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  • #15478

    Anonymous

    Hello all!My name is Nicholas Bromley. I'm 26, from an area called Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County. I work as a bookkeeper currently though I'm hoping to broaden my horizons substantially in life. I do a little music on the side and I love writing poetry. Let's just say if a Viking invasion came through my town I probably wouldn't last too long. Lanky fellow.I've been listening to the Podcast ever since Jamie started discussing Boudica's Rebellion and I've been in love with it ever since. I eagerly await each new episode.I've only casually began to follow British history (and history in general) but I do know that my family history goes back quite a bit to both England and Scotland, though I'm ever skeptical as to how far back I'm able to trace it objectively. Perhaps one day I shall get the shovel out in earnest and start digging proper.Hope to see you all on the forums. I'll be reading all your introductions.

  • #17456

    drewster81
    Participant

    Hey there Nicholas, welcome to the forum!  It's quite a fun place for discussion, learning and sharing lots of lovely photos of historical gems.  What sort of music do you play?  What are the horizons you're heading for?  Glad to see another person here. :)-Drew

  • #17457

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Welcome to the forums nicholas!  I'm glad you're enjoying the show. Boudicca is my favorite episode, actually, and the one I direct people to if they want to hear a sample of what I do.  So you chose an excellent place to start!I'll echo Drew's questions and add a comment of my own regarding lankiness...Member misanthanable made a comment to me some time ago about the lanky build.  I quite liked it since I'm generally lanky myself. She called it "the scholarly build". I figure that fits for an amateur historian (or a bookkeeper, for that matter) and it certainly sounds more dignified. :)

  • #17458

    anonymous
    Participant

    Welcome aboard!  You're in good company here -- there are a few of us that somehow landed in the bean-counting field.  We're pretty cool, I think.  I mean, we all listen to this podcast and joined the forums, so obviously we're on the right track.  ;)I'll third the questions for more information, though.  Don't sell yourself short -- I'll bet a few Vikings can be distracted by music long enough to be knocked out, so maybe you'll come out a hero in the event of an attack! 

  • #17459

    Anonymous

    Scholarly build…I used it at work today. It went off beautifully ;)I play a variety of types of music. I record out of my house. I'm not professional in any sense of the word. Most is rooted in rock guitar, I guess, but I try to tackle any instrument I might find laying about. You can listen to some of it here: http://soundcloud.com/nicholas-bromley/I'm planning a trip to London and Edinburgh in September. I got my father on board with the idea too. I hope to take some pictures and share my experiences with you all. I've been to England numerous times before but I really feel like being aware of its history makes for a far more rewarding experience.Thanks again and I'll see you guys on the forums!

  • #17460

    Tim the Enchanter
    Participant

    Really nice music, Nicholas.  I especially like the ethereal ones at the beginning.  Good for reading British History too… I'm always looking good reading music.Oh, and if you lanky folk are "scholarly", then I must be a moron... :)

  • #17461

    drewster81
    Participant

    Hey Nicholas,I used to live in Edinburgh.  Let me know if you'd like any recs of where to go/what to do in Auld Reekie. :)  It's an absolutely wonderful city.  Here are a few links to some of my pictures from my time there: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157619459999077/http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157607763270708/http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157608144619931/

  • #17462

    Anonymous

    I feel like everyone of those pictures is a self-contained recommendation. They are so beautiful! I'll be keeping a tab of the location names. Thanks for checkin' out the music too, Tim.

  • #17463

    anonymous
    Participant

    Hello, Nicholas.  I've spent a lot of time in the areal of Long Beach, California, so I know right where you are.  No worries — I can't stalk you from here (Ecuador).  Welcome to the BHP!

  • #17464

    drewster81
    Participant

    Thanks Nicholas!  I hope they help with your vacation.  ;)

  • #17465

    Chris
    Participant

    I play a variety of types of music. I record out of my house. I'm not professional in any sense of the word. Most is rooted in rock guitar, I guess, but I try to tackle any instrument I might find laying about. You can listen to some of it here: http://soundcloud.com/nicholas-bromley/

    Just heard some of your music.....nice one! I read through your posts here and saw 'rock guitar' and swiftly followed your link. I love your guitar work and having heard you play....well, you are good, which makes my playing sounds bloody awful in comparison. I am strummer mostly (too lazy to learn anything else), you know the easy 3, 4 and 5 chord wonder songs that are easy to play, that's me. Maybe a little Foo Fighters and The Who thrown in for good measure but overall anything easy works for me. I'd love to write and compose my own stuff but I don't think that's ever going to happen.I look forward to seeing some of your photos of your trip to the UK later in the year. I love Edinburgh, a beautiful city.

  • #17466

    anonymous
    Participant

    Just listened to your music clip.  Post some more!

  • #17467

    anonymous
    Participant

    Welcome to the podcast.  I used to live in LA.  I attended Pomona College in the smoggy 1980s.  My in laws live in Garden Grove.  We try to get out there once a year as my husband is a surfer.  Not many waves in Oklahoma, where we live.  (if you are a basketball fan, sorry that the Thunder beat the Lakers.  It means a lot to Oklahomans who only have college football to root for).I will be traveling to Edinburgh and London with my husband and parents in July (before the Olympics).  Like you, I have been to both cities several times but am very excited about this trip as I feel much more historically informed thanks to Jamies's podcast.I will have to look for your music.  I have been plinking away at the piano, having only begun to learn it a few years ago.

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