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Fog on the Tyne



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:53 pm    Post subject: Laurel Canyon Reply with quote

Just a heads up, Sky Arts are repeating this two part documentary over Friday and Saturday nights this week.
It's a great insight into the music scene in California in the late 60s and 70s with the likes of The Mamas and Papas, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joanie Mitchell, and The Eagles who somehow all lived in the same area.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I remember seeing that ages ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Foggy.

Like Helen I think I saw it ages ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite liked it, it was good at setting the scene but as it went on just seemed to become a list of people who lived there and liked each other's records.

That said, my favourite new album of 2020 is by Haim and this documentary really helped me understand the context and setting that led to that album sounding like it does.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched these over the weekend. Enjoyed them immensely, and I got to see what Mama Cass' house looked like, after all these years. All the big things happened at her's. Some of the clips were the same as ones on David Crosby's
Remember My Name, which was on the same night. That man has nine lives. for sure. Miraculously, his voice, at the age of 78 or so, is as beautiful as ever, despite the stick he must have given it over the years, with industrial amounts of coke and weed. Then there's the liver transplant, the prison term etc. It seems that Graham Nash finally ran out of patience with him, while Neil Young and Stephen Stills (who had his own battles with the marching powder) gave up on him years before. An extremely frank documentary which is on again during the next few days. I did get to 'see' CS&N a few years back, when they were on the McCartney Hyde Park support. Sadly, it was the same day as England v Germany in the World Cup - the one where Lampard had a perfectly good goal disallowed and their set coincided with the match being shown on a huge screen, otherwise I'd have bulldozed my way to the front. As it was, I was quite a way back, watching England get thrashed.

Sorry to digress...I haven't even mentioned the legend that is Joni Mitchell! Good to see the Desperado album get some much deserved praise, too. And seeing Linda Ronstadt just makes me sad, knowing her health problems. What a beautiful voice she had.
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