• syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB

    and all the South Aussies (&, as always, the Sydney siders) we’re feeling your pain in Brisbane. We’ve been insanely fortunate in many cases. “cases” had a different tone to it now.

    Thanks to those who got in touch when I mentioned my late mum. I realise it looked as if Puro had passed away but nope, I’m still here & we’re doing…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Blenkinsopthebrave doesn’t it? How are the Blenkinsops? Well? The wine cellar depleting at all??? ๐Ÿ™‚

    @mudlark GOOD to see you! I wonder about the futile & litigious nonsense Trump will follow could help so that the Reps will eventually melt away? On another note, glad your digestive system is working! A happy bowel is a happy Mudlark….

    So,…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston good to see you out there!

    @oochillyo welcome to Forum

    @blenkinsopthebrave @nerys and… humour be good ๐Ÿ™‚

    We’re all still rumbling along in Brisbane with restrictions eased, then returned, then eased…then…then… It’s like a Tardis really. Evolving, regressing, retreating, re-reading. Or re-treading.

    @winston we’re also doing…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    So…..I thought I’d start in the pub…And as you know I love all animals, cats, dogs, Gretchen….

    Has anyone caught the German series Dark?

    There’s a Gretchen loop. Tonnes of clever stuff. I can’t actually understand much of it but it seems plenty can.

    Old Syzygy. Or is it Syzygy always & forever…

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Ya’ll know I pump out some Bowie, from time to time, But I thought I’d post this which I saw on telly yonks ago.

    There was a big argument on telly last night as to how influential Lil Richard was…did he start rock ‘n’ roll? Probably not, exactly, but boy did he influence Lennon, Jagger, McCartney’s solo career, Elton, The Cure, The Clash. The…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht. Man, I knew this was coming!

    I had that feeling. ๐Ÿ™

    Tutti-Frutti was something I danced to with my mum when I was younger. Everyone loved it.

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick oh jeepers, I shouldn’t laugh about The Brain and Me! You should must write a novel! You put up with a hellava lot & still make jokes? Amazing. I hope you chase up those darn urologists. Widening the plumbing….sounds somewhat painful ๐Ÿ™

    @whisht Ah, the boy will survive. Thane The Boy Who Lives (a bit much?).

    Denmark? DENMARK??…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Julian Cope, a musicologist, thought Kraftwerk & the not-always-so-related Krautrock were like Chinese Whispers to the Brits. He suggested Kraftwerk was misinterpreted outside the German music scene -to the extent it lost its flash.

    Judging by the spread of Kraftwerkย  -Johnny Marr was riveted, for example- I don’t entirely agree with Cope.…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Bowie said people who get music get silence. I’d heard that before -from Hockney the painter.

    Something radioactive. It kinda fits.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missroriย  @whisht

    Absolutely great advice from Whisht & others. it’s true: life aint fair. I’m real lucky that due to Crohns I have “self isolation down pat” -as my niece said when COVID blew in.

    That was just after devastating fires where thousands of people & animals were displaced. Entire towns with huge histories gone overnight even though…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Ah LOL, I meant teaspoons not tbs -unless you have a super huge pizza. In most cases, too much cheese is unattractive leading to a high fat, doughy tasting pizza, a la Dominos or Pizza Hut.

    Other brands are available ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteBย  @blenkinsopthebrave

    But I wanna photo!! ๐Ÿ™

    I have a rather stunning pizza to share in the pub. Should Child know how to operate old phone & computer we’ll have PICTURE to accompany the pizza recipe.

    Makeย  pizza dough -or buy it! I can add, later, the recipe I follow which is relatively easy.

    Add tomato paste (or home-made sauce) b…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Gawd, my keyboard! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Boy am I gabby tonight!

    I get that Piano Man aint on The Stranger album & many of you might like that particular album. So….I’ll leave you with this one…

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    I had no luck @Craig. Knew Newell Penfield was born around this time…like you…but a leedle bit later (in days, I mean). Unfortunately his string quartet whilst on a cassette deck & spooled out right now just aint on youtube. He wasn’t a particularly gifted composer but I liked his stuff. So happy birthday.

    I’ll see what else I can rummage…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Soooo. People. I’ve noticed a complete absence of Piano Man. I mean The Great Pianist Joel.

    I was on the way to the doctors (can’t really go any place else) & the radio had some Billy. It made me smile & then other people, in other cars, were on the same station, singing away. Most of these people were in their 50s, but still…

    I give you…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    For no reason at all my Netflix feed had Flatliners listed. I thought “ah, at last, I remember I liked this scary film” except they’ve re-made the darn thing. Worse with that English dood from Granchester except he’s in America. Why. Do. They. All. Have. To Try. “It”. In. America??

    I remember the Welsh dude (this is a terrible post!) who played…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @rob

    You must always gird your loins when speaking with lions. I recall an exam question in the defunct Naplan Testingย  asking for definitions/explanations of girding one’s loins. Some answers included: lock the zoo permanently; keep the lions in a separate cage; always wear Y-fronts; consider the holy, naked body as a temple &, ironically,…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Getting into The Good Place big time, lately.

    So, this for fun….

    And….this

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @cathannabelย  @winston It is a soulful piece. I hope it adds a small measure of comfort and the knowledge that we love you.ย  Solace isn’t always easy to find. Sometimes it’s in a familiar burst of confidence but nearly always it takes time, measure by measure, to find peace.

    When I was young it was just a cool song that I liked but now it is a s…

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