I sure wonder what it was like for the string players during the Out of the Blue and Discovery music videos, as they are barely present on the actual songs of which they mime. All online discussions mention that Mik only played on 3 tracks, Mel only 1 and Hugh none for the former; all three were absent in full on Discovery. I can't imagine being part of the music videos even though I wasn't one the actual song. Must've been an interesting time, which begs the question if the string players suspected they'd be out of the band soon. I think I had saw somewhere that Rob Caiger once said that during Face the Music, the string players would record their parts, including their solo bits, which would be mixed with backing orchestra, or something to that effect. I assume the same applied to A New World Record as detailed documentation is limited. But yeah, the music videos from this period are funny with how the string players are seen playing even if no strings are present at that instance in the song.
It's a foolish comment, but the video of Rockaria! from the concert in Wembley in 1978 is simply "un-watchable". It's a great performance, but the cameras going all the time from one place of the screen to another make me enjoy the song but not the video. The same happens with Mr Blue Sky and other songs. We can't see them playing!!
So ha ha darlin', why do I dream about you every night?
lasttrain929: Thank you eloneen, until yesterday I had never heard of these insects. They live a strange life. Not sure about Circada ice cream or pizza though, not for me.....
May 30, 2021 9:17:00 GMT
Timeblue: After weeks of horrible weather, Mr Blue is living here today!
May 30, 2021 13:00:47 GMT
eloneen: Timeblue I hope you enjoy it! It was sunny and in the 90s here most of last week, with some rain. Today it's cloudy and barely making it into the 60s. Crazy NC weather! ::m1809::
May 30, 2021 17:28:57 GMT
orioles70: with warmer (HOT) weather, the cicadas have gotten noisy. A local news reporter used an app on her phone and said it registered in the mid 80s for dbs (hearing protection recommended). They're not quite that bad in my yard.
Jun 7, 2021 13:56:44 GMT
orioles70: I was driving to the dump today on a road called Beaver Dam Road when what should cross the road but a pair of beaver (mother and child). Guess they named that road well.
Jun 12, 2021 20:28:39 GMT