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Music that makes you cry.
at 15:41 12 Jun 2024

Although not a cry-fest at all, this is for the Mazzy Star heads, are you aware of Kendra Smith, original Mazzy Star singer when the group was called Opal. This tune and her solo LP is great. She's a bit reclusive, but I actually feel she's got more of a edge over Hope Sandoval in the artistic stakes. Hope, obviously has a great voice and looked great. But Kendra Smith, has something special going on.

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Single file Queuing.. in pubs!
at 19:03 9 Jun 2024

This brings on a whole new meaning to the stereotype "The British Love to Queue"
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Friday Choons - Human Names
at 18:51 9 Jun 2024

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great song writers......
at 08:40 8 Jun 2024

Regarding to Kate Bush.

I would actually elevate her to the weird zone of where songwriters are actual artists. Bush is in that level which seldom any musicians can actually get too.

She's there because she's been inventive, her lyrics are good, her songs have emotional depth, the albums are decent and she started so young and NEVER sold out. For me, Kate is in this strange place of ARTIST MUSICIAN which very few actually get to.

Some songs and albums get into this zone, but its rare for an actual person to be there IMO.

if anyone else can think of other GENIUS' who are like Kate, post them and explain why.
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great song writers......
at 08:29 8 Jun 2024

Adding to the guy who mentioned Mick Head. Although I am not super keen on his solo work, he wrote some of the best songs of the 80s in Pale Fountains and 90s in Shack.

For me Shack's Waterpistol album is about as perfect a Britpop era LP gets.

I definitely feel Mick Head is a way better writer than Lee Mavers for example, but Lee Mavers wrote one of the all-time best songs ever in There She Goes, as much as everyone complains about Mavers not doing much since, this tune is timeless and is definitely one of the best in UK music from 1957-til now.

for me the guys from Liverpool shat over the guys from Manchester if you get me gist, there's something in the Mersey with alters the consciousness.

Another bloke from the same neck of the woods, who I feel also doesn't get the recognition he deserves is Julian Cope.

The guy knows how to knock out a nice melody and writes songs really well, even his more 80s style over-produced work, had great tunes.

I think he's pretty dynamic too, with off-the-wall weirdo pop like his LP Fried, his really a-typical 80s style indie pop with LP's like My Nation Underground, Saint Julian and World Shut Your Mouth. He then made two epic albums in the 90s - Peggy Suicide and Jehovahkill and has since done a load of really cool outsider style stuff not too mention he was the driving force of 70s group Teardrop Explodes and later Brain Donor which were really different heavy but in a good and fun way.


From the South, I'd also add Robyn Hitchcock, I was talking to a mate recently about him, The guy is a great song-smith but his album output has been hit or miss.

Anyone who likes Hitchcock should check out his lesser-known equal The Cleaners from Venus (Martin Newell) the first 4 CFV albums are DIY pop greatness.


Another songwriter I like is Douglas P (Crisis and Death In June), what I like about Douglas P is since the formation of Death in June in the early 80s, he's more or less just sounded the same and done the same thing. In a way its like the opposite of Cope, there isn't variety but he does his own thing really well. I am always interested by groups that kind of stick with their style of writing and go with it for their whole career easily identifiable groups in this vein would be The Fall and Stereolab for example. But Douglas P he's the same but really has some very haunting tunes that make you feel a certain way.


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Eze for England!
at 21:24 6 Jun 2024

Thrilled for Eze, but feel Southgate has missed some golden opportunities in his selections.
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Transfer rumours 2024
at 21:13 5 Jun 2024

No only Noel Gallagher.
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Clever Shop Names
at 21:00 4 Jun 2024

I think in Brighton there was a Dog groomers called Doggy Style.
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Clever Shop Names
at 20:58 4 Jun 2024

Wonder if there is any Thai Restaurants in Ireland called WOK GWAN
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Speed cameras.
at 20:52 4 Jun 2024

Once had a drunk mate on the Uxbridge Road, who tried to run past a speed camera and get flashed, suffice to say, he didn't get to 30mph
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Music that makes you cry.
at 18:48 1 Jun 2024

Theres too many to choose from - we had this forum post a couple months back.

This one always gets me, in fact the whole LP does.


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Earworms
at 18:44 1 Jun 2024

There are many earworms, but not of the good kind.

I often find they are almost always on in a garage when you go to fill your car.

3 which instantly come to mind (or ear) for me are..

You Spin Me Round By Dead or Alive
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Outkast - Hey Ya
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Pre season fixtures
at 14:30 1 Jun 2024

6 years.
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Life changing moments
at 08:28 1 Jun 2024

I think as a society we don't really realise how much this screws people up.

I think also death of parents/kids, is also a terrible thing to go through, but to endure endless negativity from your parents and being in the middle has to be the worst for any kid.
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Your Music
at 20:49 31 May 2024

congrats on that and the success on Youtube.
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Pre season fixtures
at 20:36 31 May 2024

I wish QPR came to my region of Spain, up in Asturias, they'd be able to play two teams. Sporting Gijon and Real Oviedo, both play-off potentials this weekend, to the wire.

Marti, next year PLEASE come to Gijon with QPR!!!

There's plenty of cider, plenty of great food and we have a beach and the summer is great here.
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Life changing moments
at 20:30 31 May 2024

I'm about to, in 3 weeks my wife is expecting our first child.

My move to Spain 6 years ago, has been probably the biggest life changing moment, because I do miss the UK a lot and sometimes wish I was still there.

I am sure we all have these little moments that change our lives. for examples, meeting people. I think meeting one mate in my life, certainly changed my life for the positive.
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Your Music
at 11:17 31 May 2024

Any of you guys brave enough to share your own music to this music-loving forum.

I have stuff, but am a little over-awed, someone else can walk the plank first.
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being over charged on your card...
at 21:21 29 May 2024

This happened to me for a prescription the other day.... was supposed to be 12 quid, they put 22 quid on the bloody card machine.... I paid obviously and threw the receipt away.

assholes!!
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Iconic Graffiti
at 21:18 29 May 2024

a classic in my opinion


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