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'a Place In The Sun' Wiped Out!

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I sat down with mi drinking chocolate for an hour of bland & rollox only to find some eulogistic tosh about a piece of squeaky dead plastic! <_<

I hid away when that single mother on benefit was wiped out in a Paris underpass some years ago, surely I don't have to do that again?

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I sat down with mi drinking chocolate for an hour of bland & rollox only to find some eulogistic tosh about a piece of squeaky dead plastic! <_<

I hid away when that single mother on benefit was wiped out in a Paris underpass some years ago, surely I don't have to do that again?

...I find that not having a television helps me through these difficult periods.

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What are you all talking about?

Whats happened to "a place in the sun"? I quite like the athletically-built young lady who presents it. I've never really noticed the properties though.

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I sat down with mi drinking chocolate for an hour of bland & rollox only to find some eulogistic tosh about a piece of squeaky dead plastic! <_<

I hid away when that single mother on benefit was wiped out in a Paris underpass some years ago, surely I don't have to do that again?

agreed. sickening to see the airwaves dominated by a such load of crap about a dodgy old paedophile.

I mean it's just pop music, it's not like the guy was Mozart or anything.

Having said that I remember the crap about Elvis went on for weeks and the same with John Lennon. I didn't like Elvis and was more of a McCartney man myself, but I don't put Jackson in same company of as any of these.

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...I find that not having a television helps me through these difficult periods.

:lol:

Indeed, I'm also loving not being subjected to the cacophony of Jackson related news by being without a tv but picking and choosing what I like off the net.

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agreed. sickening to see the airwaves dominated by a such load of crap about a dodgy old paedophile.

I mean it's just pop music, it's not like the guy was Mozart or anything.

Having said that I remember the crap about Elvis went on for weeks and the same with John Lennon. I didn't like Elvis and was more of a McCartney man myself, but I don't put Jackson in same company of as any of these.

No,Mozart was perfectly normal,don't you just love "Leck mich im Arsch"

BS

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And so far the first 15 minutes of the 10pm news have been solely dedicated to 30 year old pop videos and a chimp called Bubbles. Clearly nothing else has happened in the world today.

*sigh*

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Will someone tell me what you are all on about.

Has someone died?

I've been at work last 30 hours

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Will someone tell me what you are all on about.

Has someone died?

I've been at work last 30 hours

Go on the internet, you cant move without tripping over it.

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& a big surge in his album sales .... so more debt, & why not?

I could go into 'why not', but is the world worth saving? - Ah but didn't the lad do that on his own one year. I only know because some Brit pop person objected publicly. .... can't remember his name, just the incident.

Never mind, I settled down with one of my own 'albums' (I don't like that term either). My choice was the 1959 recording of the great Czech conductor Raphael Kubelik with that equally great set of Britain's top musicians collectively known as the RPO performing Schubert's 9th symphony. It was (& is) heaven, one of the gramophones greatest achievements. Highly recommended, if you find a copy on CD.

I'm deemed 'off-topic' (correctly for a change) so why not talk about real genius?

Talking of genius, we are getting a lot of Mendelssohn on the radio this year.

I think I'm ok now,

until the next mention of the J word <_<

EDIT:- I see that 'it' is now pinned to the top of this forum. _________________________________________________ .........

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I sat down with mi drinking chocolate for an hour of bland & rollox only to find some eulogistic tosh about a piece of squeaky dead plastic! <_<

I hid away when that single mother on benefit was wiped out in a Paris underpass some years ago, surely I don't have to do that again?

Per obscuris ad obscurant!

I had to read most of the thread to understand this first post after being thrown by the title.

These people were always in the media when they were alive so you can expect a feeding frenzy when they die unexpectedly. I'm struggling to think of anybody other than those two who have provided such steady copy over the years so you may not miss your favourite property porn again Laura. Possibly Obama when he's gunned down.

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Per obscuris ad obscurant!

An aside:-

I think we could make good use of a darkside forum.

It might keep our minds focused on how to deal with NuLabour criminals without being emotionally involved.

Too obscure for the average mod though? :(

Frank, should it not be 'obscurious' ? -- I'm probably in the wrong tense, nearly always was ...... & still am with the Portuguese variant

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An aside:-

I think we could make good use of a darkside forum.

It might keep our minds focused on how to deal with NuLabour criminals without being emotionally involved.

Too obscure for the average mod though? :(

I'd have thought Brat and Doccyboy were up to that!

Frank, should it not be 'obscurious' ? -- I'm probably in the wrong tense, nearly always was ...... & still am with the Portuguese variant

The standard phrase is:

Obscurum per obscurius

Explaining an obscurity by something even more obscure.

I was trying to get to something along the lines of through obscurity to further obscurity but I'm probably just badly mangling the original. I'll give myself a D+ for ambition outweighing linguistic ability.

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I sat down with mi drinking chocolate for an hour of bland & rollox only to find some eulogistic tosh about a piece of squeaky dead plastic! <_<

I hid away when that single mother on benefit was wiped out in a Paris underpass some years ago, surely I don't have to do that again?

Wall to wall eulogies.I wonder if Gary Glitter would have got the same treatment.

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& a big surge in his album sales .... so more debt, & why not?

I could go into 'why not', but is the world worth saving? - Ah but didn't the lad do that on his own one year. I only know because some Brit pop person objected publicly. .... can't remember his name, just the incident.

Never mind, I settled down with one of my own 'albums' (I don't like that term either). My choice was the 1959 recording of the great Czech conductor Raphael Kubelik with that equally great set of Britain's top musicians collectively known as the RPO performing Schubert's 9th symphony. It was (& is) heaven, one of the gramophones greatest achievements. Highly recommended, if you find a copy on CD.

I'm deemed 'off-topic' (correctly for a change) so why not talk about real genius?

Talking of genius, we are getting a lot of Mendelssohn on the radio this year.

I think I'm ok now,

until the next mention of the J word <_<

EDIT:- I see that 'it' is now pinned to the top of this forum. _________________________________________________ .........

Listen to this soprano, Laura: Elin Manahan Thomas. For me the purest soprana voice in ages.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eternal-Light-Elin...s/dp/B000P296H6

Her version of Vivaldi's Nulla in mundo pax sincera is for me, the best ever: her trills and absolutely controlled vibrato bring tears to my eyes every time.

Loved it so much (Heard on Classic FM) bought the CD.

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Listen to this soprano, Laura: Elin Manahan Thomas. For me the purest soprana voice in ages.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eternal-Light-Elin...s/dp/B000P296H6

Her version of Vivaldi's Nulla in mundo pax sincera is for me, the best ever: her trills and absolutely controlled vibrato bring tears to my eyes every time.

Loved it so much (Heard on Classic FM) bought the CD.

Yes. I agree. Perfectly placed notes will a crystalline quality.

If we are talking tears, I am unable to listen to any of Puccini's work without being reduced to tears. Happily for us, his personal heartaches and emotional torment render his music all the more moving.

Below the legendary Leontyne Price tackles a coloratura piece by Puccini, with effortless grace. A lady who can go down into the 'cellar' and up into the 'attic', with enviable ease.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPBVEpU26j0...feature=related

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Listen to this soprano, Laura: Elin Manahan Thomas. For me the purest soprana voice in ages.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eternal-Light-Elin...s/dp/B000P296H6

Her version of Vivaldi's Nulla in mundo pax sincera is for me, the best ever: her trills and absolutely controlled vibrato bring tears to my eyes every time.

Loved it so much (Heard on Classic FM) bought the CD.

Is there any of Rutter's work on that CD? I love his arrangements. :)

Addendum - just spotted in the blurb about this lass, that Paul Potts is included in a line up of supposedly comparable singers, including Elin MT, Kathryn Jenkins and Bryn Terfel!!!

Ar they crazy?

As well compare a housefly to red admiral butterflies. :rolleyes:

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Yes, Price has a wonderful voice: more towards the Metzo; great for Carmen!

And her is some real dancing!

http://www.wikio.co.uk/video/206779

For me, perhaps the greatest modern dancer of the 20th Cent: managed the transition from modern ballet to tap etc effortlessly.

I'll check if John Rutter was involved in the Eternal Light CD AJ and revert later.

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My heart dropped, and I almost started crying, when they said on TV that the autopsy could take 6 weeks.

Lily Allen was busy battling it out with Lady GaGa at Glastonbury last night to see who could wear the the most outrageous outfit.

The Lonndoner took to the stage in cleavage-bearing jump suit and pink wig, while the outrageous American showed even more of her buttocks than usual in a design that seemed to be inspired by a discoball.

But good old Lily still found to offer a tribute to the late Michael Jackson as she slipped a single long white glove onto her right hand.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/artic...ming-dress.html

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Yes, Price has a wonderful voice: more towards the Metzo; great for Carmen!

And her is some real dancing!

http://www.wikio.co.uk/video/206779

For me, perhaps the greatest modern dancer of the 20th Cent: managed the transition from modern ballet to tap etc effortlessly.

I'll check if John Rutter was involved in the Eternal Light CD AJ and revert later.

Yup, Gene Kelly is up there with the best of them, if not THE best. I also loved Donald O'Connor's dancing: he was a much under rated performer IMO.

I loved the clip of Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire dancing "begin the beguin">As Frank Sinatra says in the commentary " You can wait around and hope, but you'll never see the likes of this again."

It IS a terrible reproduction,tho'. :(

ANYone who has ever tried to tap dance, must surely worship at this shrine of excellence.

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...I find that not having a television helps me through these difficult periods.

Has something happened? :unsure:

I'd have thought Brat and Doccyboy were up to that!

Brat? Tsk. :rolleyes:

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Thxs Aunt Jess & Prescience.

Might I mention another oldie?

Mahler's Das Lied. Kletzki, The Philharmonia, with Fischer-Dieskau in the part mostly sung by a contralto.

For me the best Das Lied of all. I can't imagine this 'Der Abschied' ever being bettered. Sonically you would never know this was taped 50 yrs ago.

My man thinks the EMI engineering of this time was the pinnacle of classical recording.

I live in the middle of nowhere & playing this on a still night is beyond words.

The Mahler 4 is excellent too.

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My wife and I very much appreciate progressive serious music: thus much enjoy Mahler: and of course Shostakovich, Prokofiev et al.

I also much appreciate Katachurian.

Went to a local concert a few years back of Bruch's Violin Concerto (No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26) played by a young Swiss violinist, as guest soloist of the local (Excellent) symphonic orchestra.

She was totally brilliant.

If one seeks it out, then there is much excellent music; whilst being engulfed in "Noise"!

When we're in France being in the country, then I also tend to "Turn the wick up"!

The cows don't seem to mind.

:lol:

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Thxs Aunt Jess & Prescience.

Might I mention another oldie?

Mahler's Das Lied. Kletzki, The Philharmonia, with Fischer-Dieskau in the part mostly sung by a contralto.

For me the best Das Lied of all. I can't imagine this 'Der Abschied' ever being bettered. Sonically you would never know this was taped 50 yrs ago.

My man thinks the EMI engineering of this time was the pinnacle of classical recording.

I live in the middle of nowhere & playing this on a still night is beyond words.

Your a f*cking nazi do you often listen to Lili Marleen "Das Lied Eines Wasshtposten" by Das Beste Von or the best of Lale Anderson

No the wonder you live in an ex-faco sh*thole like Portugal (or so you say)

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