Dropping like Flies....

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Postby LizR » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:55 am

Martin_Kinsella wrote:Reminds me of the old joke. Lyn faulds wood, how ?

I do it all the time...
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Postby ant-mac » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:43 am


That's a shame. :(
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Postby LizR » Tue May 05, 2020 5:00 am

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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Postby Black Orchid » Wed May 06, 2020 6:03 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52564281

Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73.
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Postby Martin_Kinsella » Wed May 06, 2020 6:19 pm

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.
J'aime Le Chameau Orteil.
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Postby DSJR » Wed May 06, 2020 7:06 pm

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.
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Postby Zarius » Fri May 08, 2020 7:51 pm

UK Rapper Ty dead at 47 from COVID-19 :(

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Postby Servorobot » Sun May 10, 2020 1:00 am

It’s been a terrible week for musicians. :(
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Postby LizR » Mon May 11, 2020 11:33 am

Comedian Jerry Stiller (father of Ben) at the age of 92.
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Postby Black Orchid » Sat May 16, 2020 6:17 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52687056

Astrid Kirchherr: Beatles photographer dies aged 81
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Postby Zarius » Sat May 16, 2020 6:39 pm

Frank Bielec, a designer from Trading Spaces, has passed away aged 72

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Former WWE talent Shad Gaspard of Cryme Time was caught in a riptide and drowned. He was 39.

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Re: Dropping like Flies....

Postby Servorobot » Sun May 31, 2020 1:26 am

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.
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Postby LizR » Sun May 31, 2020 1:50 am

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...
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Postby Servorobot » Sun May 31, 2020 5:19 am

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.
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