laugh at this, well... These four are absolutely superb! :dude:
  6. John Vasco

    It was 46 years ago today...

    Jeez, where did the time go...?
  7. John Vasco

    Astrid Kirchherr, Beatles photographer, RIP

    She who took many of the early, iconic, photos of the Beatles, is reported to have died in Hamburg on Wednesday. Danke schön, Astrid Kirchherr. Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many. Her gift to the...
  8. John Vasco

    Englishman tended memorial to B-17 crew every day. Heartwarming news story

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47323045 As an 8 year-old in February 1944, he saw the bomber crash with the loss of all 10 crew. He has tended the memorial to them every day for decades. A chance encounter by a BBC news reporter has led to a commemorative flypast by the...
  9. John Vasco

    Jeez, 46 years ago today...

    ...I met this 18 year-old, on my 21st birthday She's with the grandkids in another room. And to humorously 'nick' from another thread, I told her the 'Great Train Robbers' got less And that's when the fight started... :thumb: :dude:
  10. John Vasco

    'Blue plaque' ceremony at the site of Frank Hessy's music shop, Liverpool...

    ...on Friday 21st July. Theshop served all the 'Merseybeat' era bands and beyond up to the mid 1990s, when it finally closed. A former employee campaigned for years to have the site recognised as a location of national importance in the history of music, not only in Liverpool, but also...
  11. John Vasco

    Just listen to this singer...

    Stunning. Incredible. And somewhat easy on the eye also...
  12. John Vasco

    The British General Election 2017

    Mods: This is not political in any way. I just want to post this picture of the stage in the Prime Minister's consituency when the result of voting for all of the candidates in her constituency was announced in the early morning. Just look at some of the candidates! I don't believe you would...
  13. John Vasco

    A littlelight music for a Friday night...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzffkGVnqs Some great slide guitar work. Excellent song. Stop it. STOP IT!!! Stop looking at the vid and listen to the song! Never mind what song? Listen to it!!! :naughty: :laugh2: :dude:
  14. John Vasco

    Ft. Lauderdale shooting... deaths

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38535699 Tragic, very tragic...
  15. John Vasco

    Daughter is now a Justice of the Peace...

    She was sworn in as a Magistrate at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday. Here she is, seated centre, in Crown Court No. 1 after the swearing-in ceremony: So watch out, you Brits! Phil47's son-in-law will nab you, and my daughter will sentence you! :applause: :D :dude:
  16. John Vasco

    The latest spam scam received...

    Yippee! Looks like I'm gonna be rich, folks! Usually it's Nigeria. Never had one purporting to be from Israel before... I do believe I will reply with some good old agricultural Scouse language! :thumb: :laugh2: :dude: From: ([email protected]) I am Ms.Ella Golan, I am the...
  17. John Vasco

    Ex British Prime Minister David Cameron has quit as an MP with immediate effect

    MODS: This is not intended to be a political post, merely to inform of the news which has just broken. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/12/why-has-david-cameron-quit-as-an-mp---and-what-will-he-do-next/
  18. John Vasco

    Will the UK leave the EU (THIS IS NOT POLITICAL)

    MODS: This is not political in any way. Just a vehicle for those in other parts of the world to see what is happening in the UK now that the polls are closed, and the results are coming in slowly. It is fascinating, and history in the making. Up listening to the first results coming in...


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