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Ask Frost* / Re: CD BOOKLET
November 15, 2008, 10:41:18 PM
What do people mean no lyrics?  The lyrics to the instrumental version are there in their entirety, aren't they??
Frost* / Re: I've got a secret to share :)
November 15, 2008, 06:03:53 PM
Did anyone who's got theirs yet order through CRS?
Frost* / Re: Entire EIMA album now on
November 15, 2008, 05:08:44 PM
They have 'On Your Side' by Magnet.  A great introspective singer-songwriter we often play at work.  If anyone's looking to use up their freebies, they should check it out, or just listen to the track 'Nothing Hurts Now'.
Any Other Business / Re: Doctor Who
November 15, 2008, 02:28:24 PM
Quote from: "Liquid"Ah, thank you.

Looks like, though, that Doctor Who is such an extensive show that even the brief summaries of its runs confuse me.

Hehe, I said mentioned briefs and runs in the same sentence. Yay.

Haha... you should write for 'Scrubs'.
Other Bands / Re: Marillion tour 2008
November 15, 2008, 02:11:10 AM
EXCELLENT show in Manchester tonight.  Everyone was euphoric!
Any Other Business / Re: Doctor Who
November 15, 2008, 02:08:12 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"Tom Baker was the one I saw most, during the time it ran on my public broadcast station.  late Saturday afternoons, soft-shell tacos from Taco Johns, and a bit of herbal supplement made for a great day.   8-)

Don't they still?!
Any Other Business / Re: Doctor Who
November 14, 2008, 02:20:24 PM
I hope my heavy dose of geekiness and love for this show hasn't killed the thread.  Thread's about Doctor Who should run for as long as the show has...
Frost* / Re: D-Day
November 14, 2008, 02:14:59 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "gelu"You're not Chad Wickerman are you? Man, you've got some burning chops.
Your secret's out!
BTW I loved what you did with Andy Summers on Charming Snakes....

Haha: damn... my real identity's out at last!  Thank god my secret identity's schizophrenic, so there's an 'other me' hiding away from you somewhere.

Quote from: "wickedwitch"sod all that, i'm now intrigued as to what it DOES take to get Deb's attention !

I sent her a PM yesterday afternoon, and haven't had a reply.  I guess she's just busy vigorously stuffing her envelopes full of frostie goodness  :shock:  JJ told me that he thinks the CRS stuff is pretty much sorted, though...
Any Other Business / Re: Doctor Who
November 13, 2008, 02:28:23 PM
Doctor Who is brilliant!  I've never watched every single episode from the begining (that would be impossible, since the BBC don't still have a lot of the early film-reels for the Hartnell and Troughton eras), but grew up watching random episodes repeated on the BBC and UK Gold.  It was watchin the Jon Pertwee era that really got me into it, and about 7 years ago, I the third doctor turned me from a casual fan to an addict.  I don't know whether he'd have the same effect on Americans, cause that's probably one of the show's most quintessentially English periods.  Pertwee's doctor was earthbound (see south-south-south-southern-england), so that may have contributed.

I wouldn't say there's any one definitive place to start: depends on your tastes really, but i'd either have a read through this: Wikipedia's rather comprehensive history of the programme (if you've got time on your hands), or skim through the: slightly briefer BBC one; then start with the new series, since that's the one that's most likely to get repeated broadcast in the states at the moment.  If you have a bit of a spare cash, and want to pick up a few DVDs on a whim, I think the US releases are near-identical to the UK ones, and can usually be picked up pretty cheaply on Amazon; so you could grap a couple with different doctors, and see what you prefer.

A few personal favourites for each doctor are:

William Hartnell: Dalek Invasion of Earth
Patrick Troughton: Tomb of the Cybermen / The War Games
Jon Pertwee: Spearhead from Space / The Daemons / The Sea Devils / The Three Doctors / The Green Death (but pretty much all of them really!)
Tom Baker: Genesis of the Daleks / Pyramids of Mars / The Deadly Assasin / The Talons of Weng-Chiang / City of Death
Peter Davison: Black Orchid / Earthshock / The Five Doctors / Resurrection of the Daleks / The Caves of Androzani
Colin Baker: The Two Doctors / Revelation of the Daleks
Sylvester McCoy: Remembrance of the Daleks / Battlefield / The Curse of Fenric
Paul McGann: The TV movie's not great, but McGann would have gone on to make a very good doctor.  I'm not really familiar with the audio adventures or radio plays he did, but someone a bit geekier than me may be able to help you out.
Christopher Eccleston: The Unquiet Dead / The Empty Child-The Doctor Dances (2 parter)
David Tennant: Lots...  I do love Tennant.  He's brought a lot of warmth and enthusiasm to the role, and owns a copy of my book.  I'll be sad to see him go next year.  Anyway; Christmas Invasion / Tooth and Claw / School Reunion / Girl in the Fireplace / Rise of the Cybermen-Age of Steel (2 Parter) / Idiot's Lantern / Impossible Planet-The Satan Pit (2 Parter) / Army of Ghosts-Doomsday (2 Parter) / The Shakespeare Code / Human Nature-Family of Blood (a BRILLIANT 2 parter!) / Blink / Utopia / Time Cash (mini episde w/ Peter Davison) / The Unicorn and the Wasp / Silence in the Library-Forest of the Dead (2 Parter) / Turn Left-Stolen Earth-Journey's End (overblown and sentimental, but otherwise pretty cool 3 parter).

So, that should only cost you several hundred quid then...

Oooh, I did enjoy writing that.  Now, back to some REAL work!
Announcements / Re: Help me with some christmas lyrics!!
November 13, 2008, 01:29:33 PM
I wrote a particularly twee Christmas song when I was 13, which had pensioners dabbing their eyes with handkerchiefs and all the PTA mums staring with approval.  We were asked to perform it round many a church Christmas concert.  I think they were a bit shocked when we returned the following year, having discovered Marilyn Manson and industrial rock, with long hair and ripped jeans.

The lyrics ran a little something like this... tissues/sick buckets (delete as appropriate) at the ready:

So, it's that special time of year
filled wit peace and Christmas cheer,
bright lights shining in the streets,
covered in the snow beneath my feet.

And the joy that can be found!
Love and happiness all arond.
Oh no, I don't mind the rain,
because it's Christmas time again.

I don't remember any other verses but the chorus was just 'merry christmas' repeated monotonously, and the middle had me breaking into whistling solo.  There were, of course, customary jingle bells.
Frost* / Re: D-Day
November 13, 2008, 12:58:58 PM
I take it the list of orderers came through ok from CRS in the end?
Frost* / Re: nEW aLBUM sAMPLER
November 13, 2008, 02:21:56 AM
Ordinarilly, a comment like that would have me on the phone to the men-in-the-white coats, but since it's Frost*... FUCK YEAH!!!
Any Other Business / Re: Tea
November 10, 2008, 11:04:28 PM
Couldn't survive without it (and that's not an over-statement).  Kaide, we seem to have the same avatar... obviously people of good taste!
Any Other Business / Re: Weird avatar problem...
November 10, 2008, 11:00:22 PM
Wasn't it the same on the old forum?
Announcements / Re: back and caught up
November 08, 2008, 11:35:13 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"Think we must have bust something due to weight of numbers online :roll:
Or maybee just due to my weight!
Middle age creeps up on you when your not paying attention. Grabs you round the middle and pulls.
Well thats my excuse.

Is that anything like a Doctor Who style regeneration?