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  1. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    I've gone all music tonight, and I can't help listening tonight to the band that was one of my favorites when I was a wee lad in the early 70's. I know I have posted other vids tonight of theirs, but ELP were such a progressive rock band with such amazing versatility in the 70's. For Keith Emerson, as a rock musician to have written such beautiful yet diverse classical compositions such as these three pieces of music, just astounded me as a teenager. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I implore you to consider listening to it, particularly part 1 of the 3. Granted there are parts of this piece that are messy, but there are also sections that are just beautiful. Part 2 is just sublime, and Part 3 is dramatic. Part 1. 0.00 - 9.19 - This piece has different variations of what could be called classical, Such beautiful short pieces of different tunes. Part 2. 9.20 - 11.24. - A very passive piece lasting 2 minutes. Part 3. - 11.25 - 18.27 - Quite an aggressive piece of classical music. I was listening to this stuff in the 70's. I was also listening to Elton John, ACDC, Chicago, Rick Wakeman, Neil Young, ABBA, and multitudes upon multitudes of other music. Even the Carpenters. And Bread. Stevie Wonder. The Doobie Brothers. The Hollies. The Beatles were still going (just). And Stevie Wright and Russell Morris and Brian Cadd. My music tastes were so diverse. Jethro Tull and The Moody Blues, and yes, Yes! Boney M even, who young Wanderboy said today what great songs they had! I didn't even know he knew who they were! Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Angels, Split Enz and Dragon..... the list goes on. But it was bands like ELP and Yes that expanded my musical knowledge into the classics. When I travelled to Europe in the early 90's, I was beholden by the history of classical music, hence my fascination. Anyway, here is some modern day classical music composed by a rock musician.
  2. I'll just be happy if we beat the Phoenix and are competitive in the rest of our games. I want to head into our new stadium next season with a bit of momentum. I'd be crazy, as would all of us, to think we are good enough to make the faux playoff's this season, let alone winning anything.
  3. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    My brother put me onto this last week. I might be behind the times but I'd never seen this and didn't actually realize Jimmy Fallon was this talented.....nor really even knew who he was tbh besides being a talk show host. He's quite the talent.
  4. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    Yes Wendy, I love 'Live at Pompeii" !! When we start talking about 70's music, I could go on forever. While going through my ELP stuff, I came across this.... Love it!! Good ol' Jethro Tull…
  5. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    Speaking of "Yes", I know people don't know much about ELP, but everyone would know what made them famous in Oz... Recorded in the Montreal Olympic Stadium....clearly in the middle of a frigid Canadian winter....
  6. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    I don't visit this thread very often Wendy as each page takes ages to download all the linked videos. Sometimes, I just feel a bit melancholy and head back here, because sometimes, after a tough day or week, when I am feeling down, music gives me a lift. Thankyou. Yes, and also Jon and Vangelis always gives me a lift. The problem I have is that all the linked videos after the ones I watch takes me back to all my favorites and I can sit here for hours. Currently playing is "House of the Rising Sun". Who knows what will be next? It always links to my previous fav's. This was next..……
  7. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    If we are talking about Simon and Garfunkel covers, there has never been any better than this. I know it's been posted before, but I love it as much as the original...….
  8. Wanderboy

    Music Thread 3

    There possibly has, but I get your drift. I love that song but reading those lyrics just makes me very sad.
  9. Let him go and let another club can deal with his problems.
  10. Wanderboy

    Central Coast Mariners: Season 2018/19

    With the shite we have had to put up with over the past 3 season's, I can hardly feel any sympathy for a club that won't spend money to be successful. If anything, I feel sorry for their fans.
  11. What seriously shits me the most about this stadium issue is that it's not about "what is best for NSW', it's about politics and getting elected. Daley is a ****wit. Pure and simple. He's also a dope, and not someone I would like running this state because he has already proven that he is too easily influenced. By the likes of Peter Fitzsimmons ffs. And that is just the stadium issue. The Labor party's transport policies are ******* laughable and will destroy what progress is being made in this city. That is...….if they even have a transport policy. I seriously dislike the underhanded attitude of politicians.
  12. Wanderboy

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    I have several stories about this. In the following, T is them and M is me. Phone call number 1. T. "Sir, you have a problem with your internet. We have been asked by your telco provider to contact you." M. "Really, my internet is working fine". T. "Your server has informed us that your internet is not working to it's full capacity and you have security issues". M. "Ok, can you give me the number to contact my provider and I will give them a call?" T. Beep, beep, beep...…. Phone call number 2. T. "Sir, you have a problem with your internet. We have been asked by them to contact you." M. "Really, my internet is working fine". T. "Sorry, we meant your home phone line which is connected to your internet". M. "Well, clearly my home phone line is working ok because you just called me on it". Beep, beep, beep...…. Phone call number 3. T. "Hello sir, this is John calling o behalf of your telco company. I regret to inform you that we have been informed that you are having problems with your internet and you have security issues." (heavy Indian accent). M. "Hi John. I've been following cricket for 40 years, particularly international cricket. I take a particular interest in Indian cricketers. I've never once of an Indian cricketer whose first name is John. Where are you from again?" Beep, beep, beep...…..
  13. Wanderboy

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    WRGMG...... Nutcase terrorists who think it's ok to destroy 100's (if not thousands) of people's lives. Christchurch, we are thinking of you and your victims.
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