Author Topic: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..  (Read 137090 times)

nicknack

  • Hornblower
With a bonus point if anyone can name Hector's feline friend  :D    I got it wrong, I thought she was Kiki, but that's the frog !    I'm a silly old Hector..... :facepalm:
Zsa Zsa?
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
One of the things that Jan and I have to do with this house is declutter it. I thought I'd make a start on a box of bits & pieces, and it turned out to be some ancient college stuff that Jan had kept. In it there was a programme for a concert we attended on Valentine's Day 1974, at the Free Trade Hall, featuring the Hallé orchestra and young musicians from Chethams and the RNCM.

I was totally unaware that at 12-year-old Stephen Hough was one of the soloists we saw. I recall being less impressed with him than Francis Rayner (whom I have since met and nattered to as he's a very good chess player as well as a virtuoso pianist).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c33q87s03h4

Quite an honour to be the soloist at the First Night.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jul/13/first-night-proms-royal-albert-hall-review

This decluttering is going to be a slow process if every time I find something it prompts watching a video for 30 minutes...
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
With a bonus point if anyone can name Hector's feline friend  :D    I got it wrong, I thought she was Kiki, but that's the frog !    I'm a silly old Hector..... :facepalm:
Zsa Zsa?
Zsazsa indeed.

Citoyen, I still only got seven on the second set. As for Spotty Dog, I would say that Watch with Mother wouldn't do for that. It would be like allowing 'Gerry Anderson' as an answer to puppet questions.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
As for Spotty Dog, I would say that Watch with Mother wouldn't do for that. It would be like allowing 'Gerry Anderson' as an answer to puppet questions.

That was pretty much my dad's argument too.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Today was supposed to be the opening of the Eisteddfod. In Ceredigion for the first time in something like 30 years.  :(
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Let me share a song I have just tracked down, after 40 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPHeAXxF-uY

I'll past my comment here

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I first heard this back in the 70's live, in Richard Digance & friends Capital Radio show. It had been niggling me for months since ...well I'll come back to that.  I'd forgotten it was Brenda Wooton, but found her from the other song I remembered ("Heading for the river Tamar" or some such). It was her intro I remembered: "In love again, can this be me?" She explained that she had felt a bit funny about singing it as a lady of a Certain Age, until she became a grandmother, then it suddenly all made sense. I've been trying to remember and find it, ever since I became a grandparent, and realised what she meant.


Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
I missed this  :( RIP Lyle Mays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVBoDx_1dTc



Also, why is it so fecking difficult to find a link to As Falls Wichita   ???

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_dynqO7NG0

I include the above because the violin was constructed by the brother-in-law of my pal Penny (it's what he does). I love the whole video actually, with top quality music being produced in a domestic setting, with stray child and dog for added intimacy.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_dynqO7NG0

I include the above because the violin was constructed by the brother-in-law of my pal Penny (it's what he does). I love the whole video actually, with top quality music being produced in a domestic setting, with stray child and dog for added intimacy.

It's beautiful, the whole thing.  I bet Daphne's the only one in her class who knows what a theorbo is.  I'd forgotten they have knotted gut frets.  I did that once on an aud, but it was more an item of furniture than a real instrument and had no volume.

I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.