Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05.11.2017, 15:31
Piticander's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Spain
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 1 Post
Piticander has no particular reputation at present
Near, but not too much

Hi everybody,

Well, I don't really know why I'm entering this forum... I'm just curious, I suppose. My relationship with CH is scarce: I've been there twice, I have a close friend there. Is not the first place I have in mind if some one ask me about a favourit place in Europe, but is a country with a very complex character, and that's very appealing to me.

So I keep reading and I'd like to post some questions, so I'd thought that was a good idea to do present myself properly.

BTW, I'm Spanish (nobody's perfect), 33 yo, I use to work in France in agriculture and also as frelance writer.

Thanks in dvance for the warm welcome!
Reply With Quote
The following 7 users would like to thank Piticander for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 05.11.2017, 15:48
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery-Courtion
Posts: 16,982
Groaned at 279 Times in 214 Posts
Thanked 12,508 Times in 7,166 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Welcome to the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05.11.2017, 15:50
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 5,822
Groaned at 40 Times in 39 Posts
Thanked 10,997 Times in 4,326 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Hello, and welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05.11.2017, 15:59
MusicChick's Avatar
modified and reprogrammed
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 11,049
Groaned at 115 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 13,163 Times in 6,531 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
BTW, I'm Spanish (nobody's perfect)..
That made me laugh.

Hi Piti and welcome to our community. That was a pretty good intro!

Takes a complex person to appreciate the complexities
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 05.11.2017, 16:04
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,658
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 6,455 Times in 2,924 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Welcome to EF Piticander!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14.11.2017, 14:14
Piticander's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Spain
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 1 Post
Piticander has no particular reputation at present
Re: Near, but not too much

Well, thakn you all for the warm welcome!! First cliché out - Swiss people are too serious people...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14.11.2017, 14:25
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 1,879
Groaned at 60 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 4,743 Times in 2,149 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Welcome to EF.
Quote:
First cliché out - Swiss people are too serious people...
They can be, but you will find that in many countries.

The commonest complaint I hear from Swiss people is that they wish the Swiss were more outgoing. The people who say this have usually lived abroad (often in Australia), so have a valid comparison to make. The Swiss like order, and they like things to be reliable.

However, they know how to party, their generosity knows no limits when they do hold a party, and I've actually been to a gig where there was a mosh pit. Granted, the mosh pit wasn't as big as in the UK for the same band, but I didn't expect to see one at all in Switzerland.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 14.11.2017, 14:26
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 16,388
Groaned at 1,037 Times in 803 Posts
Thanked 43,306 Times in 13,414 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Welcome!

I haven't got my reading glasses on, saw your username as "Pitcairner" and thought, "Goodness, he isn't very near at all, is he?"

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 14.11.2017, 16:01
MusicChick's Avatar
modified and reprogrammed
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 11,049
Groaned at 115 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 13,163 Times in 6,531 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
Well, thakn you all for the warm welcome!! First cliché out - Swiss people are too serious people...
Hmmm. I disagree. It is good to challenge the clichés, so let's. They are not too serious. They are sincere. And I settled down here because it is exactly a trait I have grown up with and which I miss elsewhere, pretty much.

Sincere people can have fun and they do. Whether the sense of humor is the same is another question, it is different, tbh.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 14.11.2017, 18:13
Merrylegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vaud/Valais
Posts: 843
Groaned at 30 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 1,112 Times in 481 Posts
Merrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post




However, they know how to party, their generosity knows no limits when they do hold a party, and I've actually been to a gig where there was a mosh pit.


What is a mosh pit please?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 14.11.2017, 18:32
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 16,388
Groaned at 1,037 Times in 803 Posts
Thanked 43,306 Times in 13,414 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
What is a mosh pit please?
At a thrash metal concert (or similar), there is an area at the front of the unseated part of the concert hall which, by unspoken convention, is reserved for "moshing". This is a kind of physical activity which involves (depending upon the nature of the music and the geographical location) either jumping about with your arms crossed in a defensive position, or jumping about with your fists flailing. There is a lot of physical contact, plenty of hair and sweat flying about, and the occasional broken bone or dislodged jaw.

Despite the apparent violence of the activity, there is generally an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration, demonstrated by the way that anyone who falls over during a mosh is immediately lifted back up by his/her neighbours.

The activity became popular at thrash metal concerts during the mid to late eighties and continues to occur to this day.

Here is an old-timey song about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_yKpBPHJug (the signal to begin moshing begins at about the three minute mark).

Last edited by Dougal's Breakfast; 14.11.2017 at 20:13. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 14.11.2017, 19:16
Merrylegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vaud/Valais
Posts: 843
Groaned at 30 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 1,112 Times in 481 Posts
Merrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Thank you very much DB for your most informative post on moshing. I had absolutely no idea what it was - and I thought the music was great! In fact, I was listening to the third track on the site you suggested when my daughter asked "since when are you into Heavy Metal"? One lives and learns n'est-ce pas?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Merrylegs for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 14.11.2017, 19:29
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Leimbach, Zürich
Posts: 1,546
Groaned at 92 Times in 67 Posts
Thanked 1,433 Times in 739 Posts
EdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
At a thrash metal concert (or similar), there is an area at the front of the unseated part of the concert hall which, by unspoken convention, is reserved for "moshing". This is a kind of physical activity which involves (depending upon the nature of the music and the geographical location) either jumping about with your arms crossed in a defensive position, or jumping about with your fists flailing. There is a lot of physical contact, plenty of hair and swear flying about, and the occasional broken bone or dislodged jaw.

Despite the apparent violence of the activity, there is generally an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration, demonstrated by the way that anyone who falls over during a mosh is immediately lifted back up by his/her neighbours.

The activity became popular at thrash metal concerts during the mid to late eighties and continues to occur to this day.

Here is an old-timey song about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_yKpBPHJug (the signal to begin moshing begins at about the three minute mark).
Not fully correct imho.

It originated from Punks doing a pogo to moshing at Punkrock concerts before Trash came out of the garageboxes, and in the beginning of metal was much more and more brutal practiced at Death and Grindcore concerts. And there are not just two styles, there are as much styles as you can think of.

Greets from someone who

- Tor his knee muscles at Dark Angel
- Broke his nose at BoltThrower
- Went unconsciousness during Napalm Death and Disabuse
- Needed a bunch of stitches after Carcass
- Broke an arm during Dynamo open air.
- Lost a few nipple and facial piercings and teeth along the road
- Countless blue, green and purple spots, and walking like an old man days after.

I have been in hundreds of pits throughout the last decades, and would love to do it again, but my condition and age don't allow it anymore, last time was 2 years ago and after 10 minutes people could see my heart pounding through my shirt, I decided that those days are over. Also pits now are much less fun than in the 80's if in the eighties somebody with spikes on his arms would not keep his arms down and hit somebody we'd just mangle the guy and he had to leave with a broken arm or leg, nowadays it seems to be much more a sport on how many eyes one can close with the fists. I mostly loved grindcore pits, still to me a more intelligent and less focused on spikes and al that shit than the average Trash & speed audience, (and less muscles then hardcore),

The good old days.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank EdwinNL for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 14.11.2017, 19:53
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 16,388
Groaned at 1,037 Times in 803 Posts
Thanked 43,306 Times in 13,414 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
Not fully correct imho.

It originated from Punks doing a pogo to moshing at Punkrock concerts before Trash came out of the garageboxes, and in the beginning of metal was much more and more brutal practiced at Death and Grindcore concerts. And there are not just two styles, there are as much styles as you can think of.

Greets from someone who

- Tor his knee muscles at Dark Angel
- Broke his nose at BoltThrower
- Went unconsciousness during Napalm Death and Disabuse
- Needed a bunch of stitches after Carcass
- Broke an arm during Dynamo open air.
- Lost a few nipple and facial piercings and teeth along the road
- Countless blue, green and purple spots, and walking like an old man days after.

I have been in hundreds of pits throughout the last decades, and would love to do it again, but my condition and age don't allow it anymore, last time was 2 years ago and after 10 minutes people could see my heart pounding through my shirt, I decided that those days are over. Also pits now are much less fun than in the 80's if in the eighties somebody with spikes on his arms would not keep his arms down and hit somebody we'd just mangle the guy and he had to leave with a broken arm or leg, nowadays it seems to be much more a sport on how many eyes one can close with the fists. I mostly loved grindcore pits, still to me a more intelligent and less focused on spikes and al that shit than the average Trash & speed audience, (and less muscles then hardcore),

The good old days.
Yeah, I kind of grew out of it once I hit my twenties.

We always used to be a bit contemptuous of the old farts nodding their heads at the back in their Hawkwind t-shirts, so I got out while my brain was still firmly attached to the inside of my skull.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 14.11.2017, 20:09
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Leimbach, Zürich
Posts: 1,546
Groaned at 92 Times in 67 Posts
Thanked 1,433 Times in 739 Posts
EdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
Yeah, I kind of grew out of it once I hit my twenties.

We always used to be a bit contemptuous of the old farts nodding their heads at the back in their Hawkwind t-shirts, so I got out while my brain was still firmly attached to the inside of my skull.
I stopped later, but one needs to know when to stop.

And those old farts come home without any injury, and who knows what they all did when they were young. Perhaps they broke their legs during Bad brains first tour.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 14.11.2017, 20:14
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 16,388
Groaned at 1,037 Times in 803 Posts
Thanked 43,306 Times in 13,414 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

It's funny, going back and listening to the old songs, how utterly shite they all were.

Did we really think this stuff was good?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 14.11.2017, 20:17
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Leimbach, Zürich
Posts: 1,546
Groaned at 92 Times in 67 Posts
Thanked 1,433 Times in 739 Posts
EdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Near, but not too much

Quote:
View Post
It's funny, going back and listening to the old songs, how utterly shite they all were.

Did we really think this stuff was good?
Grindcore was my main music for my entire life, I still think the old albums are the best grindcore albums ever made, and still listen more to them than whatever new band.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank EdwinNL for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not much has changed since the 1500s, Dogs are Family too CathHarmony Pet corner 0 18.04.2014 12:49
Not the best way to start your holiday, but could have been much worse... weejeem International affairs/politics 22 22.09.2011 17:54
Quick, perhaps dumb, but hopefully not too annoying, question lauseur Employment 11 06.09.2011 22:47
Pregnant - Please do not show too much figure ;o) Lone1976 Daily life 103 02.04.2011 22:22
Basel - Cycling companion not too far, not too fast! neater Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 16 17.04.2010 20:10


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0