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Glen S
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« Reply #2140 on: March 18, 2024, 10:16:57 AM »


I managed to get backstage at Portsmouth Guildhall after a Fairport gig. It was the Nine lineup.
I didn’t have my copy of the album with me, but there was a Corn Flakes box in the room.
I now have an autographed back of a Corn Flakes box stuck to the inner sleeve of my copy of Nine!


I wonder if Simon still has the Cornflake box shaped guitar?

I seem to remember it making an appearance at Cropredy a few years ago? Of course, I may just have imagined this! Grin
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« Reply #2141 on: March 18, 2024, 11:18:25 AM »



I managed to get backstage at Portsmouth Guildhall after a Fairport gig. It was the Nine lineup.
I didn’t have my copy of the album with me, but there was a Corn Flakes box in the room.
I now have an autographed back of a Corn Flakes box stuck to the inner sleeve of my copy of Nine!


I wonder if Simon still has the Cornflake box shaped guitar?

I seem to remember it making an appearance at Cropredy a few years ago? Of course, I may just have imagined this! Grin


Yes he has. He played it at the Brasenose in 2021 when the festival was cancelled for the second year. I have a photo to prove it but I’m not sure how to post it on here. I hope that helps.
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« Reply #2142 on: March 18, 2024, 11:29:34 AM »

Luckily, there's a video of the Brase gig here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aRrgqM2zgw

A screenshot of the Breakfaxe

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« Reply #2143 on: March 18, 2024, 01:16:19 PM »

Ah! Thanks Andy and Mike!

It was this exact video that brought it to mind!  Smiley
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« Reply #2144 on: March 18, 2024, 02:11:30 PM »

A brilliant gig, even though it was in the middle of a monsoon!
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« Reply #2145 on: March 18, 2024, 03:27:53 PM »

The last time I was as wet as I was at the Brazenose was………… Cropredy!!! Smiley
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« Reply #2146 on: March 21, 2024, 07:04:11 PM »

This came up a few minutes ago - a vintage (1985) advert from when Peggy used Riverhead headless basses...


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« Reply #2147 on: March 21, 2024, 07:07:28 PM »

Headless guitars and basses were the ugliest things that ever happened to rock.

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« Reply #2148 on: March 21, 2024, 07:09:48 PM »


Headless guitars and basses were the ugliest things that ever happened to rock.

Jules

I'd possibly go with a Status over a Steinberger or, indeed the above Riverhead design. However, even Status acknowledged the aesthetic benefits of headed basses, and added them to their range later on.
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« Reply #2149 on: March 21, 2024, 08:12:56 PM »


I'd possibly go with a Status over a Steinberger or, indeed the above Riverhead design.


I would have no idea. They were all revolting. It threw the balance off, visually. I also used to wonder how it felt when playing in first position, but not enough to ever want to pick one up.

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« Reply #2150 on: March 22, 2024, 10:16:47 AM »

Anyone else had a message from a Richard Houghton asking for fans comments for a book he is writing with/ for Fairports.?
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« Reply #2151 on: March 22, 2024, 10:19:01 AM »


Anyone else had a message from a Richard Houghton asking for fans comments for a book he is writing with/ for Fairports.?


Yep...

Poor Fairport really do deserve a bloody good book, don't they?
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« Reply #2152 on: March 22, 2024, 10:21:17 AM »


Anyone else had a message from a Richard Houghton asking for fans comments for a book he is writing with/ for Fairports.?


Yes I have.
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« Reply #2153 on: March 22, 2024, 10:55:35 AM »


Anyone else had a message from a Richard Houghton asking for fans comments for a book he is writing with/ for Fairports.?

Yes, I'm struggling to know exactly what to write. I discarded a first attempt as it contained far too much information, like verging on autobiographical details. The remit is apparently "your Fairport journey", so I'll have another go over the weekend.
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« Reply #2154 on: March 22, 2024, 02:21:16 PM »

It's a follow-up to the one published a couple of years ago, with more stories from fans.  I managed to share some this time round, so we'll see if it makes the cut.
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« Reply #2155 on: March 22, 2024, 02:41:44 PM »


It's a follow-up to the one published a couple of years ago, with more stories from fans.  I managed to share some this time round, so we'll see if it makes the cut.




I didn’t send anything last time, but I have this time.
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« Reply #2156 on: March 22, 2024, 05:53:08 PM »

My FC anecdotes were published in the first book...
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« Reply #2157 on: March 22, 2024, 06:20:23 PM »


My FC anecdotes were published in the first book...


And very interesting they were too!
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« Reply #2158 on: March 22, 2024, 11:16:55 PM »

I sent him mine seems like a year ago, and was glad of the chance as I'd missed it for the first book, which I found an enjoyable read.
Then I too got the request again last week. Which makes me think maybe he's struggling to fill it  this time around...
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« Reply #2159 on: March 24, 2024, 10:33:51 AM »



Anyone else had a message from a Richard Houghton asking for fans comments for a book he is writing with/ for Fairports.?

Yes, I'm struggling to know exactly what to write. I discarded a first attempt as it contained far too much information, like verging on autobiographical details. The remit is apparently "your Fairport journey", so I'll have another go over the weekend.

Yep, I’ve had that problem too Dan. Wasn’t really sure what he was wanting. I ve sent something, so we’ll see…..
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