• Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @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!!

    :¬D

    Hope you feel good in the suit and it passes muster with your date!

    ;¬)

  • Whisht replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    BOO!!

    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

    htt…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    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.
    The one.

    “You can do anythang you want…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    hey @omega1972 – thanks for sharing!

    I really liked the overall structure of that piece – it built well.
    I think though I may like your piece Octopus even more (will need to listen to both a couple of times!)

    ;¬)

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    I hereby decide that I myself will not be offended by the juvenile stupidity of this song.
    Instead, I decide that I will continue to enjoy the stupidity of this song until I realise that I shouldn’t.

  • Whisht replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    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!

    {blumminmummblerrrsss}

    Though the song ‘Gary’ made me think of a certain band, but… although a the track…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    thanks @pedant I hadn’t realised its World Suicide Day.

    A massive issue and one that I won’t make light of (if anything I post has lyrics or tone that somehow jars with anyone its not intentional at all – blame my cack-handedness or tin ear).

    y’know, I remember the Inspirals but (you guessed it) I didn’t listen to the lyrics.
    (when they played…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave – ah, interesting…
    Maybe its memory but it could be as the sound is now through different amps and speakers and possibly even slightly sped up videos.

    However, I also believe that pulse may affect this too!

    ;¬)

    And yes, Bananarama were ridiculous in many ways (many of them the right ways!).

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    but yeah…. basslines when its locked in with rhythm guitar and vocal

    good times

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    so – ya got me thinking of great bass playing (I can’t now work out why so…. whaddeva).

    What’s great about this (for me) is that the bass is really warm and sinousy when it can be and the vocal, horns et al are dry as hell.

    Carole Kaye is awesome.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly when I googled “dirty funky…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16

    Isaac Hayes had 14 kids??!??!?

    hmm – probably just sound-checks….

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