Music Television 3

Page 6 of 6 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:22 am

Jonas Blue's Mixtape
The producer talks fondly of David Guetta, Disciples, DJ Snake, Martin Solveig, Martin Jensen, Neiked, Raye, Years & Years and Zedd.

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto #2 in G Major, op.63
The last one, with Kristof Barubi on the violin. Been an impressive series.

Alexander Armstrong - In A Winter Light
Another year, another album of covers for Christmas. This time he has produced a mixture of old and new, Christian and pagan, and so on. He spoke fondly of Christmas family traditions, and I don't doubt he'll be releasing albums for as long as he can.

Tiree Music Festival
A mixture of performances from Skerryvore, Fergus MacDonald and Flook.

Classic Albums: American Pie
Don McLean's early 70s masterpiece, notable for the title track, Vincent and others. George Michael covered The Grave in 2003, which Don was complimentary about. They even fit in the story about Lori Lieberman and Killing Me Softly.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:45 am

A Shot Of Whisky
A look over the history of the Whisky-a-Go-Go club in Los Angeles, with staff and owners talking fondly, as well as many musicians who'd played it, from John Densmore and Glenn Highes to the late Lemmy and the Mael brothers. Many stories blended, which reinforced rather than contradicted. One aspect was the variety of acts booked, from the Doors, to Count Basie, to the Hollies, to Madness, and so on. A legendary place.

Fern Britton meets... Barbara Dickson
Dunfermline's finest folk singer, who starred on stage for Willy Russell singing Beatles tunes, had chart hits in the 1970s, and a UK #1 with Elaine Paige, but suffered with stage fright for a long while. She married a man 11 years her junior back in 1983, but they're still together. She's 70 and planning for a big tour in 2019.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:59 am

The Quay Sessions: Iain Morrison
A steady set from the Scottish performer.

The Great Songwriters: Kelly Jones
The Stereophonics' frontman had a musical father, and fell in love with the business while lugging equipment for his dad. He learned on an acoustic guitar, and drummer Stuart Cable lived 4 doors down. Their first band was Zephyr. Jones didn't want to sing, but was pressured because his father had been a singer. His writing draws from experiences. They headlined Glastonbury with their 3rd LP. They toured with David Bowie with the following album, and had a moment of revelation, leading to the writing of Vermillion, which became Dakota. Jones claimed to feel the song wrote itself in a direction he didn't expect. Their last few albums have been smoother because they have their own studio. He takes a no-nonsense approach from Stanley Kubrick. The band back him up.

Toots & the Maytals: From The Roots
Fred Hibbert told his tale, with Joe Boyd, Keith Richards and others singing his praise, and there was also performance of songs like Monkey Man and 54-46 That's My Number.

The Three Tenors Christmas
From late December 1999, at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti ran through dozens of Christmassy favourites, sometimes separately, but mostly together.

Cuirm @ Celtic - Le Vent du Nord
Back at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, in 2015, a Quebecois band did a few pieces, inbetween talking of how they feel more at home in Scotland than in France.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:23 pm

Belladrum 2016 - Cridhe Tartan - Bella Hardy
A short burst of acoustic tunes.

The Quay Sessions - The Little Kicks
A spirited enough band, their big finish, the lengthy Heartbreak appears to homage Giorgio Moroder.

Take That! - Wonderland
A quite lengthy effort from the O2, London, as they did songs from across their career, and finished up on Rule The World.

Alexander O'Neal - Live at the Hammersmith Apollo
A crazy night from March 2006, with Alexander often talking to the audience to introduce his songs, discussing the English obsession with tea, and the accent, and finally bringing half the audience on stage anyway. Most alarming was the session where he brought a "single lady" to sit on a bed on stage whilst he sang a song to her.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:30 pm

Swinging' Christmas
A 2010 repeat of big-band swing music, some of which was Christmassy. Seth McFarlane was one of the main singers, and Curtis Stigers was a special guest (for 1 song!). Nice enough, marred only by a whining presenter and some pretty strange set-ups.

2Cellos - Score ...and more - Live at the Sydney Opera House
Backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the first half was music from the movies, then more familiar rock interpretations, often by AC/DC. Fun stuff.

An Audience With Donny & Marie
From 2009, the Osmonds sang, joked, answered questions, danced and bantered. They've decades of experience for shows like this.

Belladrum 2016 - Cridhe Tartan - Tiggs D'Author
A short set, interspersed with chat about how it felt to be making his debut, how it felt to be on Jools Holland's show, and where his name came from.

Bruno Mars - Live in Harlem
At the Apollo Theatre, no less. He ran through a predictable set, most of which was more recent stuff, and there were skits of him and his Hooligans bringing music and magic to the good folk of the area.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:08 pm

Asa - Live Concert
From IndigO2, London, an hour or so which was pleasant enough, even if I probably missed the full measure of it.

Steven Spielberg & John Williams - The Adventures Continues
A recording session covering some of their works which were lesser successes, to make a complete record, or something. There were tunes from Catch Me If You Can, Amistad, The Terminal, Lincoln and others.

Skipinnish Agus Caraidean
At the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom, a shorter set, with Angus & Andrew discussing attitude to rehearsals along the way.

New Year's Day Concert from Vienna
The annual curtain-raiser from the Vienna Philharmonic, here conducted by Riccardo Muti. It was mainly a celebration of the many Strausses, with a few others slipped in here and there, some waltzes and all kinds of other pieces.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:16 am

Michael Ball - Both Sides Now tour
From the Hammersmith Apollo, a good couple of hours with some modern tunes in the first half, and then show-tunes in the 2nd, and some lively encores like One Step Out Of Time. I love the way he's unafraid to have a bash at some of these songs and give them slightly fresh takes.

Live From The McKittrick Hotel - Liam Gallagher
A good hour in Manhattan, mixing his new material with oldies from Oasis. The division of songs associated with his vocals and Noel's puts me in mind of Pink Floyd.

The Quay Sessions: C Macleod
A short but welcome set from this Scottish act who've got plenty to offer.

Scaletonez - Live In Concert
Unsure where or when this was, and it was a challenge to know what the songs were at times, let alone the identity of some American guest they were proud enough to bring on.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:32 am

MTV World Stage - Bleachers
At the Avalon, Los Angeles, last August, they did a short but steady set.

The Great Songwriters: Seal
Finally got round to this, he was with his long-standing friend Gus, who's been a great help for 30+ years. His first record was the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp". He had trouble with record companies, but the drummer from Big Audio Dynamite encouraged him to widen his horizons, and he knew then he was writing better stuff as a result. He respects Trevor Horn for creating the difference between a song and a record. He values collaborative creativity, but feels no pressure from having won awards. His recent album of jazz covers has inspired him to get back to writing, but he wouldn't pin down any future plans.

The First Silent Night
Simon Callow went to Salzburg and other Austrian places to retell the story of how poor Joseph Mohr wrote the words to Silent Night, and then 2 years later, he works with Franz Gruber on the tune to go with it. An American translated it 40 years later, and the rest is history.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:06 am

Supersonic
Major re-telling of the Oasis story, from origins to the Knebworth gigs, all told in audios, and with archive clips, of which there was an awful lot. Debbie Turner is the unsung hero who helped blag them a gig in Glasgow, where they were spotted and signed by Alan McGee. The downsides, such as drugs in America, line-up troubles in the ranks, and Noel walking out briefly after a calamitous gig in Los Angeles, were refreshingly relayed for once. Reformation remains unlikely.

Top of the Pops - The Story of 1985
Dead or Alive, Paul Hardcastle, power ballads, a-Ha, King, black DJ Dixie Peach, Loose Ends and the Christmas #1 from Shakin Stevens, with a little bit of Live Aid and the Style Council for fibre.

Live With... Jonny Lang
Supposedly a Grammy-winning blues-rock act. Fair enough stuff.

Tiree Music Festival: Trail West
Seemed surprising from the Scattermaster stuff, but South Australia definitely sounded familiar, so I can't tell whether I've seen this before or not.

Top of the Pops - 1985 Big Hits
The usual compilation hour with the Smiths, Kate Bush, Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew, Colonel Abrams, the Cure, Sister Sledge and Phyllis Nelson giving a different side to the year.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:32 am

Tiree Music Festival: Sharon Shannon
Different to the previous show I saw, this was from July 2016, and saw Sharon at centre stage, though she also spoke about her background in County Clare, and coming from a musical family, and what motivated her. She closed with Galway Girl (not that one, of course).

Fern Britton meets... Gregory Porter
He was born in Sacramento in 1971, moved to Bakersfield, one of 8 kids, his mother was a big influence because his father was living in LA. He was headed for a sports career, but a shoulder injury turned his thoughts towards music. He worked in theatre, wrote a musical about Nat 'King' Cole, met his wife at a gig in Russia, has won 2 Grammys, and his latest album was returning to his love for NKC.

Prince - Last Year of a Legend
Literally, a timeline of events in his final 12 months, from gigs and political works such as the song 'Baltimore'. He seemed enthused by an acoustic tour featuring songs from his back catalogue, but a painkiller problem relating to a hip injury seems to have caught up with him, just as he was on the point of finding help.

Nicki Minaj: My Time Again
From 2015, covering the period from the release of the "Anaconda" video, a disastrous double turn at the VMAs, feeling the strain from a full schedule, revisiting old haunts, working in studio on the Pinkprint album, narked by lower standards for what counts as rapping, feeling it important to embody love, and a hope for domestic happiness someday.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 am

In Concert: Paloma Faith
Around an hour from a recent Radio 2 gig, Ms Faith obliged mainly with tracks from her new The Architect album, but a few from the rest of her career.

Larry King Now: Sam Jones
Photographer and interviewer from Off Camera, he's made music docs on Wilco in the past, and his chat varied between stories about people he has snapped (eg De Niro, Steve Martin, Obama) and those he has interviewed or wants to interview, why he likes using black and white, his worries for his children's futures, and so on.

Belladrum - Cridhe Tartan - Turin Brakes
From 2016, their first appearance at the festival, and a lengthier set than some, notable for some big hits like Painkiller and Fishing For A Dream.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:48 am

MTV World Stage: Fall Out Boy
From the Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico, on Oct 3rd, 2013. I find them a bit smug at times, however I am prepared to let it slide because I like Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, with which they closed this performance.

The South Bank Show Originals: Cher
From 1999, just after her 'Believe' comeback. She was a talkative and fearless interviewee, to the point where I wondered whether she's written it all down in an autobiography or not. Apparently, she's kicking back on Twitter amongst other things these days, and I can well believe it.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:51 am

Nicki Minaj - Live From Brooklyn
July 2015, on the Pinkprint Tour, from the Barclays Center, Brooklyn. It didn't help that I only recognised about 1 track in 5, some of which seemed to be mixtape medleys too. The large parts of the audience singing every word was notable.

Machine Head - Catharsis special
Noisy metal band have new album out, their 9th, so Robb Flynn chatted to Matt Stocks. He's turned 50 now, and has been experimental with the new album, and expects the fans to respect his judgement calls. He pays tribute to the Beatles' Hamburg days, talks about how music overcame his introversion, working on a 1 : 4 ratio of good songs written to bad, how a YouTube demo about the 2016 US Election spread the word about them to a wider audience, and so on.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:48 am

The Righteous Brothers
From the Roxy, Hollywood, California, apparently their first taped-for-later effort in 21 years. They seemed in good mood, belting through what surprised me as a mostly-covers set (of course, Unchained Melody is one, but I didn't realise it was pretty much their usual stock). They did a few medleys too. They paid lip service to Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill, who were in the audience.

Binneas - Tryst
A short burst from Na Trads in 2016, enlivened still further because they were a bagpipe band.

Live With... The Professionals
Originally the post-Sex Pistols project of Steve Jones and Paul Cook, only the latter is part of this reformation, but they belted through the songs, which were pretty fine.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:13 am

The BET Life of B2K
I can't pretend I was a fan, but they were treated here like a black N Sync, despite imploding pretty quickly after managerial difficulties resulting in Omarion going solo and the other 3 not doing much at all.

Hits, Hype & Hustle - An Insider's Guide to the Music Business
Another 3 hour look over how to succeed, covering how to make stars, how to tour, and how to make a comeback. Some of the stories came up in each episode eg Motown, and there were some caustic anecdotes about those who made it, and those who didn't. A&R is a different ball game these days, touring involves professionalism and organisation, and it's easier to make a comeback if you have a back catalogue more like OMD's than Musical Youth's.

Planet Rock Profiles: The Cranberries
A repeat from 2002, not really much of a tribute to the late Dolores. But at least she could tell her story herself here, and how the touring treadmill worked against them, and her in particular. Sad.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 am

Live in London Session: Tiwa
Ms Savage is from Lagos, and her gig here at the HMV Apollo was fairly entertaining stuff.

Needle Time: Thomas McClary
He started on the ukulele, from which he moved to the guitar, having developed a innovative style. His family faced tough times during civil rights struggles, but he made it to Tuskegee University, where he met Lionel Richie, and they formed the Commodores. Their funk project predated disco, trying to be progressive. They toured as the openers for the Jackson 5, and earned a contract. They mixed up the groovy tracks with more mellow ballads like Three Times A Lady. They got respect from Rolling Stone magazine, and enjoyed their success. They tried to be a black Beatles. But Lionel went solo, and in ire at the others, Thomas left too, though he still hopes for a reformation some day. He's written a book "Rock and Soul", and has been on the straight and narrow and near to God since the big time.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:11 am

Live in London Session: Wizkid
Still at the HMV Apollo in London, it's the Nigerian wunderkind from 2011 in a lengthy set notable for also including Banky W, Eddie Kadi and others, and a special appearance from footballer Djibril Cisse to do a little dance.

Marmozets: On Record
Matt Stocks' series returns with him talking to Rebecca and Jack from this upcoming Brit rock group whose 2nd album is out now, coming a few years after their first. They've experimented a bit with this album, but feel confident in their directions, test material on tours, and respect Weezer and Queens of the Stone Age as acts who plough their own course without worrying about what record companies think. They've advanced from their 1st album, and are happy to get back on the road.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 am

Live in London Sessions: Timaya
An hour or so from the IndigO2m from a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter (apparently). The most notable skit was at the end where he gave the mic to some bloke in the audience who was singing along (about as well as Timaya).

Ricky Ross
The Deacon Blue frontman here touring his 6th solo album from back in 2013. The first 1/3 seemed to be a straight documentary, then it became a gig from Dundee, where he grew up. He did banter and intros between songs and came across really well, and he did some Deacon Blue songs inbetween his own, which were just as excellent. All in all, a treat. He concluded his tour at Barlinnie Prison, prison gigs being something he enjoys, fearing no stigma, and rewarding guards as much as prisoners.


Last edited by misery guts on Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:24 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:49 am

Belladrum 2016 - Cridhe Tartan - Gavin James
A short burst from an Irish singer-songwriter, fair enough stuff.

The Fall - The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E Smith
A 2005 tribute repeated in remembrance, spookily featuring Smith's biggest fan, DJ John Peel, amongst other former band mates like DJ Marc Riley, and fans like Stewart Lee. The most memorable parts were some of the unexpected ones, such as an endorsement Mark recounted getting from Bo Diddley. There will never be another band quite like the Fall.

Live in London Sessions: Davido
A Nigerian producer and singer, with performance mixed in with brief excerpts from behind the scenes chatter about his sense of pride in performing there, his African tour, his support acts and so on.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:02 am

HARDtalk: James Rhodes
The highly-gifted classical pianist, talking more about his horrific experience of being abused, and another recent book about it. He's a likeable guy, but he must have some incredible strength to not only carry on as normal as he can. He does talk about quitting a financial career at the age of 28 to devote himself to music, which is his pain release mechanism, and which he is clearly very talented at.

Live In London Session: Zahara
There's oddities about this series, but this was a steady enough little show from Wembley Arena, apparently. She talked of how moved she was to get such a great reception in London. She's a star in her village. Probably the most intriguing song sounded like it had a melody like Knocking On Heaven's Door, but wasn't.

Belladrum 2017 - Cridhe Tartan - Franz Ferdinand
The Scots pop-rockers have a new 5th album out around now, but this was from last year, and seemed to mainly plumb their earlier works, and avoid the big singles. They also name-checked KT Tunstall, so I hope that gig turns up in time too.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:10 am

The South Bank Show Originals: Liza Minnelli
From a show in 2008, where Liza was doing a one-woman show at the London Coliseum to mark 40 years in showbiz (so I think even amateur mathematicians can suss what she'll be marking this year). She spoke of having good parents, how acting informed her singing, was brought up alongside other children of big stars, appearing at the London Palladium with her mother, her admiration for Bob Fosse, her godmother being Kay Thompson, and so on. Michael York was featured in 2018, looking distinctly ancient.

Larry King Now - Andy Grammer
His 3rd LP, "The Good Parts" has recently been released. His mother died 9 years ago. He started out busking for 4 years, until he was star spotted one day and the rest was fame. He opened for Stevie Wonder last year, he admires Bruno Mars and Alessia Cara, and would like to work with Billy Joel. He's involved with a project to deal with homelessness, had a go at Dancing With The Stars, comes from LA, and would like to take up drumming and acting at later dates.

Live In London Session: Psquare
They seem to be brothers. I suspect this show was abbreviated too, but at least the tracks were introduced by caption. They've worked with Akon and Rick Ross, and their mother died fairly recently to whenever this was shot.

Bob Marley - The Making of a Legend
Actress Esther Anderson became connected to Bob Marley, and took early home movies of him and other band members in the early 70s. The tapes were believed lost for 37 years until they turned up in Canada, and hence this 2011 film with Esther relating her story. When Bob cheated on her with Cindy Brakespeare, she was philosophical about it, but when she learned Bob was in fact married to Rita, then she left him. I came away with admiration for her, and less for him.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:47 am

Live in London Session: Iyanya
He's a multi-award-winning Nigerian rapper who won the 1st series of some fame reality show. The highlight was an "oldschool RnB medley" which covered, I kid you not, Richard Marx's Right Here Waiting, Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing and a 3rd track I couldn't identify. He gave way to Emma Nyre after a while, apparently doing a set to launch an LP, something in connection with "Triple MG". Iyanya returned for a track enticingly called Bust My Brain, which seemed to sample Snow's Informer, but then was cut off. I suspect this was another show cut short by poor scheduling.

The Animal Symphony
Tiresome animal-friendly presenter Chris Packham planned to see if wildlife responded to music, and asked Nitin Sawhney to try and compose a symphony to appeal to them. Clearly there are connections, where howling dogs, twittering starlings and blackbirds, dancing cockatiels and sealions, or the songs of wolves and whales. With help from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sawhney had a bash, with mixed results. The wolves responded to the whalesong, the sealions and cockatiels boogied to the rhythms, and the birds joined in. Only the dogs didn't go for it.

The BET Life of Ciara
The usual career stuff from the R&B star who's apparently put out 5 or 6 LPs, though she hasn't hit in the UK in over a decade. Her "Matrix" dance, her typifying "Crunk & B", her being from Atlanta, it was much the usual story.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:08 pm

The Blockheads - Live at the Water Rats
An entertaining show, and some of their newer material compares favourably with their classic stuff. That said, it seems weird to recall Ian Dury died almost 20 years ago.

Only Men Aloud - Y Bois At Enlli
The 20-strong choir have had a cull, and now there's only 8 of them. They spent a week on retreat on the remote Bardsey Island to discover a new sound for their new set-up. Seemed to work out quite well.

The Old Grey Whistle Test - Live For One Night Only
A 3 hour tribute show with former presenter Bob Harris talking to guests from the show's 16 year history, montage clips from the many acts to do sets for the show, and live efforts from acts varying from Kiki Dee to Peter Frampton to Gary Numan to Albert Lee. Really well-meant and joyful.

The Old Grey Whistle Test Story
Unlike this sour crap from 2007, with largely acerbic criticism mainly about the show (and especially Bob Harris) in failure to immediately appreciate the wonders of punk rock. Harris famously dissed the New York Dolls as "mock rock" and he's quite sanguine about it these days I believe.

Nicky Horne Presents with Gene Simmons
The Kiss frontman has a new boxset out and another book. He talked of his humble background, and the tough work ethic he got from his mother. Whether that justifies his money-making antics is up to personal choice, I suspect. His daughter is into EDM. He views the famous make-up as warpaint rather than a mask to hide behind. He's also adopted a lot of African kids in a bid to make the world a better place.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  misery guts on Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:40 am

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
How the talented violinist formed his own orchestra in 2000 from different nationalities. After initial difficulties, the 9/11 tragedy really gave an impetus on the importance of the project, and its ability to bring peace and hope to repressive parts of the world.

Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
This 2011 doc made me laugh when I first saw it for its hubris and lack of awareness. Paul Weller amusingly sums it up by saying Annie isn't a celebrity DJ, shown in a one-hour tribute to her?! She moved to Brighton where she was soon writing for the local press, and later brought into DJ circles in London, and then BBC Radio 1. She was very big on the importance of art school movements, from the Beatles to Roxy Music. She was dead keen on punk, and less on Rick Wakeman's ice spectacular. She enjoyed acid house, raves, grime & dubstep and so on. A frequent subtext was to claim that John Peel, often credited as a great friend to unknown talent, was not as important as Annie etc.

Belladrum 2017: Feis a Cridhe Tartan - The Pretenders
From Inverness, Chrissie Hynde rocked a decent set with plenty of material from across the band's career, and she frequently gave a shout-out to her drummer.

Don Broco: Uncut
A good half-hour or so with Matt & Rob answering questions about social media, what inspired their new album, how phones are now part of a concert experience. They seem to be progressing steadily.

2017 MoBO Awards
Held at the First Direct Arena, Leeds last Autumn, this show featured some performances from Stefflon Don, Ray BLK and Davido, with the bulk of the awards simply shown in a swift montage. Stormzy's 3 awards were all given coverage, and Idris Elba accepted an award in person.
avatar
misery guts
Admin

Posts : 6251
Join date : 2009-05-20
Age : 41
Location : Lancashire, NW England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Music Television 3

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 6 of 6 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum