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Re: Things to cheer us up in these worrying times
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2020, 11:57:19 AM »
If you only follow up one item from https://twitter.com/hashtag/curatorbattle to find the creepiest object housed in the world's museums, let it be necropants!

https://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/necropants-icelandic-sorcerers-magic-pants-human-skin-021958
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Re: Things to cheer us up in these worrying times
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2020, 05:57:26 PM »
I think I'll be going to the "Stay@home festival"... bands playing will be e.g. Pandemic Upstarts, The Tests, The Quarantine Boys, No Cure, Susie & the Masks, The Gloves, The Intensive Cares, The Ventilators and many more...   ::)
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2020, 06:05:50 PM »
Nice one!
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2020, 03:58:37 PM »
Feels like we really need a bit of a titter after this week's events:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5M1MzMsiic
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2020, 05:14:09 PM »
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Re: Things to cheer us up in these worrying times
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2020, 09:18:02 AM »
The Mekons to Release ‘Exquisite,’ Surprise New Album Recorded in Isolation

Group’s latest, a Bandcamp exclusive, “recorded in splendid physical isolation on mobile phones, broken cassette recorders, clay tablets and other ancient technologies”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-mekons-exquisite-surprise-new-album-recorded-isolation-bandcamp-1017163/
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Re: Things to cheer us up in these worrying times
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 08:42:40 AM »
http://bigtakeover.com/news/NEWSNewsingleLOCKDOWNbyFromTheSpecialsNevilleStapleBand

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Otherwise known as The Original Rude Boy, Neville Staple was founder and co-frontman of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat.
“Sugary came up with the idea to write a song about the lockdown, which, at first, was a very fast-stomping ska track. We then realized that it was too fun and happy a tune for the theme. Most of us have been quite down about the whole virus thing, so we decided to take it on a more sweet but moody 2Tone reggae route, in a similar vein to ‘Ghost Town’, with some music we had worked on previously with Sledge (Steve Armstrong),” says Neville Staple.

The dynamic ska duo used the internet to send files back and forth among the band members – from home to home to home. Due to social distancing rules, the video for this song was recorded and filmed on band members’ regular home equipment.
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Re: Things to cheer us up in these worrying times
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2020, 10:31:26 PM »
Inspired thinking. Clearly NOT your average Care Home:

Coronavirus: Care home residents recreate record covers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-53389217
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