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 1   Pete Atkin / Members / Re: Just performed a tribute to CJ&PA  21.10.19 at 23:55 
Started by Jaikman | Newest post by S J Birkill
Events familiar to most of us who've attempted to play Pete's songs, either to ourselves or to a confused audience, I'm sure. Now, wouldn't we all just love to see a video of you performing this? Come on John, we know you're dying to do it!
 
Of course, for 'Errant Knight' you'll need the costume, and props...  - View this on YouTube - Steve
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 2   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Pheasantry Special coming up  11.10.19 at 03:20 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
As part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of their Kings Road establishment (The Pheasantry), Pizza Express will be hosting four nights of special concerts, each featuring a selection of the venue's favourite artists. Of most interest here is the show on Wednesday, November 13th, when Pete Atkin will share the evening with two other acts, singer Sarah Moule (Mrs Simon Wallace), and comedy musical duo Kit & McConnel. Simon will be on hand to provide piano accompaniment to Pete's and Sarah's songs.
 
The £35 ticket includes entry to the pre-show drinks reception on the first floor of The Pheasantry from 6pm. "Dress to impress", they say.
 
Booking is currently open here.
 
Steve
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 3   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The Pheasantry - Setlist  09.10.19 at 09:18 
Started by Pete Atkin | Newest post by S J Birkill
Thanks are due to Richard and Pete for helping me out with this. All songs featured Pete on vocal and guitar and Simon Wallace on piano, except where indicated:
 
Time To Burn
History And Geography
Between Us There Is Nothing (no gtr)
Have You Got A Biro I Can Borrow?
Canoe (no gtr)
The Double Agent
Thief In The Night
Tenderfoot (P on pno)
Screen-Freak
Girl On The Train
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Sunlight Gate
Beware Of The Beautiful Stranger
Tonight Your Love Is Over
Secret Drinker (no gtr)
My Egoist
Get It Out Of Your Head
The Colours Of The Night
Touch Has A Memory (no gtr)
Thirty Year Man (no gtr)
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Laughing Boy
 
- Steve
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 4   Pete Atkin / News / Re: Archiving the website clivejames.com  09.10.19 at 08:37 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
As you'll have noticed, Rob, Dawn's new site has (so far) only a small fraction of the original site's content. But the archive concept isn't dead -- watch this space (or that) !
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 5   Pete Atkin / Words / Re: Prospect - Clive James on Philip Larkin  05.10.19 at 15:09 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
& in The Guardian
 
Clive James: ‘The most overrated books almost all emerged from a single genre – magic realism’
 
The author, critic and poet on reading Biggles as a child and his admiration for Philip Larkin
 

Clive James: “I can still quote whole scenes from Lucky Jim.’ Photograph: Alicia Canter/The Guardian
 
Quote:
The book I am currently reading
 
Mostly at this stage I am rereading myself, and finding something marvellous on every page. I’ve just received the advance copies of my new book about Philip Larkin, called Somewhere Becoming Rain. Holding it up to be observed at various angles, I gloat audibly. On a less self-involved note, I’ve just read Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine. Her clarity reminds me of Olivia Manning.
 
The book that changed my life
 
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis. I can still quote whole scenes from it. I read it in my early 20s, still a bit young to have fully understood that a book can be simultaneously entertaining and serious. Abruptly I realised that it could be a possible aim, for a writer, to raise a serious point and a laugh along with it.
 
The book I wish I’d written
 
I won’t say that I wish I’d written Larkin’s poems because I remain endlessly glad that he did.
 
....................

 
read on...
 
Kevin Cryan
 

 
amazon.co.uk
 
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 6   Pete Atkin / Music / Canoe video  24.09.19 at 20:11 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
Thought it about time "Canoe" had a video:
 

 
View it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/3-4DmylkLrc
 
Steve
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 7   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Daniel Johnston RIP  15.09.19 at 12:45 
Started by fueryhk | Newest post by fueryhk
A troubled man and very acquired taste vocally, but boy could DJ write songs - as anyone who's listened to the covers album on 2004's Late Great Daniel Johston will testify.
 
Any other fans here?
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 8   Pete Atkin / Members / Re: New members  15.09.19 at 12:38 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by fueryhk
More of an old member returning to the fold than a new member, but glad to be back and delighed to see familiar names like Colin Boag and Ian Chippett from the board's original incarnation as a first generation chat board in late 97/early 98.  
 
Since I was last here, I've left Vietnam, been back to Hong Kong, had a disastrous stint in Dubai and went back to HK again. After getting laid off after I broke my ankle, I set up a reasonably sucessful freelance writing consultancy and eventually moved to Roscommon in Ireland just over six years ago.  
 
If anyone is really that interested in my wanderings, they might be interested in the book I self-published, Good Morning, Mr. Sh*ttybottom, and have just revised and republished on Amazon Kindle.  
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Good+Morning%2C+Mr.+Sh*ttybottom&ref=nb_sb_noss
 
Did send gratis copies to Pete and Clive in the hope they might have had a wonky table leg or two under which said tome might find a useful home. Books went out to Pete c/o Hillside a couple of weeks back but not sure if they got there.  
 
While the book sold hardly any copies - no indication of quality as every fan of PA/CJ knows - did end up getting banned in 16 countries across the Middle East.  
 
Still trying to spread the word in rural ireland!  
 
John F
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 9   Not Pete Atkin / Off-topic / Clive James on Parkinson (March 26, 1980)  13.09.19 at 19:55 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Chortle
10 Sep 2019
 
BBC releases some historic comedy moments
 
Quote:
The BBC is making hundreds of clips from its archive available to watch on a new website.
 
More than 1,700 videos have been published including clips from the likes of Parkinson, Doctor Who, Blue Peter, Morecambe & Wise......

 
Included is clip from Parkinson with Clive James and Steve Martin
 
Kevin Cryan
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 10   Pete Atkin / Words / Re: Prospect - Clive James signs off..  09.08.19 at 19:28 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
Well, not completely......
 
The Floral Clock
 
A new poem by Clive James.
 
Quote:
The winter bowed out through a luke-warm week
And now the deal is sealed with this spring snow,
Cold only in the way fluff cloaked the creek
In that Kentucky canyon years ago:
A lavish swansdown stole, but there below
Melt-water burbled while guitars rang clean
As banjos, sugar-sweet or fighting mean.
 
It must be thirty years since I was there,

................

 
read on
 
Kevin Cryan
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