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by michael
Sat Oct 17, 2015 09:31
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Anorak's favourite intros
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: Anorak's favourite intros

by michael
Wed Oct 07, 2015 04:03
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Anorak's favourite intros
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: Anorak's favourite intros

by michael
Mon Oct 05, 2015 05:29
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Anorak's favourite intros
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: Anorak's favourite intros

by michael
Fri Oct 02, 2015 05:53
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Anorak's favourite intros
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: Anorak's favourite intros

by michael
Wed Sep 30, 2015 04:05
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Anorak's favourite intros
Replies: 18
Views: 6264

Re: Anorak's favourite intros

by michael
Sun Sep 20, 2015 08:52
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 242498

Re: what book are you reading?

What did you think of the view from the viaduct?
by michael
Fri Sep 18, 2015 03:15
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 242498

Re: what book are you reading?

"Lost In London", by Lucy Scott and Tina Smith. It's not Geoffrey Fletcherish or anything but it's got some interesting ideas and it made me get out my A-Z. I especially liked the orchard in the grounds of Bethlem Royal Hospital in Bromley, Perivale Wood and Horsenden Hill, the East Ham Nature Reser...
by michael
Fri Aug 14, 2015 01:41
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Crime Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: Crime Time

There's a little bit more information at the end of this Cloudberry blog post, and maybe a picture of the band at the top, but nothing about what happened to them.

Those songs are fantastic, I'd like to know more as well.
by michael
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:51
Forum: book talk
Topic: poems we like
Replies: 155
Views: 72418

Re: poems we like

Well, it would have been better not to post the first verse separately since the poem turns out quite differently from the first verse, so that was misleading. I didn't realise quite how differently when I started out. Sorry about that. There are things I like about it, the sound of the variation in...
by michael
Sun Jul 05, 2015 03:02
Forum: book talk
Topic: poems we like
Replies: 155
Views: 72418

Re: poems we like

And on the other side of the river, The New Jersey side, full of ugly, I saw miserable architecture, I saw the efforts to make something, I saw somethings that were nothing. On a stroll near Gracie Mansion Along the walkway above the East River, I stayed optimistic till The neon sign of hope stutter...
by michael
Sun Jun 21, 2015 08:52
Forum: book talk
Topic: poems we like
Replies: 155
Views: 72418

Re: poems we like

Yeah, the repetition of "side". Also the rhyme of "Park" and "path". There are a lot of prepositions, I hadn't noticed that, "below", "on", "along", "across". He really pinpoints his position. It's almost geometrical. I returned that London Review to the library but I'll get it again this week and a...
by michael
Fri Jun 19, 2015 01:37
Forum: book talk
Topic: poems we like
Replies: 155
Views: 72418

Re: poems we like

Down below Riverside Park On the river side of the West Side Highway, I walked along the bicycle path The Hudson flows past hugely, Across the way from New Jersey That's the first verse of a poem by Frederick Seidel called "Down below Riverside Park, from a recent London Review. I like that verse a ...
by michael
Wed May 20, 2015 06:04
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Lyrics in my head right now
Replies: 73
Views: 36286

Re: Lyrics in my head right now

"The guitars break, we make mistakes We are freeze framed in our own dull light" "Long After Tonite's Candles Are Blown" Comet Gain And also this from "Behind The House She Lived In", "Two blackbirds in the garden/A snowflake sends a warning to you". It's not easy to carry off a line like that, even...
by michael
Tue Apr 28, 2015 03:40
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit that totally makes you shiver
Replies: 122
Views: 48740

Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Near the beginning of "Finisterre", straight after you see the train leaving South Croydon station, there's about 40 seconds of film shot from one of its windows looking east. It's actually in four parts but they're fitted together so that you only just notice that, and for most of it the train line...
by michael
Mon Apr 13, 2015 06:55
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Lyrics in my head right now
Replies: 73
Views: 36286

Re: Lyrics in my head right now

"but it was one afternoon, when he had heard guitar playing coming from her room and had run upstairs to confront her and had seen that it was only the wind in the curtains brushing against the open strings, that he finally knew she wasn't coming back" "River Of Money" The Go-Betweens I also like th...
by michael
Mon Mar 16, 2015 01:34
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Great indiepop couplets
Replies: 18
Views: 4727

Re: Great indiepop couplets

"And I see you're working on a Tuesday back with no relief
And I see I'm walking everywhere among the drifting leaves"

"(I Want You) More Than Ever"
The Clientele
by michael
Sun Mar 01, 2015 01:20
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit that totally makes you shiver
Replies: 122
Views: 48740

Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Been listening to 'People Get Real' by Saint Etienne for the first time in ages, and the gentleness of it, the tune and the words, and way the first verse is almost whispered in your ear... *shivers* "People Get Real" is the perfect pop song, although I'm not sure what it's about exactly. "Foxbase ...
by michael
Sun Feb 01, 2015 23:48
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Great indiepop couplets
Replies: 18
Views: 4727

Re: Great indiepop couplets

"Followed crystalline blue into my white room, where I sat in brass and black
The silver latch was all I had, to turn the ratchet back a notch"

"Bang Bang Bang"
The Aislers Set
by michael
Fri Jan 30, 2015 00:41
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: field recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 4955

Re: field recordings

Thanks for mentioning Mark Goodwin. I'm going to give that a proper listen. I'd also like to hear any recordings he's done on the M25 and see where they were made. Reading "London Orbital" one of the ideas I especially liked was the way the edges of the city contained the places that people had want...
by michael
Thu Jan 08, 2015 03:44
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: field recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 4955

Re: field recordings

This is going to be of interest to, well, no-one, but I've made a start on recording sounds. Usually about one minute's worth at a time. It's only on my phone at the moment, so nothing serious, but you can listen to some of it here, if you like: https://soundcloud.com/atomicbeatgirl Your Herne Hill...