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BBC Biggest Weekend - I Enjoyed It. Anyone else?

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I dipped into some of the live feed and then some other acts on iPlayer.

I must have been on some weird "natural high" this weekend because I enjoyed almost every act I saw.

Taylor Swift to Liam Gallagher. And all shades of music in between. It's true. I can't deny it! :):)

I haven't seen every act yet but my favourite thus far is Jess Glynne. Quite a soulful vibe to her music and looks like a DG Rossetti painting. Beautiful!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p066b6s7/biggest-weekend-jess-glynne

Probably talking to myself here but anyone else care to comment?

 

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1 hour ago, MBarrett said:

I dipped into some of the live feed and then some other acts on iPlayer.

I must have been on some weird "natural high" this weekend because I enjoyed almost every act I saw.

Taylor Swift to Liam Gallagher. And all shades of music in between. It's true. I can't deny it! :):)

I haven't seen every act yet but my favourite thus far is Jess Glynne. Quite a soulful vibe to her music and looks like a DG Rossetti painting. Beautiful!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p066b6s7/biggest-weekend-jess-glynne

Probably talking to myself here but anyone else care to comment?

 

I enjoyed paloma faith , and billy ocean can still cut it , not really my bag , but they were very good. 

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30 minutes ago, Colnago said:

I enjoyed paloma faith , and billy ocean can still cut it , not really my bag , but they were very good. 

PF reminds me a bit of Toyah. Lovely and talented lady. And what a great vibe when Billy Ocean was on the stage. Saw him interviewed afterwards. A TRUE gentleman.

I'm having a real multi-genre musical love fest this weekend. LOL! :)

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1 hour ago, MBarrett said:

I haven't seen every act yet but my favourite thus far is Jess Glynne. Quite a soulful vibe to her music and looks like a DG Rossetti painting. Beautiful!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p066b6s7/biggest-weekend-jess-glynne

Probably talking to myself here but anyone else care to comment?

 

You are right MBarrett. A ravishingly lovely young woman in the Lizzie Siddal  mould. I suppose you know the story that when she died and they laid her to rest Dante Gabriel Rossetti placed a book of hand written love poems in the casket for her to enjoy. A few years later when he was hard up he had her body exhumed in order to recover his poems. They had become inelligible due to dampness. 

On a less high cultural note I've seen Jess Glynne at Selhurst Park wearing the red & blue. Somewhat distracting and I'm old enough (just) to be her Grand dad!. Here she is with an old Champagne King cut.

 

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23 minutes ago, Firecrest said:

You are right MBarrett. A ravishingly lovely young woman in the Lizzie Siddal  mould. I suppose you know the story that when she died and they laid her to rest Dante Gabriel Rossetti placed a book of hand written love poems in the casket for her to enjoy. A few years later when he was hard up she had her body exhumed in order to recover his poems. They had become intelligible due to dampness. 

 

Yes fascinating story! I got VERY interested in the Pre-Raphaelites at one time. It started when I came across a little Burne-Jones stained glass window in a tiny church in Essex. There was something really magical about it - but why was it there? It turned out that a solicitor who was a parishioner had been given it in lieu of a debt. And he had donated it to the church.

That set me off on quest for more information about this intriguing bunch of artists - and then on to John Ruskin - and then William Morris etc. etc. etc. 

So a mash up of soul music and the Pre-Raph look is right up my street! :)

 

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There's a beautiful Burne-Jones window in Wigan Parish Church. Absolutely stunning. I too love that era, arts and crafts movement etc. Can't stand Glynne though, sounds like a gurgling drain lol

Did catch Sheeran, Glynne, Gallagher and couple of other bits, people were loving it, good to see 

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40 minutes ago, jumpinjoan said:

Did catch Sheeran

I'm sure there will be people on here who don't like him. But IMHO what a talented and likeable guy Ed Sheeran is. I totally get why he is the huge star that he is.

Constructive criticism of any of the artists welcomed. But not Taylor Swift's skin tight outfit. That's off limits. LOL! :)

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Caught Simple Minds on the way up to Bury on Sat - Loved the interview and the fact they're still at it after 40 years, genuinely appreciating their success, and enjoying playing in Scotland (I also watched it when I got home)

....."My name is Len, I like other music"......:wink:

 

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8 hours ago, MBarrett said:

 

So a mash up of soul music and the Pre-Raph look is right up my street! :)

 

Not a sentiment I see too often MB but each to their own. Just for the record I married a stunning red head thirty years ago.

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On ‎28‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 15:34, Firecrest said:

You are right MBarrett. A ravishingly lovely young woman in the Lizzie Siddal  mould. I suppose you know the story that when she died and they laid her to rest Dante Gabriel Rossetti placed a book of hand written love poems in the casket for her to enjoy. A few years later when he was hard up he had her body exhumed in order to recover his poems. They had become inelligible due to dampness. 

On a less high cultural note I've seen Jess Glynne at Selhurst Park wearing the red & blue. Somewhat distracting and I'm old enough (just) to be her Grand dad!. Here she is with an old Champagne King cut.

 

It's not every day you see a post with Palace and Evelyn King mentioned. Nice one 😀

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