• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant and @cathannabel (and @ everyone else),

    that body of work stands and will stand, with some of the finest 3 minute pop songs ever crafted. And some of the most memorable lyrics. Pete Shelley, RIP.

    Cath you’ve said better than I why the Buzzcocks were so good and the sadness of hearing about Pete Shelley.

    As a kid at the time I’d…[Read more]

  • @cathannabel

    Dead Like Me (although it wasn’t a talking frog)?

    @thane16

    I wonder if anyone moaned at Yaz’ “that’s shocking parenting” comment?

    I don’t actually hunt it, but happily spray ’em in a drive-by if Youtube throws it at me, so don’t know (never forgetting to hit Thumbs Down). It wouldn’t surprise me. She is after all, an asserti…[Read more]

  • @ichabod

    No betrayal at all – there is nothing to indicate that The Doctor was insincere. But once her hands started to go all kaleidoscope, she knew the situation and explained with compassion. It was a sweet sorrow parting.

    @cathannabel

    Talking animals crop up a lot in Studio Ghibli animations, and this story had a bit of a Ghibli feel to it,…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @Bluesqueakpip @tardigrade

    True. That’s a good point. But I liked the frog -I think it’s very ‘Daniel’ from Rectify. It wouldn’t be that would it @cathannabel? Except there was no actual frog – just mentioned by Daniel and Tawnee. I’ll ‘ogle it 🙂

    I was concerned it would be a real ominous talking person, all ‘received pronunication’ and filled…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant

    On Heaven 17 Lookee! It’s Justin Beiber time travelling with eyeliner.

    Well, no, not really, as that’s offensive to musicians.

    @whisht

    Great doco!  @Cathannabel I think I posted a comment on the Sofa or Pub about Human League/Wikipedia/Bowie etc. But I could have imagined posting it (that happens a bit).

    The thing with this Forum,…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @cathannabel

    And, of course, the mighty but short-lived Long Blondes….

  • @cathannabel

    The Sheffield soundtrack is a really good point. Press on! Wasn’t Mark Kermode, the film critic, in Comsat Angels?

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  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave Hail all conquering heroes of the Dark Arts Technology!

    How have you warmed to the series? I use ‘warm’ metaphorically, considering your mention of Jacarandas and Brisbane summers which, I fear, are worsening, but we have air-conditioning which is hardly appropriate to global warming: it’s that or sitting in a bath of ice for…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @cathannabel I agree with @winston in that the 10th Doctor, and also the 11th, apologized … a lot. It was usually in the face of something very bad that the Doctor knew was imminent and couldn’t prevent. It kind of became Tennant’s calling card, and Smith took it up. Capaldi’s Doctor apologized less. So I have felt that Whittaker’s Doctor is…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @cathannabel   I noticed that she says “sorry” quite a lot and she reminds me of the 10th Doctor who was also sorry a lot. In both cases I think it is because they feel helpless in the face of tragedy and the “laws” of time travel. They apologize because they feel they have a duty of care that is impossible to  live up to ,  as the 12th Doctor lea…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @CathAnnabel

    Thank you. It does sometimes feel as if I have reached a stage in which life is throwing just one damn thing after another at me, but so far I keep bouncing back 🙂  The hospital phoned this morning to give me a date for my appointment with the dermatologists – 12 pm on 26th of this month, so only ten days to wait.  I’m hoping t…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @cathannabel   I must have told him a dozen times each day ‘Don’t wander off’ with about as much effect as it had when various Doctors gave that instruction to various companions (he did wander off in the middle of Salzburg,

    I know the feeling, from when my husband and I did a couple of river cruises, and before it became just too much to even t…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16 When we last went South to Victor, (the coast) we saw three Tardis. One was doubling as a post box, the other two purely garden decoration. I was needless to say both surprised and impressed. We have multiple Tardis but they are all of the miniature variety. Still when we did the Dr Who Podcast I was able to organise a nice display on the…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @cathannabel

    Great to see you  back and ‘not lost’ though #LostinSalzburg should be a thing. I always loved Prague but Salzburg is colourful,  a tad smaller, its river not quite as ….threatening.  Indeed it is a life of luxury. Not uncommon amongst Aussies to spend  $20 000 on a 4 or 2 month holiday in Europe incl fares/accom/cabs/train passe…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Thane16 No I must plead ignorance. currently helping R.3 with his English Essay which typical of all three recalcitrants, (and indeed why I call them that) he has left to the last minute. He wanted to write about Mortal Engines the novel, but has to find a short story with comparable themes. Searching for stories but theme is not easy but we have…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Winston ! It’s good to see your picture and handle again.

    @cathannabel We (i’m typing for Mum and adding in myself) echo those sentiments. Have a great time. And enjoy this time with your Dad: it should be a terrific experience and one your dad should treasure and so will you. Mum also said she spent 3 days on the Danube when she was 25 with…[Read more]

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