Music small talk, music big talk

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:33 pm

humblebee wrote:I can't be the only one who thinks 'Party Fears Two' by The Associates is absolutely bloody awful... can I?
Yes.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:45 pm

The Associates were a bit screechy all round, I thought.

I didn't mind the little bit they used on the theme tune for Weekending though. Better than the 'comedy'.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by crystalball » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:37 am

Can't stand 'Party Fears Two' but in 1994 someone screamed at me for saying so and I've been hiding my feelings ever since. You can't say anything these days without going to prison etc.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:56 am

humblebee wrote:I can't be the only one who thinks 'Party Fears Two' by The Associates is absolutely bloody awful... can I?
I think there's something wrong with you.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:46 pm

I love the sheer pomp and ridiculousness of it and at the time, especially at the time- despite all the other 'characters' in the charts at that point- it seemed terribly exotic and the only people who liked it were other people's older sisters (not mine though) and that's why it seemed terribly exotic because they all had spikey hair and kohl eyeliner on and were entirely mysterious and remote from me, which seemed somehow appealling

I was 13 at the time... the world had gone from being all Star Wars, comics and thumbs up small boy japery to early onset depression and adolescent confusion... billy was one of those people on the telly and on the radio who suggested other possibilities and had no references points for me at the time, it all seemed so incredibly outré and brave... because it was so absurd and therefore so vital...

And I see a clip of that now and it breaks my heart but not before it's made it skip a little faster and it reminds me of what it felt like to be young and naive and unworldly- and that that song filled me with an overwhelming sense of belief in the world, the promise I might find there, in it and in me- before, I realise now, all the compromise, cynicism and disillusionment of adulthood

And, yes, Billy and, more so, David (Sylvian) taught me a thing or two about drama and self regard long before Morrissey rocked up... and I got to wear make up and do my hair nice... when I had hair

It's about the hair

And other stuff we left behind

That we should have clung onto

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by linus » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:29 pm

hoping I can convince the world that if vinyl can be referred to as vinyls that CDs can be referred to as compaxxx

seems more now

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by humblebee » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:18 am

PJ Harvey. One of those artists I've always respected and liked the idea of, much more than I've actually enjoyed the music. (Other than 'Sheela-na Gig' which is one of my favourite things to dance to.) But there's a new 'un by her that's been on the radio a few times and it's ace. Give it a spin if you get chance.

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Post by noLooking » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:24 pm

humblebee wrote:PJ Harvey. One of those artists I've always respected and liked the idea of, much more than I've actually enjoyed the music. (Other than 'Sheela-na Gig' which is one of my favourite things to dance to.) But there's a new 'un by her that's been on the radio a few times and it's ace. Give it a spin if you get chance.
Isn't it mandatory to refer to her as Peej? Concur on the general point (though I haven't heard the new one). I always thought 'Dress' was pretty good though.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by This Is Helena » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:02 pm

I like it. It seems to be very much a continuation of the work she did on Let England Shake which is a brilliant album and well worth a listen.
be popular play pop

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by islandhopper » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:02 am

From this article (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/f ... -list-live) comes this snippet:
Global success: Adele
This award is given to the British act to have achieved the greatest global success in the preceding year. Who else did you think was going to win this one? Comet Gain?

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Post by noLooking » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:05 am

islandhopper wrote:From this article (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/f ... -list-live) comes this snippet:
Global success: Adele
This award is given to the British act to have achieved the greatest global success in the preceding year. Who else did you think was going to win this one? Comet Gain?
In a better world...

I avoided the event itself, but this is a good and funny liveblog:

http://xrrf.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/live ... -2016.html

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:33 pm

Which nineties indie band are you?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/which- ... .ac4j40dOK

I'm The Magnetic Fields, apparently. Disappointing if I'm honest, but they've got me down to a T.
You’re not a sociable person by any stretch of the imagination, but you care deeply for the people you let into your life. You have a droll sense of humor and absolutely no patience for fools. You don’t meet many people you’re into, but when you fall in love, you fall very hard.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by Michael Quentin » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:56 pm

superchunk.

I know the name but not the choons.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:04 pm

Michael Quentin wrote:superchunk.

I know the name but not the choons.
Same here.

I did it again with a different set of answers and got Neutral Milk Hotel. I should have stuck with what I had.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tompony » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:07 pm

I got Helium. Who the fuck are Helium? I want to be the Magnetic Fields!

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:14 pm

You got: The Flaming Lips

You’re outgoing and charming, and are always coming up with big crazy ideas. You have a unique perspective on life, and do your best to help your friends and family through hard times. You have a very open mind, and try to make people around you feel welcome and loved.
That's almost exactly the opposite of me.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:40 pm

tonieee wrote:
You got: The Flaming Lips

You’re outgoing and charming, and are always coming up with big crazy ideas. You have a unique perspective on life, and do your best to help your friends and family through hard times. You have a very open mind, and try to make people around you feel welcome and loved.
That's almost exactly the opposite of me.
I can't say that I had you down as a conventional, closed minded bigot who tries to make everyone feel unwelcome and hated. I've been reading you all wrong!

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by tonieee » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:51 pm

andyi wrote:I can't say that I had you down as a closed minded bigot who tries to make everyone feel unwelcome and hated. I've been reading you all wrong!
Ha ha. It's more the first half I was thinking of. I'd like to think I am all of the things in the second half but I don't think I am more so than than anyone else. Certainly not enough to make them my notable characteristics.

So what I meant is I'm introvert and awkward with little imagination who has similar views on life to most people I know.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by noLooking » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:58 pm

tonieee wrote:
andyi wrote:I can't say that I had you down as a closed minded bigot who tries to make everyone feel unwelcome and hated. I've been reading you all wrong!
Ha ha. It's more the first half I was thinking of. I'd like to think I am all of the things in the second half but I don't think I am more so than than anyone else. Certainly not enough to make them my notable characteristics.

So what I meant is I'm introvert and awkward with little imagination who has similar views on life to most people I know.
I expect you sell yourself a bit short. He does sound a bit like a hippie version of the Fonz though. Feeling increasingly good to be Magnetic Fields.

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Re: Music small talk, music big talk

Post by indiansummer » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:25 am

tompony wrote:Who the fuck are Helium?
they were one of the bloody best is who they bloody were



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