Golly, it's years since I last had anything to say, but in a moment of madness I thought I'd just pop up and say "Hello" to any of the old users that may remember me. I'm coming up to my 70th birthday in June, but still modding it up. I'm off up to Ayr next week, for my brother Gary's (Tinman) wedding which has a Jockanese/Northern Soul theme, and off to The Cavern in June to see The Small Fakers (again). Spence is back in Australia after a short spell in Qatar. Keep the faith, Zeppelin.
I was at the Christmas Market in York and came across a stall selling all manner of things made from old beercans. Amongst the Harley Davidsons, vintage cars, hot air ballons, baseball caps etc was a Lambretta. I told the stall holder that I would have a Vespa if he had had one. He reached under the counter and pulled out a Vespa made from Carlsberg cans. I said I would have had it if it was made from Tiger cans (being a Singapore veteran). He reached under the counter again and pulled out two different sized Vespas made from Tiger cans. I treated myself to the smaller version for Christmas. These models are really cool, and not too expensive. They seems to crop up a market stalls all over the country. Keep an eye for them if you are looking for a novel pressie.
Small world eh? I used to live in Furse Hill Road, and drank in the Tidworth Legion regularly. I've just moved to about 100 yards from the Wirral Hundred, so I suppose I'll have to go to Cloud 9's Valentines do on 9th Feb. I'll be getting the wife to sew my Vespa.org patch on to my parka especially for the occasion.
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Mornin' folks, Thanks for your kind welcomes. I gaze from my office window at a strange, bright, yellow object in the sky which reminds of times when it wasn't raining, but I suppose I'm being lulled into a false sense of security. The River Ouse is over its banks and Oskar, my dog, was totally baffled as to why his favourite tree was under water. I went past York Racecourse yesterday. You should see the size of the water jump. It's huuuge! Oh well, back to the grindstone.
At last!! Vicki McClure gets a proper acting job in the hard-hitting cop series 'Line of Duty'. She was brilliant!
Stephen Graham was great playing yet another nutter in 'Accused' last week, and is shortly to been seen in what appears to be a complete break from type casting in a period drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch to be seen shortly, Can't wait!
I'm not really a new member, I've been missing for a while , but the site's new look is great. I'll try and get back more frequently, but there's a lot going on with us, including a move back to the UK. Watch this space!
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I missed the first episode, and watched the second instead of 'Boardwalk Empire', which also features Steven Graham. Bad choice! I won't be watching the third and final episode tonight. Vicki McLure is holding the whole thing together. The rest of the cast, including Joe Gilgun, are out of their depth with the peculiar storyline. When is someone going to offer Vicki McLure a real part? Her scene in which she visits Combo in jail was the high spot of the whole thing. I guess Steven Graham just took a break from Boardwalk Empire to get some decent British ale..........
Hmmm, very interesting. Perhaps that's why good bands like 'The Universal' and 'The Targets' seem to be struggling to make the big time. Promoters don't seem to live up to their title any more. Gone are the days when they would actually 'promote' bands. They just seem to play safe with tribute bands.
Now, I can't remember the name of the girl who played 'Smell', Shaun's tall girl friend, but after appearing in a quite sinister role in 'Shameless', she is now doing something else completely different in 'Life's Too Short'. She's not as good as Vicky McClure yet, but she's obviously multi-talented.
Pam and I went to see Chris Farlowe, backed by The Norman Beaker Band, again last week at the station. I had a brief chat with Chris after the gig, and he told me he has been to see The Small Fakers "many, many times".
What's all this? I haven't been on for a few days, and suddenly there's a burst of activity. I haven't got anything specific to add to this particular thread, but I thought I'd just say 'Hi' to me old mates Robjack and Devo. Are we due another competition, Spence??
I've just discovered Steve Aldo as well. Not literally; I didn't find him hiding in my garden or anything, I got a compilation CD for Christmas with one of his songs on it.
Incredible voice, but he only released two singles in 65/66 when he was just 18, Can I Get A Witness/Baby What You Want Me To Do, and Everybody Has To Cry. Came from Liverpool, I wonder what happened to him.
I recently got a copy of a history of all the old Liverpool bands by German DJ Manfred Kuhlmann. Steve Aldo's name crops up in a few bands, but he disappeared from the scene a few years ago. It's also sad to see how many of the old Mersey musicians never made it to old age.
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