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 1   Pete Atkin / Words / Clive James recalls..  07.05.19 at 21:18 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
..... Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra
 

 
It's more fun than worrying about Brexit
 
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Caesarís dead, Cleopatraís dead, Joan of Arc is dead, and Iím not feeling too well myself. So, or a bit like that, goes Mark Twainís most famous joke, and Iím bound to say itís looking slightly less funny now that I have to dictate this article through a straw. My recent operation was successful in the sense that my head is still on my shoulders, but the way my head and shoulders join up is subject to review. Should there be nuts and bolts ŗ la Frankensteinís monster, or would it be easier to just reshuffle the pieces at random each morning, like one of those multi-unit Henry Moore statues where the head lies around looking at the body from a distance?
 
I wish I could say that I cared a lot either way about Brexit, but the truth is that by this stage the things I care about seem mostly to be in the past.....
 

 
read on
 
Kevin Cryan
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 2   Pete Atkin / Members / Re: New members  06.05.19 at 00:17 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Carole
Welcome, Ian  - good to have you on board! That was a great message. Please don't shut up, we need more like that on the Forum!
 
Carole
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 3   Pete Atkin / News / Re: Eyemouth gig resumed  03.05.19 at 13:46 
Started by Phil Smith | Newest post by Phil Smith
Just to keep people informed, the Hippodrome proprietors have told me a few advance tickets have already been sold for the 29th June gig. In their experience, this is quite unusual for an event still two months away....
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 4   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Alstonefield 23 March  26.04.19 at 13:11 
Started by Rob Spence | Newest post by Chris H
Thanks for all involved for organising this - it was an exceptionally good evening and Pete played a few real rarities - I don't remember hearing the song about the Traveling Salesman before.
Good weather had also been organised for the weekend, which was a bonus as the scenery was at its best.
Many thanks to Pete and also to Anna Ryder for an excellent opening set.
Best regards, ChrisH
 
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 5   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The Pheasantry - 1st June 2019  26.04.19 at 13:03 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by Chris H
I'm a "little" older Smiley but also have my ticket and am looking forward to it. Always a good atmosphere there and the sound is good too.
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 6   Pete Atkin / News / Re: BBC Radio 3 - noon, Sunday 14 April 2019  23.04.19 at 20:59 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by Phil Smith
Reminded me of yet another superb setting by Pete of a Clive lyric. And Mr Kneebone's other musical choices weren't half bad either!!
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 7   Pete Atkin / Members / Re: Richard Moxham  21.04.19 at 21:51 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
I'm reminded of Richard's post to the newly-minted "MV-as-Web-Forum" in 2005, during the UK tour with Clive. In reply to a comment (re Girl On The Train) in the "2005 tour set lists" thread:
 
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On the other hand, "mouth" and "Earth" slipped through the net...

Richard wrote:
 
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Way back there in my Clivolatrous period, I used to assume that the bathetic rhyme was an ironic device for puncturing the pretension in the very act of publishing it.  In vaguely similar vein, it occurred to me to wonder whether "to even..." might not be a stitch deliberately dropped for finer eyes to fault.  I still think both are possibilities, though the first perhaps rather more likely than the second.

Now there's a couple of acute observations of (possibly) Clive's mischievous skill that I rather suspect no-one else had spotted -- I certainly hadn't. I don't recall whether Clive ever denied either.
 
Steve
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 8   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: Eastbourne Folk Club, The Lamb - 3rd April 2019  11.04.19 at 06:49 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by Carole
Hi Jan & Pete
 
I did think that, had things been otherwise either Gerry or John might have been at Eastbourne. I had forgotten though that Andy had managed to get his car locked in the multistorey, many moons ago!!
 
How nice if it had been Andy with his bell this time. I wonder if it was .....
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 9   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The Jericho Club, Oxford - 13 March 2019  23.03.19 at 18:43 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by SeŠn Kelly
Many (belated) thanks for this Steve!
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 10   Pete Atkin / Shrinks / Re: The Shrinks, The Eldon House, March 24th  15.03.19 at 11:53 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Pete Atkin
Yes, Steve, I'm planning on being there OK.  Ah, the showbiz life.
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