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by dave brum
12 Nov 2016, 14:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

STILL no Christmas songs despite the fact they've been on for a few days at Mrs. Brum's place of work. They've taken the wise choice, waiting till Remembrance is over before unleashing Slade, Wizzard et al on us for this year.
by dave brum
12 Nov 2016, 14:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 84365

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Started out with 'London Is The Place For Me' by Lord Kitchener as I'm going there on Thursday. Then it mutated into 'Sweet About Me' by Gabriela Cilmi, which has a highly infectious swingy rhythm.
by dave brum
09 Nov 2016, 20:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

America has just trumped and the smell will last for four years. Liberal values, anyone?
by dave brum
09 Nov 2016, 16:53
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

So today, we had some signs of awareness of world affairs as there were plenty of hidden references to a certain election. We had Bruce Springsteen - one of music's biggest Democrat supporters, followed around half an hour later by Cher, likewise for the Republicans. Then when the result became clea...
by dave brum
08 Nov 2016, 19:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Still no trace of any Christmas music. There's a slight possibility it may be tomorrow as it's promotion change. Or after both two minutes silences are out of the way on Monday. But we have 95% of our Christmas stock already out. 'Love Train' by the Ojays is another ditty that suffers from chronic o...
by dave brum
08 Nov 2016, 17:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Memories of my mother and grandmother shouting agreements with callers to the Jimmy Young programme that express extreme right wing sentiment. It has always been a forum for conservative old moaning minnies as long as it has been on air, and Jeremy Vine is carrying on that tradition with aplomb. Pet...
by dave brum
07 Nov 2016, 22:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

J.Y has popped orf.

I often wonder why Mr.Jeremy Vine (waste of bl00dy space) doesn't 'put on' a Gloucestershire accent so that he 'sounds' like Jimmy Young, as his audience are that averse to change?
by dave brum
06 Nov 2016, 21:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Okay. Elaine really encourages me to delve deeper into the music I'm playing, not just play it. I really do not mind travelling across the Second City to see her. She's offered to help me in so many ways, and its not uncommon to spend over 1 1/2 hours there when you've only paid for half an hour jus...
by dave brum
06 Nov 2016, 21:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

That 'My Lovely Horse' song should have been released as a single.....but not the version Frs Ted and Dougal ended up performing on stage (and shaming Ireland in the process!)
by dave brum
06 Nov 2016, 10:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Why I never thought of changing teachers before I'll never know. Elaine never rushes me, with Mabel it was always a mad scrambled to get everything in during the 30 minutes. And because Elaine's cheaper, I can spend more time there talking about music and discussing technique etc. And our lessons ov...
by dave brum
06 Nov 2016, 09:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

We also had more treacherous and anti-British scrutiny of the fifth in line to our Throne. Or should that have been a replaying of the tape. But look for the roses in the weeds. We also had The Divine Comedy, aka Neil Hannon whom is the son of an Anglican priest from Derry and is responsible for the...
by dave brum
05 Nov 2016, 16:14
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Jamiroquai again today. I know what they're going to play before they play it, you see.
by dave brum
04 Nov 2016, 18:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anecdote corner
Replies: 31
Views: 2901

Re: Anecdote corner

En route to my piano lesson this morning, the opening section of Thomas Tallis' 40 part choral work Spem In Alium was on the radio. Apparently, the work was quoted in a recent novel which has sold very well indeed entitled 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'. In other words, it's not a very cultured and informed...
by dave brum
04 Nov 2016, 18:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

All their Naxos classical CDs were £1.99 when I went in there. Much cheaper than in Oxford. I do notice these things. We were talking about having another awayday in either Marlow or Henley on Thames sometime when we're both off work - so I'll have to have a darn good spend up in the Oxfam Books and...
by dave brum
04 Nov 2016, 18:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Hopefully, it's Co-Op brand formula for normal hair from all the royalty payments he's had from having one of his songs played daily in their stores since last spring. Back in work tomorrow. Possibly Monday 7th for the Christmas music with a bit of luck. I say the first seasonal chav ditty I'll hear...
by dave brum
03 Nov 2016, 20:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Doing a bit of faraging around in Oxfam Books and Music in Knowle and unearthing a fabulous Naxos CD (amongst others) of mediaeval carols, Christmas and otherwise, performed by the Oxford Camerata under Jeremy Summerly and for £1.99. Some Oxfam B&Ms in this area sell classical CDs for £1.99 and othe...
by dave brum
03 Nov 2016, 18:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

So, one day away from work today so reflecting on some of the three and a half minute long tunes we're told that are amongst the 'songs we love' by the media agency responsible for Co-Op Radio. One such song that has been on every day for the past five months goes 'I've got this feeling inside my bo...
by dave brum
02 Nov 2016, 21:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 159
Views: 31600

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

One more to thank the instore radio station at work for: Kelly Rowland. No matter what I do, all I think about is you, even waiting with my poo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYHDfJDPDc
by dave brum
02 Nov 2016, 21:33
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 84365

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Used to have that 45. When you play it, assuming your deck doesn't have auto return at the end of a record, the 4/4 beat, with the chant 'BEAT!' on the main beat, just goes on and on and on for ever at the end.
by dave brum
02 Nov 2016, 21:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

They could well have crossed a line today. Between two pieces of pop music that ceased to be popular with communism in Russia, Dan and Lindsay, the two humanoids that oversee our daybreaks, were discussing how food prices will be affected by Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Followed b...
by dave brum
02 Nov 2016, 21:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Yes, Bernard Manning. If it had been one of those low grade gift shops in Weston-super-Mare super Mare or Great Yarmouth, you know the ones that sell gollie dolls etc. then I might have seen the connection, but as it was a classical CD store, with a cultured and refined clientele, I rest my case. Mr...
by dave brum
02 Nov 2016, 19:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I've seen a few oddities in my time, but a Bernard Manning CD in a classical music store with the talking books....
by dave brum
01 Nov 2016, 17:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Seeing in the news that Monaco House, one of Birmingham's many 70s empty concrete eyesores and a dreadful welcome to the City Centre from the south, is going to be facing the wrecking ball.
by dave brum
01 Nov 2016, 17:23
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Friday 0930 for an hour. Have to get some practice in later as it's early to bed for me. I'm on an early in the morning and by the looks of the weather forecast I'm going to have to get up at 5 to de-ice the car.
by dave brum
01 Nov 2016, 17:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 5685

Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

I'm always looking at our presumably automated in store radio station at work and its brain dead programming policy that is actually excellent due to it being so awful. In recent years, there has been an explosion in so-called Halloween music ('Thriller', 'Somebody's Watching Me', 'Ghost Town', basi...
by dave brum
30 Oct 2016, 17:32
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

I came second in the Scrabble.Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to do my sight reading practice.
by dave brum
30 Oct 2016, 17:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Yes, either next Thursday or Friday depending on her gigging schedule.
by dave brum
28 Oct 2016, 20:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

...and what'll make me happy tomorrow. Playing Scrabble after work.
by dave brum
28 Oct 2016, 20:14
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

You know what's made me happy today. I've no need to elaborate.

:piano;
by dave brum
28 Oct 2016, 20:13
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 159
Views: 31600

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

It's actually 'favourite sight'. When the song came out I just took it for what it sounded like, fevicide, baby side, it just made a catchy jazzy little song which Haircut 100 did with aplomb. I couldn't quite catch the lyrics on any of the songs on that album, which I had ('Pelican West')
by dave brum
28 Oct 2016, 20:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs.
Replies: 61
Views: 12427

Re: Organs.

yes, there are quite a few easy examples of a fugue there, with Widor Toccata, Bach Brandenburg, Rule Britannia and Spring from the Four Seasons by that Viv chap from Aldi, interwoven with the Sailors Hornpipe. 'Barnacle Bill' by Ashworth Hope would have been a good tune to stick in there too (Blue ...
by dave brum
28 Oct 2016, 19:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

It was like beginning piano lessons afresh. She took time tailoring her lesson to suit me and my needs, she's written (in very neat writing not physicians' scrawl) a long list of things I must do before I attempt a sight read on an exercise or piece, including to actually breathe! And she has told m...
by dave brum
28 Oct 2016, 18:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 159
Views: 31600

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

Haircut One Hundred in 1982 possibly looking forwards to 23rd June 2016. The only thing that makes it good's to see my plebiscite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYhw_5ehZ4
by dave brum
27 Oct 2016, 17:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 84365

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Got 'Dub Be Good To Me' by Beats International on the brian now. I heard it played in a pound shop in Longbridge today, and earlier this week the original version by the SOS Band was on the in-store radio station at work.
by dave brum
27 Oct 2016, 15:23
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs.
Replies: 61
Views: 12427

Re: Organs.

I got the bum notes too, yes they are intentional. Distinguishes it from Henry Wood's fantasia on British sea shanties, I suppose.
by dave brum
27 Oct 2016, 15:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Music has always been my forte, which is why it mystifies me that I have so much difficulty with playing it on the piano. I have always taken my music seriously. It was actually our supermarket chain that pioneered the use of playing Baroque and Classical music outside stores to deter groups of poor...
by dave brum
27 Oct 2016, 11:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs.
Replies: 61
Views: 12427

Re: Organs.

Just heard 'Hornpipe Humoresque' by Noel Rawsthorne. And nearly weed myself laughing! Surely you've played it, Gill? (And kept a straight face).
by dave brum
27 Oct 2016, 06:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

...and so I'm thinking, what will go wrong tomorrow and exactly how will it go wrong. Piano + myself = disaster.

(although I may not be able to make it, the weather has gotten colder and the damp has made my vitas gerulaitis come back again)
by dave brum
26 Oct 2016, 18:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Heard from my new piano teacher today. She tells me she's looking forward to teaching me :D
by dave brum
26 Oct 2016, 18:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

But it is something that we SHOULD be talking about as these issues affect our day to day lives. We should not be giving rich celebrities, (famous for what particular reason?) whose situations are a million miles from our own situations, the oxygen of publicity. Like today, for instance we had Talki...
by dave brum
25 Oct 2016, 21:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Christmas, everyone...
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Happy Christmas, everyone...

Dusting down my Christmas musical tingz, Steeleye's take on Good King Wenceslas (from the Winter album) is bosting.
by dave brum
25 Oct 2016, 17:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

The questions rage on about the pound in our pockets, just how far is it going, or how far will it go if, as the rightie press desire a hard Brexit happens in the early part of 2017. And how about our grocery bills? How much will they rise in a weaker economy after any kind of 'Brexit'. Or our jobs ...
by dave brum
25 Oct 2016, 17:34
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 84365

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Today, it's been the Largo from Dvorak's Symphony No.9. The Scherzo was on the radio on the way into work and also on the way back from work today.

As was the Autumn movement from The Seasons by Glazunov, referred to earlier on. Good old Concert Hall on Radio Wyvern!!
by dave brum
25 Oct 2016, 05:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

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The sinister broad grin, Farage all over. Though I did do a Penny for the Guy one year and someone did liken it to the former Liberal member for Rochdale as I'd put more than enough scrunched up newspaper into its body.
by dave brum
24 Oct 2016, 18:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 84365

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

The theme tune from 'Last Tango In Paris '. I wish the version by Max Greger Senior and Junior was on YouTube, it is very rare.
by dave brum
24 Oct 2016, 18:24
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Halloween lanterns look so much like Nigel Farage, I've started to call them Nigels!
by dave brum
24 Oct 2016, 18:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Well, I couldn't have done it Gill, so we'll done on that front!
by dave brum
24 Oct 2016, 05:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

What's happened to Gizzy Rascal then?
by dave brum
24 Oct 2016, 05:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 163395

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

What piece was that? Flight Of the Bumble Bee ?
by dave brum
23 Oct 2016, 15:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1634
Views: 454083

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Church organist let me have a opy of Piano Lessons Book 1 by the Queen of Leeds today. That book has one year's work in there, and I've rushed through similar books, yet another of my league of Piano mistakes.