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Fishermen's friends

Herga Kitty 15 Jun 11 - 05:55 PM
Willie-O 15 Jun 11 - 05:59 PM
Nancy King 15 Jun 11 - 06:00 PM
Herga Kitty 15 Jun 11 - 06:14 PM
Herga Kitty 15 Jun 11 - 06:24 PM
Suegorgeous 15 Jun 11 - 07:35 PM
Charley Noble 16 Jun 11 - 09:02 AM
EBarnacle 16 Jun 11 - 10:02 AM
Mr Happy 16 Jun 11 - 11:03 AM
Kampervan 16 Jun 11 - 11:16 AM
Geoff the Duck 16 Jun 11 - 11:22 AM
Kampervan 16 Jun 11 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,henryp 16 Jun 11 - 08:04 PM
breezy 17 Jun 11 - 12:39 PM
Newport Boy 17 Jun 11 - 01:09 PM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 17 Jun 11 - 02:46 PM
glueman 17 Jun 11 - 03:54 PM
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Subject: Fishermen's friends
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 05:55 PM

ITV prog on now...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Willie-O
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 05:59 PM

"eh?"

my daddy was a fisherman
my mama was a fishermens friend...

W-O


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 06:00 PM

Fisherman's Friend is a throat lozenge, no?


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 06:14 PM

Wouldn't really describe an FF as a lozenge, but the ITV programme is about these Cornish singers here .

Kitty

PS have never worked out why, if they were formulated for Atlantic fishermen in deep sea fishing conditions, Fishermen's Friends came in paper packets!


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 06:24 PM

And the programme is largely about how you can carry on with the day job if you're moonlighting with a shanty crew...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 07:35 PM

...or not, as in one case! :) must be a hard call for them sometimes.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 09:02 AM

It's a very inviting website!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: EBarnacle
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 10:02 AM

I have always found that either despite/because of its vile taste, Fisherman's Friend is what you use when you are sick and absolutely, really, without a doubt, MUST go on and give an acceptable performance.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 11:03 AM

http://www.fishermansfriend.com/


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Kampervan
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 11:16 AM

Fishermen's Friends are delicious; they're my sweet of choice. Suck em whilst I'm driving,when I've got a cold, when my throat is dry or before singing.

Better than chewing gum.

The shanty crew isn't bad either.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 11:22 AM

They've not been the same since they took the creosote out of them.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Kampervan
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 12:15 PM

Aaaahhhh, creosote. I used to love it when they re-surfaced the roads, pouring that aromatic black liquid. Memories of summers in 50's Lincolnshire.

But enough of enjoyment, back to shanty singing......(only joking!)


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 08:04 PM

Reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe in The Independent; It hovered close to advertorial at times, but they make a nice sound if you like your folk music salty.

They even showed one or their adverts for fish food - food made from fish, that is - in a commercial break.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: breezy
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 12:39 PM

The programme gave an insight into what they are doing.

It must be an exciting time for them

I cant help feeling that they could get weary. Its hard mentally travelling all day maybe 200 - 300 miles, to sing for 40 minutes , travel all night then work the next day and only for promotional purposes.

I wish then all the best but hope they will not be taken advantage of.

Many visitors will expect to see them performing on Friday evenings in Port Isaac.

Have a great summer.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: Newport Boy
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 01:09 PM

Creosote on the roads? That would be a disaster. In 50s Lincolnshire the black liquid was almost certainly tar.


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 02:46 PM

I enjoyed the programme, which obviously needed an "angle" ... and found it in the work pressures of one of the members. But a look at the website indicates that they weren't doing that many gigs away from Port Isaac last year! They did Glastonbury which didn't seem to get mentioned at all, perhaps because they didn't have permission to film there!
I would have thought family and spouse pressure would have been quite important, but it didn't seem to get a mention!

Good programme though. Even if I don't like the instrumentation on the recordings!!

Derek


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Subject: RE: Fishermen's friends
From: glueman
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 03:54 PM

Tar, or 'gas tar' as we referred to it as 60s kids, had an incredible smell, really pungent. It doesn't smell quite the same these days. We used to get in a right mess when the sun melted it and we used it as Plasticine. Our mothers would remove it with butter, solvents not being common back then.
Creosote is the liquid preservative you put on wooden sheds and fences.


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