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MC Fat not at Stainsby

14 Jul 07 - 07:56 AM (#2102342)
Subject: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Just to let any friends of mine know. Stainsby Festival ( or certain people) have decided in their infinite wisdom to inform me at a week notice that after 15 years they don't want my compering this year. A fact that has saddened and annoyed me. I've decided I'm not going but hope those who are there have a good time and hope to catch up with people at Warwick, Whitby, Shrewsbury, Bromyard and Sheffield Festivals.


14 Jul 07 - 11:12 AM (#2102429)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Geoff the Duck

Are there any other places you are not going to be, Jim? ;@)
Quack!
GtD.


14 Jul 07 - 11:48 AM (#2102443)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: r.padgett

O B****r 'em

get to Barnsley I'll take you to Saddleworth FF, back Monday if they'll have you!

Ray


14 Jul 07 - 03:03 PM (#2102621)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: nutty

I agree with Ray ......

Come to Saddleworth, Jim - it's a far better option


14 Jul 07 - 03:18 PM (#2102627)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Kampervan

Jim

There are people in this world that it is better not to comment on.
Then there are the good guys like Ray.
Have a great time at Saddleworth and see you at Shrewsbury.
Bigbird sends her love.

All the best mate.
K/van


14 Jul 07 - 03:30 PM (#2102639)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Emma B

Sorry to hear that Jim - I have many fond memories of Stainsby, but am heading out to this festival
this year!
Keep well


15 Jul 07 - 05:27 AM (#2103084)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Thanks for the kind thoughts chaps and chappesses. Not sure what I'm doing but thanks for the offer Ray


15 Jul 07 - 05:54 AM (#2103091)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Partridge

Try your best to be there (saddleworth) Jim. I need a good laugh - you always cheer me up.

Sorry about Stainsby - there loss could be our gain!

love

Pat xx


15 Jul 07 - 06:39 AM (#2103119)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Thanks Pat I will certainly be there but I don't know for how long


15 Jul 07 - 10:07 AM (#2103222)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Kampervan

I don't think that there's any need to comment on the previous posting except to say that I notice that guest hasn't the bottle to identify themself.


15 Jul 07 - 10:32 AM (#2103230)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST

But you have been slagging the organisers of Stainsby


15 Jul 07 - 10:36 AM (#2103236)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: nutty

You are being extremely over sensitive Guest ... there is nothing posted in this thread that I feel could be interpreted as "slagging the organisers of Stainsby"


15 Jul 07 - 10:46 AM (#2103245)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Kampervan

I thought that anonymous 'guest' postings on Mudcat had been done away with?


15 Jul 07 - 11:21 AM (#2103284)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: muppitz

Jim, I'm setting off for Saddleworth on around midday Friday, I'd be more than happy to make a small detour, it's in the right direction!
As for the guest, Jim would have every right to slag the organisers off the way he's been treated, he's been a strong supporter of the festival for many years, they could at least have some common human decency.
A week's notice for someone who has been a devotee and supporter to your cause for so long is totally unacceptable!

muppitz
x


15 Jul 07 - 11:35 AM (#2103295)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Kampervan

From the Mudcat controllers ....

News as of 30 May 07 From the FAQ, January 9, 2007: From now on, anonymous posting will be watched and controlled. We've had far too many problems with anonymous posters. If you want to post, use a consistent name. We're not requiring registration, although we certainly prefer that. You may certainly use a pseudonym as a user name, but please use that same name every time you post. If you post without using a consistent name, you risk having your messages deleted. ... [more]

And the reason for this was people like you 'guest'. Whatever Jim has or has not said, at least everyone knew who was speaking. I repeat - you're gutless.


15 Jul 07 - 11:43 AM (#2103305)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST

still not been succesfull
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15 Jul 07 - 11:45 AM (#2103308)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Kampervan

No, you haven't.


15 Jul 07 - 11:58 AM (#2103320)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST

Yes I have
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15 Jul 07 - 12:09 PM (#2103331)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Kampervan

At what?


15 Jul 07 - 07:41 PM (#2103693)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

was going to reply but thot what is the popint in resonding to twats


15 Jul 07 - 07:47 PM (#2103697)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

I have spent my week end raising money for the pubs and people affected by the floods. I suppose the anon twat who wants to slag me off has been polishing his halo. I am happy that i can hold my head high.


15 Jul 07 - 07:52 PM (#2103702)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

at no point have i slagged the organisers of Stainsby. However let us look at the evidence....7 days notice of not working....15 years service....you can work the rest out.


16 Jul 07 - 03:21 AM (#2103942)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Raggytash

Jim
You should challenge them to a duel .......... guess who can be your trusty second ?


16 Jul 07 - 03:58 AM (#2103961)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Duals are for honourable people as you know my leige but thanks for the offer Sir Ragtash


16 Jul 07 - 04:07 AM (#2103963)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Alio

Jim,

Come and join us in Saddleworth - we'd love to see you again!!

Ali x


16 Jul 07 - 06:47 AM (#2104045)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Raggytash

Au Contaire my Lord, they are the opportunity for good Knights such as yourself to rid the world of scoundrels .......... however if you don't want to get your hands dirty Saddleworth is a very good reason to avoid the same. Excellent little festival and this will be the first time I've ever missed it but due to work I cannot get there.


16 Jul 07 - 02:43 PM (#2104430)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Red and White Rabbit

Sorry to hear about Stainsby Jim - I know you loved the festival

Sometimes there comes a time when you have to move on though - as you know both as a festival organiser, comparee and artist and sometimes decisions are made last minute but dont look back at the last 15 years look forward to new opportunities and seeing those of us that'll be at Saddlworth!


16 Jul 07 - 04:11 PM (#2104509)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Alio

Quite right - well said!!


16 Jul 07 - 06:48 PM (#2104634)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,Richard

I hope you chaps and chappeses wont mind if I lend an oar to this thread, even though I am not registered.
I met said MC Fat some years ago at Whitby, the Tap and Stile to be specific.
I have since seen him in "action" at Stainsby,Sheffield,Worral, Warwick and some other events both MC'ing and playing.
Personally I have always enjoyed his style and clear love for folk.
When someone as dedicated to the craft is dismissed behind the cover of a last minute letter I wonder at the character of the instigator of the action.
Far from being a natural folkie, I have been drawn into its wake because all the people I have met so far have been thoughtful, caring people.
This news is not the sort of thing I perhaps naively expect. Credit for loyalty and dedication please. If as it seems you don't respect what someone is doing at least have the decency to discuss it with them directly and positively.
Long live MC Fat at quality festivals


16 Jul 07 - 07:33 PM (#2104659)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Must buy the last poster Richard a pint. His post perhaps makes what we are all doing worthwhile and at the same time knocks into touch the nasty comments of the cowardly 'guest'. I will be at Saddleworth certainly Friday and most of Saturday maybe a bit more we'll see. I had a really crap week last week but the nice thoughts and proper friendship have seen it through. I will be there all right and i will be on fire. Let us let it roll.......


17 Jul 07 - 07:21 AM (#2105003)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Pistachio

Oh Good - see you there Jim. Hope there'll be no rain to dampen your fire!
Hazel.


18 Jul 07 - 12:47 PM (#2106008)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Folkiedave

It has just occurred to me. If Jim is no longer an MC at Stainsby will he now be Guest - Fat?

I'll get mi coat......


18 Jul 07 - 01:22 PM (#2106036)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

..well Dave I am still MC'ing at Warwick, Bromyard , Shrewsbury and Sheffield plus it is a play on McDonald


18 Jul 07 - 01:51 PM (#2106066)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: The Sandman

Jim Mcdonald,It must be twenty years since our paths crossed,Ithink it was when I was with the New Mexborough English Concertina Quartet,I hope you are keeping well,you are a fine MC.DickMiles


19 Jul 07 - 04:24 AM (#2106604)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Thanks Dick hope you are well and still playing Mexborough Concertina Band tunes !!! The actual Concertina Club brews some very fine beer indeed.


19 Jul 07 - 11:02 AM (#2106825)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Alio

See you in Saddleworth tomorrow Jim.

Ali


19 Jul 07 - 11:31 AM (#2106846)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: Raggytash

Jim
Please do me a small favour, as I cannot attend cos I'm working all day Saturday (and laying more bricks at home on Sunday), could you sing a song or two on my behalf and perhaps imbibe a modicum of alcoholic refreshment on my behalf

Cheers

Nick


19 Jul 07 - 07:08 PM (#2107217)
Subject: RE: MC Fat not at Stainsby
From: GUEST,MC Fat

Singinging perhaps I can my twusty second. Imbibing ? being a man of temperate means......yeah ok I'll drink you're share.