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Re: André Rieu.

#61  Postby zulumoose » Mar 23, 2017 7:04 am

I'm not really going to begrudge those of previous generations the enjoyment of things that were fashionable in their own formative years.


I don't think the 1800's were the formative years of anyone alive today. I think he appeals to an imagined past, not a remembered one.
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#62  Postby OlivierK » Mar 23, 2017 8:51 am

I wasn't talking about Rieu, but about my mother. The sort of shit Rieu does (flamboyant classical knees-up) was definitely fashionable where and when she was growing up (rural Czech Republic, 1920s/30s). Her own parents and grandparents were the sort of people who brought their instruments to parties and played their party pieces, many of which - Viennese waltzes and the like - would be in Rieu's repertoire.

I agree, though, that even then it probably harked back to an imagined Golden Age, or at least a romanticised vision of what it must be like in the aristocrats' palaces.
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#63  Postby I'm With Stupid » Mar 23, 2017 2:43 pm

zulumoose wrote:
I'm not really going to begrudge those of previous generations the enjoyment of things that were fashionable in their own formative years.


I don't think the 1800's were the formative years of anyone alive today. I think he appeals to an imagined past, not a remembered one.

Yeah, there's a lot of that around nowadays.

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#64  Postby Animavore » May 31, 2017 11:36 am

I'm at Centra in Swords buying tickets for Andre Rieu. The little chap painstakingly typed in the name with one finger. He then asks when the concert is on and I told him Dec 9th. I had to watch him press the down arrow scrolling through every gig, concert, and match between now and then instead of scrolling down the side bar with the mouse. He asked my details and when he hit enter my details disappeared and no tickets printed. He asked my details again and the same happened. He asked again. And again. He phones Ticketmaster tech support and spent 10 minutes trying to resolve it only to be told to reboot it after all that.

I'm now sitting, waiting for the system to load up again. There's very few tickets left, if the decent seats I managed to get are taken I will flip.
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#65  Postby zulumoose » May 31, 2017 11:39 am

if the decent seats I managed to get are taken I will flip


I hope by decent you mean seats close to an exit as far away from the stage as possible.
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#66  Postby Animavore » May 31, 2017 11:40 am

:lol:
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#67  Postby Animavore » May 31, 2017 12:04 pm

They spelt my name wrong. Don't give a fuck.
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#68  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 31, 2017 1:30 pm

Rather you than me. The guy is regularly on Dutch TV. Of course I never watch him. He never changes his show's format.
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#69  Postby Animavore » May 31, 2017 1:35 pm

Tickets aren't for me. I don't have to see him.
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#70  Postby Matt_B » May 31, 2017 1:42 pm

I shall just say that there's a bigger market for Lambrusco than there is for Château Latour and leave it at that.
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#71  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 31, 2017 2:52 pm

Matt_B wrote:I shall just say that there's a bigger market for Lambrusco than there is for Château Latour and leave it at that.


I would say Prosecco would be a better example.
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#72  Postby THWOTH » Jun 11, 2017 10:54 pm

BlackBart wrote:He seems to have moved into the void vacated by James Last. If there was a void.

Ah, but James Last filled the void left by Bert Kämpfert.
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#73  Postby The_Piper » Jun 12, 2017 12:38 am

Shmalzing Mathilda?
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Matt_B wrote:I shall just say that there's a bigger market for Lambrusco than there is for Château Latour and leave it at that.


I would say Prosecco would be a better example.

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#74  Postby BlackBart » Jun 12, 2017 6:34 pm

The_Piper wrote:Shmalzing Mathilda?
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Matt_B wrote:I shall just say that there's a bigger market for Lambrusco than there is for Château Latour and leave it at that.


I would say Prosecco would be a better example.

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Technically, yes.
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#75  Postby The_Piper » Jun 12, 2017 8:43 pm

Memba taking drugs in school? oooh! I memba!
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#76  Postby Animavore » Dec 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Forgot about this. My parents are going Saturday.
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#77  Postby BlackBart » Dec 06, 2017 6:34 pm

Animavore wrote:Forgot about this. My parents are going Saturday.


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