Recollection is a project to review my record collection. I will listen to an album I own and review it. The album will be chosen randomly by computron. Today computron chooses… Album: BBC Sessions Artist: The Who Released: 2000 Format(s) I own it on: CD There was a trend in the ’90s and 2000s to release compilations of BBC Radio musical performances on CD. The Beatles had a huge success with Live At The BBC. The Kinks, Bowie, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zepplin, hell, even Loudon Wainwright III. This is The Who’s entry. Where these compilations excel is hearing bands you know and love performing covers of early rock and roll and sometimes… Read More »Recollection Volume 17 – BBC Sessions
Time for a non-Rocktober post. I’ve made some ringtones for my iPhone, and I thought I’d share. Yes I’m infringing on some copyright with these, but I hope the BBC, Nintendo, Stephin Merritt, Apple, and the TTC will forgive me. The Magnetic Fields – “BBC Radiophonic Workshop” Doctor Who Theme (Christopher Eccleston era) Doctor Who Theme (William Hartnell era) Super Mario Bros. coin sound The Magnetic Fields – “One April Day” Sloan – “Cheap Champaign” Tetris music TTC door chime
Britain, Britain, Britain. This weekend I watched the new Doctor Who, but I also watched a six-part BBC drama called State of Play. The show is a political drama, which takes place in London. It starts with the murder of a young black man, by a professional killer. That same morning, a young woman jumps in front of a subway train. Her boss/lover, Steven Collins (Member of Parliament for a Manchester-area riding) hasn’t been an MP for long, but he’s making waves. He’s heading up a cross-party energy committee, and is seen as a contender for a cabinet post. His public grief at the loss of his employee make it… Read More »State of Play
I really don’t know what to make of this episode. At times it was silly, but not necessarily in a good way, at times it was dark, but kind of hokey. I don’t really find that the Doctor’s behaviour is really believable. David Tennant’s Doctor is not the Doctor to presume such might over lower-beings (ie. Humans), I could see Christopher Eccelston’s Doctor in that stance, but not Tennant’s. Also, what’s with the burning fire on the surface of Mars? Yes, Mars has atmosphere, but I doubt it’s thick enough to support a burning flame. Though, I did really enjoy the episode.