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Kronos Quartet and Dawn Upshaw: Berg's Lyric Suite, with the final song reconstructed by Perle. What a find, and for once the Kronos sound like real musicians instead of a bad immitation of the Turtle Island Quartet.

Steve Reich: City Life. Sounds Reich recorded on the street are used for their purely musical value in the usual richly repetitive layered Reich textures. In the final movement, the choice of sounds is emergency dispatches from the '93 WTC bomb caper--which takes on new meaning now.

Fields: Sages of Chelm. Well... actually, I know this stuff too well to listen to it now.

Revised to add Boulez's Repons, which I keep coming back to every so often because it's such fun. I hope some day they issue this in 6-channel or more, as it's performed in theater-in-the-round with the orchestra in the middle and the six soloists (2 pianos, harp, vibraphone/xylophone, glockenspiel, hammer dulcimer) and live computer channels out in the various corners of the periphery, and the stereo mixdown is clearly just a miniature souvenir of the experience.
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At the weekend, I wen to see 'Tonight's the night', a play at the Victoria Palace. Great show, great dancing, bit of a corny story, but great music (all Rod Stewart hits)

Anyway, am listening to.......Rod Stewart: The story so far

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Big Star - All three albums in succession.

After having it for years, I've only just really got into it, and I don't know why. Great stuff, following a band from happy and beautiful pop/rock into depressing, melancholy but beautiful failure.

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Los Lonely Boys album.

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Just a quick report that DataDr brand cd repair kit worked pretty well for me its first time out. Though the CD I repaired wouldn't play without skipping (they say "well, repair it some more"), it did go from completely unreadable to readable into my computer using ExactAudioCopy, so I was able to burn an archive copy of it. The kit works by sanding the cd in a line from the rim to the center using a cleverly compressable sanding wheel, while very slowly turning the CD, so it tends to leave radial marks that won't distract cd-player tracking mechanisms, while erasing concentric marks that do. The disc is kept moist during the process, and then is dried with an enclosed towel and buffed with an enclosed piece of felt.
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Squeeze - Greatest Hits.

Next up I'm thinking either UB40 or Madness.
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I was just driving home via Billericay, listening to Ian Durys greatest hits... which includes 'Billericay Dickie'

"Billericay Dickie"
(Dury/Nugent)
(spoken)
good evening I'm from Essex
in case you couldn't tell
my given name is Dickie, I come from Billericay
and I'm doing very well

had a love affair with Nina
in the back of my Cortina
a seasoned up hyena could not have been more obscener
she took me to the cleaners
and other misdemeanours
but I got right up between her
rum and her Ribena

well, you ask Joyce and Vicki
if candy-floss is sticky
I'm not a blinking thicky
I'm Billericay Dickie
and I'm doing very well

I bought a lot of brandy
when I was courting Sandy
took eight to make her randy
and all I had was shandy
another thing with Sandy
what often came in handy
was passing her a 'Mandy'
she didn't half go bandy

so you ask Joyce and Vicki
if I ever took the mickey
I'm not a flipping thicky
I'm Billericay dickie
and I'm doing very well

I'd rondez-vouez with Janet
quite near the Isle of Thanet
she looked more like a gannet
she wasn't half a planet
her mother tried to ban it
her father helped me plan it
and when I captured Janet she bruised her pomegranate

so you ask Joyce and Vicki
if i ever shaped up tricky
I'm not a blooming thicky
I'm Billericay Dickie
and I'm doing very well

you should never hold a candle if you don't know where it's been
the jackpot is in the handle on a normal fruit machine

so you ask Joyce and Vicki
who's their brickie
I'm not a common thicky
I'm Billericay Dickie
and I'm doing very well

I know a lovely old toe-rag obliging and noblesse
kindly, charming shag from Shoeburyness

my given name is Dickie
I come from Billericay
I thought you'd never guess

so you ask Joyce and Vicki
a pair of squeaky chickies
I'm not a flaming thicky I'm Billericay Dickie
and I'm doing very well

oh golly, oh gosh come and lie on the couch
with a nice bit of posh from Burnham-on-Crouch

my given name is Dickie, I come from Billericay
and I ain't a slouch

so you ask Joyce and Vicki
about Billericay Dickie
I ain't an effin' thicky
you ask Joyce and Vicki
and I'm doing very well

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DrMatt wrote: ...snip...
Fields: Sages of Chelm. ...snip...
That's been released now. PM me if you're interested...
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