• 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]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Companions past and present

    nah, me neither.

    and I’m a little bored by the lack of convincing argument on this one.
    The Doctor doesn’t have to be:
    – Male
    – Female
    – Two armed
    – Two legged
    – White
    – Black
    – Brown
    – Southern
    – Northern
    – Scottish
    – English
    – Blue
    – Hairy
    – Bald
    – Young looking
    – Old looking
    – Irritable
    – Charming
    – On Earth
    – Limited by…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 4

    I hadn’t seen this before (wasn’t alive at the time and hadn’t seen any version before now).

    I think I’ll I’ll agree with @bluesqueakpip in that the animation is more dramatic and easier to follow as [ahem] drama, but I was glad to see the stills etc version to see what it was based on and for the glimpses of the actual programme.

    I’m curious as…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 2

    ah, cheers @craig – I’ll take a look after its all over (in case of trivial spoilers!)

    😉

    While watching this episode, I thought to myself how shouty it was (perhaps the first one too).
    Then I was pondering on my way home tonight, how angry Cutler is (as is the Doctor to be honest).
    And now I’m wondering if this will be mirrored by Cutler’s…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 2

    I enjoyed this.
    Not much to add to others’ observations.
    I think the sing-song voice is a bit odd at times, but the fact that he doesn’t move his lips for words but simply as a speaker is very creepy).
    I think some of the reasons its more ‘gripping’ is the use of the countdown (with cuts between faces each second) as well as some of the other…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    [belated] Happy Birthday @Thane16 !!

    Curly hair??

    Be careful if you have flowing locks, as it could lead to my current situation…

    😉

    Here’s something more lively from the Jam

    (and live its amazing to see the energy they had!)

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Tenth Planet part 1

    Well I enjoyed this.
    I haven’t seen it before, so don’t know what happens.
    I think @bluesqueakpip has mentioned a few of my thoughts but here’s a couple more:

    – Cutler is such an idiot, he invites unknown and possibly hostile people into the viewing area so they can get a good look at what’s going on (maybe by 1986 there are no ‘hostile’…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Hey @craig – ah damn, sorry to hear about your situation.
    I’ve been on both sides of it, and it starts and ends in spreadsheets, but hopefully people are being human throughout.

    Thanks for putting up the Tenth Planet – hope this place is a fun distraction for you, as its giving a great distraction and communal place for lots of people.

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