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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:56 am 
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It's probably just me, and perhaps I have heard ths before but have fogotten. Anyway, I've just been massively surprised to learn (or possibly be reminded) that David Byrne is Scottish.

Well I never!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:12 am 
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News to me too. Or rather like you, I prob did know & forgot.

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I'd forgotten but read it again in an interview about a month ago.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:07 pm 
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I'm sure everyone knows Robert Wyatt and that he was the drummer in Soft Machine... well after Soft Machine he formed a band called Matching Mole (you might well know that too) who recorded 2 albums and were due to record a third when Wyatt had his accident.

I'd never thought about the name "Matching Mole" - it's odd but not unexpected from someone from that scene.

What I didn't realise is that Matching Mole is a pun on the French term "Machine Molle" - which translates into English as "Soft Machine"!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:54 pm 
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...even though you're basically French!

It's a shit pun and a shit band name frankly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:06 pm 
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SPT wrote:
...even though you're basically French!

It's a shit pun and a shit band name frankly.



Those London folk are probably closer to France than me! Much of England is! It's the Channel Islands that are close to France, we're quite far away.

It's hardly unusual for someone connected to the Canterbury scene or to be signed to Harvest to have a rubbish name - good band though!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:15 am 
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Yeah, I know. I'm quite the Francophile, so no slights!

Soft Machine was a great name though.

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SPT wrote:
Yeah, I know. I'm quite the Francophile, so no slights!

Soft Machine was a great name though.



Oh yeah, you're more French than I am! I've only been there twice. I have a French GCSE if that counts. I got an A!

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Jon Langford out of the Mekons is the brother of Dave Langford - sci-fi author and critic who used to do the reviews in White Dwarf.

*listens for the gasps*






just me then....

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SPT wrote:
Jon Langford out of the Mekons is the brother of Dave Langford - sci-fi author and critic who used to do the reviews in White Dwarf.

*listens for the gasps*






just me then....




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