Randy Vanwarmer (vocals), Randy Bachman (guitar), Randy Meisner (bass), Randy Newman (keyboards), Randy Castillo (drums).
The 100 Best foreign language films as per le Beeb.
We all have opinions, that’s why we like lists. But is it possible that Diva cannot be in the top 100? No early 80’s student would have admitted it was anything less than the greatest film ever but has it’s star faded that much?
Ok future me probably doesn’t hate you as much as it did twenty years ago but this is a nice idea esp for youngsters
Trump has just referred to ‘this bomb stuff’. A dozen bombs sent to prominent Democrats and he refers to it as ‘this bomb stuff’? What hope is there for us when, as evidently nailed a dead cert by the bookies he gets another term?
The BBC podcast that mixes up the more serious docos throws up some interesting stuff for those of us who can’t be glued to Radio 4. This was a bit of an education for me.
What’s the last piece of unsolicited advice or compliment that you’ve given to a complete stranger?
I was on New Street station the other week and I couldn’t resist telling one of the station cleaners ‘that is one fine beard you have there sir’.
We’ve just binge watched Series One… so late to the party that the hosts have cleaned up, moved house and held the following years party already.
I know it’s a badge of honour for many to have never seen one minute of the hugely popular TV drama series but it’s all about courtly skullduggery, political murders and power struggles whilst the plebs continue their grim lives without two turnips to rub together.
All this in the week that the head of Interpol is abducted in China, a Saudi writer is kidnapped and tortured to death and investigations continue into Russian spies poisoning British civilians continues.
… now where’s that turnip?
Does anyone have any suggestions for soundtracks to put to diving videos? Here’s one I prepared earlier… something chilled for the little tiddlers, mantas etc. and something a bit more beefy for the bad boys. Either separate tracks or (like this one) a combo. One I have in mind is Chicago by Groove Armada. Anything in the past twenty years will have largely passed me by.
I have 2 standing tickets for the PSB show at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill that I can’t now use. Wednesday 25 October, 24 quid each face value. Any sensible offers? They are e-tickets so I can email them.
Here’s a short video I made on a dive trip to the Red Sea last week. It’s got a soundtrack so I guess it’s acceptable around these parts.
Comments welcome re the vid as it’s my first time using a GoPro.
Every morning ‘fore the sun come up… she bring me coffee in my favourite cup.
Sammy Hagar sees red at the oil crisis speed limit.
Has anyone lived anywhere around Leominster? We are looking at relocating to hope fully enjoy a bit of the Good Life.
New York University Arts Centre, Abu Dhabi
Nufonia Must Fall started life as a graphic novel by Canadian DJ Kid Koala and he has now taken it on the road. Nufonia we are told (after an opening game of picture bingo) ‘stems from a latin word, Nufon… which is No Fun spelt backwards’. The aforementioned marsupial turntablist takes centre stage providing all words (such as they are), sound effects and recorded music. The Afiara Quartet provide strings and percussion and around the main stage are some ten tiny sets each manned by puppeteers which are then filmed and thrown up onto a large back drop in monochrome. The story is as old as time… robot meets girl, robot falls in love, robot makes shocking discovery. It’s funny, touching and clever and features the best robot since Wall-e. The puppets and scenes are wonderfully naive and reminded me of Lost In Space which as a point of reference acts as a great leveller for the multi generation audience. My eleven year old absolutely loved it and (in an all too rare moment of concise profundity) declared it to be ‘a very interesting and clever romantic comedy’.
I thought perceived wisdom was that Reading had the bands and Glasto had the vibes? Not the case judging by this line up.
There isn’t much comes to the UAE other than Justin Bieber but this is on at the weekend and I’m taking the littlun. Really looking forward to it.
New album of old folk tunes with Olivia Chaney on (most) vocal duties out July 7.
The Queen of Hearts Blackleg Miner The Gardener The First time Ever I saw Your Face Flash Company Old Churchyard Constant Billy/I’ll Go Enlist Willie n Winsbury Bonny May Sheepcrook and Black Dog To Make You Stay
We find ourselves in Estonia for this years festival (purely by chance I would add)… anyone worth seeing among the 200 bands? I will admit to never having heard of any of them.
Fake news seems all the rage at the moment so here’s one…
Ray Clemence’s Liverpool career came to an abrupt end when he was sold to Spurs because he had been sleeping with John Moores’ 16 year old daughter.
Any other utterly untrue and fabricated stories?
In about 1990 I heard a song I really liked on TV, it was used on a Compaq advert. Now having run a record store I know how I used to both love and hate being asked these types of questions (mainly based on whether I liked the song in question or not). So I trotted off to HMV in Swindon and asked the girl behind the counter…
‘Do you know the song used on the latest Compaq advert?’ ‘No’ she said ‘But if you ring this number…’ She wrote a number on a post it note and handed it over.
When I got home I called the number…
Ring ring… ring ring… ‘Hello?’ (a male voice answered). ‘Hi, can you tell me the name of the song used in the latest Compaq advert?’. ‘Yeah, it’s Bang On by Propellerheads’ ‘Thanks bye’. ‘Bye’.
It is a poorer world in which services like that no longer exist.
Trouble in The Gambia… war in The Yemen… what makes a country become a definitive article? The Sudan wasn’t called such (originally) to separate it from any of the other Sudans. The Oman? Not sure The USA falls into this category though (but I’m no lexicographer). Any ideas?
Anything new and worthwhile available?
I listen to… Richard Herrings RHLSP Guardian football weekly Radcliffe and Maconie From our own correspondent Compleatly Beatles Great Lives In our time Pappys Bangers and Mash Stuff you should know
Danny Baker has tweeted that he hopes the members of Lewisham council get the same cancer he has if they enforce a move for Millwall FC. What a nasty man.
Do it in your own time, don’t post the answers here, and in January we shall see who is top of the form.