For those of us (all 4 of us?) following the Zappa family spat, here’s round 76. It seems that @Johnny Concheroo pretty close in terms of what was primarily pissing Dweezil off. It seems the Trust is bust, and some members are more equal than others.
It seems the falling out isn’t recent.
There’s something about the air guitar playing that makes me want to scratch my eyes out
Yours for a mere $9m. But you don’t get the archive as that is subject to a separate Kickstarter fund, which currently is only 10% funded. It seems Frank didn’t make any provision for what he left behind. Anyone fancy a whip-round?
This is the message I now get if I try to save songs to “Your Music” on Spotify. It seems after a couple of years of membership I’ve hit the 10,000 song limit they don’t tell you about when you join. I don’t use Spotty to play any of my own music library either – this is just streaming.
I regard my taste in music to be pretty narrow so I wonder if anyone else has come across this? It seems that creating playlists is a way round it. One of the things I liked about streaming was I could just drag anything I liked into a single folder. It seems that Apple, Google, Deezer and Tidal have no such limits. It leaves me wondering if there’s a playlist limit.
The conventional wisdom is changes have to be made before Christmas. But are Chelsea really at risk of relegation? And who could step in and do any better?
For my 56th birthday I will be getting a hearing aid. I’ve been getting increasingly deaf in my right ear along with a generous side helping of tinnitus, and I’m at the point of being willing to carry an ear trumpet if it means I can hear anything said to me on my right side, or puts music back into stereo. I’m counting my blessings that my left ear still functions more or less normally for my age.
I’m wondering if any of the Massive have experience of private, non NHS aids? The NHS only provide the type that sit behind the ear with a tube that pipes the sound into the ear canal. They seem to be plenty of varieties that just fit in the ear but I’m wondering if the benefits extend beyond the cosmetic? I am fortunate enough to be able to afford one but can’t see the point of lobbing out on one if it only improves what others see, and not what I hear.
Oh and – anyone use over the ear headphones with a hearing aid?
I can’t understand why today isn’t a public holiday. I can only just recall it happening, and I doubt I will see it happen again. Jumpers for goalposts etc
How awesome. For some.
As Vulture.com says, “a powerful piece of journalism” that could leave you “nauseated for the rest of the day”. Fowley’s dead and can’t answer back, but others support Fox’s claim.
Does anyone use JamUp or something similar? Also, what do they use to connect guitar and iPad? I quite like the look of the Griffin Studio Connect.
I had JamVox, some Korg based software with a bundled speaker which I could import mp3’s into and play along, masking the guitar sound if you wanted to, and emulating dozens of amp and pedal sounds, changing the pitch for songs in drop D tuning and so on. It was great – no latency, but sadly prone to crashing my PC, and now just won’t work at all. I’d like to find something to replace it. All recommendations would be gratefully received.
I’m sure many who hang out here would have received a copy from Santa, so I’d be interested to know what you think. For me, this was that difficult second album. Flawed, but still worth the pocket money.
I became familiar with Danny’s work through his All Day Breakfast Show podcasts, which I found enormously enjoyable and got me through some months of a commute that otherwise threatened to do for me, both physically and mentally. As with volume 1, some of the anecdotes were already familiar, although some weren’t. All are told with some panache – the Zappa and Dylan being for me great examples, but I do wonder about the process for deciding what went in to the book and what didn’t. I can’t help but recall a Baker and Kelly podcast where they talked with some amusement about how familiar they both were with stretching limited material gossamer thin on Radio 5 Live, and I get a sense something a little similar is happening here. Compare the limited insight we get into Chris Evans to the chapter long account of the exploits of DB’s dog Twizzle.
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Warick Arts Centre
A sort of greatest hits show, one of the not for radio versions that Aunty is allegedly not happy about. Across 2 45 minute sessions we got “One Song To The Tune of Another”, “Pick Up Songs”, “Swanee Kazoo”, “Uxbridge English Dictionary”, “84 Chicken Cross Road”and of course “Mornington Crescent”. Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy provided some laugh out loud moments although producer Jon Naismith delivered the best outright joke in the warm up. I’m one of the few that prefers Jack Dee to Humph and his deadpan delivery was one of the best parts of the show
What took the edge off a little for me was the lack of spontaneity – some of what was delivered had been broadcast before and there was little real interplay between the cast. The round “In My Pants” – where Dee says “In My Pants” as a response to anything the rest of the cast say died on its arse and was rightly abandoned fairly quickly by Dee, and the “Just A Minute” round. The “Give US A Clue” sequence was done with some brio which made me wonder if the teams really didn’t know » Continue Reading.