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by Phill
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical works with the best use of percussion
Replies: 23
Views: 16228

Re: Classical works with the best use of percussion

How about Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story suite? I heard that performed a few years ago and the percussion section were worked hard throughout.

Not really sure if the West Side Story counts as 'classical' exactly but it is orchestral.
by Phill
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759693

Re: Doctor Whom

If I had a dollar for every Doctor Who/Torchwood/etc episode where the existance of aliens is revealed to the people of Earth (or just England), completely and definitively... and people afterwards are still their usual aliens-don't-exist selves... I would quickly lose count of how much...
by Phill
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: British vs. American
Replies: 14
Views: 2902

Re: British vs. American

Most of my favourite music is British in origin (or at least European), but then that's possibly because that's where I'm from. Also, I don't always pay attention to where a band or artist is from - I often hear a band and like them but never find out where they come from (and it's not always obviou...
by Phill
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759693

Re: Doctor Whom

Magnanimous wrote:It'd be cool if the Doctor spent an entire episode investigating a weird noise, and it turned out to be dubstep.


Haha. That would be brilliant.

'I listen to dubstep now. Dubstep is cool.'
by Phill
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759693

Re: Doctor Whom

Yeah I agree with this, I don't really get how occasionally saying Bad Wolf/Torchwood/Saxon counts as plot development. But each to their own. Ditto me on this one too. I was discussing this with a friend the other week. She was saying that, although she was enjoying the Steven Moffat era, she just...
by Phill
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?
Replies: 25
Views: 5648

Re: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?

Also, the drugs don't work by the verve... the lyrics say a lot, but definitely have to listen for the full effect. This song actually topped the list in some research on human physiological reactions (in this case, those associated with sadness) to music. That sort of research only gets so accurat...
by Phill
Thu May 26, 2011 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Becasue we all like to SMILE
Replies: 49
Views: 7717

Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

One song which always puts a smile on my face (I generally have to listen to it three or four times for that reason) is Mint Car by The Cure. Such a happy song :) (Second time I've posted about the Cure in about five minutes, once in the sad songs thread and once in the happy songs thread. Just got ...
by Phill
Thu May 26, 2011 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?
Replies: 25
Views: 5648

Re: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?

Sadness being the subjective thing that it is, I always find Cut Here by The Cure to be sad, when listened to alongside the history.
by Phill
Thu May 26, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 60156

Re: Worst song lyrics

I was reminded of one song which always grates on my slightly when I hear it. Not exactly a worst lyric but annoying: "Yes, there's love if you want it Don't sound like no sonnet" (from Sonnet by The Verve) Rhyming 'sonnet' and 'want it' always gets to me a bit! Shame as I like the song ot...
by Phill
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759693

Re: Doctor Whom

On the memory thing: did anyone else think of the Torchwood episode 'Adam'? Obviously they're kind of opposites and probably only bear a similarity in that they involve memory, but given the number of in-jokes in that episode I did wonder whether a ref would come in somewhere!
by Phill
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best farce?
Replies: 7
Views: 2149

Re: Best farce?

What about something like Flash Gordon?
by Phill
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitarists: show us your setup!
Replies: 15
Views: 4212

Re: Guitarists: show us your setup!

My setup is pretty woeful at the moment. I have a Squier Stratocaster running into a Peavey Rage 258 amp. I also have a Zoom G1X effects unit but it's broken at the moment.

I really want to get a decent amp but it's just a question of $$ at the moment!
by Phill
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The King's Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 3442

Re: The King's Speech

This is one of those films which I would never have gone to see if practically all of my friends hadn't said to me how good it was. So I went to see it on Saturday, and loved it. Fantastic film, great story - apparently true (so it has educational value as well) - and in general I just felt like it ...
by Phill
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good headphones!
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

Re: Help me find good headphones!

I'm now in the market for a pair of these - a lot cheaper, but Sennheiser is reliable and good quality. They also do big headphones, I've owned a few pairs of headphones in my time and Sennheiser have always been great. So, if you're looking for specific brand recommendations, I would say Sennheise...
by Phill
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Earliest music memories.
Replies: 34
Views: 8370

Re: Earliest music memories.

Born in '83. My earliest musical memories are the records my parents used to have - some old 60s and 70s music as well as some 80s music from my sisters. The ones that stand out to me are ABBA (their greatest hits I think), The Beatles (Please Please Me), Cliff Richard and the Shadows (all sorts), T...
by Phill
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Merlin
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Re: Merlin

Did Morganna's smug, evil grin all the time really bug anyone else, or was it just me? Other than that though, I really like it. Hahaha, I kept on thinking "HOW CAN ANYONE NOT REALISE SHE'S EVIL?!!!" The most recent series did bug me a fair bit actually, it was kind of enjoyable but in th...
by Phill
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 592426

Re: Religion: The Deuce

On this specific issue; (and I admit that there are many issues being thrown around in here, which I hope to speak on in the future) The foundation of the Anti-Gay movement lays within Leviticus. The only actual direct mention of Anti-Homosexuality is in Leviticus 18:22. "Do not have sexual re...
by Phill
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 592426

Re: Religion: The Deuce

with TRUE reason and TRUE logic you can't justify anything. you can rationalize any misguided belief you choose, but generally, those beliefs that you're having to fight that hard to rationalize aren't based in fact. This sounds dangerously close to the "no true Scotsman" fallacy to me: w...
by Phill
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Electronic music
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: Electronic music

You might want to check out a blog called Fat Roland on Electronica.

Scroll through the back catalogue particularly and you will find some links to some stuff I think you might like.
by Phill
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical music in rock style
Replies: 12
Views: 4225

Re: Classical music in rock style

I heard a version of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I think this might be the one but as I'm at work I can't hear the sound so not sure!

It's not really hard rock as such but have a listen anyway.
by Phill
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hardest Piano Piece
Replies: 48
Views: 45868

Re: Hardest Piano Piece

Hmmm, the third movement of the moonlight sonata is hard but probably not impossibly so. Something played at speed isn't necessarily hard. I'd say Chopin's Fantasy Improptu was probably harder. As for most difficult pieces... impossible to say, but I'll add to the list Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No....
by Phill
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Remember Remember....
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Re: Remember Remember....

I thought Natalie Portman didn't do a bad job of the accent. It didn't annoy me while I was watching it anyway.
by Phill
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759693

Re: Doctor Who

Well, they only ever broadcast 3 of the 4 episodes made. But there's more to come, right? Wasn't the unaired episode basically just a pilot? A friend of mine has the DVD and the pilot is there, apparently it's not as good as the actual episodes were. There is actually a thread dedicated to Sherlock...
by Phill
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you actually rate your songs?
Replies: 33
Views: 5727

Re: Do you actually rate your songs?

I don't rate my music, mainly because I think it's a bit pointless (for me): I always just play my music on random, generally the entire collection. Occasionally create a playlist of specific stuff but not often. Plus, like someone else has said, a highly rated song is not necessarily a song that yo...
by Phill
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 178769

Re: I need a Movie Recommendation

...I don't think anyone's mentioned Wall-E or Idiocracy . I really, really liked Moon . I, Robot wasn't too bad. If you can call V for Vendetta scifi, that's gotta list pretty highly... Idiocracy is funny, it's quite though-provoking although I'm not sure it could ever actually happen. V for Vendet...
by Phill
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759693

Re: Doctor Who

TaintedDeity wrote:It's not working any more! :o


It's working for me. I think Karen Gillan must have been practicing for doing an advert for women's hair products! :D
by Phill
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 178769

Re: Movie Recommendations

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (not entirely sci-fi, but close enough; it's also the only good role Jim Carrey has ever been cast in, and whoever was director of photography is a goddamn genius) Did you not like The Truman Show? I think I preferred that to Eternal Sunshine, although I've onl...
by Phill
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Musical Comics / Comic Musicians
Replies: 17
Views: 4205

Re: Musical Comics / Comic Musicians

Bill Bailey and Mitch Benn are both amazing and have lots of original material. I saw a comedian called Rainer Hersch a few months ago who was also hilarious, apparently he's been doing shows at the Edinburgh Festival for years. That said, the show I saw was mainly based on classical music and not o...
by Phill
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your first single...
Replies: 29
Views: 5324

Re: Your first single...

My first single, I think, was the official Euro 96 England song. It was so good I can't even remember what it was called, and can't be bothered to Google it. I lent it to someone and never got it back. I think the next single I bought, that I remember at least, may have been "Barbie Girl" ...
by Phill
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How did you find your last kick ass band?
Replies: 31
Views: 7126

Re: How did you find your last kick ass band?

Looking through a list of band names on a shared server on the university network. Both Kidneythieves and Katzenjammer sounded like great names. Turns out that the music is quite all right as well :wink: I saw Katzenjammer live last year, they were one of the support acts for Keane. Good stuff. Mos...
by Phill
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sherunlocked
Replies: 81
Views: 30685

Re: Sherlock

I'm loving this series. I now have something to look forward to on Sundays now that Top Gear has finished. :mrgreen: However, I will start getting annoyed if every episode ends with a reference to Moriarty. You do know that it's a mini-series, and there are only three episodes - two of which have a...
by Phill
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 592426

Re: Religion: The Deuce

"But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me" Now what does this mean? You already know my interpretation. If you interpret the parable as being about the second coming - which I think is reasonable, by the way - then &qu...
by Phill
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sherunlocked
Replies: 81
Views: 30685

Re: Sherlock

It's been years since I've read or watched any Sherlock Holmes (I remember seeing a lot of the Basil Rathbone films a long time ago). I think they've nailed it in this series though: the characters seem about right and they've updated them pretty well. I thought the second episode wasn't quite as go...
by Phill
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music That Automatically Puts You In A Good Mood
Replies: 34
Views: 7009

Re: Music That Automatically Puts You In A Good Mood

Some Flight of the Conchords never fails to put me in a good mood.

Also, The Smiths: any songs with lyrics that depressing make me feel better instantly. (I think The Smiths go through depressing and come out on the other side, but that's probably a discussion for another topic).
by Phill
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 592426

Re: Religion: The Deuce

everyone on this post is talking religion, religion, religion and trying to associate religion with Christ. There's no such association. There is also no association between man's perceptive reality and God's perceptive reality. Religion is nothing more than a man made system. Christianity, in it's...
by Phill
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131622

Re: Futurama

Episode 5 - The Duh-Vinci Code was the best so far this season. I hope they keep up with this though. I was getting tired of all those commentary-type episodes they were going for in the earlier eps. I agree with this. It was genuinely funny - the previous episodes were a bit more like "Let's ...
by Phill
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Songwriters
Replies: 29
Views: 5707

Re: Great Songwriters

How about Matt Bellamy (Muse)?

Also I have a weakness for Keane songs - Tim Rice-Oxley I think is the main songwriter.

Thinking of Annie Lennox reminded me of Chrissie Hynde, not sure whether she wrote all the words and music though.

Agree with many of the names already mentioned.
by Phill
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Trance\Techno music
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

Re: Trance\Techno music

I used to be really into DJing - trance was the music which started me out on it. I still like it although I haven't really listened to any new stuff in a long time. I did do a mix of old trance stuff which you might enjoy which you can find here . You might enjoy some mix sets from a couple of frie...
by Phill
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Armstrong and Miller *~_The Love Zone_~*
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Armstrong and Miller *~_The Love Zone_~*

I've caught some of the Armstrong and Miller shows. The ones that I've seen have been very funny.

I love the RAF pilots speaking 'street' language (or whatever you call it), genius :D
by Phill
Thu May 27, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes

Midway through that series we met a former partner of Gene, Ray and Chris, who claimed delusions of being Sam Tyler. I'm rather puzzled by that loose end, as what he was coming out with seemed insider knowledge, and notably, quite a fair chunk of cosmetic fiddling made him quite a Sam Tyler Ten...

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