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General Discussion / Does anyone else watch This Country?
« Last post by Greggulator on January 21, 2019, 04:07:37 PM »
I am DYING to find anyone else who watches this show. I think it's the funniest show I've ever watched in my life. It's insane.

It's on Hulu. It's a BBC mockumentary about life in a rural UK town and why the youth there are disaffected. It focuses around these two nitwit cousins who have no money and even less to do. They get roped into all sorts of sagas and schemes and each person in their life is more messed up than the next (save for the kindly Vicar who tries to keep them on the straight and narrow).

It has earned rave reviews from the UK press. Like "best comedy in decades" level press. I could not agree more.

In real life, the two main characters are siblings who grew up in rural England. The woman who plays Kerry moved to London for acting school and hated it. Her brother dropped out of college and ended up crashing on her couch. They ran out of money and moved back home where they wrote the show and somehow miraculously made a masterpiece. A lot of the other characters on the show are played by family members or friends they think are funny. They still live in the area where they grew up and have no interest in moving to London, which is really cool.

It's just the BEST show. A+++++. Please someone else watch this.
Hey New People! / Re: POST BURNING SITE - Moon Unit Zappa - Everyone is Going Mad
« Last post by Dammit on January 21, 2019, 02:23:24 AM »
Moon Unit Zappa - Everyone is Going Mad

Last week's call from the dood whose father has serious cancer and the attendant agony really tore me up. I lost someone close to me to that scourge over a decade ago, and I think that I am finally able to come to terms with it. I think, too, that Moon wrote this song about the loss of her father, and I played it over and over again to try to deal with the grief - well, that and this one by the Band o' Horses:

Sad music and barrels upon barrels of C2H5OH made for really bad coping skills for the next decade and more. I know, I know: who cares. But, someone might benefit from something in this ramble. Ya never know.

So, in case cancer touches you and yours, I'd suggest two things based on my very painful experience. First, contact a hospice early on. The person who is ill doesn't need to know, but cancer is may become a "hope-for-the-best-prepare-for-the-worst" type-deal and maybe rapidly. Hospices have tons of information about pain management, end of life care, etc., and, in my opinion, it is best to get ahead of things, rather than trying to figure out what to do when things get complicated, even more miserable, and crazy-making.

And that brings me to my second suggestion: family counseling. The hospital or the hospice will have a social worker who can help the family through each stage of treatment and care. My family and I ignored ours to our own peril. We had no experience watching someone die, and so a big part of us began dying along with our loved one. In short, there are professionals who have tons of experience working with families that are going through this terror, and asking for help is not a weakness - it is a strength. Our family fell to pieces during and afterward, and maybe that could have been avoided if we had professional help. We will never know.

Heh - I am only now taking care of it, as I am quite stubborn and do not ever follow the wonderful advice that I dish out to people who never asked for it.

Anyway, hope all of the FOTs get lucky enough to avoid this terrible disease. But if not, well, welcome to the club and know that there are healthy ways to get through it for you and your family. It will be hard enough without making it worse and worse and worse.

Note: That fan video of Moon's song is...fucking weird.
Kenny Everett - Round em up, put em in a field...

Ah, good ol' Kenny Everett, a BBC legend who sadly died of AIDS in the early '80s. I can only imagine how he'd portray our current situation. Here is a retrospective of his work:

The content is likely NSFM (MAGAs or Millennials).

Note to Millennials: "They" called me and my generation "slackers" and we were anything but slackers - well, me, anyway. I've been working ever since I stepped out of mom, one leg and one ball at a time. Every Millennial that I've run across is working, constantly, just as I did and still do.
Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by Joe Rogaine on January 19, 2019, 05:10:41 AM »
What was the Jersey native cover he did by somebody named Tim Whitfield I believe is what he said?
Show Discussion / Re: toms favorite movies
« Last post by Brannoi_18 on January 19, 2019, 04:19:36 AM »
Interesting! Can you also tell me from where I can find more shows by Andy Yeatman? I used to watch it on Netflix but since he doesnít work with it anymore, the new content isnít that great. It is very important to add information and fun together for a kidís show.
General Discussion / CD submarine?
« Last post by DanFromOKC on January 17, 2019, 10:34:07 AM »
CD Submarine gets mentioned in the Newbridge Wall, which was recorded in, what, 1982? How cutting edge was that store?
Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by BadGuyZero on January 16, 2019, 05:28:46 PM »
full Steve Gunn set:
1. Lightning Field
2. New Familiar
3. Astro Zombies
4. Vagabond

Thank you so much, sir!
Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by leeharveyosmond on January 16, 2019, 05:01:17 PM »
full Steve Gunn set:
1. Lightning Field
2. New Familiar
3. Astro Zombies
4. Vagabond
Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by BadGuyZero on January 16, 2019, 12:11:13 AM »
January 15, 2019 playlist...

Mike Krol - "What's The Rhythm" [from Power Chords (Merge Records; to be released January 25, 2019)]


Steve Gunn - "Morning Is Mended" [from The Unseen In Between (Matador Records; to be released January 18, 2019)]


STEVE GUNN [live in the Best Show studio!]

"Lightning Fields" - studio version on The Unseen In Between [Matador Records; 2019]
"New Familiar" - studio version on The Unseen In Between [Matador Records; 2019]
"Astro Zombies" [Misfits cover]
"Vagabond" - studio version on The Unseen In Between [Matador Records; 2019]

[HUGE THANKS to LeeHarveyOsmond for helping out with the setlist; my internet crapped out during Steve's set]


Steve Gunn - "Full Moon Tide" [from Eyes On The Lines (Matador Records; 2016)]


Helium - "Leon's Space Song" [from The Magic City (Matador Records; 1997)]

Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by mnstrfrc on January 10, 2019, 05:04:02 PM »
Did Tom pay for some music licensing thing or what?
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