Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Stone who?

I was just listening to a radio 4 programme about the Stone Roses, a musical combo (I believe that's the correct term) who've announced they're re-forming the band. Apparently they were one of the biggest things of whatever decade they were popular in.

I couldn't tell you which decade or name a song they sing. I wouldn't recognise their music if they played it at my funeral. I must have missed them somewhere along the lines. And that suggests to me that they were big in the 80s. The 80s was when I had babies who became toddlers who became children.

I missed most of the 80s.

Before that programme, File on Four was looking at the problem of child abuse in madrassas, after-school schools for Muslim children to learn and memorise the Koran. Amazingly the strict rules about corporal punishment and child protection that apply in state schools don't count in religious schools, and teachers who have been found guilty of abuse are still able to teach in madrassas.

It's amazing what I learn when I'm making stew.


jams o donnell said...

They were big around 1990. Not really to my taste

Furtheron said...

Early 90s.... not my kind of thing either - John Squire was a really good guitarist wasted in that band - in my humble opinion - although really he learnt everything from Jimmy Page! Mani the bass player later has been a mainstay of Primal Scream. Ian Brown was/is the lead singer/vocalist.

mrsnesbitt said...

Radio 4 - my favourite!

jabblog said...

I listened to the same programmes as I was preparing supper, too. I had heard of the Stone Roses but, like you, had never heard their music. I listen to Radio 4 all the time.