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Um Seany. I think you'll find Gerry & the Pacemakers asked the "How Do You Do What You Do To Me?" question, not Herman's Hermits. They were too busy getting into something good...

This week I've been listening to (just so that you know)...
A New World Record - Electric Light Orchestra
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
Spilt Milk - Jellyfish
Diorama - silverchair
Thank you Dazz, i stand corrected (with cap in hand, & head bowed). I shall put myself on the first ferry 'cross the Mersey. I do believe that Gerry does in fact have a pacemaker now.
& Herman may well be a hermit. Wonder if he knows that McDermot chappie? Big Grin

Ah, Wolfmother. *pauses to howl*.
The new Silverchair song Straight Lines goes alright.


Oh well, back to I Had A New York Girlfriend by Robert Forster. Might be able to listen through to the end before my ferry arrives. Confused
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i'm only used to conjagating latin verbs with the threat of physical voilence.


You'll go blind you know Seany....

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Um Seany. I think you'll find Gerry & the Pacemakers asked the "How Do You Do What You Do To Me?" question, not Herman's Hermits. They were too busy getting into something good...

you beat me to it, I believe they were Henry VIII too (second verse, same as the first. Now that's economy) but that could be delusions of grandeur after they got into something good Big Grin. The Beatles asked the question first, but refused to release it in case they lost their cool. But then they released Love Me Do, so they didn't have a clue... Smiler

Wolfmother, or should that be Wolf "I think I'm Jimi Hendrix but can't play the guitar anywhere near as good nor play ANY guitar solos" mutha? Bit too derivative for me, I think he wants to be Robert Plant as well. I'm all for influences, but they need to be a bit more original. IMO. Notice I ain't being humble about it. It's the wine talking I tells ya.

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Macca's gone all classical now apparently. Discovered his roots. He was Mozart all along!
wow, he msut have got caught up in a time eddy and been deposited at a school fete in 1950 something or other. Am I remembering correctly that no one knows where Mozart's body was buried (unmarked grave?). Cue twilight zone music. Never been a fan of Wolfgang either. More a Beethoven man. Haydn can piss off too. Preferred the second Vienesse school myself. Oops, getting too esoteric now.

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Are you not yet grasping the deeper profundities of "It's Just Another Day. Du Du Du Du Du" yet Camus?
to be frank Seany, the existential angst is quite awe inspiring on that one. Deep philosophical questions upon the meaning of life, I'm still musing over that line. Actually Another Day is one of my favourite Macca songs. I'm still feeling sorry for Uncle Albert though. Poor bastard, he hasn't done a bloody thing all day. You know according to Lennon the only thing he did was Yesterday, and since he's gone he's just Another Day. He didn't mince words did he Smiler

Gimme some lip? Don't you mean truth? "I'm sick and tired of hearing things from up tight short sighted narrow minded hypocrites". Now why don't you tell us what you REALLY think John? The Sex Pistols covered a song called Don't Give Me No Lip, can't remember who did it originally. Their version was ... interesting.

As for Gerry, I wouldn't be seeing that girl again, after all, it gave him a feeling in his heart, like an arrow, going through it. No wonder he needed the pacemaker.
Well you know what they say: One man's Wolfmother is another's man's Deep Sabbath (or is that Black Purple?).

I know it's not totally original what they do but they're still a helluva lotta fun!

By the way, I assume most people would've heard The Beatles "how Do You Do It". Now you know why Mr. Martin went for "Love Me Do". I'm sure Gerry thanks them as well.
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i'm only used to conjagating latin verbs with the threat of physical voilence.


You'll go blind you know Seany....

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Um Seany. I think you'll find Gerry & the Pacemakers asked the "How Do You Do What You Do To Me?" question, not Herman's Hermits. They were too busy getting into something good...

you beat me to it, I believe they were Henry VIII too (second verse, same as the first. Now that's economy) but that could be delusions of grandeur after they got into something good Big Grin. The Beatles asked the question first, but refused to release it in case they lost their cool. But then they released Love Me Do, so they didn't have a clue... Smiler

Wolfmother, or should that be Wolf "I think I'm Jimi Hendrix but can't play the guitar anywhere near as good nor play ANY guitar solos" mutha? Bit too derivative for me, I think he wants to be Robert Plant as well. I'm all for influences, but they need to be a bit more original. IMO. Notice I ain't being humble about it. It's the wine talking I tells ya.

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Macca's gone all classical now apparently. Discovered his roots. He was Mozart all along!
wow, he msut have got caught up in a time eddy and been deposited at a school fete in 1950 something or other. Am I remembering correctly that no one knows where Mozart's body was buried (unmarked grave?). Cue twilight zone music. Never been a fan of Wolfgang either. More a Beethoven man. Haydn can piss off too. Preferred the second Vienesse school myself. Oops, getting too esoteric now.

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Are you not yet grasping the deeper profundities of "It's Just Another Day. Du Du Du Du Du" yet Camus?
to be frank Seany, the existential angst is quite awe inspiring on that one. Deep philosophical questions upon the meaning of life, I'm still musing over that line. Actually Another Day is one of my favourite Macca songs. I'm still feeling sorry for Uncle Albert though. Poor bastard, he hasn't done a bloody thing all day. You know according to Lennon the only thing he did was Yesterday, and since he's gone he's just Another Day. He didn't mince words did he Smiler

Gimme some lip? Don't you mean truth? "I'm sick and tired of hearing things from up tight short sighted narrow minded hypocrites". Now why don't you tell us what you REALLY think John? The Sex Pistols covered a song called Don't Give Me No Lip, can't remember who did it originally. Their version was ... interesting.

As for Gerry, I wouldn't be seeing that girl again, after all, it gave him a feeling in his heart, like an arrow, going through it. No wonder he needed the pacemaker.


How's the head this morning Camus? Are you a cheeky little red man? The Second Viennese School, oh god no. Arnold Schoenberg & his a-tonal chronies. I have Joseph Haydn here with me now Camus, although after reading your post, he has momentarily stepped outside to scream. Poor chap.

Yes, it is true. Mozart's wife apparently thought that the church would place a cross on his grave, but they did not, apparently. She subsequently had a monument made for him, but of course no one could remember where they'd burried the body. Of course there are all manner of conspiracy theories around poor Wolfy.

I don't want to sound like Macca, but what isn't derivative these days? Well, apart from Phillip Glass, & The Wiggles. Wolfmother sound like probably every band in their record collection, but they don't overproduce or force it, & that's quite refreshing. Well, at least Joseph Haydn agrees with me, don't you Joe? Joe??!! Oh dear. I think he's taken it all personally. Eeker

I think the point is that a lot of new bands & musicians try to meld as many different forms into their music to avoid classification. The lines seem to be so blured these days that they all seemed to get lumped into the "alternative" or "indie" lable box, which is a very large box indeed. Although perhapse not as big as the one Mozart was inturned in, if only we knew where it was. Confused

Well gentlemen, i am off to listen to Gerry & The Pacemakers, & Herman & his Hermits, as i missed these artists the first time round, *her herm*. & to borrow a phrase, i hope "i like it, i like it" Smiler
I might throw in a bit of Cliff Richard for good measure. Oh well, back to my existential angst, otherwise known as " Just Another Day, du du du du du du".
Glad you're soldiering on there Camus. Hair of the dog, (or wolf) might be just the ticket.

There is no shame in owning the Wolfmother album. I know some shallow souls that purchased it merely for the cover. Oh the shame, oh the humanity!

Might dig out some of my old Church albums tonight. If feels like a Blured Crusade kind of evening. Nothing like a bit of jangally Rickenbacker pop to soothe the soul. Might see if the vicar wants to pop round with some that delicious alter wine. Big Grin
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Might see if the vicar wants to pop round with some that delicious alter wine.


You know I've immediately thought of choirboys now Seany.

Listening to Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, and it's a pretty darn fine album as Seany has said.


I'd just like to preface this post by saying that i take no responsibility for what surfaces in your imagination the morning after a night on the sherbert Camus, unless you were refering to "The Choirboys", Ozzy Rockers from the mid '80's who's song "Run To Paradise" is still very much on high rotation on Classic Rock FM! radio stations right across the nation. Thus ensuring their royalties allow them to run there, but stay there on a long term basis.

Although i did note that they released an album in 2005, the cover of which features what looks like much younger versions of themselves. This may be the result of one too many radox baths, or that they are in fact going against the grain of rock musicians, & ageing "youthfully".

I was briefly a choirboy in my younger days, & found the choking fumes from the burning frankinsense a little too hard on the eyes & lungs. Although i was doing my bit with great piety, with the promise of rich rewards in the kingdom beyond, i was never quite sure where exactly the brasso fit into God's greater scheme of things.

I have heard some of the Jarvis album, & the bits i have heard have sounded pretty good. Although there is one track that does leave me more than slightly mystified. "Quantum Physics". A 37 minute track which seems to consist of 4 minutes of song at the start, followd by 25 minutes of total silence. The last 4 minutes are a spirited homage to the current state of World Politics, which sound more like Sid Vicious than Jarvis Cocker. I am not sure if the 25 minutes of silence are a sonic physics theorum designed to impress the Nobel Prize judges for the physics award, or the byproduct of marrying a French art designer, relocating to Paris & having a baby. Perhapse all of the above. If silence is Quantum Physics answer, then what was the question?
One thing that is in no doubt is Richard Hawley's stirling guitar work on the tracks i have heard (or not, as the case may be).

I have been listening to Lloyd Cole's answer to the unfathomable question that is modern living, "Antidepressant". It is an album that i can really relate to at the moment. Like an old friend, who has visited your future, & sends you concise & literate postcards about what to expect in the future, it consoles & reassures. Much like a pair of slippers, or a warm blanket. Obviously when the skin is no longer perfect, & the rattlesnakes no longer threaten, there is nothing to do but pop a pill or two, put the kettle on, & grow old gracefully. Whilst keeping a keen eye on your investments. Big Grin
Only Fig & Raspberry Gav. Strawberry's my fave. Love The Smiths though. & Mental As Anything.
Which reminds me, Dog Trumpet(which are Kiwi brothers & ex Mentals, Reg Mombassa & Peter O'Doherty {no relation to that chap frmo Babyshambles though]) have a new album out, called Antisocial Tendencies. The Mentals fell a bit flat for me after the O'Doherty brothers left.

Retro avatar Gav? Post-Post-Retro thanks very much. Cool
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The Mentals fell a bit flat for me after the O'Doherty brothers left.


I know what you mean, it's not quite the same. If you watch the Basemental DVD it doesn't really start sounding 'right' until the O'Doherty brothers join them on stage. Still, I really liked Stretch Marks, and the unplugged album is mighty fine.

Keep meaning to buy some Dog Trumpet. Have you heard any of it Seany?

A sober Camus.
What?? Sobre! Has the pub run out of beer Camus?
"there's nothing so loathsome, morbid or drear
then to stand at the bar, of a pub with no beer." All power to you. I'll have a couple for you tonight. Although after reading that the GST in NSW is to go up above the 10% threashold, i'm somewhat sobred myself. Eeker

I would recommend Dog Trumpet's second album, which has Amanda Brown from The Go-Betweens & a host of other local musical guests. I've only heard the new album a couple of times, & it's great, although is lacking the O'Doherty original art on the cover & booklet, which is a bit of a shame, but the music more than makes up for it. It always reminds me of the sound of cicadas, lawnmowers & warm saturday afternoons. The album was recorded in Pete's spare room on a 16 track, live from his flat in Coogee.

Just as a musical aside. I did quite by accident, stumble upon Reg's inner city studio one Saturday afternoon not so long ago. I was walking back from the shops, & found a tin roofed shed at the back of a house with it's doors & windows open, no doubt to try & get rid of some of the heat. Low & behold if i didn't see familiar artworks, amps, Fender guitars, & the man himself, stooping over an unfinished work. The thought did cross my mind to pop my head in & say "g'day Reg mate, how's it going?".
Although i had only recently read that Rodin could turn rather shirty if disturbed whilest creating, so i left him to it. After hearing the title of his new album, maybe i should have after all. Cest la voi boi. Big Grin

Must get that Liberation Blue Unplugged album. I see that Sean Kelly has done one as well, with my fave Model song "Two Cabs To The Toucan".

Are you going through a "Disco" phase Gav?
Ethel goes Disco. Broadway with a mirror ball.
That's entertainment, i guess.
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Got to love what you can find at the dump shop.
$1 cd's

Brideshead Revisited soundtrack, okay made it halfway through before the beloved turned it off. Love the opening theme.

Walisuma De Los Andes II Alturas '96 recording. I've doubled up on this cd anyone into Sth American music? They're great when you can catch them around Brisbane, or at Festivals. Reminds me, husband lost me at a shopping ctr at Maroochydoore, then he heard the live music, followed and wallah found me.
Yes its the big panpipes and guitars. I love it.

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Yep, definitely going through something of a disco phase at the moment, Seany. Don't have that particular album - just thought its cover made a ridiculously interesting avatar! Big Grin


Very interesting, in a ridiculous sort of way. Big Grin There's been quite a few people who jumped on the "disco album" bandwagon. The best of these has got to be "Disco Duck". Still, careful with that disco Gav. Disco leads to funk, & funk leads to Parliment, which eventually leads to Bootsy Collins. & once the funk has a hold of ya, whell there ain't much anyone can do. Eeker Cool


I've been listening to, & enjoying the very much The Laughing Clowns. Sadly neglected, & often ignored inovative band from the early Eighties, founded by ex Saint (that's a band incidentally), Ed Keupper. My favourite track at the moment is "Theme from 'Mad Flies, Mad Flies". It has shades of Ornett Coleman & Sun Ra experimental jazz about it. Although The Clowns weren't ever really a jazz band as such.

Just off to don my white suit & gold bling. Might have caught a touch of night fever.
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

What indeed! Must be my lumbago "Sonny Jim". Never attempt the "FRENZY" whilst listening to Bee Gee's Disco numbers kids. I did, & am now writing this with my chin, in the traction ward of my local hospital.

I have long suspected that your sir name might very well be Gibb, Camus. It's nice to have that fact confirmed. Big Grin

& looking at your new 'Avatar', it seems that the "Squid's Tron Collection (Volume 1!!)" has all but consumed your life Camus Gibb. Big Grin

Look, i know that Leo Sayer once said that, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, but i'm affraid that after putting my back out, i'm with The Scissor Sisters on this.

You see what i did there? Hey?? Wink

Must dash, these ropes & pulleys are killing me, & besides the nurse is here with her thermometer. Eeker [vibrato] Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Stain' Alive... [long extended falesetto vibrato to fade-out].
Ruprecht Gibb, over & out.
I do hope Patrick Hernandez's extended mix of Born to Be Alive is in those collections. Oh the white suite again, run, Seany, RUN. Think you'd be able to obtain a nice fro at the Royal Easter show if you're on the look out for full garb this weekend.
Go on, the song's stuck in your head now isn't it? and you're wondering how the extended mix goes.



Alot of born's thrown in, not Bjorn's.



Which reminds me Abba's Dancing Queen karoke mix is on YT if you're up for a sing a long. Big Grin

Totally undisco is Leadbelly and Guthrie, picked up cd's of theirs for $3 along with Pete Segar doing the Folkways sessions.

House of the Rising Sun indeed.

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