83 thoughts on “Talking Head

  1. Fergus the magic postman

    And you may ask yourself
    How do I work this?
    You might say to yourself
    these are not my minuscule hands.
    You might ask yourself
    well, why did you put me here?

  2. rotide

    I realise I’m in a huge minority with this but imo Talking Heads are the single most overrated act of the last 100 years.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        I don’t know them from Adam but I had a pair of knee-high socks with the 5 of them pictured along the side when I was a kid.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          nor do I (and never had socks). in fact, I meant to say the Bee Gees. I think they looked a bit alike. (as an aside, I’ve always been a bit disappointed that their name didn’t spawn more gee jokes. Probably too late now)

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        Oh god yes Foo Fighters… Noel Gallagher solo… Florence and the Machine… most of the beardy bands except Midlake… Michael Jackson… The Beach Boys… I could go on… :)

  3. Charger Salmons

    David Bowie.
    Not even his best friends had the heart to tell him Tin Machine was bollocks.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          Tin Machine wasn’t to everyone’s liking (not to many people’s liking even) but Bowie was aware of it. He didn’t care. Always intended it as a temporary departure. He could have continued doing what he was doing, but admirably didn’t. No one individual has made a greater contribution to modern music than Bowie.

          (And if Tin Machine hadn’t happened, there’d have been no Nirvana/grunge scene. Its worth will come to be appreciated in time ).

          1. Charger Salmons

            Well each to their own.
            Personally my favourite LIVE rock band without a shadow of doubt was Status Quo.
            Here’s the original line-up looking very ancient but still cranking it out.
            And they even have a special message for their Irish fans at around 1.18.49.
            Do enjoy.

        2. The Real Shrimply Pibbles

          Not only are you a racist moron Charger but you have no taste either. I wonder are the two connected? Can’t say I’m surprised but…..

          1. Charger Salmons

            Cheer up Spud – it’s Friday and time for scoops.
            Here’s my favourite live band.Not the greatest musicians but for a live band they were excellent.
            Getting on a bit here but still cranking it out.
            There’s even a shout-out for their Irish fans at 1.18.49.
            Enjoy and chill out bro.


          2. Charger Salmons

            @ The Real Shrimply Pibbles

            Squitter-free I’m afraid.
            Attended the opening of a newly-refurbished pub tonight and the pints were deliciously cool and creamy.
            Great selection of finger food ( the grilled shrimp and chicken skewers were to die for ) and didn’t hear a single person exercised about Brexit or the border.
            Sometimes I think we all get too worked up about stuff which most folk couldn’t care less about.
            Anyway,I hope you enjoy your weekend.

          3. Naoml

            @ Charger, there was a fabulous segment on the BBC NI news just now, with regard to Brexit, give it a viewing on Catch-up. Make sure you’ve an abundance of toilet rolls and wipes in for your skittery demise before you hit the cot.

            Toodle-pip chump.

  4. Charger Salmons

    Of course some music is timeless.
    This classic embodies modern Britain with a traditional favourite being sung by a Peruvian ( hence the get-up ) with a Finnish conductor leading the orchestra and chorus.
    The flags represent many countries and the EU flag show how close inclusive Brexit Britain hopes to be with its neighbours.
    There’s even a Paddy proudly waving the Irish flag at the end.Good man yourself.
    Rousing stuff and the perfect way to start a Friday evening on the turps.

  5. Nigel

    That moment where he mocked the disabled reporter would have been the death knell for any other candidate, up to that point. Still sickening.

      1. Charger Salmons

        And here’s another one.
        Bruce Springsteen.
        A few good songs but essentially a pub rocker.

          1. Charger Salmons

            It’s a great stadium anthem but I prefer his slower stuff.
            The Ghost of Tom Joad is a gorgeous album but I can take or leave most of the rest of his output.
            It tended to be variations on a downtrodden,blue collar working man theme.
            Sound feller though.Had a beer with him once when he was in London fighting a copyright infringement case in the High Court.
            His brief was related to a friend of mine.
            Anyway,I’m surprised you’re on here at this time – most of Ireland seems to be glued to a TV watching the Toy Show and recapturing their childhood.
            RTE worked out decades ago that simple things work for simple folk.
            Goebbels had it down to a fine art too when it came to sheeple.

          2. Charger Salmons

            I’m kinda old school in that I have 1500 CDs covering the walls of my Man Cave here.
            I like getting them off the shelf and reading the sleeve notes.
            At the moment I have Keb Mo playing to accompany a really nice bottle of South African Pinotage I’m sipping and next up is Bap Kennedy,the brother of Brian Kennedy, who died last year and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
            It’s a sort of Americana groove I’m into tonight.
            Yourself ?

          3. Brother Barnabas

            As a blending component, pinotage is fine, I suppose. Isolated, can’t stand alone. Saccharine and way too New World.

          4. Charger Salmons

            And now just firing up a Cohiba from the humidor to go with the plate of cheese and biscuits Mrs Charger Salmons has dropped in to keep me going.
            Is there any more pleasant thing in life than a late-night stogie,a glass of velvety red and some daycent choons on the stereo ?
            Happy days.

        1. Charger Salmons

          I admire a man of taste but for four snots a bottle on offer from Aldi I’ll get down and dirty.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            I doubt that’s intended for consumption. Would you not just cork it and follow Mrs Salmon up the stairs? Sounds like it’s been a while.

          2. Charger Salmons

            Doubt it.
            The chaps out in Adelaide start the Second Test around 3ish so we’ll aim for that.
            A glass of port is next up I think and then we’ll see what the night brings after that.
            Do you follow cricket at all ? I know it’s complicated and requires a reasonable attention span but you should try it some time.

          3. Charger Salmons

            My chum out at the ground just texted me to say it’s overcast and grey.
            Hopefully the chaps win the toss and bowl first as those are ideal conditions for England’s bowling attack of Anderson and Broad.
            Perfect to achieve some reverse swing and put those Aussie convicts on the back foot.

          4. Charger Salmons

            By jove I just pulled out two CDs at random and Harry Connick Junior and Christie Hennessy came up.
            Decisions decisions.

          5. Teresa

            Cricket and Status Quo fan. Ye couldn’t make that up. I’m getting images of an Oxfam wardrobe collection, a combover and the stench of stale beer.

      2. Serval

        Tom Waits’ first 2 albums are awesome.
        Give them a listen. He sings with a nice voice on those 2.
        The rest is pants – when he started singing like a 104 year old with laryngitis.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          Ah here.

          Every one of his albums from 70s was brilliant.

          But went well beyond that.

          Rain Dogs, Swordfishtrombones (80s), Bone Machine (90s), Mule Variations (00)… all among best albums ever.

          Rain Dogs, in particular, is in top 10 best ever albums.

          You’re upsetting me now.

        2. Go A Way


          They’re not bad but more like the end of his lounge singer career, crooning and MOR style, the songwriting is quite good already though

          For me the likes of Raindogs is far more interesting, far more pushing the envelope and experimentation combined with the great songwriting

          For something in between the two eras I prefer the “Heart of Saturday night”

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          I know what you mean Brother Barnabas, he’s the type of singer that ticks almost every box for me but I’ve tried to listen to him and he leaves me cold.
          see also: Frank Zappa.

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            Yeah, the trucker caps and check shirts thing sound isn’t really for me, Grizzly Bear and the like…. Oh.. And I know he’s Canadian but Neil Young’s voice has me leaping for the off switch.

  6. The drummer from Bananarama

    I should apologise, four times…

    Boys, I’m sorry for being so sexy.
    Girls, I’m sorry for being so sexy.
    Maths experts, I’m sorry for being so sexy.

Comments are closed.