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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:35 am

Still listening to Tommy Emmanuel stuff.

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby PKMKII » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:41 pm

Hanzel und Gretyl - More German that German

It's a fun, danceable industrial song, but it's also entertaining in that it's taking the piss out of the genre's cliches.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:09 pm

Charlie Clark.

Charlie used to be in a band called Astrid, along with Willie Campell (still on the circuit hereabouts), Gareth Russell (currently playing with Idlewild), and Gary Thom (of The Company, with former Meth O.D. frontman Roy Møller and Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson).

Astrid were a great wee band. They had great songs, great harmonies and they could play. I was a contemporary, a friend, a fan. Glad to see Charlie doing so well.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby black bart » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:32 am

I am listening to Television 'marquee Moon'...only 40 years behind the times as usual!
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:48 pm

Nothing just now. But tomorrow night, I will be listening to Alice Cooper playing at Cropredy in Oxfordshire. Then Friday night, 10cc. Then Saturday night, Fairport Convention.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby bacon » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:06 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Nothing just now. But tomorrow night, I will be listening to Alice Cooper playing at Cropredy in Oxfordshire. Then Friday night, 10cc. Then Saturday night, Fairport Convention.


Cool - That sounds like a lot of fun! I didn't know 10cc was still making the rounds.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby ChowMein » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:13 am

10cc ! I can't believe that I'd forgotten about them . Loved Godley and Creme back in the day .l must dig up some of their stuff for a listen now .

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:04 pm

Meet On The Ledge, Fairport Convention.
1: Sing along to this in a highly-charged emotional state, along with 15,000 - 20,000 strangers / new friends at Cropredy.
2: Try not to cry.
3: Cry a lot.
Not going back.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby black bart » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:21 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Meet On The Ledge, Fairport Convention.
1: Sing along to this in a highly-charged emotional state, along with 15,000 - 20,000 strangers / new friends at Cropredy.
2: Try not to cry.
3: Cry a lot.
Not going back.
Bastards made me cry.


I did plenty of that in my day...they were great weekends. The first Cropredy I went to (which appears to be set in the English/Oxfordshire version of the garden of Eden/paradise) coincided with the Perseid Meteor Shower so you had the Music, the beer (and whatever else) and Shooting Stars...it was Heaven.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:23 pm

Best Song Ever by One Direction.

It seems strangely familiar (and that is a strong contender for best song ever or at least best song for pissed shout-along in pub karaoke).
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Ham Nox » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:53 pm

Lake Pontchartrain.

My sister is big into Ludo right now, this song is strangely catchy.
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:59 pm

The Spaghetti Western Orchestra - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:00 am

I'm listening to the voices inside my head.

That's gonna have to be the name of the next band I'm in.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby Hmmbug » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:11 pm

Everything Tim Minchin - Rock and Roll Nerd, Thank You God, White WIne in the Sun, Not Perfect, The Good Book, The Pope Song, etc.

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Re: Watcha listenin' to?

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:55 pm

So they did this music tie-in thing with Games of Thrones called Catch the Throne: Mixtape. Interesting thing is it's all hip-hop/rap artists rapping about A Song of Fire and Ice.
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