ONE LAST SECOND
My dear friend, cartoonist Steve Way (he of Punch and Van Morrison SatNav fame) once put together a compilation of all the between-song moments from every live album he could find, which ended up as a very unsettling soundscape, with a weird repeating flow of gratified applause giving way to hushed anticipation. In the same vein comes this: the last second from every AC/DC song, courtesy of Mark & Neanderpaul. How great an idea – it sounds even better than you’d imagine. I’m just speaking for myself, obvs.
TWO GRAHAM FACTS
I mention Theodore Bikel in last week’s Amanda Palmer & Father review, and Gray [Eclectic Eel] Lovatt asks: “What, dramatically speaking, connects Johnny Cash and Theodore Bikel?” I have no idea. “They both played murderers on Columbo! The Johnny Cash one is particularly good”, says Gray. My question is… was the Johnny Cash episode set in Reno, where I believe Johnny shot a man just to watch him die?
NO THIRD TERM HOW WEIRD IS THIS? OR, HOW COOL IS THIS?
FOUR FOUR TWO
The opening ceremony for the Euros plumbed new depths (saying that, a few days later the parade along the Mall for the Queen’s 90th birthday managed to lower the bar again). A shockingly bad Can-can on what looked like a giant child’s play mat to a disco version of “La Vie En Rose” was followed by the dreadful David Guetta punching the air and pretending to listen in his cans for the next cue. He did a tip-top job of trying to look like a busy man, although really all he had to do was to press play at the beginning of the nonsense. I know I always moan about this but who handed all large public events (from the cycling at 6 Day London, to the poor dear’s 90th) to people who seem to think the only place we all want to be is in a foam-filled disco in Ibiza or Las Vegas?
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