Cardiacs: Classic or Dud?

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Indie noisemakers since the late seventies. Unfairly ignored or deservedly overlooked?

Phil A., Tuesday, 8 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I ordered a CD of theirs once. It was on order for weeks so I gave up.

Josh, Tuesday, 8 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

2nd half of Cardiacs Live: total classic. The rest: whatever. Boy I first read this one as The *Cardigans*: Classic or Dud. ;)

Omar, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i was going to ask this one at some point. strangely the cardiacs were quite popular at my school when i was about 13/14, something which i never did understand. (it was the baggy era...although in any era would have been strange)

i have a bit of a soft spot for them, but don't really remember anything they did. all their songs seemed to be called things like 'a man and a house and a big window'

could we turn this into a search and destroy, because i've just decided to buy some cardiacs records.

gareth, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They were oddly popular at my school as well, at about the same time. Virtually everyone I knew who also liked the sort of stuff I was into at the time (Pixies, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Fugazi, baggy stuff, fraggle) had an inexplicable love of the Cardiacs. I hated them myself at the time; all that wacky proggery and pomposity were intolerable to my 15 year old self. I was re-exposed to them a couple of years ago after meeting another crazed fan but I still couldn't understand what the attraction was. So I'm afraid it has to be DUD.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Repulsively dud. Idiotic prog-wacky for the lower sixth.

Dr. C, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

From what I've heard from some people in the know, Sing to God would be one to search (both parts).

Josh, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I quite liked their HEAVEN BORN AND EVER BRIGHT album, not least for the single "Day is Gone," but absolutely EVERYTHING they've done since (`92/`93 or so) has been virtually unlistenable. Masturbatory to a fault. Still, I suppose I can't play that fast or in odd time signatures, so I should pipe down then.

alex in nyc, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Just cos they play in weird time sigs doesn't make them prog. And they are not in the least bit pompous. If you've ever heard Tim Smith talking, he is a surprisingly unpretentious man. All that weird stuff just comes straight out of his strange little head and has more to do with very childish sensibilities rather than from any Yes-style drugged-up indulgence.

That said, what I've heard of "Archive Cardiacs" is painful in the extreme ("A must for all collectors of toneless drivel" according to the bands own sampler CD), so destroy that. Search the two minutes and thirteen seconds of perfection that is "To go off and things". At the very least it scared Radio 1's Simon Mayo, so that should count for something.

Phil A., Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dud! No doubt about it. The absolute worst gig I have ever seen (and I've been to plenty of gigs, bad or otherwise)was The Cardiacs and Levitation way back in 1992 or thereabouts. Not only did I have to suffer the sub prog rock bilge that Levitation insisted on playing, but then I had to endure an hour or so of the godawful, psuedo alternative bollocks that The Cardiacs pass off as music. Oh the horror!

Eamonn, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

we just won't forgive or forget - they are DUD beyond DUD

Eamonn - im having a bad week - but looking forward to saturday's party !

Geordie Racer, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
Cardiacs have never fitted into any of those categories bandied above... first and foremost they write superbly catchy pop songs; as for odd timesigs and strange structures - why the hell not? There are some good samples of reletively recent stuff here, so rather than relying on ancient memories of a gig eight years ago, have a listen: - that includes an example of poppier, more 'normal' stuff and two exerpts of the more Zappa-ish tracks (which are still insanely catchy, and thankfully lacking the Zappa wackyness) Then there's a dozen tracks at - try 'Blind In Safety' and say that isnt something delicate and beautiful

Its true, Cardiacs are the least pompous band on the planet. They may be the most emotional... try listening to them more than once, you may notice that part of it. They are just plain unique, so don't come with a blueprint for listening - everyone gets something diffent out of them, hence such a wide range of gig goers

There's an album just out of quieter moments called 'Cardiacs And Affectionate Friends', with various solo stuff from Bic (Levitation), William D Drake and the Sea Nymphs... Of course Cardiacs are classic, someone described them recently as 'the finest band to walk the face of the earth' (which was nice)

Marina, Sunday, 28 October 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
I think they are bleeding brilliant. And if other people hate them it just means that it'll be easier to get to the bar at gigs... I don't care if they're not top of the pops material, I don't get the royalties.

A.Fish, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

my flatmate has a Cardiacs scarf and glove set!

He doesn't care that they sound like a riot in a fairground.

chris, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Wait wait wait. How could sounding like a riot in a fairground possibly NOT be classic?

Rebecca, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hah! Great one line reveiw. The only bad thing about Cardiacs is that they're the only band that sound remotely like that, which is a bit of a responsibility.

Marina organ, Monday, 25 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have "Heaven Born & Ever Bright". I like it a lot. I especially like putting it in the computer CD slot when playing "Quake". this = frightening. Bits of it sound like stranglers 33 1/3 lp played @ 78rpm, which is good. I also have "Is this the Life" (something like that anyway) on cassette somewhere. This is a really good number which sounds like proto-faith-no-more. Also, they supported Blur at some fottie stadium gig, and indie kidz were reportedly running away w/fingers in ears. I like this idea as well. From this admittedly small sampling i would say classic. Also one of levitation was in them and levitation ruled. Whatever happened to dark star anyway?

Norman Phay, Monday, 25 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Blimey, this is still going! A year ago when I started this thread, I was so upset by the responses it got, I fled ILM never to return...what an absolute wuss. I stand by everything I said though, Cardiacs rock my tiny little world.

They supported Blur at their big Mile End Indiefest, as I recall. Damian Allbran always sites them as a major influence, although you never know with Blurboy whether it's just something he says to prove his uniqueness. The only other band to really take Cardiac-worship into the mainstream were Ultrasound, and for all their freaky- outsider posturing they were never quite as interesting (Whatever happened to Tiny?)

Popular rumour has it that one editor banned them from the NME. I'd love that to be true, although I've seen the printed review of "Heaven Born" so it seems unlikely.

Phil A, Saturday, 30 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, come back and do battle! Interesting if you have a look around Lusenet the journo-sheep are slowly being outnumbered by people who actually listen to and get a kick out of music. The NME ban was true - it was apparantly one of the Sutherlands (he looked like a fat old teddy boy) standing in the crowd with his notebook and a grumpy face at the 1994 Eight Day Itch finale. Cardiacs pulled 1400 people but this guy wrote a reveiw to the effect that main support Poisoned Electric Head were the headliners and that everyone in the venue was very stupid and nobody should listen to them. Then a while later a band made Cardiacs their number one band in a 'My Top Ten' feature, but there was a mysterious layout error which meant that their top ten only went to number 2. Ho hum, I overheard someone who should know say 'the NME is in big trouble' at an industry-infested gig this week.

Anyway, you do know about 'Cardiacs Greatest Hits' just out? - lots of nicely remastered tracks and a soaring new one.

Marina the organgrinder, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

phil, this is what andy "tiny" wood is doing at the moment. Marina Organ, I wish you'd post here more often, like.

Norman Phay, Thursday, 11 April 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm too busy! Are you subscribed to cardiacs-chat? It's where we're all hiding. Go to and follow the link at the top of the page.

marinecreature, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hello. im sorry but anyone who slags off cardiacs has either no understanding of something achiveing true brilliance, or is not mentally advanced enough to understand when something reaches the upmost limits of its evolution.(arent these the same thing?!whoops!!)

they change my life constantly. no one today can touch them.

to be muttered in the same breath as the smiths, dexys, detroit techno, etc etc

del a robbo, Thursday, 2 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Your music collection sucks without _Sings to God_ .

dagasque, Saturday, 4 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ahh! Wow! Cardiacs eh? The bestest band! Yum! Not always instantly likable, but if you put a litte effort in and Listen-Very-Carefully your effort will be rewarded.

The Limey Tank, Saturday, 4 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Xcept for Archive & Guns their other 12+ discs & bootlegs have kept me sane for the last 14 years.

Classic, Classic, CLASSIC

derek welch, Monday, 6 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

So are we talking the modern Van Der Graaf Generator or what?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


david sheridon, Tuesday, 7 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

with reference to the bloke with the tattoo engraved on his arm.. i am sure i have saw the sad fucker strolling about Glasgow.. oh as a matter of fact.. i know him very well, he is my boyfriend. In my opinion this is kool.. i seem to find ourselves listening to them during the strangest ritualistic love making sessions. Wont be long before we give birth to a mini cardiac.. demon or angel? CLASSIC

angeline campbell, Tuesday, 7 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

angeline....its an angeldemon darling, full of baby puppy love and dirty dogginess.....spreading happiness and joy on land and in the sea. all other cardiacs fans, you will be invited to our wedding to worship and praise all that is CLASSIC!!!!!!

david sheridon, Tuesday, 7 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Cor! Can I come! I seem to miss all the weddings... You're not the only person with a Cardiacs tattoo - Adrian Bell (Belch of Sheffield United mad hitcher fame) has one Talking of which have you seen his book called Fever hitch - It has a big picture of Tim Smith in it... heh heh heh

marinecreature, Tuesday, 7 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

everyones welcome as long we all chip in to get cardiacs to play a 3 hour set and get william d. drake to perform the that would be cool. mandi apple has got the tattoo as well. has anyone got a copy of seaside treats on video, as i only have mares nest... thanks and doggy love davexx

david sheridon, Wednesday, 8 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

just out of interest are there any cardiacs fans in curious to see what anyones got(bootlegs, press cuttings etc) or if anyone else out there can swap or sell e mail me make way for the big ship...and here she comes now god bless 'er.

david sheridon, Wednesday, 8 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Those who fail to understand the sheer brilliance of Cardiacs shouldn't be denied their opinions. But I advise them to listen again. I've had the pleasure of meeting Tim and he's just a normal bloke with brilliant ideas. And if Jim reads some of these unkind comments on this page; it'll make him cry. Would you like that?

Labrat, Thursday, 9 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


DAVID SHERIDON, Tuesday, 14 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I wonder how many of you are out there... Cardiacs are totally independant, whick means they don't have the finances to do many press ads or pay PR people... hence hardly any coverage (UK music press covers stuff they know has money for adverts behind). I'm always meeting Cardiacs fanatics who have no idea of the amount of stuff they've done recently.

There's a Rock Sounds mention this week (thanks to Sean Organ), and a couple or articles in The Organ 'zine -

Always check out WWW.CARDIACS.COM for info!

marinecreature, Friday, 24 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Consultant's website is also great. It's got a selection of their old promos in poor quality realvideo, including their performance of Tarred and Feathered on The Tube. And the Consultant's Flower Garden film off Seaside Treats, which is highly recommended viewing. "This is William D. Drake. Sometimes we call him Bill. The Consultant will never call him Bill, such is his hatred of him..."

I've had the Greatest Hits on constant play since I got it. What an album! I've only had Guns, Sing to God and the Sampler up till now, so most of the old stuff is new to me. Affectionate Friends ain't bad either.

Phil A, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


AIDA HORSE, Tuesday, 4 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


marinecreature, Sunday, 16 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh dear..oh dear..oh dear......and people think cardiacs fans are off their heads....mmmmmmmm. All hail Gareth, no i cant really see it somehow. Happiness and Joy Mr. Sheridon

david sheridon, Tuesday, 18 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
cardiacs are great- tim smith-what a songwriter these songs are the bus on a bus-listen and youll find out see-dont listen to the dont knowers who think they know but dont!sea nymphs gig a couple of years back too -one of my best gigs ever-more soon please keith

keith phillips, Friday, 5 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Do you know that William D Drake is playing a gig at the Spitz on Monday? With Bob Leith on drums apparantly. Sounds like its going to be a bit of a Cardiacs do.

Marina organ, Friday, 5 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
CLASSIC, OBVIOUSLY. You can SORT of see how ppl wouldn't get it - they haven't evolved very far yet! but i cannot understand whoever it was saying "I quite liked" anything by Cardiacs. That's plain odd. It's a bit like saying "Eating, well I can take it or leave it."


xini, Saturday, 20 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

After seeing two live concerts and listening to their albums for years, I'm still figuring out what their music is all about. Brilliant!!!! Such complex and beautifull melodic structures.

BTW if you get the chance go see Bill Drake, he has an album forthcoming, and there's a CD-single out produced by Tim Smith (Cardiacs).

A fan!

Wilco Boumans, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
And Cardiacs are actually playing an actual gig on November 15th 2002 at the London Astoria.


Marinaorgan (Marina Organ), Saturday, 28 September 2002 23:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
Just heard them for the first time: from what I can tell, classic. Reminded me of XTC if they had been a prog band. Also, some remnants of Rocky Horror style theatrics. I've heard "Guns", and guess I'll work my way backwards.

dleone (dleone), Sunday, 12 January 2003 16:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
CLASSIC!!! Love em or loathe em.....this band is unique. Truely. Uninitiated should check out 'Is This The Life?' on the 'A Little Man And A House' Lp as a good introduction and go from there. Gawd knows where it may lead you. I've just dug out the 'Seaside' tape that Lee from 'Catherine in a Cupboard' did for me years ago - a forgotten gem. Nurses Whispering Verses - oh yes! TOP live band. Just hope they'll continue gigging......)))

Allen, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 09:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Blimey, this thread has ressurrected itself!
You know big tall Lee... did he do you a tape of Toy World/Obvious Identity (Cardiacs tape albums from 1980-83 and earlier).

DL... If you've just heard 'Guns', wait till you hear 'A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window'... give us an email if you have difficulty getting stuff.

Marinaorgan (Marina Organ), Wednesday, 16 April 2003 21:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
This Spratley's Japs record is pretty good.

dleone (dleone), Wednesday, 24 December 2003 00:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Love em or Loath em ??
The first time I saw Cardiacs I absolutely hated them. Thankfully It didnt last for long, and soon I was enjoying some of the best gigs I have seen in 20 years. Nothing matches the total euphoria of a Cardiacs shown, I just wish Sarah would play a bit more often.
To anyone who who isn't convinced- stick with it.

paul ashby, Saturday, 13 March 2004 12:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Hi All....Since my last post, me and the girlfriend got married and still.....Cardiacs are Classic!!!!
Roll on November this year.
Still the greatest band on the planet, or any other,
Mr Sheridon

David Sheridon, Monday, 31 May 2004 08:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

did he finish it yet? perhaps he'll release it when he's done? i'm reminded of lewis taylor's attempt to remake trout mask replica... he only got about halfway through but those tracks are circulating in certain quarters.

Cyborg Kickboxer (rushomancy), Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It must take an awful lot of work, I mean Fairy Mary Mag alone would be a fucker to arrange, even without the squiggly interstitial at the end.

Foghat digs holes in space (MaresNest), Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

wow thank you

david minnick is a prince

ban violent jinks (imago), Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Loving that Sea Nymphs Peel session

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I expect a few of you have seen already but the shed rehearsals DVD is finally finished and on sale now.

MaresNest, Thursday, 7 September 2017 20:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

MaresNest, Saturday, 30 December 2017 11:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Hahaha awww! He also does I've Seen All Good People ^______^

imago, Saturday, 30 December 2017 11:57 (three months ago) Permalink

we may have the world's coolest music teacher on our hands here

imago, Saturday, 30 December 2017 12:47 (three months ago) Permalink

I know, it's lovely, isn't it? There's a couple of other Cardiacs things on his channel, I was equally compelled watching a brace of School of Rock kids chewing through Yes' Awaken too recently, proper seat of the pants stuff.

MaresNest, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

omg that's perfect! and that song virtually invents Cardiacs too

imago, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:57 (three months ago) Permalink

From FB today :(

"Hello everyone. This is Sharron here on Tim's Facebook page. Please think positive thoughts for our beautiful leader today. Please don't ask why or raise a panic. He needs you to focus. xxx"

MaresNest, Sunday, 7 January 2018 15:41 (three months ago) Permalink


#TeamHailing (imago), Sunday, 7 January 2018 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

have dreaded this kind of announcement for ten years and am kind of unsure how to respond

#TeamHailing (imago), Sunday, 7 January 2018 16:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I could tell from the overall tonality of the FB page that he's been 'poorly' recently and there are people I could ask, but I'm not sure if I should.

MaresNest, Sunday, 7 January 2018 16:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Okay, so it's not grave news thank goodness, although shame on whoever for that shittily constructed FB post, it's something to do with an article on a website called INews (which I can't find yet) and a GoFundMe page for Tim's healthcare.

MaresNest, Monday, 8 January 2018 10:52 (three months ago) Permalink

ANd here's the article -

MaresNest, Monday, 8 January 2018 12:29 (three months ago) Permalink

That'd be Mrs Fortnam you're badmouthing! Cheers for the link though :)

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 8 January 2018 12:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Sharron Fortnam, Craig’s partner, recently asked him to put his current state into words, and then watched him spell the following out at a painfully slow speed: “Imagine if you were wearing a skintight bodysuit made of fishnet all around you, with electrical pulses going all the time. This is what my body feels like unless I fall asleep.”

I've seen him use his word-board. This message would have taken half an hour to spell out

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 8 January 2018 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Funding is going really well, I just hope it can get over the goal amount before it hits a plateau.

MaresNest, Monday, 8 January 2018 13:30 (three months ago) Permalink

That's a relief, I feared the worst when I saw new posts. I've been thinking about Tim/Cardiacs a lot since yesterday's revive. Will donate when I get home.

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 8 January 2018 14:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Funding page isn't loading for me?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 8 January 2018 14:29 (three months ago) Permalink

loaded for me Ned in Chrome.

I donated -- when you read stuff like this, it's not usually accompanied by "and if he gets the care he needs, he'll be able to make music again." Such an inspiration, and he's already got more than half of the goal!!!!!!

Dominique, Monday, 8 January 2018 14:47 (three months ago) Permalink

a little heartbreaking to see that a decade was essentially wasted :/

I donated roughly what I probably should've paid for all those albums I pirated, back before any of this stuff was even remotely available

frogbs, Monday, 8 January 2018 14:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Wonder what the % will be by the time I'm home later. Hopefully about 170

I think more than a decade 'wasted' alas - I doubt much more than LSD will be completed, and even that would feel miraculous and special above all things. Extremely heartening that they're going to try.

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 8 January 2018 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

not really getting my hopes for that either, but a man can dream

tragic part of all this, as the article touches on, is that the band really did seem to be breaking through on a larger scale in '07 - Cardiacs used to be one of those "music's best kept secret" sort of things, but from say 2006 to 2007 it seemed a lot of very enthusiastic fans were pushing them out to the right people and I started seeing them blow up on sites like RYM or had they completed the album I think it would have been massive.

frogbs, Monday, 8 January 2018 15:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Still could be!

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 8 January 2018 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

When I clicked on it, about 5 hours ago, to donate it was at £4000 odd, now it's up over £23,000, brilliant!

MaresNest, Monday, 8 January 2018 15:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Very cool, 40K+ in 10 hours, nice to see some interesting names popping up in the comments section too.

JG ThirlwellJan 8, 2018
All the best to Tim and I hope this cause makes a big difference in his life. Thanks for the years of amazing music.


MaresNest, Monday, 8 January 2018 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I've spotted a few others too

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 8 January 2018 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Weasel Walter just chipped in :)

MaresNest, Monday, 8 January 2018 19:39 (three months ago) Permalink

They've announced they're going for 100K pounds, which will cover him for a full year, and that they have it set up so that way they'll have the full year to raise that amount. Currently at 48K

Ned Raggett, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

alright fine I'll kick in another tenner

frogbs, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:15 (three months ago) Permalink

It'll get there by Wednesday!

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 8 January 2018 23:37 (three months ago) Permalink

MaresNest, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:47 (three months ago) Permalink

One of the great toys of rock music, along with The Top

#TeamHailing (imago), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Wonder if someone could build a track around a full Screwball Scramble run

#TeamHailing (imago), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Hello everyone,

This message is sent as a means of explanation for the non-arrival of stuff you may have ordered from The Consultant's Memorabilia Collection.

Tim Smith has been in the hospital since last Sunday and I have been part of a team of close friends and family supporting NHS staff to provide the best care possible in a severely overstretched system. He is never without someone to advocate for him or hold his hand from early morning until late at night. This means that it has become almost impossible to send out orders. As soon as there is a moment in my schedule, I will start posting - I promise!

In the meantime, the love that is still pouring in is being transmitted directly to him through any channel deemed efficacious at the time. Sometimes, we just tell him with wormbs.

Please know that your purchases are important to me and will be sent as soon as is humanly possible.

Stay focused!

With love and respect,

linee, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 05:26 (three months ago) Permalink

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:30 (three months ago) Permalink

More than 80% of the way there, truly great to see.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:40 (three months ago) Permalink

He'll make it fairly soon I'd have thought, if only maybe because of the ppl that will throw in a little more after their next few payday cycles.

MaresNest, Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:17 (three months ago) Permalink

...and the goodwill messages are getting more and more random too, which bears out my theory lol.

MaresNest, Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow even Mike Love got in on the action

frogbs, Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:43 (three months ago) Permalink

some cardiacs thing here as part of this weekend's freak zone

"Stuart hears new information about the long-term illness of Cardiacs singer Tim Smith from his bandmate Kavus Torabi. Tim has battled with a rare brain disorder since suffering a cardiac arrest 10 years ago, the full details of his condition and how it has affected him have not been made public until now..."

have just started listening and there's a cardiacs track about an hour in so maybe ffwd to that.

koogs, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:54 (two months ago) Permalink

(starts about 43 minutes in)

koogs, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:11 (two months ago) Permalink

wait, a new track?!

imago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:13 (two months ago) Permalink

noh, a classic from old - I was listening at the time. I don't know the Cardiacs stuff beyond "is this the life", but I believe someone prompted his favourite ever Cardiacs track so.

Mark G, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:23 (two months ago) Permalink

which one is it?

imago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:24 (two months ago) Permalink

it's on the link i posted!

Dirty Boy

tim's situation does sound grim, the stuff of nightmares.

koogs, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:40 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

chihuahuau, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

have been enjoying myself there, yes! although the only one I hadn't heard every second of was the MAMSAMD album

imago, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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