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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2013, 10:56:51 AM »

I look forward to Swarb's long-mooted autobiography. I'm sure it'll clear a few things up.
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2013, 10:57:54 AM »


I got the book as a present at Christmas. read it immediately.
 It's on my book shelf and i haven't returned to it.
I commented on it at the time.
On reflection my thoughts are that it was marketed as something it isn't.
 It certainly isn't fairport by fairport. It certainly isn't a signed copy.
It would be harsh to say it was aimed at long term fans to make a few quid but it felt like that, rather like innumerable dubious quality dvd's , cd's. tapes(!) of Cropredy performances.
I think Dave S has every right to make his comments public. How can it be fairport by fairport if you haven't talked to Swarb or at least run it past him?
Ok, if it's just about the present band don't mention anything before 1986.
Compared to Mike Scott's ,'Adventures of a Waterboy. F by F is not in the same league.
The acid test is that I return to Mike Scott's book a lot.
 

I largely agree. I gave my copy away.
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2013, 10:58:49 AM »


I largely agree. I gave my copy away.


Anybody else want to give theirs away?   Wink

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2013, 11:00:34 AM »



I got the book as a present at Christmas. read it immediately.
 It's on my book shelf and i haven't returned to it.
I commented on it at the time.
On reflection my thoughts are that it was marketed as something it isn't.
 It certainly isn't fairport by fairport. It certainly isn't a signed copy.
It would be harsh to say it was aimed at long term fans to make a few quid but it felt like that, rather like innumerable dubious quality dvd's , cd's. tapes(!) of Cropredy performances.
I think Dave S has every right to make his comments public. How can it be fairport by fairport if you haven't talked to Swarb or at least run it past him?
Ok, if it's just about the present band don't mention anything before 1986.
Compared to Mike Scott's ,'Adventures of a Waterboy. F by F is not in the same league.
The acid test is that I return to Mike Scott's book a lot.
 

I largely agree. I gave my copy away.

Bloody hell. Steady Andy. We're agreeing again! Grin
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I largely agree. I gave my copy away.


Anybody else want to give theirs away?   Wink

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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2013, 11:15:37 AM »


Do you need to prop a door open? Use a shoe.


Oh, it's that bad, eh?

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2013, 11:19:33 AM »



Do you need to prop a door open? Use a shoe.


Oh, it's that bad, eh?

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It's not that bad, but apparently a few of the 'facts' are a little awry...  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2013, 11:30:06 AM »

Can I just point out that Swarb has now stated on his own FB page in response to a comment:

"The inaccuracies are not worth not buying the book I feel. There are great passages that are 'pre swarb' and good stuff from all times, my beef is that I could have corrected the errors given the chance. The proof reading was bad I feel. And of course the book is out there for ever. But please don't let my gripe put you off reading what is in a lot of cases untold. I was a cog in the great wheel. But just that mate, a cog. Buy it and have a good read."

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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2013, 11:47:17 AM »


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Must go now as I in the middle of writing up my steamy night of passion with Chrissy Hynde behind the 101 club in 1976, .....I think it was Chrissy Hynde, it certainly looked like her .....a bit........it could have been 75, it may have been behind the Old Cock pub in Didsbury......i may be disremembering......
 


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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2013, 12:01:33 PM »


It's not that bad, but apparently a few of the 'facts' are a little awry...  Wink

My opinions are readily available in earlier postings here.
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2013, 09:35:10 PM »

Folkcast announced on their facebook page a Cropredy preview podcast coming later in the summer. They were in conversation with Peggy about the festival.
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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2013, 02:29:46 PM »

Latest Facebook status from Swarb: "Is looking for a piano player for gigs,must drive, singer if possible and aware of the kind of stuff I do."

It's a dirty job but someone (lucky) will have to do it... Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2013, 04:12:15 PM »

A report from the Dylan Americanarama tour of RT joining Wilco for a couple of numbers, one of which was "Sloth".  Smiley


http://www.examiner.com/article/bob-dylan-s-americanarama-indiana-richard-thompson-joins-wilco-for-two-songs
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« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2013, 04:59:42 PM »

Would like to hear/see that  Smiley  There's a photo on Twitter https://twitter.com/Wilco/status/353321693915271168/photo/1

I wonder if he'll get to play with Bob too?  I have vague recollections of some big charity bash (Montreaux?) from the 90's with Richard sharing a stage with Bob (and about a hundred others) but I might have imagined that...

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« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2013, 05:08:13 PM »


Would like to hear/see that  Smiley

I wonder if he'll get to play with Bob too?  I have vague recollections of some big charity bash (Montreaux?) from the 90's with Richard sharing a stage with Bob (and about a hundred others) but I might have imagined that...


Not imagined at all. It was a guitar festival in Spain in 92, or '93. Only saw it at the time & it was a bit of a shambles. Either they hadn't rehearsed, or Bob changed his mind on what to play & forgot to mention it. Neither Bob nor RT's finest moment, but great fun to watch.  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2013, 05:09:52 PM »

That's the one...it's reassuring to note that not all of my memories are imagined...  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2013, 08:17:32 PM »

From David Hepworth's blog - an amusingly inaccurate assessment of L&L from Karen Buck MP via The Independent :

http://whatsheonaboutnow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/why-mps-really-should-lay-off-rock.html
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« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2013, 11:45:13 AM »

A rather lovely article about Who Knows Where The Time Goes from the Herald: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/not-fade-away-1967-who-knows-where-the-time-goes-sandy-denny.2013075255
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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2013, 04:10:56 PM »

The great David Hepworth (Word, Mojo, Q etc. etc.) provides a suitable riposte to an idiotic MP:

http://whatsheonaboutnow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/why-mps-really-should-lay-off-rock.html

No more to be said really.
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« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2013, 04:17:59 PM »

See Dan O's post two above yours :-)
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