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Feel a Charlie this weekend? What the Dickens....happy double centenary! Nominations!


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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 23:45:14 BDT
Spacepig says:
Nah, thanks for the offer Al, but I am happy with the one I have. Quite sure no one else will be but never mind, I am well used to that. Can't remember ever seeing Mowgli nominated anywhere here before, is that because they are pure rubbish, or has no one ever heard of them?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 23:46:23 BDT
RedAlFire says:
We've all heard of Mowgli Spacepig....Jungle Book wasn't it? ;-)

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 23:46:44 BDT
Lez Lee says:
While I enjoy the TV adaptations (Bleak House was superb) I only actually enjoyed reading Tale of Two Cities. I just can't take all the silly names - it's like listening to Gilbert & Sullivan, something I never do voluntarily.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 23:53:13 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Chuzzlewit...silly? Gad madam, you'll be maligning young Pecksniff next! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 23:55:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2012 23:55:33 BDT
Spacepig says:
Dumbo I think Al, all the same really.

And whatever you do LL, don't let Dickens hear you say his characters have silly names. He spent weeks agonising over every single one of those, he aint gonna like you calling them silly after all the effort he put into them.

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 00:00:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2012 00:05:54 BDT
Mondo Ray says:
After KJS:

Great Expectations - The Gaslight Anthem
What i go to school for - Busted
Night Walk - Duke Ellington
Hard Times - James Taylor
Miss Havisham - Piney Gir
Pick A Pocket - Ron Moody
The Protagonist- Dead Can Dance
Silent Night - Mohr/Gruber
(Get a) Grip (On Your Self) - Stranglers
London To Paris - Mowgli
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Hard Times - Patrick Wolf
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
Our Mutual Friend - The Divine Comedy
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits

Mrs B was a rag and bone vendor in Dombey And Son, mother of Alice.

http://youtu.be/lv8k0VI9tBc

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 00:08:55 BDT
Mondo Ray says:
Point of interest, "What the dickens..." is a Shakespearean phrase, can't remember if it's Merry Wives Of Windsor or Midsummer Night's Dream.

...or something else :-)

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 00:15:38 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Merry Wives, Mondo. At last something I could look up in a book!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 00:16:14 BDT
Spacepig says:
Dickens is a euphemism for "devil". From Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor",(Act III, Scene II).
"I cannot tell what the dickens his name is".

All things Wiki!!!!

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 00:19:45 BDT
Mondo Ray says:
Ah, yes; Wiki. Should've gone to Brainsavers! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 09:47:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2012 09:47:59 BDT
Brass Neck says:
New Zealand reggae anyone?

Great Expectations - The Gaslight Anthem
What i go to school for - Busted
Night Walk - Duke Ellington
Hard Times - James Taylor
Miss Havisham - Piney Gir
Pick A Pocket - Ron Moody
The Protagonist- Dead Can Dance
Silent Night - Mohr/Gruber
(Get a) Grip (On Your Self) - Stranglers
London To Paris - Mowgli
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Hard Times - Patrick Wolf
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
Our Mutual Friend - The Divine Comedy
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
Pippy Pip - Black Seeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTqIHu5-RAk&feature=related

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 10:35:32 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Oooh dear...it makes me haka!

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 10:56:38 BDT
I am with Lez re: Dickens. TV adaptations, especially those done by Andrew Davies, are generally excellent but I find reading the originals a real struggle. If I want something to curl up with on a cold night in front of a warm fire with a glass of malt, then I would much rather it was a Trollope than a Dickens!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 18:31:28 BDT
second that emotion, philip, some of my best friends have been trollopes. was severely tempted to nominate something by artful dodger, but pretty sure e.g. "re rewind" would score nul points on this here forum ; "movin' too fast" is prob. better anyway i.m.o. good thread, mondo, quite like dickens too, & i also used to live in kent where much of his stuff is set.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 18:36:58 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Hi GAID. Afraid you would have been asked to nom again, it's the song that needs to link to Dickens...not the artist. I too was a kentish man for many years before uprooting to Portugal.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 18:50:03 BDT
sorry, al, did u disservice by thanking mondo for thread ; now see 'twas u. used to live in canterbury (good music scene) before decamping here to south of france. was on hols in miramar, just south of porto few years back - great country.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 19:01:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jun 2012 20:42:47 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Wasn't too shabby a scene around Medway Towns and NW Kent areas either. For my sins lived in and around Gravesend, (well someone had to!) so very privy to Dickens areas (even visited Broadstairs often too) Thanks for the comments on the thread - it is most appreciated.;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 20:41:21 BDT
Mondo Ray says:
Isn't the Medway that which divides the Men Of Kent from Kentish Men?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 20:50:21 BDT
RedAlFire says:
It does Mondo...I believe it is Men Of Kent to the East and Kentish Men to the West...which made me a KM and GAID aMOK! ;-)

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 20:54:44 BDT
Lez Lee says:
What about the women? ;-)

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:00:05 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Out hop-picking Lez.....;-)

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:25:17 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Aha! I remember now. The Medway is assumed to be the division between KM and MOK, but there are records that claim the true boundary to be a little East at Rainham Mark (my grandfather was a committee member at the Rainham Mark Social Club and told me of this quite a few years ago).

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:32:13 BDT
Porpoise says:
After Brass Neeck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHVDqWxOIY

Great Expectations - The Gaslight Anthem
What i go to school for - Busted
Night Walk - Duke Ellington
Hard Times - James Taylor
Miss Havisham - Piney Gir
Pick A Pocket - Ron Moody
The Protagonist- Dead Can Dance
Silent Night - Mohr/Gruber
(Get a) Grip (On Your Self) - Stranglers
London To Paris - Mowgli
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Hard Times - Patrick Wolf
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
Our Mutual Friend - The Divine Comedy
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
Pippy Pip - Black Seeds
Miss Clare Remembers - Enya

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:38:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2012 23:42:08 BDT
RedAlFire says:
After porpoise

Great Expectations - The Gaslight Anthem
What i go to school for - Busted
Night Walk - Duke Ellington
Hard Times - James Taylor
Miss Havisham - Piney Gir
Pick A Pocket - Ron Moody
The Protagonist- Dead Can Dance
Silent Night - Mohr/Gruber
(Get a) Grip (On Your Self) - Stranglers
London To Paris - Mowgli
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Hard Times - Patrick Wolf
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
Our Mutual Friend - The Divine Comedy
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
Pippy Pip - Black Seeds
Miss Clare Remembers - Enya
A Tale Of Two Cities - The Brakes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CoNh4lVEZ8&feature=youtu.be

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:39:36 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Bleak House I presume Porpoise?
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