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 1   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Re:  Living with leukaemia -The Guardian  17.06.17 at 09:42 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Clive James: ‘My wife is visiting the warmer bits of Europe before the whole shebang disintegrates’
 

I am jealous of her mobility, but determined to profit from being left alone with my books
 

Kalymnos, Greece. Photograph: Alamy
 

 
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As I sit down to write, enormous events are happening outside my hideaway here in Cambridge. In Manchester and London, one terrorist attack follows another, as if each group of madmen were jealous of the attention gained by the previous one. At the time of writing, the general election has not yet occurred. No doubt, by the time you read this, everybody will be able to look back and see that the result was inevitable.
 
But, right now, anything could happen. Not even the furiously tweeting Donald Trump can be sure of what comes next. As his fingers blur frantically on the keyboard of his device, I must face the fact that there is a maelstrom out there, while I am in here with nothing to contemplate except my own solitude.
 
I am thinking of arranging a visit from my granddaughter’s dog,...  


 
read on
 
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 2   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Return to The Pheasantry  16.06.17 at 08:10 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
They can't get enough of him! Pete will be appearing once again at Pizza Express's Chelsea venue, again with the incomparable Simon Wallace on ivories, on Friday 18th August.

Don't miss him this time -- booking opens in a few days. Details here and on the Website, soon.
 
Steve
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 3   Pete Atkin / News / Re: Clive James on The Film Programme  01.06.17 at 16:56 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
The Film Programme
 
Clive James on Steve McQueen
 
Clive James confesses to his fifty year love affair with actor Steve McQueen.
 
 Player Radio From 00.50 to 11.38
 
I'm no longer trying to work out how it got there.
 
Kevin Cryan

 
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 4   Pete Atkin / Members / Re: John Waites  25.05.17 at 21:06 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Seán Kelly
Thanks Steve - I am very sorry to hear that. I sat next to him at the first Pheasantry gig where -as he himself mentiioned when he wrote about the gig - we bonded over a shared attempt to put out a burning napkin (his food was in severe danger of a soaking from my beer -luckily he got to it first!). A very friendly man - It is very sad news to hear that he has gone.
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 5   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Two new gigs coming up!  25.05.17 at 17:24 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Pete Atkin
I'm so, so sorry not to have been able to be at Wimborne on Sunday, but it sounds as if Ian S did superbly well, and not just in the circumstances.   My unflexible trip to Portugal had been booked long before the Wimborne date was offered, so the timing was always a bit tight, but we thought - hah! - that it would all be manageable and OK.  
 
I was booked on a 10pm easyJet flight from Porto to Bristol and arrived at the airport to news of its cancellation and the prospect, as it turned out, of four hours queueing to be recheduled.   I could have taken a six hour midnight bus ride to Faro and then a flight on Sunday to Newcastle.  That wouldn't have got me to Wimborne in time, of course, so we opted for a three hour midnight bus ride to Lisbon and a flight to Gatwick at 640am on Tuesday.   Heigh ho.    
 
I phoned Ian S from the airport on Saturday night in order to give him plenty of time to build up his anxiety, and spoke to him and the festival organiser again several times from my hotel in Lisbon on Sunday morning.  The Skype thing seemed possible, until they discovered they couldn't get any WiFi at the Wimborne end.  Anyway, there I was sitting and watching my phone for the call, but it never happened, not at my end anyway.  So it goes.    
 
I do hope that Ian and I may get another opportunity to test out our routine as we had originally planned it.  It sounds as if it was in any case a good and useful way to make contact with a bunch of people who previously hadn't known about the songs at all.
 
Onward!
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 6   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Lamb Folk Club Eastbourne - 5 April 2017  10.04.17 at 17:42 
Started by Jan | Newest post by John_Waites
Thanks Janice. I do remember Pete playing it live before. I wasn't at Eastbourne in 2009, so it could have been Walthamstow in 2005.
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 7   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The Pheasantry 17th March with Simon Wallace  09.04.17 at 18:44 
Started by Seán Kelly | Newest post by Pete Atkin
A belated but exceptionally large and sincere thank to everyone who came and who made such a generous audience.  As you know, this was my second visit to the Pheasantry and it was particularly good to go in this time with the good experience of last November's gig, not least that the piano and the sound are so good there.   I already knew, of course, what a plus it had been - and would be again - to work with Simon Wallace.   An additional piece of good news for me is that they have already asked me about my availability for another one in a few months' time, so I hope to have news about a third booking before too long.  Meanwhile, thank you all again.  Here's to the next time.
 
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 8   Pete Atkin / Music / Re: Landesman & Wallace Songbook  02.04.17 at 14:27 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by hannibalmcnee
I have the book and it's fantastic.
 
Sure is making me long for a Second Folio of Atkin/James piano sheet music though.
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 9   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Tickets for March 17th concert  13.03.17 at 12:11 
Started by Sylfest | Newest post by Sylfest
As two guests can't come, I have two tickets available for Pete's sold-out dinner concert at the Pheasantry in Chelsea this Friday 17th March. Let me know if you're interested!
Sylfest
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 10   Pete Atkin / Words / Clive James: 'Injury Time'  23.02.17 at 09:45 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
PICADOR

 
Clive James' Injury Time to be published by Picador
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
 
Kevin Cryan
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