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!]
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.
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]
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]
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
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?”
“Yes, I made some cocoa and got engaged”
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
@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]
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.
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]
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.
Anyway, here’s something where the lyrics aren’t really that close to the episode, but it came…[Read more]
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!
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]
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