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

    @pedant – ah, sorry to hear about the diabetes diagnosis.
    I think I have that coming (my dad had type 2 and my age/lifestyle would suggest I’m making it more likely).

    So yeah – sugar is (and will be) an important part of my tea drinking (both in too much to the gulp of reduction!).

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

    ah – for once an idiot like me is the expert!

    Nope – not on grammar, nor on Who lore, but on tea.

    I grew up on tea.
    In fact I grew because of tea.
    Its basically the main carrier of sugar into my body (via many spoons of the stuff as well as cake and biscuits especially in my earlier years).

    I am 90% tea.

    So, here for you all is the wisdom of…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16
    so sorry for not replying sooner – didn’t get the kick-in-the-shins email that I usually get for “someone’s mentioned you” !
    Probably my dodgy email…
    so, from flanders and swann to screachin’ weasil to Mozart!
    flippin ‘eck.

    I have nothing to reply with but realised I hadn’t replied so…. hiya.

    🙂

    [and after catching up and reading…[Read more]

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

    @pedant – thanks for the link to that restaurant – it sounds amazing and some of the dishes made me laugh out loud (which I kinda needed)

     

    (do you think there’s another one themed at the end of the universe? If so it’d better have a good lightshow…)

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I just read that Aretha Franklin isn’t well (“gravely ill”) so here’s something to remind us what a great singer and musician she is.*

     

    Sail on, sail on

     

     

    * This link may be to a better performance (though not as good a recording)

  • Whisht replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I’m rather late to the party with this band.
    Heard of them, but didn’t bother to listen to them.

    Then I heard this – doh!
    [should’ve listened to them a long time ago!]

    It seems swapping genders can be a really really good thing, as the original version is sung by a man and… well, somehow the lyrics…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    And for my final pointless musical post for the Aztecs….

    A bit of self indulgent misery (ah Doctor – could that/ would that have been Love…?), but… if your heart has been broken (even by yourself) then I reckon some self indulgence is ok.
    However – everything in moderation.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    hey @thane16 – wow, thank you and your mum so much!
    I’m really touched; yes my birthday was a coupla months ago but still, you remembered!!

    In terms of Trevor Horn (the bespectacled Buggles guy) he was also a key part of The Art of Noise (though as with Buggles it was a collective of other musical contributors like Anne Dudley).
    And hearing this…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Aztecs part 4

    Well – I enjoyed that!

    Lots of lovely bits (fight scene with backdrops and fast editing; the Doctor telling Barbera she had not saved a civilisation but had saved a man, when he had lost a potential partner… oh, and lots more Olivieresquerisms from the dastardly Tlotoxl).

    The ending is a bit curious in that it seems to end off camera (Autloc…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So, my third song(s) for the Aztecs (this time for episode 3).
    I’ll embed a couple but add a few links to stuff I found along the way!

    For some contemporary love-related music you can’t really get beyond the Beatles

    I was surprised that the Doctor seems to have been a bit of a Loverman even back in…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Aztecs part 3

    well that was a cracker of an episode!
    Lots of twists and turns (and Olivier-esque pro-nunci-atio-ns).

    I didn’t take notes (so have forgotten much already!) but love bits and pieces like this bit of humour used to offset the impending horror:

    “Where did you get this?”
    “My fiance”
    “Your what??”
    “Yes, I made some cocoa and got engaged”

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Shine on.. yep, had it a while and go back to it every 5 years or so.

    In terms of Aztecs here’s my second not-really-related tune.
    I’ve done Yma Sumac before, but here she is again with a tune I’m sure I didn’t link to (and yes, Incas and Aztecs are different – but so is a singer from New York and a ‘native’ singer from… anywhere other than New…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Aztecs part 2

    ah – a bit late in commenting on this one (saw it last week) but wanted to echo a lot of @bluesqueakpip

    I was also really impressed with the costumes and wondered if there’d been a recent Aztec-era play that they’d been nabbed from (especially that puma/ jaguar mask).

    As for John Ringham – he’s got his teeth into it (and maybe the set) but I…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Yes, I went there.

    No apologies.

    😉

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Aztecs part 1

    Just wanted to say I enjoyed this (not seen it before).

    Agree with pretty much everything above (“Richard III” made me laugh @blue!).
    Interesting insight that this hammy-ness might be more prevalent in historicals @jimthefish – I don’t know the historical stuff well enough but something I’ll watch out for (maybe its a reflex when actors where…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    So as there have been so many mentions in the press recently (100 year anniversary and all), I thought I’d try and find some music.

    Some of what I found was a bit earnest so I thought I’d play something a bit more fun :

     

    and of course, all links lead to Bowie…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    shit.

    That might be a review or a response to another death.

    For me its the latter.

    With so many songs I could link to many and give a skewed appreciation of them, or just link to one (and admit the skew). This one is because, well, every planet has a North.
    I’m not sure anyone liked everything they released and I’m sure they liked it that…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @pedant – True that 46 is no fucking age (says the guy who is 46 for at least another month or so).

    Another musician that has died is the rather longer-lived Hugh Masekela.
    I don’t know his music well; I heard this many years ago and loved it, but a subsequent hunt and ‘Best of’ didn’t have anything even close, so will have to see if there’s more…[Read more]

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