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26 August 2015

My username comes from the fact that I am a player of Launchball.

A bit about me: I'm Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales. I'm 19 years old[1], and I attend Overton Grange School as a sixth former[1]. I live in Churchill Road[2], North Cheam,[3] and have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome[1] and am on the special needs register; despite being of above average intelligence, I find it difficult to communicate, form social relationships and play creatively.[4] I am a Freeman of the City of London[1], member of the Royal Society of St. George[1] and am armigerous[1]. I was born to Jane Suzanne[5] Sales (née Southcott, 1 October 1963 - 26 January 2014)[5] and Lieutenant Commander Sir Michael Patrick Sales.[6] I have a sister, Genefer, who is a carer for me and my parents[7] and represented London at the 9th Pride of Britain Awards.[8]

My editorial opinions: I am a staunch inclusionist. It's my belief that if someone has spent many hours on an article (MC Kinky took well over 24 hours of on-Wiki time), can back up its importance or significance and does not have a conflict of interest, then it's deserving of an article on Wikipedia. Which brings me on to my next point; people who request that their articles be removed from Wikipedia. Absolutely disgusting in my opinion. There are only so many editors on Wikipedia and very few editors who can create articles - about 80% of contributions are made by IPs. As such, there are stringent notability rules. If one of our folks has taken time out of their life to write an article about you, they think - rightly or wrongly - that you're notable. To blank it is the Wiki equivalent of chucking a can of paint at a rosebush in my opinion, and as such I am incredibly blunt when dealing with such celebrities. That said, I do take the view that AfD, despite this, often results in some amount of cleanup being done (my AfD nomination for List of works about Julian Assange resulted in this being done to the article); thus even if it gets kept, if the creator is still active it sends them an instruction. The threat of deletion of Going Left Right (see this) resulted in me expanding it to DYK level, for example. In many cases someone can just point out how mistaken I am and can withdraw, but simply knowing that an article is being considered for deletion is enough to spur some editors on to expand.

Those who write articles about themselves I can fully sympathise with; after all, if I became notable I'd write mine. Neutrally, of course, but I'd write it and add everything I could source. If you're going to write it, however, please be prepared to take any flack you receive as a result. Please don't stop others from adding to it. And as for those who ask for an article about themselves that they have written to be deleted, grow up. You entered the spotlight, you exit it.

Oh, and I don't like empty threats either, legal or otherwise. If you want to do something, do it. Get it out of your system, and then we can talk about it.

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A long time ago[edit]



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Assisted with[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Pyle, Mike (Thursday, 10th October 2013). "Asperger's teen given Freedom of the City". Sutton Guardian.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Dedicated Genefer scoops award (From Your Local Guardian)". 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Asperger syndrome: Like father, like son". Mail Online. Retrieved Monday, 3rd June 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Dancer, nine, waltzes into young carer final". Newsquest. Retrieved Saturday, 2nd November 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Family notices". Sutton Guardian. February 6, 2014. p. 16. 
  6. ^ "Psychic Fraud". South London Press. p. 1. 
  7. ^ Derren Hayes (2007-12-05). "Young carers: Genefer Sales' story". Community Care. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  8. ^ Wallis, Sara (2007-10-04). "Heroes up for ITV's special prize - Mirror Online". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j This article has now been expanded considerably and I am no longer the majority editor.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s What has occurred here is that as I went to create it, it became apparent that the article had history, either as a deleted article or as a redirect; as a result, while the history says someone else created the article, I was the first one to put down something sensible.
  11. ^ a b These two were crafted out of a version of Powerhouse (band), which was a disambiguation page and has now been merged into Powerhouse#Bands per WP:PDAB.
  12. ^ This was created based on what someone else had written in the form of a disambiguation thread.
  13. ^ a b c d These articles I only have the majority edits on if you aggregate the edits of all my accounts.
  14. ^ This one's a bit different. I created it as an AfC several years ago as an IP, but only recently ported it to mainspace; so while it was written a long time ago, under an alias, it was put into mainspace by this account.
  15. ^ a b c WikiChecker seems to think I created this one, because I started the article off as a page move.
  16. ^ WikiChecker seems to think I created this one under an alias, because I started the article off as a page move.
  17. ^ WikiChecker seems to think I created this one, because I started the article off as a redirect.
  18. ^ a b c d This is an AfC for which my involvement extends further than simply approving it.

My favourite songs[edit]

  1. Something About the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  2. Last Christmas - Wham!
  3. Missing - Everything But the Girl
  4. Angels - Robbie Williams
  5. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  6. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  7. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  8. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  9. Blue Monday - New Order
  10. Thriller - Michael Jackson
  11. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  12. 212 - Azealia Banks
  13. There She Goes - The Las
  14. Numb/Encore - Linkin Park/Jay-Z
  15. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
  16. Let Me Go - Maverick Sabre
  17. Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
  18. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry ft. B.o.B
  19. Going Up the Country - Canned Heat
  20. AKA... What a Life! - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  21. Breakeven - The Script
  22. Gold Dust - DJ Fresh ft. Ce'Cile
  23. Dog Days Are Over - Florence & the Machine
  24. Bangarang - Skrillex ft. Sirah
  25. Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk
  26. Think - Aretha Franklin
  27. News Of The World - The Jam
  28. One Pound Fish - One Pound Fish Man
  29. Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
  30. All Around The World - Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris
  31. Home - Michael Bublé
  32. Jump Around - House Of Pain
  33. Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
  34. Midnight City - M83
  35. 99 Problems - Jay-Z
  36. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  37. No Church in the Wild - Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, The-Dream
  38. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  39. Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King
  40. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  41. The Way - Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller
  42. Forever - Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
  43. Maniac - Michael Sembello
  44. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  45. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
  46. Tell Him - The Exciters
  47. Mr Brightside - The Killers
  48. Swan Lake - The Cats
  49. Runaway - The Corrs
  50. I Was Made For Lovin' You - Kiss
  51. Theme to St. Trinian's - Girls Aloud
  52. Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
  53. She Ain't You - Chris Brown
  54. Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back) - Maceo & The Macks
  55. Upside Down - Paloma Faith
  56. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
  57. Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys
  58. I'm In The Mood For Love - Lord Tanamo
  59. Mamma Knows Best - Jessie J
  60. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  61. B.O.B - OutKast
  62. Nachna Onda Nei - Tigerstyle
  63. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face - Mark Ronson ft. the Daptone Horns
  64. Different - Robbie Williams
  65. A Night Like This - Caro Emerald
  66. Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil
  67. One Night Only - Deena Jones & The Dreams
  68. Beautiful - Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Justin Bieber
  69. This One's For The Girls - Olly Murs
  70. Right By My Side - Nicki Minaj ft. Chris Brown
  71. Last Thing On My Mind - Bananarama
  72. Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
  73. Girl Gone Wild - Madonna
  74. It Had Better Be Tonight - Michael Bublé
  75. Do It - Nelly Furtado
  76. I Wrote the Book - Beth Ditto
  77. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
  78. I'm On One - DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
  79. Let the River Run - Carly Simon
  80. The Motto - Drake ft. Lil Wayne
  81. The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
  82. Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
  83. Reggaematic Funk - Monyaka
  84. Baby Let's Play House - Elvis Presley
  85. Rumour Has It - Adele
  86. I'm in Miami Bitch - LMFAO
  87. Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
  88. Flying - Chas & Dave
  89. Redemption Days - Josh Osho
  90. I Want You - Cee-Lo Green
  91. The Christmas Song - Justin Bieber ft. Usher
  92. Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
  93. You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
  94. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  95. Magic - Robin Thicke
  96. Disparate Youth - Santigold
  97. Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me - Girls Aloud
  98. One Way Or Another - Blondie
  99. Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love - Millie Jackson
  100. Nessun Dorma - Paul Potts


What this is is a list of instrumentals, straight from and any red links arising from this list form my to do list. (Tunecaster admins: this is raw data and thus comes under fair use, however I am attributing it to the website nonetheless.)


  1. In The Mood - Ernie Fields' Orchestra
  2. Smokie, Part 2 - Bill Black's Combo
  3. Theme from A Summer Place - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  4. Tracy's Theme - Spencer Ross
  5. Beatnik Fly - Johnny and the Hurricanes
  6. White Silver Sands - Bill Black’s Combo
  7. Because They're Young - Duane Eddy
  8. Josephine - Bill Black’s Combo
  9. Look For A Star - Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra
  10. Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
  11. Theme From The Apartment - Ferrante & Teicher
  12. Never on Sunday - Don Costa
  13. Don't Be Cruel - Bill Black’s Combo
  14. Last Date - Floyd Cramer
  15. Wonderland by Night - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  16. Blue Tango - Bill Black’s Combo
  17. Theme of Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher
  18. Wonderland by Night (Wunderland Bei Nacht) - Louis Prima
  19. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
  20. Pepe - Duane Eddy
  21. Wheels - The String-A-Longs
  22. Hearts of Stone - Bill Black’s Combo
  23. Apache - Jørgen Ingmann & His Guitar
  24. On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer
  25. Asia Minor - Kokomo
  26. One Mint Julep - Ray Charles
  27. Theme to Bonanza - Al Caiola
  28. Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group
  29. San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer
  30. You Can't Sit Down - Philip Upchurch Combo
  31. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
  32. Mexico - Bob Moore And His Orchestra
  33. Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  34. Tonight - Ferrante & Teicher
  35. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
  36. Moon River - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
  37. Afrikaan Beat - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  38. Tuff - Ace Cannon
  39. Midnight in Moscow - Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen
  40. Percolator (Twist) - Billy Joe & the Checkmates
  41. Soul Twist - King Curtis And The Noble Knights
  42. Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk
  43. The Stripper - David Rose And His Orchestra


  1. A Swingin' Safari - Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra
  2. Rinky Dink - Dave "Baby" Cortez
  3. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
  4. Alley Cat - Bent Fabric And His Piano
  5. Desafinado - Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd
  6. I've Got a Woman - Jimmy McGriff
  7. The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro) - The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert
  8. Let's Go (Pony) - The Routers
  9. Telstar - The Tornados
  10. Wiggle Wobble - Les Cooper And The Soul Rockers
  11. Cast Your Fate to the Wind - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  12. Fly Me To The Moon - Bossa Nova - Joe Harnell And His Orchestra
  13. Wild Weekend - The Rebels
  14. Our Winter Love - Bill Pursell
  15. Pipeline - The Chantays
  16. Watermelon Men - Mongo Santamaria Band
  17. Memphis - Lonnie Mack
  18. Wipe Out - The Surfaris
  19. More - Kai Winding & Orchestra
  20. Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras
  21. Washington Square - The Village Stompers
  22. Out of Limits - The Marketts
  23. Java - Al Hirt
  24. Penetration - The Pyramids
  25. Shangri-La - Robert Maxwell His Harp And Orchestra
  26. Cotton Candy - Al Hirt
  27. Walk, Don't Run '64 - The Ventures
  28. Hawaii Tattoo - The Waikikis
  29. Twine Time - Alvin Cash & The Crawlers
  30. Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  31. Cast Your Fate to the Wind - Sounds Orchestral
  32. Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro) - Cal Tjader
  33. A Walk in the Black Forest - Horst Jankowski
  34. The 'In' Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio
  35. A Taste Of Honey - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  36. Hang On Sloopy - Ramsey Lewis Trio
  37. Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts
  38. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) - The T-Bones
  39. Batman Theme - The Marketts
  40. The Work Song - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  41. Wade in the Water - Ramsey Lewis


  1. Summer Samba (So Nice) - Walter Wanderley
  2. Music To Watch Girls By - The Bob Crewe Generation
  3. Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You - Jimmy Castor
  4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley
  5. I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith
  6. Soul Finger - The Bar-Keys
  7. Love Is Blue (L'amour est bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  8. Theme from Mission: Impossible - Lalo Schifrin
  9. Soul Serenade - Willie Mitchell
  10. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
  11. The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
  12. Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
  13. Classical Gas - Mason Williams
  14. Soul Limbo - Booker T. & The MG's
  15. Listen Here - Eddie Harris
  16. Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited
  17. Hang 'Em High - Booker T. & The MG's
  18. Time Is Tight - Booker T. & The MG's
  19. Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
  20. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet - Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus
  21. Quentin's Theme - The Charles Randolph Green Sounde
  22. Keem-O-Sabe - The Electric Indian
  23. Kool & The Gang - Kool & The Gang
  24. Midnight Cowboy - Ferrante & Teicher
  25. Overture - Assembled Multitude
  26. (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
  27. Booty Butt - The Ray Charles Orchestra
  28. K-Jee - The Nite-Liters
  29. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band
  30. Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs
  31. Joy - Apollo 100
  32. Jungle Fever - Chakachas
  33. Taurus - Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band
  34. Outa-Space - Billy Preston
  35. Amazing Grace - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  36. Rock And Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
  37. Popcorn - Hot Butter
  38. Also Sprach Zarathustra - Deodato
  39. Duelling Banjos - Eric Weissberg
  40. Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
  41. Hocus Pocus - Focus
  42. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango


  1. Space Race - Billy Preston
  2. Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  3. TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees
  4. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
  5. The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
  6. Machine Gun - Commodores
  7. Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
  8. Satin Soul - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  9. Express - B.T. Express
  10. Hijack - Herbie Mann
  11. The Hustle - Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
  12. Dynomite - Tony Camillo's Bazuka
  13. The Rockford Files - Mike Post
  14. Brazil - The Ritchie Family
  15. The Homecoming - Hagood Hardy
  16. Theme from S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
  17. Movin' - Brass Construction
  18. A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
  19. Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless) - Barry De Vorzon And Perry Botkin, Jr.
  20. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) - Maynard Ferguson
  21. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) - Bill Conti
  22. Star Wars (Main Title) - The London Symphony Orchestra with John Williams conductor
  23. Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - Meco
  24. Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind - John Williams
  25. Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
  26. Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
  27. Rise - Herb Alpert
  28. Give It All You Got - Chuck Mangione
  29. Empire Strikes Back (Medley) - Meco
  30. The Theme From Hill Street Blues - Mike Post featuring Larry Carlton
  31. Hooked on Classics - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  32. Titles - Vangelis
  33. Sleep Walk - Larry Carlton
  34. Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
  35. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
  36. Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire - David Foster
  37. Songbird - Kenny G
  38. Silhouette - Kenny G
  39. Lily Was Here - David A. Stewart introducing Candy Dulfer
  40. Forever in Love - Kenny G
  41. Theme from Mission: Impossible - Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, Jr.
  42. Southampton - James Horner
  43. Auld Lang Syne (The Millenium Mix) - Kenny G
  44. Sandstorm - Darude
  45. E - Drunkenmunky
  46. Axel F - Crazy Frog


  1. Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
  2. Sirius - The Alan Parsons Project
  3. Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani
  4. Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
  5. The Crush Of Love - Joe Satriani
  6. Big Bad Moon - Joe Satriani
  7. Cliffs Of Dover - Eric Johnson
  8. Righteous - Eric Johnson
  9. Trademark - Eric Johnson
  10. Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  11. Summer Song - Joe Satriani
  12. Friends - Joe Satriani
  13. Cryin' - Joe Satriani
  14. Hocus Pocus - Gary Hoey
  15. All Alone - Joe Satriani
  16. Low Rider - Joe Satriani
  17. Theme from Mission: Impossible - Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, Jr.
  18. Porcelain - Moby


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