• syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    I had to check that too. They had no clue where Woodstock was but had played with Joni Mitchell -as their own opener which they were thrilled to do. Apparently they said “we were scared shitless” but a mate of mine who did Roadie work in the 70s concluded this was an urban/musical myth, organised in part to give off a “folksy, shucks”…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht @cathannabel

    I don’t think Jack Bruce should be covered here, exactly, but link Theme of an Imaginary Western by Mountain & have you an exclusive vocal tone in Bruce -my opinion, only. And I did pick up your niiice mention of 4 in the Morning… He was an interesting  character deemed quite conservative but over the years he had a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht  Aaaand this was interesting…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l_x0xH9fLM

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    Also she meets the tuning fork test. Her coda and end solo match up with her 1st note.

    @whisht absolutely  – -the terrific riff on Santana is really great to hear. They slowed it down a bit for the crowd and it’s tuned very nicely indeed. Considering the dust and wind.

    Syzygy.

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @Whisht

    That IS energetic. The influence was Phil Ochs and Faron Young of all people. The ragtime and the shanty-town balance is fucking beautiful.

    And then falls tears. God I hope that country finds itself again.  I was gonna post Cocker’s I don’t Need A Doctor. Because well, we do here!

    instead we have Joplin doing Big Mama. It’s not a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi there @bluesqueakpip. @mudlark @serahni  and all you great men and women!  @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave @arbutus  @nerys. This idea sounds like it’s about theology only, but I think it’s about changing perceptions -or not changing them?

    Due to the ‘serious’ nature of the post below I thought I’d should share this from a Reuters article which co…[Read more]

  • @Winston

    that joke died didn’t it? It was the code that did it, huh (scratches ears). You said: “it’s filmed in BC so you can see a bit of beautiful Canada.”

    And I said “but BC stands for British Columbia?”  As in BC IS Beautiful Canada.

    @whisht !!!!!!!!!!! Hey @Whisht!!!!!!!!! You said I was funny!  But no-one got the funny (whines).

    I LOVE M…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    What on EARTH was I doing?

    Sorry about the bloomin lecture. Gawd. Throw some tomatoes at me (rotten ones) -after all,  the composer Debussy had lots of………you would know. You have a brain, curiosity etc so again, wack me about the head when I start blathering…

    Thank you for birthday wishes. It was an interesting day. It involved lo…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @cathannabel

    It rings bells....”  That reminds me of what @whisht said regarding @Blenkinsopthebrave & The Persuaders  theme.

    A literary fugue -that sounds compelling! Text & music is very interesting isn’t it? Lyrics and choons or secular (initially French: between 600-1300) ) and  sacred musics and texts are powerful combinations across th…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @cathannabel

    The Cath is Back! Agreed @whisht it’s a beautiful film. I didn’t really want to see it. @pedant suggested it. It blew our minds. The language, the prediction of the language is astounding: if a musical piece is extant but at the same time composed with the fullness and completeness of the composition unwinding in front of you, all of…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Films thread

    @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave yes, yes, yes to Arrival.  A truly beautiful film.  I really didn’t want the lights to go on in the cinema when it finished as I was still sobbing.  Thoughtful and subtle and unexpected.  Soundtrack is brilliant – by the late Johann Johannsonn who died far too young but left us some wonderful work.  I will track down…[Read more]

  • @whisht

    yes, Arrival was a very emotionally effective movie. I urge you to read the story which it was adapted from. It was called “The Story of your Life” by Ted Chiang. It is easy to find (I found it for free on the web before the movie came out).

    It was really rather brilliant. (And only about 40 pages long, as I recall.)

     

     

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave

    Now, now The Whister.  If you have to be grumpy -then absolutely. In fact, you’ve never been grumpy (look at me, a total juvenile complaining about cleaners: unbelievably silly of me) here. Never ever. So, occasionally, vent whenever you like -as long as our emperor agrees & doesn’t lop off your head. After all, I’ve…[Read more]

  • @whisht @thane16

    I know many of us have seen this before, but nontheless:

    It is both incredibly moving and demonstrates the genius of his acting.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht  Yes, I feel for you.  I know that his improv of that speech was incredible but when you look all over the rest of the ‘net’ it’s pretty much “the iconic speech” when there are so many. Still, I am moved when I read it, too.  The web has a tendency to take over, get tangled, or repeat -well, like a web, really 🙁

    I’ve seen things you pe…

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  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @arbutus  He was a monumental performer wasn’t he? Indelibly attracted to his audience & effortlessly so.

    @whisht sorry for posting thrice but I love Ringo’s beautiful tambourine. The master that’s often forgotten has a spectacular bit of solo tambourine following a 2nd middle 8 on repeat.

    @pedant yonks ago I was writing about music notation…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht Ooh interesting! When I was younger I wasn’t in on the day ‘tripper’ joke.  but I don’t think anyone understood that for awhile- a year or two anyways   🙂

    Popularity went to We can Work it Out  – -which kinda fits the Trip Home too. It was the longest song, thus far, they’d worked on…..so …that’s a link (**)

  • @whisht

    Only CapCom (capsule communications) is allowed to talk directly to the astronauts, and he is all they can hear. This was Charlie Duke, the guy with the slightly southern drawl who refers to people turning blue. I believe (but may be wrong) that CapCom is always a fellow astronaut (see also Ken Maddingley, Gary Sinese’s character in…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    Believe me, I was one of the annoying people at 21 (and at 14-15) saying “LISTEN to these dudes” -Police.

    I would not have used the word dudes, actually. (()-())

    That’s a great chuune, imho.  “keep it up”

    The Floyd’s amzing & yep egos were huge with Gilmour & d’rest.

    I had a crush on Gilmour when I was very young & silly.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant !!

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