April 29th, 2014

Doctor Who - 50th anniversary logo

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So, last week on Facebook, I shared this little ditty:

Five small aquatic birds of the family Anatidae propelled themselves over a body of H2O during a specific diurnal period of 24 hours,
Across a series of natural elevations in the earth's surface and further into the distance.
Their maternal unit, on four occasions, made the sound typically associated with their species, in its onomatopaeic representation.
However, merely four small aquatic birds of the family Anatidae returned.

For those of you who are wondering, it's the "why use one syllable when half a dozen will suffice" version of "Five Little Ducks"...

Anyhew, today, as I was going to sign on, I saw the five little ducks. Plus another one who might well be mummy duck:

I probably ought to start taking bread with me when I go to sign on, there are a lot of ducks and geese by the little mini-river that flows between the car park and the town centre... (Some of the geese were fighting each other this afternoon...)
Pet Shop Boys - animated

Goodbye 70s...

This could have been a really great album. If it was all about track selection, it would be - some of the usual suspects for '80s synth/new wave collections, but many, probably most, in some extended/12" mixes I've not heard before.

But...each disc has the tracks sequenced together into one long megamix. Which is entertaining in its own way, and makes for fun listening in the car, but...it means that most of the extended mixes are cut rather short, which kind of misses the point of including them on the CD in the first place, and rather leaves one wanting more. I imagine many people buying a CD set like this will be doing so for the rare and unusual mixes - that seems, certainly, to be the consensus amongst the customer reviews.

Oh well. File under "good, but not great." Meanwhile, I'm off to score copies of the Gotham City & Son of Gotham City mixes of The Communards' Don't Leave Me This Way on eBay...