My two most gob-smacking surprised-to-hear moments were both five years ago.
The first was in a restaurant where we were hiring a room for a celebration. One record that played while we were negotiating was "Fast Freight", an obscure instrumental (with an explosive ending) by Arvee Allens (aka Ritchie Valens). I was hoping that the barman would offer to let us have the room for free if we knew the name of that track. Never happened!
The second, much more gob-smacking moment came a couple of months later in a small provincial town in the Madrid area. We were having a simple lunch when out of the blue came the opening vocal line of "WIBN"! It was a ringtone. Scared the life out of me it did--first I thought maybe something in the food was making me hear things.
Kapitan: You're lookin' good there, SJS! Not how I pictured you at all!
Apr 7, 2020 20:33:50 GMT
jk: ::6u4fTpzXa2LTelP6mu21:: That used to be elora's avatar somewhere or other--here, I think. I just checked--it was here.
Apr 7, 2020 20:48:23 GMT
jk: I'd like to think one reason we're getting good viewing figures is that the "Power Mower" link I have in my signature at Smiley and Hoffman takes you to the "Power Mower" topic at this forum.
Apr 7, 2020 21:36:16 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm not making excuses, well, I guess I am, but I'm having a hard time reading the board. This background collage is not working for me, and, if you're quoted or a post is liked, just above Profile is Brian's head on the Sunflower album cover and
Apr 8, 2020 18:09:19 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: it's being obscured. Also, some of the buttons are white and hard to see to click on them. Sorry for the rant but just being honest.
Apr 8, 2020 18:09:51 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I'm working on getting the buttons fixed, but I'm not sure what you're talking about with notifications. It should pop up in its own little notification box with the number of notifications. Is anyone else having an issue?
Apr 8, 2020 18:53:30 GMT
B.E.: No issues here, either. I have noticed the color of the notification box has changed. Perhaps a different color would help SJS?
Apr 8, 2020 19:02:15 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: Although I will say, I'm using a different computer right now and I don't see "The Beach Boys Today!" at the top of the page like I do on my other computer. So I guess I'll have to rework that again...
Apr 8, 2020 19:03:20 GMT
Kapitan: I hadn't noticed that, but I guess the top banner is cut roughly in half for me (15" macbook laptop)
Apr 8, 2020 19:09:03 GMT
Kapitan: But then again it's not an issue from my perspective.
Apr 8, 2020 19:09:17 GMT
jk: No issues here, either.
Apr 8, 2020 21:57:42 GMT