• 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 Testing  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

    @cathannabel  @winston It is a soulful piece. I hope it adds a small measure of comfort and the knowledge that we love you.  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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  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Not sure if @pedant posted this? He nudged me earlier about Arvo Part. So Da Pacem…

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Great to see all this music!

    I love this song, but this week it has resonance for a dear friend.

     

    Thane16  (old and young Syzygy)

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi to all the clevers around about! I’m on this new & improved diet & when I look up “rye” bread it says rye is made from rye grain, & the thicker or darker part of the wheat grain. But I thought rye is a totally different grain -from wheat, like soy or corn?

    Does anyone know about rye bread? I’m trying to have a varied diet & eating a lot less…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog

    In one, it’s that whilst people love a swagger & enjoy the “going nuts,” part, they don’t like a swagger to stay one. It has to have more than “nuts” & swagger. A good album, but not a great album?

    Old Syzygy.

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    Epistocracy is not a new idea. I remember Paul Keating & speech writers discussing John Stuart Mill & Plato at a university round table meet in the late ’80s. The idea was subsequently ditched. Theoretically Jason Brennan has been working on this for a long time.  Ideas like this were put forward in a text book I edited in 1996 which heralded the…[Read more]

  • Ooh, I knew Dr Tesla was a Doctor in ER!

    Golly gosh!

    Great episode, beautifully filmed, an almost old nemesis. Visnjic plays Tesla beautifully. As does Mohindra as the Sithra (sic) queen.

    @captaddams

    No, but you do.

    Syzygy the Old

  • @whisht

    I’ve managed to wrest the Forum from The Younger who’s in argument mode. Awesome, I second @arbutus, the  Kraftwerk connection is solid & you’ve sold me. Brilliant.

    I loved this episode too. It has a ….different focus than previous episodes. To me, at least.

    Also @arbutus thank you for the lovely Lau. It’s inspirational & the be…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Trie to post in the Pub. But the innernet decided against it! No-one has said that people shouldn’t have oxygen now.  As said, the Doctor would give her O2 to anyone else first. The poor are oppressed & speeches to everyone are still necessary. One won’t change the oppression of the other. But it’s a common ideal to be humane -that we try to…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog

    Did someone mention Thin White Duke? This is mum’s favourite -amongst (or ‘among’ we need a @pedant when we NEED one!) or one of her favourites!

    But I’m not sure which is best…..

    Syxygy the young one

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip

    I didn’t actually start it 🙂 I am 18, so maybe arguing is still a ‘thing?’

    The platitude -sacred belief issue is one quite common to those in certain areas of journalism, preaching etc. It tends to be used a lot when no-one is ‘arguing’ that a particular point is otherwise.

    No-one has said “poor” don’t have access to Oxygen…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @Bluesqueakpip oops. yes, see, you did it again “does it make them any more important” with the platitudes. No-one is claiming they are more important, more significant or better able to argue.

    And yep, the poor sods who glued their hands to trains -apologised -& were fined*, making this a stronger sacred value platitude. It’s an illusion of a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @bluesqueakpip

    Yes, we’re  debating rights. Or rather you are. You’re talking about “rights & choices” when no-one has actually said they (the “poor”) don’t have any rights. You’re using sacred-value platitudes in order to build an argument no-one’s arguing about because no-one’s saying those values are wrong. The argument should be couched in…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @peacefrog I think Mum would say “the sound was found as early as the 3rd century BC in…Crete.” Maybe. But we all love The Dead. And it resonates 🙂

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