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Oct 15, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Restored and colorized film footage, with a specially created sound-design added, of Trafalger Square, Picadilly Circus and wonderful footage from the train station...It's quite extraordinary and absolutely fascinating to watch, just as if you actually have stepped back in time. To see how smart and elegant everyone looks is a joy, even people who had very little money, made an effort to look their best when out in public. The majority of people back then had pride in how they looked and conducted themselves...Although this is footage of the more affluent West End, people of all classes made much more effort in that era on the sartorial front, which actually continued through the 1950s, 60s and indeed the 70's...I have some wonderful photographs of my Mum and Dad from the 1950s and they both look knockout, just like film stars really...I love 1950s fashion, so stylish and elegant. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this short film restoration of 1930s London, as much as I did.
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Aug 31, 2022
In World Outside The Window
There's a lot of 'information' out there, regarding the current state and position of Artificial Intelligence, and it's relationship and balance with human beings...It's continued exponential growth and development, and the many possible future scenarios, both good and frighteningly bad, is a subject that warrants very careful thought, consideration and respect...I think it's hard to say at the minute exactly what will happen, pure speculation, but AI's rather mind-blowing achievements and progression so far, can't be denied..the AI generated art of Midjourney and others, a good example. Are you excited, concerned, fearful?.....For me, I think it's a mix of all these feelings, but I do believe this will most certainly come with a dark-side....only time will tell...possibly sooner than later..😐 I thought this video was rather interesting:
AI...just how concerned should we be? content media
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Jun 17, 2022
In The World And His Wife
I've actually thought about this one or two times before and my question follows a similar train of thought, raised by drastic mark, a few posts back. Firstly, this is just a suggestion and I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but, why on earth don't you post all your new music posts into one dedicated thread?...You could for example, call it 'Vlad's Music Vault' and every new piece of music you post would go into that dedicated thread...Rather similar to wadcorps 'Potential Bill Nelson album covers' thread, that I regularly post in. This is just one thread, with over 1200 posts in it!, or Head Gardener's thread, just one thread, with 189 posts in it...Doing it this way keeps everything neat and tidy and concise and doesn't spam the whole forum, as your posts are doing. Basically, the first four pages of The World And His Wife are mostly all your posts/threads, and every time you make a new thread, it does push everything down one place and eventually pushes threads that don't get used too much right back to pages 4, 5, 6, whatever, where they have little chance of being viewed again, let alone having people interact with them. So as well as it keeping things orderly, it also show a respect, courtesy and consideration to other forum members who post here, or on any forum, just a common decency and doesn't dominate the board with one persons threads....Can you imagine if all the 'Potential Bill Nelson album covers' had all been separate threads, it would be ridiculous..In fact it would cover over 40 full pages on this forum...but as it is, it just takes up one nice, compact and concise thread, and as a result is so much easier and nicer to view...and of course your new total music thread and The Bill Nelson Album covers thread and Head Gardeners thread and other popular threads would all stay on the first page! Anyway, that's just a suggestion from me, it is purely just that, meant with no malice or anger, but just seems to make so much sense, so, all the best.
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Jun 15, 2022
In World Outside The Window
50 Today! Here's my little tribute, in honour of Ziggy Stardust, born 50 years ago today. I thought it warranted it's own thread. 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars', was first released on 16th June 1972 and Bowie's iconic alter-ego was born (the Starman lead single preceding this in April of '72). So I created this little artwork, a bit of a mish-mash really (and I know the Bowie image is off the Aladdin Sane cover, but I love his hair on this)..I just wanted to get the message out there and say, come on people, get this intergalactic masterpiece out today, give it a few spins, as a salute to Bowie's huge influence and effect on creativity, music and experimentation, which simply can't be overstated.
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Tourist
May 19, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Yet another great guitarist leaves planet earth. I only just found out...he died on 13th May. Probably most famous for playing with David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He played guitar on Bowie's Low album, alongside Carlos Alomar (and Bowie, ofc) and Pop's Lust For Life, both in 1977. He suffered a long illness with Parkinson's disease.
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Tourist
May 19, 2022
In World Outside The Window
The Futureheads ~ Hounds Of Love
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May 17, 2022
In William's World
The Listeners By Walter de la Mare ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest’s ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller’s head: And he smote upon the door again a second time; ‘Is there anybody there?’ he said. But no one descended to the Traveller; No head from the leaf-fringed sill Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes, Where he stood perplexed and still. But only a host of phantom listeners That dwelt in the lone house then Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight To that voice from the world of men: Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair, That goes down to the empty hall, Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken By the lonely Traveller’s call. And he felt in his heart their strangeness, Their stillness answering his cry, While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf, ’Neath the starred and leafy sky; For he suddenly smote on the door, even Louder, and lifted his head:— ‘Tell them I came, and no one answered, That I kept my word,’ he said. Never the least stir made the listeners, Though every word he spake Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house From the one man left awake: Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup, And the sound of iron on stone, And how the silence surged softly backward, When the plunging hoofs were gone.
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May 10, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Astrophobia (J)...I miss you mate! This place has never been the same since you left. If by some chance you happen to read this, I hope you are well and doing good, and keeping floating above all the world negativity and seeming freefall downwards. Your pal, Nick.
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Apr 12, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Only just found out. He died on Saturday, aged 65. '(I'm) Stranded' released in 1976, was a great single, which I bought at the time and it really had an impact back then, helping get me into the whole punk 'thing'.
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Tourist
Apr 01, 2022
In World Outside The Window
New mural created in honour of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis in his hometown of Macclesfield A wonderful work of art New mural created in honour of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis in his hometown of Macclesfield | ITV News Granada Here's a couple of shots (screen-cap's, please excuse poor quality)..some drone nice footage in the attached link
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Tourist
Feb 16, 2022
In World Outside The Window
I would normally put this in single track of the day, or favourite music promo vids, but Killing Joke are worth a mention on their own and I know there are one or two fans here in DV...A storming new track from their forthcoming EP, released 25th March. Killing Joke still relevant...still moving forwards...still tackling the chaos head-on...still making great music. Killing Joke ~ Lord Of Chaos
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Jan 02, 2022
In World Outside The Window
This is outside the box of all things Bill Nelson, because we all love Bill, the man and his music, which is why we're all here in the first place, (obviously). But if you're ever feeling a little down and need a little instant lift in spirits, may I recommend listening to 'Zoom', by Fat Larry's Band........It worked for me the other day, eased a smile back on my face and put me back in forward gear......I hadn't heard this song for many a year, forgot about it really, to all intents and purposes, but what a (Christmas) cracker it is!...played it again just now, and instant smile back on mush. So a Happy New Year 2022 to Bill and Jon and crew and all here at Dreamsville, and Zoom, onwards and upwards!..😎😍
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Dec 12, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Just learned today the sad news that Mensi of the Angelic Upstarts has passed away (yesterday, I believe) aged 65, after a recent battle with Covid. Can't imagine too many people here being into the Upstarts, I can only think of myself and Radium Girl, but they were a great band back in the day, an anti-fascist/working class punk band formed in South Shields in 1977, who had some powerful songs and were always good live. 'I'm An Upstart' remains a punk classic........other songs of note include, 'The Murder Of Liddle Towers', 'Teenage Warning', 'Police Oppression', 'Leave Me Alone', 'Never 'Ad Nothing' Mensi, far left ...always loved the band logo, and the cover art for this single It was of it's time, of course it was, but that's how it was always meant to be! I'm An Upstart still sounds fresh and vibrant today, and, in this case, is still relevant.
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Tourist
Sep 19, 2021
In William's World
It's an album I don't see mentioned too much here in Dreamsville..Jon, Alec, Steve and myself have given it praise, and that's ok to all the others that have not (and apologies to those that have, that I haven't mentioned)..it's all about personal connection. The reason I mention this?..well, my very favourite BN albums include Sailor Bill(#1), Golden Melodies, Stereo Star Maps, Dreamland To Starboard, Dazzlebox, Gleaming, Return To Jazz Of Lights, Rosewood(1), Mazda...I'd better leave it there, or there will be a list of 20, lol....But, I find myself going back to Lamplighter, time and time again. I'm listening right now...my family are all safely sleeping, I'm still up burning the candle, habit of a lifetime, understanding and forgiving woman in my life (I'm so lucky), totally relaxed, a few Jonnie Walker Green Labels, all's well with the world...at least until we watch the news tonight. Point is, the more I listen to this wonderful album, the more I fall in love with it...It's actually competing with Sailor Bill😲.....sometimes I think it might be my favourite Bill Nelson album. ...And!...any Be Bop fans that haven't jumped into Bill's solo recordings, well, that's fine too, but if you're looking for mind-blowingly fabulous guitar work, please try this album...Fantastically haunting, always touching the melancholy, reaching back to something we once knew, but definitely a firm message for the here and now!............gloriousness...It's superb!! Any thoughts???
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Tourist
Sep 03, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Steve Jones, 66 today!
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Jul 27, 2021
In William's World
Butlins Filey Holiday Camp
Bill, and others, you may find this interesting content media
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Tourist
Dec 04, 2020
In World Outside The Window
A nice visualization of our solar system, and good fun too. In this interactive demo, the Moon is one pixel across and everything else is scaled to that, including the distances between planets. Get ready to scroll. A lot. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel ...just use right and left arrow keys accordingly.
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Sep 13, 2020
In World Outside The Window
For those who may not be aware of this current and ongoing project of Robert's, it really is worth checking out...Basically, one ambient soundscape released online each week, over a 50 week period. ...here's 'Quiet Moment 19'
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Aug 11, 2020
In William's World
Quite a few will, no doubt, have seen this photograph, but I hadn't (as far as I can remember) until recently. Thought it was worth putting up on the forum and it's a fabulous shot. Bill, and the rest of Be Bop, looking cool as..😎😎 (...just in case anyone doesn't know this, click any images on this site to expand them)
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Jun 15, 2020
In World Outside The Window
This never fails to put a smile on my face. Just one of those moments, great stuff.....KISS GUY!!
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