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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I failed to appreciate Nick Drake at the time but recently bought a compilation CD by him which is very good.

Last November I was driving along one sunny Saturday afternoon listening to the Dermot O'Leary show (actually presented by Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue that day) when a fabulous song came on. It was one of those rare moments when you think: this is brilliant, and you make a point of listening out for who and what it was. It was Band Of Horses, who I'd not heard of, and the title track of an album called Infinite Arms from 2010.
Absolutely superb, it's like an 80s version of Fleet Foxes (both bands come from Seattle). Driving rock and a couple of ballads, a very good album that I can't stop playing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I failed to appreciate Nick Drake at the time but recently bought a compilation CD by him which is very good.


The compilation is a good introduction to his music, but try the original albums too - starting with Bryter Layter then Five Leaves Left, Pink Moon.... etc. Sublime, both musically and also lyrically.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard this on 6 Music this morning.... haven't heard it for ages

Sixto Rodriguez ~ Sugar Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh-99_1k3mE


Forty years after recording his first album, Sixto Rodriguez, 70, is on the cusp of international stardom..... Smile

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jul/15/searching-sugar-man-sixto-rodriguez
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Melancholy Hill ~ Gorillaz.... on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on 6 Music
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still listening to the Radcliffe and Maconie programme...now playing ..Lazy Sunday Afternoon ~ The Small Faces....."how's your Bert's lumbago?) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unknown Mortal Orchestra ~ Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSNHofCE4rg
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 6 Music just now they were doing a feature about a Northern Soul film and afterwards they played this Northern Soul song I hadn't heard before ..had my feet tapping on this miserable day ....Smile

If It's All The Same To You Babe ~ Luther Ingram

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z1xEzpJY2M
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Led Zeppilin concert CD Very Happy

and Hugh Cornwells and Alt-Js CDs Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Leonard Cohen album Old Ideas, a lovely album and if I wasn't a fan before I think I would have been after this.

Don't understand why R1 hasn't picked up the 120 year olds new album though
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old recording of Alan Titchmarsh's Melodies For You (still very sadly missed Sad ) from 23 Dec 07. As well as Christmas stuff, right now he's playing Morecambe and Wise 'Bring Me Sunshine'.

Timeless!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Order - Lost Sirens ,

Ivor Cutler
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After nominating Human League on the Radio 2 album thread I'm listening to (Keep Feeling) Fascination on Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to a wonderful version of Shenandoah by Tom Waits and Keith Richards from Various Artists Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJgWaqwZml4

Love it!!

( I've only ever seen Chantey spelt as Shanty before)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that a few weeks ago, on 6Music, Becky. Great, innit..?

I heard this in the week...never heard it before. It's 42 years old! Lovely.

Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1kDd6yBQZ4
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,that's a lovely song,raver.....what a voice she had....very sad she died so young.

There are three short stories on Radio 4 Extra this week all inspired by songs by Tom Waits

'Come On Up To The House' by AL Kennedy. A man asks for help during the small hours. Read by Peter Capaldi.

'Muriel' by Willy Vlautin'. A widower wonders why customers at his local avoid mentioning his dead wife. Read by Ed Stoppard.

'Step Right Up' by Ian Rankin. A market trader takes a young Londoner under his wing and gives him the name 'Saviour'. Read by Dominic Cooper.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mbl9q
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Claptons Old Sock Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the music I'm listening to ..

Facing West ~ The Staves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-awEy6dxZHM

Let's Go Swimming Wild ~ Sweet Bamboo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fkt6S3-NRI


And a strangely, compelling new song from the equally strangely, compelling Nick Cave (and his Bad Seeds)

Animal X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCwMPHYg7AU

Some of the lyrics from it..

"And she put her hand on his stomach just for the joy of it
But his stomach was where his head was
And she put her hand on his head just for the joy of it
But his head was where his feet were
And she put her hand on his heart,
Right there on his heart, just for the joy of it
But his heart was lying down on the road"
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must listen to those, Becky.

At the 'mo..this, on Rad/Mac

Sgt Rock - XTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87rvv41c0wM

..and earlier, Tom and The Stones - Litttle Red Rooster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCq8ZrPanlc
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Must listen to those, Becky.

At the 'mo..this, on Rad/Mac

Sgt Rock - XTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87rvv41c0wM

..and earlier, Tom and The Stones - Litttle Red Rooster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCq8ZrPanlc


That was great,Raver ....if you're going to have someone on stage with you you can't do better than 'old Tom Frost' Very Happy

Mick's looking very svelte. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Place To Fall ~ Townes Van Sandt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2lge0ZnSEI
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr feelgood with Wilko Johnson box set Very Happy

Only 11+ from Amazon Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds wonderful nod but I don't think I'd wish to support Amazon just at the moment when that company is using certain accounting techniques to avoid millions of pounds in tax which places an additional burden on the rest of us Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understood, l'm sure you will find another supplier Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choice,nod...

I'm listening to this...

The Look You Give That Guy by Eels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wREjT7DlI7M
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not right this minute but during the lunch break at the cricket I was listening to this....

Frog Princess ~ The Divine Comedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L0p2bLOoHU

I do like Neil Hannon
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lumineers
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am listening to Long way down by Tom Odell as reccomended by my 13 yr old daughter i thought it would be a "pop song" but he reminds me of keane and coldplay he is only 21 and writes most of his own stuff.Quite impressed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this song by Roy Harper from his new album Man and Myth.

January Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFpxhbH67-s

Roy is on The First Time this coming Sunday on 6 Music talking about the first key musical moments in his life.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hd8rl
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked Roy Harper going right to his 1970s touring days. Watching the BBC4 documentary on the making of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album the other day, I learned that he was working in an adjacent Abbey Road studio to the one Pink Floyd were using and he offered to try singing a difficult vocal on "Have A Cigar" that Roger Waters couldn't manage - and it survives to this day. I didn't know that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Roy Harper in July 1971 at a free festival at Surrey University in Guildford (a long time before Guilfest!) and very good he was too.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Bonamassa live in the Albert hall (on Blu-Ray) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to 6 Music and ruddles might be interested to know, if he looks at this thread, that Lauren has just played four tracks from the Manics!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recording of John Wilson's 2011 prom Hooray For Hollywood, his best IMHO. Just the tonic for doing the chores.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I'm listening to 6 Music and ruddles might be interested to know, if he looks at this thread, that Lauren has just played four tracks from the Manics!


Thanks for the info Becky - unfortunately I was in hospital at the time and it's stretching things to be able to listen to anything half decent there - and mobile phones were banned Mad

Actually I would have given my right leg to have heard it at the time - after all bearing in mind the state it was in it wasn't a great deal of use to me Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
and mobile phones were banned


Really? Most hospitals have lifted that ruling now. In fact, I was at the John Radcliffe in Oxford (in a professional capacity, not as a patient) and what impressed me more than anything else was that the freely available on-site 3G speed was approx 8Mbps download and there was no discouragement from using it.

The clinical standards seemed pretty good as well, I should add! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mobile phones were allowed in certain wards from what I could gather Colin - and I could be wrong on this point but I got the impression that in certain ones including mine there had been problems in the past with certain unreasonable patients using them to have conversations in the early hours of the morning thus disturbing the sleep of other people in the process

In fairness they did provide landline phones for every patient as part of the IT facilities available which were free to numbers within the same dialling code area Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Mobile phones were allowed in certain wards from what I could gather Colin - and I could be wrong on this point but I got the impression that in certain ones including mine there had been problems in the past with certain unreasonable patients using them to have conversations in the early hours of the morning thus disturbing the sleep of other people in the process


Ah yes, that is the biggest problem now. When my late mother-in-law was in hospital she got really irritated with younger patients (it usually was younger people) and visitors talking loudly on their phones for ages. They were even too stupid to switch off or modify their incoming text alerts which would go off all night!

If it were me, I'd need an internet connection and a restriction on voice calling/receiving wouldn't bother me.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey CD Very Happy

Sounded good on the radio
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Wilko Johnson live back in 2005 when he was part of The Mad, Bad & Dangerous tour, along with The Hamsters & John Otway. Bought Wilko's Back In The Night CD, along with others by The Hamsters & John Otway. Twas a great evening. I was greatful to Johnnie Walker for mentioning this tour on his, then Drivetime show.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the Feelgoods a few times in the 70s and they were always great gigs. Wilko's "machine gun" style guitar playing was fab!

I'm pleased to see him holding his own despite refusing chemo-therapy last year. The support he's had from his Facebook followers is inspirational.
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