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Slaine mac Roth

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  1. Rush – Before and After Fly By Night – making Memories Caress of Steel – Bastille Day 2112 – Something for Nothing A Farewell to Kings – Cinderella Man Hemispheres – La Villa Strangiato Permanent Waves – Spirit of Radio Moving Pictures – Red Barchetta Signals – Losing It Grace Under Pressure – Afterimage Power Windows – Emotion Detector Hold Your Fire – Open Secrets Presto – Red Tide Roll the Bones – Neurotica Counterparts – Cold Fire Test For Echo – Test for Echo Vapor Trails – Earthshine Snakes & Arrows – The Main Monkey Business Clockwork Angels – BU2B
  2. Red Barchetta YYZ Witch Hunt Camera Eye Tom Sawyer Vital Signs Limelight To me, MP is as close to perfection as can be. If something as excellent as Limelight can be ranked as my least favourite, they must be doing something right.
  3. Just home from work, sitting in the shade on the back garden enjoying a cup of tea and a cigarette.
  4. I know I'm a bit late coming to this thread http://i.imgur.com/4H96ylH.jpg but, from my youth, I present http://i.imgur.com/9YIqhBS.jpg Elisabeth Sladen http://i.imgur.com/HoB96at.jpg Sally James http://i.imgur.com/PYxsZMr.jpg Erin Grey and from a current perspective: http://i.imgur.com/IYrvdrl.jpg Jennifer lawrence http://i.imgur.com/e2Rx4uq.jpg Victoria Coren Mitchell http://i.imgur.com/LppMT7h.jpg Alex Kingston
  5. Let me In - Are you a Vampire? Considering the youth of the two performers here, I think it is brilliant the way the exchange is underplayed without any grandstanding at all.
  6. The Longest Day The Dambusters Went the Day Well? The Battle of Britain The Wooden Horse
  7. http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/12/27/gerry-anderson-rip/ Although his name might not mean a great deal to people outside the UK, for Brits of a certain age Gerry Anderson was legend. Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO, Space 1999, these, for me at least, are amongst my most vivid childhood memories and, to a great extent, responsible for my love of SF. Spectrum is RED
  8. Epica at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham
  9. Rockin in the Park, Clumber Park, nr Mansfield, 17 Aug 2012 I was lucky enough to win two tickets for this on my local radio station, an evening of, largely, prog rock including some bands/musicians I've wanted to see for a long time but never had the choice. For most of the day, the weather was terrible with some quite heavy rain but, as my friend and I, made our way to the venue, it began to clear up. Due to various circumstances, we missed opening band, The Strawbs, and actually arrived just as Curved Air were starting their set, running through 'It Happened Today.' Having had my sister play me the Curved Air Live album way back when I was 11 years old, and being totally in love with Sonja Kristina, the Air were one of the bands I wanted to see despite not being greatly familiar with a lot of their back catalogue. I have to say that they did not disapoint. The band were tight with Sonja proving despite the fact she is now 63, her voice is as good as ever. Songs like 'Melinda More or Less', 'Marie Antoinette', 'Propositions' and 'Young Mother' were given an airing along with the, obvious, 'Back Street Luv'. All in all, I have to say they were one of the highlights of the day, heightened by the fact I was able to meet the lady herself afterwards, finding her to be a pleasant, polite and very friendly person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1fI9CAebE Next up was the Carl Palmer Band. Being a fan of both ELP and Asia, he was another I had wanted to see for a long time. Taking the stage with a power trio of guitar/bass/drums, they immediately kicked into 'Peter Gunn' followed by a great version of Toccata. the highlight came next when, without keyboards or any other assistance, they did an amazing arrangement of 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. Rounding off with a rousing run through of 'Fanfare For the Common Man', it was a virtuoso performance, not least from the legend himself. Next up were Focus who provided a mixture of great music and humour. Another band whose back catalogue I'm only just getting to grips with, they didn't disappoint giving run throughs of classics like 'House of the King', Sylvia' and 'Eruption' before ending with a breakneck rendition of 'Hocus Pocus'. Sadly, Jan Akkerman and Cyril Havermans are no longer a part of the band but there replacements, Menno Gootjes and Bobby Jacobs step up admirably. Pierre van der Linden and Thijs van Leer (who now looks like Harry Secombe) lend the line up a degree of authenticity and are as good as ever. Brit Floyd came next. There had been some grumbling about the presence of a tribute band so high on the bill but, for me, this was swept away as, as the sun set behind us, 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' filled the air. The set, drawn from 'Dark Side of the Moon', 'Wish You Were Here' and 'The Wall' (wot! No Animals? ) was performed with skill ans respect. As there is little chance we'll ever see the proper Pink Floyd again, this was the next best thing. Finally Hawkwind took the stage. It has got be over 20 years since I saw the Hawks live but, despite the almost total change of personnel, it was as if little had changed. There was the usual crunching riffs overlaid by bubbling synth and, now, Tim Blake's theramin. 'Damnation Alley', Sonic Attack' and 'Arrival in Utopia' were among the tracks given an airing. There were the usual on stage dancers and good light show that, to me, are among the hallmarks of Hawkwind live. Sadly, they were unable to return for a deserved encore as the curfew had been reached but that was only a minor detail. All in all, it was an enjoyable evening. the weather, for the most part, stayed fine with only the occasional shower. the organisation was good with helpful and friendly staff and, above all,FREE PARKING, located very close to the concert area. The only real downside was the sparse crowd, probably due to lack of promotion (that seemed to be reserved for the 80s pap, sorry pop, available the next day). Still, hopefully there was enough of an interest to justify the plans to make this an annual event.
  10. Thanks everyone. The company of my children, Lamb Rogan Josh with a bottle of Roaring Meg for dinner, Rock Road pir to follow, Captain Scarlet on DVD and the news that someone will be coming round to fix my boiler soon - what could be beeter?
  11. QUOTE (hammerofthor @ Nov 27 2010, 08:10 AM) If they don't stop f***ing touring, S&A might be their last album! So, in your opinion, we in europe shouldn't get to see the current Rush tour because you'll have to wait a little longer for the new album? Selfish springs to mind.
  12. I'm another person who just does not see the appeal of Tarantino. While I was admit that Resevoir Dogs was moderately entertaining, I found Pulp Fiction and What I've watched of the Kill Bill to be pretentious and incoherent
  13. The best years of my life are a toss up between 2000 and 2002 - simply because they were the years when my two children were born. Probably the worst year was 1988 when my brother died. Believe it or not, probably the last time I went out anywhere with him was to Birmingham NEC to see Rush on the HYF tour
  14. Initially, I was a member of TMNS but soon left as I didn't like the superior attitude of some members there so, shortly after seeing them at Wembley on the R30 tour I did a search and came across this place
  15. I suppose for me, I would have to go for: Robert Wise Ridley Scott Alfred Hitchcock Akira Kurosawa Tim Burton Stanley Kubrick and a special mention has to go to Joss Whedon - he may have only have directed one film as of yet (Serenity) but what a film!
  16. For me, I suppose it has to be: Star Wars (all versions) - "I have a bad feeling about this" Lethal Weapon - "I'm getting too old for this shit" Raiders of the Lost Ark - "Its not the years, its the mileage" Serenity - "Shiny" Planet of the Apes - "Its a madhouse!" maybe not the best quotes of all time but they're good for most occasions
  17. I can't really participate properly with this survey the way its been presented as I don't have itunes and have very little music saved on my PC. However, if you look towards a more physical medium, I would estimate that have around 200 Lps on vinyl and a similar number on CD (some dulpicated). As to the genres included, I would say that it covers a wide range from Thrash (Annihilator), Hard Rock (UFO), Prog (ELP), Folk (Kelly's Heroes), Classical (Holst), Blues (Robert Johnson), Pop (Gary Numan) and Glam (Sweet). in fact, about the only gernre that doesn't feature in any shape or form is the Dance/Rave scene (I even have a very slight smattering of rap in there). As to the way my music tastes have changed over the years, I'm not sure I'd say that my horizons have expanded - I've always been willing to give different styles a fair hearing. Instead, I think I'd say that, over years, I've become more tolerant of music that I didn't like when I was younger (and, in cases like David Bowie and the Beatles, even like some music that I hated when I was younger). Just for the record, I'm 43 and a musician. For the most part, I've tended to listen to most forms of rock in the past and it still remains my preferred choice of music. However, nowdays I will quite often stick on something else entirely
  18. Slaine mac Roth

    Katy Perry

    QUOTE (LaVilla @ Oct 19 2010, 08:27 PM) This thread has me in stitches, Thanks very much everyone :-D Same here - still trying to decide if any of theser posts are actually serious but if they are
  19. QUOTE (Tarkus406 @ Oct 8 2010, 11:27 PM) Here's my big confession for the year... http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk264/Tarkus406/CIMG3890.jpg $2123 for this thing. Totally freakin worth it, though
  20. I've known the English term 'gobsmacked' to raise a few eyebrows on the other side of the pond
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