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Forum: Politics 05-02-2014, 16:07
Replies: 129
Views: 4,667
Posted By JeannieMac
Cheers for that, Nessun Dorma! :-)

Cheers for that, Nessun Dorma! :-)
Forum: Politics 05-02-2014, 15:31
Replies: 129
Views: 4,667
Posted By JeannieMac
A couple of interesting pieces relevant to the...

A couple of interesting pieces relevant to the thread (I'm having difficulty posting the links):

'Benefits in Britain: separating the facts from the fiction' (The Guardian, April 2013. I have a...
Forum: Politics 05-02-2014, 13:54
Replies: 129
Views: 4,667
Posted By JeannieMac
I think it's also worth mentioning that long-term...

I think it's also worth mentioning that long-term benefit claimants include carers - who save the state billions every year (the last estimate I heard was 84 billion UK-wide).
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2014, 17:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By JeannieMac
Oops...it was good to see a (to me) more...

Oops...it was good to see a (to me) more recognisable representation of people trying to survive on benefits.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2014, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By JeannieMac
I worked as an advice worker for 10 years in two...

I worked as an advice worker for 10 years in two of the most deprived areas of Glasgow, and this programme chimed far more with my experience than the more sensationalist programmes do. It was good...
Forum: Music 03-02-2014, 14:35
Replies: 267
Views: 21,248
Posted By JeannieMac
For me Susanna's version brings out the song's...

For me Susanna's version brings out the song's beauty more so just has the edge! :-)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2014, 14:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By JeannieMac
Prince Monalulu - I've contacted the Beeb's...

Prince Monalulu - I've contacted the Beeb's 'Feedback' and enquired as to whether there's any chance the programme can be repeated at a time when more people are likely to see it - it's highly...
Forum: Music 03-02-2014, 13:27
Replies: 267
Views: 21,248
Posted By JeannieMac
Susanna & The Magical Orchestra - Love Will Tear...

Susanna & The Magical Orchestra - Love Will Tear Us Apart; though I'm a fan of the original too.
Forum: Music 03-02-2014, 13:06
Replies: 176
Views: 12,504
Posted By JeannieMac
A few more for me: The Beatles - Revolver Carol...

A few more for me:

The Beatles - Revolver
Carol King - Tapestry
Mark Hollis- Mark Hollis
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Elliot Smith - XO
Sam Phillips - Cruel Inventions
Anais Mitchell - Young Man In...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2014, 12:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By JeannieMac
What a shame this programme was shown so late and...

What a shame this programme was shown so late and on a Sunday night. I hope they repeat it and at a more sociable hour, as it desereves to be seen by far more people than it no doubt was.
Forum: Music 01-02-2014, 12:36
Replies: 267
Views: 21,248
Posted By JeannieMac
Eric Clapton's cover of Bob Marley's 'I Shot The...

Eric Clapton's cover of Bob Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff'.
Forum: Music 31-01-2014, 17:28
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By JeannieMac
So many great songs from different eras and...

So many great songs from different eras and genres to choose from, but right now I'll plump for 'Wichita Lineman' by Glen Campbell, written by Jimmy Webb.
Forum: Music 31-01-2014, 14:03
Replies: 176
Views: 12,504
Posted By JeannieMac
Off the top of my head: Joni Mitchell -...

Off the top of my head:

Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
XTC - The Black Sea
The Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Mary...
Forum: Music 29-01-2014, 17:32
Replies: 54
Views: 3,623
Posted By JeannieMac
Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again. Go to...

Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again. Go to No. 29 at the end of 1980 but didn't appear on any of her studio albums.
Forum: Music 29-01-2014, 17:04
Replies: 462
Views: 56,879
Posted By JeannieMac
Glenn A - Kate Bush's poorest selling single of...

Glenn A - Kate Bush's poorest selling single of the 80s was 'There Goes A Tenner', which failed to chart, unlike 'The Dreaming', which got into the Top 50. But I agree the latter is a classic! :-)
Forum: Music Appreciation 28-01-2014, 14:43
Replies: 1,716
Views: 117,400
Posted By JeannieMac
Just a snippet - Ian Rankin, the Scottish crime...

Just a snippet - Ian Rankin, the Scottish crime novelist who writes the'Rebus' books, was featured in the 'Tracks Of My Years' segment on Ken Bruce's show (Radio 2) this morning. He chose...
Forum: Music 26-01-2014, 14:31
Replies: 34
Views: 1,583
Posted By JeannieMac
To add to my previous 2 lists (all-time...

To add to my previous 2 lists (all-time favourites and favourites from more recent years), the five albums I'm particularly enjoying at the moment are:

Roy Harper - Man And Myth
Elvis Costello & The...
Forum: Music 25-01-2014, 16:29
Replies: 48
Views: 2,399
Posted By JeannieMac
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' - didn't mind it...

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' - didn't mind it when I was younger but I now think it's pompous, overblown nonsense!
Forum: Music 25-01-2014, 15:41
Replies: 34
Views: 1,583
Posted By JeannieMac
All-time favourites: Tom Waits - Frank's Wild...

All-time favourites:
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
XTC - Black Sea
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville


More recent favourites:
I Am Kloot - I Am Kloot
Forum: Music 22-01-2014, 14:20
Replies: 130
Views: 9,807
Posted By JeannieMac
Elvis Perkins - Send My Fond Regards To...

Elvis Perkins - Send My Fond Regards To Lonelyville

Monsters Of Folk - Man Named Truth

Teitur - All My Mistakes

John Grant - Where Dreams Go To Die

Alela Diane - Take Us Back
Forum: Music 07-01-2014, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By JeannieMac
My favourite female voice. She really knew how to...

My favourite female voice. She really knew how to let a song come to her,'The Banks Of The Nile' being one of the best illustrations of this, in my view.
Forum: TV Shows: US 05-01-2014, 23:43
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By JeannieMac
Andre Braugher as Frank Pembleton in 'Homicide:...

Andre Braugher as Frank Pembleton in 'Homicide: Life On The Streets'.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Robert Goren in 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent'.

Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock in 'Deadwood'.
Forum: Music 05-01-2014, 22:37
Replies: 52
Views: 2,725
Posted By JeannieMac
John Martyn - Small Hours, from his 'One World'...

John Martyn - Small Hours, from his 'One World' album.
Forum: Music 05-01-2014, 12:53
Replies: 83
Views: 4,776
Posted By JeannieMac
The solo on The Isley Brothers' version of...

The solo on The Isley Brothers' version of 'Summer Breeze'.

On 'Caledonia' by Robin Trower.
Forum: Music 04-01-2014, 14:55
Replies: 82
Views: 3,978
Posted By JeannieMac
Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair

Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair
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