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Off Topic The Arts Thread (Paintings, Music etc)

Discussion in 'Horse Racing' started by Cyclonic, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Chaninbar

    Chaninbar The Crafty Cockney

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    All good points well made Swanny. BB certainly an absolute stunner back in the day. When I was a young buck and full of myself a much older and wiser team mate counselled us young uns to check out the mother when thinking long term relationships cos that’s where the beauty you see at present will get to eventually.
     
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    Wilko Johnson: Dr Feelgood guitarist dies, aged 75

    Not one of my favourite bands but i was fascinated by how Wilko played, his mannerisms and the punk like attitude the band had. A quick read of the write up on the BBC is an interesting one, as it usually is with musicians like him, who seemed to have packed a lot in to his life before ultimately moving on...

    RIP Wilko Johnson... <rose>
     
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    "Fly Away Treve"

    A musical tribute to that great French filly, Treve. Brought back memories of not too long ago.

    (Incidentally, she was in-bred 4x4 to the great Canadian stallion Northern Dancer. This old boy seems to get himself into everything when it comes to thoroughbred breeding. He really was something else!)

    Fly Away Treve (Clip Officiel) : hymne de la championne Treve - YouTube
     
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    RIP Terry Hall <rose>

     
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    Oh what a shame... RIP Terry...<rose>
     
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    Some young opera singer just performed on the RVS. Don't know who she was but it was beautiful
     
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    Just checked up. It was Fatma Saïd
     
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    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    Jeff Beck, one of the triumvirate of British guitar greats (Clapton, Green and Beck) died yesterday. Still going strong, performing and recording, he recently contacted meningitis which did for him. A sad day.
     
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    Very sad news indeed, Bustino, he was an electronic guitar genius. He certainly could play anything, including Ravel's "Bolero", which I have just listened to.

    R.I.P. Jeff <peacedove>
     
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    Something a bit different for a Tuesday afternoon. Like the way old Rico gets at it!

    Radetzky March Johann Strauss Performed On Yamaha Tyros 4 By Rico

     
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    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    Talking of Burnley, if anyone has a spare 100 minutes (and Netflix) and wants to watch a charming film try Bank of Dave.
    The first 2-3 minutes were a bit naff but it soon got into gear.
     
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    Thanks Bustino - I will take a look <ok>
     
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    Bustino, thanks. I’ll have a watch.
     
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    How cute is this

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    Not bad, Bustino. I wasn’t familiar with the Duck and Drake pub, but found out it was situated in Leeds.
    I must admit I found it hard to believe that all of those small loans Fishwick made to local people were ALL paid back.
    Def Leppard didn’t happen until after I left Sheffield in the early seventies, but I do remember another Sheffield Group, Dave Berry and the Cruisers from the sixties who had hits with The Crying Game and Little Things singles.
     
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    Talking of pop music, one of our best friends is local artist Susan Moore (nee Calvert) who was England’s first female DJ. Her father, Reg Calvert, born in Huddersfield, managed The Fortunes, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours, and Screaming Lord Sutch.
    Soon after Radio Caroline was formed, he formed his own pirate radio station in The Thames called Radio City.
    Susan and her dad had to go hand over hand on a rope suspended over the Thames estuary to reach the pirate station.
    Sadly, he was murdered by his business partner, Oliver Smedley, who used his influence to secure an acquittal.
    Susan has written a book about her father’s chequered and enterprising life, called From Popcorn to Rock ‘n Roll.
    He was certainly a tremendous character, although he held the dubious distinction of turning down the opportunity to manage The Beatles.
     
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    Played this before, and as one guy put it in the comments column, "One of the most underrated songs of all time" Leonard Cohen shows his true genius in "Closing Time":
    One part I particularly like:
    "So we struggle and we stagger, down the snakes and up the ladder"

    That's what life really is, "down the snakes and up the ladder"

    Leonard Cohen - Closing Time (Official Video) - YouTube
     
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