• @jimthefish Years & Years sounds great. @cathannabel:  thank you for that too. We also saw Russian Doll: brill! Jim, Good luck with the thesis. May the calm of the Jedi knights be with you!

    @mudlark @missy

    I think Dr Who was confronting Missy? With Capaldi’s Doc? All the monsters could be a hard lesson in life, the monsters a back-drop, a good…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB

    That sounds like a great idea. I’ll look at those and also some sites on the web for assistance.

    Mum said they did Hamlet and read out parts and ended up memorising them too which was good practise.

    Hope he gets better soon.

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    @pedant hey there.

    oops sorry about the VD. I had to google it. Lots of things are “VD” but I worked out which one you meant on account of your exceeding old age. 🙂

    This is my humour. I’m testing it out. As dad’s gen would say “it’s a Sunday drive so I’m wearing a hat and driving slowly.”  I always type my responses straight onto the “reply…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    It was Great -is what I meant.  🙂

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    @whisht

    What on EARTH was I doing?

    Sorry about the bloomin lecture. Gawd. Throw some tomatoes at me (rotten ones) -after all,  the composer Debussy had lots of………you would know. You have a brain, curiosity etc so again, wack me about the head when I start blathering…

    Thank you for birthday wishes. It was an interesting day. It involved lo…[Read more]

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    @cathannabel

    It rings bells....”  That reminds me of what @whisht said regarding @Blenkinsopthebrave & The Persuaders  theme.

    A literary fugue -that sounds compelling! Text & music is very interesting isn’t it? Lyrics and choons or secular (initially French: between 600-1300) ) and  sacred musics and texts are powerful combinations across th…[Read more]

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    @cathannabel

    The Cath is Back! Agreed @whisht it’s a beautiful film. I didn’t really want to see it. @pedant suggested it. It blew our minds. The language, the prediction of the language is astounding: if a musical piece is extant but at the same time composed with the fullness and completeness of the composition unwinding in front of you, all of…[Read more]

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    @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave

    Now, now The Whister.  If you have to be grumpy -then absolutely. In fact, you’ve never been grumpy (look at me, a total juvenile complaining about cleaners: unbelievably silly of me) here. Never ever. So, occasionally, vent whenever you like -as long as our emperor agrees & doesn’t lop off your head. After all, I’ve…[Read more]

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    @whisht  Yes, I feel for you.  I know that his improv of that speech was incredible but when you look all over the rest of the ‘net’ it’s pretty much “the iconic speech” when there are so many. Still, I am moved when I read it, too.  The web has a tendency to take over, get tangled, or repeat -well, like a web, really 🙁

    I’ve seen things you pe…

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  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @arbutus  He was a monumental performer wasn’t he? Indelibly attracted to his audience & effortlessly so.

    @whisht sorry for posting thrice but I love Ringo’s beautiful tambourine. The master that’s often forgotten has a spectacular bit of solo tambourine following a 2nd middle 8 on repeat.

    @pedant yonks ago I was writing about music notation…[Read more]

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    Ah forgot the link  link

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    @whisht Ooh interesting! When I was younger I wasn’t in on the day ‘tripper’ joke.  but I don’t think anyone understood that for awhile- a year or two anyways   🙂

    Popularity went to We can Work it Out  – -which kinda fits the Trip Home too. It was the longest song, thus far, they’d worked on…..so …that’s a link (**)

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    sorry 12 1/2 mins  to soft touch down -that’s incredible.

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    mare fecundititus

    & I’m still on 6000km p/h in under 20 mins to slow down for first contact

    wow.

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Well, that was bracing! I had a rotten headache, overdid the codeine & in holding the laptop, every few seconds it would slip as I’d fallen asleep. Until I heard those two……artistic & unique pieces. Not exquisite exactly but adding something to the firmament nonetheless. I hadn’t heard them before….I feel my learning…[Read more]

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    @whisht

    Believe me, I was one of the annoying people at 21 (and at 14-15) saying “LISTEN to these dudes” -Police.

    I would not have used the word dudes, actually. (()-())

    That’s a great chuune, imho.  “keep it up”

    The Floyd’s amzing & yep egos were huge with Gilmour & d’rest.

    I had a crush on Gilmour when I was very young & silly.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    OK, that happened. It’s happening to Mum too so I won’t edit it. When we do it disappears 50% of the time.

    Have I broken the world wide web?

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    @pedant !!

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  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant

    This is Syzygy the younger: thankfully your VD pops up in mum’s  inbox auto.

    Absolutely great blog &, again, Mum had no idea at all that 30 seconds referred to fuel. And “contact light”  -loved the analogy. I’m going to listen to it again. We did spend, maybe 10 minutes discussing the moon landing in history -7 minutes, really with the i…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht you mentioned theremin….

    A few people might not know it’s an instrument you play by not touching it.

     

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