Devlin_Mor

Devlin_Mor

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226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 0 replies · +1 points

You just inspired me to start trying to track down some of these fragments of my childhood. We had a science teacher who used to have an annual Vogon Poetry Night and play Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the old old tv version) for the nerdy kids lunch club, and the 30 second theme tune stuck; its a call to adventure and a sign that the universe is vast and beautiful and all those things Arthur hasn't realised but will.

Anyway, it turned out to be the complete opposite of obscure and written by a totally unobscure band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Zoezcq1RA . And my epic piece of sci-fi is full of banjoes. How I got past 35 without realising this stuns me.

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 1 reply · +1 points

Oh wow, that is like the distilled version of early 90s background music. The sound that no-one you knew played by choice, but was in every shop, every taxi, every radio station that you could actually get a clear reception for.

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have video game music - but its not so much the tune, but the playing. Laser harpist playing the Tetris theme tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6taIxXT774w I was at this event, I hope a fraction of the amazingness comes through on video.

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh yeah. There was this one song I heard on the radio when I was 13 that was like a call to another world sandwiched between two tracks of unmemorable guff. I've never quite forgotten it, never heard it since, and can't remember enough to search for lyrics. No Shazaam back then. I'm not certain my dream version would even match up with the original song by now.

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 1 reply · +1 points

Mmm. Quite a few of their albums are banned in Germany and judging from their interviews I don't think its just for thoughtless aesthetic flirtations. But if you like that dark sound and lyrical style you'd probably like Dead Can Dance (this is a Brecht cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2IVCyFt2Os - I'm not sure if they count as obscure but I found them a revelation when I stumbled across them in the 90s.

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - 5 Dating Tips For Shor... · 0 replies · +5 points

"Again those classic boring words from a woman! Ye, we women are not that superficial, we care about a man’s character/kindness/… but in practice you put such features in last."

So you think its OK for you to want sex only with women "5.5 or above", and that is your only specification for a "dreamed Starbucks order" but my whole gender is superficial because some women prefer a taller man.

You say character and kindness don't matter to us but are you sure you aren't being excluded under the "no raging hypocrites or arseholes" rule?

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for the Ana Tijoux link. I just listened to 1977, wow. Its good to have some political music too!

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 1 reply · +2 points

Wow. That's so unexpectedly sad. I love that David Bowie heard it.

226 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - Wednesday Open Thread:... · 1 reply · +2 points

More electro swing from a grime-influenced band that used to play at my local in Brixton, The Correspondents.They are incredible live, and their style is quite odd - a sort of pinstripe kink.

Fear and Delight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABS-mlep5rY
Cheating with You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67rRZUO1do

And for just being lovely Ayub Ogada - Kothbiro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Jwf-Y1uww and Ukrainian folk goths Dakha Brakha - Nad dunaem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt6E5yxy-uc.

227 weeks ago @ Paging Dr. NerdLove - How To Approach Women ... · 0 replies · +6 points

Huh.
That's information I'm sure every woman would love to share around her workplace. Actually, I can't even believe many men would feel comfortable about it.