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To live and die in Grantham

Discussion in 'Personal' started by kibosh, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    "Possibly the best video I've ever seen, like a Ken Loach techno horror flick. That relentless beat is so raw and so beautifully coupled with this film. This is art"

    "Its simplicity, atmosphere, driven hypnotic beat, and then the complete contrast later on. This song is more powerful with visuals than without and no, that is not the case with all music. Some music is amazing with audio only e.g. classical music for me is far more powerful in my own head with no visuals whatsoever. Its a personal thing and will be different for each person. The track is great, but the video is so good I can't imagine the song without the video since I have seen it. There are many reasons to like or dislike"
    (2 comments from YouTube)

    Any thoughts welcome :)
    HelenREMfan likes this.
  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    We want to know your interest!
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    How would anyone who lived in Grantham know when they'd died?
  4. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Great choice kibosh.......loved it.

    As to Grantham.... for 2 excellent reasons I can't abide the place - one being the obvious Thatcher connection.
  5. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    I can't abide Austria, because of the obvious Hitler connection.
  6. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Good point Bobby....... mind you I did say 2 reasons......
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    There is no better epitaph to the Thatcher years than Grantham

    If you've been, go. Just to see what can happen to a provincial British town.

    There is no worse place.

    Except Rotheram. Possibly.
    HelenREMfan likes this.
  8. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    I used to live in Lincolnshire, and though it wasn't Grantham I know the town pretty well - and I didn't recognise a single image from the 'film'! Maybe this actually wasn't filmed there?

    Here are a few real photos from that (quite nice, I always thought) town:






  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Home towns have a very strong pull for the individual. I left my home town when I was 20 and could not get away quick enough yet these days when I visit I feel completely at home and would move back tomorrow given the opportunity.
  10. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Whoo--a!! Rebellious yooff or what!? Four and a half mins on my life lost. Like FF, I've actually been to Grantham. Lovely place - irrespective of who grew up there.
  11. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Well it also has the very soul-less "business park" (i.e. quite a few unnecessary and unoccupied or quickly destined to be unoccupied) units.
  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Strangely compelling, even though I don't especially like the music track or comprehend the related culture. A sort of cross between expressive dance and very high quality 6th Form Media Studies video project. It certainly raises questions, which is always welcome. Are you a fan yourself kibosh or is the producer known to you?
  13. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Wooo big it up man!

    But to be serious... if you want a nice town in Lincolnshire just drive a bit further down the A1[M] and pop into Stamford.
    lexus300 likes this.
  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Sadly not exclusive to Grantham though.
  16. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

    Can't see any connection to Grantham.
  17. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

    Probably not. It looks more like Essex or Kent with all the flat landscape. One of those parts of the country left to deliberately decay because only the white working class mostly live there. And they don't matter, right?

    Those are nice buildings.
  18. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

    There are those who can't abide Phnom Penn because of the Pol Pot connection. Beijing because of the Mao connection or Moscow because of the Stalin connection.
  19. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

    Or Stoke on Trent because of the Robbie Williams connection, or Dublin because of the Louis Walsh connection, or Dundee because of the George Galloway connection, or middle class Chippenham because of the Jeremy Corbyn connection,or Pretoria because of the Peter Hain connection, or Edinburgh because of the Blair connection...
  20. Owennnn

    Owennnn Occasional commenter

    I'm sat reading this while on a break at a college. In Grantham, after starting here in may.

    Thanks guys!

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