• 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”)

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

    Merry Xmas everyone!

    Hope all of you are able to enjoy time away from the daily grind and spend it doing something special.

    I’ll probably be watching the episode on the day, but will probably rewatch it before making many comments.
    Thanks again to @craig for maintaining this place and thanks to everyone for reading, posting, discussing and…[Read more]

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