• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16 “Syzygy” – wonderful!

    and on googling it, I discovered this….

    I think its just right.

    I’m now off to listen to more of them!
    ;¬)

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant – oooof – that’s strong, but yeah.

    Don’t be hurt if I don’t find a song to match your reply though!

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @craig – you’ve helped individuals and their friends and families a huge amount.

    There was a time that a friend and I were due to have one of our ‘meet up for a few pints’ every 3 or 4 months. We’d done it for years.
    This time it drifted and I didn’t drop him a note.
    And yes, then it was too late. I don’t ‘blame’ myself but… but. Its easy to…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So, I saw on the news that a known racist and bigot in the UK, has had milkshake thrown over him on a couple of occasions recently and thought “I wonder would @pedant approve?”

    ;¬)

    Anyway, here’s something…. provocative in completely other ways.
    {ahem}

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Hi all – I’ve been tardy and not logged in to thank @craig for the new Music thread (yes the other one was creaking a bit!)

    So….. flowers !!

    So here are three ‘flower’ songs:
    Some classic shoe-gazing from Galaxie 500 –

    Then some live (fiddly) stuff from…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Invasion of Time part 3

    I am soooo glad of two things:

    1) the story is beginning to make a bit more sense and be less shouty/ silly;
    2) I clicked the link to watch via the dailymotion site where I don’t suffer the “here’s an ad for unicef” every 3 minutes.
    I mean, Unicef is great, but…. ahem.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    again, for all the wrong reasons I was reminded of this (especially today).

    I know young musicians today will have similar feelings, but can’t remember hearing them recently on popular telly as explicitly as in the 80’s. Maybe the conversations are just in bubbles, bubbling away…

    RIP Ranking Roger

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi @idiotsavon – good lord, if Oliver Letwin is the answer, then we’ve been asking the wrong question.

    do we need Deep Thought

    Is it time to panic yet..?

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Unfortunately this isn’t some homage to the Autons.

    ah well

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    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.

  • Whisht commented on the post, Series 11: the heart of Grace

    Hi @bluesqueakpip – just wanted to say how much I enjoyed what you wrote.

    I liked the whole piece but hadn’t thought of the mirroring of the Doctor (as grandfather) with Susan and Grace with Ryan.

    You’ve […]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    {sigh}

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Hi @pedant @winston @thane16

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    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

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    so, for a completely difficult/ tedious to explain reason, I looked up this video.
    Looks like the Beeb might be taking down videos from YT (not sure it will embed) but, anyway….

    https://vk.com/video1213697_162097886

    I will link to music soon…

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16 – it might surprise you to learn that I haven’t heard Meddle (I know, I know) but that reminded me for some reason to Us and Them (which I have heard before – yay team me!)

    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]

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