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by Gubbins
Mon Oct 24, 2011 14:32
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: What you Reading at the mo?
Replies: 287
Views: 38864

Re: What you Reading at the mo?

Is anyone else here a fan of Robert Anton Wilson? I've probably asked this before but it's been so long since I posted I cannae remember. I've just finished his Prometheus Rising which was so wonderful I can't explain it and have started on his Cosmic Trigger which is proving equally wonderful. The ...
by Gubbins
Mon Oct 24, 2011 14:29
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Science Corner
Replies: 223
Views: 41992

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That floating superconductor shit's going quite well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Not floating. Locked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyOtIsnG71U" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; yeeeeeeeeeeeeah, my face was all :shock: wh...
by Gubbins
Mon Oct 24, 2011 14:24
Forum: Trouble in Paradise
Topic: Directory of Forum Members' Things
Replies: 219
Views: 44244

Re: Directory of Forum Members' Things

HI! Wow, I haven't posted in a loooooooong time. How is everybody? Just thought I'd pop in and share some stuff I've been working on under my alias Eleusis. http://www.soundcloud.com/eleusisuk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has a full length album! Listen to it loud. Brighton dwellin...
by Gubbins
Thu Jan 06, 2011 14:38
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Favourite 2010 Albums
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Favourite 2010 Albums

God, I've been so out of the loop with music this year, I haven't really been listening to anything contemporary. Caribou, Four Tet and Joanna Newsom do stand out though. I didn't know Holy fvck and Sufjan Stevens both had new ones out, I shall be checking them both out henceforth and forthwith! I'v...
by Gubbins
Tue Dec 21, 2010 16:09
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Brown Bread.
Replies: 191
Views: 37724

Re: Brown Bread.

First famous death in quite a while to make me genuinely sad. Beefheart's voice has been lurking in the back of my mind literally my entire life, Clear Spot and The Spotlight Kid being among the albums my dad used to play to me both pre and postnatally. I've been blasting Doc at the Radar Station as...
by Gubbins
Thu Dec 16, 2010 19:36
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Cage Against The Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 4059

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She said well, it's all pantomime and gladiators really isn't it, and we all like laughing at the subnormals in the early stages best don't we There is a side of me that doesn't mind it for exactly this reason, there's always been something fulfilling this role throughout history, it's of the same ...
by Gubbins
Thu Dec 16, 2010 17:43
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Crackin' telly
Replies: 516
Views: 60197

Re: Crackin' telly

Like "The Wire", it took me awhile to get into - by around season two, with the wretched trials and tribulations of Jesse Pinkman, it gets really good. All the secondary characters begin to get more interesting. Crackin' indeed. I may have been a bit hasty labelling it "the best US d...
by Gubbins
Thu Dec 16, 2010 16:45
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Cage Against The Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 4059

Re: Cage Against The Machine

The whole X Factor machine is, however. I'm not saying the charts would be automatically be much better without it, but the idea of an artist getting a three-month long TV advert plus oodles of free tabloid coverage does irk me a little bit. It also bothers me that all they do is covers of already ...
by Gubbins
Sun Dec 12, 2010 18:54
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!
Replies: 66
Views: 16484

Re: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!

Gubbins> What you're talking about (especially as the only example of hip-hop you like is Dr. Dre, the man who sold hip hop out to a generation of rich kids lacking any cultural identity of their own) Oh my goodness, why do discussions of hip-hop so often reduce to identity politics? First of all, ...
by Gubbins
Sun Dec 12, 2010 17:11
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Crackin' telly
Replies: 516
Views: 60197

Re: Crackin' telly

Indeed! Breaking Bad is top notch crackin' telly. As is Boardwalk Empire which has just finished it's first season. Anyone else catch this? Us Brits will have to find it on Internet for the time being. It's fantastic. Steve Buscemi FINALLY getting the leading role he's deserved ever since he started...
by Gubbins
Sun Dec 12, 2010 17:03
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!
Replies: 66
Views: 16484

Re: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!

Gubbins Every single aspect of the music and the culture that surrounds it is so pure in its intentions. With all due respect, I beg to differ. In truth, that sounds to me like a grotesque romanticization of a particularly troubled demographic. I live in a major metropolitan city and I work in the ...
by Gubbins
Wed Dec 01, 2010 16:00
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!
Replies: 66
Views: 16484

Re: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!

Yeah exactly, hip hop isn't responsible for sampling, it's not even responsible for bringing it into popular music (John Lennon/George Martin could be? Discuss!) Also, rapping is fvcking hard. Really, really fvcking hard. Imagine, if you will, jazz musicians soloing over a standard. This is exactly ...
by Gubbins
Sat Nov 27, 2010 16:34
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: THIS IS THE NEWS...........
Replies: 868
Views: 94366

Re: THIS IS THE NEWS...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df2BrnQz1mc

If you're about, come and show some support! We've been there since Wednesday and aren't going anywhere soon.
by Gubbins
Sat Nov 27, 2010 16:29
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!
Replies: 66
Views: 16484

Re: The reason we're Cardiacs fans!

State-of-the-art digital studio gear is getting more and more user-friendly and what have we to show for it in my country? Hip-hop. And sorry to have to say this, but aside from a handful of exceptional producers (all I can think of, for my own tastes, is Dr. Dre), 98% of hip-hop is 100% pure music...
by Gubbins
Sat Nov 27, 2010 16:05
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: What movie did you see today ?
Replies: 2106
Views: 156482

Re: What movie did you see today ?

I watched Wolverine, which was utter toss, but I did get to see Hugh Jackman naked (well, you don't really see anything). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYSyvIbTAJA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Recently I seen The Hour-Glass Sanitarium - great Dog Day Afternoon - amazing! Man in/o...