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jimjam

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  1. Filth by Irvine Welsh, which I'm enjoying so far. Also, The Sociology of Health and Illness for college, which I'm not enjoying quite so much.
  2. I've been listening to a Scottish band called Mogwai a lot recently. Their latest album (released this year) is probably my least favourite of theirs, but it's still very good.
  3. Yes, true. Some of it is good and very enjoyable.
  4. That's sad, Charles, but can I just say that for some people there is no ''upside'' to life or living. I don't suppose that's a very easy thing to understand if you're someone who feels generally okay, or happy, even. If you are able to find a reason to keep going then you should feel lucky and grateful, but not everyone is the same.
  5. Fair enough. Personally, I find them a little hard to listen to.
  6. I think the music he made after leaving Pink Floyd proves what sort of state his mind was in, which wasn't a good one. There's some good stuff from him in that period between leaving Floyd and going back to Cambridge, but the majority is almost unlistenable. It's certainly not the most enjoyable music out there. There's no doubt, I don't think, that there were underlying problems before he started taking drugs, but it was this that brought them closer to the surface. Be honest, how often do you listen to his solo albums? He was still able to write (and write some really good songs) at that point, and probably for the remainder of his life if he'd wanted to, but most of the songs on those two albums were quite notably performed by someone who was having some serious problems. That's sad, isn't it? I think so.
  7. Ah, Syd. I can't help but feel sad every time I think of him, but he was great. One to introduce himself, be kind and talk to you in the era when it was more ''cool'' to keep yourself apart and be a little more aloof. I'm more into the music Floyd did in the 70s, but Piper at the Gates of Dawn is still a fantastic album. For those interested in reading a bio on him, I recommend Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond by Pete Anderson more than An Irregular Head, though that is also good.
  8. It's not surprising that TSRTS wins the poll - this is a Led Zeppelin forum! The music is, of course, very good on the TSRTS, and it's great to be able to watch them in concert, but Live At Pompeii wins it for me. It was filmed much better, the sound is better.... and Pink Floyd were just as great as Zep were, just in a different sort of way. Plus, LAP includes short interviews, which are interesting.
  9. English mostly, though my paternal grandmother was Welsh and I have a number of distant Scottish relatives. Going back a couple of hundred years, my family were Norwegian.
  10. My iPod's broken, and I can't find the receipt to prove I only bought it eight months ago and so should come under the guarantee. Great.
  11. Misfits re-runs, remembering how much I loved Simon (Iwan Rheon) the first time I watched it. Anyway, don't expect anyone here to know what I'm on about.
  12. I love George's voice Where's that audio clip from, Sathington Willoughby, do you know?
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