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General music chat / The Beat oan last night's Hootenanny
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:17:28 AM »

Utter s**te.  Time tae gie it up Dave.

Is thir no another version ay The Beat gaun aboot fronted by Ranking Roger?

Surely they huv tae be better than that muck.

Banter / Happy New Year
« on: January 01, 2018, 01:41:28 AM »

Wishin' everybody aw the best fur 2018.

Films / TV / Hergé's Adventures of Tintin - cartoon series
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:41:42 PM »
Embdy else used tae enjoy watchin' this as a wean durin' the school holidays?

Wee heads up - ah wis busy gettin' some grub in Sainsburys tonight when ah spotted the complete series (a 5 DVD set) fur the bargain price ay 6 quid!

Somehing tae watch when aw the sh1te "seasonal" telly is oan.

General music chat / Ian Shedden Jolt Drummer - deid
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:17:00 PM »

Films / TV / The Vietnam War - Ken Burns
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:37:24 PM »

Embdy else been watchin' this excellent series oan the BBC?

Very well made n' good tae get the various perspectives oan the conflict aw represented. (N Vietnam, S Vietnam, those servin' in the US forces n' yanks opposed tae the war).

As somebody that wis born in 1962 it's also made me depressingly realise that fur pretty much ma entire lifetime the yanks huv been carpet bombin' some third world country somewhaur oan the globe.

If only mair folk had listened tae Edwin Starr!

Books and other printed media / Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:11:29 PM »
New Stuart Cosgrove book noo available tae pre-order oan Amazon.  Follow up tae his Detroit 67 Motown/MC5 book - which wis a great read.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil of the real world for many soul and blues musicians, with much of the music created there becoming the soundtrack to the civil rights movements.

The book opens with the death of the city’s most famous recording artist, Otis Redding, who died in a plane crash in the final days of 1967, and then follows the fortunes of Redding’s label, Stax/Volt Records, as its fortunes fall and rise again. But, as the tense year unfolds, the city dominates world headlines for the worst of reasons: the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Stuart Cosgrove, originally from Perth, was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes, as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. He is the author of Young Soul Rebels (Polygon, 2016).

Films / TV / Stax Proms oan BBC4
« on: September 01, 2017, 10:24:26 PM »

Whit a vile abortion ay a show this has turned oot tae be.

Tom Jones
Beverley Knight
James fcukin' Morrison

Aw hosted by that utter patronisin' cnut Jools Holland.

Sam Moore, Eddie Floyd & William Bell occasionally gettin' tae contribute by way ay an afterthought.

A terrible, terrible load ay pish.

Mod fashion and style / Bradley Wiggins in the new Skoda advert
« on: April 22, 2017, 10:15:40 PM »
Looks suspiciously like a tramp.

This mean the end ay his mod credentials?

Or is he jist deep undercover like Frank Serpico?

Films / TV / Week nights on the True Entertainment channel.
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:10:17 PM »

8pm The Avengers
9pm The Persuaders
10pm The Persuaders

A veritable feast ay 60s & 70s hocum.    8)

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