ok – so this is inspired by @bluesqueakpip ‘s excellent blog on Grace.
I’m sure we had this tune during the series but I can’t remember.
Takes a min or two to get going.
I tried to find the lyrics and discovered that the lyricist went through their own conversion – quite a story.
So, its the 30th anniversary of the Web.
Tim Berners Lee [Heavenly Chorus Sound #4] thinks that things may be going in the wrong direction, but I’ll ignore that for now (is the web merely a reflection of the world we live in..?).
Anyway, this is the music thread so I thought I’d look at music from 1989.
A couple of bands had their debut albums…[Read more]
Ok – so I am reliably informed that today is Douglas Adams’ birthday (and its still his birthday even though he did die far too young, many years ago).
So here is an address made by Neil Gaiman about knowing Douglas, writing, writers and immortality. Its Neil Gaiman, so there are many pauses, a mainly whimsical tone, notes on the difference…[Read more]
yep – that’ll be the guitar-sacrifice thing at Monterey!
Btw coincidentally (yet) another album I’m only hearing for the first time recently is Electric Ladyland.
I know, I know but for some reason I never had it until now.
Which meant that although I knew all the great singles, I hadn’t heard the other version of Voodoo Chile which is a long…[Read more]
so, to carry on the theme of “this guy hasn’t a clue about music”, here’s the ‘latest’ choon I’m digging (man) fom the Ultimate yah yah of Geetar songs (or whatever the multiple CD compilation was).
For me this band growing up was “urgh, don’t like” due to whatever was in the charts at the time rather than think “maybe they did other…[Read more]
I only heard about Peter York’s death a few minutes before checking in here and I’ll admit a certain “awwwww no”.
I grew up seeing them on the TV, sandwiched between The Banana Splits and I thought of them as a joke band, though couldn’t figure out how some of their songs were so damn good.
Sometimes it can take me…[Read more]
ah ok, not surprising but that was a link to A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
Anyway, here’s some music.
happy to take requests for convoluted connections between a scene with lettuce and some pop music, but in the meantime… i guess it will be mainly random
Thankfully (due to me looking for something about him) this popped up in my right hand panel of YouTube.
Sometimes YT proffers stuff that isn’t…[Read more]
oooh @pedant – yep, that Spitting Image song brings back memories.
Still wincing after hearing it again.
You’re right about A Bit of Fry and Laurie sometimes trying too hard. As I cycled through a bunch of their sketches on YT I was struck with how it felt like a couple of Pythons doing Two Ronnies sketches.
Still, they hit me and a couple of…[Read more]
@pedant – I’ll admit to not remembering that song when it was originally aired.
Not sure if I’d have appreciated it at the time but now I’ve heard it, I can say I’m a big fan of Kinda Lingers!
I’ve now been down a rabbit warren of YouTube (a video warren??) and have nothing to reply with but here’s a Bit of Fry and Laurie.
a really early…[Read more]
@pedant – ha ha! I didn’t bite on Plaistow Patricia as its erm, well, well it isn’t sweet like chocolate.
And after hearing it once I would barely play it at home let alone in a shop or school!
But I wasn’t politicised at all at that time (I was still quite young!) and even when I was of an age you’d have expected me to be more ‘woke’ I…[Read more]
btw – its been kinda fun going through the weird routes YT and my own library take me when looking at 80’s and 90’s music.
But by goodness I was listening to some miserable stuff!!
Dunno what it is about guys when they’re in their teens-and-twenties (tweenties?) but I managed to get walloped by Indie, Shoe-gazing then Grunge.
I mean I loved it…[Read more]
@Thane16 – Puro
I have a lot of fondness for PJ Harvey (and others like Bjork and St Vincent) in that I don’t like all their stuff (perhaps even most of it) as they try really hard to explore stuf (sometimes maybe trying too hard!). But I’d rather that than listen to an artist being ‘safe’.
I know that PJ Harvey was very influenced by Captain…[Read more]
Hi @Thane16 (Puro),
I need to give that a listen and proper reply!
Meanwhile here’s me diving in quickly to post something for Burn’s Night but also as a reference to Hugh McIlvanney who passed away.
He was a Scottish sports journalist but that description is paltry – he was a writer.
Here’s what he wrote about Muhammad Ali after beating George…[Read more]
Not sure where to post this, so will take it to the pub.
Hugh McIlvanney has passed away.
This is a lovely tribute from BBC Scotland.
It suggests that rather than ‘just’ call him a ‘sports journalist’ is to pigeon-hole his writing [I guess in a similar way to genre/sci fi writers suffer].
That tribute has a few passages he wrote and here’s one…[Read more]
Hi @ltia – thanks so much for sharing your memories of your first Doctor (which are similar to mine!).
Don’t worry that the forum seems to be talking about weather/ horticulture/ ear worms or best decade of music (apologies) – I’m sure everyone here loves to have new members diving in, being brave enough to say “hi” and basically getting…[Read more]
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