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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2009 12:27:41 BDT
Toffeeman says:
I wasn't going to post this (for fear of being an idiot) but I've paid £90 for a Ry Cooder/Nick Lowe concert. Mad? Perhaps. But it will possibly be the last time I get to see him, and almost certainly the only chance with Nick Lowe.

Each to his own I guess.....

Posted on 3 Jul 2009 16:09:20 BDT
W. Pollock says:
Exactly Toffeeman, for that price it has got to be something really special to you. What means a lot to you, is likely to mean very little to others, who will call you a nutter, but what do they know? My initial reaction to the question was to say no concert is worth that, especially when I can see a show, almost as good for a fraction of the price. Then I came up with the Genesis reunion, and had to admit, I would be more than tempted.

No wonder the touts rub their hands with glee when the major artists go on tour, it is like taking candy from a baby!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2009 16:27:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jul 2009 16:28:34 BDT
Toffeeman says:
Exactly. I wouldn't go to an Oasis gig, even if someone offered me payment, but for a few artists, I'd cough up almost anything (as you can see).

And when you get a bonus (like shaking hands, and saying hello, with Walter Becker before the show on Wednesday) then it all becomes worth while.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2009 17:19:39 BDT
hypergod says:
WP, I meant those buying from touts. If only people would stick together (I realise this will NEVER happen!) and not do it , touts would die out, therefore they wouldn't be buying up all the tickets, therefore (I wish I had that little three dot sign on my keyboard) there'd be loads more tickets available at source in the first place!
TM, Nick Lowe, great call! Saw him live as part of 'Rockpile' (have the album [vinyl] with the free 'Nick and Dave play the songs of the Everley Brothers' EP on the front cover), never got round to seeing him live solo, though I have quite a few of his albums/CDs (10>). And I wouldn't pay that kind of money for ANYBODY!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2009 18:11:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jul 2009 18:12:11 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Hi Hg, how are you... me ol' mate? I'm hoping you are fine and this oppressive heat hasn't played merry hell with your 'pet' dog. I'm doing ok-ish spent a week locked-in due to suspected (but unsubstantiated) swine flu. They came to my house in bio-hazard suits (unbelievable) and swabbed me, nose and throat, told me I would be 'informed' of my condition within 48 hours and then I never heard a thing....typical. My doctor said that as they changed the parameters ie: from swabbing to diagnosis by sight/symptoms only I may have been caught in the cross-over and might never know now!
Anyway I hope I had it, before it develops into something really nasty, if what I had was indeed swine flu it is not that bad but they are terrified that it could mutate and revert back to animals and destroy the food chain. Thats what the fuss is really all about.
Anyway, never a dull moment, what is that Chinese proverb.....something about the gods giving bad people an interesting life!!!
Talk soon
Cheers mate

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2009 17:47:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2009 17:50:20 BDT
hypergod says:
Truly lovely to hear from you MC, I've left little notes on various threads for you but I'm never sure if you see them or not (obviously) and whether you check back through a thread to where it was when you last read it (like I do!). If you do you'll have seen the best wishes to you and Mrs MC earlier on this noticeboard. Sorry to hear about the 'flu', it must have seemed like something out of 'The Prisoner' when the bio-suits appeared! Last thing you need huh, being shut up ill again?! The Snake (which is what I'm now calling the black dog since it's a much more accurate synonym [after all, depression doesn't leap out and bite you, it sneaks up slowly and crushes the life out of you and poisons your mind!]) has been pretty quiet of late, thanks for asking. I'm sure the bright, sunny days have a lot to do with that, though I must say I can't stand the heat! I'm even talking about seeing TM when he comes down to my area in August, Grey is coming too if he isn't on his hols. Also talk of a mass p!ss-up with Schiz which I thought you might like to attend, though where we could have it (pubs being somewhat too expensive for my purse) is a bit of a problem. Check SR's 'Folk' thread for more 'info'! See you soon, buddy.

Posted on 5 Jul 2009 10:27:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jul 2009 11:05:37 BDT
S.R.J says:
couldn't think where to put this, didn't think it merited its' own thread, so... Anyway attended a festival in a village down the road (Kirkburton) yesterday- small, laid back, you got stoned if you insisted on breathing, great music from young kids trying be rock stars through to amazing dobro players, small field tucked away at the bottom of a glen, totally chilled. Fillled cool box with cider, the girlfriend eldest lad and I had one of the nicest days of the summer so far. Restored my faith in fests, and how much did this oasis of music cost us-nowt, 'twere free! Why aren't more festivals like this, (no more than 500 poeple there) -maybe they are, if so would love to know where.
nb-duplicated on 'what puts a smile.....'

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2009 16:04:05 BDT
Toffeeman says:

Looking forward to the RC/NL gig on Monday. I'm not expecting much Rockpile style stuff, more Softpile but, with Mr Cooder in attendance it's never going to anything less than excellent/

Posted on 5 Jul 2009 16:16:51 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Attention one and all - I have left an idea for a shin-dig over on the folk thread, input please.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2009 19:24:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jul 2009 19:26:47 BDT
NO WAY! Alcoholic poisoning in a wet muddy field? Reading 1983 and Knebworth 1985 were bad enough...never again. Pleasent pub, nice selection of beers and a cute barmaid? More like it!
edit - this doesn't have to be expensive and I'll gladly stand hyper a few drinks.

Posted on 5 Jul 2009 20:04:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jul 2009 20:05:24 BDT
Sparky says:
Anyone else think Roger Federer looks like a wholesome (younger) version of Morrissey. His wife looks a bit miserable too.

Posted on 5 Jul 2009 22:06:46 BDT
Sparky says:
Nah - forget it, his nose is all wrong !

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2009 20:48:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jul 2009 20:49:35 BDT
hypergod says:
Schiz, that is SO nice of you! I actually 'phoned down to my wife (we've got those 'intercom' 'phones) and told her that there were still some good people in the world. Bless you. Hopefully it won't come to that though, I expect we'll work out a way to do it that'll suit everyone's pockets. So far we've got campsite; B and B, MC's mate on the Isle of White; Caravans; Holiday cottage or Butlitz (or similar). Keep checking the 'Folk' thread for more info. And thanks once again for your generosity.

Posted on 9 Jul 2009 10:29:47 BDT
hypergod says:
ATTENTION!!! Mr Greysuit, sir! TM says he's probably ("almost certainly") coming down for the 10th/11th of August, so we'd be meeting up on the 11th, a Tuesday I believe (yes it is, I just checked), so if you're not on your hols, which I seem to recall were a bit later in the month (though I could well be wrong), we'd be very happy for you to join us in a friendly drink. RSVP.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2009 10:37:54 BDT
Toffeeman says:
Attention? Be careful how you use that word for us ex-military types. Grey may be left standing rigidly still for the rest of his life. A quick "at ease" should resolve the situation.

Anyway. Just checked your location and it seems that I know the area. (Remember cycling from Dunster on Grandad's bike once - probably not the adventure it seemed like at the time.)

Is there anyway that we can take this "off-line" (Colette and RNRA seem to have managed it!)? I don't have a problem sharing e-mail addresses just don't want it on this forum.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2009 14:09:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jul 2009 15:06:14 BDT
hypergod says:
Just wanted to say "thank you!" to those of you who said such nice things about myself and SR over on the '... waste of newstime' thread. And WP, on the 'plagiarism' thread, 'outwith'... what a lovely word!
MK, sorry to hear about this absolutely dreadful flu you're suffering with. I can only hope, along, I'm sure, with everyone else, that it buggers off ASAP!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2009 18:46:05 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
Cheers Hyper, rang in to work this morning and was told catagorically not to set foot in the place until its cleared.
Oh well another week at home, it'll be holidays soon, gotta be fit for that.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2009 19:40:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jul 2009 19:40:34 BDT
Is it of the 'swine' variety Mark?

Posted on 11 Jul 2009 10:40:46 BDT
S.R.J says:
Hyper-dItto mate, its kinda weird getting so obviously and deliberately misunderstood, I really do feel it would be an absolute pleasure to meet some of you lads and lasses one day.....? And Mark-take it easy old chap,can I suggest sOME nice realxing Folk....

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2009 12:12:23 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
Hi chaps: I think it is Schiz, fitting I suppose as the guvnor reckons I'm a male chauvenist pig, my neighbours daughter came over from South Africa at the beginning of june, she was ill when she arrived so I can only assume she's passed it on. Can't deny its nice to have a break from work, trouble is it gets a tad boring when you can't do anything. No chance of getting to the Lau concert and Tull's out of the question as I've got to collect the guvnor and her sister from Skeggy on that day, so I'm told.
I've had a few of these fluey viruses over the years but never anything like this, going into the fourth week and still feeling rough, anyway thanks for your thoughts the good thing is that the fuss over the beast appears to be dying off.

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Posted on 11 Jul 2009 14:39:24 BDT
Toffeeman says:
Sorry Hg missed it. Try again?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2009 14:40:31 BDT
hypergod says:

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Toffeeman says:

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Last edited by the author on 11 Jul 2009 14:49:01 BDT
hypergod says:
Did you get it this time TM?
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