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by danny
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Can you help to accommodate some friends in mid February?
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Can you help to accommodate some friends in mid February?

The theatre group I'm involved with are coming to Edinburgh in February 7th-15th and I'm trying to help people find places to stay. You could charge people a little cash. We will be working from 9.30 - 6 ( at least ) each day so you wouldn't see that much of them only see them in the evenings or at ...
by danny
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Jonathon Kay and the Nomadic Academy of Fools come to town!
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

Jonathon Kay and the Nomadic Academy of Fools come to town!

Performances and workshops by Jonathon Kay and the Fools academy in February: Sat 7th Performance at TePooka, the Big Red door 10 Lady Lawson st. Starts at 9 Sat7th/Sun8th 10am - 6pm Workshop in Fooling technique Wed 11th Performance at Forest Cafe 9 onwards Thur12th Fools Academy show work in progr...
by danny
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: other cool foresty organisations
Replies: 84
Views: 69760

The TAO - LIVERPOOL

www.taoliverpool.co.uk They do up derelict buildings and do good things with them. They have their own version of the Forest Cafe called "Mello Mello". The Naked Guy on the Website is Greg, he seemed to be very involved in the running of things. A Mellow Dude.
by danny
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Anyone know any squats in Barcelona?
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Anyone know any squats in Barcelona?

I think I'm gonna be in Barcelona at the end of October. Anyone know of any good squats? There's a group of about fourteen of us from the Nomadic Academy of Fools.
by danny
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: The Psychedelic Fish Disco - August 29th
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

The Psychedelic Fish Disco - August 29th

August 29th is the Psychedelic Fish Disco upstairs in the hall. There will be music, dance and cabaret performances. We want artists to come together and help create backdrops. We will be gathering in the Crafty Room, Monday at 6 on the 21st of July to create, prepare and plan. IT's an amazing chanc...
by danny
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: The Job Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

The idea is that volunteering is empowering and educational, it lifts people out of a rut when they've been unemployed for ages. I think there are loads of skills people can pick up around here. I've picked up a thing or two myself. Diseases though mostly.
by danny
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: severed head. Arghh!
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

severed head. Arghh!

What is it with the forest and severed heads? I thought the one on the window which said "This is what happens to people who bring their own food " or something like that, that was funny thing to have around for a while. But I think the other ones are just a bit nasty and it seems to be th...
by danny
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: P.a. system
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

o.k.

O.k. if I don't hear anything back on this thread after the next artist facilities meeting on Friday 2nd May I'll assume this is cool and start trying to find people to help swap the systems round.
by danny
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Eight track is missing power supply
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

Eight track is missing power supply

Went down to check out the state of the recording equipment today and found the eight track without its power supply? Anyone know where it could be? According to the instructions using any other supply may result in fire or electrical explosions or aliens kidnapping your mum or something, I didn't r...
by danny
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: P.a. system
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

P.a. system

WE should swap the upstairs for the downstairs p.a. system, it's more than adequate. Those huge bass speakers we have in the cafe, don't actually do anything but take up space. The Upstairs p.a. will go on speaker stands which are useful to help spread sound around properly. More often than not when...
by danny
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Computer in the cave and The phantom menace
Replies: 13
Views: 4465

Computer in the cave and The phantom menace

Nix tells me we are getting a computer in the cave so that we can record music and the radio shows. At the moment the cd burner on the eight track doesn't work, so it needs to be mixed down to a computer before we can do anything with what we record. Anyone any idea when this computer might be ready...
by danny
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Tidying the office
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

yup

I'll keep an eye out for those things, not seen anythign like that yet. Bloo reckoned we shouldn't be sorting the place out until there was a firm vision of what the place was going to be anyway and that we should do it as a group effort. That makes more sense, cos one person doing it on their own s...
by danny
Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Tidying the office
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Peoples bags are in the store room.

Cool. If anyone if looking for their bag I moved it from the main room to the store area, along with the trunk, typewriters and 'ting to create some space.
Ryan, do you mind if we clear out the old issues of smallfry? They are from 2002.
by danny
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Tidying the office
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

More office thoughts

We have a tea urn. It looks like there is white paint or sperm inside it though. Would be nice if we could use it down here. If we could get rid of the sperm that is. Anyone know the situation with that? We have a bag of jingle balls under the table, that I'm desperate to chuck in the free shop. The...
by danny
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Tidying the office
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Tidying the office

I want to get it back to how it was after bloo sorted it, cos it just looks like a place where people just dump their crap and forget about it. Now that we have the action room upstairs this could be a more creative place, but I think it needs to feel homely and looked after in order for that to hap...
by danny
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Cleaning, painting and 'ting
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Cleaning, painting and 'ting

I had a hunt round for a hoover the other day couldn't find it. Anyone know if there is one lurking in the upstairs hall or up in the rafters? I think that the stairs down to the loos need painting. It's kind of reminiscent of vomit at the moment. Several heavy coats of black or brown paint seems li...
by danny
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Trouble in the toilets - A Fight story
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Trouble in the toilets - A Fight story

So I went to open the toilet door and it was locked. “You might have to wait a minute” said an angry voice. “Yeah, blatantly”, I muttered accidentally, kind of pissed off that someone would be pissed off at me just for trying the toilet door. I was also pissed off that I had said something pissed of...
by danny
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Raised speakers would be a good thing
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Raised speakers would be a good thing

We could really use speakers that are raised off the ground for a decent sound. Lyrics that were written to be heard are being wasted if no-one can make them out over the sound of the band.
by danny
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 25390

Cleaning and food

It's reassuring to hear that the mank does actually bug other people as much as it does me. Maybe, Ras and Me could volunteer to do the cleaning between us? Three days a week each? We are both in around that much anyway. What about if we did it and got a meal per shift plus bonus of a meal voucher p...
by danny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Want to help draw up plans for new Forest Space Craft?
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Want to help draw up plans for new Forest Space Craft?

The News of Forest has recently received the following letter: The Forest Cafe hold “open” meetings apparently. I went along to one of these so called “open” meetings to see if they would listen to what I had to say. To my surprise, there was no-one actually at this meeting, so on behalf of those ab...
by danny
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: In case anyone needs free audio-typing assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

In case anyone needs free audio-typing assistance

So, after the job in the video shop fell through, I'm looking for a new one that's not shit and figured if I could get up to speed audio typing then it might open some doors for me. So if you want to dictate to me or you have something recorded you need typed out then get in touch. If I could get so...
by danny
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Writing on the site
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Hmmnn..

I found that the words all overlapped each other after you clicked publish and that you had to re-edit the thing painstakingly to get a half-decent layout. Something to do with the sylesheets? It's been a long time since I did any web-design stuff and I didn't really get to grips with it, but I'll m...
by danny
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events listings in News of Forest
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Events listings in News of Forest

Can someone send us the events listings for the second half of February, to put in the magazine?
by danny
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Writing on the site
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Writing on the site

I just had a wee look at what people have written under "collective" and it's the same as it was years ago. I remember the wordpress thing was painfully clumsy to use, requiring a lot of annoying fiddling to stop all the text overlapping, so like everyone else who has put an entry on the s...
by danny
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Forest Radio - How do we get it to work?
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Forest Radio - How do we get it to work?

We've been planning podcast type activities - interviews with the good people of Forest from under Isla's duvet, sketches, stories, music and things. We would need access to the eight track ( or alternatively an outboard soundcard installed on one of the computers ), a computer to convert and upload...
by danny
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: The News of Forest - Quizical Issue - Call for Submissions
Replies: 0
Views: 1375

The News of Forest - Quizical Issue - Call for Submissions

So, February's news of Forest is going to have a community quiz thing, crossword style thing happening. Feel free to send us stuff or speak to Abby, Nix or me about it. We want to have some sort of item of actual news in it this time if anyone feels inspired. I like the idea that this will turn into...
by danny
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Re-painting/ renovating next weekend ( Sat/Su 2nd Feb ) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3578

Re-painting/ renovating next weekend ( Sat/Su 2nd Feb ) ?

Nix and me thought this would be a good idea. We were thinking, toilets, floor, hall, stairs. We'd need to either lock the main cafe/stairwell door or shut up shop for the weekend though. Is this do-able?
by danny
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 28702

Keep your penis clean

We should most definately add this to the list. I think keeping a clean penis is important. We have it as one of the rules for users of the old cave, so I don't see how the new cave should be any different. Or maybe you actually want people with dirty penises* playing there? Is that what you're up t...
by danny
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Art Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Sorted

Poster is sorted
by danny
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Ethical Banking - the Oil Bank of Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 4633

Ethical Banking - the Oil Bank of Scotland

Someone was telling me that the Forest banks with the Royal Bank of Scotland the other day. People and Planet people tell me this is very bad. The Royal Bank are the no. 1 sponsors of Climate Chaos. We should switch banks and let them know why. Could we switch our account to a nice ethically sound S...
by danny
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: The Job Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

The Job Centre?

So I was at the dole office today and couldn't help wonder whether we should have something there? A wee leaflet maybe? A resident sex-slave? An Arse installation perhaps?
by danny
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Freecycle stuff - Large Indoor plant
Replies: 4
Views: 2647

Freecycle stuff - Large Indoor plant

So there is this website called "freecycle" which you have probably heard about which is kind of like an Edinburgh wide Free Shop. I saw there was this large indoor plant might be quite a cool addition to the Forest greenery 5. Offering: Large indoor plant (EH6) Posted by: "planet_jul...
by danny
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 15100

The Forest Speaks

I'm up for the 3-7 shifty.
The Forest speaks has been made announcements only recently ( as far as I know ), so we should just tell them about the bb and give them those details.
There is an art thing on Wednesday night where we could make stuff to take to the event if anyone is into that..
by danny
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Re-cycling basketball bin
Replies: 0
Views: 1486

Re-cycling basketball bin

So I put the recycling out this morning out and as usual it's a bit of a manky job but I managed to avoid getting clarted in beans. I wondered if we couldn't find a more fun way to do this. What about having the paper bin up on the wall somewhere? That way we've got more space for the bins of tins e...
by danny
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Clearing out the Cave
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Anyone want the carpet tiles?

The carpet tiles are up on freecycle, so if anyone wants them, they should grab them soon!
by danny
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The workshops page is still all wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

The workshops page is still all wrong

Yup. It's just gonna make it confusing and annoying for new folks. Is there a master of the web out there who can sort this?
by danny
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: What was the last book you read?
Replies: 87
Views: 63885

The Timewaster diaries

This book rocks hard. Reminded me of one of Ben Lancaster's golden hour readings about the "Cheetos" where he goes on an epic rant about how these crisps do not live up to their "dangerously cheesy" advertising. Genius, pure comedy. My next favourtie book is "FUCK this book&...
by danny
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Ecologically sound cleaning products
Replies: 23
Views: 10291

Ecologically sound cleaning products

Apparently Ecover isn't the way forward for a an eco cleaning solution. I've done a little work with eco-clean solutions and Dave who runs it recons that it's bad news cos it has some chemical called "Lanolin" or something which fucks with the hormones of marine life. I think it makes them...
by danny
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: A tidier bb
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

A tidier bb

Is there a way to change the bb settings so that posts can be edited and deleted? I think a tidier bb would encourage people to use it more.
by danny
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Freshers Party @ Forest - In the Hall?
Replies: 17
Views: 6810

nice

Cool.
I bumped into a guy called Tony who says he can do some laid back funky beats and soulful stuff. I need to know what kind of time are we talking here and also, does anyone have a soundsystem we can use? I have a wee p.a. but something a bit bigger would probably be better.
by danny
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: visual arts minutes 20/09/07
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

Art Thing and Party

Starts Sunday 30th and would like to carry on most Sunday afternoons. MAKE IT What you want to see When are we discussing this party then? We now have a large pile of A2 paper stored in the art store bit in the gallery thanks to the free shop which we can stick to the floor. I bumped into a DJ Tony ...
by danny
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Cave Refurbishment. Party next weekend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Cave Refurbishment. Party next weekend?

I think it would be nice to make the Cave feel nice and homely, so that it's an inspiring place to play in. After clearing out the rest of the bollox, drums and so on, I think mellow lighting is what we want, soft furnishings, colourful carpets, pillows and wallhangings etc. Everyone I spoke to toda...
by danny
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Moovement and comedy workshop meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

So we had a wee meeting

Plan is to do general workshop type stuff going with the flow of the energy of the people that show up and then devise a musical based around that. We want to integrate this as much as possible with everything else going on in the Forest Community. So costumes may well come from the Free Shop, Art f...
by danny
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Cave Wednesdays
Replies: 1
Views: 2076

How it went..And next week..And after..

So. It was just Adam ( http://www.melvitronica.com ) and me. He had this cool pedal that makes it really easy for you to layer and loop things together, so we played with loads of insane beat box stuff. We decided that all the random stuff strewn about all over the place didn't make for an inspiring...
by danny
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Art Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

In the Cafe

In the Cafe. Starting next Sunday and I'll say "most" Sundays after, for now so as not to over commit myself. Still no word back from bits and bobs about it though.
by danny
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Clearing out the Cave
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Clearing out the Cave

I've done a big tidy mission in the cave over the past couple of days and got rid of a load of junk. There is still a pile of large amps next to the table and under it and some more speakers at the back of the room. I think we need to keep the use of the Cave as a storage space to an absolute minimu...
by danny
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: front of house day: spring cleaning in the autumn
Replies: 34
Views: 20602

Yup

Yes. I'd like to paint the floor down the stairs recreating the design that's already there, but just using black and white so it covers up all the shit. So it would be mostly black. I always liked the piano key stairs we had before, so I thought it might be an idea to do that again but with black k...
by danny
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: No Power hour
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

No Power hour

Why don't we have an hour each week without any power and make a point of making it really goooood! A Golden Hour of reading?writing?poetry?painting?public debating??Dancing?Candlelit romancing?Storytelling?Secrets?silence?Mime?Tapping the foot in time to Music? Making? Time for the taking?Your Mum'...
by danny
Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Cave Wednesdays
Replies: 1
Views: 2076

Cave Wednesdays

Most Wednesdays evenings from now we'll have a gathering downstairs in the Cave. There will be quiet music going on upstairs so we can't disturb them with drums and things that are amplified too loudly. I'm going to steer jam sessions in the direction of LIVE performances and recordings.

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