BBC4 are showing a few as I write.
I have no idea but would like to be educated as we return to some offices in June.
Better songs that the ‘common’ people know
Ahead of their time in 1979 and they never saw the Beast of NHS crap that was Matt Hancock.
Classic smooth music.
I love it.
No need to post a track but let me known about similar acts who were as good but ‘undiscovere’ in the 1970s
If you do too watch this.
I was at Bradford University 1883-87 on a four year sandwich course studying pharmacy.
Got an honourable 2:2 and had some the best hears of my life and a reasonable career to follow with a lot of further studying afterwards.
But being a student in the 1980s was cheap and affordable in Bradford- £9 a week rent in a shitty room in a crap hose with dodgy gas fittings and landlords where the curtains froze to the window in the winter. Happy days.
But the best bits where the music and the dodgy nightclubs…Pickwicks in my case.
After a year of lockdown and shit why not have a memory fest of the good old days.
Here is my go to song from that period
Following the news today with the confirmation of the death of Sarah Everard and the subsequent tropes and memes and all the radio and social media coverage and the proposed vigil in Clapham…I had a thought. I was shocked but realised subconsciously in the 1980/90s this could have been me in attitude if not action.
I have never really considered a women’s viewpoint on this before in terms of how safe they feel on the street. I would always cross the road if walking behind a women going in the same directions as I has some awareness of this but that was about all.
I know my partner has experienced stuff like this since she was 14 and she is now 51.
I have owned the following.
A six year old mark 1 Ford Fiesta 1.1 after I graduated in 1987. It had a choke (remember them?) that was awful to use to get it started in the cold winter of 1987/88 when I lived in Leeds.
Nine months later I was given a company car – also a 1.1 Fiesta but a mark 2 with a rear screen wiper and two wing mirrors, a parcel shelf )not available on the base model) and a radio/cassette player.
All enclosed in a flat blue colour with 54bhp .
More to follow.
It will obvious;y be 1970 based!
As a follow up to the Channel 4 ‘Music of the Millenium’ post here is a new guess list to take your mind away from other stuff.
As I am clearing out my loft I have come across a 2001 publication entitled “The 100 Best Recoed Covers’ published by Q magazine.
Unlike the previous post this one does not prioritise one choice over another but lets you just guess what is on the list.
On you go…and images will add to the fun!
I have just come across a magazine a listed in the blog title that I purchased in 1999.
It has a series of top 10 or 20 lists included in it that where obviously voted for by Channel 4 viewers and readers at the time.
Let’s see if you can guess these:
1.The best 20 songs of all time
I’ll post a new list each day to keep up the fun!
I haven’t played this is years but just came across it whilst rooting through some old CDs.
Amazing line up and not a bad track on the album. The best prog rock supergroup ever?
Cnuts all of them.
I saw Gillan at the ABC after a full day on the beach in December 1981.
The memories never fade!
The soundtrack to cooking lunch on a Saturday!
What a truly joyous song!
A nice podcast with 20 somethings discussing XTC records produced years before they’re born.
2000 copies are now available at £32 rather than the £100+ 0n reseller sites.
A great prog album.
I am sure many here are already are aware of this but if not here are some great XTC based podcasts.
Having bought my cheap DVD player add on to my MacBook Air I have been exploring a large box of music DVDs in the attic that I haven’t watched in years.
I started with what on here have been seen as amongst the best and in the last two (work) days I have managed to watch the 25th anniversary of The Band Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads.
Both excellent as I remembered them from 15+ years ago when I last watched them.
I have the long Tom Petty documentary set up next.
Any recommendations for cheap music DVDs not available in any other form greatly appreciated. Didn’t think I would be saying that in 2020!
My kids want to watch a lot of my old DVDs as some of the films are not available on other options so I need an external player I can safely plug into my 2019 MacBook Air. No USB connection just the little Apple thing.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
My son is 10 this month and would like a virtual reality headset as a present.
This is something I know nothing about but assume can be out of date as quickly as any new technology can be.
Any suggestions from the Massive.
Budget of £3-500 for something at least a bit future proof.