Loads and loads of reviews and not much other content these days it seems …
To all you dads out there, mine died 30 years ago, but I am privileged to be one now. Many great songs about dads, this is one of best, but I am sure there are others …
… as in live albums where you are in the audience. Leaving out downloads of concerts, physical releases only. We may have done this before (see mine in comments), how about you?
As a former avid newspaper reader, who hasn’t bought one in years, I am not surprised by the cost-cutting. Wonder if the journalistic standards will be reduced too. Maybe the decision many years ago to just give content away was not a good one? I do use their website a lot and feel I should start contributing towards it.
I am a bad sleeper, a sleep apnea sufferer. I awake many times in the night often after extremely vivid dreams. The other night brought a strange one.
I dreamt I was attending my own funeral. I was in some sort of auditorium rather than a church and was sitting at the back. I was annoyed that I couldn’t get a better seat. The auditorium was full, but everyone I could see that was there was a stranger ….
Interpretations please, and, if not, what strange dreams have you had lately or in the past?
* Probably it’s a fear of death! I know some find people talking about their own dreams to be tedious, but Unfold it to be a fascinating subject.
How does a radio 1 DJ who moved on to present Saturday morning and evening TV shows have 50 million quid?
Cancer got him at 73. One of the greatest directors of live music films there has been, as well as more typical narrative offerings that won multiple Oscars such as Philadelphia and Silence of the Lambs.
Our fearless leader @drakeygirl has obviously been too busy running marathons, swimming the channel etc to keep this going in 2017. Thought I would post something as we are a 1/3 of the way through the year and I was wondering how people were doing (and I wanted to brag).
I think last status was here:
I posted this asking about 5:2 diets here:
(more in comments)
Le National, Montreal, QC
Please allow me a little self indulgence before I get to the review. I have loved music from the 60s since I first started buying records in the mid to late 70s, The Beatles, Stones, The Who, Dylan quickly became established in my collection. Later, I got to know classics such as Pet Sounds, Forever Changes and the first Velvet Underground album. Arrogantly I thought I had pretty much everything one might need until my ex asked me if I knew Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies. She played it to me and I fell in love with the record (and with her). Peerless songwriting from Argent and White, some of the best vocals ever put to tape and glorious arrangements. We talked of having “This Will Be Our Year” as our wedding song, marveled at Care of Cell 44’s subject matter and wondered whether any song captured the transience of relationships as well as Brief Candles “Brief Candles in her mind, bright and tiny gems of memory …”.
This was about 12 years ago, we saw The Zombies touring band play in 2009 but the jewel in the crown was to » Continue Reading.
Will be 6 discs:
1) Remixed stereo version
2) and 3) Unreleased outtakes
4) Mono mix extended album
5) and 6) DVD and Blu-ray with Story of documentary plus surround sound versions.
144 page book
I’m great, Barney is a jerk. We shagged all the girls and got wasted.
(you don’t need to read it now)
Go to this link http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/deal/deal-alert-crowded-house-deluxe-sets/
Getting warnings when I log in, multiple browsers, multiple computers. I don’t store my credit card details here, but somewhat worrying. Anybody else?
When The Beatles had the top 5 singles concurrently in 1964 in US they said something like that would never happen again. Ed Sheeran is poised to have the top 4 singles in the UK this week and 3 of the top 5 albums. So he’s getting pretty close.
To me his music seems to be the kind of generic blandness you hear from many these days, so naturally I find his success baffling.
A trip to Wilco’s hometown to see the legendary Winterlude series of shows (well 3 out of 4 of them), in the past they have used these shows to dip into the “deep cuts” of their now extensive catalogue. On one occasion, they played every song they had ever recorded (over 5 nights), and had also managed 100 unique songs during the last Winterlude. It became clear over the 3 nights that this was not their plan for the 2017 version.
The venue was the beautiful, iconic (and large) Chicago Theatre located in the heart of the “loop” in the downtown area. First night took place on a ridiculously warm day for February with temperature touching 19 degrees C. I went for a run by the Chicago river, had a couple of “happy hour” pints and wandered over to the theatre for my first WIlco show in 18 months. This was also their first show in the US since the election and this was praying on Jeff Tweedy’s mind. They opened with an extremely applicable “Ashes of American Flags”, arguably their best song from their best album (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) which was to be » Continue Reading.
Any appropriate remarks that we might have heard on “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue?”
Really? (and only 5 comments)
Been a while, post first 5 tracks on random. No cheating!
1 Blur – To the End 2 Peter Gabriel – Listening Wind 3 Bruce Springsteen and the E St Band – Jungleland (live 1980) 4 Bruce Springsteen (!) – The Ties That Bind 5 I’m Gonna Try – The Monkees
In Canada, all stores will close by April 30th. Inevitable I suppose, but still rather sad.
(outside the UK anyway)
Main headline: Oscar nominations as they happen!!
I have some small interest in this, but does anybody know why this is the most important thing happening on the planet right now?
Nearly 2 years ago I posted this:
I was skeptical, but a work colleague is swearing by it and I am finally giving it a go. Anybody got any further updates? I tried some other methods (detailed in Chubby Checkers) last year and probably in the end only managed a pound or 2 off. My blood pressure was deemed to be very high in a recent routine check so it is time to stop messing around.
Pinging those who had tried it or were doing something else.
FIFA really are intent on destroying the game, aren’t they?
Load of old nonsense or a return to form? I think it was (just) better than last year’s one off episode, but some way off the standard set in the first 2 series. I also think that that the exceptionally modern style regarding Skype calls. Texting etc is going to look very dated in a few years.
Would be nice if he solved more cases instead of running around like a superhero. And there was way too much gun fire.
I know it has been a busy period news-wise, but am shocked nobody has mentioned the long awaited return of Pop Quiz. Through the magic of the internet and a vpn it was available to me through just a click. The well preserved Mike Read shrugged aside years of unemployment, bankruptcy and right wing flirtations and presented it as if he’d been doing nothing else for the last 30 years. Sensibly it was an 80s themed episode, with appropriate guests.
I used to love this show in the 80s, and I have to confess I quite enjoyed it today (got all the intros right!).