• thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht

    I see what you mean about his writing and the prose.

    @blenkinsopthebrave it’s worse than a farce, isn’t it, this ‘administration’? Maybe one day we’ll  wake up and realise it was all a dream 🙁

    Puro.

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig

    I have a Marie Cooper from the US  ‘army’ giving me her private email wanting to reveal information 🙂

    Puro.

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht  @pedant

    It’s funny that real people in the ACTUAL UK watched Mind Your Language or Are you being Served?  🙂

    My dear Mum loved those shows. Gawd.

    I was waiting till she mentioned this adoration to my year 5 teacher who was born in London and arrived in her mid-30s, husband and two children in tow. Boy, on PT evening Mrs Boski give me a…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht

    That’s very interesting! It has a punk feel but it’s the chord structure & refrain which is REALLY interesting. That ‘twiney’ steel sound, lots of heavy bass, a deep voice, niiice chord changes which go somewhere different than you think.  @pedant @geoffers

    I have another ear worm -more so a need to resolve what it is that makes 80s and…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @JanetteB that is bloody awful! “Bloody” tends to be quite an Aussie thing, says Thane. I remember various people shouting “bloddy hill.” 🙂

    45 degrees is no joke. It’s not easy to stay cool, here, but you’re far worse off.

    I know Thane purchased a $2 pkt of ice and tipped it the bath to have an ice bath. Yeah, right. The so-called cold tap…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @ltia

    Lovely name, btw. It’s a great place. We’re not AS busy as we were a few weeks ago – can’t believe the NY special was nearly a month ago.

    Welcome, you’ll have a blast

    Thane16 and Puro

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So the clues end up with THIS

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @geoffers

    I know! Saying “something is SO easy” is a bit like me saying to Thane “listen, this the ‘doh’ pitch and THIS is the ‘sol -mi’ sound. It’s easy just SING it.”

    See, this is what happens when I try to be funny?  Smiley faces or emojis are confusing. Some people use them first to write “hey, this is HILARIOUS” whilst others add them in…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht

    I didn’t mind The Veronicas. Also Katie Noonan. Not a band -front singer from jazz to what people round about call ‘Indie’ moosic.

    Just googling there is a terrific name of a Bris/Logan band: Fat Mans Cleavage  😀  Lovely!

    Puro.

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @ichabod

    I made an error! I think I meant another movie with ‘money’ in it? Actually, no, it’s Molly’s Game?

    It looks really good! But I might catch MoneyBall too.

    I am interested in some films that capture elements of American culture: I remember when I first heard Paradise by The Dashboard Light. Has so many American elements. A nation very…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @ichabod

    Are you’re back!! I will tell Mum that. I really wanted to see it? Dad watched it & was not that impressed? Mum loves Bill Nighy. We all do.  Right now, I should be on another thread but I was watching out for the new Sorkin film called Moneyball. Have you seen that at all? I think it is on disc by now.

    T16  and happy new year to you!!

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @geoffers

    That’s the argument against a lot of music, isn’t it? Just how impenetrable it can be. Despite trying, JM Jarre wasn’t easy for me. Oxygene’s brilliant. But after 30 mins I panic and freak out. I find the intense orchestration and lack of pitch variation monotonous. Obviously I was hated for this opinion! “Ah, Puro you are SO lite! You…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Ah, TRB, Tran Stacey. Niiice. I mean, Stan Tracey -links with Ambler etc. Very talented pianists. Parents were considered pretty far right conservative in the late ’80s and Ambler  against advice, played for the TRB for a few gigs “just temp, mind, lads, OK?” and ended up staying for awhile

    @whisht That’s a terrific story!  The da-da duh in p…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant @geoffers @whisht

    I have heard this too! But it wasn’t a grocery store -or any ‘real’ store but a chiropractor and physio’s HQ. The music they played was that 20th century stuff mum loves. Not nice listening & a lot of screechy violins. Maybe they think if the patients can deal with the music they can handle the pain of a ‘cracked back.’…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant

    Ri3hT!  It is a question I didn’t consider. A grocery store has an actual channel. And it’s an AUs store.  So….they would consider their market, how many songs they re-play & why & which is more likely to be played in the first place?

    T16

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    also, its not Alphaville’s Forever Young. I thought of this originally thinking I had nailed it. I think a few  years ago the New Zealand and Australian travel organisations or even the NZ government used that song to advertise the country as a tourist destination.

    T16

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @geoffers That’s terrific! I haven’t experienced much ’90s music? But I will now look at much more. Actually Mum would reckon that she’s heard a lot of music from the 90s which she also likes a lot: I didn’t know that! The APP sounds like a terrific band and in listening to some last night (during the tennis) I think it’s like Pink Floyd but not…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Ok. I have clues.

    she was watching tennis & dad said “I could murder a cold one.”

    No-one said anything. He never says “murder” this … She says, “say it again. SLOWLY.”

    So he says:  “I could murder a cold one.”

    “something about THAT mixed with “for-ev-a being pretty high up so maybe women but the grunt, there’s too much grunt. But it’s a high gr…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @geoffers @whisht

    With a lot of grog on hand (she’s allowed now on account of her teeth…long story).

    We have crossed Tom and Mr Parson’s off the list (but it looks like there’s no apostrophe). Unfortunately. They were awesome songs and I personally haven’t heard them before. Through the door I gave her a bar piece (a sentence of music) and she…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht

    The Music Man is Back! it is thane speaking. Mum is excited to see this thread hopping!!

    She was telling in @pedant in Email Bursts (that is what we call them) about how at grocery shops she heard a song from the 1980S which had the words “forever” in it. 24 hours later she thinks it is Kiss song ‘Forever’  which is hilarious because…[Read more]

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