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(Message started by: Rob Spence on Today at 10:21)

Title: July Newsletter
Post by Rob Spence on Today at 10:21
It was great to read of plans for a new recording in today's newsletter. Pete asked about formats, and, like him, I do cherish a physical object, but if download only makes more commercial sense, then I am happy with that. The main thing is that there will be some new material.
Glad also to hear that plans for the Paris event are progressing - I am sure a good many of us will want to be there.

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Douglas Fergus on Today at 11:36
Excellent newsletter - thanks Pete.
Yay! Let's hear it for the compact disc; but I agree, if d/l is a more convenenient format for release, then so be it.
Particularly looking forward to The Way You Are With Me.
I recall with nostalgia listening with Ian Sorensen to his latest PA vinyl purchase whilst perusing the lyric sheet from the LP. Back in the 70s, one of the great joys in life was forking out one's hard-earned dosh in exchange for the latest release from the specialist record shop (how naff does that sound to today's yoof?!).  ::)

Douglas

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by avner greenberg on Today at 21:46
Wonderful news about plans for a new album!
Thank you Pete.
I'm sure we'll all gladly accept in any format, but I'm also partial to the good old CD.
A second Paris gig is an exciting prospect.
Warm regards,

Avner

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 30.07.11 at 13:56
The server that hosts my e-mails has crashed so ca someone send me a copy of the newsletter.


Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by andyw on 30.07.11 at 16:13
Yes, may I add my thanks to Pete for the newsletter.  It's an age thing for me also, so my first vote would be for a CD, but if a download-only version makes more commercial sense, then so be it.  Can't wait!

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by S J Birkill on 30.07.11 at 17:57

on 07/30/11 at 13:56:17, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
The server that hosts my e-mails has crashed so ca someone send me a copy of the newsletter.

The latest newsletter, and indeed every earlier one, is available in the members' archive area at
http://www.peteatkin.com/mv/index.php

Steve

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 30.07.11 at 19:20
Many thanks Steve  :)  Is it easy to change my e-mail address on the subscription list?

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by S J Birkill on 30.07.11 at 20:03
Dear Ian

Yes, indeed it is. May I refer you to my message of February this year -
http://www.peteatkin.com/cgi-bin/mv/YaBB.cgi?board=newsletter;action=display;num=1296295662;start=2#2
- your question in reply, and my response to that, for everything you need to know.

Please let me know if you have any problems.

Steve

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by BogusTrumper on 30.07.11 at 20:33
We must be an old bunch - add me to the list of people who like CDs.

And the new iCloud will not be backing up my Pete albums anyway!

Title: July Newsletter - MP3 downloads
Post by S J Birkill on 31.07.11 at 14:39
Thanks to Pete for circulating the first newsletter on our new system, and setting at rest the minds of all the faithful who wondered whether they'd succeeded in signing up to the new list!

Pete writes:

Quote:
HILLSIDE STOCKS

This is a warning that's already too late. The Hillside shop had an order a few weeks ago (from Japan! – thanks, Rob) which included a request for "9x2", the 'English Chanson' compilation put together a few years ago by the ever-admirable Robb Johnson. The team from Picking, Fulfilment & Dispatch reported back that the picking, fulfilment and dispatch of this item meant that stocks of this CD were now so low as to be all but non-existent, so it is with regret that we've had to withdraw it from the Hillside list.

It occurred to me that my contributions to it (viz. specially recordings "The Beautiful Changes" and "Star of Tomorrow") are not encumbered with any rights of ownership other than my own, so there's no reason I couldn't make them freely available as a download. Since it's that nice Mr Birkill on whom I dump the responsibility for these things, and since he's busy with many more important things, I'm also leaving it to him to let it be known when these might possibly be available.

Well, I'm pleased to announce that with immediate effect these two songs are available to listen to, or to download in high quality at absolutely no charge, from our all-purpose discography page (http://www.peteatkin.com/disworks.htm#9x2).

Or, if you're already overcome with impatience, just click below to:

              LISTEN TO THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES (http://www.peteatkin.com/tbc128k.htm)

              LISTEN TO STAR OF TOMORROW (http://www.peteatkin.com/sot128k.htm)

              DOWNLOAD BOTH SONGS IN A ZIP FILE (http://www.peteatkin.com/download/9x2pasongs.zip)


Steve

PS - The forum software forces these links to open the MP3 player in a new window, which can't be overridden for security reasons. To see things as intended please visit the discography (http://www.peteatkin.com/disworks.htm#9x2).

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Rob Spence on 31.07.11 at 22:37
Thanks Pete, and thanks Steve: these weren't in my collection before.

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Sylfest on 02.08.11 at 00:27
One more vote for a CD release. Far too important for a mere download.
Ideally, double album with souvenir book. Box set in commemorative ivory-carved casket. Bound lyric symposium proceedings. Special Edition Studebaker Golden Hawk. Stadium tour DVD. Bonus outtakes.
Whatever.
Nurse!

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Pete Atkin on 02.08.11 at 11:59
I'm not too surprised by the lack of much enthusiasm for downloads.   Of course, I may have unfairly skewed the response by stating my own inclination upfront, but please feel free to assume that a CD is what it will be.   It's now just a matter of how much I can afford to spend and how long it all might take.   I'll keep you informed, promise.  

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by BogusTrumper on 09.08.11 at 20:32

on 08/02/11 at 00:27:51, Sylfest wrote :
Special Edition Studebaker Golden Hawk


Will this do?  1972 24-karat gold plated Cadillac El Dorado.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/60/208226265_aca4dcbb39.jpg?v=0

And yes, I have seen it.  Great Museum

http://www.staxmuseum.com/



Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by dr_john on 10.08.11 at 08:19
Here's the Golden Hawk.
http://www.phillymint.com/I_danbury/DM1504.jpg

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by dr_john on 10.08.11 at 13:08
...and while we're at it, here's an Austin Princess with carnations on the roof.
http://www.imcdb.org/i123225.jpg

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 10.08.11 at 19:41
I had a Corgi toy Studabaker Golden Hawk as a child - long since gone - and was excited to hear it named in the song.  I did confuse in my mind the Nash Metropolitan with the Nash Ambassador, so here they both are:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=nash+ambassador&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=688&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=X-aQaV2JXF3PWM:&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nash_Ambassador_Slipstream_4-door_sedan.jpg&docid=rmTHXpzsfbqJbM&w=600&h=310&ei=689CTqSfC8yo8QOmpbi5CQ&zoom=1

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=nash+ambassador&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=688&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=YdecDq2B5A61VM:&imgrefurl=http://hooptyrides.blogspot.com/2008/04/nash-ambassador-impressively-ugly.html&docid=KoHSAJce-NeWSM&w=1152&h=740&ei=689CTqSfC8yo8QOmpbi5CQ&zoom=1

Apologies, the links seem to be rather long  :huh:

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by S J Birkill on 10.08.11 at 20:56

on 08/10/11 at 19:41:38, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
Apologies, the links seem to be rather long  :huh:

Hi Ian

Most of the stuff in those Google links isn't doing anything useful. They can usefully be shortened to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nash_Ambassador_Slipstream_4-door_sedan.jpg
and
http://hooptyrides.blogspot.com/2008/04/nash-ambassador-impressively-ugly.html,
retaining their recognisable targets, something those 'short url' providers lose.

That song contains a wealth of imagery I could add to its lyrics page (http://www.peteatkin.com/b8.htm), and the pics in this thread would be a good place to start.

Steve

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by hannibalmcnee on 30.08.11 at 19:13
New recordings from Pete are too rare and wonderful a thing to be limited to a mere download release.

I'm also of the opinion that the Midnight Voices packaging is a work of art in itself, so cost and recent stock fires notwithstanding (easy for me to say) I think a proper CD is the way to go.

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by dr_john on 31.08.11 at 10:28
I agree. (I've seen CDs described rather well in another music chatroom as "permanent MP3 back-ups".)

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by BogusTrumper on 31.08.11 at 15:38

on 08/31/11 at 10:28:09, dr_john wrote :
(I've seen CDs described rather well in another music chatroom as "permanent MP3 back-ups".)


Love it.  I need to remember that one

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Ian Chippett on 31.08.11 at 16:09
I remember when I was young we used to make our own entertainment, like going to a shop and buying long-playing records, EPs,  cassettes etc. Kids today just won't believe this. I'm not sure I do come to that...

Ian C

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by BogusTrumper on 31.08.11 at 18:40
And recording stuff from the crackly radio.....

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Noam Greenberg on 17.10.11 at 03:24
Greetings from New Zealand...

The delay in my reply to the newsletter, though, was not caused by the distance (or the time it takes to canoe over here).

Pete suggested gigs. Yes please. Rachel and hopefully third-generation Atkin fan Amos and I will be in Cambridge from the 17th of June until the 7th of July, and then in Paris until the end of July. Any chance for a gig nearby during that time?

Noam

PS Possibly fourth generation? I think my father's mother once went to a James-Atkin performance.

PPS belatedly, add my voice to CD; it would make for a nicer gift, I think.

Title: Re: July Newsletter
Post by Carole on 17.10.11 at 09:03
Congratulations to both of you!
We look forward to seeing you all at a future gig.



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