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Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:20 am
by Garth Cartwright
Listening to her right now. Hard to believe that back in the late 70s/early 80s she was such a fresh voice in media. Amazing that the British establishment keep embracing her and paying her loads to spout nonsense. Oh well, some get lucky...

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:56 am
by john poole
But no-one who likes 'The Warmth of the Sun' by the Beach Boys can be all bad.

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:40 pm
by Chris P
A very refreshing change from the usual DID fare. And a great accent too, and music choices mostly ok!

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:56 pm
by AndyM
john poole wrote:But no-one who likes 'The Warmth of the Sun' by the Beach Boys can be all bad.


Indeed, or 'Band of Gold'.

Could have done without the zionism, mind you.

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:36 pm
by Janet M
The music choices were fine but I was left feeling nothing but contempt for someone more selfish and self centred than I've ever encountered before (and that includes everyone I've worked with in theatre). Her sugary little girl voice set my teeth on edge too.

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:21 pm
by NormanD
Don't hold back there, Janet. Just say what you really feel.

When the repeat was on, yesterday, as soon as the introduction was made, Deb screamed "NO!!" and the radio was off even quicker than it is for "Just A Minute" (as in, "It's juuust a mi....." click).

I see that she chose two Zionist songs. The "Ha Tikva", which she clearly was never made to sing as a child with a rabbi standing over her beating out the rhythm with a stick, and "Exodus", from the awful film of the awful novel by Leon Uris. Lenny Bruce once said that he was tempted to stand up in the cinema in the middle of "Exodus" and shout 'Let my people go!'

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:53 pm
by AndyM
NormanD wrote: "Exodus", from the awful film of the awful novel by Leon Uris. Lenny Bruce once said that he was tempted to stand up in the cinema in the middle of "Exodus" and shout 'Let my people go!'


If only I'd known that the last time I had to sit through the film!

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:22 pm
by Adam Blake
Thank you Norman, for several laugh out louds there! I wish that Burchill could be forced to contend with your implacable perspective instead of the obsequiousness of the mainstream media.

Re: Burchill on DID

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:39 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Don't get the Zionism. But like the honesty at least. And I've never heard a Morrissey record introduced better. "I'd been up for three nights taking cocaine. So when Morrissey knocked on the door I didn't want to see anybody. I was very rude to him and he soon left. But I thought he was very attractive. Very big shoulders.."