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 1   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Bruce Beresford  14.10.17 at 13:32 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
The Age
 
OCTOBER 14 2017   
 
Edited extract from The Best Film I Never Made: And Other Stories About a Life in the Arts by Bruce Beresford   
 
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I first met Clive James in 1959. We were both students at Sydney University. I think he started there in 1958.
 
I saw Clive often over the next three years, although we were not great friends at this time. We were both indifferent actors, though I was the more indifferent, and came across each other occasionally during student productions, most of them dominated by students who went on to make a mark in Australian theatre: John Bell, Arthur Dignam and John Gaden. I still remember Clive's colourfully bizarre performance in Lysistrata and in annual university revues.
 

Bruce Beresford, Clive James at Clives party. January 01, 1980. Photo: Fairfax Media  
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read on  
 
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 2   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Benjamin Whitrow (1937 -2017)  05.10.17 at 13:40 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
The Guardian

Brief letters
Wednesday 4 October 2017  
 
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Why do your obituaries of actors only ever seem to concentrate on what said actor did on stage or screen, but never radio? Your obituary of Benjamin Whitrow (30 September) failed to mention that one can still hear his mellifluous tones on Radio 4 Extra on Friday mornings in Simon Brett’s series After Henry. Here, Whitrow’s character, Russell, serendipitously plays the part of a second-hand bookshop owner.
 
Helen Adams
Guiseley, West Yorkshire

 
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 3   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The Pheasantry, 18th August 2017  27.09.17 at 22:50 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by amarkmcq
18 August 2017
 
Girl on the Train -    https://youtu.be/NmSUPBfhYa0
 
Honky Tonk   https://youtu.be/lg0pSBJaOio
 
Sessionmans’ Blues https://youtu.be/69I6hXCc400
 
Thirty Year Man https://youtu.be/qCP1kZLHWNU
 
The Magic wasn’t there https://youtu.be/KPAqTq2BzGw
 
Colours of the Night  https://youtu.be/1LCXE6PWrtA
 
Thief in the Night   https://youtu.be/os6OX80tfyk
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 4   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Walter Becker R.I.P.  05.09.17 at 07:27 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
The Guardian
Walter Becker obituary  

 
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Superbly talented guitarist, singer and songwriter who co-founded Steely Dan
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Walter Becker
 
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Walter Carl Becker, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, born 20 February 1950; died 3 September 2017


 
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 5   Pete Atkin / Music / The Flowers and the Wine  04.09.17 at 20:48 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Doug Ashdown
 
Play
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The Flowers and the Wine(Atkin-James)
 

Album
Winter In America (2007)
amazon.co.uk
 
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 6   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Return to The Pheasantry  30.08.17 at 08:21 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Seán Kelly
Excellent - thankyou for that !  Smiley
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 7   Pete Atkin / Words / Re: Clive James: 'Injury Time'  26.08.17 at 10:54 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
The
Spectator


 
Books Podcast: Clive James
 
Sam Leith  
 
24 August 2017

NB. Free access is limited for those who do not subscribe to The Spectator

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 8   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Those 'few lines' found [Re: The Guardian]  09.08.17 at 19:15 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by S J Birkill
Member Seán Kelly writes:
 
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About Clive and the Guardian. This is a snap from our printed copy. Dated 22nd July:
 

 
A rather short and casual goodbye to him I thought!
 
Seán
 

Perfunctory. Parsimonious. Unbefitting this august journal. Thank you Timothy Treffry and Elizabeth Dunnett (not MV members), and Kevin for keeping us posted during Clive's tenure. And well spotted, Seán!
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 9   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Beeston, Nottingham - 30th June 2017  02.07.17 at 16:58 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by Mike Walters
Well, I was there, along with my old friend and fellow MV Andy Victor. It was something of a sentimental journey for me since in our schooldays Andy and I used to be frequent attenders of various Nottingham folk-clubs (Andy still lives there and still is) and I remembered one or two of the club regulars from those days. Not only that, but the first time Andy and I saw Pete perform live was some forty years ago just down the road at Nottingham University SU.  
 
Thought it was a terrific evening. Pete was on top form, a great mix of older and newer songs, and a very appreciative audience. I spoke to one or two people who hadn't been familiar with the songs previously who were really enthusiastic. Oh, and a rare outing for Stranger in Town, my favourite song from LL.
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 10   Pete Atkin / Chums / Re: Russell Davies on Radio  01.07.17 at 21:05 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Russell is back on BBC Radio 2 with a new six-part series The Russell Davies Archive.
 
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Classic tracks and forgotten gems from the 1920s, 30s and 40s
 
The Archive is a celebration of masterpieces and forgotten gems from the 1920's,30's and 40's . Recordings which saw the great stars of popular music and instrumentalists of the day stepping up to the microphone and perform exactly what we hear today with no way of correcting errors or eccentricities. In this programme we enjoy tracks from The Boswell Sisters, Fats Waller, Bing Crosby and the unique sounds of Whispering Jack Smith from this archive as Russell Davies opens up that glorious hinterland of older music, incidentally playable now in far better sound quality than was available at the time.

 
Programme 1/6 (broadcast on Monday 26 June 2017 23.00) is here
 
Programme 2/6 ( to be broadcast on Monday 03 July 2017 23.00) here
 
Kevin Cryan
 
I still cannot get over the fact that we lost The Song Show four years ago.  The show in which discussed in some depth popular songs, most of which came from the first six decades of the 20th century, but not all of them well known " Davies talking about the  history, structure, writers, singers, arrangers.... was" as The Telegraph's radio critic Gillian Reynolds  wrote at the end of 2013 " a real joy".
 
Having listened to the first episode of this series, I can say that at least some of the virtues of TSS have been restored.
 
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