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David Kenny

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  1. Man, I remember when my kids were that cute *sniff*
  2. Bloody hell, @strider I've been looking for IT in charity shops for about a year with no joy, and you get it on your first try! (I did eventually find The Stand though).
  3. Clinton is one of my favourite co-commentators. He comes across as a very likable fellow, and I love the fact that he doesn't try and disguise his accent at all.
  4. I've upgraded from Essential to Premium, as @Stanley says, you can't argue with 10p a day! Now to download a load of games and never play them! Living the dream.
  5. The two Art Blakey Blue Notes are classics. There's a version of "Night In Tunisia" on the Birdland record that remains a favourite of mine. You've got a nice little jazz collection building there. Time to pour yourself a shot of bourbon, dim the lights, open a copy of Howl by Allen Ginsberg, and start channelling your inner hep-cat.
  6. Looks like I can upgrade to Premium for 50 quid for the remaining 500 days of my plus subscription. It's obviously not getting a lot of love in here, but that is pretty tempting. Even though I have a Gamepass subscription that I almost never use . Still there's two Ys games and Returnal on there that I haven't played, that's worth 50 quid right?
  7. The novel "Q" by Luther Blisset (a nom de plume of various Italian academics) presents a fictionalised account of the siege of Munster which is superbly done. The whole book is excellent if you've an interest in the reformation.
  8. Mingus Ah Um for 10p has got to be one of the great bargains of our age. It's a masterpiece.
  9. Awesome thanks. I haven't seen The Lodger in years.
  10. How are you seeing these early Hitchcock films if you don't mind my asking? Are they readily available somewhere?
  11. Anybody in the market for some Brazilian funk? This is taken from Celia's eponymous 1972 album. Not to be confused with her eponymous album from 1970, or the one from 1975, or the one from 1977! After four albums called "Celia" she decided the gag had run thin and started calling them other things. That's some commitment to a schtick though.
  12. I've enjoyed these well enough until The Viewing which I really struggled to get through, and then felt wasn't worth the effort at the conclusion. I'll probably continue because there's a chance that there could be another episode as good as The Autopsy but it's very hit and miss generally.
  13. Sad news about Ramsey Lewis @ZOK. I also managed to completely miss that news. I listen to at least one Ramsey Lewis track a day I'd say. More often than not it's the cover of Minnie Ripperton's Les Fleurs or this absolutely primo slice of upbeat jazz funk from his album ,Salongo. You can't overstate his influence on music. Not just what he recorded but the people he recorded with who went on to do great things on their own. Maurice White is the obvious one but there are other examples, including of course Eldee Young and Isaac Holt from his first trio, who went on to become Young-Holt Unlimited.
  14. I wrote that with my tongue in my cheek. I don't think it's a good model either. Although I'd say the console is what brings users into the Sony "eco-system" rather than PS+. The Candy Crush comparison is because a tiny number of users actually spend money on Candy Crush, but they spend a lot.
  15. It must be possible as I definitely did it and never referred to a guide. I just can't quite remember how.
  16. Sony have obviously cottoned on to the fact that fewer people who pay a lot more is better than a load of people paying next to nothing, i.e. the Candy Crush model. That's probably not good news for us cheapskates.
  17. These threads always turn into "Games I don't like that other people like". Metal Gear Solid V? Horizon Zero Dawn? Breath of the Wild (although I'm guessing that was a joke). These are three absolute classics. Someone will be along to say Elden Ring in a bit.
  18. I can't find the exact tune but I think it was composed for the series by Daniel Lopatin. It sounds a lot like this.
  19. I have a vague recollection that you have to let it expire first. Someone else can probably confirm.
  20. Well while we're on the subject of people covering songs they wrote themselves how about this one. Curtis Mayfield's Hard Times appeared on his 1975 album There's No Place Like America Today. It had already been a single for Baby Huey in 1971, and incredibly also released by Gene Chandler (famous for "Duke of Earl") in 1969! I've seen a couple of websites claim the Baby Huey version was the first, and given it was released with a different name you can forgive people missing this one.
  21. Yeah I did wonder about that. I think my conclusion was that there has to be an "original" version of the song for another version to be a cover. There are loads of songwriters who write songs but don't perform them, you wouldn't call the first release of one of those a cover would you? Dunno, as in all things I'll await the verdict of the rllmuk hivemind and go with that.
  22. Although she wrote the song Crosby Stills & Nash's version came out slightly earlier.
  23. I don't know if GBA is practical but Rebelstar Advance on that platform is a kind of Xcom lite. It's by the same developer so has a lot of the same structure, just hugely simplified.
  24. Not sure this one totally counts as its almost by the same person but James Brown recorded "I Found You" in 1962 with Yvonne Fair as lead vocalist. and then recorded it again in 1964 as "I Got You"
  25. Another huge fan of Lalo Schifrin here, right back to the recordings he did alongside Dizzy Gillespie in the late 50s early 60s. The version of Kush they did at Carnegie Hall in 1961 is fantastic, and shows off what a brilliant jazz pianist Schifrin was. Aside from the obvious soundtracks, which are all brilliant of course, I've always loved the soundtrack he did to lesser known Eastwood western "Joe Kidd".
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