When Telly Ruled Christmas

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Good times.

Nat King Coleslaw writes:

Pleasantly random selection of Irish TV Christmas moments from the 80s. Particularly fond of the drink-driving ad at 0:16 “Don’t drink and drive, but if you insist: not more than two”

17 thoughts on “When Telly Ruled Christmas

  1. bisted

    …Maurice Pratt…timeless…but always backing the wrong horse…sprouts and celery are about half the price today…

  2. Bacchus

    I think those claims that U2 just might be a bit shit has strong evidence now. D’Edge needs more pedals than the Tour de France to sound anything like a guitarist.

    1. rotide

      Like that other joker Martin Scorcese who needs a crew of 300 and fancy camera and editing equipment just to tell a story?!

      Could he not just tour cinemas and tell people whjat happens like.

        1. rotide

          It’s no worse than your ridiculous idea that The Edge is somehow less of a musician because he uses his instrument in a different way.

          1. Bacchus

            he’s less of a musician because he can’t play the guitar. He uses banks of effects to cover it up. it obviously works on some.

      1. rotide

        You have to ask yourself why it is that when Bill Bailey sticks on a delay pedal you instantly think ‘that sounds like U2’. Not, ‘that sounds like a bloke playing with a delay pedal’.

        No one in their right mind thinks that the edge is jimi hendrix. However trying to claim that he didn’t develop a sound that defined one of the most succesful bands of the modern era is laughable. Console yourself listening to your Joe Satriani albums. That’s something I gave up when I was 13.

        1. Bacchus

          their success is self evident but I’d argue the U2 “sound” owes more to Bono’s warbling than too many delay pedals. Larry is the best musician in the group… which tells you something. Or it should.

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