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Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:55 am
by LizR
Martin_Kinsella wrote:Reminds me of the old joke. Lyn faulds wood, how ?

I do it all the time...
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Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:18 pm
by The Ginger Cat

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:43 am
by ant-mac

That's a shame. :(

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:09 pm
by The Ginger Cat

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 5:00 am
by LizR
Jeez, his keyboard playing was such a mainstay of their early stuff (at least - I kind of lost interest after "No more heroes"), together with that meaty bass sound and the growling vocals (and slightly naff lyrics), it more or less defined them, for me at least.

Speaking of naff lyrics, this extract from "Down in the Sewer" seems slightly prophetic now:

"They got sharp teeth
Deep breath
And lots of diseases
People say you shouldn't stay down here too long
Lose your sense of light and dark
Lose your sense of smell
I tell you what I'm gonna do
Gonna make love to a water rat or two
and breed a family
they'll be called the survivors"

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Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm
by Black Orchid
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52564281

Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73.

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 6:19 pm
by Martin_Kinsella
Black Orchid wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52564281

Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73.


Very sad to hear. Love a bit of Kraftwerk.

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 7:06 pm
by DSJR
I know they recorded little of value in thirty or so years and Florian left the band years ago, But he and Ralf created a whole new genre of 'EM' really which was the basis for much of the 'percussive' electronic new wave and subsequent dance music which followed (I think I can say that although the story is far more complex). Very sad as I loved Kraftwerk in the 'classic band line-up ' era.

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:51 pm
by Zarius
UK Rapper Ty dead at 47 from COVID-19 :(

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainm ... s-52584834

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 7:55 pm
by Black Orchid

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 1:00 am
by Servorobot
It’s been a terrible week for musicians. :(

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:33 am
by LizR
Comedian Jerry Stiller (father of Ben) at the age of 92.

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:17 pm
by Black Orchid
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52687056

Astrid Kirchherr: Beatles photographer dies aged 81

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:39 pm
by Zarius
Frank Bielec, a designer from Trading Spaces, has passed away aged 72

https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/16/trading- ... d-died-72/

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:38 pm
by Zarius
Former WWE talent Shad Gaspard of Cryme Time was caught in a riptide and drowned. He was 39.

https://comicbook.com/wwe/news/wwe-shad ... h-riptide/

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:44 am
by The Ginger Cat

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:21 am
by The Ginger Cat

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:26 am
by Servorobot
The Ginger Cat wrote:Remember him mostly from Boys from the Blackstuff.

Daily Mail: "Michael Angelis dead aged 68: Long-term narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine series Thomas & Friends passes away at his home"


That’s where I remember him from too.

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:50 am
by LizR
The Ginger Cat wrote:Remember him mostly from Boys from the Blackstuff.

Daily Mail: "Michael Angelis dead aged 68: Long-term narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine series Thomas & Friends passes away at his home"

Damn! Much as I think Ringo Starr is a nice chap, Mike Angelis was by far the better narrator of "Thomas the Tank Engine". (And believe me I've sat through a lot of episodes...)

A small trip down memory line, I mean lane...

Re: Dropping like Flies....

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 5:19 am
by Servorobot
LizR wrote:
The Ginger Cat wrote:Remember him mostly from Boys from the Blackstuff.

Daily Mail: "Michael Angelis dead aged 68: Long-term narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine series Thomas & Friends passes away at his home"

Damn! Much as I think Ringo Starr is a nice chap, Mike Angelis was by far the better narrator of "Thomas the Tank Engine". (And believe me I've sat through a lot of episodes...)

A small trip down memory line, I mean lane...


Yes, the girls watched this religiously when they were little ‘uns and it was sooo much better than Dora or Hi5.