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Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends(ill, 2007)

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Subject: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:50 PM

I was talking to Derek on the phone today.

Apparently the doctors have decided to fit him up with a pacemaker on a week Thursday. And that will enable him to manage without taking so many drugs.

Del still fancies playing one or two local gigs when he's got all that out of the way and I'm sure if you've got a festival or a club -you will bear him in mind. He's still got it, though - he told me the funniest joke that has had me laughing all day and most of the night. The timing is still magnificent - even over the phone.

One thing Derek did say was that he really misses hearing from all his old mates on the folkscene. So I wondered if some of his pals might consider giving him a bell, or dropping him an e-mail. I don't suppose he would want to be inundated, but if you could bear him in mind in the coming weeks - I think it might be nice.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: The Villan
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 02:39 AM

Derek
My very best wishes for your operation and I am sure like many people, it would be lovely to see you back up there entertaining the audience.
Les


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Fidjit
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:10 AM

It's years ago (round about '63) When I sat with Dereck in the audience at the Trubadour in London and we discussed progresive folk songs. I came up with "When I first came to this land" Well it has a progresively long chorus. Keep 'em laughing Dereck.

Best wishes of course.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Lanfranc
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:28 AM

I spoke to Del a couple of weeks ago, and he agreed to come and do at least a brief spot for us at the Winter Sing provided that he was sufficiently recovered from his pacemaker op and that we collected him and returned him home so that he didn't have to drive.

Barton is a little farther than Ashwell from 'emel 'empstead, but I am still hopeful that this will come off.

Good luck, Derek - we'll be thinking of you!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: GUEST,Old girl
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 03:30 PM

All best wishes Derek we will be thinking of you down in S/Wales.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:28 PM

I wish Derek all the best. I have had the pleasure of being entertained by him on numerous occasions. A very funny man and a brilliant musician. I hope he goes on for ever


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Barry Finn
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:40 PM

Hi Derek, my best wishes for your good health, I hope you'll be up & about soon & in your usuall good voice too. It's been a long while.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: King of Lindsey
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:47 PM

I need to hear so many of the Brimstone favourites - J'y resterai, Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer, the blues, the banjo pieces ... Derek you have them down to a fine art.

Best Wishes


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 07:03 PM

Belled Derek today - He sounds as good as ever - One of the Good'uns !
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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 07:32 PM

Many thanks

al


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Bugsy
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 07:36 PM

I'll try to give hime abell from Aussie sometime next week.

Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: vectis
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 07:36 PM

Give him my best wishes when you see him anyone. Tell him he's always got a gig down here in darkest Sussex and I'll lock his trainers up to keep 'em safe (he'll know why).
Mary


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: GUEST,Brimmo
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 05:56 PM

Hello everyone. Thanks for all the nice things you've written.   Much appreciated. I'm really beginning to miss the old folk scene, but with a bit of luck I might soon be doing the odd floor spot here and there. Hope to bump in to some of you.

Luv    - Derek.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: skipy
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 06:07 PM

Cohen dead, Volvo for sale, still makes me laugh!
Heard it for the first time back in the 70s at RAF Brize Norton Folk club.
Keep it up, I want to hear it again!
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 06:17 PM

Skipy's post reminds me of another punchline of yours Derek ....
....."No you won't 'cause I aint gonna give you a light". I have unashamedly used this story on many occasions BUT to my credit I have always attributed it you................you well funny man !!

Frank


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: folkwaller
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 04:53 PM

' colonel bread knife ' ? Bury St Edmunds wishes you well Derek. Fancy a gig at the Milkmaid ? Wonderful. Ensure the batteries are the right way up.

Brian


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 05:56 PM

Sending positive thoughts for the operation, lots of people will be thinking of you Derek, some of them you might even know *grin*

Looking forward to seeing you at a Festival or Club somewhere again soon, possibly the Winter Sing at Barton. It's a pleasure being entertained by you! Keep up the good work!

Hilary Ward


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Peace
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 06:29 PM

Derek,

I have never met you, but Al says you need some cheering up, and Al's a good guy, so that makes you one, too. The pacemaker will be a boon. Some friends here in Canada have had 'em put in and they got their lives back. In fact, after a few days in the hospital one of them took a turn for the nurse. (I'm in Alberta and the jokes are few and far between.)

I've a story to tell you, but it involves a still-living man who was over the age of 70 when we rushed him to the hospital. Long and short: when our ambulance--driven by yours truly--met the paramedics half way (fastest drive I ever took, and if the machime hadn't been governed to kick out at 160 km/hr we'd have met them sooner), they were not at all hopeful. The patient had kept crashing and was returned to this world with sternal rubs--a knuckle pressed hard to the top of the sternum and run downwards with force. It is very painful and patients with life left in 'em respond to it. Anyway, the first hospital gave him a 30% chance. The second hospital gave him a 50% chance. They operated and put in a pacemaker to replace the one he had which was wearing out. I saw Mr ****** two or three days later driving his truck on the town's main street. That was eight years ago and the old guy is still going strong. He never did sing but he dances when he gets out.

You WILL be back to singing again. few months and you'll go wow 'em. And that's a good thing because so many people here really want to hear you do that. Please keep your spirits up, your powder dry and if I could remember what else I'd say it here. My very best wishes to you. I have never been sure whether or not prayer works, but in the event it does, I'll be keeping you in mind for the next while.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 05:06 AM

That's very nice of you Peace. Derek was my main mentor. In an age of boring folksingers - he is a perfect minstrel and musician. Every song has an introduction and superb accompaniment on guitar or banjo.

He was the man who showed me it was worth trying for. By his own body of work, by the way he carried himself, by his professionalism.

He was doing what Lenny Bruce called 'schtick' in England long before alternative comedians were even dreamt of. His humour was discursive and narrative - rather than quick oneliners.

he never had the number one hit that would have made him into the kind of concert attraction that could fill theatres like Wedlock and Carrot did - and Derek would have done so much more with it than Tony Capstick.

Still as you say, when he's better - there may still be time for that.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: skipy
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 04:51 PM

Good one Peace!
He will be fine, he is truly one of "our little treasures"
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 07:04 PM

Good luck mate.After the Banbury DVD I need to do one of you sprinting to your garden gate. May it be soon!!
I and others will be pissed off seeing you in top form ,but so be it !
See you soon then Brill Man !


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: GUEST,Barnacle (at work)
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 06:15 AM

I've known Del for years now and have lots of happy memories - mainly of laughter, of virtuoso music, but also of genuine thoughtfulness - he took me to hospital once when he was staying with us and my then hubbie couldn't get away from work. He cooks the meanest curries too. I remember his getting us into the artist's tent at Cambridge (told them we were his kids) and another time when we asked for the words of a song (I think it was "Love of a Portuguese"), he sat down and recorded it for us in our front room. He recorded a live album, ages back at Trimdon folk club - and we were there. The last time we saw him was at Norwich just after a landmark wedding anniversary of his and had me in tears with his rendition of "Dear Old Dutch". Let's hope the pacemaker is a success and lots of people have lots more opportunities to see this maestro performer strutt his stuff. Good Luck Brimmers.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: folkwaller
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:06 PM

Nice one Peace.

Be well Derek.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: old salty
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 04:56 AM

All the best, youll be back on your feet in no time.!
             DEREK+DOROTHY ELLIOTT.( nadine,melody + parky) X


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 09:16 AM

Just had a long chat with Del on the phone.

The operation went apparently without a hitch, but it was a lengthy uncomfortable business. He feels a bit breathless today, but he goes back in 6 weeks time to have the pacemaker adjusted and this should make him more comfortable.

he says he's missing the scene like mad and I think he would like to hear from any of you who can manage an e-mail or phone call.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Peace
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 04:09 PM

Ask Del if he'd let me have his e-mail address. If so, Al, please forward it to me via either message or e-mail. It is great news. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Betsy
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 07:44 PM

Why not give us all Del's Email - it would make life much simpler and I'm sure he wouldn't treat as an intrusion to receive our Emails of Best Wishes - what a great, great lad.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: breezy
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 12:13 PM

All the best Derek, so you dont want to retire then?

Wish you'ld make up your bloody mind

Hope to see and hear you soon

from All at Windward, who are still holding it together once a month in St Albans on the 3rd Sun at the Rose and Crown, next one Nov 18f approx

Now about this peace maker matter , any chance you can do a job for old Brownie in Iran


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 06:53 PM

d.brimstone1 (at) ntlworld (dot) com
is the one I've got, but we don't seem to e-mail each other much. I hope it works.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Lanfranc
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 01:51 PM

I spoke to Derek this afternoon, and I am delighted to report that he has confirmed that he will pop his head over the parapet of retirement to make at least a brief appearance at the Saturday evening concert of the Barton Winter Sing on 17-18/11/07.

See
this thread

and my website

Alan


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: My guru always said
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 04:52 PM

Wonderful news, looking forward to seeing him at Barton!!


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Tig
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 05:26 PM

Good to hear things are going well. I still owe him a few hugs.
Hope to see him again before too long.

Lots of love and hugs
John and Tig Ingram (Doncaster)
xxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: vectis
Date: 30 Oct 07 - 07:27 PM

Excellent news. Glad he's making a good recovery.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Peace
Date: 10 Nov 07 - 01:54 PM

Please say hello.


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Lanfranc
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 03:09 PM

I spoke to Derek this evening and I am sad to report that he does not feel well enough to come to Barton this weekend. His pacemaker op seems to have gone well, but he now has a problem with his stomach and throat which has, among other symptoms, affected his voice.

We will miss him this weekend, but wish him a speedy recovery. Once he's back on the mend, I'll try to arrange another opportunity for him to make a comeback!

I'm sure he'd welcome any calls or emails from well-wishers.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: GUEST,The Northwest
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 03:21 PM

Glad to hear the op went well,you might be from the south but we like your humour! Don't forget to put machinery back 1 hour in the spring!!
Bob


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Lanfranc
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 06:56 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Derek Brimstone - a note to his friends
From: Betsy
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 07:11 PM

To voice/paraphrase "the Guest - Northwest" - Del is a Southerner that all Northerners can easily love.
Goodonnya Del.


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