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The re-Imagined Village

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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 06:20 AM

Re. our Village Squire: "I'd like to nominate my pig." (TL)...Seconded!" (CS)...and (could be the wrong word) tripled - sorry Sailor Ron, I'm humbly running for President of the Republic of England.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Will Fly
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:55 AM

I have on my work desk a small, circular red button. If I press this button, all the tennis clubs in the world will simultaneously combust in an explosion which will give the earth's axis a kick up the arse which it certainly needs.

Why don't I press the button? Well, it's not from compassion for humanity, or from any possible regret for the mass murder of little snots. It's just that membership of my local tennis club when I was 16 gave me access to the old upright piano in the club house. That was where, on rainy days, when the club house was empty and I was bunking off school or holiday work or whatever, I used to sit and work out my first boogie-woogie left hand. And where I used to snog Shirley Howarth on empty, rain-sodden afternoons.

So, every time I'm tempted to press the button and destroy every tennis club in creation, I pause and think that there might be some other young chap - eager for boogie and innocent snoggery - who wouldn't be the same without the opportunity. I didn't, and don't give a shit about the tennis, but I just can't bring myself to press the button.

I also have another button, by the way, which will destroy every caravan in the world but, for some reason, the f*ck*er's broken.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:52 AM

"I'd like to nominate my pig."

Seconded!


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:51 AM

We watched it when it was on the other night but I got distracted on the lap-top when I found out about the passing of Jimmy Forsyth. Rachel was well into it though & I got the gist... We're both big fans of righteous film violence.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: theleveller
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:49 AM

Have we done pigs yet? I definitely feel the need for a pig, but it has to be a rare breed. I suppose it ought to be a Middle White as that's the traditional Yorkshire cottage pig, but I love Gloucester Old Spots. I used to have a Gloucester Old Spots as a pet. When little, she slept with the dog in its basket but as she got bigger she was housed in a very commodious sty. This had to be vacated to make way for my parents and the pig went to live in the field, which she loved to dig up. A GOS could eat up the windfalls in my orchard and we could have great conversations (pigs are very intelligent).

"Now as all "good old villages" had a squire who should we nominate?"

I'd like to nominate my pig. Damn sight more intelligent than most so-called squires I've ever come across.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:49 AM

I haven't seen those 2, CS, and my pentium 2 (even with the maximum 512 RAM) struggles with youtube clips but, either way, I only "fight" using words - regardless of what S. has to say on occasions.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:44 AM

Now as all "good old villages" had a squire who should we nominate? WAV?


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:39 AM

"Go knit us a tennis jumper with a nice large red V will you, CS"

Only if you're planning to blow up some big building a la V for Vendetta WAV. When I first saw this on our telly which is also dying, my jaw dropped at the pro anarcho-terrorist sentiments. Amazed the film makers got away with such barely veiled provocative commentary ("A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world." etc.) after 9/11. Excellent wee film too IMO, but then I'm a right sucker for comic book stylee sci-fi dystopias. Sin City made in the same year, pips it though IMO.. Sin City


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:29 AM

Don't worry Suibhne, as a somewhat irritating friend of mine once said "If you can't change the situation, change your mind".

Your kind words are appreciated, though last night I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls...


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:19 AM

invited his confrontation

Maybe that should have been congregation..

*

WAV your lurid sexism grows ever more irritating and has no place in the village. It is highly recommended therefore that you get yourself what is termed in these parts as a life which you most certainly won't get by promoting such ill-conceived drivel as your Life's Work. You have come to the village for an education - kindly be so good as to empty your cup of ignorance, arrogance, prejudice and misconception and receive one or else we will summon the God of Spiders to devour you whole.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 05:08 AM

the purchase of a MASSIVE flat screen telly,

Our telly is quite big, but not flat-screen - a contingency plan is in place in the event of its demise; it's a Goodmans, bought in 2001, so it's only a matter of time really. It's size and prominence in our front room is a reflection of its importance in our lives, and though it never goes on before 7.00pm, we do have one of these hard-disk recording things in the freeview box that means we can catch those stay day-time classics as when they appear. This coming Friday, for example, it's A Gift for Heidi (1958) which gets two stars in the Radio Times who describe it rather sniffily (Never has Johanna Spyri's little Alpine orphan found herself so immersed in sticky sweetness as in this glutinous fable...) but I recall been utterly enchanted by it as a kid, thus do I record it for a rainy day. Other films recently recorded (and not yet watched) include the classic Hell Drivers (1957) and Cottage to Let (1941).

I hereby request that 'drinks and nibbles' 'coctail parties' 'wine bars' and 'tennis clubs' are all TOTALLY BANNED in the re-Imagined village. And anyone caught indulging in such aspirational behaviours promptly has their head sliced off.

I agree. I also suggest their heads go as display on spikes outside the Post Office, there to be mocked by village gossips as an example to other would-be transgressors. ("Eh, there's that Mrs Prosser - doesn't look so glamorous now does she? See? I told you it was filler and foundation...")

including a couple of lawn tennis courts for the gents, and a table tennis hall for the ladies

In my experience women make the best tennis players (my old pal Mandy has trophies to prove it) whilst men are the best at table-tennis (I believe the Tyler Bros are famed in this respect).

and on the eighth day, God created Evolution too that is...

The very essence of Evolution is random selection which leads with no sort of inevitability whatsoever to Human Kind. Now, if God created evolution, and Mankind is the crowning glory of His Creation deserving of Dominion etc., does this mean that there is, in fact, no such randomness and that God has been controlling the entire thing from the off? If not, how come God comes to favour humanity over, say, penguins? Or do they have their own Messiah too?

I was once invited to tell a wee story as part of a church service some years ago during which the vicar invited his confrontation to pray not just to the God of Mankind, but also the God of the Spiders, the God of the Stones and the God of the Trees. I got a bit freaked out about this, asking him afterwards if such wilful pantheistic animism was entirely compatible with his Christian faith...

No doubt WAV might enlighten us in this respect.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 04:57 AM

Go knit us a tennis jumper with a nice large red V will you, CS - ready for my hit at our PUBLIC lawn tennis courts (the ladies table tennis hall also being public, of course). And, for any newbies here, the reason for this division-of-recreation is the amount of strain lawn tennis puts on one's racket arm - Sue Barker, e.g., played with pain killers injected into her wrist.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Darowyn
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 04:25 AM

Don't worry Suibhne, as a somewhat irritating friend of mine once said "If you can't change the situation, change your mind".
You did not eat a Vol-au-vent, or even a Fly in the Wind, you ate a very small pie full of salad cream, and some other stuff, possibly a small shrimp.
Its provider may have had more middle class intentions, but it was just a tiny, open pie.
You have not been embourgeoised, if adopted French words are acceptable un the context, or if they are not, you can eat scraps from the squires table and still be a peasant.
Cheers,
Peasant and proud of it,
Dave


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 03:42 AM

"So here I am - violated by a vol-au-vent and feeling decidedly wierd..."

Absolutely ANY 'party food' from Iceland will make you ill (if they told you they were from M&S they were lying) - just watching the adverts makes me vomity. All vol-au-vonts live in freezing conditions in Iceland. In the old days Victorian collectors went to Iceland and harvested them as a rare delicacy for the elite, but since cultivation and mass production has ensured the egalitarian re-distribution of such aspirational foods, common people are also condemned to endure them. New Labour made it law. They won't make you posh of course, but they will make you look like a decidedly sad 'wannabe'. May I suggest you now ditch those tatty old volumes currently littering your shelves like some nit infested Oxfam shop, the purchase of a MASSIVE flat screen telly, and a discreet collection of never to be read/ever to be dusted leather bound 'classics' from some pricey bookclub on the back pages of RT.

I hereby request that 'drinks and nibbles' 'coctail parties' 'wine bars' and 'tennis clubs' are all TOTALLY BANNED in the re-Imagined village. And anyone caught indulging in such aspirational behaviours promptly has their head sliced off. I'll be there with my knitting..


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 04:30 PM

Somehow or other I've managed to go through nigh on 48 years of life on planet earth without tasting a vol-au-vent - until tonight. Hitherto they were middle-class party food on TV sit-coms; a cultural fantasy which was forbidden to an ill-educated working class Geordie oik like myself. Now they are a refrigerated reality and a measure of what must be considered as a serious breach of the class-divide by way of unwitting embourgeoisment - I didn't even know what it was until it was scoffed. Being in polite company, fingers-down-the-throat was not an option; also, I didn't wish to regurgitate the pie, chips, peas, gravy, bread (followed by treacle pudding & custard) I enjoyed with Spleen earlier.

So here I am - violated by a vol-au-vent and feeling decidedly wierd...


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 04:19 PM

a couple of lawn tennis courts for the gents, and a table tennis hall for the ladies

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 01:09 PM

Ah, yes, S., village sports and recreation: including a couple of lawn tennis courts for the gents, and a table tennis hall for the ladies, plus...


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 06:33 AM

Two more No-WAVs: Cheese and Women's Tennis.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 06:30 AM

Not all bad, then.

I've always been an Anglo man myself; not that I've ever played one, but Peter Bellamy did, drones and all.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 05:44 AM

An English concertina in every home on pain of death.

Not all bad, then.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 05:28 AM

Boiled oats and, yes, American-like jam and peanut-butter on toast for me - plus coffee with soya juice/"milk".


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 05:19 AM

No, Kellogs are American.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 04:33 AM

In an idea world maybe,

Note the typo, which raises a certain pertinence perhaps, however so unwittingly, for even as I sit here looking out across Morecambe Bay to mountains of the Lake District on this quite beautiful morning (aren't they all?) I might ponder the nature of the idea, the ideal, and even the idyll, which I dare say this thread is to a certain extent; a series of such idylls, however so subjective, but all forming an objective totality in which we might reside content. To quote from Wiki (it won't happen again I promise you):

An idyll can... be a kind of painting, usually representing a pastor and his animals in a rural setting. They are depicted in a natural way, with the three components - man, animal and the environment - in a harmonious unity, preventing the picture from being either a landscape, or a genre, or just an image of an animal. Nature in this combination is presented in an unsophisticated, realistic fashion.

The subjects of such pictures are usually simple people living in uncivilised conditions, featuring naïvety in their thinking and yet leading a happy and cheerful life. The approach to the presentation is not humorous, but emotional, sometimes sentimental.


Food for thought perhaps even (all together now) on a Monday morning, but it was with such an idyll that WAV opened this thread which has proved to be an education for us all with life affecting consequences. For example, the drink of choice in Chez Sedayne right now is ice-cold cans of ASDA's Dandelion & Burdock.

Anyway, I think we've established that if ideal there is in the re-Imagined Village it is an all inclusive reality wherein we might celebrate a multiplicity of ideals in the one parish, just as ong as they remain positive - unlike WAVs Holy Law under which he'd have us cowering. No zoos. No immigration. No other music than E. Trads sung without accompaniment. An English concertina in every home on pain of death. Nothing that wasn't English. No other religion than Christianity. No other food but chips, stotty cake, rancid pottage and Kellog's Fruit & Fibre. No swearing. No Gay parenting. No fun.

Under such conditions you would find me living in the re-Imagined Council Estate celebrating a multiplicity of cultural & human realities that is our common cause; or else in the re-Imagined Small Seaside Town, such as the one in which I now reside, contentedly cosmopolitan in at least half of a utopian street-plan that suggests we focus on what matters most in life which, in the end, comes down to the basic necessities which are our right and entitlement anyway.

Now for breakfast.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 05:28 PM

Prickly? No way, WAV. And tree porcupines aren't all that prickly either; like me, they're totally blissed out & extend unto you peace, serenity, joy, respect & brotherhood in the realm of material existence. They, like me, will not, however, tolerate your self-serving bullshit which you'd really be better off without, or else keeping to yourself.

And we will have a zoo in the village; I love zoos; my wife and I are members of Blackpool Zoo as well as the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (Edinburgh Zoo basically, which gets us into Chester & Bristol Zoos too). In situ? In an idea world maybe, in which case there'd be no need for conservation in the first place.

Interesting in this respect is my on-line album project Jesus at the Zoo. Feel free to befriend.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 03:12 PM

Well, in a way, that's pertinent, S - you've been in a prickly mood ever since you missed Durham with that flu!...but spine-tingling performance (lament?) or no, I'm afraid we disagree re. zoos, too: no zoo in the village, please...

Poem 203 of 230: IN SITU

When faced with a critical view,
    A zoo's main raison d'être is -
The conservation of species;
    But this can be done in situ.

From http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
Or http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
(C) David Franks 2003


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 01:32 PM

Count Arthur Strong

We love him dearly & regard him as a national treasure.

A "green pagan realm" (SJ) would entail close ties with native flora and fauna, yes?

Which is pretty rich coming from someone who began this thread by waxing lingual about a non-native weeping willow. Your ecological concerns are sorely suspect given your other views on cultural and ethnic indigeneity, WAV.

Today in Blackpool Zoo I bought a bamboo whistle flute from the Philippines with I serenaded some North American Tree Porcupines. I believe they're living feral in some parts of the UK but seemed very content swaying in the wind & sun at the top of their tree.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 12:19 PM

A "green pagan realm" (SJ) would entail close ties with native flora and fauna, yes?


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Stu
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 09:13 AM

Stewart Lee - That sketch of the pope sitting on a fart cushion and then becoming bacon's Head IV might be the funniest thing I've seen on TV since . . . er, the previous funniest thing.

As it's Sunday I'm spending it in my garden (planting what the fup I like in my green pagan realm) listening to the radio. After years of the News Huddlines, Les Dawson, Roy Castle etc I fancy listening to something similarly gentle and amusing. Such choice! Round the Horne, The Navy Lark, Hanckock etc

Count Arthur Strong for me.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 07:04 AM

Reminds me of a line by Stewart Lee.

"What changed my mind about evolution was Richard Dawkins. Something as complex and intricate and beautiful as Richard Dawkins can't possibly have developed by pure chance! No, Richard Dawkins has been put there by God, to test us - like fossils. And facts."


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 05:52 AM

Can we keep this one rhetoric free, WAV? You've posted this stuff as many bloody times I could recite it backwards in my sleep. Any new thoughts? Fresh words? Observations? Each day a new day after all...

And for the millionth time God did not create evolution, no more than he created the principles of Atheism & Humanism of which our awareness of evolution is such a huge part. Remember what happened the last time you posted that on this thread? You had a day in the village stocks for the propagation of sentiments against the common good of mutually diverse humanity. Believe in God by all means, but if you can countenance the notion of such divinity (and the other ravings in The Bible) then stick to what it says in Genesis.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 05:38 AM

For what it's worth, I prefer your post-1992 way, S; and as for gardening in our verdant village...

"Green/eco-friendly gardening is native gardening, and vegetables, plus other consumables, should be the only exotic-flora we plant - as doing so can help limit food-miles, etc. By filling our other garden spaces with natives, we use less water and other resources, whilst aiding the native-fauna that, over the centuries, evolved with them. (Even high-nectar exotics, such as Buddleia, that are very attractive to SOME native-fauna, should be avoided, because they upset nature's/God's balance – God created evolution, too, that is.)

Our green gardens, with their vegies and natives, can be made still greener by the addition of compost heaps/bins; a wildlife pond – for native frogs, newts, and so on, rather than exotic goldfish; bee- and bird-boxes, plus carefully- selected feeders; rain- and grey-water vats; by growing everything organically - including thrifty home-propagation plus species-swapping; and by leaving some lush untidy patches, decaying branches, etc." (from here).


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 03:54 AM

Ah, I sometimes wish I still took drugs...

I haven't touched anything since a few of us waded our way through several acres of high-grade home-grown sinsemilla circa 1992. A memorable evening in our beloved castle, which changed my thinking on such matters once and for all. Clean as a whistle ever since, yet much of my thinking remains thusly defined. In the re-Imagined Village, therefore, I would hope several lofts and greenhouses would be kitted out for production - and those anciently grazed sacred pastures pored over by the faithful for a more spiritual autumnal harvest by of the Primal Psilocybin Sacrament.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 07:08 PM

Ah, I sometimes wish I still took drugs...


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 07:01 PM

Cheesy Oatcakes

Two Folky Anagrams:

1) Cheeky Seacoast - neat, eh? Especially living so close to the cheekiest (and cheesiest) seacoast of them all. Passing through earlier this evening the various Hen Sides were out in force in all their bold rudery & wondrously glorious to behold as well; a heightened & transcendent sense of liveried misrule. And mildly threatening too. I like it. But then I love Blackpool.

Another film for our season: Funny Bones.

2) Ecstasy Hoecake - sounds vaguely hip & folky, if that's at all possible; never done E, though I once saw Martin Carthy in the aftermath of some very nice acid, circa 1984/5 - so not the best, just - nice. I remember he did the Third Man theme whilst ranting on about America. That was at The Bridge in Newcastle. Maybe I'm getting mixed up. Peter Bellamy smoked a lot of dope & was the coolest folkie I ever met.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 05:51 PM

Kenneth Spiers

I've often wondered whether Jon Boden's mate was related to the mediaevalist John Spiers (who waxed lyrical about the supposed pagan overtones of Gawain's antagonist the Green Knight). Now I've got another possible connection to wonder about!

All together now:

Cold!
Windy!
City!


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 12:29 PM

I liked Brassed Off, hype notwithstanding. I insist we have a brass band, preferably dressed in pink and host an annual competition. And of course, what self-respecting village would not have the godlike genius that is Pete Postlethwaite propping up the bar of the village pub? Smoking or non-smoking? Whaddaya think?

And we have to have a rushcart!

And can we have scary night at the film club in the village hall? Straw Dogs? Witchfinder General?


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 09:12 AM

Doc. Martins - I got my first pair at 15 or so I think and I painted wild flowers on them. My current pair are cherry red. If in a semi-punk frame of mind, they get teamed with fishnets - electric pink for preference. No, I haven't grown up..


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Stu
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 08:56 AM

You're right - they were on Rough Trade rather than Two-Tone, and I think Kenneth Spiers must have had his finger in several pies. Such a long time ago - my memory must be on the blink!


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 08:48 AM

Ooh, Spizz. The band were a minor passion of mine. I've got all the singles (up to No Room) and even own a copy of Spiky Dream Flowers (although I admit I didn't buy it new). Never saw anything by them on Two-Tone, though - whenabouts was that?


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 07:09 AM

A few of the above cakes I'm yet to try, but the Manchester tarts, mentioned by SC, are not - my late nan used to bake them of a weekend and, as a kid, I, of course, had to try them hot, by way of quality control. I think Lancashire folk have a good reputation for baking, and I'm not going to argue with that.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Stu
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 06:57 AM

I love This is England. Just got my first pair of Dockers, age 42 and I shall wear them for the rest of my life (er, not the same pair). Although I was never a rude by, growing up in the far southern suburbs of Brum in the late 70's early 80s Two Tone was very dear to our hearts (I used to sit next to the sister of the lead singer of Spizz Energi (Where's Captain Kirk?) who were signed to the label so got lots of stickers etc straight from the record company. I was more of a rocker at heart really, but still love Two-Tone to this day.

Agree with SOP regarding the FWAAF and would include Notting Hill et al in with that particular bushel of bilge, although I can live with Brassed Off as I like Pete Posthlethwaite. For the Horror season perhaps we could start with Shaun of the Dead followed by Dog Soldiers and The Hole? Perhaps even weekly re-runs of Hammer House of Horror.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 06:44 AM

I liked Made in England up till the end where the plot goes a bit tits up and "here's the melodramatic morally improving end sequence" IMO.
Scum and Made in Britain are classics of that ilk though.

Apart from that, ditto your mutters above SO'P, I hate self-conscious affected English stuff.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 06:17 AM

MUTTER ALERT! MUTTER ALERT! MUTTER ALERT! MUTTER ALERT!

I'm not a great fan of Brassed off and The Full Monty because they were killed by the hype; if I'd come across them on a rainy afternoon on BBC2 things might have been different. And how can we take Robert Carlisle seriously as a Yorkshireman? This is Begbie for Christ's sake!

I don't much like Four Weddings and Funeral Either, though I might have done if they'd gone for the title proposed for the American which was (legend has it) Toffs on Heat. I've nothing against Andie McDowell - Groundhog Day is a firm favourite - but I resent mawkishness. I had to sit through Peter's Friends once and was, as a consequence, physically sick.

I don't get the Political Soapboxing of Amber Films either, however much I admire their no-budget aesthetic; too mired in rosy sentimentality and ruined by the shite acting of the ubiquitous (and eponymous?) leading lady, especially when we see her alongside real people.

I love Shane Meadows - his This is England is a very crucial piece of work.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 05:46 AM

Cheesy Oatcakes? Wasn't that a wholesome schoolboy game....


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 05:36 AM

Keep up Sugarfoot, I flagged up Werewolf in London & Withnail ages ago for the what village pub debate. I vote Slaughtered Lamb I think.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 05:34 AM

You'll be liking Tribe Called Quest Then.

Anyway Mr. Chips is now on hold.. Bluddy YouTube nostalgia hour innit!

Who Killed Jane
Straight Outta Compton
Gangsta Nation
And as loud as you like - Welcome to the Terrodome

I stole a Public Enemy target long sleeve t. off my fella many years back, it was my favourite top for ages. Until it fell off.


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Stu
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 05:23 AM

Crikey, how did I forget Withnail and I?

Cheesy oatcakes anyone (off the Staffordshire/Cheshire variety of course)?


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 04:56 AM

Alien 4? Hell, we watched AVP - Requiem the other week; that's the AVP sequel, dig? Worse yet - AVP 3 is on its way!


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 04:51 AM

Okay. 9.49 am. Just made my coffee, now I'm off up to work whilst Rapunzel doses through until noon. No urgency today on account of the rain, though later proposed excitements include shopping for a new toilet seat. I think we might go for This, Gentoos being our favourite...

Otherwise - I'll see your Mr Chips and raise you a Colonel Blimp.

*

Shit, man - just noticed this on You Tube as well, one of the coolest Summer grooves ever; Suliman's guest rap (in around 4.00) just melts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn-qn1yZGuU


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Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 04:40 AM

Mention of the film 'Aliens 3' (an execrable film, in my opinion) reminds me of seeing 'Aliens 4' in a Warsaw hotel bedroom. The soundtrack had been dubbed into Polish and I had a slight fever at the time - an unrepeatable experience!


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