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(Message started by: Ian Ashleigh on Today at 22:41)

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Ian Ashleigh on Today at 22:41
I love the headline in the paper itself "Famous for being ignored"  The rest of the article is well written with quotes from both Pete and Clive

Title: Re: Alerts -- things happening now
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 15.03.08 at 21:44
I have just listened to the interview which on this week's Front Row Highlights podcast.

Title: Re: Alerts -- things happening now
Post by andrew_long on 16.03.08 at 15:52
Since reading the Times article, I've decided to increase the cover under my  household contents policy.I didn't realise that some of the contents were so financiall ;)y valuable as well...!

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Pete Atkin on 16.03.08 at 16:01
Hello Andrew - If you're meaning what I think you're meaning, I should point out that such value consists only in what someone is in practice willing to pay....

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Jan on 16.03.08 at 16:25
I'm sure (know that) high prices are sometimes paid for the stuff you can't buy easily.

I'm just amazed at the prices asked on Amazon for the Lakeside Sessions (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00006I61Z/ref=dp_olp_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1205683963&sr=8-6) when its available for ten quid (+p&p) from the Hillside Shop (or even less occasionally at gigs!)
Jan

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 16.03.08 at 16:42
Should I put my original vinyl copies Road of Silk and Secret Drinker in the safe?

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Ian Chippett on 16.03.08 at 17:11
Why don't we give all our vinyl records to Pete so he can flog them on the Web for £200 each and then give us each £150, using the balance to finance future recordings? We've all got them on tape or CD anyway. Trouble is the price might go down but on the other hand a sudden upsurge in PA activity would spark off interest in his current output. Can't lose.

Ian C

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by BogusTrumper on 16.03.08 at 18:19

on 03/16/08 at 17:11:29, Ian Chippett wrote :
Why don't we give all our vinyl records to Pete so he can flog them on the Web for £200 each and then give us each £150, using the balance to finance future recordings?

Ian C



I would accept 50% plus postage  :)

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Kevin Cryan on 17.03.08 at 23:06
From Times Online  Comment Central (http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/images/blog_img/banner_commentcentral.gif )


March 17, 2008
Music to Listen to - Pete Atkin and Clive James (http://timesonline.typepad.com/comment/2008/03/music-to-listen.html)

http://timesonline.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/03/17/midnight_voices.jpg

Did you know that the author and TV presenter Clive James writes song lyrics?

I do because I've been listening to them for years, ever since I heard the man who sings them - Pete Atkin - perform for the first time.

Today Atkin and James release a new CD, entitled Midnight Voices. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Midnight-Voices-Clive-James-Pete-url=Songbook/dp/B00142Q82C/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1205775921&sr=8-1) It consists of new arrangements of some of their finest songs. I recommend it highly - it's literate, tuneful and moody. I am addicted.

Since it is hard to categorise, you may be better off sampling the music than trying to capture its spirit from reading my prose. Or even John Bungey's prose. (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3547340.ece)

So go to the Pete Atkin website (http://www.peteatkin.com/pa.htm) (the creation of appreciative fans), scroll down and on the left hand column is a list entitled "Listen to". The fifth song on that list - Touch has a Memory - is the opening song on the album.

Posted by Daniel Finkelstein* on March 17, 2008 ………

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Kevin Cryan

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*Daniel Finkelstein is Comment (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/comment/columnists/daniel_finkelstein) Editor of The Times and writes a weekly column. Comment Central is his rolling guide to the best opinion on the web. Click here (http://timesonline.typepad.com/comment/2006/09/in_the_beginnin.html) for more information on the blog. Robbie Millen, the Deputy Comment Editor, will also be posting,......
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Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by naomi on 18.03.08 at 10:20
Excellent stuff from Danny, and thanks for pointing it out, Kevin.

I think that this nice photo was taken at last week's CD launch just before Pete and Clive launched into "Laughing Boy". You guitar-experts will now be able to tell which guitar Pete was playing !!

Naomi

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Simon Reap on 18.03.08 at 11:18

on 03/17/08 at 23:06:35, Kevin Cryan wrote :
Posted by Daniel Finkelstein* on March 17, 2008 ………


I wonder if this is the same Danny Finkelstein I was at school with.  Pete appeared many times at University College School in the 70s, which could explain Danny's awareness of and interest in him!

Simon

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Kevin Cryan on 18.03.08 at 12:10

on 03/18/08 at 11:18:23, Simon Reap wrote :
I wonder if this is the same Danny Finkelstein I was at school with.  Pete appeared many times at University College School in the 70s, which could explain Danny's awareness of and interest in him!

Simon


Does this help?





Daniel Finkelstein is a weekly columnist and Comment Editor of The Times . His
blog, Comment Central , is a personal round up of the best political opinion on
the web. Before joining the paper in 2001, he was adviser to both Prime Minister
John Major and Conservative leader William Hague He is also a regular columnist
in the Jewish Chronicle. An LSE graduate and grandson of the founder of the
Wiener Library, Daniel trained as a computer systems analyst. He began his
political career on the centre-left, standing as an SDP candidate in the 1987
elections. He went on to become director of the Social Market Foundation, and
later served as head of the Policy Unit at Conservative Central Office. He
became among the earliest advocates of the modernisation of the Conservative
Party, laying out the principles of change in a series of Times columns and
speeches. He was awarded the OBE in 1997 as part of John Major's resignation
honours list.  London Jewish Cultural Centre (http://www.ljcc.org.uk/events/314-any-topical-questions-with-daniel-finkelstein-oliver-letwin-mp-and-mark-maier-chair-john-humphrys.html) programme of upcoming events.


I seem to recall his doing some one the use of statistics in football - in conjunction with a Warwick University statistician, I believe -, but I was never sufficiently in either statistics or football to be bothered finding out what it was.

Kevin Cryan


Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Jan on 18.03.08 at 13:18
I believe that Danny appears regularly as a political panellist on Newsnight, BBC2.
If I've got the right chap!
Jan

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Kevin Cryan on 18.03.08 at 13:47

on 03/18/08 at 13:18:29, Jan wrote :
I believe that Danny appears regularly as a political panellist on Newsnight, BBC2.
If I've got the right chap!
Jan


You certainly do have the right chap. He has also been a guest on More 4's The Last Word, more recently titled David Starkey's Last Word


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 18.03.08 at 13:49
Daniel Finklestein is indeed co-ordinator of The Times' 'Fink Tank' in which he uses complicated statistical analysis to predict the outcome of football matches - usually on a Saturday.  This is done with a couple of guys from Warwick University and in the absence of last Saturday's newspaper, I cannot give thier names.

Incidentally, I picked up my copy of 'The Word' about an hour ago and will read it later this evening.

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Kevin Cryan on 18.03.08 at 14:23

on 03/18/08 at 13:47:28, Kevin Cryan wrote :
....more recently titled David Starkey's Last Word


Kevin Cryan



Corrigendum



"....more recently titled David Starkey's Last Word" should read "more recently titled Starkey's Last Word (http://www.channel4.com/more4/microsites/L/lastword/top-stories/topstories-feature.jsp?id=108)"

Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Simon Reap on 18.03.08 at 16:05
The description doesn't help (I've not seen Danny since school), but since Simon Garfield (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Garfield) was also there in my year, maybe it was more of a hot-bed of journalism than I remember.

Simon

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Kevin Cryan on 18.03.08 at 16:26

on 03/18/08 at 13:49:14, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
Daniel Finklestein is indeed co-ordinator of The Times' 'Fink Tank' in which he uses complicated statistical analysis to predict the outcome of football matches - usually on a Saturday.  This is done with a couple of guys from Warwick University and in the absence of last Saturday's newspaper, I cannot give thier names.

......


They are Warwick academics,  Drs Henry Stott (http://www.dectech.org/People_Henry.html) and Ian Graham (http://www.dectech.org/People_Ian.html).


Kevin Cryan



Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by bobtaylor on 19.03.08 at 19:56

on 03/18/08 at 16:05:17, Simon Reap wrote :
The description doesn't help (I've not seen Danny since school)Simon


Simon perhaps this is the Danny you knew from school, he probably had a tad more hair back in the day! Apologies for the low quality image, it's a thumbnail from the timesonline website.
Regards,
Bob.http://i30.tinypic.com/2mh7g34.jpg

Title: Re: From this morning's Times (from 'Alerts')
Post by Leslie Moss on 04.04.08 at 08:09
FWIW, Danny F lives in Pinner and I seehim from time to time at the tube station. He is also Deputy Editor of the Jewish Chronicle and I occasionally have conversations with him as he is a good friend of Harrow Relay For Life organised by my wife and I each September for Cancer Research UK.

Leslie



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