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Title: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 18, 2007, 01:22:41 AM
 :)   :P  :)   :P   :)     Weenie gathering Guernsey 11-12 April 2008   :)   :P   :)   :P   :)

Yes, it's true 'we' are going to do it again and with a little forward planning have just finished updating the website, so please take a look and get those sea-view hotel room bookings rolling in  :)

It may seem a little early to be pushing this event but I have to sort the hotel, put a hold on some rooms and make sure we can have the function room before it gets booked for a wedding...! The other point is, in these days of internet travel bookings the earlier you book your flights the cheaper they are likely to be  :o

Full details are on the site, but please contact me if you want any further information.

http://www.weekendblues.org

As for the event itself, I think the format will be much the same as last April and for those of you that came over I would like to see you all here again... and, if you have any (polite) suggestions or ideas please, please do let me know.

Naturally, I will keep pushing this  >:D and would ask that if you do decide to book, would you please let me know
so I can keep a vague check on what's happening!

Finally................ I know it's a long way from the US, but if anybody felt the call we would be more than delighted to see you, just as Waxy made the trip last time.

Any queries, please do contact me.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 18, 2007, 03:40:59 AM
I'll certainly aim to be there - it was great this year. But can you guarantee the same weather?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on September 18, 2007, 07:46:23 AM
You know we'll be there!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: dave stott on September 18, 2007, 09:08:17 AM
where is the annual US Weenie Campbell gathering held??

or is it better known as Port Townsend?

Dave
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 18, 2007, 09:20:40 AM
Thanks guys, will be delighted to see you - it wouldn't be the same without you  :) 

Could I possibly sweet-talk you into doing a workshop each, as last time perchance...  :P

And yes, not that I have been, but I understand that Portsend has become what you might describe as the US version, although it's on a slightly bigger scale  ;D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 18, 2007, 09:49:50 AM
Happy to do workshop, Richard.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 18, 2007, 12:56:46 PM
Thanks Prof, one down three to go  ;)
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Slack on September 18, 2007, 01:40:24 PM
Really great that you are doing this again Richard!

Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on September 18, 2007, 01:49:42 PM
I will try to get there- much will depend on the willingness of Mrs Slim to allow me to go off gallavanting around the channel islands with a guitar, when I'm supposed to be helping her look after what will by then be a four month old bundle of noise, sick and fun!

However- I have provisional permission- so it looks hopeful.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: uncle bud on September 18, 2007, 02:03:09 PM
bundle of noise, sick and fun!

Slim - sounds like he/she would fit right in!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 18, 2007, 02:07:12 PM
Thanks Slack, I can but try... be nice if you could pop over and give it the official seal of Weenie-ism :)

Now then NS, you have no choice  :-X you must lay down the ground rules that musac and going off to play with weenies comes first :o Although speaking from experience, my kids never slept from week two onwards and with permanent knackerness setting in my giging rapidly went from four nights a week to zero.... so if you have her permission now, get that weekend pass in writing - you'll need it ;D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Slack on September 18, 2007, 03:16:29 PM
Quote
Thanks Slack, I can but try... be nice if you could pop over and give it the official seal of Weenie-ism  :)

I'd love to pop over :) ..I'll have to play it by ear as there have been rumblings by our weekly dance group (4 couples get together once a week to dance some swing) about going to Festival International de Louisiane (http://www.festivalinternational.com/site41.php), the hometown of one of our group, the weekend after -- but who knows, maybe I can steer them all toward Guernsey.   :)
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: GhostRider on September 18, 2007, 11:23:52 PM
Quote
weekly dance group (4 couples get together once a week to dance some swing)

Do you have any video?  8)

Alex
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 19, 2007, 12:20:19 AM
How naughty.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on September 19, 2007, 01:40:23 AM
No problem with a workshop.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Parlor Picker on September 19, 2007, 06:31:47 AM
No problem with a workshop.

Will you supply all those attending (i.e. normal[?] right-handed players with mirrors??

 >:D :D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 19, 2007, 07:37:28 AM

I have to admit that is problem  ::)

However, on reflection (get it?) I didn't think it would matter too much since the rose tinted specs that we all use on these ocassions have a built in corrective factor, or possibly it's the alcohol.

So, Phil thank you very much for your kind offer and take no notice of the carping - just imagine if PP were to do a workshop you could go along there and ....  >:D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: waxwing on September 19, 2007, 08:18:51 AM
Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to make it over this year, Richard. Really had a great time last year and the setting was beautiful. When we checked into our seaview room Gre exclaimed, "Well you didn't tell me it would be like this." I think she spent several hours just staring out at Cobo Bay from our balcony.

Well, April is a ways off and who knows, plans could change.

All for now.
John C.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on September 19, 2007, 03:39:18 PM
Waxy, well it was really great for both you to come over for the inagural gathering anyway and your duets with Prof Scratch that I managed to catch will be missed  :)

Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 20, 2007, 04:18:02 AM
..plus - I still want to steal some Clifford Gibson tricks and licks....so start filling that piggy bank, Wax!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on November 12, 2007, 07:24:17 AM
 :o  :o  :o PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A TOTAL COCKUP AT THE HOTEL WE ARE NOW HAVING TO BRING THIS WONDERFUL EVENT FORWARD ONE WEEK !!!!

So, it now takes place on the weekend beginning Friday 11 April 07 and I have even managed to get the website up todate as well  :o

I know it's early days but lets go for it and amaze the hotel with a flood of bookings  :P

www.weekendblues.org

Any problems\queries please let me know.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on November 14, 2007, 04:29:10 AM
Hotel booked.  Do I get a cookie? ;)
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on November 14, 2007, 01:27:50 PM

In a word, No. 

But, I'll arrange to give you a gold star when I see you next  ;D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Prof Scratchy on December 24, 2007, 12:49:33 PM
It gets light at 9am and dark at four o'clock here in Edinburgh at this time of year - so thoughts have turned to sunnier days and warmer climes. I've just escaped the tree decorating duties to book my flights and hotel. Feels better already. But just a thought, has anyone any ideas on workshop topics? All suggestions gratefully received. It could be a particular song. Or a particular style (like last year). I reckoned that if I asked now, then there'd be a few suggestions between now and April, and I'd be bound to be able to do at least something with one of them! Fingers crossed. Nothing too hard now!
Prof S
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on December 24, 2007, 01:33:43 PM
I'll put what's left of my Xmas brain to it, I took the view I carried the dreaded tree in so "they" can decorate it!

Whilst we are on this topic let me give nudge to all those who threatened to come over and  get the flights and the Hotel booked...... also, unless we can talk Wax into appearing again we will have another workshop slot free.......... any takers, suggestions or anything else polite  ;D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on January 04, 2008, 08:00:32 AM
Since I had to pop into the hotel over Xmas they gave me a nudge to push for some reservations  :-X

So what can I do except pass on the message on and hope to galvanise a few more you into booking for the great event - just think it will soon be the sunny season when you can eat fish and chips on the beach  :)

Details as ever from   http://www.weekendblues.org

If you book can you let me know ?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on January 16, 2008, 03:45:48 AM
Flight's booked, hotel alerted, guitars packed, ready to go, just have to wait for Mrs.Blueshome to finish packing - that will take till April!  Can't wait!

Richard, can we have a check on who's booked in so that the guilty non-bookers can be named and shamed?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on January 16, 2008, 03:47:53 AM
Am booked but have been tardy in getting my deposit cheque to the hotel... 
Title: Re: When?
Post by: Rivers on January 16, 2008, 04:41:43 AM
Hey Rich, you might want to change the title of this topic (edit the first post subject, also the red ink!) since the dates have changed. Snafu mitigation exercise, that sort of thing. Wish I could hang with you guys for a week, it would be a lot of fun. Great to see this taking off!

Riv
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on January 16, 2008, 05:54:20 AM
OMG !!!!!  :-X

I thought I had !!!!  :-X


I have now.............  :D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Slack on January 16, 2008, 07:11:15 AM
Yea, really gald to see this is coming together for a second year!  And I also wish I could join you this year.  Among several complication's is that a group of us are going to Lafayette, LA for the International Music festival the next weekend (24th-27th), a trip planned for some time.

However!  I hope to make it up. I've been talking to my Slackabilly group and we want to come sometime in 2009 and play. We need a world tour.  :D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on January 16, 2008, 09:34:18 AM
Slack, be delighted to see you as I do like rocakbilly which I imagine is somehow related to Slackabilly..   ;)

So let's keep pushing this years event and if that works, this could well be a fixture on the musical callendar  :) in which case come 2009 you'd be on - but, I'd want a sit in though on drums of course  :P
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on February 04, 2008, 02:25:04 PM

:)

Now we are into Febuary I was hoping to persuade those of you who who might be contemplating coming over for the weekend extravaganza to book flights while they are still cheap(er) and also to book the hotel, especially as they have given me nudge.... and I do not really want to enter into panic mode with the remaining unbooked rooms  :-X

As ever, further details from the site    www.weekendblues.org

.

Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on February 07, 2008, 02:16:17 AM
Flights booked here... ;)
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on February 07, 2008, 04:55:52 AM
Excellent and I take it this a solo flight so to speak.....

Now NS, while I think of it what about talking your soliciting mate ... who's name totally escapes me, but I think is Andrew!  ::) ... into coming over with you, I seem to remember from EBA week the pair of you do a good duo act with a bottle or two  :-X
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on February 07, 2008, 05:21:51 AM
Yep- solo flight.

Andrew is an accountant- and living abroad now... Its been mentioned to him but I think its rather unlikely  :(
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on February 07, 2008, 06:36:20 AM
Shame, I hope he went somewhere warmer! Will he be doing Bluesweek again then?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on February 07, 2008, 06:39:22 AM
I believe he has a pass for bluesweek- and is looking at Bracknell (not least because he used to live there- so presumably has some convenient acommodation / people to visit).

On a different note...

GET YOUR FLIGHTS BOOKED FOLKS!

(You may even get to see a debut performance of Slim's Wabash Rag  :o)
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 18-19 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on February 07, 2008, 06:47:01 AM
Quote

On a different note...

GET YOUR FLIGHTS BOOKED FOLKS!

(You may even get to see a debut performance of Slim's Wabash Rag  Shocked)

Now to that alone is worth the trip and he's allowed out on his own   >:D so Weenies you have no excuse, book it all up now!!!!!!
Title: Re: >>IMPORTANT Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008<<
Post by: Richard on February 08, 2008, 05:29:44 AM
**** Confirmation of dates - 11-12 April 2008****

It seems there is some confusion as to the date of the great event, the hotel saying one thing and those who have booked telling me another!!!!

However, I have today been to the hotel and can confirm positively that it is booked for the weekend of 11-12-13 April which I hope coincides with the dates used by those who have booked thus far!

Should you find any referneces to the 18-19 April they are incorrect.




Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on February 09, 2008, 01:57:06 AM
Doh!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on February 09, 2008, 08:18:37 AM
Quite  >:(
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on February 11, 2008, 02:49:24 AM
Richard - how about you bringing some 78's and your wind-up gramophone along?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on February 11, 2008, 03:44:31 AM
What do you want blood!!!

Okeh then, here's the deal........... if we can get the numbers up to dozen or over I'll (try) find a windup that still works (and hopefully some needles....  :-X) and dust off few 78s  :P

Get recruiting.........  :o 
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on March 02, 2008, 01:31:37 PM
 :)

It's only a few weeks now and I'm importuning for a few more weenies up to come over........... think of the sun, sea, sand and no VAT! 

Also, the hotel has been spending what looks like billions on a bit of a refit so give it a try!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on March 10, 2008, 08:11:52 AM
Apropos my last post here is a pic I just took which shows (somewhere) the world famous Cobo Bay Hotel in the eye of that storm that Canada sent over to us today... it washed my bucket and spade clean away  ;D

But on a more serious note I have to admit I am getting a little worried as to the downturn (Lack?) of numbers in signing up with only a month to go, particularly as regards keeping the hotel happy.

Errr... ummmmm....  ::)

Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on March 11, 2008, 02:33:29 AM
How many are signed up? ???
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on March 11, 2008, 02:51:24 AM
Six  so far I think.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Norfolk Slim on March 11, 2008, 05:26:36 AM
Erk.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on March 11, 2008, 06:00:52 AM
I know, it's not good and of course the proof of the pudding is in the eating or to put that into English, when all the promises of attendance turn into bookings.....  and how the hell can you guaranttttee that at the outset?

I appreciate the support and realise that this is never going to be a high turnout event so that with even, say 10-12 participants it would work happily... so, sadly at this rate I can't honestly see it continuing after this year and it looks as though a rethink of the program may be called for.

My real problem is the hotel as they were hanging onto ten rooms for me and the function room for 2 nights, knowing they had turned down a wedding party for us.....

Any brainwaves or suggestions (polite) do let me know.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: natterjack on March 11, 2008, 10:23:50 AM
I will book up soon, when I get a moment. I've had a few private life issues which have needed resolving recently and my mind has been elsewhere. I had a good time last year so am definitely up for coming over... as long as it definitely is 11 - 12 April and not 18 - 19!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on March 11, 2008, 02:07:27 PM
NJ well that is very good news... thanks  :) and it is most certainly the 11-12th   :P I shall look forward to it.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: natterjack on March 18, 2008, 06:07:33 AM
Booked... at last.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on March 18, 2008, 07:48:16 AM
Persistence obviously pays off  ;) very good, I'll buy you drink!

Now if could only get anther couple of Weenies signed up I might stop the Prozac.......... there must be somebody out there in the wilds of frozen England who needs an escape and a dose of live Weenieisam... be brave and sign up!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 04, 2008, 11:52:58 AM
Now boys and girls as you know numbers are down on last year so I'm really asking what you want. I have put out some fliers to try to get along any locals interested in the music, but on past performance of Guerns (as they are known locally!) I am not hoilding my breath!

I have not cobbled up my infamous quiz yet - do you still want one??? Also.... shall we stick-ish to the proposed timetable or shall we play it by ear (pun there) and decide at the time???

Do note (pun again) I'm not intending to be particularly negative about this, just I suppose, more practical as whatever happens I'm quite sure we will have fun  :)

Any suggestions or comments do let me know...  :-X
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Parlor Picker on April 05, 2008, 02:44:01 AM
Sorry I can't be there.  Hope you lads and lasses have a good time.



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Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Rivers on April 05, 2008, 09:25:53 AM
Hey PP that's a great graphic, is there a higher res version of it available somewhere?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 05, 2008, 11:46:10 AM
PP, I wonder which site that came from  ;D 

Rivers, I would suggest you ask Michael Messer as the original is hanging in his downstairs cloakroom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Rivers on April 05, 2008, 12:01:27 PM
I wondered what those vertical stripes were running down the right hand side...  :P
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Parlor Picker on April 06, 2008, 01:41:13 AM
That's the only version I have, which, if I remember correctly, originally came from Marshcat of this forum.

How about this one? Can't remember where I found it.  You need to click on the image to enlarge it and get her moving!



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Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: uncle bud on April 11, 2008, 11:00:35 AM
Enjoy your weekend, Euro-weenies. Don't forget pics/video/phonautographs!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 12, 2008, 09:37:25 AM
I'll see what we can do, I'm going back to the hotel in a min for a weenie collective meal and then to perform for a little fun :)
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: waxwing on April 12, 2008, 12:33:18 PM
Please say "hey" to everyone for me. I really had fun last year and enjoyed meeting all the folks.

Tell Natterjack that we have had very large flocks of my namesake, the Cedar Waxwing, 'til late into the Spring, here in Oakland. I hope his newts (or was it salamanders?) are surviving.

All for now.
John C.


Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: blueshome on April 15, 2008, 12:37:11 AM
Many thanks to Richard for organising another sucessful gathering of the clan. Again next year?

Thanks to Graham for safely transporting my guitars, to the Professor for his lesson on Bo Carter, and to everyone for their great company.

Commiserations to Norfolk Slim who had to drop out at the last minute with the Norfolk turkey flu or whatever.

Moment of the weekend - Natterjack performing in stocking feet having left his boots to dry out after soaking then in a rock pool whilst studying crabs!

No doubt further reports, photos and sound bites will follow.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 15, 2008, 03:14:17 AM
Well, boys and girls thanks very much for coming over and I hope you all had fun :)

The consensus seemed to be smaller numbers or not you all want to seem to do it again next year so if the hotel will do it again then, I think we might have to.

I have to say having the communal meal and saying it felt a little like a Saga outing  >:( and then finding the dining room being taken over by the enormous 80th birthday party of which, as (our grandchild with wet shoes) NatterJack rightly said. at least fifteeen of 'em were eligible for the cake - that made some of us feel younger  ;)

I'll sort out some of the diy recordings and post a few snippets over the next week.

NJ are you doing the pics at some stage, did you get an crab pics as well?
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: natterjack on April 17, 2008, 11:48:35 AM
Some photos, none of sealife I'm afraid Richard, although I can supply you with a full list of the crustaceans of Cobo if you like (I think I ate a few of them over the weekend  :o)

I have plenty more photos at higher resolution, PM me if anyone wants them.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: natterjack on April 17, 2008, 11:53:40 AM
...and a few more
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Slack on April 17, 2008, 12:43:37 PM
Richard, you look so serious...  :P Great photos - thanks for posting!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: uncle bud on April 17, 2008, 12:44:27 PM
Eeeek! The devil's music!

(https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4228.0;attach=2658;image)

Thanks for the pics, natterjack!
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 17, 2008, 02:04:27 PM
Damn, he didn't use my best side and I'm in every pic >:(

I seem to recall that somebody was taking pics of NJ as well... now who was that..... and would it show him sans footware after paddling in the rockpools  >:D
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Parlor Picker on April 18, 2008, 01:41:09 AM
Nice to see Ol' Blueshome in a sensible shirt.  I might have to nick it for my collection of Hawaiian beauties...

Thanks for the photos, Natterjack.  Sorry I couldn't be there with you all.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 18, 2008, 10:46:24 AM
PP are you sure you want that shirt ???
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Parlor Picker on April 19, 2008, 01:19:20 AM
PP are you sure you want that shirt ???

I am (moderately) famous in my home town for my Hawaiian shirts.  They mostly come from charity shops and tend to be brand new.  I have a theory that people are bought them as presents and don't dare wear them, so I reap the benefits.  After many years, I have now reached the stage that I don't buy them if they are tame.  They have to be really outrageous/hideous/etc. before I'll consider handing over my 3 quid.

I only wear them in the summer when it's warm enough, as I'm a tough northener who "has gone soft" since moving south many years ago.  Maybe one day I'll make it to Guernsey and you can have the pleasure of seeing some of them.

I thought this was a country blues forum...
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 22, 2008, 12:52:33 PM
A certain gentleman from McScotland who shall be nameless  ;) has intimated that instead of playing with my diy guitar I should post a sound clip or two from the great event....... which I have to say sounds fair enough as it's been a good week!

Now what I propose is I post the odd clip as a sample which will save space here and if you want more then pm me and I'll send the whole file. All the recordings require the banter and stuff to be trimmed off which I'll try and finish tonight\tomorrow ready for emailing.

Meantime here is the first of the clips featuring that aforsaid gentleman from McScotland and yours truely proving that a valuable period National can also double as washboard if you don't loose the rhythm as yer fingerpicks start to fall off.... carefull listeners will discerne a very, very naughty word as the metalpick finally falls off......  who said we didn't have fun and look what the rest of you werte missing  :-X

I'll try and post another clip or two later on tonight.
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 22, 2008, 02:31:19 PM
Ok, another short clip Prof Scrathy again disguised as RJ.... quality is well down to get this posted within the limit
Title: Re: *** European Weenie Gathering - Guernsey 11-12 April 2008 ***
Post by: Richard on April 22, 2008, 02:37:37 PM
This is Blueshome in either Tampa Red somebody else mode!
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Post by: Parlor Picker on April 23, 2008, 12:47:26 AM
Thanks for posting the sound clips, Richard.  Along with the pictures, they give us absentees a taste of your weekend.

When listening to the first two, the groovy penguin seems to be tapping its foot pretty well in tempo with the music - freaky or what??

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Post by: Pan on April 23, 2008, 01:59:22 AM
When listening to the first two, the groovy penguin seems to be tapping its foot pretty well in tempo with the music - freaky or what??

I was just thinking of the same!  :D :D :D

Pan
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Post by: Richard on April 23, 2008, 08:36:56 AM
Probably trying to fly high  ;D

Nw I have to grovel here for not finishing the sound files - I'll try for later, promise as I have finished this (well 95%) instead today... a few more pics under it's own thread!!

Yes, Prof you were right!!!!!
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 01:37:15 PM
Back on the recordings, no excuses now my guitar is finished!

This is a part of Natterjack's performance.
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 01:46:31 PM
Prof Scratchy hits the piano, is there no end to his talents  :D
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 02:12:50 PM
I have to say it's proving a war of attrition to get these things posts each post takes forever...........however, try this one it's Graham, Gordon and little me..........
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 02:14:54 PM
And here is that Natterjack again....
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 02:30:14 PM
The prof again, this was very funny at the time so I have included all of it at really minus quality!!
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 02:38:31 PM
More of.... Blueshome, Natterjack and Gordon..................
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 02:51:37 PM
Well would you believe its me, Blueshome and Scratch............ :-X
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 02:56:04 PM
Nor it's Graham and Gordon...........
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Post by: Richard on April 24, 2008, 03:04:22 PM
Well that's about it in terms of short clips.. since it's going to be a lot of email time to send 'em out if you want more than a couple of the whole tracks then I suggest that bang the whole thing on a cd and post it..........??? 

What at about that??

Now this is the first track, a sort of collective jam type warm up I suppose... you can tell it's led by a drummer as he counts it in  >:D
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