• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So its a 3 day(?) flight to the moon.

    I should have paced my “space” and “flight” songs!

    ;¬)

    erm, well pop-pickers, this apparently was number 1 in the Billboard charts which is kinda futuristic (if you want a better version but sadly without the crevates…)

    But for something that I actually like(!)…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave – wow both those posts of yours were wonderful (though that’s no surprise).

    Like many perhaps I’d not seen the Superman ‘poster’ nor its history as something on the front of notebooks, many American kids may have had.

    Although I remember the slightly corny Superman “don’t smoke” adverts, the fact is they did it and doing a…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi @thane16 still trying to figure out how to give sense to the cleaner thang.

    But, wanting to say something positive to the universe (after my Music thread postngs tonight) I just wanted to say….

    James Burke is still alive.

    Anyone with any particular memories of him?
    I remember watching one of his Connections docs and it mainly going over…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    something a bit more positive(?) maybe

    we’re all floating in space after all (ooh there’s a Flaming Lips song that mentions that…)

    Anything else from people’s memories or thoughts of space and hope and strivng for something better?

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave – I looooove Minnie the Moocher so here is a slightly clearer version (I’ll leave the Blues Brothers one to anyone who wants to do the obvious ones {cough} ;¬)

    Now, the astronauts fifty years ago are (I guess) in space at this point, sooo…. I found a song with an obvious title…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So, 50 years ago today, Apollo 11 launched.
    An obvious choice perhaps but lovely (and from memory Eno had to play what he had written backwards for it to become this).

    Now to listen to the Moocher!

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    oh – and @doctor-levina I’ve been trying to figure out a way of describing what I thought of your selections and…. I keep coming up a blank!

    “Its a unique voice etc” is a bit… rubbish as a comment from me!

    But thanks for posting as its great to hear new things and great for newer people to the forum posting things
    Looking forward to hearing more!

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Now as most here will know, this week is the 50th anniversary of landing people on the Moon.
    I’d love to hear any childhood memories of people who actually remember it (I wasn’t alive yet!).

    In terms of music, I’ll add obvious bits of Bowie, some Eno and anything else I can think of, but has anyone got any musical memories or connections to…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    *hey @thane16 – is that a Stranger Things inspired blast from the 80’s?
    (I’ll sadly admit to not having binged on ST yet – but I will!!)

    Its not something I heard at the time – but I like it!

    And “svelte” is a great description @Arbutus !
    that’s another lovely piece of mellow sound from Gilberto

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    not sure where to post this so I’ll try here.

    Freddie Jones, great character actor has died.
    This is from a BBC TV thing he did – Jackanory ghost stories played around 5.30pm/ just before the 6pm news.

    I was 9.

    It won’t have the same effect now to anyone else that it did on me at the time, but I distinctly remember sitting enthralled, my mum…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    A kinda sad excuse to post this.
    Joao Gilberto passed away at the age of 88.
    A bit obvious perhaps, but it is a lovely song – The Girl From Ipanema

    and the rather lovely Desafinado

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Awww

    “Sad news one morning, got out the break of day…”
    Dr John has passed away

    Here’s his song Marie Laveau (Dr John is kind’ve a male version of her character).

    “She made Gris Gris shh kaa shh kaa”

    and some boogie piano playing (I was looking for a live version but the ones I found are a bit…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    hey Sygers (!) @thane16
    glad you like the Japanese band’s song – though it was the first I listened to it did seem the best after clicking on a few others!

    And LOVED the Britten – when do they breathe??

    Below is an oblique song as I can’t think of a better one for Paul Darrow’s character in Blake’s 7.
    His character was similar to ‘the bad guy…[Read more]

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

    ahh @jimthefish – thanks for leting us know about Paul Darrow.

    I was a bit young for Blakes 7 (or maybe not – maybe just not got chance to watch due to one telly and me being the youngest with little ability to choose what to watch!)

    I actually loved his character – it always seemed much more nuanced/ multi-dimensional than the others (not their…[Read more]

  • 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.

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