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Denmark Street

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  1. Me! In fact, saw them only last night at The Astoria in London! Great concert, they are very enjoyable live. I've loved them for years, ever since I heard " Don't Start" and " Birdhouse in your soul". Their songs are smart and funny and they've never taken themselves too seriously which is unusual. By far the best 'college' band Ive heard.
  2. and why is that a silly idea? Agreed, Blair Witch Project didn't deserve the level of praise that was heaped on it, but it wasn't a bad little film and I enjoyed it. I'd rather watch that than some expensive teen slasher movie with realistic blood! Sure, It was cheap and amateurish...but that was the point. And it suceeded in being scary partly because of that.
  3. I know there are a few Rush fans who are regulars here, so I thought this might interest them. Went to see your boys at Wembley Arena last night. First, I have to say that I am certainly not a fan of theirs, In fact, the only song I know is 'Spirit of Radio' ( I think its called) that was a hit many years ago, and I never liked that much. But a work acquaintance had a spare ticket, offered it to me, and as I wasn't doing anything else...you know the rest. And I have to admit I was impressed. Still not really my scene, but they put on a damn good show and I can see why they are still popular after all these years. But the lead singer's voice....ouch!.
  4. Can't say thats ever happened to me.... ::
  5. Is this about movies that are too clever for their own good, or about popular movies that you just dont like? If the latter, then top of the pile for me is Titanic. What a waste of time and money that over-hyped piece of schmaltz was. Also, any movie that sells itself on the strength of its computer generated images. There is no longer anything very 'special' about a 'special effect' produced by a machine, so stop trying to make out that we're all so impressed with it anymore. Chief culprit is the Matrix series, which was just pointless eye candy.
  6. 'Gelato al limone' by Paolo Conte, a beautiful song about...lemon ice cream.
  7. Sometimes, I think we can try to read way too much into a song and try to give it a deeper meaning than it actually has. This is one of those instances. Like a lot of Queen songs, it really doesn't have any great internal depth...its just fun. It covers all the 'ancient mythology / sword & sorcery' themes that were so popular in seventies rock but its not meant to be taken at all seriously, its just a good rock n roll tune. BTW, the coda at the end ( I do like to be beside the seaside) is a popular British music hall song from the 1930s, and 'prom' is short for promenade, which is the equivilent of a boardwalk.
  8. Sorry, can't help with the ticket info, but while they're in America...please dont let them come back! You are more than welcome to keep them there... ::
  9. Led Zep's "Rock and Roll" gets the blood racing in the veins when, ahem, pumping iron at the gym.
  10. Actually, it sounds more like " dnim ym esool I uoy htiw ton m'I nehw" .... which is Bulgarian for "this song is a pile of crap, turn it off right now"
  11. With regard to your George question, his solo albums which contain the most Indian influence are " Wonderwall Music" (his first post- Beatles effort) and "All Things Must Pass" (which is generally regarded as his best solo work)
  12. Another vote of approval for "Revolution in the Head" by Ian MacDonald as THE best book about the Beatles and their music. He goes through each and every one of the songs that they officially released,explaining the background to them and how they were recorded. Although it sometimes strays into jargon that only those familiar with music theory will understand, its a fascinating, very informative book, and absolutely essential for any Beatles fan.
  13. Sorry, but yes, I would. :: And just to clarify matters, Liverpool is situated on the north-west coast of England, on the Irish Sea. Its about 240 miles north of London, about the same kind of distance that Philadelphia is from, say, Pittsburgh ( maybe not so far in US terms, but another planet as far as we are concerned! )
  14. All sorted , I hope. BTW, if I'd written "all Americans" rather than "you people", would that be any less of a sterotypical slur?
  15. You're quite wrong ,MT. I've no general dislike for Americans as a whole. I am occasionally a little surprised by the general lack of knowledge of the rest of the world that some of your fellow countrymen sometimes display, but even that is no reason to dislike them. I think you may be misinterpreting my casual use of 'you people'..its not particularly dismissive I believe. Same language, different interpretation.
  16. ??HUH? Unless you people think Liverpool is a suburb of London, I dont get this at all..
  17. Itchycoo Park, The Small Faces ( Spitalfields) West End Boys East End Girls , Pet Shop Boys One Better Day, Madness (Camden) Harrow Road, Big Audio Dynamite Plaistow Patricia, Ian Dury Picadilly Parlare, Morrissey Finchley Central, New Vaudeville Band Solo in Soho, Phil Lynott That should be enough for now, but this list could go on for ever....
  18. So many gems to choose from..where do you start? At the moment, my personal favourite is " Then he kissed me"
  19. No wonder he turned into a bucket of lard Much as I like Elvis, you have say he was no gourmet...
  20. 1. Lemon sorbet. Much better than ice cream anyday. 2. Bad Education 3. Neither, of course. " Peanut butter and jelly"..what a disgusting thought. 4. Una Stubbs. Its ok, our Yankee friends wont have heard of her, but she was a babe in her youth. I would have been about 8. 5. Black 6. Orange... but in small quantities. 7. I'd probably take the five minutes up at the bank getting it changed into proper money. 8. Shreddies. Mmmm...malty goodness and a laxative in every spoonful. 9. A. My reasons are tedious, uninteresting, and non -existant. 10. "He hasn't a single enemy in the whole world. And none of his friends like him either" George Bernard Shaw.
  21. That's true. In fact, the French still use the phrase " un petit mort" (a little death) as a euphamism for an orgasm.
  22. A great shame. At his peak, Rick James was damnnn funky. 'Dance with me' remains a personal favourite of mine. Plus, no man ever did more to boost the sales of geri-curl goo than him...
  23. Actually, Placebo are a pretty mixed band: Brian Molko was born in the US, but raised here in Britain by his Scottish Dad. Bassist Stefan Olsberg is Swedish. They met up in London in '94 and formed the band. The only true Brit is the drummer, Steve Hewitt.
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