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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:24 AM »
If anybody here would know who that is, it probably would be app103. She's the only person I know who is even more into fringe and obscure musicians, instruments, and idioms than I am. ;D

How about it April? You're our resident whiz for this sort of thing. :)

Unfortunately, I can't help with this one. Not really an expert in foreign language (non-English) music.

Only one artist comes to mind when referring to songs in a made up language, and that would be Adiemus, but they didn't come into existence till the 90's...and they really couldn't be considered pop, any way. (new age)


Thanks, but definitely not that one, the singer is alone, and has a child-like voice.  I have a little hope to identify this song by asking a friend of my sisters that spent some time in UK.  But in any cases, keep sending suggestions and many thanks for all those already received.  If I could just remember the melody, this would help a lot, but for the moment it's gone.  Hypnosis  maybe ?

I have a similar experience with Köln Recital by Keith Jarett.  At that time, when one of my sisters brought back home this record and played it, I was mesmerized by this strange music.  Many years later, I came across a CD transcription of that legendary concert, and when I listened to it again after all those years, I couldn't recognize it, only the strangeness of the music was familiar.  I guess it would be the same here.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:20 PM »
I was thinking something more along the lines of Talitha Mackenzie's  :-* Fair Shoulders - or Fionnaghuala if you speak Gaelic. (I don't!)

Even if it's not, Talitha is well worth a listen. :Thmbsup:

Not that one either, but nice to discover it.  The one I was looking for was less "rythmy".

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:19 PM »
I am wondering if the song could have been Irish: Gaudete by Steeleye Span from 1973, here from 2008 but almost a copy of their original version:


Nice song, but not that one.  Thanks for the find.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:57 PM »
puirt-a-beul

Yes, it could very well be, regarding the lyrics.  The music was however very different.  Very "commercial". And more like "pop" music from that time.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:38 PM »
Look what they've done to my song

Not that one, sorry, I don't think any word could be recognized.  I was much too young to speak English back then but I think I could identify it was English, and it wasn't.  Just the accent of the singer.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:36 PM »
^ enjoyed that Curt :-)



I presume with words like pop & whiz, that it was something very poppy?


Sorry, I was not clear about that point, I was trying to describe the possible usage of onomatopoeia, but I don't think there was too many of them in that song.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:34 PM »
I have been struck by a violent nostalgia access and I am currently looking for an old song.  It was sung, in the seventies, as far as I remember, by a young girl, possibly British, and she sang in some kind of a non-existing language.  Possibly using also words like pop, whizz, and so forth.
I'd be most grateful if someone could identify this very unique song.

Come on, MerleOne, I am certain you can remember just a little more! What year? Was it slow or fast - soft or hard - did they use an accordion, or maybe some drums, or, or?
 :tellme:
I was born in 1957 and the radio was my friend, so just maybe...

Well, the difficulty is that I heard this song less than ten times probably.  What year : I would say sometimes between 70 and 75 (I was 14 that year).  Rather Soft.  I think the music was from a synthetizer (like pop corn, http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=NjxNnqTcHhg) but much softer.  Maybe there was only a guitar. Can't remember about drums, or other instruments, I just recall the very young voice and these strange words.  The melody was, how could I say, very attractive (compelling?): when I heard it I couldn't do anything else, just listen to it.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:25 PM »
I think it might be a song performed by Jane Birkin and written by Serge Gainsbourg - but I can't remember the title !!!  :D

Thanks but I am 100% sure is was not a JB/SG song.  The performer was much younger I think than JB even at that time.

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Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:52 AM »
Good point !

One of my sisters brought the 45rpm from either the UK or France.  I am pretty sure it was on the radio in France too but I was around 10 years old at that time.  And of course my sisters don't remember anything about this song.

Thanks !

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Living Room / Looking for a seventies music title...
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:48 AM »
Hi all,

I have been struck by a violent nostalgia access and I am currently looking for an old song.  It was sung, in the seventies, as far as I remember, by a young girl, possibly British, and she sang in some kind of a non-existing language.  Possibly using also words like pop, whizz, and so forth.

I'd be most grateful if someone could identify this very unique song.

Thanks in advance,

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: WinCatalog 2009
« on: October 16, 2013, 09:08 AM »
I do ! I also use Cathy which was updated recently.

thanks for the quick response! I'm curious: why do you use two similar apps?

Redundancy I guess.  Cathy has a reduced set of features, but is very fast & compact, WinCatalog 2013, well, it's the opposite.  I get the best of both worlds and it's really not time consuming to use Cathy as well.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: WinCatalog 2009
« on: October 16, 2013, 07:22 AM »
They're pushing an upgrade offer to WinCatalog 2013 (including to 2014 when released) for ~$15
(if you have an older version, you should get the offer per email)
It seems to be still updated regularly - http://www.wincatalo...ory/wincatalog-2013/

do people still use disk catalogers? :) I have to admit I dont, but suspect I should...
I had this briefly installed once, but then the machine died, and I didnt install in new one.
Anyone still using it?
I do ! I also use Cathy which was updated recently.

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 06, 2013, 04:42 AM »
Not sure how trustworthy this version is (it's transcribed)
http://ufoupdateslis...98/jul/m15-022.shtml

Thanks.  I fail to see how I could get to jail by reading this.  Unless it's an alien jail and I get abducted...

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:54 AM »

... read the front page of the January 2nd, 1945 New York Times. :P (I'm not kidding.)

...

Just asking : how to you get to read that edition ? Might not be easy...

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Living Room / Re: did you ever throw your back out?
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:41 AM »
If I may add my personal experience in that field : I had very often pains in the back muscles, but no damaged inter-vertebrae discs.  I tried many things to get rid of theses aches, and I finally found something that works well : go to the swimming pool and swim "belly-up".  It really helps exercise most of the back muscles, relieving pain on those who hurt.  It's not always fun, especially in winter, but it really helped me a lot.  Now I have other issues where swimming pool won't help, but that's another story, not relevant here.

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Living Room / Re: Malwarebytes Secure Backup Beta launches
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:27 AM »
This is available on BDJ today - the Pro version that gives you 100GB of storage. Regular price = $59.95 per year; today's price = $29.95 per year. Although I don’t know if that $29.95 annual subscription rate is only for the first year or for future years too.

Merle One asked the question at the BDJ product page comments section, but no one from Malwarebytes is posting there. (Not a good sign!) Merle posted that the cart states that your renewal price is the same as your purchase price, and he seems to think the discount will continue after the first year, though that seems highly unlikely.

Has anyone used this service? It would be particularly nice if you could use that space for storage as you see fit but I think you have to use their backup software.

Thanks!

Jim

Well, I bought a license, I'll be able to confirm or infirm the renewal rate in about one year...  Too bad for me, I forgot to make a screen capture that said that the 2nd year was at the same price as the first year.  Nothing though about the next years.

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: July 19, 2013, 06:27 AM »
Re-reading "Shards of Honor" by Lois McMaster Bujold, the first volume of the Vorkosigan saga.

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to have a link that allows to read all his post at once

Everyone has that; visit a user's profile page and look for the link "Show posts".

OK, in that case there is nothing else to add IMHO.

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Being quite sensitive to this situation currently, I would also find nice, beside the indicator on the avatar, to have a link that allows to read all his post at once.  Maybe it's already there so I apologize in that case.  If not, I would like my relatives and people close to me to have as little difficulty as possible to access my posts.

This thread also reminds me about a touching story.  A few years ago, a German student developed its own gmail system, called Postbox or Pubbox, not sure about the name.  There was 2 ways to access mail : the webmail and the pop server.  Then one started to stop working and 6-8 months after the other one cease also to work.  There was many questions raised in some dedicated forums as to why this happened.  Then someone spotted in a local newspaper a report about a car crash and actually this exceptional guy died in it.  Its service was so well done that it outlived him quite some time.

Nice idea anyway.

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George Takei's review for a Ninja Folding Grappling Hook on Amazon.com.

Excellent !

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: June 23, 2013, 07:21 AM »
MerleOne, hope you enjoy! I've written up through chapter 15: that's approximately half the book.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to discover your work !

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: June 23, 2013, 04:44 AM »
;D

Thanks for the plug, 40hz!

Just uploaded new revision, in the OP, containing Chapter 11. The novel's about 40% done at this point. Of course, there will be a sequel. Maybe a trilogy.
Just a newbie question : how to I load it onto my Kindle.  I can transfer files using either the cable or an e-mail attachement using a special address, but I don't know which format to use, should I convert one of the included files ?  If yes, with which tool.  Thanks !!!

Edited : issue solved, I sent the .mobi file as an e-mail attachment to my kindle address and it worked perfectly.  I am really looking forward discovering this book...

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:30 AM »
Here's some basic kick-ass rock from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Very nice, thanks !

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Living Room / Re: Where Is Windows 8.1?
« on: May 14, 2013, 02:21 AM »
Still no Start Menu on Win 8.1 ?

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It seems you got it by the balls.... Poor guy.

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