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Decomposing Composers

So, davesmusictank posted a rather nice piece of music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel earlier. And, since I am incapable of reading that name without hearing it in Michael Palin's voice - and since it was Python's 45th birthday yesterday, and I missed it - I figured that I might as well bother the rest of you with something appropriate. This is the rather excellent Decomposing Composers, from the album Monty Python Sings. One of their quieter, more reflective moments:

I bought this album when it first came out, for the 20th anniversary in 1989. On cassette, with a huge, concertina-ed inlay full of lyrics written in ant-sized print, and a very sweet dedication to Graham. At the time I was really only familiar with The Lumberjack Song and Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Imagine my parents' delight when I began to fill the house with the gentle strains of Every Sperm Is Sacred and Sit On My Face. I have to be quite honest and admit that I didn't realise what that latter song was about until some years afterward. I was the worst teenage rebel ever.

In other news, Starsky & Hutch grows progressively sillier. In the most recent episode, Starsky got shot in the back, so Hutch slung his arm around his neck, hauled him up, and carried him into a back room whilst yelling for clean towels and hot water. He'd been shot, Hutch. He wasn't having a baby. We'll skirt around the fact that you probably killed him just by moving him like that anyway. Then he gave Starsky his watch, told him he'd synchronised it with the one out front, and told him to cause a distraction, having completely failed to tell him when. And the episode had the worst "comedy" ending ever. It's a fun show, it really is, but those "comedy" tag scenes are driving me insane. Still, it's a lot more entertaining than Gotham, so there's that.


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Oct. 7th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
I have to admit I've never been a big fan of Monty Python ...
Oct. 7th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Gasp! Sacrilege! ;)
Oct. 7th, 2014 10:39 am (UTC)
TV 'tecs are made of sterner stuff than the average Joe. I'm surprised he got shot though: baddie's can't shoot straight for toffee;p

No point using 'Gotham' to fill the up coming 'Sinbad' shaped hole in my life then?
Oct. 7th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
Depends what you're after! Episode three was quite fun, but I really don't know if I'll stick with it much longer. Most of it is pretty dull. I wouldn't mind if it was bad or ridiculous, but dull is no fun at all. Sean Pertwee's good, mind.
Oct. 8th, 2014 10:44 am (UTC)
Looks like I'll be sticking to property shows then if it is dull! I'm barely even a casual with Batman fandom & I'm not too bothered about catching it. It's on Five so they'll probably drop it as soon as I get into it anyway:/
Oct. 14th, 2014 09:40 am (UTC)
Having seen episode four of "Gotham" now, it's definitely getting better. Still pretty dark though, so if you're after fun, it probably isn't your thing.

I wholeheartedly recommend "Forever" though. I've fallen completely in love with that. Requires pixies though. Or Sky.
Oct. 14th, 2014 10:55 am (UTC)
I'm not in the mood for dark - I've got Ewar in a future totalitarian state to watch (1990). It's so bad it lets him run an independent newpaper, heh.

If it's on Sky it will come to Pick eventually:)
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