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Seán Kelly
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #20: 31.05.09 at 11:14 »
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I will certainly attest - it was a marvellous venue - a perfect little theatre- a great performance from Pete - and an audience of friends/friendly people; miss it if you really have to - but certainly not otherwise [sorry it won't work as an advertising slogan Carole!]
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #21: 31.05.09 at 12:03 »
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on 31.05.09 at 11:14, Seán Kelly wrote:
miss it if you really have to - but certainly not otherwise [sorry it won't work as an advertising slogan Carole!]

 
It started out with such promise too! Smiley
 
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #22: 10.06.09 at 19:31 »
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Well, I'm certainly looking forward to it already (again).  The thing is, I always have this dilemma playing for an audience of (perhaps almost) exclusively MVs:  what should I do?  What do they (i.e. you) want to hear?  Old stuff?  New stuff?  Familiar stuff? Unfamiliar stuff?  Etc., etc.   It may be, of course, that once everyone's dearest wishes are collated and reconciled, the resulting setlist may well look pretty much exactly like the one I'd probably have come up with anyway. But I'd hate to think that a whole bunch of dearest but unexpressed wishes might go unnecessarily unfulfilled.  As some of you know, at previous *oDs I've instigated several different ideas for incorporating MV requests.  Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might go about it this time?
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #23: 10.06.09 at 23:38 »
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on 10.06.09 at 19:31, Pete Atkin wrote:
As some of you know, at previous *oDs I've instigated several different ideas for incorporating MV requests.  Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might go about it this time?

 
Just play everything?  Might take a while, but I'm sure Kenwood Hall can do a breakfast sclonch for afterwards.....
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #24: 11.06.09 at 09:31 »
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I'd certainly like to put in a bid to hear some of the very recent, so-far-unrecorded songs - some of them, like 'Here We Stay', have already begun to themselves in my consciousness, but I'd welcome the chance to become even more familiar with them.  Beyond that, I suppose my preference would be to hear some of the songs that Pete less frequently performs live - perhaps  'An Array of Passionate Lovers' or 'All the Dead...' given recent discussions of them on here.  
 
Finally - and I might be alone in this - I'd quite like to hear Pete do one or two of the covers he's been doing with Sarah Moule (particularly since I'd hoped to make the Newbury gig but couldn't in the end).  I've always thought that Pete is a terrific interpreter of songs - possibly not surprising as he's spent the majority of his musical career inhabiting someone else's lyrics.  I note that the Bright Lights set list included the Dan's 'Razor Boy' - I loved Pete's performance of that song at one of the Monyash performances a few years ago, and wouldn't at all mind hearing it again.
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #25: 11.06.09 at 10:19 »
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There was an interesting debate on 'Here We Stay' after the last Lantern gig.  
 
If I'm not mistaken, Pete played two versions,  anthemic and more reflective. I absolutely loved the anthemic version, maybe because Pete doesn't do many of that type, so I'll certainly add another vote to Mike's suggestion. But I did like the gentler version too....there's nothing for it, you'll have to play them both - again, please Pete.  
 
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #26: 11.06.09 at 21:15 »
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I remember being at a Richard Thompson gig a few years ago when people were constantly calling out for their favourites. Then someone called out "Just play what you like, Richard!", which seemed to appeal to RT. I'd favour this approach for the Lantern (as long as I can have a quiet word beforehand, obviously...)
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #27: 12.06.09 at 09:50 »
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For absent friends (unless something miraculous happens,) "A Man Who's Been Around" would be appreciated as a not-too-often played number.
 
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #28: 12.06.09 at 15:02 »
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Could I put in a word, as a new bug at MV, for the lightest sprinkling of old favourites? Girl on the Train, possibly, Perfect Moments?
Looking forward to the Lantern immensely.
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #29: 12.06.09 at 20:54 »
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I always like hearing those new (brand-new / new to us)  Atkin/James songs - hot off the press - so you can go home saying "Jeez they've still got it you know!"  (like we thought they hadn't  Smiley )
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #30: 14.06.09 at 11:17 »
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It's kind of hard to narrow down songs to request so I can see a certain kind of logic in the person who suggested all of them, but I will have stab. For me, good to hear would include:
 
Prince of Aquitaine
Sunlight gate
Tenderfoot
I see the joker
Rider to the worlds End
 
Plus a Steely Dan number as well!!
 
All the best
 
Alan-Where have they all gone(the years that is)
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #31: 15.06.09 at 12:51 »
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Steely Dan, ehh? How about segueing 'A King at Nightfall' with 'Kings' from 'Can't Buy a Thrill' ("We've seen the last of Good King Richard...")?
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #32: 15.06.09 at 18:07 »
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I'd like to see a song dedicated to our sadly-missed former Changers guitarist Paul Gunningham. Maybe "I see the Joker" or "Rainwheels", two of the Changers' few in-tune numbers.  Not sure if "Combined Harvester" would meet the bill but I also leave it as a thought.
 
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #33: 16.06.09 at 17:49 »
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Perhaps that's one to sing ourselves Leslie - nice thought though!
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #34: 17.06.09 at 08:32 »
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How about Nothing Left To Say ?
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #35: 17.06.09 at 13:10 »
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I would love to hear Pete's "slow" version of Canoe; it just makes my day - and my wife's!   But, what the heck, we'll enjoy whatever is offered!
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #36: 17.06.09 at 13:10 »
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Just posted the following to the Sheffield post-show reception thread, but it's also relevant here:
 
Sorry to have left it so late to update this thread, but places all went in a rush! The reception list is now closed as I have the maximum number (40) that the room can hold.  
 
I'm quite happy to start a waiting list if anyone wishes. It seems unlikely that places will become available, but you never know.  
 
If in the next week (and it really would need to be no longer than that) I got at least another 10 Lantern bookings by people who also wanted to attend the Kenwood Hall afterwards, I would be prepared to see if there was a larger room available. I've no idea yet if there would be. So if you've been hanging back but might like to attend both events, you need to act now. There are still plenty of tickets left for The Lantern, we are just over half full.
 
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Reminders: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #37: 19.07.09 at 11:57 »
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A couple of reminders:
 
There are 30 tickets left for this amazing event, so still time to book yours if you haven't done so already. A look back through this thread will explain how to book - send me an 'Instant Message' (IM) through the forum or email me at first name@last name[dot]com
 
The second reminder is to the people who have asked me how to get tickets, and then gone quiet. I will always send a message via your chosen route (IM or email if you've given your email address) to say that your cheque has been received. If you haven't heard from me, I've received nowt!
 
C'mon now, let's get the place sold out!
 
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ThOD: A note about 'Instant Messages'
« Reply #38: 19.07.09 at 12:09 »
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Just for the novices (at the risk of boring everyone else) :
 
The Forum's 'IMs' are not to be confused with the services offered by ICQ, MSN, AOL and the rest: they are not a 'chat' line; please don't expect a reply to pop up while you wait. Rather they work like email, but entirely within MV.
 
If you have messaged me via this route, I will reply as soon as humanly possible -- often within the hour, usually within the day. But you do need to log in to the Forum to check for messages. Unless you are logged in you'll not see the line at the top of the window which says "Hello (your name), you have 1 new message". So you might think I haven't replied, blame the system, or even give up altogether.
 
Please log in now to check whether you have any IMs waiting!
 
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Re: ThOD revisited: 19th September 2009
« Reply #39: 22.07.09 at 16:57 »
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Hi Carole, I came across the site today via a google search on Pete and Clive James - what a great result.
 
I was delighted to  read about the Pete Atkin concert in Sheffield on September 19th. When I looked at the number of hits on the page and considered the 84 seats in the theatre I wondered if I was already to late to get 2 tickets.
 
Please advise if tickets are still available and I will be pleased to send in a cheque.
 
I saw Pete perform at Watford Technical College in about 1974/5. His songs and lyrics are timeless, my son has heard some of the lyrics, I would now like him to surprise with words and music together performed as only Pete can do.
 
Many Thanks,
 
Ed O'Connell.
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