Progressive jen18 February 2010 at 3:46pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
PG did say some would love it and some would hate it.
Bert Sausage.18 February 2010 at 3:49pmPosts: 261 (0 today)Status: offline
Well I am the second some then.
I just don't believe, that if someone is trying to sell you a lemon as if it were a strawberry, in just saying oh yes indeed thats a fine strawberry, when everything I hear see and taste tells me its a lemon.
Bert Sausage.18 February 2010 at 3:51pmPosts: 261 (0 today)Status: offline
And infact the image of PG on the free flume download banner appears to show him having taken a bite of that lemon flavoured strawberry too. :-]
Progressive jen18 February 2010 at 3:53pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
I've seen that picture before having nothing to do with SMB, not sure why they are using it here.
Again I have no problem if you think it's a lemon, I'm not sure myself as I haven't listened to the podcasts and have only heard bits and pieces but I may decide it's a lemon or a strawberry after I've heard it and I guarantee you it will be my honest opinion.
Bert,you've found a way through words, then time for music!
Born to be a worker:
I was born to be a worker
not to write poems of love,passion and stuff
but how lonely and empty
should a mans heart be
before he cries "Enough"?
I was born to be a worker
to pump your gas and restock your shelves
I'm not supposed to understand beauty
thats something you want to keep
I was born to be a worker
a son of the lower class
not given to finding release
anywhere other than
the bottom of a pint glass.
I was born to be a worker
bred to show respect and lower my eyes
but now I've found the power in words
and watch me rise.
don't reject those who want to share :-]
have you put this poem into music yet ? :-]
lore18 February 2010 at 5:29pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
I want to order the special edition- red vinyl box set. I wonder what the cost will be. . .
to Peter Gabriel!
raelovo18 February 2010 at 7:09pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
raelovo18 February 2010 at 7:14pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . . . sweetened lemon. . . . .
Pat Parker18 February 2010 at 7:50pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh dear me! Where in the world is Dalihendrix when you need him (or is he a she? I never really am sure)???
Dali is really missing out on a great discussion here and I know that when all is said and done, we can all agree to disagree and Dali will sign off with a youtube link and lmfao :-] :-] :-]
Now, for the topic at hand . . .
I absolutely agree with Prog Jen that there are several PG songs that I don't care for and could very well live without ever hearing again (and I actually have quite a different list than hers). I am not even that big of a fan of the US album as a whole (now, please don't get upset with me about this - there are some songs that I truly love on there, but overall, it's probably my least favorite PG album (given the fact that I probably dislike 2 songs on that album as opposed to disliking 0-1 song on any other recordings).
I am still unsure how I'm going to feel about Scratch. As much as I love PG and he's always been my all-time favorite performer, it does not automatically make me love all of his work. I think that's why I am waiting to have my own cd so I can listen and re-listen before jumping the gun. I have heard the little bits 'n' pieces from the video updates, etc. and honestly wasn't really too fond of Heroes when I first heard it - it has grown on me though, so I'm assuming the other songs will, as well.
So, Bert, I do understand where you're coming from and I don't agree with you that you can't speak your mind freely here about whether or not you like something PG. I actually think that PG has some really intelligent fans, who are able to decide for themselves whether or not they like something (be it PG or not). Of couse, because of their passion for the man, they (myself included) tend to get carried away with their comments sometimes, so it appears as if we are totally 100% in agreement with all that PG does, says, sings, plays, supports, etc. (And if Dali joins in the discussion, this is what he'll say about it). :-] :-]
As for Passion - I can honestly tell you that this is my all-time absolute favorite cd by PG. And as much as I would have loved to hear PG's voice in it, this beautiful piece of work really stands on its own and I still enjoy listening to this cd every now and then. Beautiful!
PG has always been one of those artists (for me, anyway) whose work always needs more than one listen before I can make up my mind. And yes, I go into it sort of, kind of knowing that I'll like it because it is PG, but if it really doesn't suit me (and so far that hasn't happened entirely), then I won't play it endlessly like I do other cds.
I was even hesitant about buying tickets to the shows in NYC because I haven't yet heard any of the music and what happens if I really don't like the re-worked material with just an orchestra??? Just because it's PG doesn't mean it's going to be great, right?? Well, again, I took a chance (and I don't think I'm risking all that much) and bought tix to the shows in NYC. Something tells me it'll be great. If it's not great, well, I've spent money on worse things, I guess.
Anyway, I'm going to keep on waiting to hear Scratch (I did listen to flume and like it alot).
Kind regards to all and I'm off now to locate Dali - he must be off scalping tickets with Miley and Britney!
some days you begin the day by excuses.
My apologies to both Clothy and Bert, the task of making yours SMB is particularly difficult for you.
- You knew the previous versions
- you can't rely then on the lyrics in the same way than the one I did in discovering them, and they are the main point of SMB, together with Mr Metcalf arrangements and the relationship between the two.
you've got to forget evrything about those previous versions. That the difficulty of the task.
but two things than I can tell you right now
- it is worth the effort
- when you'll be in front of the orchestra, in situ, it will help you a lot. The magic of the situation will operate.
finally I understand more or less what happened in realising that when my ears get used to a certain version of classical music piece, it was extremely difficult for me to stand the listening of another one, especially when the change came from the tempo.
Ayla was right in saying you should try to listen once more to the record. That's something we use at school with very young children, learning by impregnation.
have a good day both of you;
ah, for the meeting point in London, what about Trafalgar square ? it will be a kind of little revenge upon our echanges dealing with SMB.
The Soil24 February 2010 at 8:18amPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry off topic:
You're going to the London show Rainbow? I thought you wouldn't go at all. Oh well, I hope you'll have a great gathering of lunatics & concert there. . . :-]
No, I don't.
A meeting is organised there in Paris, with both French lunies and fans from the official French forum I wished to meet.
This will be the second aspect of the feast. :-]
The listening of the widget made me change my mind, I couldn't miss that particular venue. and finaly father christmast gave me a push!, that's the main advantage of having been raised in a family of musicians.
raelovo24 February 2010 at 8:05pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
SMB madness !
This afternoon I took the CD to friends for them to discover. .
and you know what :
- the more you listen, better it is. . .
- it sounds different when you listen to it with friends. . .
. . . .really!