• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @Geoffers – a bi late from me but great shout on Lloyd Cole!
    Not that it was likely(!) but what a great call back!

    However – I must take umbrage with “the 90’s weren’t the best decade for music”
    and declare that the 90’s were…. OK and stuff.

    Now, if this became a serve/ return of your 80’s classics to my 90’s then I’m sure you’d win but… hol…[Read more]

  • @geoffers @thane16

    Heh.

    The Jessops (photo gear store) in Milton Keynes is occasionally prone to piping out really abstract expressionist jazz – I call the times they do this “We don’t want no steenkin’ customers” days

  • @whisht @geoffers @thane16

    The thing you have to keep asking yourselves is “How likely is this to turn up on a grocery store mix tape”?

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16

    the 90’s weren’t the best decade for music, but i do have some favourites from then (sarah mclachlan, smashing pumpkins, tool, tori amos) worth checking out. your mileage may vary. but i think it was the decade that led to the “death of radio.” at least for me. i really abandoned finding new music on the radio (or via music videos) once…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16

    one more contender…

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @whisht – the alan parsons project has been my fav band since i heard that song on the radio, as a kid, which is unusual, because they used multiple lead singers throughout their career. so it was difficult to identify new songs of theirs when they were released! their catalog is worth digging into, they’re a bit pink floyd “lite.” but the mid…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16 – please know that I’m am doubled up in tears!
    I haven’t laughed this hard in ages!!

    Please – a small favour.
    When Puro does wake up screaming “Its [artists name]” please don’t tell us who it is.

    Not yet.

    Lets try and guess from the meagre clues we have!

    ;¬)

  • geoffers replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16

    i really, really, really hope it’s not this song that’s driving puro mad?! (one of my favs of all time!) 😀

    [edit: not being able to identify a song/song fragment drives me insane, too! and who doesn’t love a great mystery?]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Hi @Thane16 – great to hear from you!
    Thanks so much for the update – I’m still giggling from picturing what your house is like at the moment!

    So – the challenge is:
    – its a song with “forever” in the lyrics
    – it may (or may not) be from the 80’s
    – it may be a ‘hair band’ (though not necessarily)
    – it sounds ‘flat’ or ‘sharp’.

    Well – that’ll…[Read more]

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

    @thane16
    I’ve always believed the Doctor’s “Sonic” was telepathic. Only way a device with what appears to be only one button and no display could possibly function in the manner the Doctor uses it.

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

    @thane16
    I lived in Brissy from 2006 to 2016. I’m now 3 hours west of Gladstone. I kill 12-15 cane toads a night when my shoulder is not completely stuffed, which it has been for 6 months now…. 🙁 . I still manage to kick a couple to death every now and then.
    @missy
    What’s a good e-mail address for the BBC? or Maybe we could launch an online petition!

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16

    Sorry never heard of this. In fact the only thing I have seen Laura Linney in, is Love Actually and sadly I don’t remember her. Not that I’ve heard of any of the other films she has been in either.

    Missy

    P.s. I know this because I looked her up.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 and indeed, unsurprisingly, she lost. Massively.

    It’s hard to know what will happen now. There ought to be a general election. Ideally, what with the UK being a Parliamentary Democracy, and Leave campaigning on the basis of Parliament’s sovereignty, the M.P.s and rival candidates ought to consult their constituencies, and decide to run…[Read more]

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

    @thane16 thank you, and can you thank your mother for me? To be fair, it took me till my late thirties. And took a good deal of glowering at my desk hissing ‘It’s assignment week!’ if someone so much as asked me to put the kettle on. ‘You can have your tea when I’ve graduated.’ I was great fun during this time.

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16 – Let me expand on that, to show you what I mean.

    When the writers don’t explain something, they’re leaving it to us to make something up.  So, for the train roof, sure, we can say it’s regeneration energy.  Or we can come up with something else.  Like this:

    The 12th Doctor knew tough times were ahead, thanks to one of those vague Ti…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16 – What needs an explanation and how much will vary from person to person.

    The planet out of orbit thing was in The Ghost Monument, not the Battle of something-something.  (Why can’t I remember the titles better?)

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

    @thane16, hya, and thank you.

    I finished my degree (got a first) and right now am bogged in a sea of panic over MA application, partly because a third of my degree was on Creative Writing, and I want to study literature. Felt a similar way when I started my degree, and that was with the OU who’ll take anyone! So I’m doing a lot of reading and…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 It sounds and looks beautiful, so lush it is hard to believe that you are talking about the same country as the bleached out wheat fields that stretch out around this town. Even the Barossa is looking rather worse for wear now, the squares of irrigated vineyards contrasting unfavourably with the dead grass and red brown soil that surround…[Read more]

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

    @thane16   I also love old movies including the ones you mentioned but when I thought about it I realized that my favourites are the ones with fast snappy dialogue, an abundance of banter and a bit of slapstick. The Thin Man series and Bringing up Baby come to mind. That is probably why I enjoy the 10th and 11th Doctors so much.

    The Birds like m…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Rosa

    @thane16 – I’m not commenting any further on the episode; I’m better off not thinking about it.  Sorry…

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