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Messages - Jim Penn

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Theatre / Re: [NOT] Coming up....
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:00:01 pm »
Not coming up, Guardian theatre reviews from Lyn Gardner...

The Coffee Bar / Re: Separated at birth
« on: May 01, 2018, 09:16:39 am »

         Some Tory                          Some Tory

The Coffee Bar / Re: Extraordinary album covers
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:15:36 pm »

Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Itchy Credit Card time...
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:22:06 pm »
Just learned that Mode Records are putting out a surround-sound Blu-ray of Xenakis' "Terretektorh" (or however you spell it) and "Nomos Gamma".

Credit card might have to get quite itchy at the prospect of investing in a decent surround sound system!!

The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:42:15 am »
'Enjoy "Noel"', exclaimed ridiculously giddy youngster.


News and Current Affairs / Dmitri Hvorostovsky
« on: November 22, 2017, 11:18:59 am »
Dmitri Hvorostovsky's family have announced this morning that he's died at the all too early age of 55... :(

News and Current Affairs / Re: Today's Barking News Story
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:10:26 am »
Words fail me (not at the removal, but the existence of the thing in the first place!)...

Television / Re: October, Ten Days That Shook The World,BBC4
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:25:13 pm »
Thanks for the heads up Stanley. Might well watch this at some point.

I've only seen it the once, and it was not a comfortable experience - it was one of the first films I studied at university, and our lecturer had a bit of a sadistic streak, and decided to show it at 18 fps, so the running time was about 130 minutes, and because it was shown at the slower speed, it had to be screened mute, which made it very hard work indeed.

I agree about Potemkin being greater than October, but I'd actually put Strike above both of them. :)

Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Your latest purchase?
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:40:00 pm »
Way back when (well, last Christmas), I got the Lyrita cd of Peter Racine Fricker's fifth symphony and "The Vision of Judgement". Enjoyed the disc a lot. This morning I spotted that Lyrita have subsequently issued a two disc set of Fricker's first four symphonies. It has been ordered straight away.

Theatre / Re: The Norman Conquests - Chichester Festival Theatre
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:59:19 pm »
I got very decent seats for £0 all in...

How much? ;-)

Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Now spinning ...
« on: September 26, 2017, 07:39:27 am »
Stockhausen, "Outer Space" (the 'greeting' and 'farewell' from "Freitag aus Licht" concatenated as a standalone work).

Not the best of the electronic sections of Licht, I think (Octophonie or the Wednesday Greeting, probably), and without the 'live' layers of Freitag, it's probably not really tight enough to warrant 145 minutes, but there are plenty of beautiful sounds nonetheless.

Theatre / Re: Coming up....
« on: September 16, 2017, 01:15:23 pm »
Mackie rather grew on me during the last runic Dr Who, so I think she'll be fine as Lulu (though nothing on my fave, Julie Walters in the BBC version from the late 80s, I think).

Waterman probably just thinks McCann is the same Terry McCann he played in Minder!!

Theatre / Re: Coming up....
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:23:53 am »

Theatre / Re: Coming up....
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:55:50 pm »
I'm just excited by a Toby Jones Stanley...! :D

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