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Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« : 23.09.08 at 09:51 »
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The admirable Russ Chandler has kindly asked me to return to the scene of my desperately late arrival last time.  Four and a half hours from Bristol was more than I had been expecting, but I shall make a suitably generous further allowance this time.   Hope to see some of you there.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #1: 23.09.08 at 15:35 »
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Excellent news. Nothing doing in the meantime, maybe Eastbourne (if it's back in business after the fire)?  
 
Do The Shrinks ever play on territory outside the Bristol area? I have yet to see them and what with the price of whisky and diesel these days...
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #2: 24.09.08 at 00:00 »
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See you at Walthamstow, folks !
 
(Book/turn up early to avoid disappointment: last time a couple of friends of mine couldn't get in ...)
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #3: 24.09.08 at 14:34 »
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Can you delay it a few months?  I am not due to come to UK till April!  Cheesy
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #4: 25.09.08 at 11:21 »
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Oh dear, Bogus, that seems to imply that I'm unlikely to get another gig between January and April at least....
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #5: 25.09.08 at 19:41 »
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Oh dear, Bogus, that seems to imply that I'm unlikely to get another gig between January and April at least....
well, I was figuring if I gave you a specific date and location you could arrange a gig there.  Cheesy
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #6: 25.09.08 at 23:01 »
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The thing is, I don't organise the gigs.  I've rarely - if ever - been known to turn one down, but someone needs to ask me.  I ain't expensive, so by all means lobby your favoured venue.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #7: 29.09.08 at 08:51 »
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on 23.09.08 at 09:51, Pete Atkin wrote:
The admirable Russ Chandler has kindly asked me to return

 
I always did like that Russ Chandler - and now here's another reason - well done Russ!  Smiley
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #8: 28.10.08 at 18:56 »
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Hi Sean and others, looking forward to seeing you all again.
 
We don't "normally" do advance tickets but I'll have a word with Russ and make a decision about Pete's night.
 
Will let you all know via here and on our website.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #9: 25.11.08 at 22:06 »
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Hi All
 
Just to let you know that there are advance tickets available for this evening.
 
You can get them online from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=299 795&interface=
 
They cost £8 each.
 
Please note that seating is limited and possession of a ticket does not guarantee you a seat so you'll still do well to arrive in plenty of time for the 7:30 kick off.
 
We'll see you there!
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #10: 02.01.09 at 16:00 »
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I won't make any rash promises, but if anyone who's coming has any particular requests I will both do my best and be grateful for a bit of warning.  (Send me a personal message if you'd prefer.)
 
I'm thinking of not bringing a keyboard this time, i.e. doing the whole thing on guitar, which may mean I'll have a go at transferring across one or two of the more usually piano-type things, just to keep it interesting.  Ish.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #11: 04.01.09 at 14:34 »
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This is certainly a new angle. Born of artistic or practical considerations?
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #12: 04.01.09 at 15:42 »
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None of the above, really, Gerry. You could say - if you liked - that all that getting up and sitting down between songs just gets teejus given the oldness of the codger.  (Now that's a reference to a long-unrecalled record that made a great impression on me as a tad when heard on the wireless.)   And anyway it's not that new an angle, surely, is it?!
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #13: 04.01.09 at 16:14 »
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Here's a challenge: how about doing Thirty Year Man on the guitar? Do wonders for the old technique. Shan't be there to hear it alas but would be intrigued to read the reviews.
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #14: 04.01.09 at 17:13 »
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on 04.01.09 at 15:42, Pete Atkin wrote:
None of the above, really, Gerry. You could say - if you liked - that all that getting up and sitting down between songs just gets teejus given the oldness of the codger.  (Now that's a reference to a long-unrecalled record that made a great impression on me as a tad when heard on the wireless.)  

 
Ah! Now there's another memory dredged up from the depths. Here's another old codger who remembers it. I assume the record you mean, Pete, is the one that goes (in part) like this:
 
Hound dawg howlin', so forlorn
He's the laziest dawg that ever was born
He's howling 'cause he's settin' on a thorn
Just too doggone tired to move over...

 
And the reason I recall it is that my father had it on a 78. I can still recite the lyrics almost word-perfect (one of those childhood memories that stay with you). For all I know my mother may still have it stashed away somewhere.
 
The title: Life gets (gits?) teejus, don't it? The artist, I can't remember.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #15: 04.01.09 at 20:03 »
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on 04.01.09 at 17:13, Richard Bleksley wrote:

 
The title: Life gets (gits?) teejus, don't it? The artist, I can't remember.

 
It was Hank Williams Sr, who sometimes recorded gospel songs, talking blues and such like under the pseudonym "Luke the Drifter"  
 
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PS. Here is version by the late June Carter.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #16: 05.01.09 at 00:11 »
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For people of a certain age, the version that they'll know best was by Peter Lind Hayes...it was a regular on Children's Favourites in the 50s and 60s. You can find it on YouTube.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #17: 05.01.09 at 10:04 »
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Yes, it's the Peter Lind Hayes version I remember hearing.  I remember liking the way the last line of each verse doesn't rhyme with anything although the ear kind of expects it to.  And I liked the sound of his voice too - although the Carson Robison version, which I don't recall ever hearing before (also on YouTube), is much better performed IMO, despite the odd almost-classical-sounding fiddle.
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #18: 05.01.09 at 16:08 »
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on 05.01.09 at 10:04, Pete Atkin wrote:
.......  I remember liking the way the last line of each verse doesn't rhyme with anything although the ear kind of expects it to. ......

 
Many older talking blues songs I know of work in that way.  Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue and Bob Dylan's, Woody Guthrie influenced, Talking World War III Blues are two rather good examples that spring readily to mind.  
 
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Re: Walthamstow Folk Club - 11th January 2009
« Reply #19: 05.01.09 at 20:59 »
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Whilst I reckon this thread has been hi-jacked enough already, may I put in a word for Loudon Wainwright's 'Talkin New Bob Dylan' on his History album?  At one point, LW was touted as the new Bob Dylan, and he even won a couple of sound-alike contests.  Huh, I bet Bob hasn't got as many famous kids as Loudon has!
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