Re: what do your band mates do as a job.
I get called sparky over here too, but the other nicknames must be a European thing.
Plus plastering is a dead art here basically speaking.
I don't work around the other trades too much, I'm mainly a residential guy who doesn't get into new construction, too much el cheapo labor. Plus I was supposed to be a drummer, not an electrician, so it's not like I was born with a contractors frame of mind.
I never understood why your generators spin at 3000 RPMs (50 hz) and US generators spin at 3600 RPM's (60 hz). Why don't they standardize it? Maybe meet in the middle, 55hz?
What is the voltage of your normal outlets that you would plug a computer into?
Here it's 120.