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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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I’m listening to a podcast about the JB films called “Kill James Bond” where they’re ranking the films according to how problematic they are (and they’re pretty problematic, especially the Connery ones). So far the least worst Bond is Lazenby not simply because he isn’t Connery but for some odd reason they largely left out the obvious racism and most of the violent sexism (except for an out-of-character slap), in fact this was a Bond who quit his job and got married. It also features a much better Blofeld played by Telly Savalas. Of course we couldn’t have that could we. No no no, the show must go on even if we had to pay Connery for a more expensive toupee. Oh well its only for one more movie and then we can have that smarmy Moore sashay in. It’s amazing what a few decades of perspective can give you on the movies your childish self thought were cool isn’t it.

My terrible neighbour decided to burn his flat down and fortunately for good brick walls between us and prompt work by the firies no more damage was done but my catte Mirk and I were forced to spend the week away while they rewired the flats because the bad neighbours flat was the head of the power loop. Fortunately a friend came to the rescue and Mirk had lodgings while I decamped to a motel that reminded me a lot of the room in Portal 2 but we’re back home again and I got a bonus TV aerial and booster added so thanks bad neighbour, enjoy your arson charges wherever they’re sending you, good riddance john-lennon-salute_gif

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Thunderball has really grown on me lately

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@Timothy I’m almost finished reading the all 147 issues of Invincible. The new show is great if you haven’t seen it. If you like comics, particularly the darkness of Batman and the Superman’s feats of strength, You’ll love Invincible 

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@Timothy I’m almost finished reading the all 147 issues of Invincible. The new show is great if you haven’t seen it. If you like comics, particularly the darkness of Batman and the Superman’s feats of strength, You’ll love Invincible 

  

Thanks. I’ll put them on my list.

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Thunderball has really grown on me lately

  

The height of 1960s Bond, after Goldfinger mania. I love the locations, the score, the atmosphere, everything. 

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Oh wow, I just noticed: Congrats on 20,000 posts, @Ahhh Girl! I always love reading what you have to say, and seeing all the fun things you share. Here’s to 20,000 more! john-lennon-salute_gifapple01

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Oh, my, I hadn’t noticed. Thanks for pointing it out, WeepyC!

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Congrats @Ahhh Girl. You were definitely a part of my inclusion when I was new to the forum that has kept me around with you all this time. 

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I’m reading the original 1897 Dracula. Great, atmospheric beginning at the castle. Then nice foreboding as an elderly man predicts something evil coming to England as a storm blows in, with an out of control boat inbound. The captain’s journal of the deaths on board the boat is great, too. That’s where I’m up to now. 

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Congrats @Ahhh Girl. You were definitely a part of my inclusion when I was new to the forum that has kept me around with you all this time. 

  

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Also listening to a lot of Roy Orbison. Love Roy. What a voice. One of the all time greats.

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Timothy said
Also listening to a lot of Roy Orbison. Love Roy. What a voice. One of the all time greats.

  

I was thinking about him earlier this week. This is what John Lennon said in 1980 about Please Please Me :

Please Please Me is my song completely. It was my attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song, would you believe it? I wrote it in the bedroom in my house at Menlove Avenue, which was my auntie’s place… I remember the day and the pink coverlet on the bed and I heard Roy Orbison doing ‘Only The Lonely’ or something. That’s where that came from. And also I was always intrigued by the words of ‘Please, lend me your little ears to my pleas’ – a Bing Crosby song. I was always intrigued by the double use of the word ‘please’. So it was a combination of Bing Crosby and Roy Orbison.

PPM sounds completely Beatles to me, but it’s tempting to imagine a slower version sung by Orbison with that voice like velvet. It’s such a shame he never (to my knowledge) sang it.

In 2010 I went to a talk by George Martin, in which he spoke about the original version of PPM . He did a ‘Be My Baby’ beat using foot taps and handclaps (bom, bo-bom clap), so we have an approximate idea of the tempo and beat. Now imagine Roy singing over the top a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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Oh wow, I just noticed: Congrats on 20,000 posts, @Ahhh Girl! I always love reading what you have to say, and seeing all the fun things you share. Here’s to 20,000 more! john-lennon-salute_gifapple01

  

Seconded, thirded, etc. to all this. What a milestone! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 Congratulations AG, you’re the sweetest heartand the most-est with the posts-ests….please give us 20K more! 

 

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PPM sounds completely Beatles to me, but it’s tempting to imagine a slower version sung by Orbison with that voice like velvet. It’s such a shame he never (to my knowledge) sang it.

This is how it might’ve sounded Joe…

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PPM sounds completely Beatles to me, but it’s tempting to imagine a slower version sung by Orbison with that voice like velvet. It’s such a shame he never (to my knowledge) sang it.

This is how it might’ve sounded Joe…

  

I quite like that.

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I do too. Thanks @Ron Nasty.

It was actually this cover of Handle With Care that made me think of it. Damien Robitaille does a pretty convincing George Harrison and Roy Orbison (and the rest, but the first two are nicer to listen to).

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jeez, this year’s NBA playoffs are nuts

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I’m a die hard Atlanta sports fan boy did I have a good Sunday. Ice Trae the gang!!

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@Jules thought you might appreciate this

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