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BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp

GUEST,Mark Addison 30 Sep 07 - 01:01 PM
The Villan 30 Sep 07 - 02:20 PM
Big Al Whittle 30 Sep 07 - 03:01 PM
Big Al Whittle 30 Sep 07 - 03:02 PM
The Villan 30 Sep 07 - 03:17 PM
Backwoodsman 30 Sep 07 - 11:47 PM
BusyBee Paul 01 Oct 07 - 03:02 AM
The Villan 01 Oct 07 - 03:27 AM
Big Al Whittle 01 Oct 07 - 03:38 AM
BusyBee Paul 01 Oct 07 - 03:59 AM
Backwoodsman 01 Oct 07 - 04:47 AM
Georgiansilver 01 Oct 07 - 07:03 AM
Backwoodsman 10 Oct 07 - 11:19 AM
Sooz 10 Oct 07 - 11:28 AM
Big Al Whittle 10 Oct 07 - 11:45 AM
Backwoodsman 10 Oct 07 - 02:04 PM
BusyBee Paul 10 Oct 07 - 04:04 PM
Big Al Whittle 11 Oct 07 - 05:01 AM
GUEST,Chorusgirl 11 Oct 07 - 05:43 AM
GUEST 11 Oct 07 - 05:50 AM
Backwoodsman 11 Oct 07 - 05:53 AM
BusyBee Paul 11 Oct 07 - 10:09 AM
GUEST 11 Oct 07 - 10:46 AM
Sooz 11 Oct 07 - 11:47 AM
The Villan 11 Oct 07 - 01:16 PM
The Villan 11 Oct 07 - 05:43 PM
Georgiansilver 11 Oct 07 - 06:14 PM
Rockhen 11 Oct 07 - 06:25 PM
The Villan 11 Oct 07 - 06:39 PM
Rockhen 11 Oct 07 - 07:44 PM
The Villan 12 Oct 07 - 01:34 AM
The Villan 12 Oct 07 - 02:32 AM
Backwoodsman 12 Oct 07 - 04:27 AM
The Villan 12 Oct 07 - 04:33 AM
BusyBee Paul 12 Oct 07 - 09:38 AM
The Villan 12 Oct 07 - 09:44 AM
GUEST,Chorusgirl 12 Oct 07 - 11:17 AM
Tim Leaning 13 Oct 07 - 12:09 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Oct 07 - 05:10 AM
Rockhen 13 Oct 07 - 06:58 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Oct 07 - 07:01 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Oct 07 - 07:02 AM
Backwoodsman 13 Oct 07 - 07:04 AM
The Villan 13 Oct 07 - 07:37 AM
Rockhen 13 Oct 07 - 11:08 AM
Sooz 13 Oct 07 - 11:38 AM
Tim Leaning 13 Oct 07 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Mark Addison 13 Oct 07 - 12:08 PM
Backwoodsman 13 Oct 07 - 12:50 PM
The Villan 13 Oct 07 - 12:57 PM
GUEST,Waco Jacko 13 Oct 07 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,Mark Addison 13 Oct 07 - 05:08 PM
Big Al Whittle 13 Oct 07 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,Whacko Jacko 14 Oct 07 - 12:30 PM
Big Al Whittle 14 Oct 07 - 12:45 PM
Rockhen 15 Oct 07 - 06:55 AM
Tim Leaning 15 Oct 07 - 05:54 PM
Big Al Whittle 15 Oct 07 - 06:26 PM
Big Al Whittle 17 Oct 07 - 04:43 PM
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Big Al Whittle 18 Oct 07 - 02:54 AM
The Villan 18 Oct 07 - 03:09 AM
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Backwoodsman 18 Oct 07 - 06:40 AM
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Subject: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Mark Addison
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 01:01 PM

In response to a request in the Gainsborough Permathread, here are the finalists in The BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Competition, as hurriedly copied as announced on air...so apologies for any errors, spelling or otherwise

In order of performance..

Steve Cropper
Al Whittle
Margared Ritcher
David Lockyer
John Blanks
Clarty Sough
Nigel Creasey & Terry Clark
Carl Bakewell
Dick Appleton
Angela King & Paul Dickinson
Richard Langridge & Kathryn o' Connor.

Should be a great night on 11th October at Spilsby Theatre, Lincolnshire (UK)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 02:20 PM

Thanks Mark

What a strong line up. Should be a very good night.

Well done to all those who got through.

Les


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 03:01 PM

"What a strong line up. Should be a very good night."

yes we're playing the four four two combination that night. no shirt pulling!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 03:02 PM

and always remember, its a game of two halves and don't hog the ball.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 03:17 PM

You haven't done a song about Graham Turner have you Al :-)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 30 Sep 07 - 11:47 PM

Al, I reckon the winner will be 'over the moon' and the rest will be 'sick as parrots'.

It's going to be a real battle! Scareeeeeeee!!

S:0)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 03:02 AM

Who brought turnips into the discussion?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 03:27 AM

Well you never know, Big Al could have done lyrics somewhat like

Turnips from Lincolnshire


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 03:38 AM

When its Spring again, I'll bring again
Turnips from Lincolnshire....

If only my imagination were as vivid as that...


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 03:59 AM

Personally I'm glad it isn't!

To get back to the thread - well done everyone, commiserations to all those excellent songs that didn't make the final cut and have a grand night on 11th October.

Get well enough Backwoodsman!.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 04:47 AM

I'm trying, I'm trying..........!!   :-)
S:0)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 07:03 AM

So trying...great to see you back online John and congrats yet again on the song....Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 11:19 AM

Any of the Gainsborough mob planning to go?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Sooz
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 11:28 AM

Unlikely as we are off to Trust AM now to do a programme to publicise Gainsborough Folk Festival Have to fit the day job in in between!

You know we will be rooting for you though.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 11:45 AM

anybody know what time we have to be there for a soundcheck?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 02:04 PM

I got there last year around 6.30 Al, it starts at 7.30 I believe. I plan to be there around the same time tomorrow. See you there.
S:0)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 04:04 PM

Good luck all!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:01 AM

theres agood chip shop in the town - I like to get that into my Spilsby experience


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Chorusgirl
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:43 AM

Good luck for tonight.   May the best man win!!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:50 AM

Whoops!! my last comment was just figuratively speaking. To be PC I should have said May the best Men/Women win!!! Or should that just be "persons". Anyhow you know what I mean I'm sure.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:53 AM

In that case, shouldn't you be 'Chorusgirl/boy/person'?? :-)

Or even, as PC-bullshit now requires a chairman or chairwoman to be describes as 'The Chair', maybe you should be 'The Chorus'?? LOL!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 10:09 AM

Does that make me "The Treasure" BWM?

;-)

BBP


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 10:46 AM

Perhaps so "A hidden treasure" maybe.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Sooz
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 11:47 AM

What does that make me?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 01:16 PM

I think we would get Sue d, if we answered that one Sooz :-)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 05:43 PM

Anybody got any news yet?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:14 PM

Should just about be over by now...any result yet please?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Rockhen
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:25 PM

Someone won, someone else didn't, lol!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 06:39 PM

What you doing up this late Rockhen? :-)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Rockhen
Date: 11 Oct 07 - 07:44 PM

I was half working and half wasting time not getting on with my work! Hope the competition had a good turn out.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 01:34 AM

Anybody win?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 02:32 AM

So it would appear that Dick Appleton won. Well done Dick.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 04:27 AM

1 - Dick Appleton
2 - John Blanks (Lyrics - Mark Addison)
3 - Angela King & Paul Dickinson
Performance Prize - Richard Langridge & Kathryn O'Connor

A great night with a very high standard of songs and performances - there were at least four or five that, IMHO, would have been worthy winners.

But 11.40 pm finish was way, way too late, bearing in mind that some of us had a 75-minute drive home along winding country roads and work in the morning. Time to come up with a slicker format and move to a more accessible venue - Lincoln Drill Hall, Trinity Arts Centre?? (all IMHO of course)
S:0)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 04:33 AM

Well done John & Mark, Angela & Paul and great to see Richard & Angela get the performance prize.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 09:38 AM

Villan, I think you meant Richard & Kathryn?

Well done everybody. The nice thing is, that no matter who wins, we all win because we get to hear some great new songs and make new friends.

Grand!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 09:44 AM

Yes of course I did. Thanks for pointing that out BBP :-)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Chorusgirl
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 11:17 AM

Should have looked here first before the Gainsborough Folk Club thread. Well done everybody. I'd hate to have to judge something like that -   you are all winners IMHO!!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:09 AM

He he another new crop of great songs is born.
Hope you all enjoyed your selves


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 05:10 AM

This is my song. It was called Skegness and that's what its about. It didn't get anywhere and my wife reckons its not all that good ('not one of your better songs'). But it says some of the things I feel - a certain tenderness towards a brash seaside resort.
http://www.bigalwhittle.co.uk/id23.html


Rik Palieri one of the judges came up to me afterwards and was very kind and conciliatory - saying perhaps it needed a little work - it sounded like two songs to him. I have a suspicion - neither of them would have been one of my better songs!

big al whittle


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Rockhen
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 06:58 AM

Just listened to your song, Al. I liked it and it definitely summed up my memories of family visits to skeggie, as a kid. I could smell the chips, honest!
I guess, people being the strange creatures they are, you will have to wait until they pull down all the tatty, brash places there and build a brand new designer Skegnessville...Then nostalgia will really kick in and maybe after another 20 years, your song will be considered a real classic. Bit of a sod though, isn't it? You got any about the Winter Gardens in Cleethorpes? :-)
Great song, Al. I always enjoy your songs because they feel like a real personal 'take' on their subjects.
PS save us a chip, will ya?!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:01 AM

thanks for the kind words Helen.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:02 AM

PS See the Herman Goering thread for my latest career initiative

al


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:04 AM

Al, it was a very good song indeed, and a brave attempt at doing something structurally different from the 'normal' sort of song in praise of childhood and memories of it. And, of course, being an Al Whittle song, that's exactly what I would expect!

I was surprised that it wasn't placed in the first three, but that's maybe an indicator of the unusually high standard of the entries - not so much a comment on your song, more of a comment on them all?

You have a unique way of expressing yourself Al, keep right on 'doing it your way'.

And Drahn 'em In The Bath! :-)

S:0)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 07:37 AM

I second what Rockhen and BWM say. You have a unique style Al so stick with it.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Rockhen
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:08 AM

I haven't heard the other entries, so was only commenting on Al's and not detracting from other people's songs. I am sure the quality of all the songs was high.
I think these type of competitions are always difficult to judge because it is a personal taste thing. Each set of judges will approach from a different angle and have different opinions.
Congratulations to ALL those who got off their backsides and entered, this year, or in the past. I must admit it is good to think of NEW songs being written with our county in mind. I love Lincolnshire!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Sooz
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:38 AM

You'll be able to hear all of the songs in a special programme broadcast on BBC Radio Lincolnshire at Christmas.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:51 AM

Never mind AL
You dont wanna be accepted and part of the in crowd do ya?
It is you otherness that a lot of people admire and of course the great humerous and real nature of you r songs


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Mark Addison
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:08 PM

Dick's winning song can be heard at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/lincolnshire/content/articles/2006/06/02/folk_song_competition_feature.shtml

Had a great night. Thanks to all, especially to JB for his efforts in getting to the theatre, let alone delivering a great performance.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Mark, I had a great time.
And thanks to all the other performers - a really good atmosphere 'back-stage', and some friendships forged. And lots of great songs and excellent performances.
And Tom, of course, for MC-ing in his inimitable laid-back style!
And special personal thanks to the 'JB Bad Girls' - they know who they are!! :-)
S:0)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:57 PM

>>And special personal thanks to the 'JB Bad Girls' - they know who they are!! :-)<<

And we do LOL


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Waco Jacko
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 02:28 PM

Enjoyed listening to your Skeggy song Al,on your website. I'd describe it as folk n'roll if that's OK. Took the time to listen to some of your other material as I zapped around your site and enjoyed your songwriting and it's variety. Cheers Steve


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Mark Addison
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 05:08 PM

>>And special personal thanks to the 'JB Bad Girls' - they know who they are!! :-)<<


...The Blankettes?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 10:14 PM

Call it what you want mate - its been called worse. as for the variety - that's the spirit - never mind the quality feel the width.

is that Waco as David Koresh....?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,Whacko Jacko
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 12:30 PM

Should really have been whacko, my finger must have slipped when I signed up!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 12:45 PM

Newsflash

After its failure to make an impact in the heady world of folksong competitions - yesterday I sent an mp3 of the Skegness song to Skegness tourist board. Just got an e-mail, they have decided to give me my own page on the Skegness website - I'll be a bit like The Embassy Ballroom, or The Seal Sanctuary or Butlins Holiday Camp!

And that page will be linked to my website!

Hi di hi! All you upholders of the folk tradition!

PS No its not Whacko - that was a TV series with Jimmy Edwards about a cane wielding brute of a Headmaster. As it was the 1950's, (an age when beating children was considered quite a hoot), it was a comedy. Anyway thanks for your interest in my mispent career.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Rockhen
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 06:55 AM

Nice one, Al! So, can we expect to buy Al t shirts along with the chips, sticks of rock and saucy postcards?!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 05:54 PM

Fame at last!
Its so bracing.
LOL
Hey you could be the resident singist for Skeggie tourist board.
Before you know it you will be unindated with new freinds who happen to be in a band and were just wondering ifff..........
Well done mate and is a well deserved consolation prize.
Had a word with DA (sorry mean Dick Appleton,to many american cop shows) and he has found the lass,girl,woman or lady that his song was about and is going to give her half the winnings from the comp.
SO smiles all round at you tallented lot on here.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 06:26 PM

more money than sense, that lad....sorry that's one of his lines.

Did Dick get any of the free drink?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 04:43 PM

Skegness tourist board just e-mailed me. Could I write a verse all about the pier.

Which reminded me of a naughty postcard from the old days.

there are these two ladies walking down Skegness pier, and they pass a man wearing very tight swimming trunks.

And the first lady says, Phew! What a long pier!
And the second lady says - Yes and he had a nice smile as well.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 08:00 PM

Hey Al,
gLandlady slams folk song over free drinks barmaid





« Previous « PreviousNext » Next »
View GalleryA LANDLADY has hit out at an award given to a musician for a song he wrote about a former barmaid at her pub.
Guitarist and singer Dick Appleton, from Grimsby, last week won the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Awards with a song called Miller's Daughter about a barmaid who gave away free drinks at the Miller's Daughter pub in Northgate.

Deborah Burgess, owner of the Miller's Daughter, said: "I haven't heard the song at all but obviously I'm a bit miffed."

She added: "I think it's disgusting how people can make someone who stole from their employer to be some sort of hero."

Mr Appleton, who has been writing songs for 50 years, said he read a newspaper story about the barmaid and decided to write a song about it.

He said: "It's not judgemental at all - it's just a documentation of the events."

Mrs Burgess said the barmaid was not a modern day Robin Hood and thought the decision to give the song an award was 'despicable.'

In February this year, Dawn O'Loughlin, then 36 and living in Queen Street, was ordered to pay £500 compensation to her former employers at the Miller's Daughter.

At Louth Magistrates Court she admitted giving away 346 pints worth £828 while working at the pub.
Last Updated: 16 October 2007 2:21 PM
Page 1 of 1

Well thats folk for you aint it?
FOlk controvesy.
Discuss?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 02:54 AM

Denise (my wife) heard the song and straightaway said, that's the winner, and what Rik Palieri said presenting the prize surely hit the nail on the head. It was right there in the tradition of country/folk songs writing about something that happened in his own community. AND Dick had all the skills in language in music and language to make it jump out at you. Still I suppose he ought to be pretty good after 50 years!

Whatever you do - you offend somebody. Nobody ever kicked a dead dog, as they say.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 03:09 AM

Maybe Dick should be giving the money to Mrs Burgess the victim, then it might be OK.
I don't agree with rewarding the offender.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:19 AM

goes with the territory i'm afraid, Les - no one remembers who Jesse James robbed. Theres a new film about him about to be released - the assasination of Jesse James - Brad Pitt, as the man..

if they do a film about The millers Daughter - who will play Dick Appleton - Robert Duval perhaps....?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 06:34 AM

I am not on about doing the song, thats fine. Its who gets the money from Dick - The person who has been robbed or the thief?


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 06:40 AM

It's just a song. The Landlady needs to lighten up - she got her revenge when the girl was prosectuted and convicted as a felon.

Our history and culture is full of ne'er-do-wells who are, or have been, celebrated as heroes - Robin Hood, Dick Turpin, Margaret Thatcher (who was actually Robin Hood in reverse, but is held as a heroine for kicking Argie ass in Las Malvinas) to name but three.

Congratulations to Dick Appleton for a great song in the Great British Tradition.

IMHO!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 07:57 AM

well I am glad somebody has organised a folksong competition,I havent forgotten all the abuse I received ,from certain people on this forum,notably FolkieDave,RuthArcher,and John Adams,because I dared to have the temerity to suggest that EFDSS,might consider doing something like this,.
Congratulations to the winner,and well done BBC Radio Lincs.
more proof that others are doing that which [IMO].efdss should be doing.Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 08:15 AM

"Congratulations to the winner,and well done BBC Radio Lincs.
more proof that others are doing that which [IMO].efdss should be doing"

Yep, and in the Backwoods of Lincolnshire too!

Lincolnshire is, (according to some gormless man-hating pillock in the Fackin' Sarf-East) an 'non-place' along the railway line between the north-east and the south east of England, where men are neanderthals and nothing of any value ever happens.

Just shows how wrong these ignorami can be.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Sooz
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 10:50 AM

The competition has been running for at least 15 years as well!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 02:37 PM

were men are of no value
and things are neanderthal
darling how awful for you


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 10:14 AM

Just a note to say that I completed the Skegness page on my website last night. I hope some of you like it.
http://bigalwhittle.co.uk/id23.html

I am recording the new bersion of the song on Monday in leeds. I will put that on the site when its done

al


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Rockhen
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 11:44 AM

Had a look at the page, Al and it looks good! Cheers, keep Lincolnshire Live, lol!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 10:23 AM

Hi Al,
      Good luck with the recording...Hope the flu is better by Monday...you need to go to Skeggy to get some freash air and clear the chest!!

all the best Una and Tony


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 12:08 PM

He needs to have a ride on a donkey! Hi Una & Tony.
Les


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 12:42 PM

Hi Les..love and kisses from Una...Al should not be encouraged to do any sexual activity in his current condition..not only "MAN" flu but his back is out (gone for a walk!!)

he he


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 01:20 PM

"Al should not be encouraged to do any sexual activity in his current condition.."
Lovely image I think this thread needs taking in hand.
Errrrrr....................................
I'll get me coat


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 05:34 PM

A young person from Lincoln (Steph could be Stephen or Stephanie) has asked to do her an interview about my experiences as a contestant on the Radio Lincolnshire Write a Folksong for Lincolnshire competition.

I pointed out to her that I am old and embittered by years of rejection and artistic frustration, and I thought she would get a more balanced view from John Blanks, Stitherum, Paul and Angela - all who have won it and of course Tom Lane, who organises it.

I gave her Stitherum's website (as its public), but I wouldn't give out such contact details as I have for the other people without their agreement.

I wonder if those other three - paul and angela, Tom and John Blanks could get back to me with their details if you want me to pass them on.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 05:55 PM

Love and kisses back to Una, not you of course Tony. :-)
I was thinking about the Pope and the donkey LOL


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 06:36 PM

Got the studio version of Skegness done today. This is at The Soundworks in Leeds - run by ex Magna Carta member Willy Jackson.

Its always a great experience recording or making demos at Willy's studio and I can thoroughly recommend it. Any rubbish bits are either my playing/singing or weird ideas about folksong!

Here is the Skegness reference page from my website.

PS the tune isn't traditional in essence! except in the traditions of our family.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 03:38 PM

Hi Al,
      Great news and had a listen...lots of references we did not get but I guess you have to come from Linconshire to understand.

Do towns have anthems? if so people staying in Skeggy b&b's should be waking up to your song next summer..book now folks!!

Una and Tony


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 03:04 PM

sorry that should have been

http://bigalwhittle.co.uk/id23.html


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: The Villan
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 03:07 PM

So u wuz mentioned on Radio Lincolnshire tonoight Big Al. Good old Tom lane :-)


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Oct 07 - 07:14 PM

yes indeed, what a man! as they said of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Song Comp
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:12 AM

we could more of his sort and less of the other sort.....


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