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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #20: 22.04.07 at 18:29 »

on 22.04.07 at 00:06, S J Birkill wrote:
Also the broken off-site links have been fixed, though I notice one (what's up there, Cary?) has become defunct in the last couple of days.

 
No idea - but I'm trying to find out - thanks for telling me Steve .... hopefully back up soon.
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #21: 22.04.07 at 20:04 »

They are terrifically good, if not altogether surprising, choices, as they have both played with Sarah Moule, although not on recordings.  
 
I caught both live at the 2004 Coventry Jazz Festival, Dodds drumming for the Jacqui Dankworth and her Musicians line-up and  Hodgson in the line-up of Bill Bruford's Earthworks (featuring Tim Garland) and I thought them both pretty good live.
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #22: 23.04.07 at 20:12 »

I forgot to mention that if you want to hear Mark Hodgson or Roy Dodds recording in some seriously classy company, you can always catch Hodgson on guitarist Louis Stewart's Gift and Dodds on Christine Tobin's first two albums Aililiu and Yell of the Gazelle.
 
Yes, I'm unashamedly plugging Irish jazz artists. I don't apologise, simply because the opportunities remind people that my homeland does have a small but thriving jazz scene are about as rare as hen's teeth. Talking of teeth, I should add that Tobin cut her jazz teeth after she moved to England - so she can't be said to be part of the Irish scene.  
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #23: 27.04.07 at 22:15 »

I thought it was about time to start looking for accommodation in Bristol for 21st June.
At present the Bristol Central Travelodge is offering room only at £49. Not particularly glamorous but pleasantly cheap for anyone not on expenses. I know at least 2 MVs are staying there.
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #24: 28.04.07 at 09:02 »

Nothing wrong with Travelodges!  They are/were the most favoured source of accommodation on all of James & Atkin's UK tours.
 
And as far as the musos go, please let no one be concerned that their track record is an indication that I'm going to be going all jazzy.  Sure, there are elements, but then there always were.  These guys are simply top-end musicians who can do just about anything at all, and they've all played on all kinds of stuff.  Roy (drums), for instance, was the drummer in Fairground Attraction, and is still Eddi Reader's first choice.   I'm sufficiently excited by how it's all going that I'm very much hoping - intending - that we'll be able to come up with some other gigs together somewhere at some point.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves.   (No support, by the way, at St George's - 'fraid it's Atkin/James all the way - so be there, or, as my friend Dave says, be somewhere else.)
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #25: 28.04.07 at 23:17 »

on 28.04.07 at 09:02, Pete Atkin wrote:
Nothing wrong with Travelodges!  They are/were the most favoured source of accommodation on all of James & Atkin's UK tours.

You just need to remember that they don't provide any of those little bottles so take your own shampoo, shower gel and gin. And a hairdrier.
 
Not entirely unconnected is this link on Clive's website:
http://www.clivejames.com/lyrics/programme  
It reminded me of the Shrinks gig when the support was Pete Atkin (with  band) at the Polish Club in Bristol and Pete presented the assembled Midnight Voices with a carrier bag of muesli bars "left over from the tour".
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #26: 30.04.07 at 16:05 »

Wot, no gin? Glad I booked at the Premier Travel Inn, then. Sclonches to be arranged in due course, no doubt.
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #27: 01.05.07 at 18:26 »

 Jan said:  'It reminded me of the Shrinks gig when the support was Pete Atkin (with  band) at the Polish Club in Bristol and Pete presented the assembled Midnight Voices with a carrier bag of muesli bars "left over from the tour". '
 
So how long before we see them offered for sale on e-bay?
 
And did Clive find that the Cherry Ripe chocolate bars were as good as he remembered, or were they just a mess of sticky cochineal?
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #28: 01.05.07 at 23:47 »

Hi Chorus
 
Nedd asks (probably in all innocence):
 
on 01.05.07 at 18:26, Nedd wrote:
 
 
So how long before we see them offered for sale on e-bay?
 

 
Of course, the literalists here in Completists' Corner moved to DefCon1 in an instant.  
 
A brief rummage brought to light a Sainsbury's Chewy & Crisp Cereal Bar (with Chocolate Chip & Nut to boot).  In deeper strata of the archive I'm sure there are different confections to be discovered, and all from the occasion which Jan mentioned.  
 
What I need is for someone to write an item description that could con an unsuspecting e-bayer into bidding for one...
 
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« Reply #29: 03.05.07 at 17:40 »

Hello Andy,
 
Thanks for the "probably"    er  I think.  
 
Doesn't the value depend on whether the bars were handed out before or after Pete's deification?
 
If you had any of the rice-cake variety you could describe them as solidified Ambrosia....
[there doesn't appear to be a grinny thing for Groan].
 
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« Reply #30: 04.05.07 at 19:22 »

Andy, do you mean you have an actual bar and not just a wrapper?
What a completist!
Although somewhere in my loft is a flyer of similar age for an Amos Garrett concert in Bristol - and a setlist dated 2nd May 2002.
 
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« Reply #31: 08.05.07 at 12:01 »

This is not a bright and breezy message I'm afraid. MV 'Fixture' and all round lovely chap Paul Gunningham has been badly hurt in a car crash and is in hospital. This happened in March and it was only a few days ago that he made enough progress to talk a little. It looks like being a long haul. His wife Frankie, who a lot of us know from various gigs, was also hurt but not so badly, broken arm and collar bone. I'm sure we all join together to send our very very best wishes for a full recovery to them both.
 
They had booked two tickets for St George's on June 21st and despite Frankie phoning the box office and explaining the situation, St George's will not refund unless the concert is fully booked and they can re-sell. So, can anyone who was thinking of going but not yet decided, take them off Frankie's hands? Centre stalls, E6 & 7, £15 each, no booking fee.
 
Probably best to IM me, or e-mail me (you know the address - yes you do) to save Frankie any more distractions and we can sort it out from there. First come.... take them if you can please.
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #32: 08.05.07 at 15:35 »

What terrible news. So sorry to hear it.  Unfortunately, I have my tickets booked already so cannot help. Perhaps we could send a virtual Get Well card of some sort from the MV's?  
 
And I feel bound to say, what a dismally pitiful approach St George's has adopted over the matter.
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #33: 08.05.07 at 18:01 »

That is absolutely terrible news.  I hope he continues to get better.
 
Maybe a MV forum just for well wishes?  Smiley
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #34: 08.05.07 at 18:27 »

Brings home the limitations of the Web - you don't know why a Fixture's stopped posting. St George's returns policy has the one benefit that we got to hear about Paul from Frankie, and can put collective mind-power into wishes for speedy recovery. As Paul's talking I hope it won't be long before he gets to read them here!
 
All the best & get back soon, Paul - I'm missing those Adge Cutler cultural references....
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #35: 10.05.07 at 08:39 »

Huge best wishes to Paul and Frankie - Hope you are back with us soon!  
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #36: 10.05.07 at 12:51 »

Hi Guys!
 
Sad news about Paul and Frankie.  Let's hope they get fixed soon.
I've always liked Paul and I hope it won't be too long before we can speak again.
 
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« Reply #37: 12.05.07 at 11:11 »

Paul and Frankie's tickets have now been sold. Thanks Richard!
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #38: 08.06.07 at 15:21 »

Carole has pointed out that there is a crypt bar at St. George's (http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/harrysbarandcafe.php) which would make an obvious place for pre-, inter-, and post-concert sclonching on the 21st. We should take a moment to drink to the memory of our friend, Paul.
 
PM or IM me if anyone wants to meet for an early supper.
 
I'll only have sporadic internet access after next Saturday, 16th.
 
Looking forward to it.
 
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Re: Major gig alert: June 21st
« Reply #39: 11.06.07 at 19:15 »

The cafe bar at St George's serves meals. I haven't eaten there for about three years but the food used to be of the quiche/pizza/lasagne/jacket potatoes and salad variety.
I've started a group booking for the Midnight Voices with the box office (0845 4024001). At present there are three of us, Keith Busby, Nedd and myself. It opens at 6.30, eat at 6.45pm. Let the box office know if you want to join us, 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm on Sat, open later until the interval on concert days, tomorrow and most days from Thursday.
If you're in the area St George's have got their Midsummer Festival next weekend, usually very lovely, if you can get a ticket!
 
BTW There are loads of other restaurants of all varieties in the vicinity.
 
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