Anyone fancy doing a podcast tonight? No special theme, bit of a chat, maybe talk plans for the summer, festivals….reply here or PM/email me. Skype a requirement as ever, otherwise all welcome. Say 9.00 pm?
Let’s have an AW poll – your best Dylan songs. Usual rules apply – choose five, ranked so that number one gets five points down to last which gets one. The bar drops Sunday night so I’ll do the five bar gates on Monday and publish the too songs, albums etc. Then “Like a Rolling Stone” wins. Or will it…..
We did this at the old place, but I find such threads useful reference points so what the hey. Your favourite western? And why? Me – there are many, but I’ll say “The good, the bad and the ugly” for reasons too many to list, but, oooh, the music, Clint, Eli Walach, the atmosphere…it’s a masterpiece. And at the other end of the scale, “Silverado” – rites of passage buddy movie, great cast, cool, funny, unpredictable – who saw the cows coming the first time they saw it? Costner on fire…baddies super bad, goodies flawed but good , Kevin Kline – here’s to the good stuff.
No monster lists – just the ones you really like.
The Labour leadership contest is shaping up. It seems to be setting on Burnham, Kendall and Cooper. I’m politically unaffiliated, though instinctively soft left liberal by nature. My instinct is a Milibandesque agenda fronted by Andy Burnham doesn’t sound like a winner, though I thought he did well on John Pinaar last week, and I always quite lilked Yvette Cooper but she seems to be living up to her Hacker reputation of not saying much which upsets anyone. I’d never heard of Liz Kendall but (given my stated position) I quite like her.
Interesting New Stateman assessment.
You know when you have nights with irrelevant crap whizzing round in your head so you can’t sleep? That.
Hendrix on the Lulu show. We’ve all seen it. But FFS, it was the Lulu show! And listen to the noise he makes! Quite apart from the fact that other than maybe a dozen people in tbe King’s Road, no one even looked like that! Truly a being from another planet, changing everyone’s sense of what’s possible with a few bits of wood and some valves. Where are today’s game changers? (…I do hope there are some…).
Let’s see whether this audio quality stuff ads up. Listen here…
I like jazz, me. I saw this duo a couple of years ago and find I regularly come back to their album “MY duo”from which this is the opening track….
I just played a gig, rocked the house, and now have pint of Speckled Hen, 2 fingers of single malt, a tub of pistachio nuts, the Beeb and my mandolin so I am set for the night. How is it for you? Drama already with the exit polls….
Twang Jr is learning “Johnny B Goode” to play at school at the end of term. We have just spent a very happy half hour watching different bands take it on, ranging from the outer planetary (Hendrix) to the execrable (AC/DC). But my favourite is Johnny Winter from my all time fave live album “And – Live” back when live albums is what they played rather than what proTools did for them in the studio 6 months after the gig. Bum notes? Who cares. Rick Derringer on 2nd guitar. What’s your favourite “Johnny B Goode”?
Hi All. Booting up my Mac Mini this morning it tells me the external eye wateringly expensive Glyph hard drive has errors and needs to be reformatted. Happily I have a backup so the data is safe, but I realise my backup drive is old and quite small and I think the time has come to replace it. Recommendations for a 2tb USB 3 external drive? Seagate? Samsung?
PS My bid for most boring post of the day….but will help with my stress….
Any ideas, maths AWers?
♣ and ♠ both stand for whole numbers. ♠ is 50 greater than ♣. (2x♣) + ♠ = 500.
Calculate values of ♣ and ♠.
How does the calculation approach work? Doh.
Just looking at Photobucket, I realised I have loads of pictures and images from threads passim which have sadly lost their home with the demise of the various blogs. So here is new home for perfectly nice, interesting photos we may have seen before but which are currently stateless. No logic required, just post ’em here.
Elvis’s double neck guitar/6 sting bass, snapped in Gracelands in 1996.
I love this, from “The Secret Policeman’s Ball” – Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck playing “Further on up the road”. Thing is, it’s Eric’s song, but Jeff, guesting, decides to have some fun by outrageously upstaging him with a series of completely off the wall licks which still manage to wriggle back to the blues, jumping about, pulling faces, throwing shapes and generally showing why he’s the best. To his credit, Eric appreciates it and several times acknowledges that on this occasion he’d been had. Brilliantly musical and brilliant fun, and probably still unplayable by anyone other than the Beckster.
On the list of things I’m not interested in in the slightest, this plumbs new depths of apathy. Anyone intending to get one?
Phew. I mean, phew. Those who watched, comment within. Those who haven’t, don’t look!
15 minutes inside the deadline…I hadn’t realised it’s the birthday of our finest songwriter and guitarist. Happy birthday RT!
Over a sociable beer a mate fixed me in a gaze and said “The sweet you can eat between meals…” and I automatically responded “without ruining your appetite…”. I haven’t seen or thought about this for 20 years, but there it was. We had a good laugh coming up with old ad catchphrases and finishing them for each other (possibly you had to be there…). But now I couldn’t tell you a single one – partly because I avoid them at all costs, but have advertisers lost the ability to embed their wares in your brain in short order?
Some classics here…including Elvis Costello’s Dad….
We use Windows Defender which is fine but doesn’t seem to pick up some malware/unintentionally downloaded by Twang Jr crap. Any reccos for a nice not resource hogging bit of software? Don’t mind paying for decent tool. (Mcafee….eeeeugh).
Coming soon!! Series 2 is currently being re run on 4OD for those who wish to catch up. Can’t wait!
What does it sound like?:
A documentary about Little Feat’s charismatic front man and muse, from childhood through to his death. Lots of clips, rare photos and talking heads, pretty much unanimously agreeing he was incredibly talented and burned himself out before he could fulfil his potential. No family or band members were involved, or really famous collaborators such as Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt or Bonnie Raitt, but rather people who worked with him in the studio or in pre Feat band The Factory. It is non the worse for it. Famous heads would have been unable to resist talking about themselves, but the participants clearly saw him for what he was and talked in detail about real stuff, such as George Massenburg who taught Lowell the studio, or Russ Titleman who produced the first album.
What does it all *mean*?
One of this correspondent’s favourite artists, a 2 hour love in on the great man is a joy. I learned some new stuff and heard some old faves, plus, frankly, 2 hours of Lowell and the Feat in any format can only make life better (I write as one with manflu…).
Goes well with…
I watched accompanied by » Continue Reading.
We were discussing the Hitler Hears videos at the Mingle on Friday. For those unaware, there’s a clip from “Downfall” in circulation, and people replace the subtitles with hilarious alternatives on the most bizarre or mundane subjects. They get funnier as you watch then as you start to know which character appears next and how they’ve been used. Here, Hitler hears Yes intend to tour with Benoit David replacing Jon Anderson.
All the business about Richard III’s funeral leads me to ATM – guilty or not guilty? I’m voting guilty. He had opportunity – the princes were clearly in his power. He had motive – he’d just been through years of fighting over rival kings ascending to the thrown and getting bumped off again. Alive rival kings are always a threat. Dead ones are much more manageable. And he had the means – he’d bumped off or would bump off numerous other rivals and had a hardy band of blood soaked mates around to do the do – I doubt he did it himself whatever Shakespeare says. I also think it’s wrong burying him in Leicester – he was far more associated with York as a base, but when his wife died he specifically had her buried in Windsor – surely he’d have wanted to be buried with her? Leicester was just where he was dumped in a pit after losing at Bosworth. Any other history fans here?
Hope to see some of you at The King and Queen pub , 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL, United Kingdom
Goodge St tube.
Remember this cureo from the days when charity singles were new? The metal community did their version of Live Aid. Marvellous stuff, organised by Ronnie James Dio who shows again what a great singer he is. Much gurning, fist clenching, screwed up face singing, leather trousers and widdly solos within. A stirring song too. I love the YouTube comment “every time I see this I want to get some rad shades and a white blazer”. Hugely good hearted and they look like they’re having the time of their lives. Loving David St. Hubbins in the chorus too.