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drykid



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gin Soaked Lucy wrote:
I wasn't really sure where to put this but this seems like as good a place as any so.

I was just came across this poem by Henry Charles Beeching:

Hmm interesting. I'd say Neil was definitely influenced by that; there are too many similarities to GDF for it to be coincidence.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jiggery-Pokery on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs... just. The first verse... but better than nothing!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They played the first verse of Charmed Life over a montage of cute baby animals on that "Wild Night In" thing on BBC2 the other night.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Nude wrote:
They played the first verse of Charmed Life over a montage of cute baby animals on that "Wild Night In" thing on BBC2 the other night.


Yup, I heard that Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning, in the car on the way to school, on France Inter's 'L'ete en pente douce': Neapolitan Girl.



Sounded fantastic!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently on hold to Capital One who have The Pop Singer's Fear Of The Pollen Count as their hold music, However, every time there's an injected message telling me to keep holding, it begins again... gets to "smile while your head explodes". Frustrating, but cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep seeing Bryan Mills doing the soundchecking/soundboarding stuff at Union Chapel, but always resist the urge to shout out his name and tell him he used to be in The Divine Comedy. I'm sure he remembers both.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be good to check Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary from Oxford chose Absent Friends on Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Macaroni's 'Chain', the link came from Iron Butterfly, to Papillon to Steve McQueen to Absent friends. Well done Gary from Oxford, I was listening to the radio and it was such a lovely surprise to hear it, even better knowing others were listening too and hoping they were loving it as much as I did, I had forgotten what a great song it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airboy paul wrote:
I keep seeing Bryan Mills doing the soundchecking/soundboarding stuff at Union Chapel, but always resist the urge to shout out his name and tell him he used to be in The Divine Comedy. I'm sure he remembers both.


Next time you see him tell him I want my Regeneration CD booklet back! (The one I gave to him as he said he would get the band to sign it) That was June 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I might have seen a regen booklet in his back pocket!! Maybe he doesn't talk to the rest of the band anymore, but has still made it his quest to 'catch 'em all' like some strange Pokemon game? He'll come good for you, don't give up on him!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have a mental image of Bryan singing Don't Give Up on Us Baby by David Soul to Bubbles in a sort of soft focus, walking through a sunny meadow type way. With Bubbles being all happy at the end when he gets his booklet.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sick of hearing National Express on TV monstrosities like Britain's Got Talent and Come Dine With Me.

Makes me feel dirty.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dld wrote:
I'm sick of hearing National Express on TV monstrosities like Britain's Got Talent and Come Dine With Me.

Makes me feel dirty.
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jennifer wrote:
I now have a mental image of Bryan singing Don't Give Up on Us Baby by David Soul to Bubbles in a sort of soft focus, walking through a sunny meadow type way.


I think that's the least he could do!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned on radio 2 last night and it was half way through I like. I couldn't quite place the tune momentarily, sounded good on the radio.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uncleneil wrote:
Radio 1 and Radio Fritz are very TDC-friendly . And Radio 1 live in Cologne too.


I know, Iím citing a post from three years ago, but just to happily report that Radio Eins in Berlin hasnít changed a bit. They're playing TDC almost everyday. Smile

Actually, they're the reason I joined this board. I suppose they have generated quite a lot of TDC fans without those fans even realising it.

So if anyoneís interested in a newbieís story, here it is. Anyone else Ė sorry for the following rambling! Itís just that this thread seemed like a good place to put it due to the strong reference to the radio and the unexpected...

Quite frankly, until a few weeks ago that band name didnít register with me. At all. Might have heard it somewhere, sure. But that was it.
Nevertheless, I could have cited the complete lyrics of Come Home Billy Bird, hummed along to Gin Soaked Boy, Diva Lady (theyíve been playing those for ages) and Indie Disco, loved the character and the lyrics of Pop Singerís Fear... (which they seem to play about two times each summer) and was just beginning to like that new fun song where somebody lists all the things he likes. Ahem, and did I mention, that as an avid Doctor Who fan I really loved Song for Ten and Love donít Roam from the soundtrack album of 1st/2nd series? However, I didnít give that singerís name much thought, as I assumed Gold had worked with people I wouldnít have heard of, anyway. Shame on me, I know, I know.

Luckily, one day when we were in the car, Ąthat liking songď came on and hubby commented ĄHmm, isnít that the same guy as on the Doctor Who CD?ď Ė ĄUh... I guess... now that you mention it...ď
Fast forward several day later when I finally remembered to look him up on the internet, it clicked. Oh... how it clicked. I thought, somebody had compiled a list of some of my favorite songs Iíd heard on the radio during the last, letís say, two years, and, just for fun, labeled it ĄDivine Comedy Ė Single releasesď.

Well, Iíve realised the errors of my ways (actually, we both do...). Weíre working our way through the first three CDs we could get a hold of (which are amazing on so many levels, but who am I telling that Smile ), and the tickets for the Berlin performance are safely stashed away in a drawer.

So, actually, hearing TDC on Radio Eins isnít unexpected at all. Nowadays Iím looking forward to it and actually KNOW what I'm singing along to. Hey, theyíve even played Neapolitan Girl two or three times already.

Well, yeah, thatís it. Iím quiet now. At least for a while. Wink

[steps off soapbox]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Very Happy
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Altair



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Now there's a fast reader...

...

Oh, should I edit that part about being quiet for a while? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Altair - you are stuffed now - well and truly caught in the TDC / Neil Hannon / Lovely Horse triangle (sorry, I needed a third apex) - it's great!!! Enjoy!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, lovely story, and you're lucky, all those other tracks to hear for the first time Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Altair wrote:
uncleneil wrote:
Radio 1 and Radio Fritz are very TDC-friendly . And Radio 1 live in Cologne too.


I know, Iím citing a post from three years ago, but just to happily report that Radio Eins in Berlin hasnít changed a bit. They're playing TDC almost everyday. Smile


You are very welcome!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoyed reading Altair's post, so lovely to think back to the times I first heard TDC which was Casanova. Having a back catalogue to explore was great, I only had two albums, it's going to take you ages! Enjoy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your encouraging comments Very Happy

Yes, I've already realised that it's going to take a while. I mean, it's not exactly a backcatalogue that I could go through in one go, both in terms of quantity and quality. Wouldn't want to, either.


And, to keep the subject of the thread going - I turned the radio on at lunch yesterday, they seemed to notice it, and I Like came up. Turned it on this morning and obviously they noticed again and immediately put on Billy Bird.
And according to their internet playlist Indie Disco was on in the afternoon, although I wasn't even near the radio. How could they...
Was too busy listening to VFTCM Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I should switch from Motor FM to Radio Eins ...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's definitely worth a try. But then again, I don't know Motor FM - what frequency are they broadcasting on?
Let's do a station exchange and compare notes afterwards
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last couple of times I've been to the pub I've heard Indie Disco and I Like on the radio. I was so excited I completely missed the cueball when playing pool, which in turn caused me to lose to my 12 (i think...) year old sister. BAD NEIL.

I think its Q radio they have on...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Altair wrote:
It's definitely worth a try. But then again, I don't know Motor FM - what frequency are they broadcasting on?
Let's do a station exchange and compare notes afterwards


100.6 or online: http://www.motorfm.de/ I like them because they don't play any mainstream at all. It's always funny when people talk about the latest hit by Shakira or whoever and I have no idea what they are on about. Laughing And I'm pretty sure that I have heard TDC a few times as well, although not as regularly as Radio Eins seem to play them.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100,6 ?! Shocked So the c****y station that occupied this frequency before that is no more? Wow. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was about 10 seconds of 'I like' on of of this weeks episodes of Emmerdale
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I never hear anything about The Divine Comedy anywhere, I was pleasantly surprised when I went into a clothing store and heard "I like" on the store radio.

To explain how rare this is: I've never met anyone in my country who has even heard of TDC.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

National Express *once again* on that godawful show for chavs on saturday evening.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'I Like' in the factory on Corrie!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Neopolitan Girl' on 'What Katie did next'. Don't judge me.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dillan wrote:
'Neopolitan Girl' on 'What Katie did next'. Don't judge me.


Me mate Dave says there were also instrumental versions of Indie Disco and Island Life...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something for the weekend on an advert for a Carry on weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not something I've heard personally, but I'm reliably informed that "I Like" is getting quite a bit of airplay on Polish national radio these days. You can see it listed as a song of the day for last week here. I guess that channel is the Polish equivalent of Radio 1.

I guess it shows that the simplicity of a track like "I Like", which might seem a handicap here, is actually a benefit in territories where English isn't the first language.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Like was being played in Rovers on Corrie last Friday night
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drykid wrote:
Not something I've heard personally, but I'm reliably informed that "I Like" is getting quite a bit of airplay on Polish national radio these days. You can see it listed as a song of the day for last week here. I guess that channel is the Polish equivalent of Radio 1.

I guess it shows that the simplicity of a track like "I Like", which might seem a handicap here, is actually a benefit in territories where English isn't the first language.


I'll attribute an "I Like" to that. Polish fans have excellent taste in music these days. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, songs from "Regeneration" have suddenly popped up in an electronic bar jukebox in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Ironically, it's the same bar where I recently performed my DC tribute. They weren't there before... Amazing! What a coincidence. Wink
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