Author Topic: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..  (Read 106175 times)

Kim

  • Timelord
Over there ^^^^ is an unopened 5-pack of TDK C-90s.  I am awaiting an offer from the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame

Ah, happy days extracting a C120 from the Perpetually Hungry Amstrad and respooling it with a bic pen.

Those ones probably sounded better than Craig David, too.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
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the slow train from CHX to CBW

Is there any other kind of train from CHX to CBW?

The even slower freeze-your-arse-off-changing-at-Ashford train.

I once caught a train back from Dover that was so slow I arrived back in London in time for 1955.
!nataS pihsroW

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
the slow train from CHX to CBW

Is there any other kind of train from CHX to CBW?

The even slower freeze-your-arse-off-changing-at-Ashford train.

Ah! Yes, I know that one too.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Over there ^^^^ is an unopened 5-pack of TDK C-90s.  I am awaiting an offer from the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame

The death of music has merely been postponed.


Kim

  • Timelord
On a related note, as if further evidence were needed that the music industry is from a strange parallel dimension, this appeared in my timeline earlier...

https://twitter.com/BrkmstrCylinder/status/967208607745040386
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

T42

  • Tea tank
Read this morning that the Beeb is going to serialize TP's stories about the Ankh-Morpork Watch.  :thumbsup:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
I'm watching Smiley's People, having snaffled it from Iplayer some time ago. Looking at the cast list and then delving into wikipedia I learnt that Molly Meakin (head of Research, replaced Connie Sachs) is played by a woman called Lucy Fleming. Her uncle was Ian Fleming, author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the James Bond books and she (and her sister) still control Ian Fleming Publications. The link between the two contrasting types of spy, Bond and Smiley, tickled me.

(She also played Miranda, Justin Elliot's wife in The Archers.)
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"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

T42

  • Tea tank
Very much the definitive version.  Gary Oldman's Tinker Tailor... was on a loser from the start.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

clarion

  • Tyke
Over there ^^^^ is an unopened 5-pack of TDK C-90s.  I am awaiting an offer from the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame

The death of music has merely been postponed.


Didn't Craig David kill music?
Getting there...

T42

  • Tea tank
Never heard of him, so probably not.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

  • Timelord
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

T42

  • Tea tank
Ta. Yes, I did read some of that when you posted it but I've been out of the UK for so long that it had little meaning.  As rough guide, I have heard of Simon Cowell but never experienced the direct feed; and from what I've heard I don't want to.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

  • Timelord
Ta. Yes, I did read some of that when you posted it but I've been out of the UK for so long that it had little meaning.  As rough guide, I have heard of Simon Cowell but never experienced the direct feed; and from what I've heard I don't want to.

That's my position on Simon Cowell too.

I basically lost the plot with popular music in the Craig David era, through a combination of shite radio reception and then living with a deaf person.  I don't appear to have missed much.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

T42

  • Tea tank
When we lived near Paris we could pick up R4 on long wave, but they slipped over the horizon when we moved here. Not that they ever carried much pop music. I was never that fond of it anyway, although I find myself liking the stuff from my youth more now than I did then.  Maybe that's because back then there was the odd pearl amongst the crap, but nowadays the crap has gone and 25+ years of pearls are all that are left.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
You've never listened to 'Sounds of the 60s', have you...?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

You've never listened to 'Sounds of the 60s', have you...?
SOTS reminds you about all the crap around the pearls, thobut...

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
That was the point.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

T42

  • Tea tank
You've never listened to 'Sounds of the 60s', have you...?

I've never heard of it, either.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
I totally failed to register the existence of series 17 of The Infinite Monkey Cage.  This omission has now been rectified with a binge listen.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
You've never listened to 'Sounds of the 60s', have you...?

I've never heard of it, either.

Was presented by Brian Matthew until last year. Now by Tony Blackburn
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Just watched Michael Moseley documentary on the brain talking about how children are affected emotionally during development and it seems to be Michael Jackson night on BBC4  :-\

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Dear the BBC

Please to not bugger up the sound on your news channel.  TV's Katty Kay and Christian Fraser sound like they're at the opposite end of a drainpipe.  That's the third time in a week.

Sort it out, u pandas!
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Has anyone else spotted that Rick Astley is a reincarnation of Biff Tannen?


Biff Astley


Rick Tannen
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Just discovered Maite Hontelé, a laydee who plays trumpet - IMO - almost as well as Miles (although in a different genre - Salsa). Given her gender and the somewhat esoteric genre of her choice I doubt she will become as well known.

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
On FB Jeff Lynne has announced that 'Dawes' are joining him on tour this Summer.

Apparently it's the name of a 'popular beat combo'.

Soooooo disappointed . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.