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Music on TV [Oct. 23rd, 2010|06:34 pm]
Daveosaurus
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... Well, it seems to be a developing meme for people to guess what's going to be on the C4 TV "UChoose40" music video countdowns on Saturday nights. In my case I'm normally completely surprised by what shows up (C4 TV being aimed at a customer base approximately half my age) but tonight's countdown theme is "Guitar Heroes" so I'm thinking of a few possibilities.

Guns 'n' Roses are probably going to get on, and my guess for their one is Sweet Child of Mine; it's got the most recognisable guitar line of theirs.
Richard Thompson probably won't get on, but he deserves to be there for all sorts of reasons, most notably the nine minute live version of Can't Win on his greatest hits.
Jimi Hendrix ought to be there, and I'll choose The Star Spangled Banner as his most notable piece.
Eric Clapton really should be on, even though what's probably his best guitar work (Cream's blues covers) isn't really my favourite of what he's played on. (I'd like to see something like White Room, but that's more Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker's awesomeness on display).
King Crimson should be on, preferably for Red, but they're probably a bit too obscure for Today's Youngsters.

Thought of another one. U2. Pride (In The Name Of Love) was their last big Guitar Song but might be a bit old for the youngsters. There's some nice guitar work on Where The Streets No Have No Name, but it's probably not actual guitar heroism as such.

I'll try (if I remember) to liveblog the show as it's playing. Here goes nothing...
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[User Picture]From: d_h
2010-10-23 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm saying feel free to drop into
http://belgatherial.livejournal.com/373067.html
where we will be making a chaotic mess of comments as it unfolds.
apparently the title is actually Guitar Heroes (live)
and what the (live) means is a matter of mystery
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-10-23 06:03 am (UTC)
So that's where tonight's party is going to be... OK will be right there. See ya soon.
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[User Picture]From: lenfant_de_jeu
2010-10-23 09:05 am (UTC)
great to see you there, we should try to get the hobbit in as well when he has a spare Saturday night. :D
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-10-23 09:17 am (UTC)
I first saw an episode of this while visiting said Hobbit in May for the book sale (plus sundry other excitement which was compounded by my being down with a fairly obnoxious virus). The theme was "collaborations" and it contained 39 modern songs I had no knowledge of, and "Under Pressure" at #1.
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[User Picture]From: lenfant_de_jeu
2010-10-23 09:25 am (UTC)
Under Pressure is probably the best collaboration out there... I'm guessing it also had the "Walk This Way" one with RunDMC?

How are you going tonight?
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-10-23 09:30 am (UTC)
I don't think they even had that. Most of them were Somebody I Don't Know featuring Somebody Else I Don't Know. I probably missed a few of them though (I was reading at the time... very bad habit of mine).

Fairly ordinary night although being able to annoy people on the internet makes it better. Looking forward to seeing what else is going to be on the countdown. You?
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[User Picture]From: lenfant_de_jeu
2010-10-23 09:35 am (UTC)
I am doing appalling... I had a list of 60 bands and I whittled it down to 40 and I've had more hits from the 20 I discarded than the 40 I kept...

sigh...
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-10-23 10:47 am (UTC)
It looks like the same happened as did last week... by the time it got to the last three or four, there were a good half dozen obvious choices for the top spots... which were completely and utterly ignored in preference to something completely different.
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