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  1. I would love it if all games had an "Unnecessary guff: on/off" setting.
  2. Through the pandemic, I listened to the superb debut album by Aoife Nessa Frances repeatedly. Her second album came out last week, and it's even better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcFaf3pDr8M
  3. There's a website for R-Type Final 3. Seems to suggest PlayStation only.
  4. peeveen

    Internet Radio

    It's probably all related to this court ruling from 2019, which did for TuneIn ... so I wouldn't hold your breath.
  5. I think I smirked once during the first and only episode of FND that I watched. I caught ten minutes of this through the week. It's a similarly laugh-free zone.
  6. Three jars was supposed to be "Jaws"? I'm guessing Alex didn't expect any Scottish or Irish contestants in this series.
  7. Getting a "Mystery Of Arkham Manor" vibe. Looks interesting!
  8. Kick, punch, chop, block.
  9. peeveen

    Internet Radio

    That's surprising, I thought the Alexa speakers were much more flexible with this sort of thing. I have Google speakers, and I had managed to create an app for listening to WFMU (from New Jersey), as well as their online archives, but Google have recently announced that they're shutting down "conversational actions" next year, effectively killing any hobbyist apps on the devices. I was tempted to bin the lot of them (cos Google are pissing me off in more ways than this) and getting Alexas instead, but ...
  10. Heard this on the radio this morning, bought it from Bandcamp, and been playing it all day.
  11. I've seen Jerry Sadowitz live twice in the past five years, both times as part of the Glasgow comedy festival, at the King's Theatre. Both shows were, of course, loaded with his usual controversial material. The first time, I felt that a lot of his tirades were punctuated with some kind of wry "punchline" that held a mirror up to audience. He was playing a character, but we weren't, so why were we laughing at this stuff? There was a lot of hate, but it was apparent that he hated himself more than anything. Some of it was hit & miss, but overall, it worked. Second time however, was different. I kept waiting for some kind of justification for it all, but it rarely came. It seemed to be just an old man, short of ideas, getting paid to say outrageously offensive things. No subtext, no knowing wink, nothing. Worst of all, there were a bunch of guys sat near us, constantly talking and getting up to buy beer, who cheered every time he ripped into some minority group that they disliked. I wasn't expecting a comfortable evening of chuckles, but I also wasn't expecting BNP cabaret night. So I'm gonna guess that this Edinburgh show was more like that. I know the guy can be very funny, but I guess it depends on when you catch him. To the people who have never seen him: to give you some idea of how much he means what he says, he tore into Stewart Lee during one of the shows I saw, calling him all sorts of names. Sadowitz has appeared in skits on Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, and from what I've heard, they have the greatest respect for each other. Here's an excerpt from this article on Lee's website:
  12. "Black: The Fall", if you're into overthrowing a tyrannical authoritarian state. Decent game, too.
  13. Manic Miner. Just the other day I setup an emulator to finally do this. First attempt, got to Mutant Telephones.
  14. It's the usual "99% of everything is rubbish". This was prime-time popular fare, and popularity rarely equals quality. I watched most of crap when I was kid because ... I was a kid, and it was on telly. It amused me at the time. I'd still rather watch most of this stuff than Antique Homes Under The Sun, or Celebrity Love Jungle On Ice or whatever.
  15. That'll be it! I was googling Bloodwyche but that's a different game. Thanks!
  16. I'm sure there are many "name that game" threads to post this in, but I am a bit drink, and the crappy search didn't yield any of them C64 Game set on a (haunted?) ship, side-on view ... I remember playing it and finding a "sextant", which, to my adolescent mind, was a funny thing . Help! I have an urge to play it again
  17. Sure, whatever they say. I reckon Chris's digestive system had a fight with a Goan Fish Curry, and they needed mops.
  18. Looking forward to the rumoured collaboration between Bicep and Elbow.
  19. Sadly, have to agree. She can't hit any vaguely high note, and was basically just barking out the lyrics. Also seemed to be relying on teleprompter for lyrics. A shame. Gonna watch a half hour of Courtney Barnett, then PSB, then bed.
  20. I just watched Roisin Murphy's excellent, chilled yet epic-sounding set from last night. So good!
  21. "Bleep! That T800 must have fucked it up. Shall we send this advanced T1000 model back to a time to when John Connor is, say, an adolescent?" "Bleep bloop! Don't be daft, we'll send it back to the same time we sent the old T800 to, they'll have no bloody chance against two of them!"
  22. Enjoyed St Vincent earlier, but not as much as I'm enjoying Khruangbin right now.
  23. Very early 80s, going to see a Disney movie matinee with my mum (think it was a re-run of 101 Dalmatians), and having to sit through a live-action short film beforehand (probably some other Disney thing). I remember it being about some young Native American boy. It was probably 20-odd minutes long, but I was promised cartoons, and it felt like about four hours. I think this "support feature" nonsense was quite common with Disney films back in the day. Also very early 80s, at some old men's social club, sitting on the dancefloor with a few dozen other kids, as a projector played the Robin Williams "Popeye" movie. Audio was barely audible above the chattering of the many adults around the perimeter of the room, all drinking and smoking.
  24. The Sentinel, Amiga ... four minutes of greatness, round and round and round and ...
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