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Big Al Whittle 05 Dec 08 - 11:21 AM
Harmonium Hero 05 Dec 08 - 11:32 AM
The Villan 05 Dec 08 - 11:53 AM
Mr Happy 05 Dec 08 - 11:56 AM
Big Al Whittle 05 Dec 08 - 12:01 PM
Mr Happy 05 Dec 08 - 12:04 PM
Joe Offer 05 Dec 08 - 12:08 PM
Harmonium Hero 05 Dec 08 - 12:15 PM
The Villan 05 Dec 08 - 12:35 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Dec 08 - 12:40 PM
The Villan 05 Dec 08 - 12:49 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Dec 08 - 01:07 PM
The Villan 05 Dec 08 - 01:31 PM
kendall 05 Dec 08 - 01:41 PM
Folkiedave 05 Dec 08 - 01:45 PM
Big Al Whittle 05 Dec 08 - 05:05 PM
JedMarum 05 Dec 08 - 05:14 PM
Joe Offer 05 Dec 08 - 09:51 PM
MartinRyan 06 Dec 08 - 04:50 AM
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Subject: contacting important people
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:21 AM

I just had an idea for a jingle for Microsoft. maybe its rubbish but it sounds the sort of lo-tech thing that occasionally gets a tumble.


http://www.bigalwhittle.co.uk/id34.html


does anyone else do loopy stuff like this?


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:32 AM

Judging by the number of people who, like me, have been having trouble with hotmail, he probably wants to keep a low profile. I've been having problems for a while, but, as our computer seems to be full of gremlins, I thought it was just me. Now I can't access my emails, but in the process of trying to find alternative routes in, I have dicovered that thousands, if not millions have had exactly the same problems. It's all since they re-designed the whole thing. Yet another example of this modern mania for fixing things that ain't broke. Will they never learn?
John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: The Villan
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:53 AM

I hate hotmail and would never use it. You deserve evrything you get.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:56 AM

Al,

That's FAB!

Bit short tho' - any more?


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:01 PM

More!.....you gotta be joking, its an advert like 'you use the shake and back to put the freshness back!' - did you get the 3 stags thing togther? Denise's mum is in hospital so we are tethered to visiting times for the moment.

I might make it up there late night one time if its on.

al


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:04 PM

No, sorry, will try for it in the spring


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:08 PM

Well, Al, the Windows song was very good - but I got pulled away to Buster the Line Dancing Dawg. I like the Website design - it draws me to things like "Buster" without being overbearing.

And on the subject of Hotmail (click) the Web-based version is still available to users, and I like it better than the new one that downloads all your spam to your computer.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:15 PM

Joe: I can't get in on tat one. I can sign in, but can't access my emails.Every now and then, I manage to sneak in by some devious route, as I did this morning, but I still couldn't email out. The trouble stems from the previous re-design. There was nothing wrong with the original.
JK


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: The Villan
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:35 PM

Has ther ever been anything right with it JOhn
Les


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:40 PM

Hey, Al...you have a MYSPACE page!! :0)

I'm listening to your Christmas Song right now, as I write this..

"He's comin' tonight, he's comin' tonight..." :0)

Big Al's Myspace page


Friend request just put in.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: The Villan
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:49 PM

>>"He's comin' tonight, he's comin' tonight..." :0)
<<

It's such a shame he only gets to do it once a year. I always thought it was bird droppings in the hearth on Christmas day :-)


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:07 PM

Oh corks! I **honestly** didn't realise what I'd written there.
See what a nicely brought up ol' girl I am. Rat's, I'll never be able to live that one down. LOL

It was just that he was singing exactly those words as I was typing and they came out instantly and er....er.....Bums!

Sorry Al! :0) x


....and now, back to men who climb in through Windows, in red suits.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: The Villan
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:31 PM

Just shows how the written word can be taken the wrong way LOL :-)


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: kendall
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:41 PM

Yahoo has been slow lately too. When I complain they say it's my fault.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Folkiedave
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:45 PM

In fact Mike Waterson had a tune/jingle on "Encarta" for those who remember it and received chunks of the Gates's fortune for a while. Then it slowed down and then stopped. Small chunks but chunks nevertheless. And he may have shared it too.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:05 PM

Joe has asked me to make up a more informative title for this thread.

So how about:-

Shot to Nothing Songwriting

A 'shot to nothing' in snooker is when the player goes for a very difficult shot, one he is unlikely to succeed with - but will, if it comes off, give him victory in the whole match.

And this is what we are talking about.

Being totally speculative. No safety net of public approval, or cult status or state subsidy to mitigate the the highly probable failure - you see an opportunity to make a staement and just go for it.

many of us work in this way, I believe.

For example Johnny Depp is currently making a film in which he is cast as John Dillinger. Now I had written the title track of my album about Dillinger - so last week I got the name of Depp's management and the musical director of the film and wrote to them and sent them my song.


You can either do this or go on meekly writing about the limited and frankly dull subjects that are acceptable to the 'folkerati' - the 1st world war, being a wayfaring singer 'on the road', love, and the the hardships of being an 18th century soldier/miner/sailor/rebel.

Anyway that's what I think.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people
From: JedMarum
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:14 PM

Great stuff, Al!


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Subject: RE: contacting important people-Shot to Nothing Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 09:51 PM

Well, Al, I fit in as much title as would fit, but I still don't understand. I guess it's just one of those cultural things that I'll have to accept, that weelittledrummer is not completely fathomable....


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Subject: RE: contacting important people-Shot to Nothing Songs
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 04:50 AM

Reverse the order to " 'Shot-to-nothing songs, contacting important people?"? Make more sense that way?. Or translate "shot-to-nothing" to "long shot songs"!

Regards
p.s. Mind you, I'm more puzzled by the use of "important" here.


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Subject: RE: contacting important people-Shot to Nothing Songs
From: frogprince
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 11:35 AM

Spent a while late last night listening to a bunch of Al's songs. Went to bed. Found myself in what seemed to be, perhaps anyhow, a bar/restaurant room in a vacation lodge. A big guy was singing on state. Directly I picked up on the fact that it was Al. I was just catching him as he came off stage, planning to refer to his mudcat name and go from there, when the alarm went off. : )
                            Dean


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Subject: RE: contacting important people-Shot to Nothing Songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 01:08 PM

sorry bout that fp!


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