Replied to https://twitter.com/HippyDave/status/1499012516881612809 by Dave Cooper (Twitter)

In some ways, it was "Gazpacho" that sold me on the album, since it sucked me in immediately: a cautionary tale about a celebrity caught up in his own legend who falls spectacularly from grace. A story we see replayed over and over every day.

I love that song. I went to see them for the first time in years (I’d drifted away at those earlier albums tbh) and they opened with Gazpacho. When Steve Rothery’s guitar riff started I had this sudden rush of emotion. Knew then I was “home” again 🙂

Replied to https://twitter.com/MrToolan/status/1470479731267186704 by John Toolan (Twitter)

I can’t believe I didn’t realise this was a Mike Nesmith song…..

Micheal Nesmith - Rio https://youtu.be/pQcYlofO2L8

In Reply To: https://twitter.com/MrToolan/status/1470479731267186704

Rio is the only one I knew for a long time. I remember hearing it on Top Of The Pops and not being impressed but I wasn’t nearly old enough to appreciate it then.

Replied to https://mrkapowski.com/2020/09/11371.html by Chris M. (mrkapowski.com)
Speaking of Post Kinds, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to export all that data in a way I could use elsewhere? That might make the choice of what to do more difficult.

I like Post Kinds but I’ve always been worried about the data if I stop using it in the future. Posts just disapear when you turn it off and it would take a lot of work to put stuff back in again. I’ve been considering adding the appropriate markup manually going forward.

Replied to https://strandlines.blog/605-2/ by Stephen P (strandlines.blog)
In order to stay positive, I am trying to limit my intake of news. I want facts, not sensation. Even some of the output from those sources I deem to be more measured have arguably strayed into the unnecessary at times.

The BBC has been getting loads of stick lately, some of it deserved, but I think their coverage of this has been pretty good. I think it’s been calm and useful and not at all sensational.

Replied to Dave Cooper on Twitter (Twitter)
“Most of the posters were saying that the new rules won't change anything. Well, I guess they're in for a real shock. Of *course* it will change things. Many, if not most, smaller UK bands won't be able to tour Europe, and vice versa. Merch (and ticket) prices will be inflated.”
In Reply To: https://twitter.com/HippyDave/status/1232030908938702849

They’ve become completely irrational. It’s more important to stay on side than it is to admit reality.