Nov 28, 2016

RhoDeo 1648 Monty 6

Hello, F1 2016 season came to an end today, Hamilton won followed by Rosberg, Vettel and Verstappen all within 2 seconds, sensational race then nah Hamilton sort of backed Rosberg into Vettel and Verstappen but Vettel was happy with his 3rd place and no need to go for broke in the final lap and Verstappen's tires were the oldest on show at the time. He had another interesting race getting spun around at the start and thus starting at the back, by the time he had his first pitstop he was just passed by Rosberg dropping to position 3, from 8th he got back to position 3 again only to be passed by Vettel shortly before the finish, Vettel's tactic of staying out long and coming back for a short stint on superfast tires got him close to the lead again but hey no win for Ferrari in 2016.
Hamilton showed his lack of class again, unable to really congratulate his team mate Rosberg with winning the World Title. Hamilton fans prefer a Mercedes conspiracy but there's just one man responsible for losing his world title and that is Lewis Hamilton, he messed up 5 starts, in the end this cost him the 5 points he came up short with. Next season promises a shake up with far faster cars and unlikely Mercedes dominance again.

Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created the sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four seasons. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group's influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music. ..N'Joy

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Fusing the topical satire of David Frost with the surreal outlandishness of The Goon Show, the Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe formed in England in 1969. Comprised of British performers John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Graham Chapman, along with American animator Terry Gilliam, the group emerged as an international cult phenomenon, honing its singular blend of broad slapstick, edgy black comedy, and social commentary in a string of successful television programs, films, and albums.

After meeting during a taping of the British children's series Do Not Adjust Your Set, the Pythons officially took shape in May 1969 when the BBC contracted the group to produce its own 13-week program. Monty Python's Flying Circus, a weekly sketch comedy series, premiered that October; after becoming a major hit throughout Europe, the troupe recorded 1970's Monty Python's Flying Circus LP, a set of new performances of television material recorded in front of a live audience (including their legendary "dead parrot" sketch, "The Pet Shop"). Their film debut, And Now for Something Completely Different -- a collection of highlights from the series -- followed in 1971.

Another Monty Python Record, released in the U.K. in 1971, made its American debut the following year; for most U.S. fans, the album was their first exposure to the troupe -- the BBC series did not begin appearing on public television outlets for several more months. After 1972's Monty Python's Previous Record, a mixture of original routines and TV material featuring "Eric the Half a Bee," "The Argument Clinic," and "Embarrassment/A Bed-Time Book," the group issued 1973's Matching Tie and Handkerchief, which featured a "trick track" gimmick whereby the second side contained separate grooves both featuring entirely different material; playing randomly depending upon where the needle dropped, the gimmick effectively created a "side three."
A 1973 British tour yielded Live at Drury Lane, released in 1974 to coincide with the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail; the movie's companion record, The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a reprise of screen material along with new skits, did not appear until the next year. After 1976's Live! At City Center, a long hiatus followed before the group reunited for the 1979 feature and soundtrack Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album appeared in 1980, followed by the 1982 concert film Live at the Hollywood Bowl. The 1983 feature Monty Python's the Meaning of Life was the last official group project, although the troupe members subsequently reunited on occasion; most famously, Cleese and Palin teamed in the hit comedy A Fish Called Wanda, while Gilliam's directorial efforts like Time Bandits, Brazil, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen all prominently featured other Python alumni. Sadly, Graham Chapman died of cancer on October 4, 1989.

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Like the title says, by the late '70s Monty Python was less interested in continuing under their group name, except for the occasional foray into film. John Cleese was busy with Fawlty Towers, while Michael Palin was branching out into film, Terry Gilliam was making a name for himself as a director, and the rest were involved in television and other projects. For all intents and purposes, this is almost an Eric Idle solo album, since a majority of the songs were written by him or with Neil Innes (the two had recently collaborated on the brilliant Beatles parody, The Rutles). Not that they aren't funny: "I Like Chinese," "Medical Love Song," and "Never Be Rude to an Arab" raise a smile, and "Decomposing Composers," (not by Idle) despite the obvious pun of the title, is actually quite affecting, delivered in a gentle Cockney drawl by Michael Palin. Yet the record suffers from many weak tracks, most of which are old standards with new dirty lyrics ("Sit on My Face") or experiments in repetition and boredom ("I Like Traffic Lights," "I'm So Worried"). What sound like new skits from Cleese and Graham Chapman ("String," "Bookshop") are actually pre-Python skits written for Cleese and Marty Feldman given a dusting off in lieu of any real writing. The only other track of note is "Rock Notes," a parody of rock journalism from where the future rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket got its name. A spotty finale for the Python's recording career.

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Eric Idle
Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Michael Palin
Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones

601 Contractual Obligation Album (flac  190mb)

601 Contractual Obligation Album (Side 1) 19:22
Sit On My Face
Henry Kissinger
Never Be Rude To An Arab
I Like Chinese
Medical Love Song
Farewell To John Denver
I'm So Worried!

602 Contractual Obligation Album (Side 2) 25:34
I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio
Martyrdom Of St. Victor
Here Comes Another One
Do What John?
Rock Notes
Muddy Knees
Decomposing Composers
Traffic Lights
All Things Dull And Ugly
A Scottish Farewell

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101 Another Monty Python Record (flac  212mb)
201 Monty Python's Previous Record (flac  194mb)
301 Matching Tie and Handkerchief (flac  159mb)
401 Live at Drury Lane (flac  275mb)
501 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (flac  191mb)

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