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(Message started by: BogusTrumper on Today at 14:07)

Title: I am jealous
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 14:07
I have missed all the *ODs, I am jealous, and so, with all due defernece to Martin Luther King, I would like to say:

I am unhappy not to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for music in the history of our nation.

     Half a score years ago, a great Brit, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, started the Pete Atkin website. This momentous event came as a great beacon of hope to hundreds of British fans, who had been seared in the flames of withering lack of Pete. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But some ten years later, Pete is still not famous

     In a sense you have come to the gig to cash a check. When the architects of the great songs wrote the magnificent words, they were signing a promissory note to which every Fan was to fall heir.

     I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and understand  the true meaning of Pete and Clive. We hold these truths to be self-evident that not all songs are created equal.
     
     I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together and listen to Pete and Clive
     .
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of Atkinism.

     I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their CD Library, and how many Atkin Albums it contains.
     
     I have a dream today.
     
     I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious country and western music, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of country songs; that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers and sing “Beautiful Stranger”
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     I have a dream that one day every song shall be exalted, and the glory of the Songs shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
     
     This is my hope. This is the faith that I will stay in America with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.

     With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of modern music into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
     
     And when this happens, when we let Clive and Pete’s words ring, when we let them ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of Pete’s fans, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old classic,

“You'll never hear from me
That your name will live until the sun is cool
You can't expect to be remembered
You wouldn't catch me being such a fool”

     

"Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."



Title: Re: I am jealous
Post by Seán Kelly on Today at 14:39
I made the mistake of reading this (during a quick break of course) at work - bit of a problem though ; giggling uncontrollably at the computer screen  :D

Title: Re: I am jealous
Post by Andy Love on Today at 15:41
Chorus:

Amen.

A


Title: Re: I am jealous
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 21:24
I happen to live near the Field of Dreams in Iowa. And, to paraphrase the movie

Is this Heaven?

No, It is Pete Atkin.




;D

Title: Re: I am jealous
Post by cyyg02 on 29.04.07 at 13:40

on 09/07/06 at 14:07:08, BogusTrumper wrote :
...Half a score years ago, a great Brit, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, started the Pete Atkin website. This momentous event came as a great beacon of hope to hundreds of British fans, who had been seared in the flames of withering lack of Pete. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

...


LOL, but I like it...



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