Monday, 5 January 2015

2015 Best Wishes to All

Dear Former Bloggers!

All the very best for 2015!

37 comments:

  1. .
    And to you and yours!

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    1. Damn! It appears that the Goalie had been distracted by Norrie's new post!

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    2. "funks the ball" - that's a new one on me DC but great solo effort nonetheless...

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  2. this really does my head in, you write a bit, go to post and because it's signed you out you have to write it all again, trivial as it was in the first place.

    So

    Bliadhn' Ùr mhath, a h-uile duine

    hope Christmas etc was good. Any new music finds? Any exciting gigs coming up? Any recommendations for the smaller Celtic Connections events?

    Or are you all too busy looking out your fave Now That's What I Call the 80s tracks?

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    1. Very uninspired themes for the start of the year I have to say. I have a few celtic connections gigs (and yes van the Man is getting more of my hard earned dosh despite saying I would never see him again,,,). Oh Susanna, Justin Townes earle and Jeffrey Foucalt all worth checking out. Pearl fishers long sold out though.

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    2. Punch Brothers and JD McPherson for me.

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    3. I've got Fairport and Roaming Roots Review. Maybe something a wee bit more eclectic would be a good addition, but nothing's jumped out yet.

      Norrie, there was a film on Sky Arts tonight about Broooce's mad fans, maybe you were in it, I didn't watch it for very long, not after the guy sobbing in his car and being a danger on the roads.

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    4. Maybe that was me Gaie....

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    5. too much Bruce could do that to you. Here, have a hanky.

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    6. Too much Bruce - never heard of such a thing!

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  3. Ok, Norrie so Bowie is your No 1.
    Next question - When him and Elton "move on", who'll get the bigger tribute in the British media?

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    1. Elton - a wealth of archive material. I don't know much about Bowie.

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    2. Good question. Elton has been pretty much a sook up to the establishment over many years now without producing much in the way of truly great material for decades. Bowie I think is more of an outsider and more influential than Elton. So Elton. State funeral defo. With lots of crying...

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    3. You would think so.
      The question came up when we were discussing how you define the Soundtrack of your Life - music that was going on around you or (if different) the music you listened to /bought.

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    4. Bowie has without doubt provided the soundtrack to my life....

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    5. Definitely Elton but who'll sing Candle in The Wind?

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    6. Hang on a minute, that's actually Your Song that she's murdering.

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    7. .....context is everything.....i saw her sing this at the stephen lawrence benefit concert.....very moving it was too......it was transformed into doreen lawrence speaking to a lost son.....truly quite something...

      cheers frae the dale

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  4. Long Ryders Billy!
    Didnt know you were a fan.

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    1. I've even had them played on GIO before!

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    2. SO have I...
      When we had to come up with songs about our pets I had "Looking For Rusty the Cat"

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    3. I saw them at King Tut's - nice boys who sent all their money home to mother.

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  5. From the other side:
    Glen, curiously enough, I bought Foreigner's greatest hits when I was over a few weeks ago. Listening to it in the car prompted me to get Still Crazy out from the dvd club last week (Mick Jones link). My son (18) enjoyed both.

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    1. I think the sax on Urgent is one of the best solos on any record. Apparently it was spliced together from a number of takes but you wouldn't know.

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    2. Better than Thunder Road?

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    3. I can't think of anything better.

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  6. I saw Duane Eddy play the Art of Noise track on an Everly Brothers tour, Mac.

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  7. Well who won the battle of the bands on the 70s and 80s nights??

    Brooce, Stranglers, Purple, Undertones, Quo, Clash and the Pistols vs Culture Club, Morrisey, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and Bronski Beat??

    Do we need a decider??

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    1. You'd have to go some to beat Duran Duran.

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    2. I was thinking more tug of war or arm wrestling.

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    3. Thats a tug o glaur.

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