• 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]

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

    Hiya all – just a note to say that I’m up for any re-watching regardless of the theme (and also hadn’t realised there were so many Time Ladies!).

    Sadly @blenkinsopthebrave I’m just a bit too young to remember Peter Wyngarde first time around (except for Flash Gordon but that’s hardly his greatest role!).

    Now (sadly) off to the Music thread for a post.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Ah, @craig
    Funnily enough when I first read your post I couldn’t see the image and couldn’t listen. When I read her name I thought “uh oh – she does rather wear her Radiohead influences on her sleeve…”

    and then realised it was Lianne de Havas I was thinking of!! *

    So – I hadn’t heard Lana Del Rey’s song before, so I thought I’d listen and…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Hi @pedant – ah yes, The Farm.

    I’ll admit I didn’t know that one was about the Christmas truce.
    Somehow I’d scrubbed any knowledge (and sound) of them from my ears and brain.

    Thanks for re-introducing that ‘music-hole’ back to my memory.

    {ahem}

    😉

    Anyway, here’s something where the lyrics aren’t really that close to the episode, but it came…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    Had been trying to find a ‘happy new year’ tune but nothing feels right (will try harder).

    Had been trying to find something for Twice Upon a Time (but again, still not finding anything just right).

    So will fall back on this.

    So long Doctor – and welcome!

    Happy New Year everyone!

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

    Thanks @thane16 – that’s kind of you but as with any artwork in my avatars or whatever, its from a galaxy long ago and far far away!

    Maybe when I retire in a few decades (which may never happen as I have no savings!) I’ll pick up the brushes again. Until then, I like the taste of beer and wine too much, which kinda screws up…[Read more]

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

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    As usual, the only Christmas music in chez Whisht is this

    And this one is always fun (I love the “budderrumbdderummbumbm”)

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