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No Reason 27

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:18 pm
by NormanD
"We gotcha
You thought you got away from us, didn't ya? Hah!"

"Norman & Gary are back in town and head from St Louis, Missouri to Walton On Thames via Buenos Aries and Bamako"


It's our end of year roundup, with our special guest Dax Rossetti choosing his sublime momentous song.

No Reason podcast 27: now online http://noreason.podomatic.com/

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Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:36 am
by Gordon Neill
Very excellent, and nice that you guys are back for no reason. Two tracks did it for me. I thought I was the only living boy on the planet that liked 'Viene De Mi' by La Yegros, one of my lucky stumbles of 2013. But now I don't feel so alone. Maxine Sullivan and 'If I had a Ribbon Bow' were both new to me, but all the fresher for it.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:52 am
by judith
What a great holiday surprise to find on my laptop when I came home this evening -- an EPISODE! Thank you, Clarence.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:51 am
by DavidM
There really is a Santa Claus ....or two !

Christmas comes early this year - we have been good.

Ho ho ho ... don't ya wanna know ?

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:57 am
by Alan Balfour
Good to hear the dynamic duo back on the air waves. Don't leave it so long next time.

George Formby rules ok.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:59 pm
by Jamie Renton
WEelcome back, you've been sorely missed!

I'm a couple of minutes in & have already heard the shipping forcast, Thin Lizzy, Nick Lowe, Norman (quoting The Contours) & Chuck Berry.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:03 pm
by NormanD
Alan Balfour wrote:George Formby rules ok.

Here's a little trivia question (though not really trivial): "What did George Formby and Dusty Springfield have in common?"

No prizes to give away this podcast. Sorry.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:17 pm
by Gordon Neill
Norman asked:

What did George Formby and Dusty Springfield have in common?


This might be a bit of a stretch, but is it something to do with clauses in their wills? I definitely remember that Dusty Springfield left a chunk of money to her cat. And I seem to recall that there was a legal battle over George Formby's will. Is it 'money left to pets' or 'the lawyers ended up with most of the money'?

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:24 pm
by NormanD
No, it's more to do with taking principled stands.

Although I think that George did leave all his money to his girlfriend, having made out the will just a few days before it didn't turn out nice again.

Dusty's cat was called Norman, I believe.

"Let's put the question over to the other team: Lady Antonia and Henry Thrike - any thoughts?" (Do they still have Round Britain Quiz on?)

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:33 pm
by Gordon Neill
Aha! Can I change my answer and say it's got something to with South Africa and refusing to play in front of segregated audiences?

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:24 pm
by NormanD
You got it, Gordon. A bit more, in fact - they were both deported for refusing to play at segregated audiences.

It says on t'interweb, so it must be true:

In 1946 (George Formby) and Beryl (his wife and manager) were in South Africa as part of a world tour. Apartheid was still two years away, but Formby was informed that his audiences would be segregated, black and white divided. He was shocked by the decision, but it was Beryl that really took the situation to heart. Beryl embraced a three year old black girl who had presented her with a box of chocolates on stage. The National Party leader Daniel Francois Malan ordered the couple’s immediate deportation from the country, but Beryl refused. She cancelled all George’s official dates and instead played to black audiences all over South Africa. When the government eventually caught up with them at a hotel, Malan finally had them thrown out; he was reported to have told them “never come back to this country”. Beryl, replied “Why don’t you piss off you horrible little man?” and slapped him across the face.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:03 am
by taiyo no otosan
Excellent to hear you both back mumbling out of my computer again. Just in time to help me dig my way through winter.

That La Yegros track was one of my favourites of the year as well. Honest. It looks like I'm just jumping on the bandwagon now though.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:53 pm
by Rob Hall
taiyo no otosan wrote:That La Yegros track was one of my favourites of the year as well. Honest. It looks like I'm just jumping on the bandwagon now though.

I'd not heard it before and it piqued my interest enough for me to rewind and take note of the title, so I really am (happy to be) a bandwagon jumper.

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:27 pm
by NormanD
Ta for your comments - they're really appreciated.

Here's another track from the lovely La Yegros. Glad you like the other one we played.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqQIfqJ6QuE

More George Formby, anyone?

Re: No Reason 27

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:28 pm
by Gordon Neill
NO!