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(Message started by: BogusTrumper on Today at 13:45)

Title: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 13:45
Apparently, many years ago, I gave a tape of BOTBS to my nephew.  We are probably talking over 20 years ago, mind you, as I have not lived in the UK since 1983.  Not having a tape player anymore, he had not listened to it for years.  Well, this Xmas, while browsing Amazon, he came across the album, put it on his Xmas list, and Lo!  And Behold!  His DW purchased it for him.

Now that album sure must have made an impression.  :D

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 29.12.09 at 19:42
My 16 year old daughter loves Canoe and is subjected to PA/CJ songs in her Dad's car. In fairness she likes a lot of the tracks. Keep the flag flying, I'll get her on here soon!! ;D :D ::)

PS Bogus, what does DW stand for?

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Ian Chippett on 30.12.09 at 09:30
<<PS Bogus, what does DW stand for? >>

Darling Wife? Difficult Woman? Both?

Ian C

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by BogusTrumper on 31.12.09 at 16:30

on 12/29/09 at 19:42:54, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
PS Bogus, what does DW stand for?


Intenet shorthand for Dear Wife.  Male Version - DH.  Although a friend of mine now has a STBXDH - Soon To Be Ex Dear Husband  :)

But I also rather like Difficult Woman - all the best ones are  :D

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 31.12.09 at 22:17
Thanks Bogus, even after 7 years I refer to my OH (other half) as the BS (beautiful stranger) - listen to the lyric!!

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by dr_john on 02.01.10 at 17:13
I have a DXW (disgruntled ex-wife).

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Richard Bleksley on 05.01.10 at 19:41
On a certain other forum I frequent (the subject matter, though nothing at all sinister, is very far removed from here) it is common to refer to SWMBO (she who must be obeyed)...

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Rob Spence on 05.01.10 at 20:01
Sounds like the Rumpole fan club...

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Kevin Cryan on 05.01.10 at 20:57

on 01/05/10 at 20:01:49, Rob Spence wrote :
Sounds like the Rumpole fan club...


Or could it be this Sir Henry Rider Haggard (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/h-rider-haggard/) fan club?. I seem to to recall that even at a time when it was very unfashionable to say anything good about Haggard,  the late Sir John Mortimer - Rumpole's creator - used to admit that he was a big fan.


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by BogusTrumper on 06.01.10 at 20:46

on 01/05/10 at 20:01:49, Rob Spence wrote :
Sounds like the Rumpole fan club...

Can I join?  :)


Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Murray McGlew on 19.01.10 at 09:31
From a similar era of television we could have EI ('er indoors).

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Richard Bleksley on 22.01.10 at 00:16
All right, all right. I'll come clean.

The "certain other forum" I referred to deals with (Gasp! Wince!) railway modelling. Now, whatever you may think of those who practise this hobby, I'm sure you'll have no trouble appreciating that they do have to be careful sometimes to keep their loving other halves sweet, seeing as how the phrase "hens' teeth" comes irresistibly to mind when describing females who appreciate, or indeed even understand, this pastime. Hence the frequent references to SWMBO.

Talk about off-topic. Sigh...

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Ian Chippett on 22.01.10 at 07:40

<<All right, all right. I'll come clean.

The "certain other forum" I referred to deals with (Gasp! Wince!) railway modelling. >>

Railway modelling? Wow! Tell us, Richard, what do railway models wear? Of which fanzine can we see you on Page Three? Honky tonk indeed.

Ian C :D

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by jubalbarca on 01.02.10 at 20:39
I *am* the younger generation I guess... 15 years old and loving listening to (and, when I get the chance, singing) Pete's songs. My main trouble is that the chords are so unusual, for half his stuff I can't find a guitarist who knows any of 'em...

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 01.02.10 at 21:14
Hi Jubal

Welcome aboard.  Have you tried to click on the 'PA Home' icon above right.  This will take you to the Pete Atkin website where you will find a complete discography with chords for a lot of the songs.  Dig in and enjoy.

Title: Re: Passing Pete on to the next generation....
Post by SharkTrager on 29.11.10 at 13:04
Hi All,

I'm fairly new to PA and CJ's albums. As a 37 year old I missed them first time round and am extremely happy that I've found them now.  Dylan and Bowie have always been favourites, but something about Pete and Clive's work connects more with me. When I listen to Hypertension Kid, I think about the pub setting in the song, and feel nostalgic for a time that wasn't even my own.

The reason I'm posting here is to say that I've been playing the first two albums on and off in the car for a couple of years to my 3 year old son. Yes, there's an element of brainwashing but he loves it. He's now fairly obsessed with the music. We get in the car and if I put the radio on he say's "What about some Pete Atkin?" He talks about Pete Atkin to people, sweetly presuming that everyone knows the music. "Do you like Pete Atkin?" he'll say to his toddler friends.  It started with Master of the Revels, and Honky Tonk Train (easy stuff) then he moved on to Frangipanni, Laughing Boy - then I left BOTBS running while I was getting petrol one day and when I came back he told me all about this girl on a train. Now it's a firm favourite. I've just been playing him Wristwatch for a Drummer and it's his new pick.
He would go into nursery singing "Ford Cortina was the car, 11:35 the hour.." Could he be their youngest fan?

I'm happy for him to be absorbing this great material along with the Bowie and Dylan even if he won't know (m)any contemporaries who will know what he's talking about. I think I'll move onto The Smiths once he turns 5.

all the best

Mark






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