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Posts posted by peterferris8

  1. Listened through the whole thing on Apple Music yesterday. Have to say I'm a bit underwhelmed by the collection as a whole. Although it's nice being reminded of how good an album it is, and how good the b-sides, rarities and live cuts included are, the thing is I feel like I've already heard the vast majority of this stuff before (apart from Stateless). For comparison, Linkin Park released a very similar 20th anniversary box for Hybrid Theory, and it's a huge treasure trove - the original album, the remix album (Reanimation), and a whole bunch of rarities, demos, remixes and live cuts that have been hard to find up til now. Sad to say, but U2 could've done better with this reissue IMO.

  2. Last night I watched Biffy Clyro do a livestreamed online gig to launch their new album A Celebration of Endings. They played at the Barrowlands in Glasgow, with no audience in the building, instead you bought a 'ticket' for £14 which would allow you to view the livestream on YouTube. In the area where there'd normally be an audience they instead had loads of different performance areas where they moved between throughout the set, along with a section that seated an orchestra. One of the most inspiring things I've ever seen, and apart from anything else, it makes me really miss live music.

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  3. To be honest, given that this year has been so...unexpected, it wouldn't completely blow my mind if we ended up hearing this or even just one or two songs that were intended for it. Maybe there are some Ascent demos lying around? Could do with some more lockdown listening... 

    That said, I think given that Songs of Innocence/Experience were marketed as a two-part era, I think this'll be a separate musical entity.

  4. 15 hours ago, Malahide said:

    45494 I was surprised to hear that Boris Johnson is easing the British corona lockdown but that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland reject the measure. It seems the United Kingdom is no longer united..

    45495 - That's what happens when you have a prime minister as inept and callous as Boris Johnson. He missed 5 emergency meetings in January, February and March, and wanted to go the opposite way of all the other countries in lockdown and pursue a strategy of 'herd immunity' - the idea that if enough people in the UK get sick with the virus and pass it on, we'll all become immune. This is blatant nonsense as recovering from the virus doesn't make you immune, and would've resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. The only reason the lockdown happened is because of the public outcry, which is also the only reason anything positive's happened here. Now with the lockdown being eased despite us still being right in the thick of it, it would seem that our neighbours in Scotland, Wales & NI have a whole lot more common sense than the PM.

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  5. 3 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

    45, 490 - The theory with the cat is easier to understand :lol: 

    Seriously though, such unclear guidelines are dangerous. I'm not going back to the library until all the MPs think it's OK to go and crowd back into Parliament. People are still catching this virus and dying from it - I don't want to risk being one of them. Or to risk anyone I know catching it.  

    45491 - I work in a restaurant, and according to current government guidelines restaurants, pubs & bars could be open again as soon as 1 July, which would currently put us at halfway through lockdown. Halfway through lockdown, with what's just been confirmed as the second worst death toll in the world. Needless to say, I'm a bit worried.

  6. 21 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

    45, 483 - Counting in here before I start counting my latest set of trading cards, which arrived yesterday. 

    You have to applaud the postal service for managing to deliver my box of Star Wars cards... on Star Wars Day. I was able to open them in the middle of my annual film marathon B)

    And @peterferris8 I badly need to catch up with both Clone Wars and Rebels. Haven't seen any of either yet and haven't got Disney Plus. 

    45484 - I haven't really delved into Rebels yet but Clone Wars is absolutely worth watching all the way through. Especially the later seasons.

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