The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#31 Post by ArtHist » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 1:01 pm

"But I guess nobody knew what Blair knew... if he was more honest people would be able to more accurately support him or not"......millions didn't support Blair and their protests fell on deaf ears. But yet Neil takes to the streets and demands a 'People's Vote' regarding Brexit. I find his hypocrisy breathtaking in many respects.

"Neil has never positioned himself as an oracle?"....but he uses twitter, his music, interviews etc to give a very specific point of view (which he is entirely entitled to) but which he uses to devalue and discredit the view of voters who have different opinions to him.

If Neil can use his music to air his points there's no reason this site can't allow fans the same entitlement.

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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#32 Post by leesmapman » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 1:08 pm

jasonjohn wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 11:23 am
Future Lover wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 10:31 am
No Brexit talk here. Thank you, we don't care.
Seems you haven't heard the news about the new single. Awkward.
That's hardly about Brexit. It's about fact-free-politics

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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#33 Post by jasonjohn » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 1:57 pm

ArtHist wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 1:01 pm
"But I guess nobody knew what Blair knew... if he was more honest people would be able to more accurately support him or not"......millions didn't support Blair and their protests fell on deaf ears. But yet Neil takes to the streets and demands a 'People's Vote' regarding Brexit. I find his hypocrisy breathtaking in many respects.
Millions had a different opinion to the other millions. As the facts and lies became clear, people had the right to change their opinion?

I was anti-Iraq from the beginning, and marched 3 times, but I could understand why someone would think otherwise, to some extent.

If anything this supports the People's Vote? Facts have become clearer over time... no harm in giving people a more educated vote now that politicians on both sides have revealed themselves incompetent?

ArtHist wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 1:01 pm
but he uses twitter, his music, interviews etc to give a very specific point of view (which he is entirely entitled to) but which he uses to devalue and discredit the view of voters who have different opinions to him.
He doesn't use twitter?

He's always had opinions. It's only recently people have got their knickers in a knot.

ArtHist wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 1:01 pm
If Neil can use his music to air his points there's no reason this site can't allow fans the same entitlement.
Yeah I agree. They should of just left the Brexit thread open, maybe moved it to off topic.

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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#34 Post by ArtHist » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 2:31 pm

^^^^ "He doesn't use twitter?".......well whatever you call that 'Pet Text' thingy they use.

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#35 Post by alig » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 7:39 pm

alig wrote:
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Sounding good? Bad grammar, Neil!
It's " sounds good." Nobody in the world says "sounding".
"John 3:16."

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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#36 Post by Xakrij » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 8:13 pm

alig wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 7:39 pm
alig wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019, 8:52 pm
Sounding good? Bad grammar, Neil!
It's " sounds good." Nobody in the world says "sounding".
Hello...

I think Neil's use of the present progressive tense is accurate to describe an action that is currently being completed.
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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#37 Post by alig » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 11:46 pm

Xakrij wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 8:13 pm
alig wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 7:39 pm
alig wrote:
Mon 04 Feb 2019, 8:52 pm
Sounding good? Bad grammar, Neil!
It's " sounds good." Nobody in the world says "sounding".
Hello...

I think Neil's use of the present progressive tense is accurate to describe an action that is currently being completed.
No, you can only hear or see something in the present and thus there is no need to use the present progressive. But Neil loves being a blowhard.
"John 3:16."

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Re: The new album of Pet Shop Boys: "It's sounding good!". Are you sure Neil?

#38 Post by Ghost within this house » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 11:49 pm

alig wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 11:46 pm
Xakrij wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 8:13 pm
alig wrote:
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 7:39 pm


It's " sounds good." Nobody in the world says "sounding".
Hello...

I think Neil's use of the present progressive tense is accurate to describe an action that is currently being completed.
No, you can only hear or see something in the present and thus there is no need to use the present progressive. But Neil loves being a blowhard.
Surely an album that is in the process of being written and recorded, and is therefore bound to change as it is being listened to, precisely qualifies for this use of the present progressive?

Lots of people say 'sounding good' and there are plenty of contexts where it works.
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#39 Post by alig » Tue 05 Feb 2019, 11:50 pm

No. When I ask you if you wanna get a drink, are you gonna say "sounding good"?
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#40 Post by Ghost within this house » Wed 06 Feb 2019, 12:26 am

Not really a helpful analogy.
I might report our conversation to someone else, and say: alig's offer of a drink was sounding good, until he mentioned that they only serve gassy lager and Nigel Farage was going to be there....
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