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Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine

Lizzie Cornish 1 07 Jun 09 - 09:54 AM
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Ian Fyvie 07 Jun 09 - 02:14 PM
Jane Bird 07 Jun 09 - 02:16 PM
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Ian Fyvie 07 Jun 09 - 02:56 PM
VirginiaTam 07 Jun 09 - 03:48 PM
Ian Fyvie 07 Jun 09 - 10:09 PM
melodeonboy 08 Jun 09 - 04:34 AM
GUEST,Mary Brennan 08 Jun 09 - 05:32 AM
GUEST,George Spiggott 08 Jun 09 - 05:45 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 08 Jun 09 - 06:34 AM
Rifleman (inactive) 08 Jun 09 - 12:06 PM
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Gervase 08 Jun 09 - 01:04 PM
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Subject: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 09:54 AM

If I weren't 'they who must not be mentioned' 'nightmare fan' I would have probably told you that just this week, Jeremy Vine played Show of Hands 'Country Life' on his primetime BBC Radio 2 show, then discussed the lyrics of it, relating it to our dying villages and way of life in the country.

I would even have put the link in, and told you that you could listen to it for just 4 more days on the BBC 'Listen Again'

Together with, of course, putting a link into Country Life - Myspace

However.....I ain't a nightmare 'fan' so....er....I wouldn't ever do that...

And now, if you'll excuse moi, I'm just off to polish my photos of those Gorgeous Oysters and listen to their latest 'The Oxford Girl & Other Stories' CD which came just the day!

;-P


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 09:57 AM

Oh, and by the way...I am *stunned* that the new 'fans' of Show of Hands, from over on fRoots, those who are saying over there how much Steve and Phil have risen in their estimation, have NOT mentioned this either on here or on the BBC.

I'd suggest they take an NVQ exam in supporting the music of those musicians for whom they have respect.

Thank oo

:0)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Folknacious
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:03 PM

Lizzie: I know this is asking too much but please engage brain before placing foot in mouth. This was posted on Friday 5th June


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:14 PM

Songs of Issues of the day transmittted in the media of the day?

Sounds like mainstream BBC has taken a great step forward.

Didn't it happen with The World Turnd Up Side Down (Loen Rosselson's musical interpretation of Gerald Winstanley's words?), when a BBC Radio One DJ liked he song and boosted the career of Billy Bragg?

Far better than "Lost my Lorv in LA" type songs the mainstream normally churns out!
.
Ian Fyvie


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Jane Bird
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:16 PM

Point of pedantry: NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are not exam-based qualifications. They are portfolio-based.

I think that's the only sensible comment I can add to this discussion.

Cheers,
Jane


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:38 PM

"Lizzie: I know this is asking too much but please engage brain before placing foot in mouth. This was posted on Friday 5th June"

Talking of foot'n'mouth, if you actually read that, it's about something completely different. CountryFILE, not CountryLIFE. It's got nothing to do with the Jeremy Vine show at all.

Thank oo

"Songs of Issues of the day transmittted in the media of the day?
Sounds like mainstream BBC has taken a great step forward."

Hmmmmm...well, perhaps. Shame they told me to STOP associating SoH songs and social issues though, on their F&A board. Apparently, me talking about song and social issues upset the (IMO) Apathetic Moaning Minnies. Still, now they've all become SoH fans, they won't be feeling that way any longer. :0)



"Point of pedantry: NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are not exam-based qualifications. They are portfolio-based."

Yup, I knows that. My ex works in NVQ thingummyjigs. Where would we be without NVQs eh? Maybe we'd be back in the Olden Days when folks just learnt their jobs the old-fashioned way, without having to study, be watched and assessed all the time. But hey, don't get me started on all that daft paraphanalia again...


Good to see that Sofi, Ian's right hand left hand, is on the ball about Countryfile though. Well done, Sofi! :0)

'They Who Must Not Be Mentioned..Forever!!'

....that's going to be hellish to squeeze onto a T shirt, unless you have a very big chest...and luckily.....

:0)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:46 PM

"CountryFILE, not CountryLIFE"

Country Life ON Country File, but a completely different programme to Jeremy Vine....

And...Country File is on right now....but I can't get my ***** TV to work since they twiddled and dwiddled with it. WHY have they spent a fortune mucking up TVs across the nation?   There's a song in there....maybe a dozen.

Life used to be so easy. Ha! I's gettin' old..


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 02:56 PM

I'm reminded of when Kenneth Williams and colleagues got things into mainstream BBC because the authorities and the socially closeted 'moaning minnies' didn't understand what they were really saying.

If the authorities thought that SoH refered to the one that authorised a General Strike the band would probably have to change its name to get another broadcast!

Ian Fyvie


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 03:48 PM

I saw Country File. Ermm guess it is pointless to say you didn't miss much. But then, if you had seen for yourself, maybe some of the shine would have been rubbed off for you.

They seemed a bit self-congratulatory under the guise of self- deprication. Maybe we should all be grateful that they are travelling around and writing unremarkable music that is meant to reflect the way of life in villages and market towns? I don't know that they are doing the genre (whatever that may be and even they wouldn't define it) any favours.

Sorry Lizzie - I just cannot see the sparkle that you do.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 10:09 PM

Whatever you think of SoH songwriting abilties, surely the fact that a real issue concerning lots of people is being expressed through folk genre song is welcome, and bodes well for the future.

Ian Fyvie


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 04:34 AM

I couldn't help noticing the distinct similarity between the "I love Show of Hands" threads, the "I love Seth Lakeman" threads and the "I love Kate Rusby" threads.

Could they by any chance be related in any way?


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST,Mary Brennan
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:32 AM

Lizzie, when I saw the title of this thread I thought it said, "Show of Hands on the Jeremy Kyle Show"!!!!!

Now that would have been worth a thread!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST,George Spiggott
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:45 AM

"Country File is on right now....but I can't get my ***** TV to work since they twiddled and dwiddled with it. WHY have they spent a fortune mucking up TVs across the nation?"

What? Do you mean that The Only Folk Fan In The Village is the only person in the country who didn't see Show of Hands on BBC 1 last night?

Perhaps TOFFITV should start a campaign against Digital TV switchover. Or is that a thread I've missed?


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:34 AM

Sorry if it's already been mentioned, but they were also on Country File (last Sunday, BBC), performing "Country Life" - for what it's worth, I really like their lyrics, with my only criticism being that they themselves have Americanised a tad with their acoustic mix.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 12:06 PM

"they themselves have Americanised a tad with their acoustic mix."

Your anti anything if it's not English is REALLY beginning to get up my nose (yes I've read other contibutions you've made to these threads), Give it a rest why don't you?! Let people enjoy the music!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: s&r
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 12:15 PM

It's better than the poetry though....


Stu


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 12:51 PM

Is it?


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Gervase
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 01:04 PM

I know. Bizarre to have an Aussie batting so keenly for one's own side. Makes me feel the way Phil Beer must feel about some fans...


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 01:48 PM

"I couldn't help noticing the distinct similarity between the "I love Show of Hands" threads, the "I love Seth Lakeman" threads and the "I love Kate Rusby" threads.

Could they by any chance be related in any way?"

Yes, they could. They are filled with folks like you, who only come into threads to try to stir, belittle or humiliate.

And yes, I did pm you...and Gervase too, and yes,I was very self-controlled and polite, sending your words back to you both, rather than telling you both to fooooooooook off.

Thanks again. Hope you enjoyed the link to the Jeremy Vine show, because Hey, that's why you came in here, right?

And...have a nice day.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:11 PM

"They are filled with folks like you, who only come into threads to try to stir, belittle or humiliate."

Dear, dear! Lost our sense of humour, have we?

(By the way, a quick check of my previous threads on Mudcat - the large majority of which are poaitive and/or supportive and/or informative - would belie your comment above. But let's not let the facts get in the way of a bit of tub-thumping, eh?)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:13 PM

Whooops! That should read "positive".


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:17 PM

Yup, you probably are supportive of other folks, but you've been on my back both on here and on the BBC for years.   

If you want to talk about the subject matter of the thread, fine, please go ahead.

If you want to 'stalk' me, like so many others, then at least have the grace to PM me and get it off your vindictive little chest in there, save others from having to see what a complete prat you are.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Gervase
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:25 PM

Please Lizzie, let it drop. This attention-seeking silliness ensures that the only people stalking you will be the men in white coats.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:27 PM

Oooooh! :~P


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Gervase
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:34 PM

I'm guessing I'm not alone in having had PM's from this bloody woman accusing me of stalking her?


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:35 PM

So...I have an Evening Standard Journalist 'stalking' me as well...

You know, I have quite a few writers who do that...

I write more tnan you? Faster than you? It gets up your nose? Tough! It's just the brain pattern I was born with...so don't send me PMs telling me to write in the way that YOU think I should write...because I am me, not you.

Melodeon Boy, may I politely suggest you put a certain part of your anatomy into your melodeon, then squeeze said meloden shut....

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:36 PM

And....by the way...The Evening Standard is a grotty paper!

Next!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Gervase
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:36 PM

It might be called Tourette's, or it might simply be attention seeking. Whatever it is, the signal to noise ratio is skewed.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:42 PM

It's called 'frustration' at having had 5 years of snotty little journalists, such as yourself, following me around, trying to get me to stop writing about the music that I love, in the way that I love...

It's about 5 years of having to have put up with the most appalling things being said about me, to me, having had people discussing me as if I'm an idiot.

Well, you condescending parrot, I've had about enough of you...and as for your "one quick google will tell you who I am" routine, I've no interest in your trumped up self-importance.

I don't give a flying duck WHO you are, for I was raised by a man who taught me that I am better than no man and no man is better than I...so stick that in your stuck up little attitude and go away and write some snotty article for your snotty paper.

Thank you!

And now, back to whatever this thread is about, which seems to have escaped my 'tourettes' style memory!

Yeesh!

These children!!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:44 PM

"I'm guessing I'm not alone in having had PM's from this bloody woman accusing me of stalking her?"

And what are you people doing to her?

GFY


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Gervase
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:44 PM

I haven't worked for that snotty little paper for the best part of a decade. But at least you got the snotty bit right!
Now stop bloody stalking me!!!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:44 PM

AND...for you information...the ONLY person who is permitted to call me names, is my arch enemy, Diane.

Why?

Because she at least has the intelligence, and the wit, to make me roar with laughter, unlike children like you, who wouldn't know humour if it jumped up and bit you on the backside!

Geez, even Ian Anderson can be funny *sometimes*....go take a few lessons from him....


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:47 PM

Hey, buddy! Let's put your message here, for folks to read for themselves!

"Why do people read every word you write?
Because they can't avoid it. It's as if a large dog has shat all over the esplanade at Sidmouth -
you have to walk carefully to avoid it. I've been posting here for the best part of 10 years -
using your paranoid rationale, I could argue that you followed me here, and
that I'm the stalkee!
But rest assured, no-one sees you as a threat; you are just an embarrassment."

Little squirt!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:47 PM

"Melodeon Boy, may I politely suggest you put a certain part of your anatomy into your melodeon, then squeeze said meloden shut...."

Oooh, kinky!!!! I might give it a try, but then I usually use my willy to operate the air release button, so it might not work!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:59 PM

Now, just for once, that made me smile, mb. More like that, and I might start warming to you. :0)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:00 PM

Thank you, Bruce. x


OK, time to put this thread to bed.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: melodeonboy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:00 PM

Or as Robert Johnson said: "Squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg"!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:04 PM

"OK, time to put this thread to bed."

Good. Why waste your time on these people? Do a crossword puzzle. You'll get more from it.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Folknacious
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:16 PM

Dear god. The BNP get elected and you waste your energies on this?


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:17 PM

Yes, Boss. :0)


Joe, can this thread be put to bed, please.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 10:04 PM

Before this thread goes to bed (shame - some points here are worth developing....)

Rifleman - on comment from you:

"Your anti anything if it's not English is REALLY beginning to get up my nose"
comment on earlier posting from Walkabouts Verse: -

"my only criticism being that they themselves have Americanised a tad with their acoustic mix."......... hope this isn't too convoluted!!

A bit OTT I think. Walkabout's view was politely expressed and a valid comment as I understand.

I'm not really familiar with Show of Hands but Paul Downes dropped in to our Brighton Sunday singaround sometimes a few years back and sung songs I understand were written by Steve Knightley.

If the song he sung about English people rejecting (too strong a word?) their culture was from SK. then - a bit ironic if SoH are victims of the very phenomenon.

There seems to be a weak mindedness amongst a lot of English singers right across popular music, that, if you open your mouth to sing you have to immediately adopt an American accent.

If you're an Elvis impersonator then it's understandable - but a folky style singer singing an own composition about London - that gets really pathetic!

An American observer was quite bemused.

There's a debate to be had about the cultural inferiority suffered by a lot of (the vast majority of?) English popular music singers. I'm not starting it but will happily contribute if someone else gets it going.

Ian Fyvie


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 01:42 AM

So it's official, per madlizziecornish @ 05.55. I'm "allowed" to call her names.

Clearly I have been insufficiently specific before. In common with an ever-growing catalogue of artists and activists including Phil Beer himself who have called on her publicly time and time again to cease and desist, I need her twisted brand of adulation like I need an extra orifice.

Yes, it's like a big dog (or flock of giant seagulls, more like), crapping all over the Sidmouth prom. Unavoidable and very unpleasant. Enthusiasm is one thing, and to be encouraged. Scattergun fawning and blinkered insistence that everyone else joins in or else is quite another. Nor does it stop with pre-pubescent fantasies about over-rated boy bands and popped-up R2 fodder but spreads to the propagation of reactionary middle-England twaddle against the entire education system, glorification of imperialistic militarism and anti-liberal outpourings.

Take Countryfile, a Sunday p.m. telly programme for the smug, middle-class, Daily Mail reading nuclear family (since an item on it forms part of this ridiculous thread). I watched the opening titles on a wonky cable feed, its transferral to the iPlayer being mercifully delayed. Over a shot of the razor-shy dishevelled ones looking considerably more so, plonked uncomfortably in an open field in a howling gale, John Craven unwittingly intoned (the vid and soundtrack being transmitted out of sync): "Down on the farm here are some sheep lining up for their annual haircut". He was never that funny on Newsround.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST,George Spiggott
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 02:27 AM

At least Diane has watched the episode of Countryfile, which is more than The Only Folk Fan In The Village has managed to. Think how many words TOFFITV will write once she has!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 02:32 AM

Good Morning, Sweetums,

May I suggest that you take on the redundant journalist above, for your acerbic newspaper. I'm thrilled to see you've finally been given a job reporting again, in the Borchester Echo, albeit in a fictional capacity.

Perhaps you could do an issue on the hardships being suffered right now, in the countryside around Borchester, by those living the country life, who have no jobs, no means of *reliable* transport into the bigger towns or cities to *get* jobs, no money to afford taxis, no hope of ever living in the rural communities where their families may have lived for generations. Could you also be sure to mention about the loneliness of the elderly, who no longer even have their Post Office or Village Shop to go into each day, to get their money, buy their food and generally be amongst people, which used to give them a sense of community, of life, of having people around them.

And then, perhaps you could interview musicians who are writing songs about said subject. You'll find some informationn which may be helpful on some of the links above.

:0)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:10 AM

Lizzie, as an 'ex-friend' can I just advise you not to let it get to you. Don't respond to the people who you think are 'stalking' you.

That's advice that I've given other people about you in the past - and it works both ways!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:26 AM

Two mentions of chests.
Hmmmmmmmm
And not shantyman in sight


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:45 AM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

Sorry guys, but this thread, as far as I'm concerned, is now officially 'in bed and snoring'...so I'll leave you all to it.

I hope that some of you at least got to hear the Jeremy Vine show, which is er....what this thread was about, originally.

Have a good day.

Steady on the chests, Tim! ;0)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 05:12 PM

"Take Countryfile, a Sunday p.m. telly programme for the smug, middle-class, Daily Mail reading nuclear family"

So it's not for the lefty pefty pretend working class then - good. It is of course for the home owning paid off mortgage with inheritance can't wait for Tory government folks!!!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 05:15 AM

I watch it and don't recognise myself in any of those descriptions. I'm not lefty working class nor am I ever likely to get an inheritance (sadly!). I don't read 'The Daily Mail' either.

My mum's family were all farm labourers and my brother is a shepherd. I just like to see what's going on in the countryside.

I try very hard not to be smug!


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 11:36 AM

"Take Countryfile, a Sunday p.m. telly programme for the smug, middle-class, Daily Mail reading nuclear family"

Oh goody watching this particular programme (regularly) takes me out of the the realms of several thoroughly unpleasant people.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 10:09 PM

This last theme worries me. It implies the countryside is or not, or should not be of any concern / interest to we working class types.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 11:23 PM

Damn and I have been practising me forelock tugging all day.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 12:13 AM

What you can say about John Craven is that he is not depriving a yokel of one of their ancestral cottages, living as he does in a converted manor house. Bit like Lynda Snell, really.
Countrylife is a shop window for the Countryside Alliance and those who imagine that the answers to agrarian reform lie in pub rock rants.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 11:36 AM

"Countrylife is a shop window for the Countryside Alliance"
infernal rubbish!

"and those who imagine that the answers to agrarian reform lie in pub rock rants."

more of the same!

right I'm going back to me two roomed cottage with no running water (I do have to walk, of course)


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 12:36 PM

I actually intended to type Countryfile the prog but the observation holds equally for Countrylife the dirge.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 04:02 PM

"I actually intended to type Countryfile the prog but the observation holds equally for Countrylife the dirge."

to quote myself.........

Oh goody watching this particular programme (regularly) takes me out of the the realms of several thoroughly unpleasant people.

This also applies to my listening habits


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: BB
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 04:48 PM

Diane, for those of us who live and work in the country, rather than the city (in particular - there are plenty of country towns), Countryfile is one of the few programmes that actually relate to life as we live it - it has nothing to do with the Countryside Alliance. Many of us in the country find it at least as hard to relate to city life as city people do to the countryside - please allow us this small sop to our way of life while it lasts.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: GUEST,cookieless Rifleman
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 04:57 PM

bet she listens to The Archers *LOL*


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 05:47 PM

My esteemed organ reflects the activities of the agrobarons while the radio soap portrays the social comedy side of it. The pretend squire presenter of Countryfile was inflicting his cosy, one-dimensional platitudes on Britain's children via Newsround two decades ago, listening fodder perhaps more suited to the Rifleperson who is making far too much racket shooting innocent furry and feathered creatures to comprehend that my criticisms of:

(a) said fake neo-country dweller and
(b) the pointlessness of the Countrylife rant

constitute a fervent wish for a more realistic assessment of the iniquities of land ownership and use, the true blight on our countryside.

I live in the city now (thank deity) but originate from a tiny hamlet where the stone cottages had water pumps in the kitchens, ranges for cooking and bogs way down past the orchard. My ancestors had paid a feu to the Prince Bishops of Durham for the "privilege" of living there since the dissolution of the monasteries when they lost their lands.

As a conclusive footnote, John Craven was anong those who attempted to block my booking Billy Bragg for a Newsround mock election special, yet he picks the muddled confusion of Countrylife for last Sunday's transmission. This will, it is to be hoped, clarify absolutely the stance of this programme and its presenter.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Gervase
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 06:21 PM

John Craven was anong those who attempted to block my booking Billy Bragg for a Newsround mock election special
The man's patently a knob.
I wasn't even aware of Countryfile's existence - most of my evenings seem to be spent feeding the pigs, sheep and chickens and sorting out the veg. There's enough to do without bloody television.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:35 PM

I've just seen the Show of Hands feature on the repeat of Countryfile.

It's not going to geneate queues of new folkies at every club in the land - but it certainly did no harm - probably neutral with regard to getting folk to new audiences.

Perhaps some researcher might think more readily of folk style music for future documentary type programmes as a result.   

Ian Fyvie


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:50 PM

Hmmm distinct lack of chests now
How disappointing.


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: BB
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 10:55 AM

No, I don't listen to The Archers, nor listen to or watch any other soap opera.

Are you sure, Diane, that it was John Craven's doing that SoH were included - is he the director/editor of Countryfile as well as a presenter?

I'm not going to get nasty, however much some people seem to enjoy it, but I do find it sad that so many of your postings seem to be extremely negative, and so few in any way positive.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show of Hands on BBC Jeremy Vine
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 08:25 AM

Positive opinions? Negative opinions?

I don't mind as long as they're backed up with a bit of arguement.

Bad form is to say "This is what I think. It's true coz I said it"


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