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Jayhawks Klaxon

just seen this

There are also shows in London, Leamington, Gateshead & Liverpool. Seems like Mark Olson's out of the picture again?

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When the original version was shite

Making a quick trip to fame on the back of someone else's record may not boost your credibility, but some originals are pretty stinky. As an example, I give you Ednaswap and Torn. Natalie Imbruglia did them a massive favour if you ask me. If you can make it to the end of the song, you're a better person than me.

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The one hit wonders of all time?

Where did this song come from? Was their other stuff any good? what happened to the principles in the band? A song I never get tired of...even the remake was ok.

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A Passion Play: Steven Wilson remix ahoy...

...at last, Jethro Tull's 'A Passion Play' (2CD/2DVD for £19.99) is released in June. Includes a new mix of APP and a new mix of the abandoned Chateau D'Herouville tapes. Hurrah! No live bits, though...

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Cyril Smith

If I've missed discussion of this then my apologies for possible duplication....

A friend is a journo and has covered this and the Elm House / Operation Fernbridge and thinks that this might be a way of putting more heat under an investigation into the allegations which have arisen on the back of the recent publicity.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-cameron-launch-a-public-inq...

If you have a minute, you might want to take a look.

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Killer Bass lines

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The worst 'Rock Star' names...

Oh go on. Someone was going to do it and it may as well be me.

Think of it as being like one of those 'answer' records that were quite the thing back in the day.

Anyway.

Benmont Tench
Clifford T Ward
Bill Wyman
Don Henley
Brian Jones

Over to you...

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Record Store Day 2014

I know we've been here before (probably this time last year), but here's a great piece from The Quietus

http://thequietus.com/articles/15031-record-store-day-2014-problems-dist...

I particularly agree with the following;

"As it's grown, Record Store Day has increasingly become the subject of criticism. One of the first to lash out was Rob Sevier of The Numero Group, a Chicago-based archival label. Regarding Record Store Day in the US, he said in 2011: "Cashing-in is what the record business is. We're not upset with major labels for being major labels. What I'm not crazy about are the literally hundreds of pieces of shit being shoved into the marketplace on this day; products, for the most part, that no human needs to own, ever. The economy of Record Store Day is, 'What can we shit into the form of a record and shove into the hands of the wanton masses?'"

Over-priced tosh say I.

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Innuendo-free Interim Interest Instigation Investigation...

Anyone ever decided, at, oh, to pick an age at random, 47 years old, to take up something (I see your uphill gardening innuendos and ignore them) hitherto unexplored?

My talents, such as they are, lie mainly in the graphics/visualisation sphere, rather than anything more hands-on.

Feel that a more three-dimensional activity could be beneficial to me, both for its own sake and to augment my existing skills.

Interested to know if anyone has embarked on a completely new interest from a standing start at, well, the downward slope of this thing called life. Not necessarily as a career change, just as something you never envisaged yourself doing.

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Separated at birth male and female vocalists

I give you Karen Carpenter and Glen Campbell:

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Perfect phrasing, chock full of emotion and longing but never knowingly overwrought.

Other mirror image suggestions gratefully received...

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So I sez to Simone...

... and Simone sez to me..
Meet my new bestest friend in the whole wide world, Simone Felice.
Taken tonight in Ceol, in The Wee Toon.
Simply outstanding, proper music for grown http://s1317.photobucket.com/user/geacher53/media/2014-04-16210540_zps8f...

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The best 'Rock Star' names...

Chatting about this in a daydream break at work earlier. Individual names where the mundane name of real life was dropped in favour of a much sexier or harder name adopted that just scream 'rock star'

My money is on the entire original Dr Feelgood line up - Brilleaux, Wilko, John B Sparxx and The Big Figure. Like a dodgy safe cracking gang.

Soft spots for Gary Numan (the 'Nu' spelling critical) and Gene Simmons.

And I refuse to believe that Julian Casablancas is a real name either...

Your favourites please

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Parks & Recreation alert

Series 1 starts on BBC4 tonight at 11.

Ron Swanson is the best thing on TV - discuss.

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King Crimson - Red

I have just ordered this from the tax dodgers in its 40th anniversary format.

My previous King Crimson listening is limited to the debut album and Discipline, both of which I love.

Have a made a good purchase?

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Kids React to Walkmans

How ancient does this make you feel?

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Chicago

So, off to Chicago tomorrow for a couple of days. What should I see and do?

(I don't like electric blues or heights.)

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What's in a Name!

This had me and my better half laughing today. This are the best names we have heard since ex-Brighton councillor Nimrod Ping http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimrod_Ping.

I give you Barkevious Mingo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkevious_Mingo and Quintavious Drains http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/quintavious-drains/hxASF_TwEeKZ5AAmVebBJ...

(Thanks to Matt Osman of Suede)

Anyone care to raise me with any better ones.

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