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BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

Steve Shaw 16 Jun 22 - 06:17 PM
MaJoC the Filk 15 Jun 22 - 03:00 PM
Donuel 15 Jun 22 - 12:31 PM
The Sandman 15 Jun 22 - 08:26 AM
Raggytash 15 Jun 22 - 08:16 AM
The Sandman 15 Jun 22 - 06:27 AM
Donuel 14 Jun 22 - 08:20 PM
Dave the Gnome 14 Jun 22 - 04:29 PM
Donuel 14 Jun 22 - 04:14 PM
MaJoC the Filk 14 Jun 22 - 03:07 PM
Stilly River Sage 14 Jun 22 - 02:21 PM
Donuel 14 Jun 22 - 12:33 PM
Raggytash 13 Jun 22 - 07:54 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Jun 22 - 06:39 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Jun 22 - 06:11 AM
Backwoodsman 13 Jun 22 - 05:01 AM
MaJoC the Filk 13 Jun 22 - 04:39 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Jun 22 - 03:19 AM
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Backwoodsman 12 Jun 22 - 01:35 PM
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MaJoC the Filk 12 Jun 22 - 11:37 AM
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Donuel 12 Jun 22 - 08:43 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 22 - 06:17 PM

My bearskin-wearing uncle, who was in the changing of the guard at the Palace, etc, was a six-footer. He was a damn good E flat bass player too.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 15 Jun 22 - 03:00 PM

> Bearskin hats are obviously for short dudes.

Or hiding your thermos of tea in while on guard duty, in case there's a thirsty bear taking refuge in your sentry box.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Donuel
Date: 15 Jun 22 - 12:31 PM

Bonzo understands men in tights, cod pieces and wool pants in summer.
Bearskin hats are obviously for short dudes.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Jun 22 - 08:26 AM

Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs - PM
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 11:31 AM

You just don't understand British pageantry then"

A MATTER OF TASTE AND OPINION


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Raggytash
Date: 15 Jun 22 - 08:16 AM

And your point is?


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Jun 22 - 06:27 AM

Raggytash, nearly all my ancestors date back hundreds of years in England ,one exception that arrived on my fathers maternal side arrived in 1871,[ 150 years ago] however i choose not to ,live in England, I am not a monarchist, and understand that culture is an evolving phenomenon that is the result of influences of travel and immgration


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 08:20 PM

There are Folks we can't stand
who make outrageous demands
or considerate soul mates
who share the same fates
around the same time like penicillin.
I can understand
good and bad are more coincidental
than deliberate transcendental
profound crimes by evil villains.
Good is rarely as good as we think
Bad is rarely as bad as it stinks.
The truly bad to the bone
lie in a land of their own.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 04:29 PM

I reckon Charlie will be greasing the steps :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 04:14 PM

If anyone can break the record Elizabeth can.

Regarding poetry, lets start with something a bit fundamental

We'll do soul later.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 03:07 PM

Don't see why her Maj can't make it beyond her personal century. After all, she now has the keys to her mother's drinks cabinet, and who knows what elixirs *that* contains .... :-) ?


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 02:21 PM

QE 2 is 2+ years shy of breaking Louis XIV's all time monarch anywhere reign record (though he was young and didn't take over control for a dozen years or so). Do you think she'll make it to that point? (I read this online and I don't remember where - I don't know if they took into account any of the Asian emperors reigns.)


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 12:33 PM

A devil's advocate is much like a prevaricating villain.
The evil glory may just be a temporary attention indulgence,




I hope.

Ever notice how extraterrestrials solved their race problem?
They mingled and bred until they all turned grey.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 07:54 AM

There is no such thing as "English" culture. Full Stop.

The "English" are a bastard race mixed up from, amongst others, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Angles, Jutes, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Normans, Jews from various nations (for example Italy in the 12th century) Germans, Belgians, Huguenots, Afro and Afro Carribean, Irish, Poles, Czechs, Ukraines, Pakinstan, India, China, Kenya, Uganda, Scots, Welsh. (and probably dozens of other groups I have failed to mention)

The culture of the country quite rightly reflects this.


If anyone can find me an "English" man I'll show my bum in Burtons window as we used to say


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 06:39 AM

...was a blend of cultures from all over the British empire WELL BEFORE THE 1950s...


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 06:11 AM

England was a blend of cultures from all over the British empire, WAV, and even prior to that it was far more diverse than you suggest. Have you seen, just as an example, the celebration of the African influence as part of the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian's Wall? People have been mixing cultures with wherever they could travel to since the first caveman showed the tribe in the next valley how he hunts, plants and dances. Your view on keeping cultures to their own geographic areas is not only wrong but has never worked and never will.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 05:01 AM

I get where you’re coming from, Steve, but I do find the spectacle of large groups of smartly-turned-out, well-trained men, women, and animals (especially horses, which I regard as being particularly beautiful creatures), performing intricate manœvres, and the superb musicianship of the assembled military bands, both interesting and attractive.

However, and like you, I have little interest in the over-privileged family in whose name it was all carried out.

No accounting for taste, eh? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 04:39 AM

Nowt wrong with horseshit, Steve: judicious amounts of it encourage the roses. Sadly, the English rose has been repotted in 100% bullshit, which is why it's suffering die-back.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 03:19 AM

Nowt wrong with celebrating English culture as long as you know that all cultures are fluid, evolving creature. Not museum pieces from some mythical rose coloured past. Which past would you choose anyway? Victorian times when we enforced "our" culture on half the world? Pre Norman because you don't want French influence? Pre Roman? It's impossible to have the pure English culture that you keep waffling on about WAV. Instead, just celebrate that we accept Bangladeshi, Polish, Indian, Dutch, Pakistani, Chinese and any other cultures to mix and grow in the petri dish that we call England.

And, yes, your standpoint of wanting to impose rules on which music individual races can make is racist. If you don't want to be called a racist, stop spouting racist dogma.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 03:49 PM

Well I agree with Maggie. The only thing she didn't get right (though she didn't get it wrong either) was the name of the long, straight street. The whole thing is a pile of horseshit (which there's plenty of as it happens, but which the Beeb cameras shy away from homing in on :-) )


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 01:46 PM

Does anyone else think that "platty joobs" sounds like a disease from a carry on film?


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 01:35 PM

For once, I have to agree with Bonz. Sorry Maggie! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 12:46 PM

A Style that no other country in the world can do as well!!


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 11:37 AM

But drying with *style* :-) .


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 11:31 AM

You just don't understand British pageantry then!


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 11:06 AM

I watched some of the YouTube archived videos of things going on to do with the Jubilee and it seemed to be lots of long views of groups of mounted riders approaching via a long straight road to Buckingham Palace (or Windsor - I don't know if they did it at just one or both places?) Slow stuff. Equivalent to paint drying.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Jun 22 - 08:43 AM

The reverberation of a nation's history resonates in its ethnic purity attitudes, classism and Empire arrogance until the proponents return to the dirt.

"Masses to Asses and disgust to dust"
Quote: Mr. Black Kettlepot


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jun 22 - 01:29 PM

How about "Sound waves and unsound WAVs" :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Jun 22 - 10:07 AM

Here is the spun-off music discussion from this thread now with the unappealing name of Jubilee side disc: strings, accordions, drums more. There are only so many characters allowed in a title. Feel free to suggest a name change.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Jun 22 - 09:31 AM

Two problems with continuing these music discussions here. Three, actually. WAV is in time out for insisting the UN participate in maintaining the purity of the English race, and he's the one who started with the cittern as somehow a symbol of that purity. Two, if you discuss instruments here, you'll never find it again later when looking for it. And finally (the least of my concerns) it pisses off Bonzo.

Bonus point, the jubilee is over.

I'm going to move some of these posts over to a new thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jun 22 - 05:11 AM

Oh, let it meander on...

Sorry to hear that, Nigel. I hope you make a quick and complete recovery.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 07:33 AM

"Two colours make up the emblem of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee – platinum and Pantone 3515 C. The platinum colour represents Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne, whilst the purple colour is synonymous with royalty."

Well Bonzo, if I was (sort of) to go into a WAV mode, I might comment that Pantone is a proprietary American colour (or color) system. "Truly British" might have tried to pick a purple from one of the British Standard ranges.

As for purple and royalty. I've seen quite a few people in a shade purple lately. These are people from a Norfolk Council service who have helped getting dad to bed while we are stuck. Hard working carers rather than Royalty. Personally, I'd rather associate the colour with the Swift/Night Owl teams that I would with HM.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 06:42 AM

"One more thing, Bonzo. Reading your impressive-looking list of viewing numbers for various events, I was mentally putting them alongside the UK population. The pop concert aside, which would inevitably attract millions of fans of the various acts, royal event or not, the other events attracted just a handful or fewer millions each. Well I'm guessing that, setting young children, etc., aside for a minute, the potential audience would be around 50 million. Not so impressive then. I'll swear that I read somewhere a few days ago that just four people in ten had taken any interest at all in the jubilee, but don't quote me. Not great, considering how much it was pushed down our throats, eh?"

and Jeff Beck now has 3 ladies in his band!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Stanron
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 06:01 AM

I too have enjoyed the abundance of folk music from Scotland on Radio 3 this week. Radio 3 is not in any way a Folk station but regular listeners will know that folk music does get played, and English folk as well. I can think of at least two occasions when Northumberland Small Pipes have been featured in the last month.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 05:53 AM

One more thing, Bonzo. Reading your impressive-looking list of viewing numbers for various events, I was mentally putting them alongside the UK population. The pop concert aside, which would inevitably attract millions of fans of the various acts, royal event or not, the other events attracted just a handful or fewer millions each. Well I'm guessing that, setting young children, etc., aside for a minute, the potential audience would be around 50 million. Not so impressive then. I'll swear that I read somewhere a few days ago that just four people in ten had taken any interest at all in the jubilee, but don't quote me. Not great, considering how much it was pushed down our throats, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 05:40 AM

...on a lighter note, I recall hearing of blackouts when so many would head to make a cuppa, during adverts, from watching a very popular show on T.V.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 05:18 AM

Last I heard, we can accurately tell how many have viewed a website (that's why the Beeb & other broadcasters encourage visiting their sites) but NOT how many have tuned into a TV channel at any particular time - that still relies on surveys/estimates, yes?


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:21 AM

13 million watched a pop concert which was not attended by the Queen, a no-show known in advance. One suspects that the main draw was not the royals... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:19 AM

The platinum colour represents the Queen's 70 years on the throne, and the purple colour symbolises royalty. The gold is drawn from the golden wattle, Australia's national floral emblem. The font used is Perpetua, which means 'forever', which acknowledges that the Queen is Australia's "first platinum" monarch.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:18 AM

Two colours make up the emblem of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee – platinum and Pantone 3515 C. The platinum colour represents Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne, whilst the purple colour is synonymous with royalty.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:17 AM

With the BBC receiving major plaudits for its Saturday night Party at the Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, a peak of more than 13M viewers tuned in for the concert, which featured Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers and Queen.

The two-hour long Saturday night extravaganza, which aired from 7.30pm GMT (11.30AM PT), was watched by an average 11.2M audience across the run, becoming the most-watched show of the year so far, according to Barb data supplied by overnights.tv. A share of two-thirds of the British audience watching TV at the time were tuning in to the Party on BBC One.

The figures overall were slightly down on previous major royal occasions, however, such as Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip’s 2021 funeral and the previous Diamond Jubilee in 2012, although the nice weather and Bank Holiday weekend may have had a negative impact on viewing figures.

On Thursday 2 June, the special extended version of the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, the first day of the Bank Holiday weekend, was watched by a peak of 7.5M in the morning and 5M average – the most-watched of the day. Later that evening, the BBC’s broadcast of the lighting of the beacons to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne hit a peak of 5M with Lighting up the Jubilee.

Meanwhile on Saturday morning, the Platinum Jubilee: Service of Thanksgiving was viewed by 2.8M over three hours in the morning while just over 3M tuned in for Clive Myrie-led documentary The Crown Jewels.

Shows were available on the BBC and coverage was on Sky News, while U.S. audiences were able to watch various offerings on ABC News throughout the Bank Holiday.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:17 AM

That's it, Dick. Bashing your drum when you don't know the tune is like a cook pouring chicken gravy on top of a strawberry trifle: "It's only food so what more do you need?"

I'd make a bit of a distinction between bodhrans in sessions (unregulated in general) and bodhrans in bands that play arrangements. Yer drummer is then obliged to conform with what the band has agreed. A drum that dips in and out (like other instruments) can be much more effective than one that is tediously bashed non-stop all the way through. Even so, I'm not keen. A few albums in, one of my favourite Irish bands, Altan, started to use a bodhran player, Jim Higgins I think. To my taste (an important caveat...), not one set was enhanced by that. Another grumble is bodhranistas who have become so "clever" that they can make the drum sound like water glugging out of a bottle or like that thing you can do when you pat your cheek whilst opening and closing your mouth. I won't name names. To my ear that's just ridiculous. I'll take Christy in Planxty or Kevin Conneff in the Chieftains over that any day.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:08 AM

I've got a D/G Erica too. Mine is rather battered and 2 treble notes are reduced to single reed. I got mine for Morris dancing but I dropped that and the box in favour of an Irish session I found and mandolin/tenor banjo. I still get my Erica out occasionally but, while I can get some simple Morris tunes out of it, I never got to a stage where I could use it in an Irish session.

I got a B/C box fairly recently as I'd long fancied a try with one. I started with good intentions but it's dropped to somethng I really must put an effort into one day.. I think if you have played tunes in the given key on a harmonica (in my case I had a couple to play with for a while in childhood), playing the straight rows on a D/G instrument will feel quite familiar. Playing say a D scale on a B/C just seems weird to me at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 04:05 AM

You really don’t ‘get’ irony, do you Bonz?


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 03:55 AM

The usual wankers clearly have nothing to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 03:48 AM

Enjoying (whilst annoyed we can't have similar for English) plenty of good Scottish music on BBC Radio 3 in the mornings this week, as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Caledonian Canal.

That's one way the Beeb try to help keep the union together - lots of opportunities for Scots (Radio Alba is another), whilst keeping English culture down/Americanisation up.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Jun 22 - 12:02 AM

The problem with most percussion tuition, is that the tutor thinks it is just about teaching patterns of rythym, it is not. , teaching patterns is useful for requiring competence with the tipper or sticks, but the percussionist should sing the tune when practising, and play the tune not a rythym pattern,
example if i was bashing an old goat skin and singing god save the queen, i would need to bang differently from if i was playing singing god bless the prince of wales even though they are both marches


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jun 22 - 07:00 PM

I've worn hearing aids since 2012, Kevin. For a couple of years they got me through in sessions, but more and more I found myself all at sea and it was so upsetting that when I finally decided to pack in the sessions it turned out to be a blessed relief. My main way of trying to be a good session player had been to focus on someone who had a great sense of rhythm and tempo and secretly "play along" with them. Eventually, once the banjos, the strummers and the pickers moved in, I was lost. It's all good, I'm much happier than I was when I was trying to struggle on, and I can still noodle away with the tunes at home.

As for bodhran players, I can't count the number of times I've seen a strummer or melody player who doesn't know the current tune pick up their drum instead and begin to bash. Well if a tune started up that I didn't know I'd shut up and listen to it and try to get it in my head. There's no shame in not playing all the time. If you don't know the tune, you shouldn't be playing the drum along with it. No-one else can do that, can they? "Oh, it's a reel, and I can play along with any reel...". Bollocks!


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Jun 22 - 06:18 PM

Thank goodness there were no bodrans in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant or lefties making stupid comments, and how nice to see Her Majesty the Queen once more at the end of this wonderful event.


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Subject: RE: BS: The other recipe thread is too long
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 08 Jun 22 - 04:24 PM

The Queen has said she was "humbled and deeply touched" by the Platinum Jubilee celebrations held across the UK.

In a "thank you" letter after a concluding pageant in London, she said she remained committed to serving as monarch with the support of her family.

The Queen said despite not being at every event marking her 70-year reign: "My heart has been with you all."

She was joined by three generations of her family on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the finale of the pageant.

Her appearance rounded off a huge star-studded procession along The Mall which saw carnival floats celebrating the seven decades of her reign.

Millions of people also held Jubilee parties and street lunches in towns and cities across the UK on the final day of the four-day bank holiday weekend.


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Subject: RE: BS: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jun 22 - 08:25 AM

...and we now know what 3legs is a connoisseur of!


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