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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2019, 03:55:31 pm »
Oh wow- you have a treat in store for you.
Pretzel Logic and Katy Lied are 70's masterpieces. Put them on your 'queued bands' list.
So much music, so little time.

Listened to Pretzel Logic and Any World, being the best song fromeach album according to Ultimate Classic Rock website.  Really polished productions that is a fusion of jazz/blues/rock and vocals that at times sounded quite CSN-like.  I pefer Pretzel Logic of the two and if it is representative of the whole album, worth   listening to some more from the album.

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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2019, 09:55:26 am »
Week 11

I hadn’t planned on posting this one, as it’s a bit long with little happening, but recent events changed my mind.

Glen Aulin is the house in Dublin where my granny’s youngest sister, Phyllis, lived with her husband Sean. It was (and still is) one of the most hospitable homes I know. These are clips of some of my Phyllis’ siblings, their children and my great-grand mother (in the black hat).

I just came back from Phyllis’ funeral in Dublin two days ago. It was lovely to have the opportunity to say goodbye to my 95-year-old aunty one last time and give her a kiss on her forehead when she was laid out at home in her living room.

(Phyllis is the one blowing into the watering can at 1.40. I’m the chubby kid holding the bunny in the basket  at the end)

Music: from the Sting soundtrack by Scott Joplin





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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2019, 01:38:25 am »
I think you said "rabbit". Someone must've asked you what you had. So cute, and such a fun looking family. What a lovely way to remember your auntie.

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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2019, 12:59:38 pm »
Hi Lynn,
Can't believe you watched till the end and indulged in lip-reading
I think I must have said "I hate this scratchy jumper my granny knitted!"  ;)

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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2019, 03:08:06 pm »
Glad you opted to post it up Brian.  I too watched through to the end and I'd almost go as far to say that some of the expressions that are now familiar were starting to form there. 

Lots of fun, all that is missing is a BBQ and a few drinks from that family gathering.

And my dark-side was wondering if anybody would fall off the swings or land up taking an unexpected dip in the pond ... there were a couple of moments when I was thinking it just might happen :) 

As always the music worked well.

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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2019, 03:10:14 pm »
Cheers David  :)

As you can well imagine there were of course the odd "... fell into the pond!" moments, especially as Uncle Sean was heavily into home-brew and an over-generous host when it came to measures  ;)


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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2019, 03:10:45 pm »
Week 12

Back to my Danish roots-
Yesterday was Denmark’s Constitution Day, as well as my brother Conor’s birthday.
Elections were held and the hard right were decimated, making way for a red coalition to lead the country  :)

This is a buy 1 get 1 free clip (i.e. long)
Family get-together in my grandparent’s garden in Roskilde, about half an hour from the capital
I believe Dad’s cousin, Arne (handstands at 5.30 min), was the harbour master in Copenhagen port.

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When I’m Old & Wise by Alan Parson’s Project,
Mockingbird by Barclay James Harvest



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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2019, 09:26:35 am »
Week 13

Appropriate clip today, as it's lashing rain on Merseyside.

Three generations in family fun at the seaside, without even bucket or spade :)

My granny and her sister Phyllis (with the camera at the start) with their children and grandchildren.
(My mum in the yellow bathing suit)

Even Granddad joins in a game of ‘Leap frog’ at the end  8)

Music: Seaside Rendezvous by Queen




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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2019, 12:14:02 pm »
Week 14

Back in the 60’s Irish air travel was a still special occasion.

I think this clip is from when the extended family went to Dublin airport to see off granddad’s sister, returning to her mission somewhere in Africa.

I hated those short brown uniform suits we were forced to wear!

Music: Rocket Man by Elton John and Goodbye by Mary Hopkins and  Paul McCartney




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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2019, 01:03:05 pm »
Your grandfather looked very fit. Your family looks so joyous. Not at the airport, though. Everyone must have been really worried about her leaving.



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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2019, 04:43:20 pm »
Just completed binge watching 3 epidodes to catch up this series.

Lots of fun and games plus usual great music. Especially liked Seaside Rendezvous ... Night At the Opera was the first LP I ever bought, when the parents had grown tired of listening to a dodgy cassette revording a mate gave me.

No idea if Corcoran is a common surname or not. But known to me as a Corcoran came to visit our Toastmasters District some years ago. What a great guy he was.

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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2019, 10:12:06 pm »
Thanks Lynn,
Yes, 'Bomba' was a character!
A carpenter in Guiness' brewery, he seemed to know everyone in Dublin   :)
I guess emigration has always been part of the Irish experience/psyche

Cheers, David-
You shouldn't overdo it  ;)
Yes Queen certainly covered a wide range!
Not sure about the Corcoran name- not ubiquitous, but common enough.
Our lot hailed from Tipperary. Yup, it's a long way  :P

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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2019, 10:16:33 pm »
Week 15

Most people wouldn’t associate Beirut and the Middle East with skiing, but that’s where I caught the bug.

Our friends and neighbours, the Nicholas family, were founding members of the ski club of Lebanon and introduced us to the two areas Bakish and Fariah.

Dad had some basic experience from his youth when he had visited his cousins in Norway, but after getting our gear on and giving us his few nuggets of wisdom, we taught ourselves.

They were the days of wooden skis, lace-up leather boots, and round-the-heel wire bindings.
We all suffered from snow-blindness in the beginning, so shades were introduced.
Later, we became trend-setters, wearing motorcycle helmets to protect what would develop into our feeble minds.

The music on this one is a beautiful repetitive, gently building motif by Eluvium - Prelude for Time Feelers



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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2019, 04:12:16 pm »
Week 16

Family outing to the Dublin mountains.
Ice creams and playing in a stream.
A bit of spontaneous Irish dancing by granddad and his brother-in-law at 1.40 :)
Good wholesome stuff

The original soundtrack was Street Spirit by Radiohead, but blocked by Youtube.
Fingers of Love by Crowded House works is a reasonable second choice...



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Re: Growing up on 8mm
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2019, 04:39:33 pm »
Time for another double dose  ;D

Great music and videos delightful,  such happy shiny people ....  ;)  ;)

I tried snowboarding once. Great fun though spent as much time in the snow getting upright again as getting down the slope. Late in the season so slope was probably a little steeper than was ideal. Nevertheless,  a great memory, brought to mind watching here.


 

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