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Bloggers PhotoHi it is time i introduced myself, I was born in Skipton Yorkshire, England, and still have a accent belonging to my birth place. in 1966 my wife Elaine and i and our two sons moved to New Zealand, where the boys were raised. then we  moved on to the city of Perth  in Western Australia.
After 45 years away we both decided to have a move back to the yorkshire dales where we were raised. leaving our children and grandchildren in what i consider the best places on the planet. (NZ-OZ)
Our reason for the move back to the uk was to be able to discover our back yard so to speak, and we have a desire to go to europe, especially scandinavia and germany.
 I would like to say how much i'm enjoying my trip here on soup, and really loved the poems posted, my bigest problem being time, i always seem to be catching up, being able only to spend two to three days on here, even then with limited hours, so please forgive me if my comments seem later than most.  I also love football (soccer) Newcastle United in England being my team, then music, all kinds but mainly Rock 'n' Roll, i'm  a avid record collector, especially old vinyl LP's of the Fifties. my favourite poet is W. H Davies, along with a few on soup here, I do not get a lot of time to read these days, but my favourite Author is Dennis Wheatley, also i love  the the Bronte Sisters, being raised only 10 miles from Haworth, one gets a real feel for their literature, when one visits the area.   Harry

SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT


Blog Posted:8/30/2012 9:06:00 AM
Hi Soupers.How much music have you on your I-Pod, or any device that holds your favourite music. I have at last nearly caught up with recording my music collection of vinyl and cd's on to my I-Pod, so far i have 60.35 GB on there, which in segments of one hour, a total of 1400 hours, which equates to 58.33 Days or 8.33 Weeks, 2.08months of non-stop music. and for variety, i like ALL kinds of music, hard to believe, everything!. so i have music from the 1920's to now, 2012 all genre. absolutely everything. and i'm still collecting old vinyl usually at 'Çar Boot Sale' and charity Shops. there  told you so something completely different.   Harry
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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Yasmin, i like everything,all music tells me,culture, history, happiness, tragedy, my youth, my parents youth, from Blues, to country, rock, jazz, music from the east, middle east, classical, the pacific, etc etc. thank you for your interest. Harry

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Hi, Rhonda, down loading music is the thing today, how things have changes since my youth. look after those vinyl, they are the next generations collectables.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 9:57:00 AM
    I could listen to music all day, Harry. Like Ruben, I had hundreds of cds. I'm slowly getting rid of them for space. My priorities have changed since becoming a mom. I have about 1000 songs on my ipod and anything else I want to hear I can always find online. I cried at the first yard sale I sold cds at. Now it's getting easier. Much of the music (especially stuff from the sixties and seventies) reminded me of my dad. He was a musician and music was always a big part of our time together. I still have some of his vinyls. Great blog...hugs, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 1:30:00 AM
    Hi Joann mind equates to appox 25000, i use shuffle all the time, i recorded in 1 hour segments, appox 16 songs per hour, depending on the length of the song, hope you enjoyed your 6 weeks away, were you in Malham? Thanks for the interest.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:41:00 PM
    I am listening to my ipod now, i have it on shuffle. 4576 songs, do not know the equivalent in hours, but I had a six week trip last summer, and no repeats.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 4:48:00 PM
    Yes Debbie, one can now purchase a machine, which will record from one to the other. that is what i did, with my first 600 tapes, now i record in single track on to a usb stick and convert that way, but the machine is easier, try looking on the net, just type into google, Casette tape to cd, it will bring up heaps of options.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 4:41:00 PM
    Hi jack wow storage on the phone, that is hi-tect, or maybe it is just me, bring on the Miller Band, thanks for your interest.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 4:37:00 PM
    Is there anyway to easily copy from tape to cd?

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:36:00 PM
    we don't have the original vinyl records, lol, but my wife loves 1920s, 30s and 40s music too, Harry. She stores her music mostly on her phone, I think

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Mandy cannot wait, p.d interesting question. i started as i said below, recording my collection on to blank tapes in June 1986, 26 years ago, as you can see music is a serious hobby with me. Thanks for the interest. harry

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Debbie & Andrea i also started with blank tapes and before the I-Pod came along 2009 had 600 that i had recorded, and i have still got the tapes, and yes Debbie, i'm at a loss at what to do with them, i'd give them away to a worthy cause if anyone can come up with an idea.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:17:00 PM
    Yes Dan i found a long time ago, that one cannot record music for others to listen to, i play mine in the car, or here while i'm on the p.c or even writing poetry, although only as back ground music.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 2:46:00 PM
    Harry, i have my music scattered all around,,, makes me wonder how long it took you to fix all of the music you like... great blog..xox~pd

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 2:09:00 PM
    I'll send you hot with this one harry ...... ha ha xx

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 2:02:00 PM
    I pod? what is I pod? hahaha. Sigh. I have 800 records and over a thousand cassette tapes. I stopped recording or buying music years go because it does not pay to even have them. I listen to music as I drive to and from work. That's all the time I have for music anyway. there is too much in the world to enjoy, too many poems to read and to write, too many movies to view, too many books to read, family and church to interact with, etc etc. I really changed from when I was young and recorded all my favorite stuff on blank tapes!! Today, I can barely stay abreast of the top 20!!! It's so cool you have all the genres, Harry. I too have collections going back to 30's! (stuff I bought from tv)

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:35:00 PM
    sigh..so much work! I have been staring at boxes of cassettes! with my favorite ballads & what to do with them? the car has no cassette player anymore [sigh] I have a tower of CD's but no ipods & I guess I have kinda given up on popular music [I sing in church and I guess it's enough for me now...lots of classical and world music at our church] so NO I-Pod, no I pad, NO Kindel LOL [have pen & paper can write cursive! LOL]

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Ruben that's going some, i'm old fashioned too, beat me with about 650 cd, the rest are vinyl. on my I-Pod i created a program so that all my collection was mixed, and not just a repeat of the cd's and vinyl discs

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:35:00 AM
    Mandy how apt, Dean Martin amongst others, some of your wonderful poetry, are "Memories are made of this' i like him too. at this very moment i'm listening to 'Memphis Minnie' from her 1950's vinyl 'Hot Stuff' brilliant.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:32:00 AM
    nette, the beat sure does go on and on and on. thanks for your interest.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:32:00 AM
    I didnt get an I-pod yet...Im old fashioned! : )But I have more than 800 CDs... do the math! : ) Indeed, something different. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:16:00 AM
    We are behind you by quite a bit I think we have about 30 hours but not on an I pod its on a usb stick and like yourself it is eclectic, I have such a wide range of music from the good old days to todays stuff, my favourite is Dean Martin, I think but then something else comes on like Rownan and I love his as well and then Celine Dion, even Spike Jones that my dad used to mime to on stage, wierd hey xx

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:13:00 AM
    wow, harry.. i'm a music-eater and my i-pod has about 600 on the playlist... still want more but i ask a frind to do the work for me... and the beat goes on!... :) huggs!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU
Date Posted: 12/24/2013 9:35:00 AM
MANDY TAMS THE GOLDEN GIRL
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POETRY POSTING
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MEMBERS
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 3:13:00 PM
TIME
Date Posted: 2/18/2013 6:10:00 AM
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Date Posted: 2/1/2013 5:43:00 AM
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Date Posted: 1/27/2013 5:02:00 AM
TWO ANGELS IN ONE NAME
Date Posted: 1/20/2013 5:43:00 AM
ERROR 500
Date Posted: 12/27/2012 9:49:00 AM
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Date Posted: 12/24/2012 2:21:00 PM
JUST A THOUGHT ANSWER,
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JUST A THOUGHT
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 7:17:00 AM
GOODBYE
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 10:54:00 AM
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Date Posted: 11/10/2012 6:43:00 AM
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SHE IS BACK
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 2:56:00 AM
SOME POETS HERE ON SOUP
Date Posted: 11/2/2012 8:03:00 AM
ERROR 500
Date Posted: 10/19/2012 7:24:00 AM
HAPPENING AGAIN
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DATING AGENCY
Date Posted: 10/4/2012 3:28:00 PM
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A Question of Faith Ethereefaith,
My Pockets Light Poetryfunny,me,me,
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Greed and Deceit Free verseangst,family,
Dementia Rhymelife,sympathy,life,life,
Samurai Song: Singing Blade Chokadeath,hope,life,
Peer Pressure of the Worst Coupletfear,life,loss,war,
Modern Life Rhymefunny,life,car,me,work,wa
Bethlehem's Star Free versefaith,holiday,
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Plockton - Wester Ross Rhymeadventure,angst,death,epi
Virgin America Free verseadventure,allegory,animal
To me True Love is Verselove,romance,
Gold Star Narrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
The Warp and The Weft Coupletinspirational,
A Golden Journey Coupletanniversary,love,
Simple Words for Simple People Free verselove,on writing and words
Barricaded Babies Free versechildhood,family,fear,foo
Unconfined Quintain (English)lost love,
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Dark Angel Sonnetangst,
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