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Discussion in 'Southampton' started by Saints_Alive, Jun 13, 2017.
Morning all, wake up oi oi oi
One has to wonder what the “yoof” would make of “Spasticus Autisticus”, eh?
This is the best thing i've heard from Elvis Costello in ages, very Dylanesque...
Here’s a fabulous cover of the Pink Floyd classic See Emily Play, as performed on ukulele. @davecg69 will enjoy this one I hope!
Really must be time for bed as for some weird reason I have this song in my head
Looking forward to Fela Kuti 9:30 pm BBC 2 Arena this evening. Oh and Brief Encounter at 4:50 pm. Grey and damp here in the Hague, sofa weather.
So on this day, 29 years ago, Freddy Mercury passed away. One of my favourite Queen songs has always been These are the Days of Our Lives. It's such a poignant song given it was written while he was dying and was released following his death. You can almost feel the regret he's experiencing given that at the time he wasn't going to grow old or have children...
For me, it's doubly poignant because it was the wedding song of my step-dad and mother. They danced to an instrumental version, with a pre-arranged dance (I think it was a Rumba) which no-one knew about, but me. Then, a couple of weeks ago it was the first song played at my mother's funeral as we entered the chapel after she passed from cancer just over a month ago. Hearing that song, I couldn't help but think of that happy evening, just under 10 years ago...
Sorry to hear about your Mum PL. always a difficult time. Remember the good times. It was 10 years ago earlier this month that I lost mine to cancer at the age of 63.
Thank you, it has been difficult, especially with how quickly it happened. I literally found out she had cancer four days before she passed away, she'd known about it for a bit longer (not much) but was waiting to tell me in person... And the week before, I saw her for the last time in a lucid state when I visited for the weekend. When I got on that train on Sunday evening, I had no idea I'd never talk to her again. I'm sorry for your loss too, and I'm sure it never gets any easier, I guess you just learn to cope...
So sorry for your loss Laps. Happy memories are so important and I’m glad you have those of your mother. It’s a lovely song too, one of my favourite Queen songs. Freddy Mercury brings to mind a fond memory of my dad, who when he watched Queen’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, and the way Freddy worked the crowd, told me “that bloke could rule the world if he wanted to”. Sadly my dear old dad died less than 2 years later, and Freddy only a few years after that.
Thanks for posting that, and keep strong.
So sorry to hear, PL. It’s never easy and no one can say enough to comfort in times like this. Try to think of the good times because that’s what she would have wanted. Time heals a little, but the pain never really goes away. She’ll always be there in your heart. Stay strong, mate.
I'm sorry to hear of your loss Lapras, I can't add anything to what the lads above have said other than time heals all wounds.
I've always loved this underrated song by The Beat...
But apparently Pete Townshend rated it so much he said that he wished he had written it and you can tell his respect for the song in this wonderful cover..
Here's an amusing story attached to it...
Sorry to hear about your Mum, Lapras
I missed the first twenty minutes of this documentary but was fascinated by it. Fela is one of those musicians who is always namechecked but your rarely hear his music played. If anything, his reputation is now more associated with political agitation.
I frequently find myself thinking about how a lot of so called "pop" music from the 1970s would find itself classified as jazz these days. Kuti's music is rhythmically intense and grooves mightily. The only issue I had was that the intonation of the horns was sometimes a bit off but you have to ask yourself how many pop acts in 2020 would strongly feature the leader improvising on a saxophone. I found the documentary fascinating. Discussing it with a friend on Monday, we simultaneously remarked that with the infectious nature of the music, the fact that the musicians all lived in a commune and the leader's fascination with Ancient Egypt how was it possible not for the makers of the programme not to draw comparisons with Sun Ra?
I had the good fortune to spend a year or so working in Gabon mid nineties, a lot of high life musicians pitched up there and we had some superb nights, brilliant music great times..
Really sorry to hear this, PL. It never goes away, but then you don't want it to, but it does get softer with time.