Author Topic: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..  (Read 169141 times)

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
I think you are allowed to listen to music older than you, as long as the creator died at a younger age than you are now.
I've just checked and that makes both Joplins, Scott as well as Janis, okay.

It also means Wowbagger's allowed to listen to J.S. Bach but I'm not.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
What about artistes who retire from the biz but then don't die for agesandagesandages?  Because I'm not waiting another couple of decades before listening to Captain Beefheart O:-)
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Kim

  • Timelord
I think you are allowed to listen to music older than you, as long as the creator died at a younger age than you are now.
I've just checked and that makes both Joplins, Scott as well as Janis, okay.

It also means Wowbagger's allowed to listen to J.S. Bach but I'm not.

There should be an exemption for when the creator's called Johann.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
What about artistes who retire from the biz but then don't die for agesandagesandages?  Because I'm not waiting another couple of decades before listening to Captain Beefheart O:-)

If they get a certificate of non-musical compliance that commits them not releasing another record, then yes, that counts. But it needs to be signed Mrs Beefheart (mother). I can't simply trust they won't parp out the dread dad-album when they hit their seventies.
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Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
The Captain (b. 1941) died in 2010, having not released an official recording since 1982.  The Internets are not clear on the continued existence of Ma Beefheart, since searching for “Captain Beefheart mother” just throws up a bunch of stuff about Frank Zappa who, for the avoidance of doubt, was not the same person as Willie Sue Vliet (neé Warfield).
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
All of these rules leave me a little confused. I was born in1958, but a large part of my musical taste is mid to late 60s, so those are groups started after my birth. They are also a long, long time ago.

I will be 63 in a fortnight, and one of the regular things about those musicians is early death (see Joplin, J; Hendrix, J; Morrison, J (an initial theme there...); Pappalardi, F)

Where does the panel think I stand?

Please note: none of my tastes include those called Gibb.

Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
I will be 63 in a fortnight, and one of the regular things about those musicians is early death (see Joplin, J; Hendrix, J; Morrison, J (an initial theme there...); Pappalardi, F)

Where does the panel think I stand?
None of the aforementioned early exprirers was noted as an exponent of the banjo or ukulele, so we think you can carry on playing for the time being. As long as you don't change your name to Jane, Julie, Judith...  ;)
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Eagles  &  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0207885/reviews?ref_=tt_urv


I've just watched the first two episodes of this ,  not bad. But 1974 BBC production values.  Meinn Gott!  The Whiskers!  And that's just the women !    And Captain Peacock as Prince Albert....
Not fast & rarely furious

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Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
I will be 63 in a fortnight, and one of the regular things about those musicians is early death (see Joplin, J; Hendrix, J; Morrison, J (an initial theme there...); Pappalardi, F)

Where does the panel think I stand?
None of the aforementioned early exprirers was noted as an exponent of the banjo or ukulele, so we think you can carry on playing for the time being. As long as you don't change your name to Jane, Julie, Judith...  ;)
I am a musician, not a banjoist or ukeleleleleloid, IYVM
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Last night's New Quiz on R4 featured, amongst others, Andrew Maxwell. There was a story involving James Dyson, who Maxwell referred to as "the hoover man."

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I don't know if you know this about Dyson, the hoover man, he's a bollocks

This unit, as M Le Maire, might say, agrees with this product or sentiment.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Eagles  &  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0207885/reviews?ref_=tt_urv


I've just watched the first two episodes of this ,  not bad. But 1974 BBC production values.  Meinn Gott!  The Whiskers!  And that's just the women !    And Captain Peacock as Prince Albert....


This is very good.  A primer on late 19th & early 20th century political history.  I know know a bit about the Mayerling Incident & the split between the Bolsheviks & Mensheviks.


Jean-Luc Picard is impressive as Lenin.   Michael Kitchen as Trotsky looks like one of Harry Enfield's Scousers.   

Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Eagles  &  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0207885/reviews?ref_=tt_urv


I've just watched the first two episodes of this ,  not bad. But 1974 BBC production values.  Meinn Gott!  The Whiskers!  And that's just the women !    And Captain Peacock as Prince Albert....


This is very good.  A primer on late 19th & early 20th century political history.  I know know a bit about the Mayerling Incident & the split between the Bolsheviks & Mensheviks.


Jean-Luc Picard is impressive as Lenin.   Michael Kitchen as Trotsky looks like one of Harry Enfield's Scousers.


All episodes on poo tube.  Recommended for anyone with an interest in how WW1 & the Russian Revolution kicked off.   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwgsQdeFyEnNkjESzH-0AXwJuX_wrS0_W
Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Beardy

  • What’s this do?
  • I’ve always wondered where this was
I’ve just rediscovered Peter Gabriel: Melt. I’m in a nostalgic fog.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

I’ve just rediscovered Peter Gabriel: Melt. I’m in a nostalgic fog.
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I like the touch and the smell of all the pretty dresses you wear
Properly sinister.  What a great album! - the first I bought on vinyl.

Beardy

  • What’s this do?
  • I’ve always wondered where this was
I’ve just rediscovered Peter Gabriel: Melt. I’m in a nostalgic fog.
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I like the touch and the smell of all the pretty dresses you wear
Properly sinister.  What a great album! - the first I bought on vinyl.
I think I’ve still got the vinyl in the loft somewhere.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
I’ve just rediscovered Peter Gabriel: Melt. I’m in a nostalgic fog.
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I like the touch and the smell of all the pretty dresses you wear
Properly sinister.  What a great album! - the first I bought on vinyl.
I think I’ve still got the vinyl in the loft somewhere.

Nasty stuff for making dresses out of.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

http://www.vadimlasca.com/music-videos.html#img-1

Nice wee video tribute to Dave greenfield, stranglers keyboard player