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Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday

G-Force 07 Nov 08 - 06:52 AM
dwditty 07 Nov 08 - 07:02 AM
Acme 07 Nov 08 - 11:01 AM
John MacKenzie 07 Nov 08 - 11:17 AM
Les from Hull 07 Nov 08 - 02:33 PM
John MacKenzie 07 Nov 08 - 02:45 PM
Will Fly 07 Nov 08 - 02:53 PM
Mr Happy 07 Nov 08 - 03:19 PM
Murray MacLeod 08 Nov 08 - 03:44 AM
Will Fly 08 Nov 08 - 04:08 AM
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Subject: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: G-Force
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 06:52 AM

A rare chance to see the great man at 10.45 tonight, 7th November.

If you know him you'll be there, if not then it could be a good place to start catching up on 40+ years of genius.


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: dwditty
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 07:02 AM

One of the best. I have always been surprised that he could sing so well with his tongue so firmly planted in his cheek.

dw


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 11:01 AM

You got that right!


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 11:17 AM

Makes me laugh that a man who wrote a song called 'Rednecks', with a chorus about 'keeping the n****rs down', only suffered picketing of his concerts after he wrote a song called 'Short People'!
Seems that in his case being 'size-ist' is worse than being 'racist'.
Funny old world.

I love the man, and his music.

JM


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: Les from Hull
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 02:33 PM

Really one of the world's best songwriters.


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 02:45 PM

Nobody but nobody has ever written a song to beat 'I Think it's Gonna Rain Today'

JM


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 02:53 PM

The video was set this morning! Randy Newman is that rare phenomenon - a man who can remain himself yet write songs from another's perspective and make a point with irony. "Rednecks", for me, has aways been one of his greatest statements - digging at people who consider themselves more "liberal" than the southern rednecks but, in reality, are no better or worse. And at least the rednecks are honest in their open bigotry. Those last lines of the song: "It's free to be put in a cage in..." say it all.

Anyway, sorry to go on a bit - I'll get me coat...


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 03:19 PM

'......there's something in your eyes
mmakes me want to lose myself, in your eyes..'


Superb poet/lyricist!


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 03:44 AM

available to view on BBC IPlayer


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 04:08 AM

Just catching this programme on video, over coffee and toast. Just as great as I expected. I love the New Orleans piano tinge on "Mama Told Me Not To Come" - and his chord progressions are to die for. Wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Randy Newman BBC4 tonight Friday
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 05:42 AM

I adored every moment of it. The polemical 'A Few Words in Defense of Our Country' [his spelling], is inspired, erudite, and eye opening.
The piano accompaniment is masterly.
Thanks Mr Newman.

JM


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