btw Be Bop Deluxe wasn’t a band I knew at the time, but one I’ve heard about since with other unrelated bands like Graham Parker or Doctor Feelgood… so thanks for that one pedant, kinda enjoyed it.
and really enjoyed the Gold Panda syzergy.
Here’s something perhaps in a similar vein but maybe again gentle rather than where my head is often…[Read more]
So, there’s a General Election in the UK and everyone here is suffering the bombardment of lies on a daily basis. I’m exasperated, exhausted, disgusted and disgruntled.
Every time I think to post a song my mood is one of posting something angry about lying.
The kindest I’ve found is this ditty with at least a silly lyr…[Read more]
Well, today we learned that we’ve lost some wit from the World.
Jonathan Miller and Clive James.
I watched a couple of shows/ interviews between them and… well, things from the 80’s don’t always date well and I’m not sure the things I found reflect my memory of what it meant to a too-young-watcher to hear someone being clever and it being ok…[Read more]
hi all – apologies have been missing of late but catching up!
@pedant – quite a few clips and things you’ve posted recently have been really lovely! That Children in Need clip, Singing in the Rain etc. But also didn’t know this about Jona Lewie (I’m absolutely guilty of the inward-groan in December, every time I here the parps at the…[Read more]
@thane16 – well done!
You’ve managed to succeed in spite of some of your teachers meant to help you succeed!!
Mind you, if you like sushi then do watch out as the wahhabi sauce is hotter than you think!!
Hope you feel good in the suit and it passes muster with your date!
hm, maybe I’m being too subtle.
@missy – you are a person who if you were around very young people I know, I would try to not have you present.
If you were I’d have to have conversations with them about how wrong you were.
I wouldn’t call you stupid however, as that would be a way out of owning your opinions. And I would want the kids I know…[Read more]
oh @bluesqueakpip – you and your facts.
@Missy is perfectly entitled to her opinion whether its offensive to many many people.
Even if it makes other people retch or cry or shout or want to punch something.
Missy has an opinion and facts are irrelevant and her ability to not realise how offensive she is is not a reason to try and explain (however…[Read more]
So, songs for Halloween.
I know I’ve done songs for this before but due to the passing of my old laptop I don’t know what they were, so… I’ll try and pick something I didn’t link to before!
So that means no Monster Mash
She’s Got A New Spell by the wonderful Billy Bragg
But even if I have done this before, this one is for Pedant
so, yesterday was Bootsy Collins’ 68th birthday.
Was looking for something of his to paste and then found this.
Its not what I was looking for (ie something from James Brown era, or Rubber Band or something slick and produced etc etc).
No, this is a tutorial-type thing from BBC’s Rock School.
“You can do anythang you want…[Read more]
ok, this is going to mean nothing to anyone here.
So why am I sharing?
well… I’ve no one else to share it with.
It randomly popped into my head tonight and gave me warm and bittersweet memories.
We were in Uni, 19 or 20yrs old. We were Design students told to make a video.
A mate knew this song and we said “yay” lets do that!
Luckily that…[Read more]
Unfortunately I bust my last laptop (boo) so have lost my textpad of comments/ songs I’ve already posted over the years(!)
So… I know I’ve seen this before but it was one that came up randomly(?) just now and I thought I’d post as I want to get over my own biases.
I don’t want to like show-offs. I don’t want to be easily gulled. And he is…[Read more]
ooh @thane16 – that’s jazz alright but a little bit more than I can take!
But I do love testing myself nonetheless!!
This is a song I found a few weeks back and meant to post but I managed to break my laptop (duh!) and didn’t.
So, posting from another thing (tablet-with-a-keyboard).
This is an incredibly beautiful song about Love and perhaps at…[Read more]
@winston – really sorry to hear about your bereavements.
I don’t have the right words, but I can only imagine that losing both meant that neither could help with the grieving of the other. Which is what loved ones (whether human or not) give us.
I won’t post any music specifically, as anything I do would be cack-handed (see my most recent…[Read more]
So Ginger Baker passed away a few days ago.
I’m not a massive Cream fan nor heard his work with Mayall etc.
However I thought I’d post a couple of live versions here.
I was going to put Rollin’ and Tumblin’ but I really dislike Bruce’s singing.
So its going to be Crossroads.
On listening, Baker is quite precise to begin with then when the guitar…[Read more]
@thane16 – completely agree that “You Really Got Me” isn’t ahead of its time (also that its tight and not flabby!).
Its simply still massively influential.
Its kinda now-centric (not sure what the right word is!) of people today to think of it as ahead of its time as if now is when that sound is relevant! ;¬)
And really enjoyed Lynn Anderson -…[Read more]
People choose what they are offended by.
@missy – if you choose to be offended by people referring to themselves as Ms or actress etc then absolutely that’s your choice.
If others choose to be offended by those things as they recognise them as demeaning women as being less than men and gay people as being less than straight people, then that’s…[Read more]
Hi @blenkinsopthebrave – thanks for the jeannie lewis songs.
I’ll admit I’d not heard these nor in fact of her (sorry!).
Her vocal delivery is really clear and even noticing that makes me realise that most of the people I listen to aren’t!
Though the song ‘Gary’ made me think of a certain band, but… although a the track…[Read more]
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