• thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    Oh I LOVE drop scones! I’d never even heard of them until a friend of mine showed me almost 10 years ago.

    Jolly delicious.

    Puro

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant @winston

    that’s great history & I didn’t know an inch of it -or a pinch of it (salt) nor a cup of it (flour & sugar presumably).

    Aussies put a pinch of salt in their pancakes, whether savoury or not. The worst crepes I had was in Lausanne. Twice. For some reason between ’93 & 2009 I believed they’d improve. They were SO sweet I wanted to…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    I should have said the 5-8 thousand models are affixed to the house so they’re used for the entire property. Most people in this suburb have 3 or 4 bathrooms etc -2 kitchens even.

    Not us, though. Just two loos and one small kitchen but we do go thru a massive amount of water. I should look at my water bill and list it.

    Coffee grounds…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Winston (sorry, I had a page of stuff & it vanished : Dr who Forum is not responding. etc etc).

    I use water from baths, washing machines, old water bottles -and I shower outside. Discreetly!

    Its desperate -north the big rains and south, nothing but dirt. It’s awful.

    @mudlark taught me how to treat my gardenia so thank you to her! I did have…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant @winston

    They are amazing. Gawd, no wonder pancakes are……intriguing. Oh boy, I’m salivating now! I can imagine thin pancakes with ricotta cheese and brown sugar mixed with berries and vanilla whipped cream….or, during a 6 month period where I stayed with friends on a farm every morning we had lemon and sugar on pancakes. They were…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    “ooh Maestro Prevvvinnn”. I had a professor during a post-grad course who was all about Previn. For some reason it took a few years for me to fall for him  -Vaughn Williams is one of most juicy composers of that century. Watery scenes, evocative & sense-laid.

    Puro.

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant

    my inner dummy spoketh

    Ooh, I’m averting my eyes now. They’re averted…..Whoa!

    🙂

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Winston @pedant and @whisht

    Yes, that’s the one, isn’t it? The song people say “hang on, THAT’s Chicago??” Great stories about who wrote it, why they were struggling to complete the album & the name of the song as well.

    You can see Cetera still performing today but in a suit & tie 🙂

    But Kath was the prima donna guitarist with RSMag commenting…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant  @whisht

    Oh I know. His death popped up on my feed.  Such lovely memories of the whole band. Even dad liked them which says something (maybe)

    Thank you for the Jeremy Hardy. And Rebecca Front! And bees….And buttons.

    Phobias. That was actually very interesting.

    Puro

     

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 1

    so it’s been awhile and I’ve not seen this popping up in my in-box (my fault obviously).  I saw this last many, many moons ago.

    Above I read Castellan is very good….& is he played by Milton Johns?

    @JanetteB I agree -this was my bread & butter Who.  The actor playing Rodan tickles me. Do you recall an Aus movie The Getting of Wisdom? I think t…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave -me too! It was a late night of telly watching for the Puro Crew

    @mudlark Eyes, noses, next it’ll be ears! Glad your chest infection has diminished, however & thank you for the answer.

    Puro

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

    @ScaryB  your headline comment caused me to jump to this thought. For the wordsmiths out there & you know who you are – & @mudlark are you home yet?

    I see this headline:

    thousands demonstrate against Climate Change.”

    Is that the correct way to write: Climate Change is a THING & it’s bad so we protest
    ?  It could be read as “we’re protesting < …[Read more]

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

    @ScaryB

    that’s brilliant to read Scary, thank you: hope you’re doing well.

    Puro x

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I think Meddling Monk was mentioned?  🙂

    So, I have to go with the Capt Obvious & apologies if it’s been done before!

    Purox

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Cathannabel.  I’m  so sorry. It’s, as He says, sudden. And what a terrific talent she had!  This reminds me of news in Aus -a RC into Aged Care. The stories -the truths are horrible. But that’s for another day…a different discussion. She obviously inspired  many people and it’s wonderful to know that. What people are capable of, or were, onc…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @cathanabbel

    Equally sorry – and the Ogdon would’ve been marvellous.

    Love to you all.

    Puro and Thane

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @cathannabel

    The Snarky Puppy has been driving me nuts. Not in the normal musical way. But that  Mad Dog reference (somewhere) when connected with Puppy made me think of: aircraft (a passion of mine and Thane’s of late after  his helicopter training session. Best not repeated due to needing millions to actually get the ticket!).

    So, not Snarky P…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @walruswho

    I’m not surprised -the theme is history’s greatest, in my not-so-humble opinion 😉

    There are many themes I really like & many of them aren’t huge melodic cycles but something a little different. Who fits that bill.

    On a totally non-sci-fi subject, so does Sorkin’s major film The Social Network with composers Atticus Ross & Trent…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @walruswho

    Well, I’m speechless! That was some job. It’s such a terrific theme, isn’t it?

    So, you could also be “who-doo Gurus” 🙂   (after the Australian band, the Hoodoo Gurus).

    Puro

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

    was on youtube (& survived) & I found a set of little eps on “easter eggs’ in DR Who. Incl Flatline, the Day of, The Time of, Family of Blood, the time when Oswin first appears. I should link to it.

    Of them all, I remember only 3. That’s terrible!

    Good fun.

    Puro

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