• Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant – we were gutted to hear of Pete Shelley’s death. Only 63  – we expect to be losing some of the old guard (as sad as we have been to see some of them go) but that’s far, far too young.  When punk arrived, I was initially utterly loyal to prog. I couldn’t see why people should want to embrace what seemed to me so often to be ugliness, in t…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @pedant Ashamed to say Ghibli is unknown territory to me.  I know.  I must address that!  Still mystified by the connection that’s niggling away in my head.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @thane16 –  def not Rectify as I haven’t seen that!

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    The frog at the end is really bugging me.  Not because I didn’t like it, I read it as fairy tale and was fine with the image.  But it reminds me of something, I think in a film, so strongly that I can’t dismiss it, but not so strongly that I can actually figure out what it is!

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    I loved it.  Proper bonkers.  Sheep, moths and frogs.  And again with this series’ key trope, the big bad isn’t exactly a big bad after all.  The monster in the woods is a fake, the creepy little dude in the tunnels gets eaten by moths because he can’t resist going after the sonic, and the alternate universe is kind of a lonely consciousness try…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Thought people here might enjoy this – Sheff Uni making the most of the Who connection!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=5dsBuf7TNF8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR21F1CIOX4FYNHNXjJmVAiHiLhufSzpvfHyLV0p6oq1bzWNBdd_xQqIAG0

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Everyone already knows that Heaven 17 and Human League are SHEFFIELD, yeah?  People’s Republic of South Yorkshire, from the days when the buses were subsidised and you could go for miles and miles for about 10p, and when Sheffield music ruled.  There were loads of other less well known bands (Cabaret Voltaire, In the Nursery, Clock DVA, Comsat A…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 (17) Happy birthday!

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  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @tardisprototype94 This is a parody, right?

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @pedant Dammit you just made me cry.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    I had a vague memory of a (relatively) obscure literary reference and have just tracked it down to this episode:

    We’re going to lure them in here with the promise of food, then deal with the spider mother in the ballroom. Oh, that sounds like the best novel Edith Wharton never wrote.

    Bit of an odd one!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    My other half (who is not given to bonkers theorising about Who but has watched it since pretty much the beginning and loves it almost as much as I do) has commented on how many times WhittDoc says ‘Sorry’.  I hadn’t picked up on that consciously but its interesting – apologising (in the sense of acknowledging fault or of expressing regret) is…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark That is rotten luck.  Hope it gets sorted completely and quickly.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    I got a private message from the same ‘person’. I’ve just deleted it.

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @ichabod @thane16 @janetteb  I loved what little we saw of Budapest (we had a coach tour and then a short guided walk by which time it was dark) and very much want to go back and explore without the constraints of a guide or an elderly parent!  I also was very taken with Bratislava.  Salzburg was lovely but for some reason it didn’t leave me wi…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    I’m back, and catching up (have watched the Conundrum ep but not the Punjab yet – tonight for sure).  The Danube was amazing, and the company we travelled with (Riviera Travel) were superb.  It wasn’t the kind of holiday I’d envisaged for myself but it was my father’s holiday really, and I was there as eyes and ears but obviously enjoying the p…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Just to say, I will be AWOL for the next two Sundays, as I’m sailing up the Danube on one of them big river cruisers with my 90 year old Dad.  Will have to catch up rapidly when I get back to Sheffield (Sonic City) – I will stay clear of this site till then, however, and hope that I can avoid spoilers on Twitter and Facebook!  Have fun and don’t f…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @mudlark We had Mischievous Night in Nottinghamshire in the early 70s – I’m pretty sure it was on 31 October rather than 4 November?  No dressing up, just ringing people’s doorbells and running away, that sort of thing.  Or at least that was as much as we ever got up to – I dare say others were bolder/less scared of getting caught!  We never di…[Read more]

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