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by mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to Japan next month?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Burt to Japan next month?

I haven't seen an official announcement, but members of his band have said on social media that the tour has been postponed.
by mark
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises

It's odd that Kritzerland should claim this to be the first release of the Original London Cast Recording as they issued a limited edition of 1000 in 2010 (KR 20016-3) with what appear to be the same liner notes by Bruce Kimmel. I don't see a catalogue number for the 2020 release. Maybe they mean t...
by mark
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises

Just got an email from Kritzerland about its pre-release of the London cast recording of Promises, Promises , featuring Tony Roberts and Betty Buckley. Click the link for more info, but do it fast. It's a limited run of just 300 CDs. http://kritzerland.com/promisesUK.htm?fbclid=IwAR3k39pJV1K5c5XgXD7...
by mark
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away
Replies: 7
Views: 859

How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away

Which version do you prefer? Serene Dominic argues the melody works better with words, but I think I prefer the drama of Burt's original instrumental. . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw_u8Wuh6xk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZlcnwsOVpY For good measure, here's Mike Patton's version from the...
by mark
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Registration is open and working!
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

Registration is open and working!

After temporaily closing new registrations due to spam, I'm happy to say forum registration is once again open. You will need to answer an (easy) question about Burt to prove you're not a bot and you will need to provide a working email address in order to activate your account. There were previousl...
by mark
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Blast from the past

Stefan is still around! I'm friends with him on Facebook and enjoy seeing photos of his lovely famly and life in Sweden. With a few clicks, I noticed the late, great Vincent Cole, Alec Cumming, Steve Owen, Martin Edwards, Dennis Webb, Harry Neyhart,Roberto Pinardi, David Noble, Davide Bonori, Alvina...
by mark
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Blast from the past

Whenever I have to re-learn how to update the software on the site, it sends me down a rabbit hole trying to recall the history and various incarnations of the discussion forum. I wish I'd archived the original discussion forum because it was an absolute goldmine of information back in the day (as w...
by mark
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Sorry about the downtime!
Replies: 0
Views: 337

Sorry about the downtime!

Sorry the site was broken for the last couple of days. Believe it or not, I'm not an IT specialist and trying to make sense of php, mysql and phpbb makes my eyes glaze over. At some point, I'm going to have to upgrade the forum's software to the new version so you may see the site down for maintenan...
by mark
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Just joined.
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Just joined.

Welcome Jay! There had been some issues with registration to the forum for a while that had to do with spam countermeasures, but I think they're fixed. Let's hope the spam stays under control. In the meantime, if anyone is in contact with someone who can't log in and can't register, please send me a...
by mark
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole
Replies: 19
Views: 11979

Re: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole

I'm heartbroken. Fourteen years ago, Vincent was the very first person to post to this version of the Bacharach discussion forum and he ranks fifth in all time number of posts. He's one of a handful of fans who've kept this forum alive all these years, and he's always been a source of enthusiasm and...
by mark
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Sorry!
Replies: 3
Views: 5183

Re: Sorry!

Thanks for everything you've done and sorry about all the trouble. Unless you know better than I, however, I don't think Baidu Spider is the originator of all the spam accounts. Baidu is essentially the Google of China. Its robot just visits pages and logs their content for its search engine. There ...
by mark
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Sorry!
Replies: 3
Views: 5183

Sorry!

Apologies for all the spam. I've been busy the past few days and hadn't visited the forum. I've temporarily suspended new registrations while I mull our options. In the meantime, if anyone wants to be a moderator--that is, have the abilty to delete spam posts--please contact me! I'd also welcome a c...
by mark
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: To Webmaster Mark.
Replies: 6
Views: 4611

Re: To Webmaster Mark.

Hi Djalma, Happy New Year to you as well, my friend! I just made you a forum moderator. If you see any spam posts, you can click on them and you'll see some new options at the top of the screen. One of them is a tiny X. By clicking the X, you can delete the spam post. If you do delete anything, plea...
by mark
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: To Webmaster Mark.
Replies: 6
Views: 4611

Re: To Webmaster Mark.

Hey Djalma, Sorry I didn't reply earlier. I've been researching anti-spambot measures in phpBB and unless I'm missing something, none seem to be 100 percent effective. I haven't found an easy plug in like the ones you see asking you to select all the pictures that have storefronts or all the picture...
by mark
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Bob Dylan", Nobel Laureate
Replies: 14
Views: 6873

Re: "Bob Dylan", Nobel Laureate

I'm a fan but I do think the awarding of a Nobel Prize for literature is inappropriate. As "poetic" as his lyrics may be, they're songs and they're meant to be experienced that way.