The best and the worst — 18 Comments

  1. Something's seriously off with the sample rate of the Jedward audio, and the Tocata&Fuge isn't in D minor either.

    • That is very weird.  Just compared the Toccata with another recording and it seems to be out by a semi-tone at least?  Uploaded another version and it is the same.  It's fine when played locally but is transposed when played off the site.

      I don't think any distortion/transposition could improve Jedward anyway?

  2. That Bach piece always had me shitting bricks as a kid. I don't know whether that could be construed as a compliment to the man or otherwise.

    I was delighted to hear last week that those two ADD cases were dropped by their record label (dropped into a blasting furnace would have sufficed). That delight instantly evaporated when Louis Walsh excitedly exclaimed "they've still got a lot of life left in 'em".

    Trust Louis to play the part of a perfect killjoy

    • Many years ago I was at a service in Ely Cathedral.  When the service was over, people were filing out when the bloke on the organ laced into the Toccata.  It was a spine-shivering moment.  People started filing back in just to listen.

      What Jedward produce isn't music anyway – it's just a heavy beat with screeches attached.  Walsh has a lot to answer for.

  3. You into the classical GD? 
    Not too gone on that Bach piece.. there's some much better stuff IMO.
    This is one of my favourites –

    This is nice too –

    I'll limit it to two links I suppose or it'll be spammed.

    Chopin's Nocturnes were cool too and oh Rachmaninov – Piano concerto No. 2.
    Love a lot of Beethoven's stuff.. Must watch that movie 'Immortal Beloved' where Gary Oldman plays him.

    Here's a quote from Luddy on music …nice.
    "Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

    Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, it is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for men and makes them drunk with the spirit.

    We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings"

    Fascinating man really.

    • I'm into wherever the mood takes me.  Could be Mozart, Karl Jenkins, Beethoven or Mark Knopfler.  Though for driving music, it's hard to beat Queen [at full volume].

      I can't argue with that quote either.  Dunno where I would be without a drop of music around.

  4. I do like Dobby; he's a funny guy. Englishman now methinks. You guys watching the Superbowl over there?

  5. Nice links Anne – nice music – I didn't bother with the Jedward crap – they should have been £$%^@*   Nice taste in music GD – Queen full blast and Dire Straits … yeahhhhh. (Should I be this ecstatic at 62?)

  6. Didn't see that program but in general I do like Dara O’Briain.

    I liked the Three Men in a Boat (various) that he did and also quite enjoyed his book "Tickling the English" – quite amusing read.



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