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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:49 pm
by David Godwin
Con - are you (or others whose names appear on the site) going to Womad on the Sat, for, amongst other goodies, Charlies programme? I have a ticket.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:51 am
by Con Murphy
David, yes Saturday is the day I am going this year. Might be worth those of us who are going hooking up at a designated place at some point?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:47 am
by Tom McPhillips
Going back to Davy Graham, as someone who frequented Les Cousins in the late 60's, I guess I never got the clue (despite seeing him many times), about the Davy Graham Morroccan connection, I remember that Brian Jones was very into that music, but I wouldn't have guessed it from Graham's work which seemed more Blues crossed with Indian ragas. Since those days I've spent quite a lot of time with Arabo-Andaluz music, so I guess I'll have to listen again to see what I missed the first time...

Or did I miss something? I'd love to have it pointed out to me - is it all in the tuning rather than the composition? Something only a fellow guitar technician would recognize, and would be beyond the appreciation of these cloth ears!

Davy Graham at the Prince Albert

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:55 pm
by zee
I just have to report this -- Walking past the Prince Albert (our local) my son and I spotted Davy outside the pub playing an old battered Spanish guitar. Davy lives about a 100 yards away from me and we are acquainted because we have the same local and have both lived in Camden Town for 20 years or so. Although I knew he was quite influential in the early folkblues scene -- hadn't realised the extent. Thanks Norman for pointing out that interview.
Any way he chatted away in his usual crazy way and played to me and my son some wonderful flamenco including a couple of Paco Pena renditions -> Just another crazy, spontaneous day in Camden Town! We talked a bit and I told him about fRoots 25 sampler included one of his old songs. It's difficult to make out with Davy sometimes but I don't think he was aware that this had happened and asked me for Ian Anderson's address! Any way talking about his fRoots track started him to reminisce about Tangier and when he found that my 9 year old son was called Kulvinder, he stood up and did a little dance while chanting "Govinda, Govinda" followed with some very accurate Hindu temple devotional song!
Davy offered to buy me a drink because he said he was quite flush right now - although, he added, they tried to rip him off by claiming that only 200 had turned up to his last concert. He knew very well that there were at least 400.
Kulvinder was by now quite overwhelmed by all this and wanted to go home and watch some telly!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:44 pm
by ritchie
drat, forgot what I was going to write ... ah yes, most of my 'friends' and people 'I like' are mad. The maddest of them all is my wife, she has got to be to put up with me.

Mad,crazy,eccentric, strange ...normal.....yes I like it ...hence the recent purchase of a fine pair of white pointie leather shoes (for the odd gig, hey, even us ludites have standards)

I liked the beach boys, yes I was a child of the time, (still bloody am) but I can't ever remember putting my shilling in the juke box for one of their records even tho' I bought them.

remember there are only three type of people ...those that can count and those that can't.