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Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite

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McGrath of Harlow 11 Jan 02 - 01:41 PM
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Subject: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 01:41 PM

It's 100 years this month since Marmite was first manufactured. Here is an article abouit it from the Guardian.

So in honour of it, I've got round to putting my song about how "the Marmite's with the Jam" on my website in Real Audio form as well as just words.

So if anyone feels like hearing it, and they've got RealAudio or Real Player set up, click here. Like Marmite, my singing is a minority taste.) And here is a link to the words, with a link for getting Real Player.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: GUEST,Billybus
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 03:30 AM

Just had Marmite recollections of a century back on NZ wireless - hope you all go well

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 05:15 AM

Puts that Australian newcomer, Vegemite in it's place. "We have proud traditions in the UK, and we're willing to die for our marmite" If only they knew that the name is derived from a French word for cooking pot.
It probably says all this if I follow the blue clicky above, but I prefer to keep up my own traditions, by babbling on regardless of the facts. Oh dear, it must be Sunday morning again, no I wasn't drinking Rusty Nails last night!!
Slainthe.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 08:27 AM

Or Yea
Kiwi Vegemite is not the same
Not that I would know, as the UK ad for Marmite says "You either love it or you hate it". I would state it a little more forcefully. Detest is too polite a word in my book.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Grab
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 04:20 PM

Good one. But much better is your one about the Colin the duck - hope you don't mind if I do that at the local folk club? That's bloody superb! :-)

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 04:31 PM

Marmite recently appeared on the shelves of my local grocery in the exotic foods section next to Danish Dessert. It looks nasty.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: swirlygirl
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 04:31 PM

Very good very good!!!

Cheered up a bored studier!!

I'm in the non-existant category of "quite likes" Marmite occasionally...

:)

xxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 06:30 PM

Great song: hadn't realised it was by thy good self, having heart it form Adam Mc Naughtan on a couple of occasions, delivered in his own inimitable style. haven't got the Real Audio yet, but must do, as several other renditions I can't hear at present. Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 07:57 PM

I'd love to hear Adam doing it - and I'd love to have the stamina to sing his one about Cholesterol.

Great if you do Young Colin, Grab - that's one of my favourites too. Started as a song, and I could let you have the tune, but I almost always do it as a monologue. Here is a link to it on the news website I've started which has a bit more room for sound files.

And here is a link for a free download of RealAudio/Real Player it's in tiny writing in the middle saying Our Free Player, because they want you to buy a more up to date version.But the free one works fine, and takes about five minutes dowloading it and installing it.

It's great this streaming, because if you don't like the first bit of a song you can cut it off. It's annoying to spend all the time to download something, and then realise you shouldn't have. And if at the end of the day you decide you want to save a song in Real Audio, all you need to do is change the ram at the end of the URL to rm. Or RM in some cases. And the files are a lot smaller than MP3. (And the Marmite song is in there soemwh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 Mar 02 - 07:53 PM

Well I finally got around to downloading the RealAudio so now I'm being serenaded by McGrath with the Marmite. You ought to meet my huusband: he puts Marmite in everything, and he eats Marmite and straberry jam together! Thanks again, McG for your helpful links. Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 04:39 AM

Nice one McGrath -- I had the pleasure of hearing you sing it at The Vaults in Stony Stratford recently. As soon as I saw thread title I knew it had to be you! I think it might be worth pointing out to Marmite virgins persuaded to try it by the subtle promotional powers of your song that it has to be spread v-e-r-r-r-y thinly!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 01:52 PM

"Marmite and strawberry jam together" - now that is impressive. I've never tried that yet. Peanut butter and golden syrup, jam and cheese, yes, both very tasty. But Marmite and strawberry jam...

Well, in the light of my song I suppose I'm duty bound to try it anyway. Wish me luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 02:58 PM

Marmite and cress, please.

Also, it's a good nourishing drink when dissolved in hot water.

Re the thinly spread, has anyone considered an even healthier lo-salt version?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 04:22 PM

Good luck, McGrath of Harlow! Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 04:38 PM

Is there any truth to the statement that the decline and fall of the British Empire is the result of eating Marmite?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: RichM
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 04:49 PM

Marmite sounds like an addiction, not a food.

Well, to each his/her own...my favorite snack food is full sour kosher dill pickles.

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 03:13 PM

I thought I'd send the company a copy of my song about the Marmite and the Jam.

And blow me, I've just had a brief but charming letter back from them:

"A note of thanks for the CD you sent us including the Marmite Song . We have played it to our Business Team and like me they are probably doing their supermarket shopping singing the chorus quietly to themselves."

And that is from Mrs DM Walters, the Plant Manger's Secretary at Unilever Bestfoods UK, who make both Marmite (with the jam) and Bovril (with the gravy).

Incidentally the letter was the first one I've ever seen which doesn't have a "Fax" address, but a "Facsimile". That is somehow in keeping with the Marmite image.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 03:26 PM

Of course we know that marmite is a cooking pot - there's a picture of one on the label and the shape of the jar is derived from the shape of the pot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 04:27 PM

Well done Kevin! So Mrs Walters is the Plant Manger is she? - what do they plant in her and feed it to? Cress I hope. Of course it's a very catchy tune (and more consistent than Kippers.

Kitty

PS if you're not vegetarian, Bovril makes a nourishing drink when dissolved in water too, but I've never tried it with cress.

PPS I have a dim recollection of reading Peter Ustinov's autobiography and reading that when his family came to England they thought they'd arrived in Bovril because they confused a poster hoarding with the station signs. Or did I dream that?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 May 02 - 07:10 PM

I heard someone was producing T-shirts to celebrate the centenary! Any sources? (or sauces, even!) Of course it all makes sense now, putting the Marmite with the jam, when a certain person eats the two together! Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: GUEST,John Gray@work
Date: 22 May 02 - 11:35 PM

Giok,

Yeah, just like your wash boards & mangles put our washing machines in their place. Older doesn't mean better. Are you still using a crystal set?

JG/FME


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 May 02 - 06:31 AM

Washing machines make lousy musical instruments compared to washing boards. And when the power gets cut off they still work for doing the washing.

Moreover, when the power goes off the crystal sets keeps on working too. I imagine that, with this in mind, there must be people out in California working on developing crystal powered computers.

Incidentally, does everyone pronounce Vegemite with a soft G?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 May 02 - 07:50 AM

i had a mate years ago who worked at ICI in warrington. i think he was in some sort of R&D lab.

anyway his place had developed a new substance and he offered me a taste, saying it was a new kind of marmite.

well i'm one of the multitude who can't stand marmite, but i didn't want to refuse my friend and also thought the new stuff might be an improvement.

well it was as nauseating as the original, and i gagged even more when he told me it was made from a compound of petroleum by products and recycled plastic!!

ugh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 May 02 - 08:09 AM

Well if there weren't any people who don't like it then Marmite couldn't be making all these commercials featuring peopoe who think it's revolting. Click herer on the I hate Marmite page, and click on through to see the commercials.

Marmite - the bodhran of food spreads...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 02 - 02:18 AM

Must find out how to pick up FM on a crystal set. And perhaps Les Barker should have sent his song 'Marmite in the Jar' to the company.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: GUEST,ozmacca
Date: 24 May 02 - 02:55 AM

McGrath, Vegemite should ALWAYS be pronounced with a soft "g".... Otherwise people might be tempted to think it's a different product which tastes better...

Come to think of it, almost anything tastes better - except for Marmite, Promite, and everthing else that ends with ..ite.

I lived in Australia for nigh on twenty years and never tasted the stuff (do you blame me?) and then on a visit to the USA discovered the largest jar of it I had ever seen. I swear it must have held about a gallon of the filthy muck. And the Americans were actually EATING it!!!!

They tell me it's made from expended yeasts obtained from breweries which probably explains why the Aussies eat it. But what's the excuse for Marmite?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Century of Marmite
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 May 02 - 04:00 AM

So is Marmite. They're both essentially the same, but different, the same as different beers. Some people think beer is filthy muck too. Life is strange.


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