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Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)

Post by Callum Todd » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:31 am

Couldn't find a thread for things like this so started a new one.

Yesterday I was introduced to a new musical genre that goes by the name of 'bardcore', or sometimes 'tavernwave'.

This is an absolute banger. The concept was introduced to me as a sort of funny meme thing but I think it's genuinely brilliant.

Haven't found any other examples as good as this yet but I shall keep mine ear out.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:20 pm

I like choral versions of hits like Creep and Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Also Elvis impersonators version of modern
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:51 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:31 am
Couldn't find a thread for things like this so started a new one.

Yesterday I was introduced to a new musical genre that goes by the name of 'bardcore', or sometimes 'tavernwave'.

This is an absolute banger. The concept was introduced to me as a sort of funny meme thing but I think it's genuinely brilliant.

Haven't found any other examples as good as this yet but I shall keep mine ear out.
That's pretty good.
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Post by Matt Rutherford » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:59 am

Callum Todd wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:31 am
Couldn't find a thread for things like this so started a new one.

Yesterday I was introduced to a new musical genre that goes by the name of 'bardcore', or sometimes 'tavernwave'.

This is an absolute banger. The concept was introduced to me as a sort of funny meme thing but I think it's genuinely brilliant.

Haven't found any other examples as good as this yet but I shall keep mine ear out.
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Music-wise, Max Richter's re-doing of Vivaldi's Four Seasons from a recent LinkedIn advert is one of the nicest bits of music I've heard for a while-so relaxing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXXm0ppMvT0
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Post by Callum Todd » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:21 am

Just listened to that Matt, it's great. Will listen to the other seasons too when I get chance.
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Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 pm

That is brilliant Callum, fair play. What next? Baroque and roll?

You've just reminded me about Max Richter. Fell asleep to a broadcast of his 'Sleep' on RTE lyric a few months ago. Off to get it now and do the same again.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:02 pm

During lockdown our local paper has been printing several extra pages of puzzles, quizzes, crosswords etc. One puzzle that I've become addicted to is called Gogen - I think it appears in lots of papers but I hadn't come across it before. In its basic form it's a 5x5 grid of cells into which the letters of the alphabet (except Z) have to be placed so that each word in a given list can be spelled out by moving from cell to cell in any direction. Some letters are already placed to start you off. Anyone else into these?

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And one that I've rediscovered and become addicted to all over again is the word puzzle that goes by various names, but in Radio Times it's called The Enigma Code. You've probably seen these; it's where you have a standard crossword grid with each square containing a number from 1 to 26; each number represents a letter of the alphabet and you have to solve the code and complete the grid. Unlike Gogen, which is a pure logic puzzle and uses letters/words only as meaningless symbols (in the same way that Sudoku is not a number puzzle), the skills needed to solve Enigma Code puzzles include vocabulary, knowledge of letter frequency distribution etc. The RT publish a difficulty level and target solving time with each puzzle which is good for testing yourself against.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:32 pm

Codewords I've always called those ones (your enigma code)

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Post by Callum Todd » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:08 am

The maker of the song I linked in the original post has just uploaded a new one, this time it's 'Somebody I Used To Know'.

I spent the first two minutes wondering how they were going to tackle the 'have your friends collect your records line'. I wasn't disappointed.
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Kiss from a Rose by Seal was ahead of the game
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Post by Callum Todd » Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:14 pm

This German (I think) Christmas TV advert is nice.
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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:48 pm

Peak bardcore!
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:48 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:14 pm
This German (I think) Christmas TV advert is nice.
I mean, it's not the John Lewis one so I don't have to hate it out of principle, but it's just another "feel good" story used to cynically sell a product that has nothing to do with the content of the advert. And that's how companies do Christmas adverts these days.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:54 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:31 am
Couldn't find a thread for things like this so started a new one.

Yesterday I was introduced to a new musical genre that goes by the name of 'bardcore', or sometimes 'tavernwave'.

This is an absolute banger. The concept was introduced to me as a sort of funny meme thing but I think it's genuinely brilliant.

Haven't found any other examples as good as this yet but I shall keep mine ear out.
Try the same song in this format too. Don't spend too much time listening to these though because they destroy your brain and stop you getting to sleep at night.


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