I have just noticed that the fine Stuart Cosgrove book ‘Detroit 67’is £2.48 on the kindle via the tax dodgers site. I then noticed this ‘Memphis 68’ is also there for £1.49! I have not read the latter as yet but if it is one iota as good as the former then it will be a cracker.
I have seen a lot of love for this on the blogs so wanted to see what everyone thought of the final episode last night?
I never thought I would say this (I was hoping for another Christmas special!), but I really hope that this is it for Lance & Andy now – I thought last night was the most perfect way to end it for good, Those final scenes were fantastic & I can not think of a better way to leave it. I love that we didn’t witness the reaction to the find & instead saw it from afar. The proposal scene was brilliantly done too & I feel that everything tied up nicely.
Bravo to Mackenzie Crook for writing & directing what IMHO has been the best comedy we have had on our screen in years.
Has anyone else been watching this?
For those that do not know it is a TV adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name & it is marvelous.Set in a chilling dystopian future (which seems a little bit too close for comfort), the Handmaids are a class of women kept for reproductive purposes by the ruling class in an era of declining births due to sterility from pollution and sexually transmitted diseases. (lifted straight from Wiki)
It stars Elisabeth Moss (Peggy from Mad Men) & so far Channel 4 have shown 5 of the 10 episodes. For me it is fitting that there is a Mad Men link as it is the most excited about a TV show I have been since that got me hooked.
Although it veers from the books quite a bit, it has been done very very well indeed & has just added some weight to what is already a great story. The acting is also pretty much perfect & its been a good one to watch from the end of my sofa.
Any other fans or critics of it on here? If you have not watched it yet then » Continue Reading.
Just wow! This track is absolutely stunning with gorgeous lyrics & has completely knocked me for six! Don’t you just love it when something catches you like this?
Anyone else care to share the latest track to do this to you?
As per the title. The Johnny Marr book is 1.99 on Amazon at the moment.
I have not read it as yet but have it on good authority it’s a good read. I have just downloaded it & will get cracking on the bus after work. (it’s a very glamorous life I lead)
Amazon who flogging Mobys book ‘Porcelain’ for £1.19 at the moment. I have just ordered it as I have it on good authority it is a very entertaining read & you don’t have to be his biggest fan to like it (which is handy for me!).
I saw a Spotify playlist someone did of all the tracks he mentions in the book & it was an absolute stormer so it bodes well.
I’m not sure if there are any fellow DM fans that post here, but the new single ‘Where’s The Revolution’ is cracking. It really captures the current political mood & if its a taster for the new album then they will be certainly continuing their good run.
As suggested by Junglijim on the Sam Cooke thread.
What are the AWers favourite recorded tracks of all time. 3 songs only please.
Off the top of my head (& at this minute) mine are;
1. Sonny Till – Tears & Misery. How is this not a hit?! For me the arrangement & feeling in the voice are just incredible. I recently tracked this down on record & it is just breathtaking.
2. The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter This is timeless. When you hear Merry Clayton hit THAT note & her voice cracks. It sends a shiver down my spine every time
3. Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me Hard to believe that this was a B-Side. The simplicity of the instrumentation just allows the voice to take centre stage.
Has anyone else watched this 10 part series on Netflix?
Me & my partner finished it at the weekend & found it compelling viewing. I would heartily recommend to anyone who is looking for something to watch.
Below is the description from IMDB; ‘Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America’s heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear.’
Warning. It will make you scream at the TV in frustration & put you off ever going to Wisconsin
An announcement due at 11:00ish but will be going live before Friday according to the article.
I can’t see that anyone else has posted this (apologies if I have missed something), but the latest Julian Temple doc was part of the Imagine series on BBC this week.
I always enjoy his films but I think this one is above excellent. The subject matter is a little dark, but the way Wilko talks is inspiring & it has been on my mind since watching it.
It is still on iPlayer & well worth a watch.
What good books have you read recently?
I thought for those of us in need of some inspiration a blog post may be in order so here we are. Please comment below with your recommendations.
I hope that Steerpike does not mind me doing this, but I thought an update on the new Bond Theme thread could be in order.
I know there was some indignation on the blog about Sam ‘plagiarism’ Smith being chosen, but now we have all heard it*, what do you think?
I was expecting it to sound like Free Fallin’ so i was pleasantly surprised that it is a bona fide classic Bond theme. When he drops into the falsetto (his ‘trick’) it sends a shiver down my spine! A great choice in my humble opinion & I think it will be classed as one of the better bond tracks in years to come**.
*If you have not heard it the link is here **FWIIW my favourite Bond track is ‘A View To A Kill’ so what do I know? 🙂
On the 1st of August my wonderful girlfriend gave birth to our first child Imogen 🙂
Imogen shares her birthday with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead), Boz Burrell (King Crimson), Robert Cray, Chuck D (Public Enemy), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Suzi Gardner (L7), Coolio, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) & Dhani Harrison.
We are trying to give her a rounded musical education & the help of theafterword would be grand. Please can you help me out & drop some tracks/artists she should hear into this playlist
I am a little bit obsessed with this track at the moment & thought I should share. It won’t be to every ones taste but I love it!
It has a really David Byrne delivery & that Tina Weymouth-esque bassline is sublime! The Talking Heads influence is being worn quite brazenly but they have done it well!
The rest of the album is pretty good too.
Great to see that AC/DC are now on Spotify. It has made today rock day!!!!
I am not trying to start a political debate (I really mean that), but this story I saw shared on Facebook & Twitter this morning has made my blood boil.
The fact the Daily Mail have ran this story this is the reason the media needs regulating. Hugely nefarious of them to do this & try to push their political view on to their huge readership. I know that we may all disagree on who to vote for & I respect that, it is every individuals choice. However, the media being abused in this way is shocking and really stinks to me.
Sorry, rant over!!
What with the election coming up I think we should create a list of (not really) politics based songs.
I will start us off with
Gordon Brown by The Stranglers Tory Of My Life by One Direction Cameron The Road Again by Willie Nelson UKIP Me Hanging On by The Supremes
Any more to add?