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The Victor Meldrews Of World Music

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:05 pm
by Ian A.
Can it really be the case that (until I posted this) two of the top three threads here are about crap music, the Miriam Makeba obit thread has descended into stuff about a crap gig she did in 1999, and there's lots more of similar ilks (does ilk have a plural, an editor asks)? What's with you lot?

Have you all turned into . . .

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( . . . even the women)?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:18 pm
by Nigel w
Yes, Ian - can we have a new category in the fRoots poll - ten most crap records of the year. Then we can all get really animated and you'll surely get a bumper, record number of returned entries !

Say what?!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:34 pm
by CantSleepClownsWillGetMe
Have you all turned into . . .


Have we? I hadn't noticed. Too busy drafting up my next post - working title: "Top Twenty Worst fRoots Moments" ... I think it needs a spot of trimming.

Joke!!

June :)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:42 pm
by Ian A.
Nigel w wrote:can we have a new category in the fRoots poll - ten most crap records of the year.

Not in a year in which I participated in a making album, nor indeed next when I'm subject of an archaeological re-issue. As my old granny used to say, I'm not as stupid as I'm cabbage-looking. You'll have to wait!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:20 pm
by David Flower
Ian A. wrote:Not in a year in which I participated in a making album, nor indeed next when I'm subject of an archaeological re-issue.


I see what you're saying here Ian, but it does sound like a bit of a back-handed compliment to yourself.... hey wait a minute, there's a name for that kind of activity!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:31 pm
by Nigel w
Ian wrote
next when I'm subject of an archaeological re-issue.


I know I'm a boring old fart. But I guess that makes you a fosil, Ian !

Re: The Victor Meldrews Of World Music

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:39 pm
by Papa M
Ian A. wrote:..two of the top three threads here are about crap music, the Miriam Makeba obit thread has descended into stuff about a crap gig . . .


I guess we are all guilty of being distracted from the main issues at hand from time to time.

I remember many years ago reading a review of a concert in which I had been involved. The reviewer talked about there being a "good World Music DJ" and then proceeded to rip the piss out of some poor guy who had spent the first half of the evenig enjoying himself by dancing in what the reviewer deemed to be an over the top manner - the old hippy-trippy dancing style.
I think there was more written about the dancer than the actual band that we were all there to see.

I can't remember which magazine that was in.

Re: The Victor Meldrews Of World Music

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:49 pm
by Ian A.
Papa M wrote:I can't remember which magazine that was in.

Hmm, I should have seen the likes of that one coming . . . doubtless there'll be more!

PS (Nigel) - I was always partial to the Piltdown Men's "Fossil Rock" (Does anybody else own up to owning and loving their Ace compilation?)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:51 pm
by Nigel w
some poor guy who had spent the first half of the evenig enjoying himself by dancing in what the reviewer deemed to be an over the top manner - the old hippy-trippy dancing style.


Depending on how long ago you are talking, that was quite possibly me, Papa M...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:13 am
by Papa M
Nigel w wrote: that was quite possibly me....


Probably 20 years ago. It may well have been you.

Re: The Victor Meldrews Of World Music

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:36 am
by Jonathan E.
Ian A. wrote: . . .
PS (Nigel) - I was always partial to the Piltdown Men's "Fossil Rock" (Does anybody else own up to owning and loving their Ace compilation?)

Sorry, Ian, we're in bed together, and I've already mentioned it in the forum. (But why should you remember? It was an off-hand joke.) I also have a 7" EP from way the fuck back. Let's just stay away from whatever it is David Flower is on about.

Re: The Victor Meldrews Of World Music

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:10 am
by Papa M
Papa M wrote:I guess we are all guilty of being distracted from the main issues at hand from time to time.


Anyway - back to X Factor and Celebrity Come Dancing. That Spanish girl singing Knocking On Heaven's Door - very very good. And the young girl who got voted out - I've heard that several people have compared her voice to Janis Joplin.
And I wonder how close John Sergeant is getting to that cute Russian dancer that he is partnered up with? The lucky bugger.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:30 am
by Jonathan E.
Yes, that's right, let's stay away from the sleaze and pay more attention to television. Thank you for setting us straight (so to speak), Papa. I'm just a little surprised it came from you.

Murder on the dancefloor

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:45 am
by Con Murphy
Papa M wrote:And I wonder how close John Sergeant is getting to that cute Russian dancer that he is partnered up with? The lucky bugger.


My wife watches Strictly Come Dancing and like many people she's furious that Sergeant keeps getting through on the phone-in vote - each week the judging panel give him fewer marks for his impression of an overweight bullfrog with gout, and each week the staff of the Daily Telegraph vote in their masses to retain him (it must be them, in return for all that free publicity of pictures of him reading the paper when he should be rehearsing). He's like a little sweating pot-bellied Chucky bumping off the better-looking, more able contestants one by one.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:06 am
by Nigel w
Loved the ''my wife watches...", Con !!!! Nothing to do with you, of course.

When you ask your heroes for their autographs, do you always add, "It's for the kids, you know" ....????

Seriously,though... I wonder if Ian knew when he started this that he was actually launching the Strictly Come Dancing thread...