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By Pete Moore On July 10th, 2020

Because Friday night is Music Night, and my PC is about to die.

I hope your weekend is better than mine, because mine looks like a visit to Currys for a new laptop. I’ve just spent an hour trying to figure out how to stop every page I load from auto-refreshing continuously. Try logging into somewhere or doing a search when that happens.

Anyways, Rock n Roll is back people, and what a belter we have tonight. Did someone say “Joe Cocker and Leon Russell doing The Letter by The Box Tops”? The original is here and it’s fine, but this is magnificent. No playing by numbers but a top band feeling it and feeding off each other.

As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below, and if I don’t come back tonight it’s because I’m skipping an old laptop –


  1. could be a stuck key like F5 petem, try turning it off, wipe the keyboard, check no keys are sticking and reboot .. what’s it like typing , try open notepad and just see what happens.
    error check the drive ..

    anyway I been waiting for tonite’s songs all week to post a tribute to Trunk

    I’m A Loser (Remastered 2009)

    I’m a loser

    sipping on a bud here ( can ) or a tinny as they say in AUS/NZ

    — any good sounds out there 🙂

  2. What kind of computer and how old is it

  3. I hoovered all over, wiped it and swiped the keys in case they were sticking. It’s still buggy. In truth it’s been buggy for a while, as if little internal things are degrading.

    The curser moves by itself when I take my hand off the mouse. It got to the point I wondered if someone in China or Russia had hacked my laptop and was messing with me. Just as well I’m not paranoid.

    It’s an old … Lenovo thing. I’ve had it 5 or 6 years now. I don’t suppose these things are built to last much more than that anyway. I had thought about a larger desktop screen for my old eyes anyway.

  4. Pete

    Sadly, 5 or 6 years is a millenium in the modern fast moving tech era. There are children who could control your machine who weren’t even born when you bought it. I think its time for a new one 🙂

  5. Colm –

    The world moves too fast for me.

    Long story short: My brother is a former RAF aeronautics engineer who now makes stuff for Apple in Australia. He gave my parents an Apple machine (their first, and still only) when they visited him. A year later there was a problem with it. They asked me to fix it when I visited them. I had no idea, I’ve always been a Microsoft/Android man. I rang my brother in Sydney. He told me what to type into the Apple page thingy … and he took control of the machine.

    No joke, it freaked me out. I had no idea until then that anyone could do that. But I’m not stupid. The penny immediately dropped that anyone could do that.

    The thing is, I’m someone who will pay money for quality. I paid big bucks for my leather boots two years ago and I’m only just beginning to wear them in. They’ll be going long after I am. They’re Loake Bedales in case you’re wondering –


    The idea of throwing something away after a mere 5 or 6 years disgusts me.

  6. Pete

    You really are behind the times – even I knew about ‘team viewer’ which is one of the forms of software that allows a remote user to control your device – and I really am a Tech luddite.

    I have to admit though, I am also a device hoarder. I am using a Laptop that is about 6 years old (it freezes every couple of days and I have to reboot it) and my mobile phone is about 8 years old. I too take the view that until such devices stop completely, I won’t buy new ones.

  7. you’re lucky to get that far petem , mine usually die after 4 years. you’re right its fukt
    although Apple are more robust than Windows I think when it comes to hardware
    never mind – get the old credit card out and treat yourself to something new 🙂

  8. Back to Music,
    much as i roast the evangelical loopers, you can’t beat a good gospel choir

    This is the Air I breathe


    its certainly an acquired taste, but it depends what you’re tuned into
    I see and imagine all the people in the choir who practised this song and what their lives are like outside the event also ; and I like what some aspects of religion and relationship raise people up to be .. brings out the best in people, anyone got a gospel song or similiar to share ? a fav hymn or something ?

    rock/pop/punk are not the only genre’s 🙂

  9. Pete

    You’ll get a much more powerful laptop, for a cheaper price from these guys.


    I’ve used them for the past 20-years, they’re excellent.

  10. Pete.

    It sounds to me like the touchpad on your laptop is failing.

  11. I’ve got a 15 year old tower PC but I built myself, and it just won’t die.
    I’m going to treat myself to a new machine this year though. The old one is starting to show it’s age speed wise.

  12. I need a new laptop desperately but I can’t afford to lose the software I have in this one.

    Now Music you can’t play Joe Cocker without playing this….


  13. I need a new laptop desperately but I can’t afford to lose the software I have in this one.

    Can you not transfer it to your new laptop?

  14. Even if you’re wary of transferring it, a computer shop in your area could do it for you for cheap.

  15. Even if I don’t have the discs or the ability to pay for the reinstall rights ?

    I have about $5000 worth of video and sound recording software on this thing. Can a hard drive be copied without effecting software rights? I know if you pay a backup service they can only restore your material not the programs.

    I have Cyberlink and Adobe Complete Suites Audio and Visual software. The Adobe is over 3 grand.

  16. The old one is starting to show it’s age speed wise.

    Probably a bit like its owner Dave 🙂

  17. Patrick

    You paid 3 grand for a piece of Adobe software !!!

  18. Patrick Van Roy,

    Even if I don’t have the discs or the ability to pay for the reinstall rights ?

    You’re talking about commercial software.

    If it’s an OEM machine that came with pre-installed software then you’re not allowed to transfer that to a new machine.

    If you purchased the software separately, then you should be able to install it on the new machine at no extra cost. You can usually do this by download and a licence key if you don’t have the discs or CDs.

  19. Colm,

    Probably a bit like its owner Dave

    I did a 15 mile walk today!
    But yes, I’m definitely not as fast as I used to be.

  20. Dave

    You mean you completed a 15 mile walk today that you started last Tuesday 🙂

  21. That’s my predicament Dave.

  22. I love Ricky Gervais.


  23. I have Commercial Studio software Colm the programs I have are the same ones they use in a tv or recording studio.

  24. petem your issue is likely to be the graphics card too. in windows we’d download the latest drivers , not sure with apple, i think you can. but if needs replacing might be too expensive and not worth it .

    I buy used laptops on ebay , one’s that are reconditioned, and the company selling has solid 4/5* reviews. you get a year warranty and for approx 1/2 price its worth a punt , so far so good 🙂

  25. I wonder what our Irish contingent here think of this.


  26. Just get a Mac 🙂 I have 2011 and 2012 Macs which are still going strong and still run the latest software (won’t run the very latest coming out but for most people that won’t matter. (I’d be inclined to wait until the end of the year tho or until next year as the next ones coming out are likely going to knock spots off the current ones.)

    As for the jukebox, gotta be this I guess:


  27. Colm – whoever put together that list has omitted Ghostown by the Radiators and should receive a custodial sentence for that.

  28. Not bad for a football song. Hadn’t heard that one before Frank, but I can’t work out why you are posting it today 🙂

  29. Frank

    I’m just shocked that no album by B*Witched is in the list 🙂

  30. A fitting tribute Frank. Throughout the course of history there haven’t been too many Englishmen who have filled Irish hearts with joy. Jack was the exception, a national treasure.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

    As for the jukebox, it being the 11th of July I’m getting a bit sentimental:


  31. I love every last detail of this Joe Cocker performance

    Including the stone faced piano player, and the back up singers belting it out

    What a performance, I played it a good few times now

    Good share

  32. Frank ODwyer,
    //Just get a Mac//

    I thought Frank was an IT professional, now I realise he’s just a Mac fanboy. 😁
    Personally Patrick I think you’ll be better off sticking with PCs and Windows.

  33. Dave,

    “I thought Frank was an IT professional, now I realise he’s just a Mac fanboy. 😁”

    That’s Apple fanboi to you 🙂

    Over the past 10 years I think I have encountered maybe 3 “IT professionals” who were still using PC and windows in the day job. Of the rest, the one or two that weren’t using Macs were using iPad Pro.

    I’ve only had to use windows once in 10 years and I used a Mac for that too.

  34. Ah, that would be Leon Russell playing Piano

  35. Frank

    //Over the past 10 years I think I have encountered maybe 3 “IT professionals” who were still using PC and windows in the day job. Of the rest, the one or two that weren’t using Macs were using iPad Pro.//

    You certainly have different experiences to what I did in IT Frank.
    The majority of IT professionals I worked with, used Windows machines at home.
    I have a MacBook and and a Mac mini, but I don’t use too much these days and I really only used them for apple software development.
    The vast majority of the worlds IT systems run on PCs and Windows or Unix, so they can’t be all bad.

  36. Phantom –

    That is the one and only Leon Russell tinkling the ivories there.

  37. By the way Phantom, you’re right. There’s a lot happening on the stage but it’s a magic version of a great song.