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Name:
Michael Laing
Birthdate:
6 September 1963
Old punk rocker from Edinburgh, Scotland. Bassist. Former train driver. Passionate about punk and metal music. Doesn't like cars yet. Believes wealth should be distributed according to need, not greed. Doesn't possess a televisual apparatus. Absolutely hates football. Vegetarian.



Stuff I love:
Afternoons in the pub ★ Beautiful women ★ Big boots ★ Cats ★ Co-operation ★ Creativity ★ Equality ★ Freedom ★ Gothic style ★ Guitar solos ★ Heavy metal ★ LiveJournal ★ Meaningful conversation ★ Peace ★ Punk style ★ Railways, trains and travelling ★ Stockings ★ Sunshine ★ The words 'please' and 'thank you' ★ Wacky hairdos

Stuff I hate:
Advertising ★ Attention-seekers ★ Being a fat bastard ★ Capitalism ★ Depression ★ Drama-merchants ★ Facebook ★ Inequality ★ Metallica ★ Narcissism ★ People who blame poverty on the poor and unemployment on the unemployed ★ Racism ★ Religion ★ Selfishness ★ So-called rap, rave and r'n'b 'music' ★ Violence and war

My LiveJournal goals:
To post at least one entry daily. ★ To take and post at least one photo daily. ★ To note and record my achievements, large or small.

My music communities:
Glasgow GigsPunk in EdinburghPunk in Fife

My railway communities:
Aberdeen Harbour Trustees' TramwaysAberdeen RailwayAberdour Line (North British Railway)Aberfeldy Branch (Highland Railway)Aberlady, Gullane & North Berwick RailwayAboyne & Braemar RailwayAirdrie & Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway)Alford Valley RailwayAlloa RailwayAlva RailwayAlyth RailwayAnstruther & St. Andrews RailwayArbroath & Forfar RailwayArdrossan RailwayAyr & Dalmellington RailwayAyr & Maybole Junction RailwayAyr to Mauchline Branch & Associated Lines (GSWR)
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Balerno Loop (Caledonian Railway)Ballachulish Branch (Callander & Oban Railway)Ballochney RailwayBanff, Macduff & Turriff Extension RailwayBanff, Macduff & Turriff Junction RailwayBanff, Portsoy & Strathisla RailwayBankfoot RailwayBarnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Bathgate & Coatbridge RailwayBathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)Berwickshire RailwayBlairgowrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)Blane Valley RailwayBorder Counties RailwayBorder Union RailwayBothwell Branch (Caledonian Railway)Brechin & Edzell District RailwayBuchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)Buckie & Portessie Branch (Highland Railway)Busby Railway
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Cairn Valley Light Railway (Glasgow & South Western Railway)Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Junction RailwayCaledonian RailwayCallander & Oban RailwayCampsie Branch (Edinburgh & Glasgow RailwayCarlisle & Port Carlisle Railway & Dock CompanyCarlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock CompanyCarmyllie RailwayCastle Douglas & Dumfries RailwayCathcart District RailwayCitadel Station Committee (CR & LNWR Joint)City of Glasgow Union RailwayCleland & Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)Clydesdale Junction RailwayCoalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)Corstorphine Branch (North British Railway)Cowdenbeath Loop (North British Railway)Crieff & Comrie RailwayCrieff & Methven Junction RailwayCrieff Junction Railway
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Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)Darvel & Strathaven RailwayDarvel Branch (Glasgow & South Western RailwayDenburn Valley LineDingwall & Skye RailwayDolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Dornoch Light RailwayDouglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)Duke of Sutherland's RailwayDunblane, Doune & Callander RailwayDundee & Arbroath RailwayDundee & Perth RailwayDunfermline & Queensferry RailwayDunfermline Branch (Edinburgh & Northern Railway)Dunfermline Lower Line (North British Railway)
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Edinburgh & Bathgate RailwayEdinburgh & Dalkeith RailwayEdinburgh & Glasgow RailwayEdinburgh & Hawick RailwayEdinburgh & Northern RailwayEdinburgh, Leith & Newhaven RailwayEdinburgh, Loanhead & Roslin RailwayEdinburgh Suburban & South Side Junction RailwayEdinburgh Waverley Station (North British Railway)Elgin RailwayEsk Valley RailwayEyemouth Railway
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Formartine & Buchan RailwayForth & Clyde Junction RailwayForth Bridge Connecting Lines (NBR)Forth Bridge RailwayFortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
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Garnkirk & Glasgow RailwayGeneral Terminus & Glasgow Harbour RailwayGifford & Garvald RailwayGirvan & Portpatrick Junction RailwayGlasgow & Milngavie Junction RailwayGlasgow & Paisley Joint RailwayGlasgow, Barrhead & Neilson Direct RailwayGlasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton & Coatbridge RailwayGlasgow Central RailwayGlasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)Glasgow City & District RailwayGlasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh RailwayGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr RailwayGlasgow, Yoker & Clydebank RailwayGlenfarg Line (North British Railway)Grangemouth Railway (Forth & Clyde Canal Company)Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
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Hamilton & Strathaven RailwayHamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
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Inverness & Aberdeen Junction RailwayInverness & Nairn RailwayInverness & Perth Junction RailwayInverness & Ross-shire Railway
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Jedburgh Railway
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Killin RailwayKincardine Line (North British Railway)Kinross-shire Railway
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Lanarkshire & Ayrshire RailwayLanarkshire & Dumbartonshire RailwayLeadhills & Wanlockhead Light RailwayLauder Light RailwayLeith Central Branch (North British Railway)Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)Leslie RailwayLeven & East of Fife RailwayLeven Dock RailwayLochearnhead, St. Fillans & Comrie RailwayLothian Lines (North British Railway)
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Mallaig Extension RailwayMarquis of Lothian's WaggonwayMid-Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Monkland & Kirkintilloch RailwayMontrose & Bervie RailwayMoray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)Musselburgh Branch (North British Railway)
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Newburgh & North Fife RailwayNewport RailwayNorth Berwick Branch (North British Railway)North British Railway
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Paisley & Barrhead District RailwayPeebles RailwayPerth, Almond Valley & Methven RailwayPerth & Dunkeld RailwayPolloc & Govan RailwayPortpatrick Railway
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Rutherglen & Coatbridge Railway (Caledonian Railway)
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Scottish Central RailwayScottish Midland Junction RailwaySlamannan & Borrowstounness RailwaySlamannan RailwaySouth Queensferry Branch (Edinburgh & Glasgow RailwaySt. Andrews RailwaySt. Combs Light RailwayStirling & Dunfermline RailwayStirlingshire Midland Junction RailwayStobcross RailwayStrathendrick & Aberfoyle RailwayStrathspey RailwaySutherland RailwaySutherland & Caithness RailwaySymington, Biggar & Broughton Railway
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Wemyss & Buckhaven RailwayWemyss Private RailwayWest Highland RailwayWhiteinch RailwayWick & Lybster Light RailwayWilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)Wishaw & Coltness RailwayWishaw Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
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