User talk:Boomur

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Michelle Rodriguez[edit]

Hi Boomur. Regarding this revert of mine, please note the related BLPN discussion noted on the article talk page. This issue led to the article being protected and I would expect editors with reviewer status to be more careful. HelenOnline 07:40, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Oh my goodness, this is terribly embarrassing. Thank you for leaving the note—it was very foolish of me to accept that revision without checking the source or the talk page, especially on a BLP article. In the future, I'll be more thorough and hopefully I will manage to make this a learning experience. ~ Boomur 12:12, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for understanding :) HelenOnline 13:34, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Cassette Store Day[edit]

slakrtalk / 16:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Symbol question.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Rosalie Rayner, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:35, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Flood update[edit]

Hello Boomur: as promised, I've done some digging into the UK reviews for this album. It appears that it was released in the UK on March 5, 1990, although I can't confirm that 100%. "Birdhouse in Your Soul" was released as a single in the UK on January 26, 1990. I've found the original reviews from all five major UK music publications of the time: as you can see, they were all generally very favourable, with the exception of Melody Maker.

"Flood contains all the elements that characterised their first two albums; that is the 19 tracks here are a weird and wonderful varied combination of the zany, trivial, witty and wacky, delivered with a spritely foot-tapping ease that belies their bizarre subject matter". Jerry Smith, NME, March 10, 1990, p. 36 – (8/10)

"The sole attributable reason for the duo surviving beyond the engaging novelty stage is that their (collective) ear for a tune prevails over the characteristically nasal vocal delivery and overt tinkering with gimmickry... This is a real cryptic crossword of an album, requiring perserverance and application with ultimately rewarding and fulfilling results". Andy Ross, Sounds, March 17, 1990, p. 47 – (4/5)

"With 18 tracks to choose from and working soundly on the principle that if you don't like one, never mind, there'll be another along in a couple of minutes, Flood is as playful an entertainment as will be heard all year". Peter Kane, Q, issue 42, March 1990, p. 76 – (4/5)

"If it is to be faulted, the album is a mite too cluttered for its own good, but the virtues of imagination and originality that these native New Yorkers display are worthy of enthusiastic approval". Iestyn George, Record Mirror, March 10, 1990, p. 18 – (4/5)

"One's reaction to the TMBG school of anarcho-wackiness hinges upon one's general feelings about similarly zany characters like Talking Heads and Frank Zappa. If their very American, very beatnik, surrealism spells instant yawnarama, forget TMBG – they're the same thing, but minus the good tunes." Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, March 31, 1990, p. 35 – (no rating, Melody Maker didn't employ a rating system)

Feel free to use as much or as little of this as you want. :-) Cheers. Richard3120 (talk) 08:58, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Richard! i'll see if i can put these into the article, although the Q review is already in there! i'm a little rusty on writing prose so i might delay excessively, but i'll get to it! ~ Boomur 22:35, 5 June 2014 (UTC)