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 1   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The Pheasantry 17th March with Simon Wallace  20.03.17 at 19:39 
Started by Seán Kelly | Newest post by S J Birkill
Here are the hand-held front row videos Seán shot on Friday. I've placed them all on my YouTube channel, to make then easier to find and link to for those who aren't MV members:
 
The Last Hill That Shows You All The Valley
 
The King Is Dead
 
Nothing Left To Say
 
All I Ever Did; Laughing Boy
 
Sunrise  
 
Many a thank to Seán!
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 2   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Re:  Living with leukaemia -The Guardian  18.03.17 at 11:26 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Clive James: ‘Idris Elba is the most kingly British star since Richard Burton’  


To collect an actor’s performances is still one of the best reasons for continuing the long search into infinity
 


'I try to see everything Idris Elba has done since he knocked me out in The Wire.’ Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian  
 

 
Quote:
 
As a Denzel Washington fan, I try to see every movie he has made. When I was still flying, I would watch a Denzel movie two or three times on the trot, just to study the way he timed a sardonic smile – even today, I time a sardonic smile at my granddaughter’s dog. But those of us who would once haunt the DVD racks to pick up a Denzel movie must reconcile ourselves to never seeing, on any flight entertainment system, one of the greatest performances of his late period. Starring as an airline pilot in Flight, he is not only meant to be high on alcohol, but the airliner is also meant to be on the verge of falling apart.
 
Long before it crashes, you realise that, if they recut the movie to be shown in flight, it would have to be about five minutes long. There is one scene, just before the airliner disintegrates, where passengers flying loose.......  


 
read on
 
Kevin Cryan
 
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 3   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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 4   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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 5   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.]
 

 6   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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 7   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Champs de Rêves 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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 8   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: March 17th -- Pete returns to The Pheasantry  01.02.17 at 00:16 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Seán Kelly
I have just booked - so I can confirm that booking is now open Smiley
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 9   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / The Sun on Clive James  31.01.17 at 12:55 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
The  
Sun  
 
Who is Clive James? Australian author and broadcaster suffering with terminal cancer – all you need to know
BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN  
26th January 2017, 5:12 pm  
Quote:

Has he had anything else published?
 
From the Seventies through to the Noughties, he had a series of essays published as well as Flying Visits, a collection of travel writing for the Observer.
 
He has also published several books of poetry and collaborated on six albums with radio producer Pete Atkin.
 
In 1980, he wrote his first autobiography called Unreliable Memoirs, which recounted his early days in Australia.
 
This was followed by Falling Towards London, which recalled his years in London, May Week Was In June about his time at Cambridge and The Blaze of Obscurity, which was about his career as a TV presenter. He also wrote four novels.

 
read on
 
Kevin Cryan
 
PS. Namechecked by the Currant Bun!!! Wow!!! Fame at last!!!!
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 10   Pete Atkin / Chums / Re: Eddie O'Hara (1 October 1937 – 28 May 2016)  26.01.17 at 08:21 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by S J Birkill
Eddie O'Hara's son, Terry, recently came across three foolscap sheets among his late father's personal effects, containing the 17 song lyrics Eddie translated into Latin to inspire his classics students, including Pete, at The Perse School, Cambridge over 50 years ago. Among them are 13 titles recorded by The Beatles, including 10 Lennon-McCartney compositions.
 

 
These translations are remarkable for the way they've preserved the spirit of the Beatles' (and others') songs, while scanning and rhyming perfectly in accurate Latin. Terry has kindly given us permission to publish them on Pete's website, so... here they are: Carmina Popularia, Blattarum et aliorum, by Caligula. As well as my transcriptions of the lyrics on the page, I have provided a high resolution copy of the originals, which can be downloaded as a PDF file.
 
I was on the point of completing the page layout, when I came across a YouTube video by author Keith Massey, which includes the song Amore A Me Tibi (With Love From Me To You), in Eddie's Latin version. I've included this in our page.
 
Steve
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