Dear fellow Afterworders I need your advice. An old friend of mine is finally getting hitched. His lady has decided to make an honest man of him. Now, they are music people and I am looking for suggestions as regards a wedding gift. I regret I am but an occasional visitor to these hallowed halls. In the past the Afterworders have offered sage advice on many things. So I would welcome suggestions, which would not break my very small bank.
What does it sound like?:
Music…..Bjork to Bach……via BB King, Ben Webster……possibly even the Beatles……if you like your listening to be challenging. Can be picked up via TuneIn app or past episodes can be streamed from website. Sun-Thurs……7-9pm….@RTELyric….. be there or be square.
What does it all *mean*?
Music to expand your horizons.
Goes well with…
A good sherry.
Might suit people who like…
Music for the mind and body.
My grandson has his 1st Birthday in a couple of weeks. His Mum & Dad have requested that instead of showering him with expensive gifts, we write a letter and include a small gift that he will get on his 18th Birthday. I think this is a great idea. I have the letter pretty done and dusted. Turning to a special gift, I wanted in some way to reflect my love of music – so I am thinking of a mix CD/Playlist – not sure what media they will have in 17 years time. – All suggestions greatly received. Now thinking about this earlier, my mind went to the Golden Disk which Carl Segan sent into interstellar space on Voyager back in the 70’s. The music included Blind Willie Johnson, J.S. Bach, world music & Check Berry. http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/music.html Now, this is pretty exotic and maybe too out there for my 18 yr old grandson in 17 years time.
What thinketh the Massive, whose views and opinions are so wise.
Last night went down the rabbit hole which is YouTube. Spent some time in the company of these guys. What a band. Genius guitar player. Love to catch them live if they ever make their way to Ireland. Susan Tedechsi is not a great singer but band certainly make up for her. Derek Trucks is certainly up there with the likes of Jeff Beck. Love the blend of new music and the classics. Keeping alive the spirit of bands such as the Allmans and Joe Cockermouth. Must cost a bomb to keep a 12 piece band on the road.
The Boptists (GLW & I) are heading London ways on 30th Nov until 4th Dec. We have booked classical concert @ RFH on 2nd Dec. Welcome any suggestions particularly musicwise – concerts/gigs. Also anything different during the daytime. Oh eats…..yes please – but not to break the bank. We are staying out Windsor ways but plan to spend time in the city as much as possible. Have looked around the obvious places but nothing of interest. All suggestions greatly received.
This is a beautiful heartbreaking book about a beautiful heartbreaking girl/woman who died nearly 38 years ago. I have always loved Sandy’s music, it has a warm, sad meloncholic, agelessness about it. OK some of the productions were never pretty naff to begin with, but that voice, it could melt whatever is left of the polar icecap. Reading Mick Houghtan’s affectionate boigraphy, Sandy was brilliant, insecure, emotional and in the end a total mess, so much so her husband Trevor had to take her daughter from her to save the childs life. This is an affectionate, but to me a very objective book written with much love but giving due weight to the dark days particularly in the latter stages of Sandy’s too short life. Noughton presents all sides opinions on Sandy’s sad decline and all the whatifs. Sadly a lot of the main charactors are no longer with us and the author has to rely on previous interviews. It re-presents an idilic time when talent and the misic were what counted before product became king and marketing ruled. No doubt Simon Cowell and his ilk would not entertain her…..their loss….the one thing Sandy had was soul, and » Continue Reading.
I thought Fargo season 1 pretty good. But season2……………something else. Great great script. Great photography. Great design. Great actors. Great characters and so many of them…….some classic: Mick Milligan……………reciting Jaborwalky as he goes off to commit slaughter. Karl Weathers….The best lawyer in town…………………..say no more. Ronald Reagan….yes that Ronald Reagan. What writing, I find I have to watch each episode twice to get it all. I will be buying the box set.
The Coen brothers gave birth to a very beautiful thing.
I’m being fussy but that comes with age. I find I like best the overear behind the neck headphones best and most comfortable. I hate in-ear ones. My old Sony ones are knackered. Recommendations for replacements welcome. I am not looking for something in the dredded Dr. Dre Beats range.
John Lennon at 75.
The mighty Tull from 1969. A real blast from the past. Featuring Ian’s mom and dad, his views on sex and traffic warden sketch. Note there is no dead parrot.
After the disappointment of what was season 2 of True Detective I was casting round for a show the GLW and I could watch together. Now, let me explain, there are my shows such as The Walking Dead and her shows such as Blue Bloods and like a Venn diagram there are shows where we intersect. There are a small number of shows which fit this space, such as The West Wing, House of Cards, Justified and Season 1 of True Detective. Season 2 just did not cut the mustard. One of my sons recommended Ray Donovan and we decided to give it a go. What can I say, hook, line and sinker. It is a cracker. Great complex characters and adult themes. Not quiet the Sopranos but definitely up there. We have just finished Season 1 in 2 weeks. Great actors including Brit Eddie Marsan as well as probably one of the best characters I’ve seen in a long time Jon Voight as twisted,evil, funny, charming pater familias Mickey Donovan – Boston, Southie bad boy – an absolute joy. If you’ve missed it – 1st 2 Seasons on Sky catchup. Do give it a go.
Jim Dickinson on growing up in Memphis and searching for the ghost music; the Blues. Telling it’s story – hard life, long work and fast pleasure. Set aside 2 hours and enjoy.
P’s great magazine.
Really looking forward to seeing these 3 ladies @ Kilkenny Rhythm ‘ n ‘ roots.
Mustt Mustt I first heard by Qawwali legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Here performed by Kiran Ahluwalia and the deep desert groove masters Tinariwen. Produced by Justin Adams Guitar slinger with Robert Plants Sensational Space Shifters. Justin can be seen in the control booth bopping to the grooves.