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Offline retiredgoth

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I can't bear..
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:55:36 AM »
...to let this happen.

I peruse this site, and see a site barely used.

I am acutely aware that The Triffids are slipping away from the cultural memory even of those of us old enough to be there.

Now. I write this from the UK, and am pleased to note that there seems to be at least some recognition still about in the Australian music scene. I'm sad to report that I really don't believe this to be so here...

...even when I remember. I remember. I remember...

I remember the first time I heard Stolen Property.

...a couple of friends and I had (somehow) been press-ganged into wardening on a remote coastal bird sanctuary. No electricity. Just gas cooking and light. We had a radio, and we preserved the batteries for after 10pm, when we all went go bed, and listened to John Peel.

The batteries were failing. But. Before they did, out of the radio came this enormous Thing. A Thing of utter wonder. The juxta-posing of time, place, situation, sound....

I'll never forget those five minutes. Wonder and life and love and desolation.

...and when I got home, and bought Born Sandy Devotional, the cover picture....

....that picture. Perfect. As Born Sandy Devotional is a perfect work. A wry they for me will always be a remote cabin on the east coast, in the summer of 1986.

I'm anxious to hear from any others who still carry the flame.

Irfrench@rocketmail.com will find me.

Offline Max Dembo

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 06:16:29 PM »
Doubtless you write this from the UK because living in this
Philistine, rascist, smug, ignorant pustule of a country is TOO much to bear. I just got a new British Passport. I'm only an Australian by birth and as soon as I'm gone the whole place can sink in shit. Actually I don't mean that, it's just that the place is full of...Australians and you know what vapid tools they are in general.
Maxim Gorky ('Bitter Truth' -pen name of Alexi Peshkov)

Offline geoffm

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 08:12:10 PM »
you should join the diplomatic corp Max,you have a gift.
Look George,partridges

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 08:23:30 PM »
Nah, I favour a more 'hands on' approach like that which made
Klaus Barbie such a stalwart weapon in the good fight after the
U.S. snatched him from liberated France.
I think Sir Les, still does us proud, and as he defines it:
Xenophobia: A love of Australia

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 08:36:36 PM »
While I'm running off at the mouth, can any of you tell me if the expression 'to plate' (used with such regularity in Jennie Fabian's classic 'Groupie' (68-72?) is till in currency.
Naturally it doesn't form part of my vernacular except when
quoting Bazza Mc Kenzie : ' Go Plate Your SHIT!'
I direct this to you, Son of Albert, the Eric Partridge of the forum.

Max Politenessman

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 08:50:52 PM »
To seriously address Exgoth's letter, the most pleasure I've got reading this site has when the members or users (what a term!) actually speak about their own personal interactions with David's songs, which is what makes talking about music
you love with like minded folk is such a kick.  Identifying that little beep in the space before the opening chord of Sweet Jane
breaks in, on Loaded. i wish people felt more comfortable spilling all that stuff. THAT'S affecting. Otherwise it CAN be a little bit like a gig guide, not that that isn't a very useful interaction. it's just that ALL of David's musical loves were those that affected him emotionally and if he's reading this stuff
now, I know THAT'S what he'd like to be reading.
Old Senile Uncle Max

Offline son of albert

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 09:37:42 PM »
While I'm running off at the mouth, can any of you tell me if the expression 'to plate' (used with such regularity in Jennie Fabian's classic 'Groupie' (68-72?) is till in currency.
Naturally it doesn't form part of my vernacular except when
quoting Bazza Mc Kenzie : ' Go Plate Your SHIT!'
I direct this to you, Son of Albert, the Eric Partridge of the forum.

Max Politenessman

Hi Max. I am afraid the only time I have ever come across this term is in said book. I bought it at an exhibition of Mick Rock photos which was stunning - the Barrett photos particularly. I spoke to Mick but we didn't get round to talking about plating - only Barrett and Bowie.

Eric x
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Offline seb

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 11:58:26 AM »
i wish people felt more comfortable spilling all that stuff. THAT'S affecting.
Old Senile Uncle Max

Hi Max

In the poll mentioned in another thread, once you had selected your 10 votes, you had to select your pick for the greatest Aus album of all time and then give a limited word explanation of why. I wasn't expecting the explanation part so this was written off the cuff, but here it is:

        'Why I voted BSD as the greatest Australian album of all time" by J

       McComb's amazing and evocative lyrics. This album sings  wordpictues of
       landscapes & heartscapes. Some songs become a place in your soul, and         
       that's where I keep BSD. The neverending roadtrip, eternal desire and
       heartbreak. Still perfect frailties  :)


Short & sweet
J x

Offline Max Dembo

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 11:20:15 AM »
Thankyou.
I feel touched and enlightened. What a shame that expressions
like 'wicked', 'awesome', 'it's all good' and similarly vapid bits of vernacular can't also vanish without trace.
Still, good book, eh?   I'm not Alan Partridge.

I'm Max Dembo...aHa

Offline son of albert

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 06:32:04 AM »
Ex Goth has a point however. Wherethafucizeverybody????
It's an idea some day, in my tears, my dreams...

Offline Mark_from_Perth

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Re: I can't bear..
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 11:33:40 PM »
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Ex Goth has a point however. Wherethafucizeverybody

I guess i fall into this category....
I've been waylaid by a few job changes and life changes and general turbulence....
Haven't been to a gig in several months (but hoping to rectify this this weekend)...
But I think I'm getting my sh..t together.
I see there are still the regular poster's around, which is great, for they've  been keeping the forum alive...good onya folks.

Maybe I can stick around again ...I sure hope so.

Mark