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Simon Reap
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Thanks for a great oD!
« : 07.11.04 at 01:20 »

Many thanks to Richard for organising the PoD, to Andy for being an all-round guru, to Pete for some wonderful songs and to all of the other performers who made it such a great day.
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Leslie Moss
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #1: 07.11.04 at 09:02 »

You did pretty mean job yourself Simon, on sound. It was the best-balanced sound of any of the *oDs I can recall.
 
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Leslie Moss
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #2: 07.11.04 at 09:04 »

I shall shortly be posting the set-list for the second half. Does anyone have the first-half set list?
 
Huge thanks to Richard and Andy for their enormous contribution.
 
Please use this thread for any reviews, comments or the like regarding yesterday's great event.
 
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Leslie Moss
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #3: 07.11.04 at 14:56 »

Sorry if I inadvertently blocked this thread - it should be open again.
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #4: 07.11.04 at 17:18 »

Hi there!
 
There are some PoD04 photos of Pete and one enthusiastic photographer (you know who you are, Kelly!) here:
 
http://www.circusunlimited.com/features.htm  
 
It was great....I had a ball!
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Leslie Moss
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #5: 07.11.04 at 17:25 »

Thanks for the pictures Julian (incidentally I thought you did a stunning MC - or should that be MotR - job yesterday).
 
Can I suggest that you (and anyone else who has pictures) send them to Steve Birkill so that they can be permanently archived on the website.
 
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Theo Clarke
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #6: 07.11.04 at 17:55 »

From bitter experience I have learnt that listing all the people that I wish to thank by name leads to inappropriate omissions so I would just like to thank everyone who feels that they played some part in affording me such a great day. Essentially, if you were there you can take some praise.
 
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Carole
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #7: 07.11.04 at 19:33 »

Can we add our thanks to Richard, Andy and everyone else who worked hard to make it the success that it was. And also, of course, especially to Pete for not only giving his time but giving us a great set-list, including some requests  Wink
 
Carole, Steve and Alexis
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #8: 07.11.04 at 19:34 »

I'd like to add my twopennyworth in thanking Richard and all those who made PoD such a success. Chrissy & I really enjoyed ourselves - thanks too to Pete for playing all four of our requests!
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Seán Kelly
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #9: 07.11.04 at 20:37 »

Well I too had a great time at PoD 04 - the afternoon and evening seemed to go by in a flash - any chance of a re-run next saturday?...  I'll ring the Woodstock...  
No - okay I know that really it takes months to get one of these things together - but what a great result - and so many thanks to so  many people.
A few favourite moments ;

Our own Master of the Revels JTJ mischievously quoting Pete out of context in the remark about "Rick Wakeman didn't like to take his kit down" (if you weren't there Pete was explaining that Yes booked months in the studio on a 24hr basis to avoid the trouble of Rick W dismantling his keyboard set-up! - whilst we all tried to calculate something aloing the lines of how many albums Pete could have recorded in the meantime!).  In fact JTJ - what a host - you made the whole thing swing along Julian!

Naomi singing Hill of Little Shoes - partly just because I began to see what changes in approach this song could take and still stand up - fantastic - and yes the hair did stand up (back of the neck Julian)

Pete singing a number of songs we didn't know (wait for the set-list - I can't do this from memory) and now I want to hear them again - next *oD perhaps

Midnight - bringing a definitely sexy swagger to the Original Original Honky Tonk Train - now that is an achievement!

A tough tough quiz - I mean you had to name 12 songs that the word King or Kings appeared in whilst simultaneously answering 7 other questions - no extra time - Cary who was collecting answer sheets pulled the paper from under my pen (Hi Cary!).  Actually I'm only whinging because... (fill in yr own answer here).  (but well done on the cars Alan!)

Alan Manton and I sitting on the table nearest the food - which seemed to mean that we ate first and were able to talk to significant numbers of MV's as they snaked past

Me going to sit on the floor to take a picture of Pete at the piano - just as he got up to play the guitar (timing!) and then he stays there for me - Thanks Pete - in fact thanks Pete for the whole performance - I enjoyed it so much.  At one point Pete muttered something abou owing us all a lot - and I said back that it's mutual - and boy is that true!

Richard Bleksley and Pete's tribute to Andy Love song - very funny - and then Mr Love himself on bicycle bell - and though I pointed the camera at him for nearly all the song I still didn't know the lyrics well enough to get a shot of himi ringing it (had to make up afterwards with a very staged one - thanks Andy!  and while I'm here a million thanks to both Richard and Andy and all cohorts for organising this crazy thing - marvellous... and just who bought those odd socks? (if you weren't there you should know that pairs of odd socks were given out, amongst other things, as runners-up prizes for the quiz!)

Pete (again) announcing that yes the songwriting partnership is still on and he expects that, in time, there will be more fruits, and hopefully another album, and in a while another tour, and first there will very likely be a live recording from Australia in the next few months.

and Pete again for all the songs he sang and all he has written.  Call me biased but I rather liked seeing Naomi Hyamson's programme note which listed Atkin as the Composer of the three PA/CJ songs she wrote, whilst James came in brackets afterwards - meaning 'wrote the words' or librettist or some-such - mind you she was a bit liberal in giving both their birth-dates but I guess composers have to put up with that!
 
Okay - I'll shut up - but as you can guess it was a great night out - thanks again all.  Nice picture of me on the floor Julian - ta!  I've sent a few to SJB who will be putting a PoD page together. Bye for now
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #10: 07.11.04 at 20:56 »

Kate and I would just like to record our thanks to all who contributed to a wonderful day; the "creative process at work" only adding to the pleasure.
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #11: 07.11.04 at 21:13 »

24 hours later and still no set list! What's going on over there?  
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #12: 07.11.04 at 21:50 »

Just got back in front of my computer after a 24 hour journey home (pre-planned) and I see that Seán has already made all the clever points that I was going to make.  Perhaps I should just echo every one else and say that it really was a very memorable day.  My thanks to everyone who did their bit to make it all possible.
 
That Bob The Builder's a pretty good singer isn't he?  (for all those who weren't there it's all to do with Pete's current 'day job').
 
Now at last, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Small Faces can all say that they have played the same venue as the legendary Pete Atkin.
 
Thanks for making my 43rd so memorable...
 
Alan.
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #13: 07.11.04 at 22:59 »

Have you ever tried driving through Kingston, at midnight, in the rain, when you don't know where you are, can't remember the road number you want, and your navigator is a 13-year old beating hell out of the dashboard in time to Wristwatch for a Drummer at full volume on the stereo?
Priceless.
Thank you, everyone.
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More Thanks...
« Reply #14: 07.11.04 at 14:10 »

I'd like to add our thanks to Richard for the tremendous amount of work he must have put in, culminating in another very special occasion yesterday.
 
*oDs are always memorable and enjoyable events, and this one was no exception. We had a cracking time as usual, and it was great to meet up with old friends again - and hopefully some new ones. Finding that "Mid-Fi Tomas and Dr. Movie" was me was the (somewhat surprising!) icing on the cake! Wink
 
Many thanks also to Andy, Julian, Cary, Mel, Mike, Simon, Leslie and anyone else who helped make it go so well (hope I haven't forgotten anyone), and of course Pete and the other artists who contributed to this further chapter in MV history.
 
Best Wishes to all
 
Paul & Frankie
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Re: More Thanks...
« Reply #15: 07.11.04 at 14:26 »

Thanks, too from me, to all those who organised the POD04.
 
I tried to post a reply om the other Thanks thread but it seems to be locked for some reason.
 
It was a very convivial evening. Even though I came only for the evening I felt  part of it and enjoyed chatting to Ray and his son.  (Go on Ray, you can post a reply now and stop lurking.
 
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Re: More Thanks...
« Reply #16: 07.11.04 at 19:13 »

on 07.11.04 at 14:26, JohnDrummond wrote:
I tried to post a reply om the other Thanks thread but it seems to be locked for some reason.

 
Sorry, I meant to mention that was why I was forced to start a new "Thanks" thread. If the moderators want to include this thread in the original one now it's been unlocked, then as far as I'm concerned , please go ahead.
 
Paul
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #17: 08.11.04 at 08:08 »

on 07.11.04 at 09:04, Leslie Moss wrote:
I shall shortly be posting the set-list for the second half. Does anyone have the first-half set list?

 
I don't have the first half set list as I didn't take any notes, but if my memory serves me correctly the first set started with Have You Got  A Biro I Can Borrow? (following Pete's "jeu d'ésprit" intro) and the next one was the rarely (if ever?) heard "I Wouldn't Hear A Word Against The Spring". After that my memory becomes a bit vague, but publication of the second half set list would make it easier. Come on Leslie, let's see the list!
 
Cheers
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #18: 08.11.04 at 11:14 »

I'd like to add my own thanks to Richard for taking on the challenge (and delivering so well), to Julian for his excellent management of the proceedings, to Simon for his great sound management and to everyone else involved for making the whole event so enjoyable.
 
In addition to the musical delights of the day it was great to meet again some old acquaintances of years past (as in 30 plus), and to make some new ones.
 
OK, when's the next one?
 
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Re: Thanks for a great oD!
« Reply #19: 08.11.04 at 13:22 »

Just to add my thanks and congratulations to Richard (and Andy and everyone involved) for a superb PoD.  Thoroughly enjoyable day.  It was made all the more enjoyable by Pete's decision to treat us to such a special set .  Highlights for me were the versions of 'Driving Through Mythical America' and 'Secret Drinker' (neither of which I can recall seeing Pete perform before) and the inclusion of the three superbly performed covers.    The latter demonstrated not only Pete's superb interpretive skills but also his consummate good taste - who else would cover songs by Jesse Winchester, Bruce Cockburn and The Crickets?
 
Thanks again
 
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