• geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht – i’m not as well-versed in jazz as i’d like to be, so i can’t spot the parkerisms either! but the pups sound closer to funk and rock to me, than to traditional jazz or be-bop. and not as improvised. i think the more structured nature of their tunes is part of why i love them, i don’t have to work as hard to follow what’s going on! 😀

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16 – i agree re: the vocal accompaniment on that track, it seems unnecessary to me, to mimic with voice what you could more easily do with your instrument. but i’ve long been a fan of instrumental music over “songs,” anyway, and get more so as i get older. there are plenty of great voice performers that i still enjoy, and i love discovering…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Kerblam!

    @tardigrade – I also didn’t see why the Doctor needed to dispatch the dispatch bots at the end, since she seems to have the means to get them to teleport somewhere safe.

    my take on that was that she knew she only had a very few seconds to act (the system was counting down the teleport), and that keeping the threat contained was first priority. on…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Kerblam!

    the last three eps have been very solid for me. i’m fully on board with chibnall’s vision, now, i think. for the most part. still not perfect, but as entertaining as the davies era, at least…  😀

    i’m quite angry, though, on the editing for one specific scene. when the kerblam delivery bot attacks charlie in the office, it first throws a punch…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht – thanks for linking the end theme, you beat me to it! it took me a couple of seconds to realize why it sounded so familiar…

    this was also the moment that i thought, for the first time this series, “i can’t wait to hear this (and whatever else) on the soundtrack release.”  🙂

  • geoffers replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @blenkinsopthebrave – As someone very wise once said: “You don’t have to stick your hand in a fire to know that it will burn.”

    i believe tolkien wrote it as: “the burned hand teaches best!”

     

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @mudlark – TIL! thank you, i had no idea it existed outside the u.s., and thought maybe it was spreading due to technology erasing borders, or some such. but i’m a bit oblivious, in general, having had a rather repressive upbringing…

    At intervals during the telling of the tale,  props would be passed around to be handled, such as links of raw…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    troll-eo, troll-eo, wherefore art thou, troll-eo?

     

    apparently. msrbahar has gone off to “write [a] better score with [their] crappy midi keyboard and Logic Pro.” can’t wait to hear it…

    thanks to everyone who tackled that incursion, i was mustering my strength to try to talk them back from the edge, but i fear i wouldn’t have done nearly as…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @nerys – I would say Graham qualifies, wouldn’t you?

    but graham is emasculated (i.e. not the main character), powerless (depends on a women for safety), and subservient (even to the ghost of his wife)…

    /s (just to be clear!)

     

    ugh, i made myself sick, just with that bit of role-play. deffo wouldn’t make a good actor… :-/

  • geoffers replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @bluesqueakpip – There’s a long-standing joke in acting circles that it’s always the actors who are genuinely from the area who are told how terrible their accents are.

    my southern inflections (tennessee) only really present when i’m visiting my mom, and i’ve been told (quite often) that i sound like i’m from somewhere further north. perhaps the…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @craig – oh, i agree about the look (though i wonder if a tango in the coat and pants would really have been much harder?), and the theme arrangement was done well, i was just horrified by cyber-kevin… and glitter (?) on the tardis!

    i do imagine there’s been a nice spike in the number of doctor themed costumes this halloween, because of the…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    one for everyone, unrelated to arachnids anywhere… on earth! i found this in another forum a couple of nights ago, and spent the next few hours on youtube, watching videos of the extremely talented young lady, aurora aksnes, who’s featured in it. she’s covering “nature boy,” which has lyrics so very apropos to the doctor, i think. such a great…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @bluesqueakpip – So – anyone see this?

    so – how do i un-see it, now?

    Is ThIs ThE hUmaN aCtiViTy KnoWn As “DaNcInG?” DELETE! DELETE!

    THIS WILL BE DELETED!

    EXTERMIN… oh, bother…

    😀

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16 – alas, i couldn’t find any spider-related ELP songs to post, for the most recent ep… 😀

    but, i thought it would be rude not to link the song that segun akinola name-checked, so here’s some snarky puppy! any influence herein that could be/has been fit into the show’s soundtrack is welcome, from my point of…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Rosa

    @thane16 – I thought I saw you! It was that lovely time-piece that made me think “geoffers is back.” 

    hello, puro and thane. i am, indeed, somewhat back. life has reduced me to once more lurking about in forums, instead of being overly active in them. i started out as a lurker here, searching for deeper meaning and understanding, way back in th…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @miapatrick – “but the fact is that shooting the mother spider was something of a merciful death, it’s the motives of Trump: the sequel that made that the wrong thing to do”

    yes, i think, had robertson simply pointed out that it would be a mercy, the doctor might have entertained the idea for a moment (and maybe even appreciated the offer)… b…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @craig – indeed they have, and aren’t we glad? 😀  i confess, i’ve only been able to watch a few eps before tom baker’s run, precisely because the production values and special effects were so, so terribly low. i think story synopses are the way to go for me, for the first three incarnations. [and is that clip from an 80’s “update,” like some of…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Rosa

    also, it was very obvious that the doctor was coaching ryan on how to use krasko’s time weapon, fostering the idea that it might come in handy (she didn’t forget his brief call of duty moment from last ep)! so our beloved doctor is still a sly, nigh to manipulative, time lady of exceeding intelligence. (could just be my interpretation, though.) i…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Rosa

    wow, i’ve just finished a re-watch of the ep, and i’ve just figured out what it is about the series, so far, that has been nagging at me. it’s almost as if chibnall has committed to taking the show back, not just to the simpler davies era, but even further back… to its BG Who roots. the stories have been very stripped away of the moffat-era…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Rosa

    @anduril

    it may seem trivial to some, but not to the bonkers-izing peeps on this forum! well spotted! i still haven’t had time for my normal re-watch (or two), and i was so focused on catching the dialogue and following the story that i completely didn’t see it… even when she was running around without the coat. i feel like a total failure……[Read more]

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