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Re: George Martin RIP

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:45 pm

Jus this morning I commented to a young friend that "I'm into CB" - predictably she had no idea what I was referring to so I went on a five minute rant about the best band I know of. Anyway:

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH1KhxKh1YA[/bbvideo]

Grauniad profile: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/ ... h-the-fall

One of my first Rodoh avatars was this:

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Fish didn't like it at all, LOL oh well, sigh
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Post by Darren Wilshak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 am

"....i saw mark in the dry 201 bar in manchester in the early nineties,went up to him and asked how he wrote plastic man,he told me to {!#%@} off,then smiled.great great bloke.

perhaps like this?

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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:24 pm

Darren Wilshak wrote:how did he write elastic man?
probably over a pint, but he was back then a potential DJ - we'll never know

the Grauniad frustrates me of course but here they show a better sense of proportion than most:

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Smith will say they are awful just the same. I used to imagine him a cranky old man with yard gnomes and books - scaring the neighborhood children.
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:Thanks Matthew, a friend just emailed me the news. Devastated. One of the greatest of the greats, I was fortunate to see him and The Fall at their prime.
Oh, no.

For me, it's like a special branch of the whole modern music ceases to exist. This is the most devastating death for me, maybe even from the time of John Lennon's death, but back then I was only 13 years old. I think The Fall were a category of their own and made what music was from the 80s onward.

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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:37 pm

a quick note from my son overnight that he's been listening to The Fall non-stop since he heard.

me too.

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQHJDtaK1NM[/bbvideo]

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dHYisNkeYo[/bbvideo]
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Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:This is the most devastating death for me, maybe even from the time of John Lennon's death, but back then I was only 13 years old. I think The Fall were a category of their own and made what music was from the 80s onward.
very well said, this one is basically impossible to take, Lennon and Cobain both actually hit me hard, this one even harder and I'm way past being a "fifty year old man" - I should no longer at my age be sentimental about these things
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Post by Kleon_I XYZ Contagion » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 pm

Here in 2.00', our lovely proud Greek girl Elena sings in Greek, but with a rhyme (I mean, she doesn't just translate the words to Greek, she sings within the beat and rhyme):

- You should come and see me to show you how much I will change myself, when you'll give me something to slaughter


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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:24 pm

they never did tart up the design of that website LOL

pix of the show I saw, Elena Poulou had joined IIRC only the prior year: http://thefall.org/news/pics/03june28_photos.html
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:
Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:This is the most devastating death for me, maybe even from the time of John Lennon's death, but back then I was only 13 years old. I think The Fall were a category of their own and made what music was from the 80s onward.
very well said, this one is basically impossible to take, Lennon and Cobain both actually hit me hard, this one even harder and I'm way past being a "fifty year old man" - I should no longer at my age be sentimental about these things
Tom Petty hit me hard.
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:08 pm

thanks for this one, Darren

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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 pm

David Ogden Stiers, of MASH fame, passed away.

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Noel, Noel, what the hell.”
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Post by Gord » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:04 am

Awwww. But I ain't clickin' on no Faux News link. :P

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/obit ... -dies.html
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Gord wrote:Awwww. But I ain't clickin' on no Faux News link. :P
Yeah, sorry about that. It’s the first story I ran across it.
“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
Noel, Noel, what the hell.”
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“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
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Re: George Martin RIP

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from the wayback machine: Tom Wolfe
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Wed May 23, 2018 11:08 am

Philip Roth has died (personal note: I knew him - many years ago).
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Sorry to hear it, I’ve only read The Plot Against America. If I get some time I may check into some other things he wrote.
“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:Koko.

That’s sad but maybe we can send bobbo to replace the ape.
“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
Noel, Noel, what the hell.”
Benjamin Ferencz in a letter to Telford Taylor, December 1951

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Jeffk 1970 wrote:
Statistical Mechanic wrote:Koko.

That’s sad but maybe we can send bobbo to replace the ape.

Insulting to the memory of the ape.

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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Ed Schultz, formerly MSNBC's token working class guy, later of RT, at 64
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Matthew Ellard wrote:Punk rockers also liked the original Devo. Devo also did a "Johnny B Good" song in 1978, except Johnny gets too enthusiastic when he picks up his guitar and drives head on into a semi-trailer.

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dftEL1PhFjE[/bbvideo]
Still my favorite Devo song:

Heard this on my way home from work.
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:21 pm

Aretha Franklin is reported to be in a Detroit hospital, gravely ill.

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Statistical Mechanic wrote:Aretha Franklin is reported to be in a Detroit hospital, gravely ill.

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7tahCC7G7k[/bbvideo]
Sad.

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Aretha Franklin passed away.
“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
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“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Aretha's dying makes me sad.

Today my wife and I walked along the Tiergarten to find a building that a friend of ours had designed. We wanted to take a photo of my wife in front of it and send it to him. As we made our way along the big leafy park, we saw across the street what looked like a city-block sized cemetery - only not quite. We walked over and found ourselves absorbed in walking through the rectangular stones set along undulating paths. We walked slowly. It hit me where we were: The Memorial to the Murdered European Jews.

I am not much for memorials and commemorations, to say the least, but that is one helluva thing. People kept coming over and walking through the stones, you could see them disappear between slabs or into valleys. Some visitors simply sat on the stones and gazed across the memorial. It was quiet and a bit melancholy. No wonder deniers despise Germans.
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I am a city, I am a breakfast pastry.
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“I noticed this morning that a group of our Landsberg friends have been given their freedom this morning. These include...Schubert, Jost and Nosske. Schubert confessed to...supervising the execution of about 800 Jews...(referring to the order to clean up Simferopol)...Schubert managed to kill all the Jews (by Christmas 1941). Nosske was the one the other defendants called the biggest bloodhound....
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:34 pm

Village Voice. Kaput.
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Statistical Mechanic wrote:Village Voice. Kaput.
Sad nostalgically, but well past its sell-by date now.

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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:10 am

I hadn't looked at it since the early '80s . . .
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Post by montgomery » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:24 pm

May I suggest something a little more sophisticated. It's simple to understand classical music for beginners. Listen to this and then try to be angry!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVKpvD3X6EM

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"It was still at the stage of clubs and fists, hurrah, tala"