Your First Favourite Band

Written by Fraser Neilson

Do you remember your first favourite band or artist? The first time you fell in love with a musical act? And probablyrepparttar first time you ever fell in love with music too? Do you remember how it felt?

My story may be familiar to yours as I’m sure there are millions of people who were havingrepparttar 145486 very same experience as me.

I was a typical teenager who wasn’t very sure of himself, but I was sure that I loved music and this was largely due to my mum who always had music playing around us as I was growing up. Inrepparttar 145487 house and inrepparttar 145488 car, it was always on but was mostly chart music fromrepparttar 145489 radio orrepparttar 145490 50s and 60s ballads that my mother liked.

I started to hear about some new bands from other kids at school and I also began to find some interesting sounds on a station called Radio Luxembourg, which was a pirate station broadcasting from Europe, and it played a lot ofrepparttar 145491 post punk new wave music that I was destined to fall in love with.

I remember it well now – lying in bed withrepparttar 145492 radio on at midnight,repparttar 145493 volume turned down low so my parents couldn’t hear it whilerepparttar 145494 Alternative Top 30 chart was broadcast late intorepparttar 145495 night. It was around this time that it happened – I discovered my first favourite band.

My first love was a band called Japan, and it was in 1984, two years after they had split up that I fell in love with their music.

It was through a friend at school that I discovered them, he was one ofrepparttar 145496 cooler kids who was atrepparttar 145497 forefront ofrepparttar 145498 alternative music scene that was leading that way then.

We were all Baby Goths atrepparttar 145499 time – too young to be ‘proper’ Goths but wearing as many ofrepparttar 145500 clothes as possible - dressed in regulation tight black trousers, pointy toed boots, flowery psychedelic shirts and black bikers jackets or long black coats, all topped off with lots of silver jewelry and chains.

We were inrepparttar 145501 park one day listening to that great staple ofrepparttar 145502 70s and 80s teenager’s musical diet –repparttar 145503 compilation tape.

John had a typical ‘alternative’ compilation with A Forest by The Cure, Spiritwalker by The Cult and several Bauhaus tracks, but he also had some tracks by another band I had heard of but never heard any music by, and that was Japan. He recommended that I getrepparttar 145504 Assemblage album, which was basically a compilation of their early singles.

Poker popularity for beginners

Written by Mansi gupta

The game of poker is cherished since a long time. It has caught a lot of publicity and fanfare in past few decades. Now there are many poker tournaments acrossrepparttar world and even online. Poker lovers all overrepparttar 145430 world are glued to their television channels like ESPN when these tournaments are telecasted.

Poker is not just confined to casinos or bars. In fact it has traveled back to our homes from where it supposedly originated. A surge inrepparttar 145431 popularity ofrepparttar 145432 game has given rise to many different types of poker games. Like Hold Em, Omaha Hold Em, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Eight or Better High-Low Stud etc. These games can be played by anyone who loves and wishes to play poker. If someone is naďve to this game, better start with home poker, which hasrepparttar 145433 advantage of not being labeled as a form of gambling. So a young group of guys and gals can try their hands at Texas Hold Em or Five Card Draw. The players should preferably be more than five or at least five to playrepparttar 145434 game authentically. Elserepparttar 145435 game can be played withrepparttar 145436 dealer’s choice. But before commencingrepparttar 145437 game it is necessary for everyone playing it to have knowledge ofrepparttar 145438 rules and regulations ofrepparttar 145439 game. Ifrepparttar 145440 is played domesticallyrepparttar 145441 information might be that perfect but if you move out to play in casinos, it is advisable to have requisite and adequate knowledge of this game.

Like every other game Poker tournaments too have certain specified

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