I`m sure I`ve said this already but today is Groundhog Day, so if you`re getting that feeling of Déjà Vu today now you know why.
The Tax Dodgers have Elliott Smith`s `Either/Or` LP going for £6.71. There may be a snag because they say it ain`t in stock. However if any vinyl lovers (me included) fancy a chance of a cheap copy, here it is.
Roger McGuinn on twitter: “Pandora played “Eight Miles High” 228086 times in the second quarter of 2016 and paid me $1.79 [IMG]”
“Whoops I got that wrong. It was really $9.15”
I hope You Tube pay more for using this clip and please no comments about rich rock stars. Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman are/were hardly wealthy, Gene & Michael died broke. Only Crosby made any money and it wasn`t from Byrds royalties. Comments about where Crosby`s dosh went are welcome.
First an apology to non-football fans, right that`s that over with to my subject;
How bloody impressive are that team Totenham HOTspurs. They are BEATing every team they play with GREAT football, verve and panache. They have two players who can help England become a GOOD team, maybe, with Kane & Alli.
Can they WIN the league, that`s a BIG yes. The play better football than THE Russian`s mob, are more consitent than Arsenal, have already DISMANTLED Man City, Liverpool? a draw at Anfield this season, forget the EFL Cup result, they play each other in a month. MATCH of the season? YES.
I support Manchester United F.C., we used to be as good as Spurs, we may be as good again one day. I am also a fan of good football and I say to all football fans – ENJOY.
And so it goes, another week another Afterword Poll. This week it`s the Best David Bowie Studio Albums Poll. There has been a lot of moanin` an` groanin` going on about which albums should be excluded/included and not without merit. However I stated at the start that this was to be a studio albums poll and had I then said `OK Live albums are included`, no doubt there would have been `What about compilations, bootlegs, Tin bloody Machine!`. Maybe in 6 months I will conduct a poll to include all the albums people wish to be included. I doubt there will be much change in the order of studio albums rankings but will ★ rate higher, how would `David Live` be regarded? Right to the poll results, please find them in the comments. Just a reminder the position of each album was arrived at by the total points each album accrued. Placing an album 1st earned 5 points, placing 2nd earned 4 points down to 1 point for placing 5th. If you did not allot a position to your 5 choices each choice earned 3 points. The points each album received is in the first column of figures. I have » Continue Reading.
Tony Visconti talks about his friend David Bowie and amongst other things a surround mix of ★ in this Super Deluxe Edition feature.
This is for @corganiser who asked `Can we have a new update which defines the timezone that you are applying to the voting cut-off?` which I didn`t take seriously but you never know. The time zone is G.M.T. and as we all know the time & date is midnight 11th January 2017.
Voting will end for this poll at midnight on Wednesday 11th January. I hope to post the results by 01:00 on Thursday 12th January.
Up to now over 90 people have voted for their favourites or what they consider to be the best David Bowie STUDIO albums. If anyone still wishes to take part you can place your selections in the comments to this Blog. You can vote for up to 5 albums numbering them in order of preference, 5 points for the first down to one point for the fifth OR you can select up to 5 albums in no particular order, each will receive 3 points. NO Live albums, Compilations or Tin Machine albums please.
Thanks to those of you who have taken part up to now.
Due to the fantastic response to the David Bowie Greatest Studio Album Poll, over 70 of you have voted, thank you, may I suggest that I bring the closing date forward.
Provided there is no opposition I will close the voting on Wednesday, January 11th (mid-night).
If anyone still wishes to vote, please pick your 5 favourite David Bowie STUDIO Albums, no Live or Compilation albums. Number 1-5 (5 points 1st choice to 1 point 5th choice) or if you can`t prioritise, pick up to 5 albums, (3 points each).
You can place your votes in the comments to this thread.
We`re going to a concert – Big Big Train on Friday 29 September 2017 at the Cadogan Hall.
We`ll be coming from the NW earlier in the day so can anyone give reccomendations on hotels that won`t cost a fortune. I`ve just checked Google Maps and see the hall is situated in a posh part of Londom so using the underground will be a must. Tips on that if possible.
Thanks in advance.
David Robert Jones would have been 70 this coming Sunday, January 8th. So I think it`s time for a poll to find what the AfterWorders reckon are Bowie`s greatest/favourite STUDIO albums. There was a lot of feeling that `Black★Star`, the last studio album was The Great Man`s best.
So what do you think*?
Pick your FIVE choices numbered 1-5. Only your first 5 choices will be accepted. The scoring will be 5 points for your first numbered choice down to 1 point for fifth. If you fail to number your choices, the first 5 will be awarded 3 points each, the same applies for any entries with less than 5 choices not given preference.
Only STUDIO albums, no box sets, live albums or compilations allowed.
*i am very interested where `Black★Star` figures overall in D.B.`s superb catalogue, if you do not wish to participate, that is fine. I think we have posted our favourite D.B. albums before but not in a poll such as this. Let the thingy begin….
A 4 CD `Highlights` set;
Alex Harvey – The Last Of The Teenage Idols Box set
Is available on Amazon for (currently) £30,48, not really a bargain at that price is it? It may go down before the release date of February 24th BUT. and this is the clincher, you get all 217 tracks from the 14 CD `The Last Of The Teenage Idols` Box Set on Autorip.
Click on the link if you`re interested, if not rip the thread to bits as is the AW tradition.
I came across this while fannying around on`t `net. A French Beatles fan is selling his collection of 15,000 items of Beatles albums and memorabilia to fund his retirement.
I always thought that The Fab Four weren`t that big in France, I may be right, I may be wrong. I`m not that bothered really. As The HJH would say A Happy Chrimbo to you all, Peace & Love, The Baron.
I apologise to @blue-boy for starting a poll on `Your best reissues, live albums, other stuff not allowed in the new release poll…` I did not realise that this poll had been started. I did look if anyone had posted a similar Blog but I obviously missed it. I have contacted Admin asking them to remove my Blog and place Blue Boy`s at the top of the page or near to the top so we can all see it. To the others who commented on my `imposter blog`, thank you for your comments and the time you donated to posting them.
This poll is for your favourite re-issues of 2016. The rules are simple; you can vote for up to 10 of your choices which must be pre-2016. Example Kate Bush`s `Before The Dawn` qualifies as does Dylan`s `66 re-issues. Scoring is simple 10 points for your first choice down to 1 for your tenth choice. If you select less than 10 your first choice gets 10, second choice 9 and so on. Any disagreements will no doubt be settled in the usual AW way, which is as we all know, b@ll@cks.
Polling ends Saturday December 31st at 23.59. Admin could you keep this Blog near the top of the page please.
Sorry to cause you hastle @tiggerlion and I apologise in advance.
BUT why is Bob Dylan`s `66 Tour Box Set not allowed in the Best Album Of 2016? Kate`s `ATD` is allowed and BD`s recordings are new to my ears, well officially. That also applies to `ATD`.
I`m sure Bob isn`t a threat to `Black Star` especially with the scoring guaranteeing a fixed result. I`m only kidding tiggs : ))
But let`s have some opinion.
In a recent `Best Thing I`ve Heard All Year` blog conducted by the esteemed `el hombre malo` The Monkees `Good Times` album received 33% more votes than David Bowies `Black Star`. `Black Star` was widely expected to take 99.9% of the votes. This was The Monkees first album in a gazillion years and had rave reviews from erm, all ravers and music pundits. The album (Good Times) also received 66% more votes than all other choices. @tiggerlion was last seen scrutinising el hombre`s blog shouting “I don`t bloody believe it”. Good times!
Frank Zappa? Is he any good? Well I do know he is highly regarded by some around here but I never really got him. I was always intrigued by the man, I have always known that he was associated with quality music and musicians. For 50 years I have borrowed albums from (more enlightened?) friends and returned them no more than a day or two later saying thanks but no thanks. Now with my new found love of Prog and Jazz I reckon I may be more receptive to Frank. I don`t wish to borrow those albums again, I like to own physical product.
What can my fellow AW`s recommend, now I know that FZ has a massive catalogue of albums, can you recommend 5 albums, only 5 because that`s as many as I wish to own. Wht 5? Because I`m a bloody nut case and I can get to involved with certain artistes, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pink f%@kin` Floyd.
LPs or `vinyls` (for you hipsters out there), outsell `digital album downlaods` for the first time since, erm, well records (geddit) began.
So what have you got to say about that you `Digital Dinosaurs`?
This popular Blog is normally at the top of the `Blog` page for at least 10-14 days. I`m sure that this is a rare Admin error and not the pandering to some Moaning Minnies.
If so Bring It Back Now!
Please. ; ))
Inspired by Kaisfatdad`s Blog `Äckligt!!`on which I was going to post if Trump* makes President I`m going back working in the coalmines and doing a 4-8 year shift!. This got me wondering, what drastic action would fellow Afterworders take should something they dread happen to them?
I have a spare ticket for Dawes at The RNCM, Manchester this Thursday and it`s FREE courtesy of Stevet of this parish and me because I have made the decision to give his ticket for free because the poor soul can`t make it.
Message me if you would like it and we`ll take it from there, obviously first come…
I am no longer `andyourbirdcansing`. I have returned to being `Baron Harkonnen`. I am a Gemini and err, maybe mentally insane, depending on who you talk to. Anyone posting in my former identity is an imposter and criminally insane.
Now to set about those reprobates who have been insulting Mr. Young.
Just wonderin` ; ))
The Rolling Stones long awaited blues album is out early December.
Get yer orders in via the link provided if you have any dosh left after the Mono Box and the live in (Havana Moon) gubbins.