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    Post  wookie on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:29 am

    this is for them london types where people can review books/music/poetry/opera etc,

    so they dont spill their gin and tonics in rage at other "top gear-esque threads"


    mines a book review

    Adventure on the high teas, a journey around middle england by stuart maconie

    i didnt like as much as his other book pies and prejudice, it didnt really tell you much about middle england that was of interest

    still its worth a read, if your bored
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    Post  RvZ on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:56 am

    I think I read Pies and Prejudice. Is there a lot about Wigan in it?

    It was great.


    Now.... I'm all of a lather what to wear at the Ballet on Friday Wink
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    Post  Jonny Boy on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:58 am

    london types Very Happy
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    Post  T.B on Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:02 am

    Al wrote:Now.... I'm all of a lather what to wear at the Ballet on Friday Wink

    I don't know why but that just cracked me up.


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    Post  Sherrers on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:02 am

    My old flatmate went out with a ballerina. We got freebies to go to Covent Garden. After she met us in the pub she said ;

    "did you enjoy it?"

    and my mate gestured at me and said ;

    "I am mortified! this northern monkey *voice goes up two octaves* took a PACKET OF CRISPS INTO THE SECOND ACT!
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    Post  wookie on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:11 pm

    we need details

    what flavour crisps were they?
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:13 pm

    I really really really don't get ballet or opera. It's not that I'm narrow minded, I understand it is meant to be good. Just don't get it. Darcy Bussel is pretty hot though Wink

    Anyway, back to books. I've just finished reading Blink and The Tipping Point, both by Malcolm Gladwell. Two of the best books I've read in a very long time.
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    Post  bigdaddy on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:23 pm

    this is for them london types where people can review books/music/poetry/opera etc,

    so they dont spill their gin and tonics in rage at other "top gear-esque threads"


    OMG... but how did you know?

    I just finished Carole Shields "Unless". It's a book about how women are not taken seriously. It throws out most lit conventions about how to write books but it's written by someone who knows what they're doing. I felt disenfranchised. That may be the point.
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    Post  shAdy on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:56 pm

    MarkD77 wrote:I really really really don't get ballet or opera. It's not that I'm narrow minded, I understand it is meant to be good. Just don't get it. Darcy Bussel is pretty hot though Wink

    It's not for everyone mate. Ma, Pa & Step Pa were/are all professional opera singers and sometimes I still don't get it.
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    Post  Sherrers on Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:13 am

    Like Ady I've been involved in some form of 'showbiz' all my adult life (including a long stint at Opera North) so I've had a good look at some of the 'high arts'


    Opera. Like all classical forms has it's "hits". you'd be surprised how many really really well known Classical themes come from Operas with or without singing. So in that sense it is invaluable. You have to remember in 'olden days' Wink Opera was like telly. It told a story in very colourful moving images when nothing else did. It might seem weird to hear someone warbling in italian. but it isn't to an italian.

    on the other hand a whole Opera is too much for me. I couldn't do a whole one Wink

    my job once was to catch the fat lady when she jumps off the balcony at the end of Tosca.

    p.s it's really weird working at Mint when my mates are working opposite at Opera North Shocked

    Ballet : weird. I saw that all-male swan lake though. which was impressive. If you look at it like athletics it's more interesting.

    in general though watching both Opera singers and Ballet dancers doing the "acting" bits is intolerable. HAM.

    Classical Music. Brought up on it. Love it. Weird modern ; not so much but even that has it's good bits.

    Fine Art: Love it.

    Conceptual Art : Fuck off forever you lazy bastards.

    Jazz ; Delicious hot. Disgusting cold. But can blue men sing the whites?

    Poetry : Charles Bukowski, Shakespeare, and most of the 20th century Brits. Love it.

    Books : Can't get enough. Anything.

    Film : Ditto

    TV : Never got into it.

    Performance Art : Kill 'em all and charge for the pleasure Wink



    I reckon some of the older arts are like stately homes. They have to be maintained as a duty to the past. But the discrepancy between where the money goes is criminal. It's a class war issue Wink


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    Post  RvZ on Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:23 am

    Sherrers wrote:my job once was to catch the fat lady when she jumps off the balcony at the end of Tosca.

    Conceptual Art : Fuck off forever you lazy bastards.

    Jazz ; Delicious hot. Disgusting cold. But can blue men sing the whites?

    Performance Art : Kill 'em all and charge for the pleasure Wink


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    Post  RvZ on Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:20 am

    hats off to Jules for having the most cultured avatar study
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    Post  Ye Olde Rog on Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:33 am

    nonono! that's me that is!

    *sulks*
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    Post  Sherrers on Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:27 am

    we are enjoying your byzantine mosaic Lordy but Jules' Lautrec (or is it Beardsley?) is very nice indeed.
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    Post  RvZ on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:46 pm

    I don't want to be out-cultured. I'm off to find something so POSH it will part your hair.
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    Post  Bishop on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:01 am

    Al wrote:I don't want to be out-cultured. I'm off to find something so POSH it will part your hair.

    A vicar?
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    Post  Ye Olde Rog on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:05 am

    good god the clergy aren't posh! it's where we send the idiot sons who are too thick for the army!
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    Post  Bishop on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:13 am

    Laughing
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    Post  T.B on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:33 am

    Roger is just brilliant isn't he? Laughing
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    Post  Jonny Boy on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:54 am

    Token Bird wrote:Roger is just brilliant isn't he? Laughing

    oh aye. legend.
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    Post  RvZ on Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:58 pm

    We *heart* Roger
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    Post  Ye Olde Rog on Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:49 am

    I'm great, it's very true.
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    Post  Jonny Boy on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:56 am

    back on topic I have to agree that I just don't get the importance of things like orchestras, opera and ballet dancin'. I understand they are there. Like Jazz is. And anyone is free to like them. But why are they more 'important' than other stuff? Like House music?
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:35 pm

    I would guess reason house music would never get the recognition that say classical music gets is that it's all based around the 4/4 beat which has limitations. Classical music is all about melody, it's not based around limited chords or beats. The possibilities for new melodies are endless so to produce a great piece of classical music takes an incredible depth of understanding of music. Not that there aren't some very talented producers of electronic music about.
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    Post  bigdaddy on Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:52 pm

    In the loop.

    Clever politics + inventive swearing = great movie.
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    Post  shAdy on Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:18 pm

    bigdaddy wrote:In the loop.

    Clever politics + inventive swearing = great movie.

    Really want to see it.
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    Post  RvZ on Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:10 am

    bigdaddy wrote:In the loop.

    Clever politics + inventive swearing = great movie.


    Yeah I am well jealous I need to see that asap
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    Post  Jonny Boy on Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:45 am

    is it something to do with The Thick of It?
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    Post  Sherrers on Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:46 am

    Sort of.

    Armando Ianucci's new thing.
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    Post  RvZ on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:52 am

    MarkD77 wrote:I would guess reason house music would never get the recognition that say classical music gets is that it's all based around the 4/4 beat which has limitations. Classical music is all about melody, it's not based around limited chords or beats. The possibilities for new melodies are endless so to produce a great piece of classical music takes an incredible depth of understanding of music. Not that there aren't some very talented producers of electronic music about.


    there is that but I think it has more to do with the fact Classical music has a 500 year head start Wink


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