• syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    our dearest @Cathannabel, having heard of your husband’s death last night, I wanted to express our family’s sympathy with some Mompou. It’s a piece of  joy & delight: playful & untroubled; but melancholic & grave too.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark helloooo & welcome back!! And there are deer….😊

    if bells, trombones, trumpets & timpani don’t accompany this it’s out of respect for your mother’s gruesome situation….

    But yes, absolutely, my experiences were funny, in their way. My mother kept up a steady dose of humour throughout this incarceration, for as important as the bone brot…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston

    “it totally sucks that…”

    love the way you expressed that. Ain’t it true. You are such a strong person….

    Good grief, Winston, that is terrible regarding your boy: I really hope he continues to improve & under your care, with your cooking & home brewed tea, in your delightful garden, with its birds & occasional animals flocking for a fee…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    “…I adopted a pattern of thinking he was always going to bounce back….

    You’ve expressed that better than I ever could.

    indeed, the idea that they are the protective parent; they’re organised & practical – your dad was obviously all those things & more – leads us to think they’re almost indestructible.

    Thane was thinking along these…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    yes indeed time will heal these things. Thank you so much.

    @nerys my deep condolences regarding the death of your father – yes,  people with chronic /persistent illnesses or are vulnerable are most at risk and often the stipulated cause of death is the most recent. In your dad’s case, pneumonia; but as you say, long Covid is th…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston

    thank you. I appreciate your kindness as always. Yes, you’re quite right, time is necessary. Here, more than most places, we understand this. 😉

    my concern was that I could have/ should have  seen her but in very early March we didn’t predict any of what transpired. I guess it’s ‘do what you can when you can because no one knows what’s a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave thank you. And congrats on citizenship.

    @Winston the cookout story is amazing!

    @nerys

    wow, those are some great but nerve wracking experiences. I have had a few quite similar ones.

    I wanted to express my concern about the health issues your mum & step mum are experiencing and the long exhausting trip ahead of you. I really…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    as I know others & @janetteb is already aware, @missrori has been told “advice,” stories and help many, many, many times.

    None of it is followed. It reappears every few months when people suddenly show up again.

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    unforgotten is brilliant!

    Also, another comedy/drama (possibly genre switching) is The Good Place.

    – one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time of that nature.

    puro and Thane❤️❤️

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent I think in lurking above I suggested a Western inclined literary tonality?

    we’re more disposed to something western than Chinese, Russian or Korean.

    It’s a predisposition. The amount of posters from Western countries could be evidence of this. Naturally it’s available in many other countries but how we interpret the Show, deal…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dentarthurdent

    I lived in the States awhile- East Coast. I found Americans very reserved where I was. It was uni & most people were tired but further down in NY, people weren’t rowdy or lacking subtlety.

    but the English are spastic in their telly too sometimes: loud, snarky, incredibly fast talking & sarcastic. At times. I love American telly a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston thank you for the telly info.

    I need that! I’ve been watching Schmigadoon which is sweet & hilarious. ❤️♥️

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I think some American humour is brilliantly clever – Eli Attie of House, Westwing , newsroom – does a great job & as you weave your way thru House he’s like (ahem) a version of the Doctor.

    The humour in the US Leftovers was stunning & also frightening.

    perhaps we’re looking at a “Judeo/Christian/Gallifreyan” undercurrent  mixed with modern w…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    That’s good news @nerys from @dentarthurdent….Mr Blenkinsop….Lady Winston:

    I think all the Doctors since the Gap have been terrific in their own way. Took me awhile to glimpse the Dr in Ecceleston but with some stonking great scripts I was properly scared.

    Tennant really opened the series to everyone. series 5 with Smith & the Ponds was fairy…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Charlie Watts died at 80 .

    as The Stones played a shadow role to the Beatles, & I’ve often seen the former’s turbulence as outlandish, misogynist but never equivocal or ironic, & whilst I still loved ‘em (sometimes), I liked Watts’ Quintet, & his role in those comps, & in his drawing & art, more.

    He was a really clever swing musician; a sardoni…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    as @dentarthurdent also said paper is good. Paper is wise! I feel secure with a printout knowing it’s going to be there no matter what I do. My doctor sends blood test authorisations & prescriptions to my phone; never mind them being crumpled or tea stained.

    I’ve deleted all of them at different times!
    ♥️❤️

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nerys

    i absolutely agree the system is cr@p! When talking abt negative Covid 72 hour tests when flying if they have to be on your phone. Cross country plans are expensive & if I was travelling , to avoid Roaming fees I’d probably leave the phone at home.

    @dentarthurdent is right though. You should be able to upload a test result.

    or take a p…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston

    sorry to hear about this . I can understand the heat & its energy sapping. & the DeltaV is awful.

    We’ve idiot protests in Brisbane & Sydney as DeltaV cases in the latter increase.  ppl have parties & wander round maskless with (fake) doctored letters (I wanted to try that joke) resisting masks. 😡

    been reading many comments on the Ca…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @winston

    the Fez story is luverly & reminds me of something Doctor 11 would do to help a young child….

    @dentarthurdent

    Big tick on Serenity (yes, there’s a River too). NOT selling DVDs? Sounds like a supermarket deciding to stop selling fruit!

    agreed. Streaming🙄🙄

    at one point I had Apple (free for 8 more weeks), Shudder (about to not be fre…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent

    on westerns have you seen Whedon’s “Firefly.”

    a space western with 14 eps & BRILLIANT. 9 major characters all dancing onto screen with a full set of backstories rarely seen in telly series – even in Who (barring S5 with our Ponds).

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