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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:40 pm
by Ian A.
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Hi Nigel, welcome back.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:42 pm
by Nigel w
Thank you, Ian, that's kind of you. Our genial host asked me earlier this week - and then I couldn't resist showing off when I knew the answer to the quiz, so that clinched it !

ps also got a new book to promote. See Rough Guide To The Best Music You've Never Heard thread under the Books heading elsewhere on this site. As shameless as Jeffrey Archer , I know. Not as rich, true. But then I've never been to prison. Yet.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:24 pm
by Des
Oh God. more tiresome self-promotion from the 'professionals' as befits this forum. Yawn.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:50 pm
by Nigel w
I thought those crap LP covers you found were quite funny, Des. Shame you couldn't leave it there, eh?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:44 am
by Ian M
Yes, that Charlie, endlessly plugging his radio shows and CDs, blooming disgrace. I myself will be promoting my new book, "Now That's What I Call A Chip on My Shoulder", the best of recent world music writing, compiled from a well known forum renowned for its ideological arguments, which takes its inspiration from the ancient People's Front of Judea. Chapter One: 'Professionals? Huh, what have they ever done for us?'

Welcome back, Nigel, to the circus maximus.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:06 am
by Charlie
Winged Eel Bowring wrote:Oh God. more tiresome self-promotion from the 'professionals' as befits this forum. Yawn.

Hey Des, I have been glad to stand by your shoulder and defend you against the snipers, but that last thing I can defend is you sniping against others without provocation.

I still treasure our brief encounter in a tent at WOMAD (let others think what they will of this comment) but am also glad that this forum attracts contributions from professionals.

As has been noted before, there are some who have moved from one status to the other as a direct result of their forum contributions (in one case, almost making the transition in the wrong direction, losing a valuable job due to indiscreet remarks here).

All are welcome here, regardless of how they make their living or whether they make any living at all.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:42 pm
by Dayna
I admire the professionals here & appreciate them. I wish I could do what they do.

I've seen books at the store by both Nigel and Garth.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:41 pm
by Jonathan E.
After sleeping on for the night, I'm sure the Winged One was just making an ironic little joke, perhaps a bit high-flying, an Icarus-type joke — but nonetheless a joke, as I suggest in the topic. How could it be otherwise?

But it's lonely down there!

But let me repeat, I relish the contributions of all this forum, musical, non-musical, professional, amateur, or inspired lunacy. Long may diversity reign!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:59 pm
by Gordon Moore
Winged Eel Bowring wrote:? a joke or not ?

Des!? I too have to say mon ami, that that was uncalled for. It came over rather harsh, even if it was meant as a joke.

I'm glad Nigel is back, and I'm also glad you are back, and I even enjoyed Garth's Istanbul experience, and Howard is still talking to me, though I'm debating whether to buy his book (am I in it?). As for Nigel's book, I've still hardly started his blues book. As for my book it remains an unmitigated disaster as far as sales go -

self promotion, go for it, no one else will.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:53 pm
by judith
I do, Gordon. I tell people about your book. I think it is astounding. I could understand concepts I'd never gotten before. It just isn't out there yet. Which, you are right, means you've got to keep promoting it even though times are financially shaky to say the least.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:36 pm
by joel
Charlie wrote:I still treasure our brief encounter in a tent at WOMAD