Palimpsest  

Go Back   Palimpsest > Reviews > Other Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2nd Oct 2006, 19:40   #21
John Self
Administrator
suffers from smallness of vision
 
John Self's Avatar
 
Join Date: 27 Jun 2003
Location: Belfast
Posts: 15,939
Default Re: Cat Stevens

Speaking of similarities, is it also well established that Tears for Fears' Mad World (the lines: "and I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad" etc) are - to choose my legal words carefully - a criminal thieving rip-off of parts of Cat Stevens' Matthew & Son ("even though they're pretty low and, the rent's in arrears")? Or not?
__________________
Reading Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate | Asylum | Book List
John Self is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Oct 2006, 19:54   #22
John Self
Administrator
suffers from smallness of vision
 
John Self's Avatar
 
Join Date: 27 Jun 2003
Location: Belfast
Posts: 15,939
Default Re: Cat Stevens

Quote:
Originally Posted by amner
So, c'mon, JS...Sad Lisa, it's lovely isn't it?
Yes, amner, it reminds me of your first kiss.
__________________
Reading Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate | Asylum | Book List
John Self is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Oct 2006, 19:58   #23
Digger
Senior Palimpsester
has the freedom of Palimp City
 
Digger's Avatar
 
Join Date: 14 Sep 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via MSN to Digger
Default Re: Cat Stevens

It will remind us all of amner's first kiss now!

I have very fond memories of the albums as Mum had them and they form part of the soundscape of my youth.
__________________
'Don't grow up, just find a bigger playground'
Annie Proulx- Barkskins

Book list | Flickr
Digger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd Oct 2006, 19:58   #24
amner
Administrator
is beyond help
 
amner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 Apr 2003
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 10,918
Default Re: Cat Stevens

I will start to blub, you know.
__________________
amner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Oct 2006, 0:11   #25
Stewart
Once known as Blixa
takes it to extremes
 
Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: 26 May 2005
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 6,884
Send a message via MSN to Stewart
Default Re: The Office, and other TV Comedy

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Self View Post
How about this?
Superb. I just realised that, on my last.fm favourites, I've tagged another of their songs called Treehouse:

Quote:
I have built a treehouse
I have built a treehouse
Nobody can see us
It's a me and you house
Happy, happy. I'm tempted to get the album now: (Buy this from Amazon).
__________________
Reading: Concrete Island, J.G. Ballard| flickr | blog | world lit | beer
Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Oct 2006, 0:32   #26
rick green
Palimpsestarian
could do better
 
rick green's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2003
Location: houston, tx, usa
Posts: 1,494
Default Re: Cat Stevens

I like Cat Stevens too. Peace Train, Moonshadow, Father & Son, Morning has Broken... all top notch. Oh, and of course Wild World! How could we forget that one!?
__________________
now watch me work
rick green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Oct 2006, 11:55   #27
Stewart
Once known as Blixa
takes it to extremes
 
Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: 26 May 2005
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 6,884
Send a message via MSN to Stewart
Default Re: The Office, and other TV Comedy

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Self View Post
"Some lovely songs on it"? I think you mean "pretty much corkers from start to finish," sir.
I have to agree with John here. Based on this thread, I got the album yesterday and now have it on my phone for listening to. I think I had previously never bothered with Cat Stevens before because I was confusing him for Fats Domino, and I didn't really want to listen to him singing Blueberry Hill.

I like the opening song, Where Do The Children Play. Others that spring to mind are Wild World and Father And Son (which, on reflection, I can recall the video with Cat in a white suit and sat next to a window). Sad Lisa I've not given a listen to yet, having not worked out how I managed to turn the Shuffle option on on my phone, so I can't turn it off and listen chronologically. Tea For The Tillerman frustrates me: it's such a great piece, but too damn short. (It reminds me of a Michel Faber book in that respect, the promising build up and then, er, that's it.) It feels more like an album opener than a close - I just want more of it. More, more, more.

Will listen to more tracks later.
__________________
Reading: Concrete Island, J.G. Ballard| flickr | blog | world lit | beer
Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Oct 2006, 12:10   #28
HP
Senior Palimpsester
suckles at the teat of the Palim-God
 
Join Date: 2 Dec 2004
Posts: 2,929
Default Re: The Office, and other TV Comedy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
I think I had previously never bothered with Cat Stevens before because I was confusing him for Fats Domino, and I didn't really want to listen to him singing Blueberry Hill.
...

Er, this is Cat Stevens:



and this, is Fats Domino:




Spooky likeness, there ... could be twins, what?!
HP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Oct 2006, 12:15   #29
Stewart
Once known as Blixa
takes it to extremes
 
Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: 26 May 2005
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 6,884
Send a message via MSN to Stewart
Default Re: The Office, and other TV Comedy

I know what they look like. It was the sound. Cat Stevens and Fats Domino. That was all.
__________________
Reading: Concrete Island, J.G. Ballard| flickr | blog | world lit | beer
Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Oct 2006, 12:23   #30
HP
Senior Palimpsester
suckles at the teat of the Palim-God
 
Join Date: 2 Dec 2004
Posts: 2,929
Default Re: Cat Stevens

S'alright, Stewart. It's just I forget you're far too young to have grown up listening to Fats (as I did, because my mother was a huge fan of his) and equally far too young to have been aware of the huge fuss when Cat Stevens became a muslim. Sadly, I'm ancient enough to remember both! But in my very senior noodle, the two belong to such different eras, and their music is so spectacularly different, it just struck me as fabulously crazy your confusing the two ... for any reason.
HP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Last train to Tran-central - by bakunin the cat Palimpsest_Features Features 2 25th Jul 2006 19:35
You, Me and Them - Chapter 1 - by bakunin the cat Palimpsest_Features Features 5 9th Feb 2004 22:59
You, Me and Them - Chapter 2 - by bakunin the cat Palimpsest_Features Features 4 4th Feb 2004 12:56
Tamala 2010 - A Punk Cat in Space pandop Film Reviews 2 9th Oct 2003 15:34


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.