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  1. 48 minutes ago, Handrejka said:

     

    Sylvia Plath's son?  He was Ted Hughes' son too of course. I almost forgot that.

     

    No, I think it was somebody with a showbiz background, and I'm sure it was no more than five years ago. 

    I'm allowing for time always passing quicker than I think, so probably less.

     


  2. 4 minutes ago, Tibet-Lama said:

    Fear and anxiety easily give way to anger and violence. The opposite of fear is trust, which, related to warm-heartedness, boosts our self-confidence. Compassion also reduces fear, reflecting as it does a concern for others’ well-being. This is what really attracts friends.

     

    I don't think you're attracting many friends.

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  3. 13 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

    Bawjaws - a derogatory term in Scotland for a testicle sucker.

     

    It's an easy target name - 2 syllables as has Boris.

     

    Oh, OK.  Never heard the word, it doesn't seem to have travelled. 

    Anyway, with a name like Boris, I don't think a nn is really necessary.

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  4. Just realised I achieved an interesting double yesterday.  Seeing 'Rocking All Over The World' performed in Hyde Park by

    1.  The man who wrote it, assisted by Bruce Springsteen.

    2.  The band who are most associated with it.

     

    The first time I saw Status Quo, the song hadn't even been written :rolleyes:   d020.gif

     

     

     

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  5. On 14/09/2019 at 02:08, Toast said:

    Going to Hyde Park on Sunday for the Radio 2 event which is a rather mixed bag to say the least.   The people who talked me into going have dropped out :rolleyes: but I shall be happy to see Bananarama and Status Quo, and intend to use the Westlife set to improve my position ready for the Pet Shop Boys.  Woof woof!

     

    Well, that was fun.  Relatively easy to get good spots too.   Mercifully Tragically Westlife only got a 30 minute slot, but Quo were good value as always and PSBs were excellent.   On iplayer apparently, so judge for yourselves.

     

    I took the dog to church this morning as there was a Pet Blessing Service, so what with that and seeing the Pet Shop Boys there was a pleasing symmetry to the day.  I like a good singalong :  All Things Bright & Beautiful this morning, It's A Sin this evening.  :)

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  6. 12 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

    Just to throw this out here... 

     

    Craig Douglas, UK pop star of the 60s and 70s, most notably with "Only sixteen".

    He retired in 2010 because of ill health and is now 78 years old - recent article:

    https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/17901766.famous-pop-star-britain/

     

    Edit: "Only sixteen", probably another song that wouldn't be made today..

     

    Why?  It seems perfectly innocuous. 

    I suspect this is another case of reading things into a title that simply aren't there.  See also 'Little Children' by Billy J. Kramer.

     

    She was only sixteen, only sixteen
    I loved her so
    She was too young to fall in love
    And I was too young to know.

     

    We'd laugh and we'd sing, and do little things
    That made my heart glow
    She was too young to fall in love
    And I was too young to know.

     

    Why did I give my heart so fast?
    It never will happen again
    Coz I was a mere lad of sixteen
    I've aged a year since then.

     

    She was only sixteen, only sixteen
    With eyes that would glow
    She was too young to fall in love
    And I was too young to know.

     


     
     

  7. 47 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:


    I've always considered this a catch-all thread for anyone from the Indian or Asian or sometimes African continents.  I agree if someone can be put in a more precise thread that is generally accepted -- Tongan PM most definitely in a stately thread imo -- but for lesser politicians I have no problem at all they end up here (See ND Tiwari for instance...and I have no idea if this is where he ended up).  But at no time have I ever considered this thread exclusive to 'the arts' when we have threads for art, broadway, theatre,  blah blah. 

    SC

     

    If you go back to the birth of the thread, you'll see it was mostly foreign actors, from non-Anglophone countries. 


  8. 3 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

    South African Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa dies in car accident.  She was 38.

     

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-mines/south-africas-deputy-mines-minister-dies-in-car-accident-idUSKCN1VZ04M

     

     

    Again, this is a politician, so would be more appropriately posted in Political Frailty    I acknowledge that politics is mentioned in the thread title, but the original intent of the thread was persons connected with the arts.

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  9. 1 hour ago, maryportfuncity said:

     

     

    Gary - China Crisis - Daly has just released his first solo album. Coming to a cult radio show immintently!

     

    For some reason he was not allowed to sell it in the venue, as he made reference to having some in his bag, and to catch him on the way out if we wanted one, but he wouldn't be hanging about, or wtte.

    We had noticed that there was no merch stall.  Because we came in during the support act and as there had been no mention of a support we didn't (and still don't) have a clue who they were.  So I looked (as nobody else seemed to know either!) but there was nothing, not even merch for CC, which is unusual.


  10. On 25/10/2015 at 17:03, maryportfuncity said:
    On 25/10/2015 at 15:05, Lard Bazaar said:

     

      On 25/10/2015 at 11:09, time said:

     

      On 25/10/2015 at 10:53, maryportfuncity said:

    Meant to mention I saw China Crisis, booked by a mate and done mainly cos it involved eating pizza with the gig. Was amazed both how funny - in a sardonic way - they were and how good a gig. Might well do them again if and when they decide to come my way.

    A friend of mine of mine saw them a couple of weeks ago; said pretty much the same.I'll also have to look out for them round these parts again.

     

    I used to vaguely know a bloke who used to come into the pub where I worked and I'm sure that he worked as a session musician with them and he hung himself in his kitchen.

     

    ETA It was the drummer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Wilkinson- if I remember rightly his poor children found him.

     

     

    Yeah, things that amazed me about China Crisis

    1 - They are funny in the sarcy and grim northern manner of The Smiths

    2 - They are actually a damn good show.

    3 - Their history is - to say the least - troubled, along with the suicide one of the main duo also assaulted their manager to the point that criminal charges were on the way before a mutual parting was agreed which saved a prison sentence but also did serious harm to their career (apart from anything else, it gave them trouble finding new management with any - no pun intended - clout).

     

    China Crisis came to our neck of the woods tonight, so I took up the recommendations since they were an 80s band I'd never seen.

    We really enjoyed it (although my mate could not recall a single one of their songs :lol:).  Great banter and entertaining all round.

     

    Going to Hyde Park on Sunday for the Radio 2 event which is a rather mixed bag to say the least.   The people who talked me into going have dropped out :rolleyes: but I shall be happy to see Bananarama and Status Quo, and intend to use the Westlife set to improve my position ready for the Pet Shop Boys.  Woof woof!

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