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georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 454
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

Well,
As you all no doubt know by now, we had a great time at the PINES in my home town of DENNY in Stirlingshire Scotland.
Seems though, that after we had packed up and gone home,some Geek decided to pour Gasoline through the mail box in the bar and torched the place!!
Result----Next day, Police incident tape everywhere, and the bar shut down.
It's still closed as I write, so don't know the extent of the damage as yet.

I was speaking to one of the locals today, and he said that a neighbour had finally flipped!
Seems Police are looking for 2 guys--One named JACKO and the other MP.
Seems that this JACKO character and his sidekick MP had been experimenting with something called a huge EBS rig, and got the volume control set to a level unheard of even on the Richter scale. This apparently caused some consternation with the local "Tribespeople" that resulted in the aforementioned incident.
Police are anxious to speak to a small fat, bald gnome who was seen sneaking away from the premises at an uncertain hour.


The FIRE really took place!!

George
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1725
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

Jeez george, that's a real shame.:-( Hope they get the place put back together quickly.

Graeme
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1829
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post

WOW, if I were you guys I'd be concerned about the safety of my instruments. In fact, how 'bout you ship them to my house for safe keeping. :-)

OO
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1726
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post

To paraphrase the movies..."no alembics were harmed in the burning of this public house". We were all well out of town by the time this incident took place. Honest officer.

Graeme
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 458
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 5:57 am:   Edit Post

Graeme,
I laughed so much at your reply there!!
It IS a shame when drink gets the better of some people though;it just leads to violence and destruction for no good reason.
Seems the "gnome" in question can't be found, but rumour has it that he is a Senior member of some American club. He may never be found.
Best do what Olie says I think, and send all these beauties to his house for safe keeping

Gnome--------OOOPS I mean george
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 465
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Seems now, that someone was on the roof of the building during the night, and pored petrol through the vents of the pub.
I used to leave my gear there overnight!!---------but not the "Big Fella"
Still waiting for further reports.

G
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 466
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

Seems now, that someone was on the roof of the building during the night, and poured petrol through the vents of the pub.
I used to leave my gear there overnight!!---------but not the "Big Fella"
Still waiting for further reports.

G
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 467
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post

Sorry for th double post guys!
I'm just trying to correct the odd spelling mistake---but as uoosooall make a kompleeet piggs eeer off it
I think the fault rests in the keyboard---------It can't spell a single word right
Need to change it I think------unless someone can suggest an update

G
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6472
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

Try changing the order of the keys.
speicky
Advanced Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 274
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 3:52 am:   Edit Post

or just turn it around ???
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 469
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 3:58 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the advice David & Christian
I gave the keyboard a direct order and it just ignored me. I told it to spell every word correctly and it just made a laughing sound.
Even turning round didn't help; it still laughed at my pathetic attempts to be a human being

G
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6473
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

George; I'm guessing that you hit the post button, then noticed the mistake, corrected it, and hit the post button again. A valiant attempt. But just in case you didn't know, and for those of you who may not have noticed, in the upper right hand corner of your post is a little icon that looks like a piece of paper and a pencil. For a short period of time (72 hours) after you first post the message, you can click on that icon and edit your message. I use it frequently to correct my own spelling errors and typos.
speicky
Advanced Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 370
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post

from time to time, I randomly read old threads that attracted me in the past... now, this is one of my all-time-favourites :-) thank you George, for your excellent report, and thanks to you other folks for your contributions.

has this little gnome even been found and jailed ? what about those Jacko and MP characters ? questions, questions, questions....
serialnumber12
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 425
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post

sounds like the lyrics of "smoke on the water".......'some stupid with a flair gun burned the place to the ground'!...
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8121
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post

I cool thread indeed Christian; thanks!
john_judge
Junior
Username: john_judge

Post Number: 46
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

DARN! I should of made this gathering to Scottland
I specialize in buring down old Pubs...but I don't use gas, just Low frequencies and Big A#$ rigs to get the tinder hot.
nothing like a lot of volume to get thinks burning!
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 765
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 4:20 am:   Edit Post

Check out the "Scottish gathering..the aftermath" to see pics of the event.
It was great for only 3 guys!
The little gnome has never been found............I managed.........oops.I mean HE managed to get home without any trouble, and the pub was intact when I/he left!
You guys would have been made MORE than welcome.
Jacko and MP are still members of a Santa Rosa bass forum. You can see their ugly mushes on the link mentioned above.......even the gnome was photographed!...although at one point , it seems as if he was chewing a wasp.
John.you would have blown the pub up with Graeme's (Jacko) EBS rig!!
georgie_boy
Senior Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1038
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 4:52 am:   Edit Post

The bar in question, "THE PINES" is now a mini-mart!!!????
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2716
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 4:30 am:   Edit Post

You must've have drank them dry George. LOL

OO

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