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Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?

Posted by fourtwentyplenty 
Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 15, 2004 11:58PM
I am from Los Angeles, but now live in Sebastopol,CA. How about you guys?


fourtwentyplenty
Gordon
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:04AM
Born near Glasgow, Scotland.

Grew up near Birmingham, England(from 2 to 15).

Have been living near Newcastle Upon Tyne, England for nearly 21 years now.

Respect

Gordon
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:06AM
C'mon zok we all know you're from Dildobia.


fourtwentyplenty
Fish
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:07AM
Originally out of the Bay Area, now residing in Pasadena, California.
420, have you ever gone to California Carnivores on Old Gravenstein Highway? If you haven't, and you have even the slightest interest in carnivorous plants, you should definately check it out.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:10AM
Yes I have been there as you may know it is almost right down the street. Cool place.

I lived in Arcadia from 93-96, a block away from Santa Anita. Went to PCC for a while.


fourtwentyplenty
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:11AM
As has been revealed earlier, I herd my reindeer on the steppes of Australia.

One love,

Rootz
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:31AM
I'm from Frankfurt, Germany.
Baffers know me as Ekki, which is my real nickname.
I registered here as Joe Meek at the 1.BAF invasion, just to fool Zoki and the man.
Now I'm too lazy to change that moniker...
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:34AM
born in the UK, spent my formative years in Cyprus (1970 - 1977)
Back to the UK, spent 1982 - 1987 flitting between Australia, Hong Kong & the UK .
back to the uk on a permanent basis from 87 - 95.
1995 went to Auckland New Zealand for a months holiday, & stayed ever since
BMC
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:35AM
Born, raised and still living in the Netherlands. Nowadays I live in a city, directly attached to Amsterdam, where I work. By bike, it takes me about 25 minutes to be in the centre of Amsterdam.
mark b
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:36AM
Love the dam
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:48AM
me too
My fiance is wanting me to take her to Paris, so I said, for every day I have to spend in Paris, I want 3 days in the Dam.
she agreed as well smiling smiley
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:53AM
Born & raised around various locations near Vancouver, B.C. Canada. We just bought and moved into our first house earlier this year in a town called Langley, about one hour outside the city, so it looks like this is where we'll remain for now...
mark b
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:55AM
Result.
El FLEXIMIX D'choco
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:58AM
Here:

[images.google.se]

I live in the middle of all the old sh*t
Not a born native indigenous Dutch man though - I came here for indentured slave labour in the early 90's and got my little plot of land awarded..
Am looking to move on I must say.
I have been to sh&tloads of places and even hung out for a couple months in S. Cali (Hollywood Hills & Malibu) AND I've been to SNWMF up at Angel's Camp once, narrowly avoiding getting abducted by aliens on the late night drive up there on my own..whoo!
mark b
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:59AM
Come again flexi
El FLEXIMIX D'choco
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 01:06AM
And this town was supposedly the nicest looking until some WW2 style urban remodelling took place:

(Author unknown)
American bombs on Nijmegen, 1942

Most of the people killed in World War II in Nijmegen died when 16 American bombers flying out of Germany destroyed much of the inner city and the area around the train station.

By official account, the bombing was a mistake, and it must have been. But it was a big mistake.

Nijmegen is about a minute out of Germany at flightspeed. But it is outside of Germany.

I'm not complaining. The Americans fought and died to come liberate Nijmegen a couple of years later. The Americans were fighting against the horrors of militant nazism, and the good soldiers who did that job... what can you say?

But somebody decided to bomb Nijmegen, on February 22, 1942, at 1:30 in the afternoon.

It was a sunny day. Nijmegen has a unique appearance from the air, her two bridges at angles on a large bend in the big river Waal.

About 800 people died on that day. Today the inner city is mostly new, and not as attractive as most Dutch towns. But I guess it wouldn't be, after that.
El FLEXIMIX D'choco
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 01:07AM
Maybe they spotted a wedding party below?
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 01:12AM
lol @ flexi
mark b
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 01:15AM
Compared to london i would swap
reggaefan
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 02:41AM
Fish and 420plenty,

You guys were/are real close to this bizarre piece of Southern Cal history (which is almost all wiped out now) - are either of you familiar with the Mt Lowe Railway?

It sat right above ya both, in the San Gabriel Mountains...

Although it catered to, primarily, the richie-the-rich crowd, there were some charming, genuine factors surrounding it....

[www.mountlowe.org]

Just thought I'd pass the info along.

mashdown
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 09:50AM
born in melbourne australia, live in athens greece.
Dadi Digi
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 10:04AM
Under a cabbage leaf in a field

North County Dublin

Ireland

Respect
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 10:53AM
Tel Aviv, Israel, The Middle East

Peace...

Skunk
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 12:00PM
Born and raised in Sussex (South England), living in Brixton.
macchu picchu
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 05:03PM
Born 28 years ago and raised in Lima, PerĂº, South America.
KeithM
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 05:06PM
From England...
Lived in S. California for 12 years
Now somehow in Houston Texas.
Fang Sheng
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 05:16PM
Born and raised (and still living) in Shirley, near Solihull, in the West Midlands (UK)
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 05:26PM
The centre of Canada: Winnipeg. Infamous for insanely cold winters, hot summers and clouds of mosquitos. You can see a dog run away for three days.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 05:56PM
Born south London, currently living west/central London
KeithM
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 06:00PM
what is with all these english.....anyone got the hookup in London ?? I will be back there on Sunday the 20 Nov.
ian
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 06:10PM
greetings to all snwmf forummers and thanks for hosting us homeless baffers for an indeterminate time....and hello again to all fellow baffers ;-)

btw, I'm in London...innit!
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 06:17PM
>iNi all welcome here from tha i*! untill now iNi have been communicating here in dis foriegn mind dat cali wash's dem selves with for the most part. giv+thanx!
-RASpects+
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 06:27PM
Hello all! Missed you here in Santa Rosa, CA. Looks like I missed the first wave of migration fram BAFland, but I feel my boat has landed and my(rolling) papers are in order.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 07:28PM
I was born a stone's throw from Selhurst Park in south east London. After living in a few other English cities from my mid teens on (of which Bradford remains a favourite for the sake of Grumpy if he ever makes it here - or perhaps he is under another name) I now live in Edmonton, Canada. Home of frozen winters, the greatest hockey team that ever was and that world famous monstrosity known as West Edmonton Mall.
Cheers, Mark T.
KeithM
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 07:40PM
Selhurst Park=the worst football ground in the UK. It is always raining there and is next to NO station!!
BMD
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 08:35PM
I hail from South East England at the moment, though I was born in and grew up in Nashville Tenn. Also lived in Centreville Alabama before moving to the UK in 1976.l
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 09:57PM
'It is always raining there' why do you think I moved to Canada Keith? It may be minus 10 degrees but the sky is clear blue for days on end! Just like Bradford come to think of it. :-)
Mark T.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 10:10PM
Just like Bradford! Not today, Mark. Walked home from Shipley station in the rain. Warming myself up by listening to the Soul Jazz Burning Spear at Studio One release. A thing of beauty.
Aaron
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 10:13PM
Born in Newark, Ohio, USA.

Living near Canterbury, UK.

I have to say it's very strange, unsettling even, "seeing" BAFfers outside the usual venue, despite the fact that the venue is, in fact, the same computer terminal.

For the uninitiated, I consider myself the (lone?) BAF Beatles apologist--there don't seem to be many Fabs fans over at "Love Thy Neighbour", fortunately, I have a sense of humor and perspective about the thing.
Dave Home
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 16, 2004 10:32PM
Aaron...you are not alone...but please keep it to yourself.
3pan1
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 01:18AM
born and raised near the seaport, 20km from Amsterdam;
now living 510 meter away from the world's tallest building: Taipei 101 (508m)
Taiwan.
Gordon
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 02:23AM
We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine......

Not a massive Beatles fan but I appreciate musical talent and they were indeed rather talented. If I had to take one Beatles record to a desert island with me it would be "Revolution".

Hi Grumpy, good to see you here, hope you had a brolly!! (For our Californian friends out there in the blazing sunshine, that's a portable contraption made of nylon and metal which stops us soft Brits from getting drenched. Of course here in Newcastle if seen with one the locals may refer to you as someone that Elephant Man and Sizzla would like to bun up) :-)

Big up to Aaron too, that's nearly all of us now, anyone left Bob H his last week's rent and a note for the milkman? :-)

Respect

Gordon
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 03:23AM
Sydney Australia - went bodysurfing at Tamarama Beach this morning, swweeeettt.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 04:54AM
Yes Grumpy I was joking about the weather in Bradford. I remember too many times having to take the long walk to the dole office while it was pissing down! Burning Spear would brighten things up though!
Mark T.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 05:09AM
We've actually had quite a bit of rain round here this last month or so Gordo, but it must be said that we hadn't had 'any' since around May, so mustn't grumble eh!
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 06:52AM
Hi Gordon, same here in Yorkshire - you're perceived as something of a "southern softie" (to employ a euphemism) if seen with a brolly. I did once have one for a few short days but left it on the train, which I took as a sign. We hard men of the north, eh?
informer
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 08:50AM
i man a hamburger.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 09:26AM
Islington, Norf London.
CC
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 10:12AM
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Bout 9 miles centre to centre from Grumpy & Bradford.



CC&DC Sound System
<[www.cc-dc.tk&gt];
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 10:25AM
not a regular baffer though - im from zurich, switzerland (located 5kms away from lee perrys residence)

peace
capullo
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 12:09PM
"For our Californian friends out there in the blazing sunshine, that's a portable contraption made of nylon and metal which stops us soft Brits from getting drenched. Of course here in Newcastle if seen with one the locals may refer to you as someone that Elephant Man and Sizzla would like to bun up"

They call a person with an umbrella 'spliff'?

One love,

Rootz
SF
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 12:18PM
I am not a regular baffer either, just a simple observer (and reggae lover of cource) from stavanger, norway.... :-)

Troubletone the local soundsystem:

[www.troubletone.com]
Gordon
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 12:39PM
Ha ha Rootz

You know what I'm on about - "Bun ba**ymen" etc........

Where I live everyone is rather tough or at least act as if they are, and if you even think about protecting yourself against the elements then you're viewed as a great big softy.

The locals dress in t shirts and shorts in sub-zero temperatures!

Respect

Gordon
Big Bad John
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 12:58PM
I got a good laugh there Gordy. Sounds just like the Belfast mentality too!
rez
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 01:03PM

born and raised in Dublin, Ireland.
Jack Perilous
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 01:03PM
Raised in Holloway, North London, ended up in Hackney, East London.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 01:06PM
My reason for not having an umbrella - and for not wearing gloves or mitts most of the time as well - is that my memory just does not function when it comes to things like that. If I wore gloves all winter, I think I'd go through 5-10 pairs, just forgetting then any old where. It's a lucky thing I can always curl to sleep among my reindeer for warmth.

One love,

Rootz
Big Bad John
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 01:08PM
Brilliant Zoki!

Lovely gear.

Laughter all round here!
Conscious Pilot
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 02:57PM
Born in Craigtoun, Scotland, just outside St Andrews, then went North East, South and West and decided East was the new West.
Living as the Man above in Hackney, East London.......in fact a brisk 15/20 min walk away as I would say,
Pilot
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 02:58PM
Me? I'm only an occasional BAF-fer - does that qualify?

Born in Bournemouth (England), raised in various parts of West London (Greenford, Ealing, Hayes and about 6 other places!), schooled in Hammersmith, now living in Surrey (Eng-er-land!), work wherever my company sends me (lately, mostly Newbury, Berkshire)

;o))

informer
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 02:59PM
zapatoo - you are a trojan horse !
4i
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 03:15PM
Born and raised in Manchester - first record bought in 1962 (Shadows ep)
First Jamaican record bought:
Set them free King Scratch Doctor Bird
Settled in Bristol 1973

Respex to all SNWMF and B&F

4i

Fang Sheng
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 04:36PM
Author: 3pan1 (61.56.111.---)
Date: 11-16-04 17:18

born and raised near the seaport, 20km from Amsterdam;
now living 510 meter away from the world's tallest building: Taipei 101 (508m)
Taiwan.



You'll be safe if it falls over then!

:^)

Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 04:56PM
addicted reader and occasional poster - "enjoying" this winter's first snow here in southeastern Norway
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 05:07PM
Born & raised in Belgrade , Serbia in 1977 (the place with gibanica & shljivovica smiling smiley, but also a country that has Ras as a part of it's territory in the south .
Been working in Vinca Institute which His Majesty Haille Selassie visited in 1952
( i have a picture with H.I.M. and Tito together in Vinca), at which I'm proud of.

Still living in Belgrade near Babylon.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 07:34PM
Hey eskimo - that would be Inuit please! :-)

Gordon - we have kids who skate on outdoor rinks in winter in tee-shirts - beat that you big nancy!
Mark T upping the weather toughness stakes!

Ps. I should add that I wear long johns and at least 3 layers.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 07:36PM
Ever heard of bionic inuits, Mark?
prajna
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 07:59PM
bettr late...born & raised in durban, south africa. now residing in auckland, new zealand.
Aaron
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 09:39PM
Dave: Your secret is safe with me.

Gordon: Yellow Sub--below the belt, pal ;-) But your Desert Island selection is canny, and, quite possibly, mine too.

4i: I lived in Bristol the latter half of the 90s. A proper city, I go back to see friends when I can.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 17, 2004 09:41PM
4i, I hail from Chippenham, just down the road from Bristol
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 18, 2004 02:21AM
Can't say I have ekki - should think the metal parts would be subject to freezing.
Mark T.
starcongo
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 18, 2004 03:17AM
Ahh gwann 420!! been along time since ive posted. im still here in san jose. Hope your living it up in Sebastopol. Much luv~

Lex
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 18, 2004 08:34AM
So here you all are -- I live in Highams Park, North East London
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 19, 2004 03:09AM
Chicago...

South Siiiiiiiide
Chris
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 19, 2004 04:54AM
Sydney - well strictly speaking it's inner western suburbs. Almost everywhere I have lived is on the same page of a street directory. Stinking hot this morning - something like 27 C when I woke up. Now if I was in the east I could have gone for a swim in the surf before work! Might be a refreshing stornm tonight.
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 19, 2004 08:15AM
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 19, 2004 11:06AM
Born in Hertfordshire, now live in Hackney.
dougie conscious
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 19, 2004 12:02PM
born in dalston hackney e8 now live in stamford hill hackney n16,respect
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 20, 2004 08:48PM
I'm a Tooting gal, South London.....
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 20, 2004 08:52PM
Dublin Ireland born and bred but exiled to County Meath on account of the obscene property prices in the capital

respect
Dots
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 20, 2004 09:09PM
My first years I lived in Rubzi, Ukraine, now I'm in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Respects
dmc
Re: Roll call - where do you B&Fers hail from?
November 22, 2004 10:46PM
Currently dodging bullets in central Wisconsin (deer hunting season).
apeone
is @ 1050 Brussels Matonge...
November 23, 2004 03:36PM
perhaps some 300 meters from arlequin reggae shop, the only reggae shop in bxl unfortunately. i is about to move.
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