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Yukirin

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Jan 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @Yukirin got a link to your shop?

    I'll send you a link so I don't cause an issue with advertising on here.

    This time last year my full time job was pretty dire so launched this with a plan to relive my Virgin Megastore years. Doom, Stoner, Fuzz niche - Heavy Psych Sounds, Blues Funeral etc. Then'rona happened and now I'm over worked in my "real job" (selling fitness equipment) and a 1yo killing the nights so havnt been able to grow the site as I'd have liked.
    I'm not much of a creative writer so the plan for the blog side was to focus more on live music, start doing photography again, promote the site at gigs and do a pop up shop... Anyway, year 1 of the 5 year plan has gone surprisingly well considering.

    Not a huge inventory but it's growing and we have some more distros lined up for when I have more investment available.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Generally in this order if I can't get it via my own store:

    1: direct from artist
    2: direct from label
    3: specialist online store (evil greed etc)
    4: discogs

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    As a kid my mum would just plug my ear with an olive oil dipped cotton wool ball and send me off... As an adult I'd probably do the same. #ObviouslyNotADoctor

  • in COVID-19
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    I'm just still baffled by the government's insistence on not getting to grips with a proper lockdown. How can click and collect handbags even be legal if you can only leave your house for essential shopping or exercise?

    Because money > life. The perception that they're useless allows them to be excused for too much.

  • in COVID-19
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    -Make sure you are registered with a GP with your current address/phone so THEY can contact YOU; most GPs let you register with them on their website

    Just done this a few days ago. I've not been registered with a GP since my last one got closed for being "under used" (aka you could actually get an appointment) in 2015. Filled out the form online, no ID check required but I have no idea what my NHS number is so left it blank. They sent an email saying they can't register me without it.
    Googled what next step to take and it said the GP can find it for me, so emailed them back quoting Dr Google and the next day they confirmed my registration. Job done.

    Did make me wonder, what are the current numbers of unregistered people in the UK?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    One of the bands I was supposed to be stocking were due to drop some albums off late Sept... They still havnt arrived and now having a delay in the sleeve printing. I hope those that ordered directly through bandcamp are understanding for them.

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    I’m guessing that I’m running out of patience. My first month and a bit was running thrice a week for 5km runs with same split timings. Upped to 7km same frequency and now doing three 10km runs a week but my split timings hardly change...

    I'm not a running expert so tell me I'm wrong by all means, but I know a little about tapering and periodisation from weight lifting...
    What distance are you trying to improve the time on? I work out some kind of tapering to be on my best form to put a time down on a set day. I don't race, but I was trying and better my 5k times say twice a month, or a 10k once a month as a fast 10k ruins me and going slow and further than 10k just takes too long (the thing about picking a day to work towards is life/weather/hangovers don't always follow the plan)
    So in the instance of 5k that's 2 X two week cycles to do some combination of slow, medium and fast (not fastest) - short, target distance, further distance and rest days.
    Leading up to my fastest effort day, I'll taper down, rest day, slow and further, then go for it. But try different combinations and see what works for you mehbe?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    More likely Covid, all fitness equipment has rocketed this year by silly money.

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    You can refund the VAT paid to the UK once you have your "bill of lading". We always sell Inc VAT if the customer is sorting their own export, we'll just deliver to the dock.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've got the Epi 339 and its alright, being a small person it's a bit more in proportion!

    Having the coil tap is cool, gives plenty of options. It lives on the wall in the front room as it's handy to just pick up and play when the little one is napping. I'm not blown away with it though. Nothing wrong as such, just doesn't zing. I've yet to gig with it though so that might change.
    I'd like to give the Squire Starcastor a go, its closer to my Jonny Greenwood fantasy visually at least.

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