Music small talk, music big talk

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Sun Sep 21, 2014 00:57

sweepingthenation wrote:For reasons you don't need to know I had a look at the Wiki entry for Claire Usher/Claire & Friends, of It's 'Orrible Being in Love (When You're 8½) novelty hit fame. The last line of said bio at the moment reads...
She later wrote hit's for indiepop band Shrag.
What? I mean, clearly she didn't, but it seems a very odd point of reference to choose for knowingly wrong information,
But it's such a lovely thought. I like the header on the page:
This page has some issues
Perhaps the point is that wiki is such a trusted source now that anyone can rewrite history as they please. Reading that, I can almost remember that Sunday evening a couple of years ago when the Usher-penned 'Tendons in the Night' crashed into the top 5.

Perhaps further posts could reveal how St. Winifred's School Choir knocked off an early version of 'Emma's House' between lessons.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by boney » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:39

Helen Shrag is doing an article on child pop stars, she mentioned Claire and Friends regarding this, I'm guessing some wag put this in as a result of that.

Either that or it is the truth

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Sun Nov 16, 2014 18:22

Nicked from Phil King's FB page, a video showing a fashion show where the collection is based on Sam Knee's 'A Scene In Between' book...


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by ShaunBrilldream » Tue Nov 18, 2014 16:37

How come they get a Pat Nevin DJ set and Indietracks doesn't?
And we just can't wait to make more mistakes and to fluff our breaks, and to stuff our faces with cake.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Tue Nov 18, 2014 17:06

I'm wondering who, at the same event, might be appearing on this stage:
The Cooking Soup New Act Stage.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by darvé » Tue Nov 18, 2014 17:12

ShaunBrilldream wrote:How come they get a Pat Nevin DJ set and Indietracks doesn't?
One of the many highlights of Bowlie 2 was the Pat Nevin DJ set on the Sunday night, mostly for the conga during Orange Juice, but equally for spending the majority of his set drinking qudaruple vodka red bulls with Trev.

Yes, Indietracks NEEDS Pat.
a fog of ideas wrote:you're all going, aren't you?
Probably..
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by ShaunBrilldream » Wed Nov 19, 2014 00:51

Um, I tweeted Mr.Nevin via the JLH twitter account (about DJing indietracks), he replied saying it sounded interesting. #eeeeeee
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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:30

I'm not going to pretend I understand this: it just sounds vaguely awesome.
Researchers have discovered a universal property of scales. Until now it was assumed that the only thing scales throughout the world have in common is the octave. The many hundreds of scales, however, seem to possess a deeper commonality: if their tones are compared in a two- or three-dimensional way by means of a coordinate system, they form convex or star-convex structures. Convex structures are patterns without indentations or holes, such as a circle, square or oval.

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Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 102008.htm

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Thu Feb 12, 2015 08:20

humblebee wrote:I'm not going to pretend I understand this: it just sounds vaguely awesome.
Researchers have discovered a universal property of scales. Until now it was assumed that the only thing scales throughout the world have in common is the octave. The many hundreds of scales, however, seem to possess a deeper commonality: if their tones are compared in a two- or three-dimensional way by means of a coordinate system, they form convex or star-convex structures. Convex structures are patterns without indentations or holes, such as a circle, square or oval.

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Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 102008.htm
That made me think of this:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/joytone/

Not exactly the same but but laying out the notes in a two dimensional hexagonal pattern to make chords and scales easier to play.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by RITH » Fri Feb 13, 2015 22:20

I'm doing that thing tonight that I sometimes do where I listen to songs unknown to me that have been sampled in famous songs.There's always THAT moment when you think 'oooh, there it is'.

My Friday nights are very exciting.


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Thu Mar 12, 2015 15:58

Piece about Fortuna Pop! from the Guardian. Woo!
http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... ortuna-pop

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by RITH » Thu Mar 12, 2015 17:05

Last Sunday, when I was still in the USA, I accompanied my girlfriend to her doctor. He shares his practice with one Garry Sherman, who is a podiatrist. While I was in the waiting room I talked to him a little bit. You know, some friendly small talk. Nice old guy, nothing too exciting. Only later did I find out that this same man is the Garry Sherman who in a past life arranged songs like 'Up on the roof' by The Drifters, 'Egyptian shumba' by The Tammys, 'Brown eyed girl' by Van Morrison, 'What the world needs now is love' by Dionne Warwick, and countless other songs.

http://www.45cat.com/45_arranger.php?ta=Garry+Sherman

Either this didn't make him a lot of money, or he really likes spending his old days touching other people's feet. In any case, I thought this was quite a special meeting, if only in hindsight.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 23, 2015 20:09

Teenager covering best song ever. Unexpected joy.


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:12

I've just been followed on Twitter by a fellow musician. His name is Cole Washburn. I didn't know who he was, so I had a look at his Twitter bio to see what inspirational things were there, to see how he'd use that space to suggest how his music stacks up against the world as we know it in 2015, how it gives us a glimpse of something better, something other, rousing us up, in anger or in fun or both; how it might go about doing the very stuff that we go to music for.

I wasn't too surprised to find all of that displaced by a more immediately and nakedly commercial imperative, but I was quite surprised how sad it made me feel.
Cole Washburn's Twitter bio wrote: Enjoy the new Cole Washburn store: Merch, Music, VIP List, and more! gravitynashville.com
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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Fri Jul 10, 2015 13:40

OK Anoraks, want to listen to more by the Shangri Las and am a bit bewildered.

Is one compilation better than another? Should I go back to the original albums.

TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Sat Jul 11, 2015 09:04

There's a great compilation that RPM put out called 'Myrimidons of Melodrama'

It's cheaper to buy via the Cherry Red site (home of RPM) than on Amazon, I notice... http://shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3209

I'd recommend that one, for sure

There's another comp called (rather mundanely) 'The Mercury Years' that Spectrum put out that you should be able to pick up for around £5-6, but who wouldn't want an LP in their collection called 'Myrmidons of Melodrama'?


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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Gordon » Tue Aug 04, 2015 18:38

Some of those are a little unfair (not many)
Toot toot.

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