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Re: That illusive album title.

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:02 pm

Do you mean "Sir Thomas John Woodward" or the leading character from Henry Fielding's novel? :D
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Re: That illusive album title.

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:13 am

Sam Spoons wrote:Do you mean "Sir Thomas John Woodward" or the leading character from Henry Fielding's novel? :D

Mr Woodward, my mums heart throb when I was a kid.
The first 45 I ever bought was "It’s Not Unusual" I got it for her birthday.
So as you can see, he holds deep memories for me, but personally, I’ve never been a fan.
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Re: That illusive album title.

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:15 pm

Very similar situation here, my mum loved T.J. and I appreciate his voice but was never really a fan either.
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:18 pm

Sorry... cant hold it in any more... it's elusive... with an e... really bugging me... :ugeek: :shifty: :D
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:33 pm

Thank you! :D
That's been yanking my chain every time I've opened up this forum.
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby Saxum esse et non provolvere » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:16 pm

Thank God ! - I thought it was just me ...

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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby MOF » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:36 pm

Sorry... cant hold it in any more... it's elusive... with an e... really bugging me... :ugeek: :shifty: :D

:thumbup:

While we’re on the subject I noticed that Mark Wherry’s article about the latest iMac (https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/ap ... -imac-2020) used two words that don’t exist ‘temperatural’ and ‘perfomant’ and this sentence ‘I still experienced some occasionally weirdness’.
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby MOF » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:54 pm

[signed] Which Tyler - leader, pedants’ revolt.
Clever, I see what you did there Wat Tyler and peasants to Which Tyler and pedants.
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby markwherry » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:51 pm

MOF wrote:While we’re on the subject I noticed that Mark Wherry’s article about the latest iMac (https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/ap ... -imac-2020) used two words that don’t exist ‘temperatural’ and ‘perfomant’ and this sentence ‘I still experienced some occasionally weirdness’.

Whether or not performant is a word has been debated, but it's generally accepted in technical writing these days. It's also in the Oxford online dictionary, which appears as Google's definition if you search for it. So I figured it was acceptable to use, although I have to say it's a word that's grown on me.

Similarly, temperatural is a Portuguese word that sometimes makes an appearance in English scientific papers. To be honest, I used it to avoid saying "thermal" again, and to make a more pleasantly rounded sentence without shoehorning words around "temperature".

Some thought does go into word choice, you might be surprised to know!

As for "occasionally"... This was probably an mistype of mine that slipped past the editor. Sorry, mistakes are made as well! We try our best!
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby MOF » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:31 pm

Thank you for the reply Mark. I guess you could have said you’re the next Shakespeare, he invented many words that are now part of our language. :D
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Re: That illusive album title.

Postby John Egan » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:42 pm

Arpangel wrote:So I’m looking for something that suggests a a veil, combined with shadows of memories, difficult to describe, and I’m not a literary person to that degree.


How about "Through the mists" or something similarly straightforward. You could drop the definite article and add an adjective, like "aural" or "seductive"

But I know how annoyingly difficult this problem can be.

Regards, John
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby awjoe » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:56 pm

Or 'I Thought of You Ten Steps Past the Customs Gate'. I promise nobody's ever called an album that before. J 8-)
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Re: That illusive album title.

Postby RichardT » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:28 pm

John Egan wrote:
Arpangel wrote:So I’m looking for something that suggests a a veil, combined with shadows of memories, difficult to describe, and I’m not a literary person to that degree.


How about "Through the mists" or something similarly straightforward. You could drop the definite article and add an adjective, like "aural" or "seductive"

But I know how annoyingly difficult this problem can be.

Regards, John

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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:07 pm

Sounds like a slightly risqué Hank Marvin tribute :D
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Re: That elusive album title.

Postby FrankF » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:33 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Sorry... cant hold it in any more... it's elusive... with an e... really bugging me... :ugeek: :shifty: :D

Not necessarily! Illusive is a word - see page 1. :headbang:
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