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  1. 8 hours ago, moogster said:

    @Clarkete

    Did you watch the second season of THe Flight attendant? I watched season one and although it started well I struggled to finish it. So am toggling with the idea of watching season two...

    Yeah, I watched them both and enjoyed them. 

    Both seasons had a good cast, plenty of surprises and got pretty good reviews. I see plenty of other action/crime/drama stuff which are lacking those elements 😊

     

     

  2. 1 minute ago, gazzared said:

    I enjoyed the first 2 episodes but then it just ran out of steam for me until the last episode....so maybe shite is harsh but I found it a slog to finish 

    I think after the first couple was when more happened, then she went overseas and learnt about Partition and her family history which I enjoyed - but I am often easy to please. 

    I watch quite a few kids animated movies, some of which are awful and unimaginative. By comparison I thought this avoided the typical stereotypes about an Asian girl and her relationship with parents etc and tbh for those reasons I'm just glad they're spending their dosh broadening their repertoire a bit, as they are with a few films. 

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  3. 32 minutes ago, gazzared said:

    Ms marvel was shite wasn't it 🤣

    I enjoyed it tbh, but then I knew what I was getting.

    It was beautiful to look at, featured some great tunes, used innovative ways of showing socials and represented culture and history to a global audience (but importantly including the states) that they simply haven't seen before.

    So many films and shows that have had the temerity to feature a female or non white character you can go on imdb and see page after page of whinging 1 star reviews. 

     **** those guys 😊

     

  4. A bunch of those I watched recently, some older some new and some I loved more than others... 

    Only Murders in the Building, Catastrophe, Daredevil (just season 1 so far), Pieces of Her, The Old Man, Big Boys, High Maintenance, Ms Marvel, Slow Horses, Obi Wan, Flight Attendant, Why Didn't They Ask Evans, Ten Percent, Our Flag Means Death, Killing It, Witchfinder, Peacemaker, Reacher, Woman in the House Across the Street, Mandy, The Tourist. 

     

  5. 7 hours ago, Dales said:

    I guess it might also be down to where you live. I am from East London and still hear plenty of his stuff out and about. Also seems to get plenty of radio air play and is the main stay of most in house hotel entertainment teams. The Michael Jackson night is up there with the Grease night for many a hotel in-house nights all over the world.

    Poor me, ignorant bumpkin 😉

    Didn't know that at all. 

    I do remember in his hey day being somewhere overseas and someone played one of his new albums (maybe bad) and it was very well received - only exceeded by Bob Marley in terms of universal appeal as I recall. 

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  6. 3 hours ago, maelzoid said:

    He's still on the radio loads. Tune in to any 80s station.

    Ah, once I got past my twenties and thirties I realised I was in danger of being one of those folks who only ever listens to music from their heyday and that was one of the factors in me switching to 6music, so I try to avoid anything too focused on a particular decade. I do know they have their tributes such as the recent ones to 80s,90s etc, but for the most part the mix of old and new suits me and they never play MJ. 

    There's always a selection of new stuff passing by my ears without me having to make too much effort plus that helped of course when I went to the next Glastonbury as I may have actually heard of some bands (plus the BSR playlist obviously). 

  7. 1 hour ago, Mark E. Spliff said:

    Not into that sort of metal and I genuinely don't know which of the bands I'm into have sex offenders in them - but I'm sure some of them will have: law of averages and all that.  But if I start falsely telling the world that I never liked a band's music because of what their band member did, then I'm either a coward or someone with something to hide.  It's the time-honoured "if I shout louder that she's a witch than the rest of the mob, then they won't think I'm a witch" tactic.

    Eh?  There's a lot there which simply doesn't compute.  

    Who is saying that that they never liked a band's music?

    Plus the other weird gaslighting aspect you've suggested about being a coward or having something to hide for deciding they no longer want to listen to an artist.

    If a performer has revealed that they're a **** in one way or another, then it's fair enough that someone can choose to do what they want and listen or not - indeed it's the purpose of this thread isn't it?

  8. 3 minutes ago, lazyred said:

    Love the smiths and morriseys solo work. But at the time of release I thought bengali in platforms was dodgy. National front disco can be taken as a lament for someone attracted by fascism but live it was the England for the English line that was emphasised. It felt wrong then and now theres no benefit of doubt. I still listen to the songs but not sure I would see him live again

    You're right.  His art is not as separate from his obnoxious views as some have suggested... 

    I used to love their stuff and plenty of his solo stuff, but long since deleted it from playlists - wouldn't want the pr**k profiting. 

    https://freedomnews.org.uk/2019/08/04/morrissey-isnt-senile-hes-always-been-a-racist/

     

  9. 1 hour ago, Rufus Gwertigan said:

    To be fair at the moment there is no minimum sentence for rape although the maximum sentence can be life. The courts generally use 4 years as starting point and then consider all the factors involved which may increase or decrease that sentence. The reality is that the general range for rape is between 4 and 19 years. A minimum sentence of 5 years may not seem it but it is actually quite an increase and will increase the average sentence.

    Hey if they won't ensure that their bill is fair, then I'm certainly not gonna attempt to be fair about the bill. 

  10. 16 minutes ago, Hugh Jass II said:

    Personally, and this was only my own experience and is not intended to belittle or deny those who had different experiences, I didn't think it was noticeably busier than previous years. The festival has felt "too busy" for a few years now but this year didn't feel any busier than 19 for instance.

    Then again I've been at it for a good number of years and am able to anticipate where will be busy - I went nowhere near Arcadia for instance when the big acts were on, I stayed well clear of Sugababes and McFly in Avalon when it was blatantly obvious they would be packed to stupid levels. Even stuff like Wet Leg I didn't just turn up 5 minutes before they were on and look surprised that it's packed. Got there just as Orlando Weeks (lovely soft spoken polite young man) was finishing, went in down the side by the bar and pretty much walked straight up to the barrier. Had a great spot and loved their set. Diana didn't feel as packed for a legend slot as Kylie did, we had a spot in between the towers and there was plenty of room, only issue came after Chain Reaction when I went to the loo and couldn't get back in through the crowd crust. Gave up and went to watch Fontaines DC instead (right decision).

    Thing is though, it's easy for me to say "yeah well I knew what I was doing", I imagine there of first timers and people who may not have been as experienced who wouldn't know all this.

     

    My experience was similar, but I'm lazier so avoided same as you but also didn't try to get over for wet leg (had been fortunate to see very recently) and pretty far back for Diana - who i also thought was not as packed as some previous Sunday slots. 

  11. 4 hours ago, The Nal said:

    Oh, but she shouted "BRITAIN FIRST" into the mic at the end which was a surprise and confirmed she was wearing a "Free Tommy Robinson" tshirt. Said 22 was full of Remoaners and said Liz Truss would be speaking on the Pyramid next year. Also called Greta Thunberg "a pixie headed little shitbag". 

    So the Stanley Donwood T shirt next year could be a bit more erm radical?  Plus the flag flying over the Pyramid obviously.  

    vomits into mouth 

     

     

  12. 3 hours ago, Neil said:

    it was what it says, today what was the second stage has evolved thru jazzworld to be west holts

    (i'd have said the other stage but steve who runs west holts insists its that.)

    Hey I was certainly not doubting the source material 😉

    I'm surprised they followed Green on Red, so they must have been doing OK for themselves. 

    2 hours ago, Neville Street said:

    Yes, to the left of the Pyramid and at right angles, stage would be looking towards the East Van fields kind of. A long time ago, but I don't remember it seeming that far away either.

    Yes, I too vaguely remember it being in a different place and certainly different angle.  Nobody in the audience was discussing the acoustics or sound bleed - they were too broken 😊

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  13. 6 hours ago, Neil said:

    you could be right, i think it was 2cv, i goggled it at the time  and checked it existed.

    i also checked i wasnt buying a crap car.

    In 1985 I was hitching a lift from Wells to college and got a lift by a young woman driving a 2CV.  I was going to say she was called Heff and played sax in a band called Toxic Shock who mentioned they were playing at Glastonbury that year, but just did a quick search and found a page all about them - https://punkgirldiaries.com/toxic-shock-heff-and-al/

    For a teenage loser like me it was pretty exciting being able to go to the festival and see them play.  According to this dodgy place it was on the enigmatically named "Second Stage"

    https://ukrockfestivals.com/glastonbury-festival-1985.html

     

  14. 9 hours ago, Skip997 said:

    There were some real bastards about in them days.

    Weirdly this added to the edge and excitement. For years I've been unsure whether I prefer the current extremely safe, clean, controlled, sanitized version or the edgy, somewhat dangerous, unpredictable and generally much more exciting version of days gone by.

    The entertainment is better these days, for many years there wasn't really much after midnight, however this led to much more spontaneous creativity and interaction.

    Yes, or a lot of time spent drunkenly talking boll*cks around the camp fire 😊

    I know what you mean about the festival of old, but I'm not one to pine for it nostalgically. 

    That was the festival of the day and it wouldn't exist in the UK as it is today - whether due to the changes the festival had to make, or the licensing controls or simply because some of those communities changed - whether through their own choice or not. 

     

  15. 20 hours ago, Skip997 said:

    This.

    Glastonbury is worse as a result.

    On the 50th anniversary show someone referred to the folks that were here at the time.  I can't remember how they put it, but I think they said that in that society - as in all societies, there were a small proportion who had only their own interests at heart. 

    I just don't want anyone who wasn't there before the fence to think that everyone was a kindly weirdo, hippy, punk, whatever - the vast majority were, but (as I'm sure is true today), there were a few b*st*rds too 😉

  16. 9 hours ago, Kizzie said:

    Ha, yes I know. I'm on board with it being a different beast, and am thankful for it. I'm really not one of the 'it's not as good as it used to be' people,  honest. 

    Very much the same.   

    If it hadn't changed it wouldn't exist - so the millions donated to charity wouldn't have happened, aside from all those hundreds of thousands/millions who've attended and had a brilliant time in the intervening years.

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  17. On 7/17/2022 at 7:06 AM, blutarsky said:

    Do you know my Mother-in-law by any chance? If I had a quid for every time I heard her say, “oh I love X - me and Pat are going to go see them next year,” - leaving me thinking, “you know tickets for X’s tour would have gone on sale at least a month ago?”

    She’ll spend the next 9 months talking about how she’s going to see them, then change the narrative to, “we were going to go and see them, but I expect the tickets are sold out now” and fairly quickly pivot back to “seeing them next year,” all without so much as Googling to see if they even went on tour. 

    Since Mrs B and I got Glastonbury tickets for the first time in 2016 she’s told us she’s “going to come next year, although I’m not sure how I’ll cope with the toilets,” on an annual basis. She does have a registration… because I set it up for her. Come the time we need to get organised for a sale she always defaults to “next year.”

    In fairness to her, she did go to a small local festival a few weeks ago and camp overnight to see how she got on, so I guess leopards can change their spots. Also in fairness to her, I reckon Glastonbury would be too much for her physically. She’d need to camp out at a stage for a few hours at a time with a camping chair. 

    He he, it's a funny phenomenon isn't it?

    Of course the sad thing is that since most of us have experienced the tension of not getting tickets in one or more of the sales, that (if you're a selfish git like me) that also lowers ones inclination to offer great assistance to get those folks in.  I'm certainly more than happy to share tips, information and encouragement - but in the past there were plenty of times that I'd spend time doing the purchasing on behalf of people.  The combination of firstly risking my own attendance and secondly realising that folks were quite happy to sit back and let you do it without any effort on their own behalf put me off to a fair degree 😉 

  18. On 7/17/2022 at 7:06 AM, blutarsky said:

    Do you know my Mother-in-law by any chance? If I had a quid for every time I heard her say, “oh I love X - me and Pat are going to go see them next year,” - leaving me thinking, “you know tickets for X’s tour would have gone on sale at least a month ago?”

    She’ll spend the next 9 months talking about how she’s going to see them, then change the narrative to, “we were going to go and see them, but I expect the tickets are sold out now” and fairly quickly pivot back to “seeing them next year,” all without so much as Googling to see if they even went on tour. 

    Since Mrs B and I got Glastonbury tickets for the first time in 2016 she’s told us she’s “going to come next year, although I’m not sure how I’ll cope with the toilets,” on an annual basis. She does have a registration… because I set it up for her. Come the time we need to get organised for a sale she always defaults to “next year.”

    In fairness to her, she did go to a small local festival a few weeks ago and camp overnight to see how she got on, so I guess leopards can change their spots. Also in fairness to her, I reckon Glastonbury would be too much for her physically. She’d need to camp out at a stage for a few hours at a time with a camping chair. 

    He he, it's a funny phenomenon isn't it?

    Of course the sad thing is that since most of us have experienced the tension of not getting tickets in one or more of the sales, that (if you're a selfish git like me) that also lowers ones inclination to offer great assistance to get those folks in.  I'm certainly more than happy to share tips, information and encouragement - but in the past there were plenty of times that I'd spend time doing the purchasing on behalf of people.  The combination of firstly risking my own attendance and secondly realising that folks were quite happy to sit back and let you do it without any effort on their own behalf put me off to a fair degree 😉 

  19. 10 hours ago, savethatjek said:

    Thank you!

    An old 'friend' from the town I grew up in, I bought the tickets in 2019 so it's been a few years, long enough for me to realise he's not the friend I thought he was. I think he went with the intention of getting as messy as possible, whereas I wanted to explore and take it all in. He didn't know anyone that was performing and didn't really care for the festival at all.

    I think alcohol played a part in it, I had to remind him at one point not to ruin everyone else's experience. I've blocked him on everything and he emailed me the other week about money to which I wrote a short response to remind him of how he has acted and to never contact me again, unless it's with an apology. I'm trying to not be super negative but yeah, I've never seen anyone behave that way before. Good riddance 🙂

    Had such a wonderful time after he left, felt like up until that point I was super anxious and felt something was off.

    Well done for making the best of a challenging situation 🙂 

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