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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?
  13. I've already passed on my 'funeral music list', so this is something I've given considerable thought to before now. Pretty much any Joy Division song would do, but I think 'Atmosphere', 'The Eternal' and 'New Dawn Fades' made it. 'In The Light', the Beatles' 'Long, Long, Long' and Pink Floyd's 'Speak To Me/Breathe' and 'Us And Them'. I also like Allegri's 'Miserere' a lot, all of the versions of it I've heard, but perhaps not quite appropriate for a funeral.
  14. Lipslikecherries (it won't let me quote you for some reason), I'm also sorry for your loss. And though having a stranger tell you that is probably is little comfort, I do mean it. I can only hope your friend and colleague finds peace now.
  15. Trying to book train tickets to get away next weekend, though it's frustrating me so much that I may just give up.
  16. ^^ People do look better naturally, exactly. I suppose it's just another example of women feeling pressurized to look a certain way.
  17. I don't understand why so many girls/women want a tan all the time. Where I live, you don't have a natural tan unless you've been abroad, and yet if you go out in the summer it seems everyone has brown (or worse, orange) skin. It's not natural, not here, and I don't think it really makes you any more attractive. But that's clearly just me, as I appear to be one of very few young women who has white skin all year around.
  18. I've drunk Zeppelin Cider, and don't consider myself a ''sad bastard''. You shouldn't put yourself down, pph
  19. Mad. One day boiling hot and the next pouring down with rain. I wish it'd make its mind up.
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iEgijyJbAg ''If we could just join hands, that's all it takes...''
  21. I understand your frustration. As a 16 y/o on a low wage, I'm constantly broke with all the books and music I want to buy (and I don't part with my hard-earned money easily, either). Luckily for me there was a new-ish guitar in the family that had never been used, so I didn't have to worry about paying for that. I'm not a really a Who fan, but I feel I should say one thing in their defence. When you're on stage, in front of hundreds or thousands of people, it gives you one hell of an adrenalin kick. This is something I've only encountered on a small scale, but Robert P has spoken of this, as have many other musicians. You need to do something with that energy, you can't just go home and go to bed. One thing you can do, I guess, is to smash your instruments up. Is this the best way to release the adrenalin? Well, no. It is unfair on the people in the audience who'd do anything to be able to afford a guitar (or who work hard and are saving up for one) and who have helped you be able to afford your equipment in the first place. Without fans a band would be nowhere, and just as broke as they are. So though I don't think they should have acted that way as often as they did, I don't think it was just childish fun.
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