• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    so… been reading the Kebab thread and… I know this ain’t right but its what I have.
    And maybe what I wanted to find was something optimistic.
    Instead I keep coming back to ‘this is what it is’.

    I remember this when it was first played and smirked at the Manic’s over populating a lyric with syllables.
    Because that’s easy. Smirking is…[Read more]

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  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Also, seriously, no THE  OA?

    It’s gorn too.

    Clearly it wins hands down -over Stranger Things, over 13 Reasons. Over Rectify.

    But only The Leftovers and Doctor Who remain in the bracket of spell-binding, decisive, and beautiful telly

    I shall go cry in a corner.

    But on the music thread we have an unexpected “day 4” of Woodstock. It was many…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Blenkinsopthebrave

    Thou That Has Spoken

    The Siggers

    P: I shoulda gorn with (now that’s not Old North Shore neither) something punk. But I just couldn’t do it.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16 – syzygy – yes yes yes for Sha Na Na !!
    Oooooh Mountain – not heard them before – thanks for this, my 60’s/70’s knowledge is sporadic!

    @pedant – I know the song but not this performance (need to google harder)!!
    It feels mellower than the one in my head – and none the worse for it!
    Oh and I saw that news about the couple – that was…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @Missy

    I would like to read the Time Lord Fairy Tales. I did borrow a collection of short stories from the Library a couple of years ago but ran out of time to read them all, always the problem with library books. I will be in the library tomorrow so might have a look out for some Dr Who reading, not that I need it as I am plodding through the…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic General Books thread

    @janetteb

    Good idea. I have two others given to me by the same friend.

    Doctor who the Companion’s Companion.

    and

    Doctor Who. Time Lord Fairy Tales.

    However, the Tardis manual is the best so far.

    Thank you for posting, I was beginning to think I was invisible. *sniffs*

    This is after all the forum for all things Doctor Who – isn’t it?

    Missy

  • @janetteb

    @thane16 (the elder and the younger)

    Like both of you (janette and the syzygy the elder) I lived through the same years. I too often wonder if our decisions were responsible for the options available to the generation represented by syzygy the younger.

    When I think back to my own experience the one thing that always stands out–the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 Yes “globalisation” was just another tool for the rich to use to exploit the poor.

    Norway does not have a deficit. They have made so much money from North Sea oil, which is not a good thing but it is good that the citizen of Norway have benefited. Our government allows corporations to profit from coal and we get nothing in return, not…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Ian Matthews is quite interesting. I didn’t have much of an idea how long he performed…..but he’s ticket holder for Scunthorpe FC. That gave me giggles & tickles. It’s intriguing just how many bands stood for acclaim but bringing along others, who’d either been kicked out of a band(s); volunteered a hasty retreat followed by induction to yet…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @Missy A lovely birthday present and your post made me realise that we don’t have a thread for Dr Who books. Would be a worthy addition to the forum I think. Recently I met an author who has written a Dr Who short story for a Big Finish anthology. (which I have yet to read.)

    Cheers

    Janette

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB

    Yes I realise my mistake with King Bob!

    I also understand the various differences & attitudes about the rest of the universe but it doesn’t mean we leave out, as you say, the many privileges people here have. Except they’ve lost some of  them anyway. Which is no excuse. I try, I guess, to see the world as one “global village” which,…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 It was actually under Hawke that HECS came in because it happened before my S/O started Uni. We were in Eastern Europe when Keating became PM so didn’t know until we reached London and read an Australian newspaper. Unfortunately Labor in the Hawke/Keating years was swinging ever further to the right, buying the economic rationalist line.…[Read more]

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  • Hmmm…

     

    And this (click if it doesn’t embed)

    https://twitter.com/EMPIREREPORTNY/status/1163048956844224512

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    I had to check that too. They had no clue where Woodstock was but had played with Joni Mitchell -as their own opener which they were thrilled to do. Apparently they said “we were scared shitless” but a mate of mine who did Roadie work in the 70s concluded this was an urban/musical myth, organised in part to give off a “folksy, shucks”…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht @cathannabel

    I don’t think Jack Bruce should be covered here, exactly, but link Theme of an Imaginary Western by Mountain & have you an exclusive vocal tone in Bruce -my opinion, only. And I did pick up your niiice mention of 4 in the Morning… He was an interesting  character deemed quite conservative but over the years he had a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteB sorry about the coding. I simply type it write in w/o any cutting or pasting and I avoid ‘&’ if I can as well as dollar and pound signs, question and exclamation marks. It’s a tad frustrating. I don’t want to have 9 lines of code to wade thru. 🙂  From the word improving go down to “But it was Labour.”

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB

    I think many people KNEW we were the lucky country & secured political mates rates via ‘good’ capitalism and entrepreneurship. My parents left communism but I valued a socialist society  (not Communist ideals). As Iris in The Heights says  – ABC ivew  -Thane bloomin adores it & Iris is his favourite character to the extent he’s cried wh…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 .. you got me started.. Having three sons two of whom are now in tertiary education the injustices experienced by their and your generation are very much a constant subject of conversation and concern here.

    Yes when I started University, after  taking a very extended gap year/s it was free. I was fortunate to be able to do three years…[Read more]

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