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 1   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Re:  Living with leukaemia -The Guardian  29.04.17 at 09:50 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Clive James: ‘A reader has complained about my still being alive’  

He has guessed the unsettling effect of going nuts in your face, like Peter Capaldi in The Thick Of It
 

Peter Capaldi displayed a supernatural talent for keeping a stream of abuse flowing in The Thick Of It Photograph: BBC  
 

 
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Somebody on the point of bursting into flames from ungoverned anger has written in with a list of my perfidies, which include my still being alive when he has specifically indicated that he wants me dead. He holds me responsible for unforgivable frivolity in the face of climate change, and for my apparent indifference to the forthcoming nuclear war. And for having lived too long.
 
From internal examination of his violently aggressive prose, I judge him to be an Australian, so he will understand when I encourage him to insert his head in a dead bear’s bottom. This useful instruction, in a less polite form, I first heard 50 years ago from my friend Bruce Beresford, the Australian film director. Neither of us thought the expression any the less eloquent for the fact that Australia has no bears except koalas. The smaller the bear, indeed, the more........
 

 
read on
 
Kevin Cryan
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 2   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Two new gigs coming up!  21.04.17 at 05:11 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
Pete's irregular newsletter put in one of its rare appearances yesterday, with the surprise (to me!) announcement of two new gigs in the pipeline.
 
First is the Wimborne Literary Festival on Sunday, 21st May, at the library in the market town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset. Ian Shircore will be talking about, and no doubt reading from, his fine book on the James/Atkin songwriting partnership and its fruits, while Pete will be illustrating the presentation with a few well-chosen songs.
 
Then we have a solo appearance at the Second Time Around Folk Club in Beeston, Nottingham, on Friday, 30th June, organised by MV member Colin Tucker.
 
I'll be adding this information (and more) to the "gigs" section of the Pete Atkin Website when I have a moment free.
 
Sign up for the Pete Atkin e-mail Newsletter here.
 
Steve
 
« Edited Newsletter link to point to MV1702 »
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 3   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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 4   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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 5   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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 6   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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 7   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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 8   Pete Atkin / News / Re: New Book; Draft Lyric Sheets; Call for Photos  12.02.17 at 17:53 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
MV Member Andrew Curry gives a comprehensive review of the book in his excellent blog Around the Edges. When you've read it, check out the links at the foot of the blog page, to earlier entries concerning the songs.
 
SJB
 
[I've also posted this to the newer 'Newsletter' thread, as it seems to have attracted more replies than this one. To avoid dilution, I'm now locking this thread. Please post any relevant replies or follow-up messages there rather than here.]
 

 9   Pete Atkin / Newsletter / Re: MV1602 - "Loose canon" book  12.02.17 at 17:43 
Started by Simon Reap | Newest post by S J Birkill
MV Member Andrew Curry gives a comprehensive review of the book in his excellent blog Around the Edges. When you've read it, check out the links at the foot of the blog page, to earlier entries concerning the songs.
 
SJB
 
[I'm posting to this 'Newsletter' thread as it seems to have attracted more replies than the original Loose Canon thread from May 2016. To avoid dilution, I'll lock that thread and post a link to this one.]
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 10   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Champs de Ręves 2017...  02.02.17 at 10:12 
Started by slaybrook | Newest post by Ian Sorensen
I understand why Oliver has reluctantly postponed the event - after all, it was going to not only take over his house for a weekend but most likely his life for weeks. While I'm disappointed not to be seeing Pete and the other MVs in the idyllic setting proposed by Oliver I'm sure Yvonne and I will make the effort to attend another gig this year.
 
Thanks for trying, Oliver, and please consider reviving the idea next year. (Can I also recommend retirement as a method of removing conflicts between one's social life and work commitments? Working fine for me......)
 
Ian
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