The Importance of Being Idle: Oasis

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  1. hedley Says:

    At the risk of im6 leaving his room without permission, this is the truly awful Oasis with Liam gone and Noel being Noel. Our oldest always said that you either liked Oasis or Blur – guess I felt that the Gallagher brothers weren’t worthy to even carry Damon Albarn’s guitar case. From Blur to the Gorillaz and back to Under the Westway, Albarn is the real deal

    Noel and Liam are estranged. Oasis blows.

    • im6 Says:

      I’ve escaped! Don’t find this song “truly awful” or anything, but my one observation is that it sounds an awful lot like something that might have been done by another pair of feuding Brit brothers. Who, oh who, could I be referring to?

      • hedley Says:

        im6, I assume that you are referring to Ray and Dave.

        What is this some sort of Jeopardy ???? Kinks were fabgear and Oasis were and are crap. Obviously the time in your room yesterday has not totally cleared your head.

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        How did you escape? Your isolation has barely begun.

        You knew dear Hedley would have the answer!!

      • im6 Says:

        I think you tried to lock up the wrong person, Kat. My snark is nectar compared to Hedley’s venom!

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I believe that Hedley has unduly influenced me. It seems he takes great pleasure in your being chastised and sent to your room. I’ll be more careful!

      • im6 Says:

        Thank you, Kat. I don’t know what term they use in England. Here we call them bullies 😉

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I believe we share the term!

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I had to choose this song-it fit my theme for the day. I didn’t care the who, just the what.

      Oh wait, why didn’t I think about my dear friends Larry and Hedley? Lost I was in the idleness of the day. No bright thoughts, no inspirations, just wanting to do nothing. It seems I succeeded with this song!!

      • hedley Says:

        im6 escapes from his room and decides that he should turn KTCC in to Quiztime – what’s up with that ?
        You could have gone from Idle to Eric Idle to “Always Look at the Bright Side of Life” ….

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        He feels the power of freedom!!

        It is a fun favorite of mine, but I have played that before. I usually try and check now as I’ve found myself playing the same song two or three times so I’m trying to avoid that.

      • hedley Says:

        I would agree that im6 is overly rambunctious today – probably a function of his newly found freedom.

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        Freedom can be heady!!

  2. Vintage Spins Says:

    What is crap to one person is delightful “ear candy” to another. It seems to me,Hedley, that you also had some choice words about northern soul – the best of which I appreciate as true ptempo soul classics. I try never to put down someone else’s musical taste, whether I agree with it or not. A song might resonate with someone for a variety of different reasons – I think that’s cool!

    Marie

    • katry Says:

      Marie,
      Okay, I owe you big thanks!! You perfectly described different ears for music and even MDH will have to acknowledge that!!

      Music is one of the best joggers of memories and so many tunes resonate for me!

  3. Vintage Spins Says:

    That’s “uptempo” soul classics.

      • Hedley Says:

        Seriously strange, are you talking Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca or the influence of Jackie Wilson ? There was a specific amphetamine driven club scene that was based upon an offshoot of Tamla – heck for all I know you are talking about The Verve.

        Thank goodness musical taste is diverse. To my taste Oasis sucks. I don’t care for the Gallaghers and I much preferred their contemporaries, Blur. Just the track Parklife blows away the Oasis catalog but that’s my opinion. I caught the last Gorillaz tour with Mick and Paul of The Clash and along with Damon they almost pulled The Fox down when they concluded with Demons Days.

        Enjoy.

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        It is true-diverse tastes make music interesting.

        I envy your knowledge of contemporary groups and past groups I hadn’t ever heard as my tastes were different and less diverse back then. You have me listening to such great new music. For that I give thanks!

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, it’s also interesting how musical tastes change. I was at the first Bruce Springsteen concert in England at the Hammersmith Odeon, which was subsequently released on CD and DVD and was totally smitten. Next thing I was loaded up with bootlegs and would argue that Piece De Resistance was better than any authorized release. today I am all Bruced out, don’t buy the albums or go to the shows although a real cool poster from that 75 show hangs in my study.

        Today I would rather see Zachary Condon and his band in a small theatre that MR S and his chums

        It’s just like Lennie, it’s just taste

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        It isn’t just tastes which change but we do. We grow older and music we loved takes on a different sound to our ears. Sometimes I wonder how in the heck I could have liked somebody (no, not Lennie!). The other side is I find myself liking singers which not that any years ago I could never imagine myself enjoying.

  4. Vintage Spins Says:

    There you go again – what’s with the “seriously strange” remark? No need to be abrasive, MDH.

    • Hedley Says:

      No idea what you were talking about, nothing abrasive. Take no offense.

    • katry Says:

      Marie,
      He’s not abrasive-he’s British!!

    • katry Says:

      Marie,
      He would never mean to be abrasive. I promise you that.

    • im6 Says:

      Okay, I guess it’s time for me to jump in here again…

      Marie, as they say in these parts, don’t give Hedley “no never mind.” He’s basically — I think, i HOPE — harmless. Sort of like a bulldog that grabs the cuff of your pants, growls and won’t let go. But he doesn’t bite.

      Hedley has been goading me for ages about my fondness for Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. He thinks he’s going to change my mind or something. Even when I’ve agreed with him that Brian is LONG past his prime and that I, too, abhor that awful Mike Love, Hedley won’t let the matter drop. He THINKS he knows best and that his taste in music is superior to mine. I just allow him this little delusion. It’s the proper, courteous thing to do for someone who’s a guest in your country (doesn’t matter that he’s been here over 30 years!).

      So just smile and shake your head and pretend you’re listening to him. We can’t all like the same things or music, but there’s room enough for all of us. And goodness knows there’s more than enough music for all of us. I can’t believe how much music there is now (with 50+ years of music to keep track of, it’s no longer as much fun as it once was). And at least Hedley hasn’t (YET!) tried to convince me that rap and hip-hop are genres worthy of my time or ears.

      Sending love and smoke from the peace pipe to Marie, Hedley and Kat. Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how, come on a safari with me…

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        Well said, my friend.

        MDH goads me about Lennie, and I give him no never mind. I just pity Hedley’s lack of taste!1

      • im6 Says:

        I should probably add… having said all that (in the spirit of good, clean fun), I’m so thankful to have gotten to know Hedley and to now consider him my friend. In all honesty, about 3/4 of the time, I have absolutely NO idea what he’s talking about (I could care less about football/soccer), but that other 1/4 of the time is pure gold! And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how grateful I am to have gotten to know Kat thanks to her blog. Never met her, but feel like we’ve been friends forever. Hell, after 9 years, it might just be forever! I look forward to cultivating more friendships here and hopefully on another blog if Marie ever gets all her files re-uploaded! If I’ve left anyone out (I’m especially talking to you, Birgit), I apologize. I love reading everyone’s comments here!

      • Birgit Says:

        OK, mentioned by im6, I should join in. I love to listen to well known and especially new-to-me music posted by Kat and all the contributions of the virtual KTCC family and I’m thankful to be part of it. Kat’s musings make me think, though I rarely write about my childhood. I love to read all the interesting comments if possible, depends on my time, it’ a also a kind of insight into other cultures and the verbal exchanges between Hedley and im6 are a highlight. Some comments make me scratch my head, but I never felt offended. I’m glad I found this blog years ago, it enriches my life. Thanks Kat and everyone! I hope I can give something back with thoughts from my part of the geographical world and my slightly different and sometimes strange music taste.
        Back to the Oasis topic, no comment on Liam and Noel Gallagher. Mention Rory Gallagher and I’ll join immediately 😉
        (Sorry about my English, I’m in a hurry, our chorus summer party is today and I have to leave soon.)

      • Hedley Says:

        Oh boy Birgit, there is an interesting one Rory Gallagher went awfully young. I am in a bit of a back to the blues warp and have been messing with Ten Years After.
        We have John Mayall appearing at a small dive bar called Callahans which seats maybe 100 people – they want $75 a ticket which is a bit heavy. I saw Graham Parker there and after the show chatted for quite while, he was cool.
        Given the Facebook ties and emails twixt im6 and me , the postings on KTCC may be a little misleading.

      • katry Says:

        Birgit,
        You give me pause when you write you had to look up something I said. That is because I never think about the idioms or even the cliches we use. I totally understand the head scratching! English is difficult enough for us let alone to you who speaks it so well!

        I have always been glad you’re part of the family!!

  5. Hedley Says:

    And, of course, im6 I have confessed elsewhere that I have pre ordered “Made in California”. I love music, I buy gobs of it and I have an opinion which is limited by my tastes.
    Oh, and to keep you confused/disinterested, the Al Jazeera sports network Beinsports 728 on comcast is showing the pre season friendly match between Tottenham and Monaco. Bale isn’t traveling as he is subject to a $150m transfer bid, which if completed will be a world record.
    Love and kisses to everyone, now let me go back to looking after Maggie.

  6. Cuidado Says:

    I made a comment to someone at my daily photoblog community this morning about each individual’s taste in art. It is the same in music, in food, and in each other. All of our ranges are widened by each others viewpoints. Our differences should be celebrated – loudly.


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