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Bookmarks for October 12th through October 17th

October 18th, 2012 No comments
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Sad article but worth a read

October 15th, 2012 No comments

Have a read of this –

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/09/03/120903fa_fact_stillman?currentPage=all&mobify=0

Police enlist young offenders as confidential informants. But the work is high-risk, largely unregulated, and sometimes fatal.

Poor frightened kids killed thanks to police not willing to do their jobs? Just.. Yeah..

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Goodbye Rory’s Dad…

October 12th, 2012 No comments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/What-Happened-to-Brian-and-the-Ponds

According to the link –

A special scene was written by Chris Chibnall that revealed some of the answers but sadly, the sequence was never shot. However, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be bringing you the scene tomorrow. Using animated storyboards and a voice-over specially recorded by Arthur Darvill, we’ll discover more about Brian and the Ponds, post-Angels.

way to make us feel worse, Chibnall 😉

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Bookmarks for October 9th through October 12th

October 12th, 2012 No comments
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The Stones – Doom And Gloom .. new song…

October 11th, 2012 No comments

Hmmm….. I’m sorry to keep posting, but holy crap there’s some interesting tunes I’m finding tonight.. This is good. Really really good. Who’d of thunk that they could still make awesome music in 2012??

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Love Parade

October 11th, 2012 No comments

No, not the music festival. Some Aussie “supergroup” (not sure what you’d call them). Features Jay from the Rhomb, Jim from Midnight Oil have this song and……. I think i like it. Very old school, but it’s worth a listen. Good to hear more simple, pop like rock now and again. Maybe it’s the old age. Hell, who am I kidding. I’ve ALWAYS loved this kind of music 🙂

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Get The Knack

October 10th, 2012 No comments

An amusing scene which I found on youtube led me to paperwork and listening to The Knack’s first album.

Wow. What a pleasant Surprise.

It’s not the most brainy or intelligent album i’ve ever heard, but putting aside “My Sharona”, there’s some wonderful catchy tunes on this album. There’s not a lot of albums I can sit through track after track. There’s usually one or another that’s irritating or you can tell it’s obviously filler leftovers that they didn’t particularly care for. Most bands are guilty of it. Apart from skipping My Sharona (mainly cause I’d already heard it twice before the listen through) I don’t think I disliked a singe song on the entire album. It’s pretty much live to tape in the studio, not a lot of clever post production (and pretty cheap to make from what I’ve read online) but you know what? None of that really matters. Hell, a lot of bands today could learn a thing or too from these guys.

I have to admit, I haven’t heard much of their stuff apart from this, it would be interesting to listen to some of the later stuff when I have a moment and see how good the later albums are like. It’s a shame that a lot of people lump them into the “one hit wonder” category or “worst albums ever” pile. Check out the opening track – it’s fantastic!

 

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Bookmarks for October 5th through October 9th

October 9th, 2012 No comments
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Bookmarks for September 17th through October 5th

October 5th, 2012 No comments

These are my links for September 17th through October 5th:

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