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« Reply #200 on: September 14, 2023, 08:59:43 AM »



Today's Blog from me reflects upon the four festivals we attended this summer.


I did laugh at the description of Solstice. †Plenty of marmite bands on this year by the sound of it. †Increasingly perhaps, Fairport become one of them themselves...

I like that ďa lack of patience on your part does not constitute an emergency on our partĒ quote Grin †Entitlement? †Don't get me started...


I too love Marmite Grin but your comment here about Fairport struck a chord with me David. I'm sad to find myself finding it very hard to defend Fairport
these days against accusations such as ultra twee and samey. Sad
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« Reply #201 on: September 15, 2023, 01:51:59 PM »

This was a great blog Andy, nice to hear about the festivals. I used to work in a village near Hopton Wafers, but that was before the Beardy festival. It is beautiful round there!  

On Fairport, I see them as a bit like a much-loved, maturing relative ...they canít be expected to be exactly as they were years ago, but I still go to see them and love to do so. I think they still sound good doing what they do best, they arenít at the stage of sounding cringeworthy, like some high profile acts that keep on too long.

Yes, they do the similar sets and sometimes the new tunes sound strangely familiar... but I see that as their style and tradition. Keep it up, boys!

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« Reply #202 on: September 15, 2023, 02:02:33 PM »

I think my comments have been at least slightly misinterpreted...although tbh I generally agree with the misinterpretation.  What I was suggesting was that Fairport are now a marmite band at their own festival...people either love them or don't like/ignore them.  It wasn't a comment per se on the rights or wrongs of the current band (most know my feelings on that).
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« Reply #203 on: December 14, 2023, 11:39:41 AM »

Today's Blog gives to pointers to organisations that can help you if the Black Dog comes visiting at Christmas.


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« Reply #204 on: January 14, 2024, 09:05:33 AM »

Today's Blog is a dreary review of how I feel to have gotten to 68.

Not the most cheerful one you'll ever read.


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« Reply #205 on: January 14, 2024, 10:58:33 AM »


Today's Blog is a dreary review of how I feel to have gotten to 68.

Not the most cheerful one you'll ever read.



I'm 66, so I'd best pass on that Andy.  I'll hold onto the illusion things may improve.   Grin
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« Reply #206 on: January 14, 2024, 11:08:50 AM »

Happy birthday Andy and happy anniversary to you and Wendy as well.

I am behind by just over a decade, but can relate to much of what you say.

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« Reply #207 on: February 19, 2024, 12:16:14 PM »

Today's Blog is about the increasing difficulty of making any money in the music industry.


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« Reply #208 on: February 19, 2024, 01:42:25 PM »

An excellent piece, Andy. I'm thankful my 2 sons didn't want to become musicians, even though they would both admit to having zero musical talent.
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« Reply #209 on: February 20, 2024, 10:17:27 PM »

Great piece Andy. Iím astonished by the number of under the radar artists who manage to tour and (frankly) eat - mainly from the rider, admittedly - every year. Back in the day the band James apparently made more from t-shirt sales than they did from records, those days are back again.
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« Reply #210 on: March 29, 2024, 12:47:13 AM »

I'm Tired


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« Reply #211 on: March 29, 2024, 06:14:48 AM »

Very relatable.
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« Reply #212 on: March 29, 2024, 10:48:38 AM »


Very relatable.


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« Reply #213 on: April 13, 2024, 11:48:18 PM »

Today's Blog is about giving up booze.


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« Reply #214 on: April 14, 2024, 05:24:15 PM »

Thanks for sharing Andy.

I gave up alcohol †as I was approaching 60, which us over 6 years ago now. †As far as I know I had and still have a fully functioning Liver. My relationship with alcohol wasn't a bad one, but I was no stranger to a bad hangover, and at times I regretted the money I'd wasted. †I enjoyed booze at the start, and as a youngster I hadn't got loads of †confidence. †Beer got me talking to people, and i had a few adventures brought on by drink. Like you, I can say without hesitation that I don't †miss alcohol. There's coffee, tea, food, meditation, music and company to enjoy in a sober state. †Who knows, I might even live a little longer. †Grin
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« Reply #215 on: May 31, 2024, 11:47:13 AM »

Today's Blog urges you to hydrate this summer, as we're all Hairy Bags Of Water.


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« Reply #216 on: May 31, 2024, 11:55:18 AM »

Big thumbs up for that advice, sir!
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« Reply #217 on: June 04, 2024, 02:29:50 PM »

where have you heard we will have a hot summer? I want your forecast!! Grin All I've seen suggests it is to be a very wet cool summer.
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« Reply #218 on: June 04, 2024, 03:06:19 PM »


where have you heard we will have a hot summer? I want your forecast!! Grin All I've seen suggests it is to be a very wet cool summer.
We've just had the warmest May ever...
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« Reply #219 on: June 04, 2024, 03:58:55 PM »



where have you heard we will have a hot summer? I want your forecast!! Grin All I've seen suggests it is to be a very wet cool summer.
We've just had the warmest May ever...


ah yes but also very wet!
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