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Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Now spinning ...
« on: Today at 11:56:05 am »
Thanks for the feedback, Selva - I'm going to have a spin of the first three Sonntag scenes in sequence at some point this week, so maybe they'll work better for me as (half of) a whole. Will report back as and when. :)

And thanks for the link to Freude. I think that's one of my favourite bits of what I know of Klang (which is about half of it now). Will have a listen as soon as I can.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Yesterday at 10:43:25 pm »
Borodin's opera's remarkable? It's not great.

DRILLS

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Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Now spinning ...
« on: Yesterday at 06:25:09 pm »
Newly arrived from Kurten yesterday, a couple of Stockhausen recordings - Licht-Bilder (the 3rd scene on Sonntag aus Licht), and the complete Dienstag aus Licht.

Had a cursory listen to Licht-Bilder this morning; can't say it did a massive amount for me, which was also my reaction to the first two scenes of Sonntag which I acquired earlier in the year. Hoping the remaining scenes (when I get them) prove a bit more engaging.

On the other hand, Dienstag, of which I've just finished a first spin, worked pretty much from the get-go. The "greeting" was fine, the first scene "The Course of the Year" was terrific, and the second scene "Invasion - Explosion with Farewell" was fantastic. I've heard the electronic layer of the latter ("Oktophonie") once before on youtube, and I'm really going to have to get the separate recording of that one at some point too.

That means I've now got four and a half of the Licht operas (Dienstag, Mittwoch, Freitag, Samstag, the first three scenes of Sonntag). I think Samstag's probably my favourite as an overall work, and Sonntag has a long way to go to win my favour thus far!! Aiming to have the whole set by the end of the year now. :)

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The Coffee Bar / Re: The Minor Moan thread
« on: July 30, 2015, 10:03:29 am »
spam fritters for breakfast all round, I see...

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Theatre / Re: The Mentalists - Wyndham's Theatre
« on: July 29, 2015, 03:14:43 pm »
Anyone keen to see this might be well advised to get in now in case the production closes early.

Erm... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33691355

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: July 27, 2015, 09:26:44 pm »
Orphan looks into valiantly extending repast.

BUMBLE

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: July 27, 2015, 08:45:28 am »
Can't abide Leoncavallo, Verdi is nicer.

WAGNER

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Dryphtwood IV
« on: July 25, 2015, 09:02:52 pm »
That one's correct too, Jim. Though you may have overlooked another puzzle for formatting reasons.

:-)

Oh, I thought that was just a random question...!

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Dryphtwood IV
« on: July 25, 2015, 11:43:10 am »
arose
entry
herbs
outre

oh, and: whoever created heretic shaming?

C _ _ _ U _ _

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Dryphtwood IV
« on: July 24, 2015, 10:22:37 pm »
ever
trod
crap

~oOo~

cease
tepid
gains

~oOo~

vital
spots

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: July 24, 2015, 06:10:55 pm »
Donald Rumsfeld operates new encroachment systems.

WEAPON

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: July 23, 2015, 07:51:27 pm »
Kentuckian unusually wants an Indian takeaway.

SAMOSA

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: July 22, 2015, 10:24:37 pm »
From where? ;-)

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Dryphtwood IV
« on: July 22, 2015, 03:09:10 pm »
Can you guess how to play this game?  :naughty:

maud
kate
tide
cafe
cure

only by praying to the sun god RA....

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: July 22, 2015, 08:51:31 am »
Blimey, nearly thirty-six hours and no six letter words.... Is everyone alright??? Anyway...

Circumnavigating Runcorn engenders tension in Novacastrians.

BLIMEY

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