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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:01 pm
by joel
Guest 1:
I may well have been to one or both of these bars, but I don't remember now.
PS, it pays to be *very* careful in Shinjuku of an evening. Things are not quite what they seem...

Guest 2 / Adam: Fairuz, right on. Agree with with you totally about old vs new, too. Virgin France have a series "Arabian Masters" featuring, amongst others, excellent Warda and Um Kalthoum (or is that Oum Kalsoum...) albums. THe Fairuz album "Beirut" is particularly wonderful IMO.

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PS my family love the Fairuz track Sakana Layal (sp), partly because sakana is Japanese for fish, which creates a wonderfully surreal ambiance, partly because she is a brilliant singer with an utterly amazing orchestra and partly because it's not a million miles from traditional Japanese song (especially the dreaded Enka - which I can't help but suspect lifted a few tricks from the Rabbani brothers).

PPS, Disc Eleven, track three of the "Music of Islam" set on <ahem> Celestial Harmonies, features an utterly superb female singer by the name of Imam Ibrahim. The track is Ana Atarajjak and it is quite mind-blowing.
Perhaps someone would care to head off to Yemen to record some more of this, please :-)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:09 pm
by NormanD
Here's a question for Joel:

How did you get that image of Fairuz into your message?? Once the word gets out on how to do this we'll be having some right fun & games around these parts.

Ta for the musical recommendations, but the picture posting is the thing that's fired my imagination.

norman

Linking to an image

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:37 pm
by zee
normand wrote:Here's a question for Joel:

How did you get that image of Fairuz into your message?? Once the word gets out on how to do this we'll be having some right fun & games around these parts.

Ta for the musical recommendations, but the picture posting is the thing that's fired my imagination.

norman


In the "Post a Reply" panel choose the Img button and in between the square brackets [img]and[/img] provide the url of the image. The image must exist on the Internet somewhere. If you want images stored on Charlie's site email them to me and I will publish them for you and provide you with the url. Here's another example of a sleeve image that already exists in the images folder on this site. The url being http://www.charliegillett.com/images/to ... illage.jpg

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This is very similar to html...if you understand the format you can do a lot of interesting stuff with your posting

Test picture - it works! Thanks Zee

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:55 pm
by NormanD
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Yes, that seems to work. Ta for that info, Zee. Sorry to have gone off message, I just got detoured via The Ponderosa. You almost had this as a quiz question, the answer being Al Caiola.

Well, at leat Rob will like it.....

Norman

PS My one CD was "Dance Dramas from Southern India" from my son who's just returned from there. And I also got the new biography of Sam Cooke by Peter Guralnick

Muisc Tree

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:41 am
by Leon Parker
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Found a nice image to start my image selection for feedback.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:24 am
by NormanD
C'est magnifique. Avez-vous l'URL?

normoticon

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:30 am
by Con Murphy
normand wrote:C'est magnifique. Avez-vous l'URL?

normoticon


http://foudemusique.free.fr/images/arbre_du%20jazz.jpg

Right-click on the image, select Properties. Something that some cheats will have tried for your quiz photos Norman, in the hope that there might be a clue - if not via the URL, then by the name of the file. To anybody thinking of trying this: no need to bother, there are no clues there.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:14 pm
by RobHall
Con Murphy wrote:
normand wrote:To anybody thinking of trying this: no need to bother, there are no clues there.
Tell me about it.

it's not the winning

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:48 pm
by Guest
remember, 'it's not the winning that's important but the taking part'

regards

Ritchie

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Images in messages

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:23 am
by Charlie
A revelation occured during the discussion about presents received at Christmas - Joxl in Tokyo included a picture of a Fauruz album sleeve, which led to an explanation from Zee about how to include such images.

So it seemed a good idea to make this a separate thread.

I see that emoticons have become an option too - when this forum started, I asked Zee to take them off, but maybe you'd like them to be an option?

Happy New year

Re: Images in messages

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:05 pm
by David M
Charlie wrote:I see that emoticons have become an option too - when this forum started, I asked Zee to take them off, but maybe you'd like them to be an option?


Please God No!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:21 am
by joel
Oh, the honour :-)
For users of the Firefox browser, image pasting, linking, text formatting etc are made much easier using the "BB Code" extension:

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Firefox is highly recommended (on the PC at any rate).

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:35 pm
by NormanD
Joel, I'm most impressed. I even use Firefox, so I'll try it.
Everyone: move away from Explorer! Firefox suffers fewer anti-Gates virus attacks, and was developed as free-ware. Some things may be a bit slower, and organising favourites isn't as sharp as IE, but I'd recommend it highly. You can download it & run it parrallel to IE, so why not use it before the Microsoft Empire pulls it apart?

norman

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:58 pm
by Con Murphy
Thanks Joel. Unfortunately Firefox is markedly slower than IE on my PC, but I might put up with that occasionally in order to make formatting easier. I certainly agree that it's worth people trying out Firefox. When you download it , you get the option of importing all your favourites/bookmarks, etc so you are up and running with it within a couple of minutes.