Bizarre

…And the award for the What Would Have Been the Bizarrest Opening Phrase in a News Story Ever Only a Week Ago, but Now We Know Better award goes to:

BBC: New Orleans 'security restored'

The US government says it is now in control of New Orleans…

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By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

9 comments

  1. There was a house in New Orleans, they called the Rising Sun. (damp humour)

  2. Walking down the levee
    With my head hanging low,
    Looking for my sweet mamma, Lord,
    But she ain't there no mo'.
    I'm in Mississippi,
    There's mud all in my shoes,
    The folks in Lou'siana
    Got the High Water Blues.
    That's why I'm crying,
    Can't keep from crying:
    Mi'ssippi Heavy Water Blues.

    Doc & Merle Watson, Mississippi Heavy Water Blues

  3. May I recommend a CD called 'Down in the Basement' compiled by Joe Bussard, from his collection of rare 78s. It's awesome (ooh! I hate that word!) Also another called 'Gimme Dat Harp, Boy' (similar thing)

  4. I already have the Gimme Dat Harp Boy compilation. The Good Captain's song of the same name is my all-time favourite song ever, bar none.

    …With the possible exception of Jersey Girl by Tom Waits.

  5. I've just picked up a near mint copy of Strictly Personal on the original Blue Thumb label! Also the 'Top Secret' picture disc. Now I'm looking for Troutmask & Decals on Straight...some hope! I'm not one of those people who go on & on about vinyl being better than CD, 'cos it isn't! It's just that some times they fanny about with the digital transfer or re-mix it beyond recognition. Give me a clean copy over fried eggs every time....what say you?

  6. Just picked up a mint copy of Strictly Personal on original Blue Thumb label!
    Now I'm looking for Troutmask & Decals on Straight...some hope! I'm not one of those people who go on & on about vinyl being better than CD, 'cos it isn't! It's just that some times they fanny about with the digital transfer or re-mix it beyond recognition. Give me a clean copy over fried eggs every time....what say you?

  7. A-ha! So someone else on this planet also has the 'Top Secret' picture disc! I got my copy in a second-hand record shop in Birkenhead in 1985/6!

    Vinyl does sound (much) better than CD - unless you are prepared, like my friend Bill, to spend an awful lot of money trying to re-create the sound of vinyl on CD. Mind you, Bill has the world's largest CD collection. However, I just can't be bothered faffing around with the stuff these days, and got fed up with the increasingly bad quality of vinyl pressings. I listen almost exclusively to CD these days.

    We blew up our CD player about two years ago, and have been using my old steam-driven one ever since, but plan to splash out on something of a Naim/Linn nature in the very near future. Can't wait.

    Tend to agree on remixes, although I thought 'Let It Be Naked' was a huge improvement.

  8. There was talk at one time that 'Strictly Personal' was going to be re-issued without all the phasing. I don't know about you, but I think that is part of its charm, & judging by 'I May be Hungry....' I'm glad they left it alone!

  9. I agree: the phasing is an integral part of the album now (even though the Captain hated it) - although I'd still buy the re-release, if there was one, of course!

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