I will still vote Lib Dem.
They have been a good balance for the last 5 years.
I will still vote Lib Dem.
They have been a good balance for the last 5 years.
I look forward to more from Presence and In Through.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ufATqLWonwVideo can’t be loaded: Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti 2015 Reissue (Extended Planet Rock Interview) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ufATqLWonw)
I watched all three games today, each better than the last. England were so close but Ireland are deserved champs. I’m punch-drunk – it’s been the best 6 Nations for ages, especially the last couple of weeks. Bring on the World Cup!
A top chap and someone I have followed for many years.
I have a soft spot for his mid 1908s period.
This is marvellous:
Any other fans here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAZYCSwBkxIVideo can’t be loaded: Julian Cope – Reynard The Fox (Live) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAZYCSwBkxI)
I need a laugh.
When I was a teenager, I loved Monty Python, The Producers and The Pink Panther. None of them seem so funny now. My favourites remain Duck Soup and Groundhog Day but I’ve seen them many times.
Please inspire me!
In the meantime, enjoy the mirror scene from Duck Soup.
http://youtu.be/VKTT-sy0aLgVideo can’t be loaded: The Mirror Scene – Duck Soup (7/10) Movie CLIP (1933) HD (http://youtu.be/VKTT-sy0aLg)
I listened to the latest episode of Radio 4’s Chain Reaction on the train down to that London for yesterday’s Afterword Mingle, and it was the most entertaining half hour of radio I’d heard in ages. This week Olivia Colman quizzed Sharon Horgan, and it was just perfect; the pair of them have funny bones, through and through. (If you’re not familiar with the programme format, it’s a ‘chat’ show where a celebrity chooses someone to interview. The following week, the interviewee returns to choose their own guest). Thoroughly recommended, although could cause embarrassment in a public place if, like me, you are prone to giggling.
Here’s a continuation of the Storytelling Songs thread for those of us who find it a pain to scroll down 140 posts on our smart phone to get to the bottom. Let your mind flow as you are out doing your weekend chores.
Inspiration can come in the strangest places.
You’re standing in the queue at IKEA and you suddenly think of a murder ballad.
You’re inspecting the melons at Waitrose and a love story comes to mind.
You’re out on walkies and remember a shaggy dog story you haven’t listened to for years.
Thanks to everyone who has posted so far. Such a broad variety.
Interpret the genre as broadly as you like. And remember: not every story song starts at the beginning or ends at the end.
I’ll kick off with this gorgeous Laura Cantrell song. (I might be able to find one with a stronger narrative drive, but my son is glaring at me. He wants to play World of Warcraft. Now!)
I can’t be the only one on here living in Preston (England) can I?
I ask this because both Colin H’s tome on John McLaughlin and the recent book by Donald Fagen (as recommended here) have both turned up at my local library!
I’m listening to Saturday Live – one of the guests is Muhammed al Hussaini, an Imam who sings Sean Nos (Irish traditional “Old Style” singing). He is bloody brilliant! As he said himself, it’s nice to be there for his music as he usually appears on Radio Four to talk about terrorism & conflict. Edit: I just found this on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z-IxzhoXzA
I’d forgotten I’d done this one. Hope you like it. Enjoy
For example The Unthanks new “product” – how do you refer to it when you are talking about it?
I tend to use the word “album”, cos I’m such a 1971 kind of guy, although in reality usually I’ve bought a CD. If I’ve downloaded the – er, product (in which case it’s not a CD) then “album” seems to also cover the digital experience.
I have a friend in NZ who is a music journalist (of my vintage although a bit younger) who ALWAYS uses the word “record”, which I love.
What’s your preferred nomenclature, and why?
Over 90,000 people have signed a petition to “Cancel Kanye West and get a rock band” to headline Glastonbury. It doesn’t specify which ‘rock band’ they want so can presumably any ‘rock band’ will do so maybe Saxon, The Frank & Walters, The Cranes, The Wonderstuff, China Crisis… anyone else got a good suggestion?
This album was recommended to me last night; I’ve played nothing else since.
Incidentally, it’s available on Spotify if you’re that way inclined.
http://youtu.be/78xBGQv1QhgVideo can’t be loaded: Valentina Lisitsa – Dead Things (http://youtu.be/78xBGQv1Qhg)
The Ark, Ann Arbor, MIchigan.
Solo Lloyd – a man, a guitar and 30 odd years of songs. Playing the new album -Standards- and plenty of “old” both popular and obscure – (that’s Why I Love. Country Music and Hey Rusty). Between song banter was witty and self depreciating – ” here’s another song with the same chords” A great night.
53 year old folks who have followed him since the eighties. Many couples – Lloyd thanked the spouses that had been dragged along by their partner.
It made me think..
He was writing about middle aged angst when he was 23.
My 12-year-old-self, 1986: “This is ace. Great tune, great bass. This kicks!”
My 20-year-old-self, 1994: “I’m not listening to this. It’s not cool. The NME doesn’t like it so I probably shouldn’t. REPRESS! REPRESS!”
My 41-year-old-self, 2015:”My 12 year old self was bleeding RIGHT!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcLg6jIqMMUVideo can’t be loaded: Kansas City Milkman (Live At The Coronet, Woolich / 1985) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcLg6jIqMMU)
A good week on Top of the Pops. Jefferson Starship are over the chart rundown. Then Elvis Costello and the attractions are in e studio with Cant Stand Up For Falling Down. It’s a bouncy clip, literally so at the end of the song when EC pulls out a neat levitation trick in classic Earth Wind and Fire style. It’s a week of studio trickery- Jake Burns in slo-mo and a plethora of tricks for The Vapors Turning Japanese. well just one – they intercut the rather plain looking band with stills that appear on page one of the Google images search ‘cliched samurai and sumo’. Either that or the director is a secret Hokusai fan. There’s a fetching video of Michael Jackson doing Rock with you in what appears to be a natty sequinned pyjamas and wellies combo in front of a green laser. Some awesome working men’s club disco next from liquid gold. There’s a drummer in Celtic socks, tight shorts and a tie. The guitarist is rocking princes symbol guitar 15 years before prince did. Again, did Top of the Pops make it as far as Minneapolis? I like to think of the purple one watching Brackleys » Continue Reading.
If you can get the Gold channel, POLICE SQUAD is on right now. They are showing two episodes every Friday night. This makes me very happy.
Been listening to Muddy Waters’ live at Newport album for the first time today. It was recorded at the Jazz and Blues Festival in 1960, the day after the Festival almost got shut down after a riot during Ray Charles’ set. Blimey its brilliant. Muddy’s voice, the economy, drive and warmth of the band, Otis Spann’s piano – if I had heard it when there was that Live albums thread last week I would have posted it there. But I hadn’t so here’s some footage now. Set me up for the weekend very nicely.
Other great Blues or Newport footage welcome….
http://youtu.be/1gNs-29s-0QVideo can’t be loaded: Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Workin’ (Newport 1960) stereo (http://youtu.be/1gNs-29s-0Q)
I’m going out in a bit. With my current stepping out with person. She is 35. She wants me to meet her friends, God help me. What on earth will I talk about to them?
I mean, I find Massive Attack, thrillingly modern and bleeding edge hip. She and her chums were barely germ free adolescents – if that – when Blue Lines appeared.
Germ Free Adolescence! Bloody hell! They won’t get that reference. The Clash? They’ll say “oh yeah, I’ve heard of them. Think my parents might have one of their records. Wait, isn’t it a pub in Shoreditch? Not sure..who’s for another Dirty Martini?”
Dirty Martini? Didn’t I see them at the Roxy? I’m confused. If I start talking about Thatcher and Lewisham 77 and The Who at The Valley, I’ll sound like a boy soldier who joined up to serve with Kitchener.
I think she’s told them I’m “older” but not the Ancient fucking Mariner for God’s sake! They won’t believe me if I said I’d pull all dayers in the office followed by all nighters in Soho, or the other way around, off my tree on gak and vodka.
Bloody Oasis ruled » Continue Reading.
Hello all, long time no speak!
Time for another of my guitar lesson updates. Alas, my posh guitar has been in hospital for a few months (badly dehydrated, unlike me…) but I now have it back and am joyfully picking away. I have discovered the magic of double drop D tuning. It’s fantastic, and has got a wonderful folky sound. I came across it while learning the attached Kate Rusby number, and it really lends itself to picking. Anyone got any great songs in this tuning? Surely Nick Drake must have used it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tORuEdknbWIVideo can’t be loaded: Kate Rusby – Underneath The Stars (With Lyrics in Description) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tORuEdknbWI)
I’m looking for the perfect spaghetti bolognese recipe. Any suggestions?
Not that it matters to me but my ‘working stiff’ mates woulda preferred a Friday night with ‘the seven headed beast’. 3 £55 tickets up for grabs – Usher Hall, Edinboro, 17 September 2015. mibbies… http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/king-crimson-add-uk-dates
It’s Friday evening and after a lovely sunny week it’s bloody snowing here. What a start to the weekend!
So I’m going to turn on that old Afterword Jukebox and cheer myself up with some tunes. Old, new. borrowed, blue and probably demographically inappropriate. Please join me and bung on a few tracks.
You’ll probably empty the place if you put on a two hour track of atonal honking. But other than that, anything goes! So please surprise us!
I’ll kick with a new song from local Stockholm heroes Teddybears. They played an enormous free gig just down the road from us this summer to the delight of my kids. My nine year old daughter was with me in the moshpit and loving every second of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YplD65OWjAVideo can’t be loaded: Teddybears – What’s Your Problem? (Live At Grammis 2015) ft. Baby Trish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YplD65OWjA)
I’ve recently listened to the new 3CD version of the Monkees maligned debut. The disc of session performances has some lovely stuff which should be of interest to anyone curious about The Wrecking Crew musicians. Here’s an alternate mix of Papa Gene’s Blues from the summer of 1966, where Nesmith is fully in control and the lead guitar picker is Glen Campbell. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux6JbAtv43AVideo can’t be loaded: 17. The Monkees – “Papa Gene’s Blues” (Alternate Mix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux6JbAtv43A)