Posted January 10th, 2011 07:27 PM IPI'm sure there is an ISB performance on one of the supplementary Woodstock discs (Diaries?). Seems bizarre seeing them sat down producing this tiny noise in front of half a million people.
Old music films can be a nightmare.
Just (finally) got the Tim Buckley Fleeting House DVD today - i'm hoping that's better!
As i've said before, FOPP is not great on new stuff which tends to be dearer than the likes of Tesco's for new DVDs (Scott Pligrim cost me £3 more there!), but for back catalogue its wonderful. And it actually stocks it!
Posted January 11th, 2011 03:56 PM IPyeah there's a snippet of one of their songs plus footage of them getting out of the helicopter on one of the woodstock diaries dvds. those dvds were dirt cheap though, not like this bickershaw rubbish. mind you, there's some kinks and donovan and grateful dead stuff on the bickershaw dvd that might be more promising.sound the foghorn horn!
Posted January 13th, 2011 03:05 PM IPGot a refund today, and as an up yours to Fopp lol actually paid £1 more than I needed to for Genesis Of the Daleks in Head. Just received four Peter Lacey CDs, and a Simon Felton one for £10, and online bought No Direction Home at last for a fiver, and a Wii Sports Resort game S/H to get my fitness levels up -some hope
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I've got the WII resort thingy too. Love the table tennis. I've got the WiiFit thing too but i have been a bad boy with that.......
It's taken me ages not to have to pay a crazy price for it (been watching ebay sales hit higher than new prices since Christmas) -I already have one of the Motion Plus controllers. Not getting the Fit - my bedroom floorboards would seriously not cope with me jumping around (Dani could testify to my rickety home if she remembers lol). But I've just bought Just Dance 2 -and realised that I AM Ann Widdecombe the next generation
Posted January 14th, 2011 04:07 PM IPwhat do you actually do when you use Wiifit? how does it actually get you fit? i need to keep fit now im dole scum and dont do my 80 minute walk to work every day but i'll be buggered if i join a gym or go outside running. its not safe out in clifton, don't you know?! plus there are too many hills.sound the foghorn horn!
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what do you actually do when you use Wiifit? how does it actually get you fit? i need to keep fit now im dole scum and dont do my 80 minute walk to work every day but i'll be buggered if i join a gym or go outside running. its not safe out in clifton, don't you know?! plus there are too many hills.
Yet yer moaning miserable arse down to the floating harbour where you'll find me walking a circuit of the docks every week day (unless I have some loose change in which case I ferry it half way lol). That should cheer you up and motivate you not to become like me!!!
As for the Fit, I think it's like a stepping block with a board attachment on top should you feel inclined to snowboard across the lounge
Posted January 15th, 2011 12:31 PM IPah the most miserable man on the planet says i have a moaning miserable arse...it's a badge of honour! Hmm...a walk around the harbour...yes hadnt thought of walking down Hotwells way. Sounds like a plan. Though I did walk down there on my way to take my DVD back to fopp and noticed they're bloody digging up all the pavements. Sorry, I couldn't not have a moan!sound the foghorn horn!
Posted January 16th, 2011 01:19 AM IPMore FOPP induced spending. Returning to my proggy childhood by buying Yessongs and The Yes Album, which i have been enjoying a lot on my MP3 player. Also got the Robert Plant Band Of Joy album.
The WiiFit has a wide mixture of exercises including Yoga as well as lots of fun stuff (skiing, heading a football) that all include a fitness element. It also has a running mode where you run on the spot but the screen disappears before you and it works quite well. Its quite scientfically sound and has those amusing Japanese quirks. I was about to really start using it again last week but I nearly broke a toe, so i have to wait for that to return to its normal colour first!
Posted January 18th, 2011 01:39 AM IPFurther regressing back to 1973 by buying Traffic On The Road today. My brother had the double album of that so i played it a lot but never got to take it with me. Its only taken me 34 years to buy my own copy....
Posted January 26th, 2011 01:03 AM IPGot the Jayhawks 'Tomorrow The Green Grass' reissue. For the extra CD and 5 other songs its worth it. I'll wait till the Hollywood Town Hall one comes down in price.
Got 5 of Richard Thompson's self-flogged live albums at his show last week - could have got several more CD's there if i'd had the money. Very very good indeed. Barely a track in common between them too.
Posted February 1st, 2011 12:20 AM IPMy Tim Buckley Rhino handmade arrived today. Got a huge shock when i was charged £13 by the post office before they would deliver it. On top of a $40 price that makes one bloody expensive album. Oh, and postage.
Nice package though, I'm too depressed by the cost to play it yet! Why can't Rhino get themselves a UK distributor for these things.
Posted February 13th, 2011 04:53 PM IPGot another two Nina Nastasia albums yesterday, really enjoying the other three i bought recently. Still shocked at how good she can be without anyone here on or on the RR mentioning her. Hits all my buttons. Very dark but melodic, like Nick Cave crossed with Rickie Lee Jones on a gloomy day.
Posted March 9th, 2011 10:10 PM IPRamones: Classic Airwaves (they had a Dylan and Brucie in the same "Broadcasting Live" Enhanced CD/DVD 'totally unauthorised' series) and Bonzos: The Tiger's Head Days (modern lineup recording) in Poundland.
The Bruce one is worth getting if its the one I think it is - a great boot from 1975. Do i have a poundland near me I wonder?
Yep, one earth pound. I should add they are CD though -not a standard DVD -that's just added computer (?) content. Each Poundland seems to vary stock. I've got some recent £20 Haynes sports books from there too -going for £1.
If you want me to get you any when I'm passing let me know, and I'll shove them in a jiffy.
Posted March 14th, 2011 04:39 AM IPGot a copy of Bruce's Live At the Main Point 1975 in Camden yesterday -very nice official looking (but obviously not) package - and good sound too. NYC Serenade is sound corrected at the end when the band blast back in which has always dropped in volume quite a bit. Noted that Spin has it for sale from April, so i wonder where this came from. It was only £8 too for the double CD which is the full show. This version of NYC Serenade may well be my favourite ever piece of music. The version of For You is right up there too. Nice to have a nice CD copy after all these years.
Posted March 14th, 2011 04:55 AM IPOn a side note I realised I have never heard the original of Mountain Of Love, or even knew who it was by. Just listening to Harold Dorman's original on You Tube and very lovely it is too. It was never a hit in the UK and it have never even heard it on the radio. I only knew it from Beach Boys Party! and then Bruce's version on that album.
Posted March 14th, 2011 03:12 PM IPJust got the new Unthanks album. Really looking forward to that as their last one is my favourite album from the last couple of years.
Also picked up Last Rays Of The New Rising Sun (the recent CD/DVD version) and Savage, by the Eurythmics, which was going cheap (£3) and I always liked the title track. Not that big a fan of theirs otherwise but when you look at their greatest hits album and the quality of pop music now you realise how good they actually were. I took them for granted, like Blondie and Madness. Stuff was supposed to be that good.
Posted March 14th, 2011 11:43 PM IPThe most popular version of Mountain in the States was Johnny Rivers' version. That is why on the Party! SOT sessions set, they say "Let's do a trinute to Johnny RIvers!". Apparently Brian loved it, as he then ripped it off wholesale for Little Children.
Posted March 15th, 2011 12:21 AM IPAh, didn't know that. Johnny Rivers also had no UK career at all. Funny how some acts just don't translate. The Cowsills are also unknown in the UK in terms of chart hits.
Posted March 28th, 2011 01:42 AM IPJohn Jacob Niles - My Precarious Life In the Public Domain.
I remember seeing a brief clip of him on the Dylan documentary and being astounded. Uncut this month had a track by him on the free CD which was amazing so went out and tried to find something by him. Thank heavens we still have indie record shops. Thank you Sister Ray (in Berwick St)!
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Posted April 14th, 2011 10:04 PM IPNipped into FOPP to get the new Robbie Robertson (which I did) and saw a few other choice cheapo items, so got CD's of Aladdin Sane and Hunky Dory at last (I have all of Bowie's stuff on LP up to but not including Tonight), an Animals comp (A & B sides and EP's), plus a Sigur Ros album all for £3. Nice range of new cheapies. Got a couple of DVD's as well (horror) that i hadn't really heard of but for £3 you don't mind giving them a try do you?
Posted April 15th, 2011 12:51 AM IPWell, I got Lets Dance the day it came out. As it turned out I was working in a record shop at the time and the album was on almost permanent rotation so i heard it nonstop, - plus there were three huge big hit singles from the album which means i don't think i have ever been able to face it again since, I like most of it though. It isn't one i'm looking to get on CD though.....
Not far off a set of the 70's CD's now, hang on no there's a few left now i think of it - haven't got Man Who Sold The World, David Live, Stage or Lodger yet, or Scary Monsters which is the last essential one as i think you were alluding to!
Posted April 15th, 2011 03:20 AM IPYep! Man, get Man Who Sold The World, that's the best dang one, in my opinion. Lodger's a killer too. Dunno about those live ones though. Pretty icky. The Ziggy Stardust-The Motion Picture and Santa Monica 72 sets are amazing though.
Posted April 15th, 2011 10:44 AM IPA friend of mine told me he borrowed David Live off someone when it came out. He said he smashed it up in disgust. Never been too keen on lending him records.Have YOU been Con-Demed yet?