Author Topic: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..  (Read 121586 times)

Andrij

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While not sleeping nights I've been binge-watching Farscape:thumbsup:

Officer Aeryn Sun  :-*
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Listening to an old edition of Counterpoint yesterday, I found out that Dooley Wilson, who played Sam in Casablanca, couldn't play the piano.  He was a drummer leading a band. 

As Dear Old Ned Sherrin, National Treasure, Raconteur Par Excellence and Theatre Queen Bitch, put it:

"...sort of like a musical version of Phil Collins" ;D
Getting there...

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
It is rumoured that Kylie is to return to The Voice.

That'll explain why she was missing from our shed, along with the otters!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

tiermat

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I have gone totally old skool today, and bought some CDs (I know I have just disposed of a load, but these are for pressies and I don't like giving 0s and 1s as presents...).

The one I did really want though, isn't out til next week...
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Andrij

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;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Am I the only one who, hearing the trailer for a certain BBC series, thinks to themselves "but I've never ever seen a Baeckeoffe in Britain"?

Oh. Ok.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Never even heard of it before but now I know what it is, I want some.

The only Alsace delicacy I'm familiar with is flammekueche, which is yummy.

T42

  • Tea tank
Have you noticed that every time film/TV detectives explore a building with torches it's full of smoke?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

  • Timelord
Have you noticed that every time film/TV detectives explore a building with torches it's full of smoke?

Yup, plenty of fun to be had playing Mulder & Scully[1] in a darkened room with a couple of VNSP birdies and a glycol smoke machine.


[1] Not a euphemism.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Bloody 6Music...

STOP STOP STOP playing "Harlem Shuffle" without introducing it...

I keep thinking it's "Jump Around"

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Tim Hall

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ITV4 have a Bond season on at the moment. Blimey, those Roger Moore ones were shite weren't they.  "The Spy Who Loved Me" last night. Gah.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Yes, the Moore Bonds are pretty awful but I caught some of Never Say Never Again at the weekend and it's just as bad.


Wowbagger

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How's your piano technique?

I'm not sure I agree that modern pianists "hunch over the piano". Glenn Gould did, but he specialised in J. S. Bach and was very weird, singing along as he played - and his voice came out on the occasional recording, apparently.

Glenn Gould:

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

Here is Ben Grosvenor at the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FJeOaRjZaE

And in 2014, playing Bach. He's hunched over the keyboard here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBh3wzfUgng

Barenboim playing Beethoven, quite some years ago.

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

And again, in 2013.

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

Daniel Barenboim seems to me to be much more "classically correct" in his techinique but I suppose it depends on your definition of a modern pianist.

Paul Lewis also seems to adopt an upright stance - unfortunately I couldn't find a video of him playing anything but concerti (he did the whole Beethoven cycle at the proms a few years back) and of course lots of the video shows members of the orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKc2wnJRPkI

But, interesting stuff. Thanks, Andrij!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Andrij

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;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

If you like Ode to Billy Joe, and you haven't heard the BBC recording of Bobbie Gentry from 68, you probably want to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaRacIzZSPo

Mr Larrington

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Whoever thought it was a good idea to have "Earth's Natural Wonders: Living On The Edge" narrated by Olivia Colman was this: wrong.
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
It's a funny thing, but studio recordings of punk bands are usually pretty musical, whereas live you just get the whole full-on noise/anarchic madness experience.

Producers seem to go the other way with more poppy stuff, so live you get a more pared=down sound, and studio recordings you get a slicker, lusher sound.

This post may contain inaccurate sweeping statements.
Milk please, no sugar.

tiermat

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No, Ruthie, I think you may be right.  It is, certainly, my experience that this is the case.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Biggsy

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Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
It's a funny thing, but studio recordings of punk bands are usually pretty musical, whereas live you just get the whole full-on noise/anarchic madness experience.

Producers seem to go the other way with more poppy stuff, so live you get a more pared=down sound, and studio recordings you get a slicker, lusher sound.

This post may contain inaccurate sweeping statements.

I think a lot of session musicians were employed in that era.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Ruthie

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Bloody hell, Toyah Wilcox is touring up North!    :o

I'm almost tempted, if only to get all nostalgic about my 1982 orange copycat dye job!
Milk please, no sugar.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Go on, Ruthie, be Decadent!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Ghostbusters is on. It's still great.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


hellymedic

  • Just do it!
David and I went to the Alphonse Mucha exhibition, featuring a half-hour biographical video, at the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth.
Lots of Art Nouveau goodness.
Recommended.
(Pretty cheap for us: he got in free as a carer and my ticket was reduced cos I'm disabled.)