oooh @pedant – yep, that Spitting Image song brings back memories.
Still wincing after hearing it again.
You’re right about A Bit of Fry and Laurie sometimes trying too hard. As I cycled through a bunch of their sketches on YT I was struck with how it felt like a couple of Pythons doing Two Ronnies sketches.
Still, they hit me and a couple of…[Read more]
@pedant – I’ll admit to not remembering that song when it was originally aired.
Not sure if I’d have appreciated it at the time but now I’ve heard it, I can say I’m a big fan of Kinda Lingers!
I’ve now been down a rabbit warren of YouTube (a video warren??) and have nothing to reply with but here’s a Bit of Fry and Laurie.
a really early…[Read more]
@pedant – ha ha! I didn’t bite on Plaistow Patricia as its erm, well, well it isn’t sweet like chocolate.
And after hearing it once I would barely play it at home let alone in a shop or school!
But I wasn’t politicised at all at that time (I was still quite young!) and even when I was of an age you’d have expected me to be more ‘woke’ I…[Read more]
btw – its been kinda fun going through the weird routes YT and my own library take me when looking at 80’s and 90’s music.
But by goodness I was listening to some miserable stuff!!
Dunno what it is about guys when they’re in their teens-and-twenties (tweenties?) but I managed to get walloped by Indie, Shoe-gazing then Grunge.
I mean I loved it…[Read more]
@Thane16 – Puro
I have a lot of fondness for PJ Harvey (and others like Bjork and St Vincent) in that I don’t like all their stuff (perhaps even most of it) as they try really hard to explore stuf (sometimes maybe trying too hard!). But I’d rather that than listen to an artist being ‘safe’.
I know that PJ Harvey was very influenced by Captain…[Read more]
Hi @Thane16 (Puro),
I need to give that a listen and proper reply!
Meanwhile here’s me diving in quickly to post something for Burn’s Night but also as a reference to Hugh McIlvanney who passed away.
He was a Scottish sports journalist but that description is paltry – he was a writer.
Here’s what he wrote about Muhammad Ali after beating George…[Read more]
Not sure where to post this, so will take it to the pub.
Hugh McIlvanney has passed away.
This is a lovely tribute from BBC Scotland.
It suggests that rather than ‘just’ call him a ‘sports journalist’ is to pigeon-hole his writing [I guess in a similar way to genre/sci fi writers suffer].
That tribute has a few passages he wrote and here’s one…[Read more]
Hi @ltia – thanks so much for sharing your memories of your first Doctor (which are similar to mine!).
Don’t worry that the forum seems to be talking about weather/ horticulture/ ear worms or best decade of music (apologies) – I’m sure everyone here loves to have new members diving in, being brave enough to say “hi” and basically getting…[Read more]
@Thane16 – Puro
He he – don’t worry – I think we all knew “its easy” was tongue in cheek!
I loved the wild meanderings my Youtubing and listening took me (much I saved everyone from!) trying to get it.
And it may shock you to learn, but you could have posted the song as a hint and I still wouldn’t have guessed it!
I’ve not heard of the…[Read more]
[after the briefest of googles]
not sure how ‘random’ – like spambots before they’ve picked up the “doctor” in the URL and pasted “hey guys – got problems ‘down there’? get yer dodgy meds” adverts.
Though it does sound like some other language translated into German, pasted on an English speaking site, so…. maybe not random but ‘stoopid’?
Hi @Thane16 – Puro!
I was terribly cruel and wrong about “Brisbane’s only band”.
Mr. Google has told me that Powderfinger were from Brisbane as well as a couple I’ll admit to not knowing.
I’m afraid it will sadden you to know that although I’m still smiling at the almost-impossibility of guessing the song, I don’t think I ever will!
I think it…[Read more]
@Geoffers – a bi late from me but great shout on Lloyd Cole!
Not that it was likely(!) but what a great call back!
However – I must take umbrage with “the 90’s weren’t the best decade for music”
and declare that the 90’s were…. OK and stuff.
Now, if this became a serve/ return of your 80’s classics to my 90’s then I’m sure you’d win but… hol…[Read more]
ah @pedant – I’m shocked that you thought I wouldn’t have thought “what would be a track that a Brisbane shopping centre might play?”
Though true, I then didn’t apply that logic to what I posted!
However, I really did think about music piped over a shop, as its a story I have of my own stupidity.
Forgive me if I’ve already bored everyone…[Read more]
@thane16 – please know that I’m am doubled up in tears!
I haven’t laughed this hard in ages!!
Please – a small favour.
When Puro does wake up screaming “Its [artists name]” please don’t tell us who it is.
Lets try and guess from the meagre clues we have!
Hi @Thane16 – great to hear from you!
Thanks so much for the update – I’m still giggling from picturing what your house is like at the moment!
So – the challenge is:
– its a song with “forever” in the lyrics
– it may (or may not) be from the 80’s
– it may be a ‘hair band’ (though not necessarily)
– it sounds ‘flat’ or ‘sharp’.
Well – that’ll…[Read more]
So, I was actually going to pop in to say “Hi” to post this ridiculous tune.
When I was younger I never really got into the heavy Rock geetar bands, but when I was last in Oxfam on my semi-regular rifle through their CDs I got one of those ’30 greatest guitar songs EVER‘ albums.
Full of much that I smirkingly remembered and some I gladly didn’t,…[Read more]
Sadly need to post this tune from my childhood (we may even have got the single when it came out).
Apparently a ‘lovely boy’ by all accounts from everyone that knew him.
RIP Windsor Davies
Love both of those @Thane16 (Puro)!
That Baccarat song was recently used in a Cadbury’s chocolate ad that I thought worked well (the campaign seems a rather simplistic ‘bit of fun’ following on from the Phil Collins one, but probably works in terms of what its aiming for).
I like it anyway!
I don’t really have a ‘song’ for Resolution.
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