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Keith Busby
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #20: 08.11.04 at 22:35 »

Just this moment back in Bushland, Part Deux, and still in denial about last Tuesday. Thanks to everyone for a great Saturday, especially Richard. It was great to see old friends (Bernard, Amy, and George [!]) and meet new ones, in particular some of the legendary MVs. See y'all the next time.
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #21: 10.11.04 at 09:51 »

I knew I should never have trusted you lot to go to a gig without me and come back with a setlist!
Sounds as though I missed a good day.  Cry
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #22: 10.11.04 at 10:21 »

Well, Paul made a pretty good stab at including everything -- except he certainly forgot You Better Face It, Boy. Ah, you mean you'd like them in order  Wink
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #23: 10.11.04 at 10:50 »

What I would like is to see Richard Bleksley's lyrics for the parody of Sessionman's Blues, either on the forum of off list.
 
I am always amazed to witness Andy Love's meticulous administration, his attention to detail is so impressive.
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #24: 10.11.04 at 11:01 »

on 10.11.04 at 10:21, Carole wrote:
Well, Paul made a pretty good stab at including everything -- except he certainly forgot You Better Face It, Boy. Ah, you mean you'd like them in order  Wink

 
Oops!  Sorry Carole, and Pete!  Embarassed
 
I wasn't really attempting to include every song in the review, as I never thought I'd be able to remember them all. So if that's the only one I missed perhaps my memory's not as bad as I thought  Cheesy
 
(Now I expect someone will remind me of summat else I missed...   Tongue )
 
Cheers
 
Paul
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #25: 10.11.04 at 11:23 »

on 10.11.04 at 10:50, Jan wrote:
What I would like is to see Richard Bleksley's lyrics for the parody of Sessionman's Blues, either on the forum of off list.

If Richard would care to send me a copy I'll publish it on the Website.
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #26: 10.11.04 at 15:58 »

Thanks so much to Richard and his team for pulling off such a splendid and memorable PoD. And of course to Pete and the other performers for making this a very special musical experience. It was great to meet up again with you FoD veterans and to get to know a few more MVs. Hope to see you again in similar circumstances before too long.
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #27: 11.11.04 at 01:29 »

Like exposure to a new song, it takes me some time to appreciate how memorable PoD is to me; at the time, being swallowed by the event, I was merely enjoying it, but now there develops a feeling of longing, wishing to be back there, where the world and I were alive and happy.  
 
Thanks, Richard, Andy et. al. for organising and running the show. Thanks, Leslie, for the ride. Thanks, Pete, for playing my requests; but also thanks for playing yet another unexpected and thought-provoking set list. It is a treat to be thus challanged. Thanks also to Naomi for her performance. Other participants wrote about their moments of tears; mine was during "send in the clowns".  
 
It was lovely to meet old and new acquaintences.  I hope to see you all again.  
 
Noam
 
P.S. The poster of SoD which hangs proudly on my wall is one of my prized possessions. Alas, I somehow lost my PoD one. Any way of getting another copy?
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #28: 12.11.04 at 07:26 »

Noam said P.S. The poster of SoD which hangs proudly on my wall is one of my prized possessions. Alas, I somehow lost my PoD one. Any way of getting another copy?
 
Noam, I find myself with two posters. I think I saw Andy Love with hundreds, probably in rather better condition than mine, but if he can't supply one I'd be glad to send you my second one.
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #29: 12.11.04 at 10:25 »

Hi Leslie (and Chorus)
 
One is already on its way 'cross the pond to Noam.  
 
Not exactly hundreds, by the way! - with Richard's blessing we had 40 A3s printed as 'souvenirs' for performers and for those who had given their time and expertise in order to make the event the success that it (generally) was.   I say 'generally' because I understand that the nosh wasn't exactly top notch -- soon as I saw the word 'buffet' in conjuction with 'pub' I elected to feed outside the venue!  
 
XoDs probably wouldn't happen unless a variety of MVs were generous with their personal resources. Pete in particular, of course.  For example, so far as PoD was concerned, the fact that Midnight kindly offered the use of their sound gear (in fact they bought a new PA especially for the occasion) saved every one of us PoDdlers at least a fiver each on our ticket price.  And Simon's know-how with cable-spaghetti and knob-twiddling (well, you know what I mean!) yet again had a roughly similar economic effect.  
 
I'm glad Mervyn has come forward to take his bow : he and Rebekah really did us proud, wouldn't you agree?, with the poster.  Richard Brock also put up with dozens of to-ing and fro-ing of e-mails containing suggestions, drafts and amendments with respect to the programme and produced for us a classy document which everyone found useful in navigating their way through the day.  Both Mervyn and Richard knew from the start that they wouldn't be able to attend. I find such generosity just jaw-dropping.  
 
PoDmeister Richard is still in orbit, not surprisingly, but if the indications at this stage are right, then PoD looks to have come in very very close to budget, even given that around a couple of dozen 'reserved' places didn't turn into eventual ticket sales.  This would be the first time that a XoD's books have balanced naturally and is a tribute to Richard's (unseen by most) organisational skills and determination.  
 
Congrats, too, Richard on finding the venue: barring that one gastronomic blemish, it was perfect for us - and more so after Steve and Simon had worked out how to switch on the stage lights!
 
Cheers All
 
Andy
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #30: 12.11.04 at 13:01 »

on 12.11.04 at 10:25, Andy Love wrote:
PoDmeister Richard is still in orbit, not surprisingly, but if the indications at this stage are right, then PoD looks to have come in very very close to budget, even given that around a couple of dozen 'reserved' places didn't turn into eventual ticket sales.  This would be the first time that a XoD's books have balanced naturally and is a tribute to Richard's (unseen by most) organisational skills and determination.  

 
Which reminds me Andy - I'm still sitting on some cheques and cash which will be duly banked tomorrow morning being my first post-PoD opportunity to get to the local Halifax. If you haven't taken these into account then maybe we're in even better financial shape than you thought.
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #31: 14.11.04 at 01:41 »

Thanks, Andy, for the kind comments about my "organisational skills" etc.
 
As for the hiccup over the buffet, I think I should explain, especially to those who suffered from the shortages - and I am sure that it was only due to restraint and a wish not to disrupt the happy atmosphere of the day that I only received one complaint - that I had my hands tied.  Having booked the room, which really was pretty well ideal for our purposes, it was a choice of the pub's buffet or no food at all, for the management would not allow any food or drink not suppled by themselves into the room.  They even complained about the bottled water we bought for the performers to wet their whistles!
 
Having thus committed me to trusting their catering, they then proceeded to let me down.
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Re: Thanks for a great oD! [PoD Blues]
« Reply #32: 14.11.04 at 10:17 »

Here now is Richard Bleksley's topical alternative lyric to Sessionman's Blues, dedicated to Andy Love, as sung by Pete at PoD04.
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