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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:21 pm
by Gordon Neill
An easy mistake, and no need to hand your badge in Charlie, or play that Smiths song. I'm still amazed at June spotting the differences in the two faces. I'd hate to be in an identity parade with her as the chief witness. Although, clearly, I'd probably be innocent of whatever it was.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:54 pm
by CantSleepClownsWillGetMe
Charlie said -
... much applause for June's sharp eyes


Aw shucks, it was nothing. I knew I was right, but even I began to have doubts when I saw the perfectly symmetrical eyebrows in both pictures. Then I discovered that, aside from the collagen injected pouts, female pop stars in that neck of the woods aspire to having their eyebrows tattooed on! I kid you not. I suppose there can only be a limited number of stencils available ...?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:37 pm
by howard male
And I've learnt the valuable lesson that I'm not always right - it's a hard one to accept but I'll try my best.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:36 pm
by Gordon Neill
Howard confessed:

And I've learnt the valuable lesson that I'm not always right - it's a hard one to accept but I'll try my best.


Howard, you're with friends. I'm confident that everyone on the Forum will help you to accept you're wrong at every opportunity.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:05 am
by nikki akinjinmi
Gordon Neill wrote:An easy mistake, and no need to hand your badge in Charlie,...


Yes, don't be so hard on yourself, after all there have been precedents - Michael Jackson. (Looking at many of his pictures - one would be hard pressed to say they were of the same person, if they didn't know who he was). Especially if the person has a penchant for cosmetic surgery.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:10 am
by nikki akinjinmi
howard male wrote:And I've learnt the valuable lesson that I'm not always right - it's a hard one to accept but I'll try my best.


Howard, the way this is written it's as though it's a recent development. I applaud your efforts. (This is a joke, Howard).

Continental shift

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:40 am
by CantSleepClownsWillGetMe
Gordon gaffed -
I'm confident that everyone on the Forum will help you to accept you're wrong at every opportunity


Gordon .. I don't want to be pedantic here, but this reads as if it's Howard that's 'wrong at every opportunity'. That can't be right. Surely you meant we, on the Forum, would help at every opportunity?

Leastwise, I'm willing to help out. Time can be a problem for me occasionally. But maybe we could take it in shifts ..?

June

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:43 am
by Gordon Neill
I must confess that I was quite pleased with that touch of ambiguity in my sentence. It can take a bit of thought to get things properly wrong sometimes.

Maroc 'n' Roll

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:44 am
by joel
Charlie wrote:while not being quite as good as the songs I heard coming out of the houses in that village in the High Atlas.

Maybe this
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Compagnies Musicales Du Tafilalet: L'appel des oasis
Can't find any mention of this album with search, which is strange as it has certainly been mentioned on here before now. Anyway, this CD somehow captures the essence of rock and roll. Hypnotic, whiplash rhythms, twin (acoustic) guitar attack, brilliant harmonising and great melodies. I guess the average 7 minute or so song length makes this slightly radio unfriendly. The recent Justin Adams / Juldeh Camara album sounds bloodless and rather contrived in comparison.

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Taghlaghalt Rayssa Fatima Tabaamrant
Rayssa has one of those maghreban voices that can strip wallpaper at 200 paces. The Moroccan Souad Massi she is not. Rather she takes off where Cheikha Rimitti sadly left us, but adds a classic Atlas wedding party band with lots of dancers and backing singers into the high-octane mix. Brilliant CD.

I haven't got this 4 CD box set (yet), but it looks very good indeed:
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Anthologie des Rwâyes one of a depressingly* large number of superb looking recordings from North Africa on Inedit.


*depressing because there is no choice but to get all of them.