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(Message started by: BogusTrumper on Today at 23:09)

Title: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 23:09
And I got all excited and in a bit of a twitter (pun intended) untill I found out they were some new rock band :(

Jason Myers - Guitar/Effects
Nick Marcucci - Guitar/Keyboard
Leah Kyle - Vocals
Max Ehrman - Drums/Percussion

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Gerry Smith on 14.01.09 at 13:24
I know a few of us do have individual profiles on facebook...Maybe we should start a group?

Gerry

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Russ Chandler on 14.01.09 at 13:57
I think that's a great idea!

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 14.01.09 at 14:32
I'm on Facebook, and would be happy to join a group - BUT: what would it do that MV doesn't do? I've joined several FB groups that reflect my interest, and they are all pretty moribund (maybe that says something about my interests...) So - cautious welcome from me.

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on 14.01.09 at 15:22
I am on facebook and would join. I agree that this forum is perfect, but it is just possible facebook might help spread the word

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Gerry Smith on 14.01.09 at 16:43
Mr B. Trumper wrote:
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I am on facebook and would join. I agree that this forum is perfect, but it is just possible facebook might help spread the word


That was really what I had in mind. In general, FB is a bit of a p*** in the wind but people out there may be doing 'Pete Atkin' searches and if a group existed it would at least serve to redirect them to the proper facility.

If anyone's interested in adding me to their friends list, the email address I use on FB is meansaxman at gmail dot com (no hubris intended - saxman was already taken!). Actually, you'd be doing me a favour - I'm in a bet with someone to see who can get the most bona fide friends before the end of Jan!

Gerry


Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on 14.01.09 at 17:21
Awaiting your response :D

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on 14.01.09 at 17:43
Any more for the merry-go-round?

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Gerry Smith on 14.01.09 at 18:15
Well, Bogus and I have been having a bit of a chinwag in the FB virtual coffee shop and the upshot is that we think a FB group called "Fans of Pete Atkin", would be a jolly good idea. Question is, do we append "fans of Clive James welcome"? On the basis that most people will be unaware of Clive's output as a Lyricist, it could be that more people can get introduced to Pete's music via CJ, than if we left his name out. Answers on a postcard.

Gerry

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on 14.01.09 at 18:18
Or better names.

Or any (physically possible) suggestions.

And input from the MV Deity?

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Leslie Moss on 15.01.09 at 16:58
How about "The Pete Atkin and Clive James Appreciation Society"?

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Chippett on 15.01.09 at 17:15
Or "Senior Citizens: fans of Pete and Clive."  :(

Ian C

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 16.01.09 at 17:41
I think we should avoid 'in-jokes' and puns on songs. We are, after all, trying to encourage new blood into the fold. I'm boring, I know but I would go with Leslie's suggestion.

Will I see anyone at Eastbourne on Wednesday - sorry wrong thread!

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 17.01.09 at 10:37

on 01/16/09 at 17:41:27, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
I think we should avoid 'in-jokes' and puns on songs.  We are, after all, trying to encourage new blood into the fold.  I'm boring, I know but I would go with Leslie's suggestion.  

I've had some correspondence with a sax player of this parish on this topic, and I think the simple title is probably best, for the reasons Ian mentions. What say you, Gerry?

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Gerry Smith on 17.01.09 at 14:22
Yes, definitely. Keep it simple.

Gerry

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 26.01.09 at 09:17

on 01/17/09 at 14:22:14, Gerry Smith wrote :
Yes, definitely. Keep it simple.

Gerry

OK, so are we doing this, then? I think my initial scepticism has been overcome by being invited to join a Facebook group for the French chansonniere Barbara. I'd been introduced to her work via a Youtube clip posted by a friend, and now there's this group, through which I have found out lots that I didn't know. (Of course, I probably should have just asked Naomi, but I didn't think of that). The point is, a FB group can't compete with MV, nor should it- but, if my experience is anything to go by, it might help to attract some custom to this part of the web.
So- should I (or Gerry, or whoever) go ahead?

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Chippett on 26.01.09 at 10:39


<<So- should I (or Gerry, or whoever) go ahead?  >>

Yes, you should! I'll join!

Ian C



Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Chippett on 26.01.09 at 10:58
<<I think my initial scepticism has been overcome by being invited to join a Facebook group for the French chansonniere Barbara. I'd been introduced to her work via a Youtube clip posted by a friend, and now there's this group, through which I have found out lots that I didn't know. >>

You'll find quite a lot about Barbara on the link below: her songs are rather good but a bit too overpoweringly French for me. Even when they're trying to be modest and understated they tend to go over the top to make sure we know this.

http://www.passion-barbara.net/

Ian C

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 26.01.09 at 11:17
[quote ]<<I think my initial scepticism has been overcome by being invited to join a Facebook group for the French chansonniere Barbara. I'd been introduced to her work via a Youtube clip posted by a friend, and now there's this group, through which I have found out lots that I didn't know. >>

You'll find quite a lot about Barbara on the link below: her songs are rather good but a bit too overpoweringly French for me. Even when they're trying to be modest and understated they tend to go over the top to make sure we know this.

http://www.passion-barbara.net/

Ian C[/quote]
Blimey, Ian, it's in foreign! ;)
Will sort out FB later today.

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 26.01.09 at 17:09
The Facebook group is now live, as they say. It's the Pete Atkin and Clive James Appreciation Society. :)

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Carole on 26.01.09 at 17:18
So it is :)  Love the Office!

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 26.01.09 at 18:00
The Facebook group is now live, as they say. It's the Pete Atkin and Clive James Appreciation Society.  

In that case, I'd better join!

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on 26.01.09 at 19:24
So can we nick photos from here to post there?

Or is that a No No?

:)

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Snoopy on 26.01.09 at 19:59

on 01/26/09 at 19:24:38, BogusTrumper wrote :
So can we nick photos from here to post there?

You should probably get permission from the photographer/copyright holder.

I certainly have no objection to the few photos that I've taken being used in that way.

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 26.01.09 at 20:44
Photo: mea culpa. Thanks for the offer Alexis, I will use one of yours if that's OK.
So - eight members in about three hours. At this rate there'll be more PA facebookers than, er, Elvis impersonators, or something.

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Keith Busby on 27.01.09 at 00:46
So question is: what do we do now on Facebook? Or should I have asked on FB?  :huh:

Keith

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 27.01.09 at 08:40

on 01/27/09 at 00:46:37, Keith Busby wrote :
So question is: what do we do now on Facebook? Or should I have asked on FB? :huh:

Keith

Yes, you should!
A couple more members overnight, and a change of pic- thanks Alexis (and I hope it's one of yours!)
Let's see how it goes- I suppose the possibility with Facebook is that more people might be drawn in through connections. We'll see- could be moribund in weeks...

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by BogusTrumper on 27.01.09 at 19:31
Well, at the worst it has generated an active thread here  :D

And I now have a MV as a friend  :)

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 28.01.09 at 21:02
I've joined so you can now see how old fat and bald I am   :) lets see what happens next ;D

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Rob Spence on 28.01.09 at 22:48

on 01/28/09 at 21:02:53, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
I've joined so you can now see how old fat and bald I am   :) lets see what happens next ;D

So I see- nothing like Bogart at all- more Sidney Greenstreet!
:)

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 30.01.09 at 20:29
Thanks Rob - you made "The Beautiful Stranger" laugh!!

Title: Re: Midnight Voices on Facebook!!!!
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 31.01.09 at 16:06
In 'Screen-Freak' Cagney's getting big and Sidney Greenstreet's getting small and admittedly, "The Beautiful Stranger" thinks I should shed some pounds!! ::)



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