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Everything posted by Olandel

  1. Empire of the Summer Moon - Though it seems to be quite divisive with a lot of reviewers claiming it is rascist, if that puts you off, I thought it was as good as Blood and Thunder, balanced and a good read.
  2. Soft Cell - Say hello wave goodbye, Bedsitter and Torch(untill the woman joins in at the end)
  3. Been listening to a lot of Genesis again myself recently, partly inspired by this thread. Selling England By The Pound(Dancing with the Moonlit Knight is a great first track) being my favourite though Foxtrot and Nursery Cryme are both excellent. Totally agree, much more rewarding putting a bit of effort in to listening to this than the latest immediate but soon boring 3 minute disposable pop. Dont know if youve seen it but there is a torrent available for a 1973 Sheperton 16mm concert. Quality isnt brilliant but its watchable. It was on Demonoid last week.
  4. Porridge made with Tesco finest oats mixed with half and half skimmed milk/soy milk and half a tea spoon of honey. Love it, even in the middle of summer.
  5. I agree with Hoop V2, if you read Inversions without reading a couple of other Culture books first it just wont make any sense to you. Id go for Use of Weapons and/or what Hoop suggested first.
  6. I really enjoyed Life of Pi, lots of indian atmosphere at the start. The author somehow manages to keep the story going with just the boy and animals stuck on the boat, it never got boring. Then right at the end theres a twist that makes you rethink everything youve read. Well worth a read. This week ive read Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut, great writing style though I think I might have to reread at some time to try and put it all in a bit more order in my mind(though I suspect that wont work and isnt the point of the book anyway) and a couple of Michael Moorcocks Corum books(far from his best). Tomorrow im going to start either Catch22 - Joseph Heller or Children of God - Mary Doria Russell, not decided which yet.
  7. Never bought any but Im old enough to remember when they started. The early ones can go for quite a few quid nowadays.
  8. Who the fuck would want to buy Jade Goodys perfume, its beyond me. I'm now waiting for the first signs of that twat Max Clifford yet, he usually turns up at times like this offering advice. Maybe Jade is a bit too far gone even for him.
  9. Crazy English Summer - Faithless English Rose - The Jam
  10. Ive always hated On the Turning Away in particular. I always cringed a bit when I heard it on the album. Then when I went to see them at Earls Court they played it and I was suddenly surrounded by 50-60 year old blokes holding lighters in the air. A horrendous memory.
  11. Ive always like the Sorrow intro too and Signs of Life is Ok for the first track. Apart from that AMLOR is their worst album IMO.
  12. Todays guests were a woman who breast fed her kids upto the age of 7, a couple where the woman was 50 with 10 kids and her boyfriend was 22 and to round the show off a bloke who drank urine live on air. From what I saw Vanessa hardly let anyone get a word in.
  13. Ive got a signed first edition of that. Its pretty good from what I remember though it was probably back in 1989 that I read it. I seem to remember feeling as though he borrowed a lot from his songs, Im sure theres lyrics hidden in there and the story has similarities to Tupelo form The Firstborn is Dead album. I might give it a reread soon. At the moment ive nearly finished Iron Council by China Mieville which is very good, my favourite of his books so far. Perdido Street station and The Scar are really good too. Hes got a great imagination though every time the Cactacae get mentioned I always think of the Cactuars from Final Fantasy7, I bet he borrowed that idea.
  14. Terrys Big Adventure on the Amiga. I think it was from the first level quite short and in an endless loop but it just got in my head. Almost hypnotic to me.
  15. The only musical ive ever really enjoyed was Oliver.
  16. Makes me feel old, I saw this at the cinema in a double bill with Disneys Blackbeards Ghost when I was a kid.
  17. Going back a bit but the Pink Floyd audience wasnt a lot of fun. I wasnt expecting lots of excitement or jumping around but both times I saw them I was surrounded by 50 year old professional types holding lighters in the air. The second time was especially bad.
  18. Olandel

    Good Covers?

    Dont know if this is exactly what you're looking for but its a great album of covers Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Kicking Against the Pricks
  19. Ive always really liked Barretts solo albums, you can get the lot in a boxset - "Crazy Diamond" if they still sell it, its got 3 CDs - Madcap Laughs, Barrett and Opal which I dont think was ever released properly. Lots of outtakes and alternative versions in there too along with a booklet. Madcap laughs is probably the most listenable straight off. The Syd Barrett biography also called "Crazy Diamond" is a great read too if youre interested. You do know that his solo stuff is nothing like Pink Floyd though? As for the others ive never heard Gilmours stuff and didnt think much to Waters Radio Kaos.
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