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A bit late, I'm afraid, but if anyone's interested the National Theatre is showing This House on youtube - it's up until 7pm tomorrow, which I gather is 2pm on the American east coast. I don't know if that means you have to start watching by then or finish. It's about 2h40 in length.

Anyway, it's quite a good modern play about British parliamentary procedure in the 1970s - from February 1974, when Ted Heath called an election, leading to a hung parliament, through to 1979, when Thatcher came to power; throughout the five year period, the government never had a majority of more than 3; the play centres on the rival Whips (the politicians who had to try to get their party members to turn up to each vote, and to do deals with the small third parties). It's surprisingly gripping, funny, and a little tragic (not much of a spoiler to say that quite a few people died, and some trigger warnings might be warranted), and is a good insight both into British politics (it's a direct re-enactment of what really happened, all the characters are real and even some of the jokes are anecdotally true) and the time period. You do have to sit through a bit of exposition in the first half hour, though, as the rules of the game are explained.

Worth a watch, anyway, both as education and as entertainment.

EDIT: apparently, voted best play of the 2010s.

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Salmoneus wrote:
03 Jun 2020 18:10
A bit late, I'm afraid, but if anyone's interested the National Theatre is showing This House on youtube - it's up until 7pm tomorrow, which I gather is 2pm on the American east coast. I don't know if that means you have to start watching by then or finish. It's about 2h40 in length.

Anyway, it's quite a good modern play about British parliamentary procedure in the 1970s - from February 1974, when Ted Heath called an election, leading to a hung parliament, through to 1979, when Thatcher came to power; throughout the five year period, the government never had a majority of more than 3; the play centres on the rival Whips (the politicians who had to try to get their party members to turn up to each vote, and to do deals with the small third parties). It's surprisingly gripping, funny, and a little tragic (not much of a spoiler to say that quite a few people died, and some trigger warnings might be warranted), and is a good insight both into British politics (it's a direct re-enactment of what really happened, all the characters are real and even some of the jokes are anecdotally true) and the time period. You do have to sit through a bit of exposition in the first half hour, though, as the rules of the game are explained.

Worth a watch, anyway, both as education and as entertainment.

EDIT: apparently, voted best play of the 2010s.
Now thát was good!

Absolutely hilarious! Tragedies, sure, and as you say utterly gripping! I've long been in favour of a parliamentary system and, while no expert, have studied the UK system somewhat. So, I didn't find myself lost at all. Even so, it was enlightening and entertaining.

Anyone who stops by here before time is up really ought take the time to watch this.

Looks like he's going to write a sort of sequel as well.

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The Thief and the Cobbler: The Recobbled Cut [:3] [tick]

"The Thief and the Cobbler" was the brainchild of an animator named Richard Williams, and it has this decadeslong, tortuous production history that includes getting turned into a wannabe Disney musical by Harvey Weinstein. I haven't seen that version, which you can hear all about on the Youtube channel Musical Hell. But in previous years a netizen took it on himself to piece together something resembling Williams' original intent for the project, using finished animation, storyboards and new art; and that's what I watched. The sheer inventiveness and skill of the animation blew me away. You can view it here. It makes me sorry that the movie was never completed as intended; what a masterpiece we missed.

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Today, Sabbatini. Heavenly!

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elemtilas wrote:
01 Jul 2020 18:32
Today, Sabbatini. Heavenly!
In cælestibus!

Mi amice, profectus sum longinquam in regionem. Your song calls to me through worlds and generations.

And let me answer

Charpentier, Filius Prodigus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3icjSabjBY

Your choice is a lot more to the point than my around about selection. Yet, each in our own way, we still carry on & always remember.

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Also, I recently viddied this, O My Con-Sibbs:

Æschylus - Agamemnon Pt 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdv3vkECqXA

Æschylus - Agamenon Pt 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldIJVtDG5TM&t=17s

This is the version with the masks, the chanting, the Kabuki/No hints, and Baldrick somewhere in the Chorus.

Wish there was a cleaner burgling of this, but… well, there it is.

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I occasionally listen to this... It's in sung in Kazakh but the musician lives somewhere in China. Goes by the name Mamer. It is usually very folk orientated and makes me want to learn the language.
here is an example and another.

Just thought about this forum.

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Lambuzhao wrote:
03 Jul 2020 09:38
elemtilas wrote:
01 Jul 2020 18:32
Today, Sabbatini. Heavenly!
In cælestibus!

Mi amice, profectus sum longinquam in regionem. Your song calls to me through worlds and generations.
sirenis carmina anglorumve cantio? aut aliqua incantatio cetero?
And let me answer

Charpentier, Filius Prodigus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3icjSabjBY

Your choice is a lot more to the point than my around about selection. Yet, each in our own way, we still carry on & always remember.
Probably the single best parable of all.

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Jain.

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eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Jul 2020 00:34
Jain.
La chanteuse ?

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Dormouse559 wrote:
05 Jul 2020 23:27
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Jul 2020 00:34
Jain.
La chanteuse ?
That’s right.

But now I guess I’m listening to Rachel Potter.
And Kristin Maldonado.
And Tatiana Shmaylyuk from Jinjer.
And Avi Kaplan overtone-singing “the lion sleeps tonight”.

It’s hard to keep up!
Edit: And Courtney Hadwin.

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Steve Hauschildt – “Pismo”
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHOf1yyjR30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL1k-jglHtY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQnnLuYVfgA
Different music production videos. I think people who are into making foreign style music could look into the tutorials. These are for Dangdut, Papuan music, and reggae.

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