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by graysonscolumn
Mon Sep 27, 2010 19:17
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: The horses
Replies: 52
Views: 34552

Re: The horses

Now here's a coincidence. I couldn't stay for the Sunday of the Nottingham Weekender as I'd picked up a shift writing for the Racing Post , who asked me to preview some of Brighton's meeting tomorrow. Got to the last preview of the afternoon, for the 5.05 race, and what should be the name of the hor...
by graysonscolumn
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:25
Forum: random music talk
Topic: My mental jukebox is playing...
Replies: 206
Views: 59481

Re: My mental jukebox is playing...

"Still A World Away" by The Popguns.

Interrupted, occasionally (and perhaps a bit worryingly), by "Song for a Mad Choir Singer", a 1994 b-side by veteran German darkwave act Deine Lakaien.

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by graysonscolumn
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:20
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Sheffield
Replies: 5486
Views: 394769

Re: Sheffield

Ah yes, make that three gigs I'm missing, albeit two on the same night. Erse. Oh well, Casiotone in a couple of weeks' time, if nothing else before.

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by graysonscolumn
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:14
Forum: random music talk
Topic: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread
Replies: 60
Views: 19460

Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

fogofideas wrote:
hawkshaw wrote the countdown clock music, by the way

And his daughter, Kirsty, was the vocalist in Opus 3, who scored a massive hit with their rave-up version of Jane / Edward Barton's "It's A Fine Day" all of - oh Christ - 18 years ago.

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by graysonscolumn
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:12
Forum: random music talk
Topic: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread
Replies: 60
Views: 19460

Re: But you can't hear the words! The instrumentals thread

Another good instrumental is Associates - Arrogance Gave Him Up Excellent call - a fine, fine opener to a stunning album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxPDAwa7eyY Big thumbs up for some of The Field Mice's occasional instrumentals in this parish, too. "Holland Street" is a film soundtrack without...
by graysonscolumn
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:02
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Sheffield
Replies: 5486
Views: 394769

Re: Sheffield

They sound a bit like this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ2gWrqlCRc One of two gigs this week I'll probably have to miss (along with Shrag on Wednesday), alas, as apparently Adam Hart-Davis doesn't personally fill in one's tax return for you like he infers he does in the adverts. The idle get. gc
by graysonscolumn
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:31
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Things I am listening to now then
Replies: 4224
Views: 412743

Re: Things I am listening to now then

am compiling a lesbo pig anthology which'll come out as a cd-r at some point, probably with a dvd-r cos i recently found that a mutual friend filmed a bunch of their shows back in the day. people who like the receptionists, rough bunnies, marine girls, melody dog, the middle ones or other bands beg...
by graysonscolumn
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:14
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Sheffield
Replies: 5486
Views: 394769

Re: Sheffield

Work has thrown a Macmillan Coffee Morning today, so I'm still having prodigious numbers of bits of cake inserted into me as I'm typing this. In answer to Eddie Izzard's question, "Cake or Death?", I think I'm on the way to both... Still hope to be able to waddle over to the Arms at some point this ...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Sep 23, 2010 17:37
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Which radio shows do you listen to?
Replies: 46
Views: 32385

Re: Which radio shows do you listen to?

Five Live is my main choice of station, especially Drive and Five Live Sport. Fighting Talk's good too though. Oh and I always feel like I should listen to more of the comedy on BBC 7, but never quite seem to get round to it. Throw in a regret for not listening to more Dandelion Radio for precisely...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Sep 23, 2010 17:34
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Which radio shows do you listen to?
Replies: 46
Views: 32385

Re: Which radio shows do you listen to?

This Is Helena wrote: I really enjoy Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show. It's a comedy show and the first series is currently being repeated on BBC Radio 7. I think it's rather amusing.
So do I. The modern-day king of the malapropisms. And co-produced by the same Mr Radcliffe you also mentioned!

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by graysonscolumn
Thu Sep 23, 2010 17:24
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Horrible Adverts
Replies: 162
Views: 77859

Re: Horrible Adverts

The bit where he's texting people from the top deck of a bus almost makes you hope for a mugging. What would happen if someone nicked his phone? Presumably the band would be forced to split up because none of them would be able to contact each other. I tried to find his Myspace last night to see if...
by graysonscolumn
Thu Sep 23, 2010 17:20
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Horrible Adverts
Replies: 162
Views: 77859

Re: Horrible Adverts

McCain used to do proper adverts, innit? Carol Leader mugging to camera: I'm a McCain oven chips fan Great for yer kids and the old man Better than chips from a chip pan Forty percent less fat!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRPuAGVs94s Oh, splendid. From the woman who brought you; "Chock-a-girl,...
by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 15:00
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: what on tv made you cry today?
Replies: 49
Views: 11904

Re: what on tv made you cry today?

i even cried for noel edmonds at a tv awards show once, because everyone was mocking him so horribly and he had this ugly suit on and his eyes were full of tears, you could SEE it, and even though he seems a bit of a fool, i still felt so BAD for him! it was so, so sad because he just had his littl...
by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:51
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: 3rd Annual Nottingham indiepop weekender, 25-26 Sept 2010
Replies: 370
Views: 24880

Re: 3rd Annual Nottingham indiepop weekender, 25-26 Sept 201

There were plenty of them, fo sho', although one did leave to join CSS around 2008. Whhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaat? I do find that really very difficult to believe. 'Tis true. When bassist Iracema left, she was replaced on bass by Adriano, who'd rotated drum / some guitar duties with one of t'others hithe...
by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:39
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Things I am listening to now then
Replies: 4224
Views: 412743

Re: Things I am listening to now then

This week I have mostly had my hands behind my back, hips bouncing and feet moving around to this compo LP from - gulp - 23 years ago;

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Lets-Try ... se/1679350

gc
by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:25
Forum: popshows and clubs
Topic: 3rd Annual Nottingham indiepop weekender, 25-26 Sept 2010
Replies: 370
Views: 24880

Re: 3rd Annual Nottingham indiepop weekender, 25-26 Sept 201

There were plenty of them, fo sho', although one did leave to join CSS around 2008.

gc
by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:20
Forum: random music talk
Topic: More shit band names
Replies: 204
Views: 51310

Re: More shit band names

May well have been a Liverpool band, come to think of it, but they were never not playing in Oldham. I guess we just tolerated them disproportionately.

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by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 09:36
Forum: random music talk
Topic: More shit band names
Replies: 204
Views: 51310

Re: More shit band names

It's about time we had a list of Sheffield bands with shit names. They could form a thread all on their own if I could be arsed. Milburn Bromheads Jacket The All Seeing I Little Man Tate Harrisons Kings Have Long Arms Alvarez Kings Pisco Sour Hour Lets Bitter Cinema Dead Like Harry Meat For A Dark ...
by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 00:18
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Please help the Midland Railway!
Replies: 5
Views: 3576

Re: Please help the Midland Railway!

Not half it wasn't a bad effort! Managed to miss the appeal deadline, being an idiot, but have just made a general donation as suggested on the website - that can still be done outwith the appeal at http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/donate/d ... ityid=2488 .

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by graysonscolumn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 00:08
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Casiotone FTPA - the end!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2753

Re: Casiotone FTPA - the end!!!

Ticket secured for the Leeds gig just now. Deep joy!

As of two minutes ago, there were still 22 left for that event, 29 for Manchester, 31 for Cambridge, 40 for Belfast, 45 for Brighton and undisclosed numbers (anywhere from zero upwards, I guess) for Newcastle, Coventry and London. I go now.

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