Your First Favourite Band

Written by Fraser Neilson

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So off I went to Virgin records and sought out a black vinyl copy ofrepparttar album and took it home in a big plastic album bag to my trusty turntable.

I pulled it out ofrepparttar 145486 sleeve, excited about what listening pleasures lay before me and pulledrepparttar 145487 lever that sentrepparttar 145488 needle over torepparttar 145489 record’s edge. Andrepparttar 145490 effect of that first track quite literally changed my musical life.

Asrepparttar 145491 opening bass, synth and guitar lines of Adolescent Sex came throughrepparttar 145492 speakers, forrepparttar 145493 first time in my life I felt a shiver down my spine andrepparttar 145494 hairs onrepparttar 145495 back of my neck literally stood up.

It’s an old cliché but it was absolutely true and I was filled withrepparttar 145496 emotion of what this music did for me. I lovedrepparttar 145497 feeling and I wanted more and I was sure Japan could supply it.

And that wasrepparttar 145498 start of my quest to buy as much as possible of Japan’s music. Overrepparttar 145499 next few months I bought everything I could find and afford. I just about memorised their discography as I read everything I could aboutrepparttar 145500 band and even sought out fanzines, bootleg tapes and books of photographs.

I remember sitting at home at night writing out various different lists of my favourite Japan tracks – favourite guitar tracks, favourite synth tracks, instrumentals, various different versions of my top ten which invariably changed every night.

It was great, it was new, it was all consuming, it was a passion. And I loved it.

Overrepparttar 145501 next few years I had several similar experiences with other bands I discovered and got quite obsessed about. And with one band I went even further than I did with Japan in terms of my desire to collect every note ever recorded on record, studio demo tape or live.

But none of them ever really recapturedrepparttar 145502 newness and marvellousness ofrepparttar 145503 experience with Japan, my first favourite band.

Fraser Neilson is webmaster at and a true music lover. You can find some great music resources, special offers and ideas to help increase your enjoyment over at

Poker popularity for beginners

Written by Mansi gupta

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rules aboutrepparttar structuring of prizes, fees and betting. Those who win haverepparttar 145430 opportunity to take millions back to their homes. The best place to enjoyrepparttar 145431 charming game is known to be a casino in Las Vegas. Nowadays almost all big casinos have some orrepparttar 145432 other poker tournament going on. The Caribbean Stud form of poker is adorable and acclaimed byrepparttar 145433 players. This game is derived fromrepparttar 145434 Five Card Stud form of poker. It is popular becauserepparttar 145435 game is for a relatively short duration of time, as it does not require an entire group to be settled before its commencement. Despite of itrepparttar 145436 pot is high for this comparatively easily comprehensible game. Besides Caribbean Stud games like Texas, hold em and seven card stud are also cherished by people.

Many casinos like Excalibur offer free demonstration classes to tutorrepparttar 145437 beginners about this addictive game. It brings to them lot of crowd and sale. The aura and charisma ofrepparttar 145438 game is such that it makes many celebrities too try their hands at it. Even women are getting attracted torepparttar 145439 widespread popularity of this game. Surveys reveal that those sports channels telecast good number of poker tournaments are most liked by people. The best show is supposed to be The World Poker Tour, which can be viewed onrepparttar 145440 Travel Channel. According torepparttar 145441 staggering rise inrepparttar 145442 glory of this game it would perhaps be right to say –if you want to have fun, play poker once!

Mansi gupta writes about poker popularity topics.

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