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  1. Benny B

    Poetry

    Been reading some canonical American poets the last few days, trying to to get to grips with it and overcoming some prejudices. Hart Crane - founded him really off-putting at first ( too many adverbs) but I really like Voyages now - ecstatic erotic nonsense. Marianne Moore - Bit meh at first...
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    do you smoke

    This real hip cat must have read on the road at some point, surely no one has ever used the word 'tea' for marijuana since 1957.
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    New Jersey Club

    Ooh look my New Jersey Club mix is ten years old now and has had 51,400 listens on SoundCloud :cool:
  4. Benny B

    New Dancehall

    Thought I'd give it one more chance and spent a couple of hours catching up - afaics there's literally nothing worse listening to (unless there's new guys I'm not aware of) Hardly any new tunes from the big names, and what there is isn't worth listening to. RIP trap dancehall 2019-2022💀
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    Are there any podcasts you listen to?

    Melvyn's a legend.
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    Are there any podcasts you listen to?

    Call me old fashioned/basic but just about the only podcast I've ever been able to listen to is In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg. Can't stand unprofessional rambling.
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    Very short poems you like

    Leonidas:
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    Poetry anthology recommendations please

    Can't believe no one recommended me Peter Jay's Greek Anthology till now (bless you @craner but you took your time). It's amazing, everyone should read it. The way it's put together and the quality of the translations is so impressive. There's only a handful by Ezra Pound in there but I'm...
  9. Benny B

    Music you pretended to like

    My introduction to jazz was Bitches Brew when I was about 16. I wouldn't say I pretended to like it (who was I trying to impress? No one) but I was certainly very, very confused for several months. Completely alien, mind-bending material. And it happened again and again when I got hold of On...
  10. Benny B

    Very short poems you like

    My copy arrived today, magnificent stuff. Some say there are nine muses: but they're wrong. Look at Craner of Barry; he makes ten. After Plato
  11. Benny B

    live albums

    Crowd noise stolen from a boxing match apparently
  12. Benny B

    what are you reading now?

    Makes me think of William Blake that
  13. Benny B

    UK Garage that sounds like electro (sort of) OR Do my job for me part 15

    Who was it out of the crew that actually made it?
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    UK Garage that sounds like electro (sort of) OR Do my job for me part 15

    It's really just one track by them though isn't it. No garage swing, total bare bones, hardly anything like garage at all. And a lot of people will have heard it cos it was a b-side to a big hit.
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    UK Garage that sounds like electro (sort of) OR Do my job for me part 15

    Dilemma sounds like the first one to me and that was a couple of years earlier wasn't it?
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    things craner will love

  17. Benny B

    the absolute best choruses hooks of all time

    @craner
  18. Benny B

    the absolute best choruses hooks of all time

    True, pop lyrics are totally immoral. It is what it is. Don't wanna drag down the thread with it though.
  19. Benny B

    the absolute best choruses hooks of all time

    There's loads of dodgy/creepy/borderline rapey choruses in pop
  20. Benny B

    the absolute best choruses hooks of all time

    Don't know that one @woops sorry
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