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Updated: 2018-01-14T13:43:00.488+00:00

 



Alan: Well you live and learn!

2009-05-02T22:01:00.000+01:00

Alan: Well you live and learn!



Marian grew up there and was being trained as a cl...

2009-05-02T18:53:00.000+01:00

Marian grew up there and was being trained as a classical pianist, but kept getting in trouble for playing jazz. She came over here during the Blitz, fell in love and married a Dixieland trumpet player and never went back. She's hosted a public radio show called "Piano Jazz" for decades now and is still amazing to listen to.

alan



Lucy: Such seems the fate of most shops - to be re...

2009-04-30T21:28:00.000+01:00

Lucy: Such seems the fate of most shops - to be replaced by a charity shop.

Yeah, they could be snobby sometimes. Nothing wrong with a bit of pop. Woolworths eh? End of an era! :)

Alan: Wow, 78s! Who's Marian McPartland? :)



Our last indie went under a few years ago; new and...

2009-04-30T01:38:00.000+01:00

Our last indie went under a few years ago; new and used, you could still buy mint 78's along with 33's, 45's, etc..

When I borrow song titles or lyrics they're generally older than I am, though a few newer ones slip in on occasion.

That said, I'll trade you Julie for George Shearing or Marian McPartland (though we seem to have permanently borrowed her, and thank you)!

alan



The indie music store has long since gone, replace...

2009-04-29T21:29:00.000+01:00

The indie music store has long since gone, replaced by a charity shop but while it was there it was the church of cool and a little intimidating for someone whose probably felt more at home among the pop singles at Woolworths.



Zosimus: I think Pandas of Doom would be a great n...

2009-04-29T21:25:00.000+01:00

Zosimus: I think Pandas of Doom would be a great name of a band! :) Yeah, I've seen a few pictures of guys with spikey gloves on... and I thought I had issues over dressing up :-P

Well, the DRM stuff seems to be dropping away (thankfully) as the Big Experiment failed. Amazon and lots of other retailers are offering DRM free music. Personally, I think it's great. I can pay just under a quid to get a song I like and it's mind to listen to until I get fed up and delete it. There's no packaging, no trudging around the shops and the artist / session muscians all get paid too. Smiles all round :)



Suomy : Sorry, but the ladies from the Council did...

2009-04-29T20:29:00.000+01:00

Suomy : Sorry, but the ladies from the Council didn't give exact information. I did find this about the CrimeStoppers web site though. I hope that's useful.



If you have any information on how to make a compl...

2009-04-29T18:45:00.000+01:00

If you have any information on how to make a complaint / report a crime while remaining anonymous, please share. My friends in Anonymous who have been the victim of $ci€ntolog¥'s 'Fair Game' policy might find that useful.

Nothing to do with trans- issues, though. Although Hubbard said that people like us "should be disposed of quietly and without sorrow"... so it's kind of our fight, too.



Wasn't there a flood of 'Angel' related bands back...

2009-04-29T03:59:00.000+01:00

Wasn't there a flood of 'Angel' related bands back then? Death Angel, Morbid Angel, Blood Angel, etc. :)Yes, I believe there was. Dark Angel is another one that springs to mind.

The thing with the whole Satanic imagery, doesn't it all get a bit panto after a while?Indeed - especially when the musicians start giving themselves grandiloquent titles; slathering their faces with corpse paint (something that invariably ends up making them look like Imperial Stormtroopers, or, as a friend once put it, Pandas of Doom); adorning themselves with inverted crosses and other occult symbols so large and heavy it's a wonder the wearer can still stand; donning spikes so long and sharp they're bound to take somebody's eye out; and generally boasting about how "evil" they are at every opportunity.

DRM? 'Digital Rights Management'. It's a technology that's supposed to stop copying. The idea being that you pay and download a DRM protected song from the Internet, but then to stop you trading it with a friend. It'll only play on your computer (or perhaps two).That would be a nuisance.



Zosimus: Wasn't there a flood of 'Angel' related b...

2009-04-28T22:25:00.000+01:00

Zosimus: Wasn't there a flood of 'Angel' related bands back then? Death Angel, Morbid Angel, Blood Angel, etc. :)

The thing with the whole Satanic imagery, doesn't it all get a bit panto after a while?

DRM? 'Digital Rights Management'. It's a technology that's supposed to stop copying. The idea being that you pay and download a DRM protected song from the Internet, but then to stop you trading it with a friend. It'll only play on your computer (or perhaps two).

Personally, I like making compliation CDs or being able to listen to the stuff I've bought how I want and when I want.



Re indie music stores, I remember one in my own ne...

2009-04-28T16:33:00.000+01:00

Re indie music stores, I remember one in my own neck of the woods that I was a regular visitor to back in the '90s, and from which I bought quite a few tapes (and then CDs) over the years. Called "Thrash, Grind, Grunge" (at least when it started), it stocked a lot of extreme metal and other (to me at the time) disturbing genres of music; and I well remember the macabre thrill I got from poring over its wares, and discovering such "evil" bands as Morbid Angel, Entombed, Dismember*, Massacre and Incubus (not the relatively well-known act of that name, but a death metal band from the US that ended up changing its name to Opprobrium, and then disappearing). Anyway, TGG stayed in business for quite a few years, before, like the aforementioned Incubus, changing its name and then closing down: something that, not surprisingly, saddened me at the time.

While I don't frequent indie music stores much anymore, I'm still a regular buyer of new music, which I continue to purchase in the form of CDs. None of this newfangled downloading nonsense for me; I still like to have something solid in my hand! (On the subject of downloading, what's DRM?)

That said, it's still fun to walk in to an alternative music shop in your work suit to pick up a couple of CDs.... if only to f*** with the stereotype.Too true, though it'd be more like a pink satin shirt in my own case!

*The first Dismember album I saw (at TGG) was the group's 1991 debut, 'Like an Everflowing Stream', which blew me away with its demonic cover art, and the band photo that graced the back of it (a shot showing the members covered in cattle blood and wearing large inverted crosses around their necks). At the time I found the band all too evil for me (I mean, I was no wimp - I listened to "hardcore" stuff like Slayer and all - but these guys seemed to go a little too far with the Satanic imagery), yet within only a few years, I'd overcome my initial aversion towards them and become quite a fan of them. Even more strangely, nearly fourteen years after first learning of their existence, I found myself chatting with their vocalist (one of the people in that infamous band shot) on the phone! In my spare time, I write for one of the local independent music mags, and, during the incident in question, was doing an interview with someone from Dismember to promote an Australian tour they'd soon be undertaking. Isn't it funny how life turns out sometimes?



Leslie Ann: Hi there. Repeats? Well, maybe not par...

2009-04-25T21:54:00.000+01:00

Leslie Ann: Hi there. Repeats? Well, maybe not particular lyrics, but songs yes. Some writers do pack them in.

T.C.G: Rock & roll in the blood by the sounds of it then! :) Sorry to hear you miss your nephew. There's always Skype, but it's not the same is it. Ahh, if flights were cheaper, you could have a proper cup of tea, a scone + jam and find out none of us sound like Julie Andrews. :D



I am the daughter of a son who begged his father f...

2009-04-25T13:24:00.000+01:00

I am the daughter of a son who begged his father for a beatle haircut. Needless to say I was schooled on rock n roll at a young age turning towards other genres in a form of teenage rebellion. I often wake with songs in my head-this morning it was Warwick Avenue which my brit nephew sang endlessly because I told him he had a lovely voice. I miss him now...and your blog often makes it more so.



Hi, Lynn! I'm pleased to know that I'm not the on...

2009-04-25T07:44:00.000+01:00

Hi, Lynn! I'm pleased to know that I'm not the only girl daft enough to be writing down snatches of lyrics to use in my blog. I have six or seven loose pieces of paper with roughly seventy lyrics. I just scratch 'em out when I use them. Can't afford to repeat them , right?

Rock on, sister!