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11. Posted by jessymessy (Budding Member, 4 posts) 6 Aug '10 22:36

Thanks to everyone who replied.

No i don't have a visa; it wont be a until year from now that i would even attempt the move. Right now just trying to figure out things i need to do and where i wanna go. I'm not looking for 90* weather, mild weather is what i meant, which seems to be in the southern region and is where i prefer. Beach isn't a major factor, just something id like to live near.

Lucyloo, i believe i agree with you. i have looked around a lilttle bit and Brighton does seem to fit my ideal area :) Coldwarspy, i also disagree with you, music in england is amazing, most of the style of music i listen to comes from England

12. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 7 Aug '10 04:31

Certainly beats American repetitive stuff - eh? No offence.
Jessymessy.. Just note, there is no such thing in the UK as a 'Warmer climate'.
Sure, it may get up to 25c (or on an earth shattering day, even 30c), but it only lasts for a couple of days or so before the wind and rain return.
Best to hit the North of England if you want the best music scene. The further south you go, it's more 'Look at me', than 'Listen to me'.
The best beaches are in the southwest and far northwest. In between, they are generally very poor and rather dirty.

13. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru, 1108 posts) 7 Aug '10 13:14

hmm well let me explain. In the 80s. IT was the best scene anywhere, even the 90s saw bands like Pulp and Blur. But what has the UK done since? Ladytron is the one exception that springs to mind.

Please tell me what good music the UK is putting out?

14. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru, 1108 posts) 7 Aug '10 13:17

hmm well let me explain. In the 80s. IT was the best scene anywhere, even the 90s saw bands like Pulp and Blur. But what has the UK done since?

Please tell me what good music the UK is putting out? Maybe this is off topic tho! anyway just in good fun...I have friends in bands so I am being verrrry broad in my disgust. There are pockets of good music I guess.

Ladytron is the one exception that springs to mind.

15. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3536 posts) 7 Aug '10 14:09

When I referred to the music scene being good I was meaning that there are always loads of gigs on everywhere and so plenty of opportunity to watch live music, whether British, American or whatever, rather than the quality of UK bands as such. I presumed this was what the OP was referring to as well.

16. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 7 Aug '10 14:09

[quote=bex76] Manchester It doesn't tick some of your other boxes though unfortunately, as it's not close to a beach and the climate isn't particularly great.

Greater Manchester this year has overall warmer temperatures than London - and for the last month it has had a hosepipe ban.
The lack of rain in the Northwest this year has been bad.

17. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 9 Aug '10 10:16

Just posting to say I recommend Brighton too - I lived there for 8 years, on and off and thoroughly enjoyed it.

18. Posted by EaLaSpada (Budding Member, 78 posts) 10 Aug '10 08:09

Quoting coldwarspy

hmm well let me explain. In the 80s. IT was the best scene anywhere, even the 90s saw bands like Pulp and Blur. But what has the UK done since?

Please tell me what good music the UK is putting out? Maybe this is off topic tho! anyway just in good fun...I have friends in bands so I am being verrrry broad in my disgust. There are pockets of good music I guess.

Ladytron is the one exception that springs to mind.

It may be off-topic, but since no one else is jumping in here...how 'bout The Artic Monkeys, Hot Chip, The Streets, Gorillaz, Franz Ferdinand, Metronomy...and bands like Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian, The Divine Comedy, etc are still kicking it out. That's just off the top of my head.

Try living in Orlando, Florida if you want some crap music! ;)

19. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru, 1108 posts) 10 Aug '10 08:26

I think the Arctic Monkeys are the worst band going! Their music makes no sense! Its like a monkey wrote their songs!
And I swear Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs are the same band. They just rotate singers. And Cold Play? I mean any country that gives Cold Play is suspect.

Orlando ...hmm Im pretty sure you gave us Marilyn Manson?

Radiohead is a great band

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Aug-2010, at 08:29 by coldwarspy ]

20. Posted by EaLaSpada (Budding Member, 78 posts) 10 Aug '10 08:36

Marilyn Manson started in South Florida somewhere. You're thinking of N Sync. Orlando gave the world N Sync. And Brittany Spears.

We'll have to agree to disagree on The Arctic Monkeys. And you didn't hear me mention Coldplay.