• Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    and yes for the pedantic I know I’ll be posting something on Sunday too….
    ;¬)

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Woodstock – Day 1 (Friday)
    So there’ll be others who know the story of Woodstock better than I (me not yet born and in a different country!).
    An amazing list of artists and surprise! – LOADS of people turn up!
    I mean just look at that lineup

    woodstock poster and lineup

    ffs.

    for my opener I’ll take Richie Havens (who I think did…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Fifty years ago today, three days of Woodstock began.
    My thought was that I’d go through the album and pick something that’s maybe overlooked.

    Maybe this is overlooked because it is slight, but I kinda love it anyway!

    And lord knows we need a pickmeup in these times.

    I did originally post this from…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    ooh – is it @thane16 ‘s birthday?

    Happy Birthday Puro!

    And you’re having to spend it in a hotel!!
    Hope you’re not having too much in the way of upheaval and that everything gets sorted at home.

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    ha ha @thane16 – don’t worry I don’t beat myself up too much, honestly.

    And those ladieez can have me all they want – I’m just not a doctor!

    Just seen film Arrival for first time and even with ad breaks etc its still left me with teary eyes.
    And this is a lovely place to share that.

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Films thread

    So, I’ve just watched the movie Arrival and there are tears in my eyes and on my cheeks.

    This music I’m not sure about. @blenkinsopthebrave asked on the Music thread if any of us had embarrassing music in our past, but my greatest embarrassment is that I construct walls between myself and the music I hear.
    I hear this music and I’m not sure…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    aww I know @blenkinsopthebrave @thane16

    Last night I was grouchy and not fun.
    Apologies.

    fwiw I’d read something on another place (probably Guardian) and the commenter just irked me as it sounded like they were talking about the actor as if they’d only watched clips of the great moments (like in soccer forums where people watch YouTube…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Its a strange thing in this day and age.
    An actor has died and I want to say that I feel a bit of a gut-pull.

    Not tears, not tears in the rain, but someone who was essential to a few movies that had visceral and emotional impacts on me and others.

    I feel I’m expected to add a link BUT I WON’T.

    Watch Blade Runner and watch The Hitcher. Watch his…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16 – that’s a brilliant connection to We Can Work it Out!

    and will admit I keep learning how great a drummer/ percussionist Ringo is.

    Also (entirely unconnected) bit on re-listening I realise I sometimes (usually?) shudder when time rhythms (signatures?) change in prog rock songs – like they’re trying a bit too hard to show off how…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So for our amazing astronauts fifty years ago, this is the last day of the trip.

    They’ve become passengers again, maybe slept a bit more.
    Sometimes sleep is a release from reality and its certainly a World to run away from then as now, but you have to come back.

    But as they go through their drills,…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    That’s such a great clip @Arbutus.
    Lucky they knew the guy on the soundboard who – just for their set – flicked up all the stadium speakers’ volumes!

    ;¬)

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Not much seems to have happened this day 50 years ago for the astronauts returning home.

    Possibly a boring day.

    Maybe it was just silly japes between the crew; maybe they played hide & seek, eye-spy… I bet they wish they’d brought board games for this day.

    Probably Armstrong and Aldrin just spent the time telling Collins all about their day…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So apparently on this day fifty years ago, the astronauts slept (kinda deserved that and they’re also back to being passengers).
    Also after heading back to Earth they reached the point where Earth’s gravity started pulling it home. But I can’t find anything even remotely interesting for that.
    So a couple of sleepy…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @Blenkinsopthebrave
    Those of us with embarrassing musical tastes???!!!??
    Why I am an arbiter of taste and style and have never strayed from the true path of what is GOOD (even when I had to blaze it before me).

    Do you think I was the yoof who thought Phil Collins’ Tomorrow Never Knows was such a great tune that I breathlessly said how great…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant – that video of the descent you posted was incredible.
    Do you know if Aldrin and Armstrong heard all the chatter?

    Also what is the time delay between Earth and Moon for radio??
    Whatever – piloting that craft down to the surface was as extraordinary an achievement as bouncing around on the surface afterwards.
    So much could go wrong yet…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant – I share your amazement at the calm of Armstrong and Aldrin.
    The heartbeats that were monitored were also amazing (especially Armstrong’s in the music @thane16 shared).

    I think I mentioned after the article from @blenkinsopthebrave shared about Ed Dwight, that actually, the decision to use test pilots was probably the right decision…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So, this day 50 years ago, the astronauts are on the surface getting final bits and pieces done, back to the Eagle and reconnecting to Columbia on the far side of the moon (itself an amazing manoeuvre of flying!).
    That’s a helluva few hours these guys have spent!

    So, lets have something monumental about giant…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be your captain for this section of the flight….

    … no, not Beefheart, why do you ask?

    I’m Captain Obvious.

    fwiw when I was growing up, I never gave the Police enough credit for just how avant garde they were.
    I guess they fall under the category of Post Punk (ie…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Hi @thane16 – Syzy (sorry but I will just use that if yous don’t mind)

    That is a fantastic video of someone learning the Theremin from an expert (who even developed her own technique that others now use!).
    I really enjoyed it as he is obviously a decent musician, but is confounded by the precision that Karolina(?) shows you need.

    Which is why…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 – ah cheers. I think you did remember my birthday (end of Feb) but thanks again!
    oh – and (even) I remember Callan. More the film they did later which itself was probably a rerun on TV that I saw and then re-runs. Recently (last year) a channel hidden in the depths of the somethinghundreds had all the seasons from B&W to colour.
    Hit and…[Read more]

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