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[Dec. 5th, 2007|03:56 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I went to see Squeeze last night in Hammersmith, and it was excellent. I've not really got a lot of their stuff - I've got their old greatest hits album which is obviously full of great songs, and I've got Some Fantastic Place which is one of my favourite albums, but for some reason I've never really bothered catching up with their other albums. This didn't matter last night though, as it was mainly just a run through the hits - there was a bit in the middle that was five or six album tracks in a row that I didn't know, which is fair enough, but I knew the vast majority of the songs. It was nice being at a gig where I was one of the youngest people there instead of being one of the oldest there as well.

I had the day off work yesterday, ostensibly to do christmas shopping but I did very little of that. I'm not doing too badly with christmas shopping though - I've done some of it on Amazon, I did a bit more yesterday and I have at least any idea what else I'm going to get people. Instead of shopping, I decided to go to the refurbished London Transport Museum instead which is good. I like the middle aged stuff - the tube carriages from the 70s and the stuff from when the Victoria Line opened, and the display about design on the Underground is good. After I'd been to the Museum I got some lunch and had a half hearted wander down Oxford Street failing to buy much.

Does anyone know of any decent DVD storage solutions out there? My DVDs take up far too much space on shelves, but I don't want to get rid of them so I think I need some sort of way of storing them not in the boxes. I don't want to just put all the discs in one of those big wallets that holds4 discs on a page, I want something that I can put the inlays in as well. Without knowing if such a thing exists, I'm visualising a small filing cabinet affair, where the drawers have a cross section the same shape and size as a DVD case, and are divided into small sections that will hold a disc and the inlay. Does anything like this exist at all - I couldn't see anything while I was out and about yesterday.

In Doctor Who book news, I picked up the the final volume of About Time at lunchtime, so I don't really want to be in work for another two hours, I want to be at home reading this. There are a few interesting looking non-fiction Who books out at the moment - that history of the Target novels looks good. I'd also like there to be an About Time equivalent for Blake's Seven - that'd be good.
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2007-12-05 04:10 pm (UTC)
Did Squeeze do Maidstone? That's my favourite.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-12-05 04:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know that one, so maybe! I'm going to have to go and hoover up all the old albums I think, there must be cheap copies of them around.
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[User Picture]From: damnspynovels
2007-12-05 04:22 pm (UTC)
For me you only need one Squeeze record, which is the 45s & Under one. Not a duff song on it (though "Annie Get Your Gun" might be a tiny blight on an otherwise flawless landscape) There's a million greatest hits seemingly but I never thought much of Squeeze past the first split anyway so 45's does the job for me.

I loved Cosi Fan Tutti Fruiti at the time when I was like 12 but find the production painful to listen to now, no matter how good songs like "King George Street", "Last Time Forever" and "Hits Of The Year" are. Shame that. "Hourglass" was alright though.

They are, having never experienced them live, one band I really do hope to one day see.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2007-12-06 09:10 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOO! Annie is a fave track of mine!

Edited at 2007-12-06 09:11 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: strictlytrue
2007-12-05 04:27 pm (UTC)
Squeeze were my second-ever live gig, and I shall always have a place in my heart for them. The two best albums are probably "East Side Story" and "Argybargy", but the latter has never been on CD to my knowledge. The "45s and Under" is indeed a thing of wonder, but I still love "Last Time Forever" and always will.

I'd also like there to be an About Time equivalent for Blake's Seven - that'd be good.

There is something like this - my mate Matt has it, but I can't remember its name. The About Time books rock - although Mad Larry gets madder as each one has come out. I understand he's left the project completely now.
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[User Picture]From: damnspynovels
2007-12-05 04:32 pm (UTC)
but I still love "Last Time Forever" and always will

oh don't misunderstand me, it's an utterly beautiful song - as are many on the CFTT album. they're just completely ruined by that heavy handed 80s production. If i knew what I was talking about I might mention gated drums and overt percussion, but I don't. I am sure you must know what I mean.
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From: strictlytrue
2007-12-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
I think so, but I think it kind of works on that track. The insane and genuinely startling piano break benefits from it. I don't know the rest of the album that well though.
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[User Picture]From: damnspynovels
2007-12-05 04:42 pm (UTC)
It's worth investigating, if only out of curiosity.

i've seen a bunch of squeeze live clips on you tube etc. it's very pleasant to know that Glen still has his voice, if you know what i mean.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-12-05 04:51 pm (UTC)
He certainly still ahs his voice - the long note on "Third Rail" was super.
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[User Picture]From: damnspynovels
2007-12-05 04:43 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: strictlytrue
2007-12-05 06:03 pm (UTC)
Goodness, that is very 80s production. Great to see Gilson Lavis bashing hell out of his drums though...
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[User Picture]From: damnspynovels
2007-12-05 06:06 pm (UTC)
two words. 'orchestral' and 'stabs'.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-12-05 04:50 pm (UTC)
"East Side Story" and "Argybargy", but the latter has never been on CD to my knowledge.

Hopefully they'll release it with extra tracks and call it "Argument Bargument". That's what I'd do if I was Squeeze.

Yeah, this one's Tat only.

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[User Picture]From: strictlytrue
2007-12-05 06:01 pm (UTC)
Here's the Blake's Seven book - it's called Liberation. (Ignore the stupid one-star reviewer, as if you wouldn't anyway. The book isn't as good as About Time, but it's perfectly reasonable.)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-12-08 02:11 pm (UTC)
Argy Bargy is on pre-order at Amazon on CD, but it doesn't give a release date.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-12-05 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh, excellent, that looks like just what I need.

Trip to IKEA!
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-12-05 04:56 pm (UTC)
hahahahaha, "what are the g4y3st things in dr who"!!!!

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