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What are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:34 pm
by Dancer
I'm watching " Bessie" the story of Bessie Smith on Sky Atlantic . She was a brilliant Blues singer .
Well worth watching .

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:43 pm
by Rocker
Nice to see this topic up and running again.

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:49 am
by grammer
Sharknado 3---onSYFY
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: These type of films are so bad they are great wuu wuu wuu wuu

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:21 pm
by jwdalk
Put in wet afternoon on this site, remembering how things were

http://brandnewretro.ie/

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:35 am
by Dancer
Just finished watching Les Misérables on Channel4 .........even better the second time around.
It is definitely at the top of my top ten list. This song is just so beautiful scry


Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:56 am
by bugrock
My all time favourite musical. I saw Lea Salonga in Miss Saigon at the West End in 1993. Another beautiful musical. I laugh at Grammers reviews of the Sharknado movies I wouldn't miss em.
Lately I've been watching the Jack Taylor series, having read the books.

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:28 pm
by Micheál
Dancer wrote:Just finished watching Les Misérables on Channel4 .........even better the second time around.
It is definitely at the top of my top ten list. This song is just so beautiful scry


I watched most of it but I was so dissapointed, I turned it off and went to bed. Not a patch on the real show - lacking the passion and emotion and strength of voice of the live performance.

Theres a DVD available of a live "concert" version of the show made on its 10th Anniversary with all the original cast and chorus. That one captured a great deal of the stage shows energy. Two highlights for me
- "Master of the House" rendition
- A brilliant moment is when the little orphaned girl Cosette is doing her famous solo "Castle in the Cloud", a stage bulb blew and she jumped out of her skin with fright - but never missed a note (41:00)
Here is the YouTube link

M.

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:19 am
by Jemser
Micheál, all I can say is WOW, what a performance. I have been enthralled over the past three nights watching this show way into the wee hours of the morning. It was an absolutely fantastic, amazing performance from all the cast and what a fantastic way to end the show. It has given me hours of entertainment over the last three nights. Although, I am sure the neighbours are fed up hearing my attempts at "Bring Him Home" about 2 o'clock in the morning.... If I can just get that high C like Colm Wilkinson does at the end. If a first you don't succeed etc. here we go again "God on hiiiigh, hear my prayer......la la la. :lol:

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:31 pm
by grammer
Was watching this vid of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell last night
The thing that struck me was the faces on the two of them at the beginning :lol: :lol:
Kinda like someone was after doing a runner with the money /or they werent getting paid for the gig. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:54 pm
by Rocker
I love Emmylou but, it probably is no joke having to look happy at every gig.Life is a beach and can drain the laugh off any one.
Enjoyed that grammer.

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:17 pm
by grammer
I was watching "Recruits" on RTE last night -2nd part to night
great insight into the basic training and toughening up of raw recruits into the Defence Forces.
very funny at times -very tough and rough-no mammies boys would get through the course
I hear on the Whineline -people on moaning about the treatment of the recruits-bad language etc.
bad language never hurt anyone -as far as I know.
Boy if these moaners had their way-we would have an army of little cissies.
Looking forward to part 2 tonight -bet most of the recruits get through tougher and better guys.

maybe we should introduce boot camps for the messers.
turn them into dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:25 pm
by Navanman
Grammer
I watched Part II tonight after hearing Liveline today. Really felt for some of them. The girl was some tough cookie keeping up with the lads.

Don't think I would have lasted that week in Wicklow - putting back on wet clothes in January - no thanks.

Well done to them.


NM

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:51 am
by grammer
Navanman wrote:Grammer
I watched Part II tonight after hearing Liveline today. Really felt for some of them. The girl was some tough cookie keeping up with the lads.

Don't think I would have lasted that week in Wicklow - putting back on wet clothes in January - no thanks.

Well done to them.


NM

Watched part 2 earlier -Yes -I have to say I felt a burst of pride every now and then -
Our young people do us proud -and it showed again tonight -
That girl should not be described as a tough cookie -she was an army recruit like the rest -in our PC world of today -all sexes are equal
Most of the recruits came through and yes the girl was one of them
Congratulations to them all-
I hope they enjoy their careers in our Defense Forces.
Just as an addition to the prog.
Our Defense Forces are are regarded as one of the best in Europe -small as they are -

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:05 am
by Navanman
Ah come on Grammer. Did you see the Backpack she had to carry from Wicklow to Kildare. PC or not I think she was a tough cookie (in a nice way I might add).

Did you see one of the guys feet after the march. How did he walk with his feet like that.

I did not see part 1 but the difference from the beginning of part II to the end of the program was very noticeable.

They looked very smart in the uniform.


NM

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:19 am
by Dancer
Show me a man who can walk and dance in six in heels and then you can say that the sexes are equal! aawhip

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:32 am
by grammer
Navanman wrote:Ah come on Grammer. Did you see the Backpack she had to carry from Wicklow to Kildare. PC or not I think she was a tough cookie (in a nice way I might add).

Did you see one of the guys feet after the march. How did he walk with his feet like that.

I did not see part 1 but the difference from the beginning of part II to the end of the program was very noticeable.

They looked very smart in the uniform.


NM

Your right there NM
Of course the girl is some tough cookie -but she was well aware of what lay ahead of her -her twin sister is also in the army-
As the NCOs reminded them in plain english :mrgreen: :mrgreen: that Backpack contains your survival gear-

congrats to her and the rest of the recruits --
Their faces showed their pride at the passing out parade.

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:33 am
by grammer
Dancer wrote:Show me a man who can walk and dance in six in heels and then you can say that the sexes are equal! aawhip


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Whats his name in MASH could do it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:35 am
by Rocker
Someone posted this on Facebook tonight and I have enjoyed watching it. Plenty of local faces. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Lysagh but, a great Blackrock man the late Paddy Kelly appears.

https://youtu.be/3A6_kMBf86I

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:07 am
by Snowhite
Dancer wrote:Show me a man who can walk and dance in six in heels and then you can say that the sexes are equal! aawhip




Couldn't resist Dancer ;) :lol:


Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:22 pm
by Dancer
Watching Mary Black perform on TG4 in The Session . It looks so dated yet I remember well wearing my hair in a similar
style and having the shoulder pads in my jackets :shock: I always loved her clothes . Great singer !!

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:19 pm
by grammer
This may have been posted before
there are other vids as well
Class -class -class.
Wish I'd have learned how to dance scry scry scry scry scry

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:46 pm
by Snowhite
wuu Nice one Grammer.

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:20 pm
by Denis Cromie
Really well put together. Rita was a very talented lady.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn-k6o4f0uk

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:16 pm
by Navanman
See Gogglebox and First Dates are back. I really enjoy those 2 programs. Great "switch off" for the brain. Not that it is "switched on" much.



NM

Re: What are you watching?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:08 pm
by Strum
I'm watching "The Town that caught Tourette's" It could have been the fkn Noggin! Or fkn anywhere else around. :lol: