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Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 08:34
by Lily
mamapup wrote:Who are those musical types of whom you speak, URF? Are they super exciting and we're heathens for not knowing?

Yes. Yes you are. Philistines!
I'm going for Nigel Kennedy as the lie. I can just picture Mark Elder doing a proper nasty look!

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 10:18
by mamapup
Lily wrote:
mamapup wrote:Who are those musical types of whom you speak, URF? Are they super exciting and we're heathens for not knowing?

Yes. Yes you are. Philistines!
I'm going for Nigel Kennedy as the lie. I can just picture Mark Elder doing a proper nasty look!



Surely that fact that I've dined with Bernard Henri Levi (sort of) makes up for my lack of musical knowledge?

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 11:36
by busmother
Are there really 2 people here who have met Bill Clinton???
No. At least, if so, neither of them is me. I do know someone with different shoe sizes, though. And I do actually have a gold medal in ballroom dancing. And I once went to a play with Sean Connery in the audience. Nobody watched the play.

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 19:12
by UnhappyRightFoot
Lily wrote:
mamapup wrote:Who are those musical types of whom you speak, URF? Are they super exciting and we're heathens for not knowing?

Yes. Yes you are. Philistines!
I'm going for Nigel Kennedy as the lie. I can just picture Mark Elder doing a proper nasty look!


:scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream :scream

YOU DON'T KNOW???????????????????????????????????????????

Mark Elder - Former principle conductor of the English National Opera, now at the Halle Orchestra.
Simon Rattle - Unbelievably amazing conductor, formally of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, now of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Nigel Kennedy - Incredible violinist. (Aston Villa supporter, but we'll brush over that!)

Get yourself onto Wiki. These 3 are gods in the classical music world!

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 19:19
by mamapup
I know who Nigel Kennedy is, obviously but the other two, nope.

However, very sadly, I know Jo Cox's husband (for our non British friends, she's the British MP who was murdered today. The country is in shock). I don't know him well, we used to sit on the same working groups years back but still...

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 19:29
by UnhappyRightFoot
MP - it's horrific. I feel so desperately sad for her family.

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2016, 21:24
by EnigmaFish
I don't know any of the music people you referenced either, sorry!
I heard about Jo Cox today. I had never heard of her before today, but she sounds like she was an amazing person.

Re: Amuse me!

PostPosted: 17 Jun 2016, 02:52
by Kitcameron
So so sad. Holding my little girls extra close tonight.