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Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)

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Subject: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 11:16 AM

Sorry this is a bit late. It says in my Radio Times that Linda Thompson is on tonight's (Friday 18 Oct) BBC 2's, Later …..with Jools Holland.

Some bloke call Bowie is on too.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: caz2ufolk
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 11:53 AM

fab! hope she sings 'I wanna see the bright lights tonight'.....

.....whilst I drool over Bowie.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 12:37 PM

I say that the Radio Times says she is on, as in the preview/choice page, everyone else is mentioned there, except for our Linda!


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Jeanie
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:41 PM

The bbc website says she is on, Shambles. www.bbc.co.uk/later/ - It also has interviews with her and other information. "Folk diva Linda Thompson gives her first performance for 15 years with a number from her new album 'Fashionably Late.'

Thanks for pointing this one out !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:56 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/later/

Thanks for that Jeanie. This site has quite a bit on Linda Thonpson. A profile and review of he ne CD etc.

Given the scarcity of quality music on the UK media, I was astonished, as I was writing this, to hear a feature on Show of Hand's tour of the West Country on the local news just now.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Noreen
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 07:49 PM

Hmmm.... not too impressed. :0(


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 07:57 PM

I don't think that I would like to have no warm-up, one song only and to follow Bowie.

Not that it is very likely that anyone would ask me to.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Lanfranc
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 04:14 AM

I've known Linda ever since she was Linda Peters, and I, too, was disappointed. I regret to say that Miss Dynamite, who followed her, looked to be enjoying herself much more, and was more entertaining.

Then I thought, considering that at one time it was doubtful whether Linda would ever sing again, cut her a bit of slack, that was a heavy gig to make a first major come-back appearance on.

I'll certainly make the effort to catch her at a live gig, the smaller the venue the better.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 06:25 AM

I've got to agree...first gig for 15 years whatever...the choice of song was abysmal, the performance lack-lustre and on the whole did absolutely nothing to promote the folk music cause. There are a lot of people out there who could have coped a lot better...sorry Linda!


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:05 PM

Have to agree -it was a wonderful lineup but it did her no favours -Bowie Ms Dynamite and The Coral were all wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 01:19 PM

I did feel for her, in the trying circumstances, but if that is the best song she has to offer given such an opportunity, it doesn't say much for the rest of her material, sorry.

Son Teddy seemed almost embarrassed backing her- it would have been better if she had just sung, and focussed more attention on Teddy's lovely guitar playing and harmonies. As it was presented it looked like her and a bunch of hangers-on. Great shame.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: mandomad
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 01:27 PM

Agreed...

       Just a shame Linda picked one of the weaker songs on her fine new album,(Unfashionably Late)      Weary Life, Evona Darling or, especially, No Telling are all much stronger songs, plus I'm afraid her backing from the family+ did her few favours.


                mandomad


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: The Shambles
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 06:26 AM

I see the show is repeated tonight. Sunday 20 Oct at 12pm on BBC2.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for letting us know that Shambles. Will listen and seefor myself.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 01:57 PM

12 = m. The repeat is at 12 midnight, so any Catters who can get BBC2 and want to see for themselves still can.

I was disappointed on Friday too.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: breezy
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 05:35 PM

Did not see it ,wont see it , but tell me what she sang please.
Kitty , next Friday ,25th are you coming to Johnny's night with George?, He would like to know so he can plan the programme, please try to make it if you can, we'ld love to hear and see you.
Apologies from me for absence at Herga for Mike Nicolson, half-term.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: breezy
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 07:54 PM

O.k. it was Mary You dont have to run
Its the 2nd best track on the album after No telling
Be fair , we all suppoted her and bought the album out of blind faith.
I am not that impressed with the content although No Telling is being covered .
Sounds a bit 'countryish' and 'Mary' is certainly that.
Folk it is definitly not, and jools is a fool anyway, but a good piano man.
Linda's kids were in shock, with no stage presence, she cant play a guitar to save her life, there were 2 guitars too many, the kid on the tambourine was an embarrssmnt, and an accordion filled out a bit.
No I wont be booking her for my club with that line-up, only with Teddy.If only.
Oh how images are altered.
Let us move on to the now and the future, so its Johnny Collins on Friday at the Comfort Hotel, St Albans


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 07:59 PM

Promise I'm not being anti-reactionary, but I just watched Linda with the knowledge of her panning here, and I liked her performance. Three acoostik geetars was probably overkill, even if she didnae play hers, but the waves of harmony were soothing. I don't agree that it was weak, and I genuinely enjoyed the performance. I suspect that, for the right reasons, our previous posters wanted our Linda to champion our cause, and when she went it minimally, felt defeated. When Sharon Shannon played on Jools back a few years, that felt very one dimensional to me, and there is no bigger fan than I. I believe we want our champions to slay the field, and that's a tough order against Bowie. Doris Dynamite needs to keep trying. Against Linda, she's a musical pygmy. Good on yer, Linda!


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 08:19 PM

David Gilmour on C4 now.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 02:15 AM

And he was singing 'Dimming of the day'. Strange.............


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 08:17 AM

What made me sad is that she was only given the opportunity to do one song while all the others did 2 or 3. It was the same when Martin Carthy appeared on the same show. It highlights the need for a good folk based programme on TV like Radio 2 have each week. I didn't dislike Linda's singing on the show but it was not upbeat enough to compete with the likes of Bowie and Ms Dynamite. Alot of people watching will never have heard of her anyway and I don't think they will be rushing out to buy the album based on that one hearing.


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:36 AM

not impressed on a sample of 1 song - IMHO
Bowie of acedemic interest.
heard in background while programming Java in Acrobat pdf files. AND it didn't interrupt much either!


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Subject: RE: Linda Thompson on UK TV (Jools)
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 10:01 AM

Will I be shot down if I say I saw Linda on Jool's prog and I wasn't very impressed at all? Actually I felt it was fairly average. I don't feel her performance did anything to encourage Jools Holland prog viewers to seek more folk.

#<8-s


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