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Re: News Articles « Reply #8400 on: November 24, 2013, 05:44 PM »
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You are correct tamila he had no harder matches than Andy. Andy was the better player on the day and that is why he won. I watched the match again last night as TV was rubbish. I was so proud of Andy he held his nerve and won a well deserved victory. Can't wait for the tennis to start again very bored at the moment.
   I avoided telly last night too. I remember the first Dr Who episode way back then, and enjoyed it for many years, but I outgrew it long ago.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8401 on: November 24, 2013, 05:54 PM »
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I am a bit fed up with the media and their persistence that Nole had a harder tournament than Andy.  Andy had one 5 setter and then a SF of 4 sets with plenty of stress plus the added stress of his country desperately wanting him to win.  Nole is notorious for his recovery so I do not believe that his match against Delpo was the reason for his loss.  He just could not find an answer to an inspired Andy that day.
Same with me tamila.  It seems some people will do anything to denigrate Andy's victory - the Delpo match, the heat, the crowd being mainly behind Andy (what else do they expect?) - whilst completely ignoring Andy's back problem and the fact that after both his QF and SF matches he needed 90 minutes' extra treatment from the specialist he'd taken onto his team, not to mention the fact that during the final there were at least two occasions when it was obvious his back was playing up.

Mind you, I never, ever again want to go through a game like that final one, and I don't think Andy will either.  I must have watched it a dozen times yet I can still feel the tension.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8402 on: November 24, 2013, 06:02 PM »
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Got bored with Dr Who long ago. I like Scifiy but more modern versions some thing like Promethus is interesting. Something that makes you think,if it has some scientific value that's great too.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8403 on: November 24, 2013, 06:03 PM »
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This was it - on for 10 seconds!


Andy "Hi guys, hope you are well. I got a question for Harry. I was just wondering if my girlfriend can have your telephone number???"

Thanks to I Love Andy Murray ‏@Iloveandymurray



Cheers I managed to see Novak Djokovic ask a question too, thought Andy wouldnt interrupt his training in order to fly to LA and very glad he didnt.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8404 on: November 24, 2013, 06:12 PM »
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Got bored with Dr Who long ago. I like Scifiy but more modern versions some thing like Promethus is interesting. Something that makes you think,if it has some scientific value that's great too.
Can't be bothered with SciFi as it is now as I just find it stupid and OTT, but I did very much enjoy the early days of Dr Who and Star Trek.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8405 on: November 24, 2013, 07:32 PM »
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This was it - on for 10 seconds!


Andy "Hi guys, hope you are well. I got a question for Harry. I was just wondering if my girlfriend can have your telephone number???"

Thanks to I Love Andy Murray ‏@Iloveandymurray


Brilliant!  Thanks. Smile

All that fretting, and it looks like a pre-recorded thing from Andy's media day at Wimbledon.  It probably took him less than a minute to record, and considerably less than it took for people to fret about whether or not One Direction are cool enough to merit his time! lol

(I do realise for some it was more of an excuse to reminisce and wax lyrical about their favourites from their own youth, rather than anything to do with the 1D boys)
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8406 on: November 24, 2013, 08:16 PM »
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I can't speak about the Stones, or The Beatles, but I am in a good position to talk about Cliff, as a life-long, and very proud Cliff fan.

I'm sure it must be the same for all of these acts above a certain age, but certainly with Cliff the media would have people believe his entire fanbase is women in their 60s. Indeed, in certain circles Cliff's fans are known as 'the blue rinse brigade'. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Go to any of Cliff's concerts to find out the truth. Fans of all ages, men and women, black and white. Sure, Cliff has his fair share of fans who got into his stuff when he started, when he was an earthy rock n roll singer, but a lot of us are too young to remember that directly. I got into him on the strength of stuff like Devil Woman, We Don't Talk Anymore, and stuff like that, and I know people younger than me who are in to Cliff. Contrary to popular myth, though getting stuff out to the wider public is tough, due to prejudice mainly, Cliff still has a solid fanbase of all ages.

What Cliff has done successfully is move with the times, whilst still being true to himself and what he does. That, at least it seems to me, is the secret to lasting in an industry like that. That and talent, of course.

The problem that a lot of older artists have now is making themselves heard above the kids. Older artists are routinely taken off radio station playlists, and record companies won't promote them properly, based on nothing more than age. Still, it doesn't stop the good ones. Cliff's just released his 100th album and got into the top ten with it.

My point from before was a little misunderstood as well, or I wasn't clear. I didn't mean to suggest acts like One Direction don't enjoy popularity. My meaning was about the music industry and how it treats these acts (and thereby the audiences) compared to the past. I know for a fact that when Cliff started, for example, he had a no.2 hit with his first single. His next couple were a bit less successful, which worried him. Well, he was only 17 Smile. However, he was told not to worry, the right material would come along. Then came a little track called Living Doll, and the rest is history. No.1, shifted copies by the truckload and Cliff didn't look back. Nowadays if an act doesn't reach no.1 immediately a company loses interest. If they have a couple of big hits and then they slip a bit, a company will lose interest. Longevity isn't encouraged, and it seems a shame to me. I mean, Cliff, the Stones, Elton John, etc, are not going to be around forever (although musically they might) and it makes you wonder who your kids and grandkids will be listening to in the future.
Well said TJ.  And let's not forget the one and only Elvis!  Like Cliff he sensibly adapted his style, and he was lucky in that he an amazing vocal range as well as, according to his Wikipaedia, "an emotional range from tender whispers to sighs down to shouts, grunts, grumbles and sheer gruffness that could move the listener from calmness and surrender, to fear."  Now 35 years after his premature death his music, be it R&R, blues or gospel, is still popular, and a friend who runs a second-hand music shop tells me that many of his customers are teenagers looking for his recordings.

I would like to add though that every time I hear Bing singing the sugary sentimental "White Christmas" I have a strong desire to scream!
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8407 on: November 25, 2013, 06:57 AM »
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You are correct tamila he had no harder matches than Andy. Andy was the better player on the day and that is why he won. I watched the match again last night as TV was rubbish. I was so proud of Andy he held his nerve and won a well deserved victory. Can't wait for the tennis to start again very bored at the moment.
I watched the match again as I am stuck in most of the time having had a hip replacement.  I also have new specs. and am amazed at how great the match was.  Andy outplayed Nole.  They were both affected by the heat and were both just as tired.  I thought the crowd were wonderful as they applauded Nole,s great points as well as Andy's, which cannot be said for some other countries.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8408 on: November 25, 2013, 05:41 PM »
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Well said TJ.  And let's not forget the one and only Elvis!  Like Cliff he sensibly adapted his style, and he was lucky in that he an amazing vocal range as well as, according to his Wikipaedia, "an emotional range from tender whispers to sighs down to shouts, grunts, grumbles and sheer gruffness that could move the listener from calmness and surrender, to fear."  Now 35 years after his premature death his music, be it R&R, blues or gospel, is still popular, and a friend who runs a second-hand music shop tells me that many of his customers are teenagers looking for his recordings.

I would like to add though that every time I hear Bing singing the sugary sentimental "White Christmas" I have a strong desire to scream!

I think young people will listen to anything if they are given a chance to. That's why I don't understand radio stations being so ageist. How dare they tell people what they are allowed to like!

It's funny, when I was at school I had a friend who was in to The Beatles. I was, and still am, mad about Cliff. My ex-boyfriend was a mad Elvis fan, but not one of us was old enough, if you like, to be considered the right age for these artists, so I'm not at all surprised to think of kids looking for stuff by any of them.

I was lucky as a kid. I have older sisters and a brother, so I heard everything musically and picked and chose from the things I liked. I tend to feel sorry for youngsters these days because the media feeds them one thing.

Oh I think Elvis was versatile. I like him singing the more upbeat tracks personally, but that's my preference. I have a theory that artists who can sing pure rock n roll can generally turn their hand to any musical style. I mean, when you think about it, gospel, blues, R&B (proper R&B I mean) Soul, rock n roll, they're all linked to one degree or another.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8409 on: November 25, 2013, 06:21 PM »
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I like a lot of older music too, but I don't really want to read about it at length here.  Any chance of moving the discussion about how great music and tv was in the old days could go into a thread in the off-topic section please? Smile
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8410 on: November 25, 2013, 10:12 PM »
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I watched the match again as I am stuck in most of the time having had a hip replacement.  I also have new specs. and am amazed at how great the match was.  Andy outplayed Nole.  They were both affected by the heat and were both just as tired.  I thought the crowd were wonderful as they applauded Nole,s great points as well as Andy's, which cannot be said for some other countries.
The Wimbledon crowd, thankfully, are usually fair towards players, even 'bad boys' like McEnroe and Connors, because they can see the player beyond the man (or woman), something the French in particular seem to be incapable of doing.
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8411 on: November 25, 2013, 11:37 PM »
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The French rightfully boo Thugdal
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8412 on: November 26, 2013, 12:03 AM »
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8413 on: November 26, 2013, 06:32 AM »
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The French booed Andy, I seem to remember Whistle
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Re: News Articles « Reply #8414 on: November 26, 2013, 10:24 AM »
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The French booed Andy, I seem to remember Whistle
  I kind of understood that, though, they thought he was acting more injured than he was. I was more annoyed at the way they dumped Tsonga after he battled his way to the semis.
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