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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:50 pm
by Nigel w
Extraordinary. He even looks a bit like Charlie!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:00 pm
by Alannah
supernovae

sit down shep

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:10 pm
by ritchie
Chris said and i

Ps The reception committee stands ready for Ritchie tonight; I reckon he may hit the half-milleniary. I've created a lovely Hawaiian garland of imitation flowers out of leftovers, fluff, lint and sweetwrappers


I refuse to be drawn into this feeble attempt to get into the guiness book of records.

although the lovely garland of flowers does sound rather nice.

now then now then now then.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:32 pm
by ritchie
Oh yes and i have an extra hour or is it one less?

Nigel commented "Extraordinary. He even looks a bit like Charlie!"

It does n't stop there .... Jack Warner ..... Jack Daw!!!!!

They both worked for the BBC on a saturday night.

Charlie worked at a radio station whilst Jack worked at a police station and

Charlie was awarded the "The John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio by the Radio Academy." and Jack was probably the best known 'peeler" of all time....

....perhaps Charlie should start his shows with the catchphrase

"Good Evenin' all" .... all good DJ's have to have a catchphrase.

Well done Hugh, I'll let you wear my garland for that contribution.[/b]

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:44 pm
by Charlie
nigel w wrote:He even looks a bit like Charlie!

I'm glad you said that, Nigel, because I had a sense of self-recognition and then remembered, none of us actually knows what we look like in the eyes of other people.

Anyway, it does explain why I have such trouble putting headphones on.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:39 pm
by Nigel w
Not too much wrong with this forum, I reckon, Charlie. It's made me laugh out loud twice today. Once when Hugh posted the picture with his rather clever caption and a second time at your response to my joke. And I'm now laughing a third time at an image in my head of Jack Warner in headphones teeing-up a track by his favourite fado singer....(Amalia obviously, not Mariza)...

going for the big 500

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:49 pm
by ritchie
I'm glad you said that, Nigel, because I had a sense of self-recognition and then remembered, none of us actually knows what we look like in the eyes of other people.


I said on another thread somewhere that people could use alter ego's to post on this forum ......,

Well if Keith Moon can come back as someone else and get away with it, well anybody can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPWjNX4PBlI&eurl=http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6476&highlight=

sorry forgot about my tiny url thing ...it takes a little time to warm up but ...,

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:57 pm
by Chris P
ee by gad, that's good ! Hope Adam browses the forum and finds that one

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:34 pm
by Chris P
I've searched for a Venn diagram of fRoots and SOTW forumistas, but suprisingly there doesn't seem to be one published. This'll have to do instead :
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note to self : turn computer off - regain your life !

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:26 pm
by Tom McPhillips
it's a laugh a minute round ere innit?

just lurking

whoops, the ticker went off again....

"another saturday night evening all!"

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:54 pm
by MurkeyChris
In short, I think here is more of a community, which means a smaller amount of people going off on tangents, briefly agreeing or disagreeing with each other, making little jokes etc.

On the fRoots board, there tends to be more of a selection of people posting about musical things that interest them, with less thread creep and banter.

Both have got their advantages, I think you need to devote more time to really get into this forum, as it's so fast paced and banterish, whereas you can dip in and out of fRoots when you have something to contribute.

Chris Potts wrote:Over at the fRoots forum a number* of hitherto lurkers have posted for the 1st time in response to a sequence of threads (started by Chris Murkey) where favourite albums for each letter of the alphabet are suggested. One week and one thread for each letter of the alphabet - it'll take about 6 months !

If you read this when you get back from your weekend away MurkeyChris, howzabout it over here ?


Glad you liked it, part of the idea was to draw in rarer posters and find a subject that everyone can contribute to whatever their musical interests and level of involvement. Not sure there's much point starting the same thread here, just come on over to fRoots and join in (warning: there may be some discussion of folk music...).

Chris

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:55 pm
by ritchie
well for my two pennies worth ...baring in mind i'm trying to reach my 500th posting before the end of March ... i agree with chris

In short, I think here is more of a community, which means a smaller amount of people going off on tangents, briefly agreeing or disagreeing with each other, making little jokes etc.


I have always felt a bit of a bond here on this forum, whether I post or not ...okay there could be more about ukuleles but that apart I have 'met' loads of people I would n't want to be stuck in a lift with and my dream, like Dayna's is to meet up with them all one day ;-)

As Dominic so aptly put it SAOL after a hard day on the coal face to come on here and smile or think "bugger me (metaphorically speaking) that was well written, what a good point .... makes the internet so enjoyable.

I tell you what, when i hit the magical 500 you are all invited back to mine ...,

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:59 pm
by Tom McPhillips
Chris Potts wrote:A pie chart'd be nice:

Image


somehow, I know that this is an image that will never leave me...

So Charlie must be our PIE-d Piper?

Another famous Pie-d Piper for those who are old enough to remember...


Image

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:07 pm
by ritchie
aah Mr Pastry ... I tell you nostalgia is nt what it used to be .... shame on you Tom, getting my attention so I would post again just in order to have a party.

well I've seen thro' your ruse ... I'm now off to walk the dog ;-)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:27 pm
by Tom McPhillips
MurkeyChris wrote:In short, I think here is more of a community, which means a smaller amount of people going off on tangents, briefly agreeing or disagreeing with each other, making little jokes etc.




But 'seriously' (or is that serial-ously), when we were new, and another member added was still a novelty, we were nicer to them, and Howard would often do a welcome speech (I'm sure he still does, but he's been busy with the novel lately (I hope)) - I didn't get involved in the Stones debacle, mostly because tours and bands like that are our bread and butter, and pointing out that Music and Entertainment though related were not mutually inclusive, (I love Diana Ross, and I know she's into music, but her first instinct is to entertain and so she should, she's brilliant at it), anyway that seemed so obvious it wasn't worth pointing out. And then Brown Sugar... well it's interesting that Pop Music is the one place that the writer taking on another persona in the way that any novelist would, is perceived so differently...

I feel bad that someone would be offended on this forum, but ultimately without being too smug about it, this really is a very special place and I'd be prepared to suffer all the barbs and flames and still feel honored simply to participate.

I tend to the view that making the announcement of "leaving" the forum in itself constitutes attention-seeking since, if one was serious one would simply leave and think nothing of it (or at least "s*d this for a game of soldiers" - which coincidentally brings us to "the seven words that must never be spoken on TV" - my view is that we're adults and we've all read and said worse whether it be in the pursuit of art or vehemence. But don't go by me, I'm an only child and sibling rivalry remains a mystery.

Anyway, I like it here, I wish I could be clever enough to contribute more, but when I'm sitting in front of the TV, late in the evening, this is always the first place I go after I've checked the news on the New York Times, and I love it!