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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2015, 02:28:21 PM »
Splish, splash........You will need to cool off after this year's quiz.
As it will be a team event the questions will be a bit tougher than usual. There will be a liquid prize for the winning team (and sufficient straws to enable sharing).

I'll post the questions on WC after the weekend for others to try.

See you there!


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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2015, 06:41:16 AM »
Euroweenie Programme 2015

Friday:
Lunchtime on – arrive, chill, swim, sleep, whatever.
6.30 Dinner & lucky dip draw
8.00 Play the night away
Saturday:
10.00 Professor Scratchy workshop No.1
11.15 Coffee
11.30 Quiz
1215 Lunch
1400 Bob Long – the blues in Mississippi today
1430 Coffee
1445 Professor Scratchy workshop No.2
1600 Whatever
1830 Food wherever
2000 Lucky dip performances then play till you drop.
Sunday;
Tour the Mendips or Cheddar Gorge on your way home

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2015, 06:54:03 AM »
That sounds about right   :)

Thanks.
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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2015, 09:21:59 AM »
Many thanks to Richard for yet again setting up another superb EuroWeenie weekend and to all the attendees for their company and great playing.
Particular thanks to the Professor for his informative and entertaining workshops, also to Bobalong for his presentation.
I'm told Richard has already re-booked the hotel for next year.

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2015, 10:51:44 AM »
Thanks all round I think for coming to support it and especially to Phil for pushing me to keep it going.

I think we all agreed the hotel was a vast improvement over the dreaded South Lawns, the staff being particularly friendly and the food far more edible  :)

Whilst there I did agree a provisional date of 15-16 April 2016 at the same room rates and am awaiting the confirmation from the hotel that is Okeh with them in terms of the function room availability - I will confirm that as soon as I know.



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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2015, 11:47:17 AM »
I would like to add to Blueshome's comments WELL DONE Richard and very big THANK YOU to all involved in putting the weekend together :) a superb effort and I look forward to next years event.

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2015, 02:13:52 PM »
I regret that I will not be able to attend but I will drink over here in solidarity.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2015, 01:39:28 AM »
I would like to add to Blueshome's comments WELL DONE Richard and very big THANK YOU to all involved in putting the weekend together :) a superb effort and I look forward to next years event.

I second that!

I'll post pictures as usual when Slack creates a gallery for me. Don't get too excited in anticipation - it's more of the same old geezers (and young geezers Norfolk Slim & Harvey) playing the same old guitars. But you all love it don't you?
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2015, 02:02:00 AM »
Another vote of thanks to Richard, Prof S, phil and Bob for the organisation and delivery of the weekend. Great to have all of that time available to play, sing and listen to all that bluesy stuff. ....and the Cheddar gorge was (to borrow an oft used phrase from our north american cousins) "awesome", it truly was!
Mike Shipman
New Forest - Hampshire, UK.

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2015, 02:05:56 AM »
I forgot to mention, that Blind Weenie Campbell's position may be a little tenuous as I invented a new character for our meeting: Blind Cheddar George. (Explanation for colonial types - we were close to a famous geographical feature called the "Cheddar Gorge".)
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2015, 06:03:23 PM »
I'll post pictures as usual when Slack creates a gallery for me.

Slack is snoozing at the switch apparently so I done gone and did it for you. Ah, Cheddar Gorge. Bee-you-tiful place, great cheese. Close to where I was born.

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #71 on: April 15, 2015, 06:52:15 AM »
For those of you you are interested, below is the quiz from this year's Euroweenie. Please don't post any answers before Saturday 18th.

No reference books or internet allowed, just your personal knowledge.

1.   Lottie Beaman recorded from 1924 to 1929 with the Pruitt twins.          1 point
What was her nom de disque?

What were the names of the twins?                                                                1pt

2.   Leroy Carr recorded which massive hit in 1928?                                      1pt

Name the 2 guitarists who recorded with him.                                                 1pt for both 0pt for 1

3.   Name 3 of the Chatmon brothers.                                                            1pt; bonus point for 4

4.   Who was the trombonist Bessie Smith made a song about?                    1pt

5.   Which harp player who came to fame in the 50’s is reputed to have recorded with Little Buddy Doyle in 1939?      1pt

6.   Who was Sleepy John Estes regular harp player?                                     1pt

7.   Who played harp in Cannon’s Jug Stompers?                                            1pt

8.   What name did Columbia give Robert Hicks?                                              1pt

9.   Name a song MJH played out of Spanish tuning.                                         1pt

10.   What name was Eddie Lang given on his duets with Lonnie Johnson?       1pt

11.   What was Tommy Johnson’s favorite tipple?                                               1pt

What key did he play it in?                                                                                   1pt

12.   Charlie Jordan recorded this piece 3 times, what was it?                             1pt

13.   Name the 2 McCoy brothers.                                                                         1pt

Which singer was one married to?                                                                        1pt

14.   Did Willie Mctell ever record with a 6-string guitar?                                       1pt

Who was his regular 2nd guitarist?                                                                       1pt

15.   Under what name were some of Brownie McGhee’s early recordings issued?  1pt

16.   Georgia Tom claimed that he & Tampa Red received over $2,000 for the first royalties for which recording?   1pt

17.   Bertha “Chippie” Hill recorded which blues standard by Richard M.Jones in 1926?     1pt

Who played cornet on the record?                                                                                      1pt

18.   What do Viola Lee by Cannon’s Jug Stompers and Saturday Blues by Ishmon Bracey have in common?        1pt

The winners at Euroweenie scored 21 - can you do better?

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #72 on: April 15, 2015, 07:27:03 AM »
Stunning snaps now posted. I think Bob Long & Richard must have some as well. It would be nice to see some shots from a different perspective for once.

Anyone commenting that they look like the ones from last year, the year before, etc., etc. will be taken to task. They are of course different in that there's two or three more grey hairs around.  ;D
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #73 on: April 15, 2015, 02:57:29 PM »
I'll post pictures as usual when Slack creates a gallery for me.

Slack is snoozing at the switch apparently so I done gone and did it for you. Ah, Cheddar Gorge. Bee-you-tiful place, great cheese. Close to where I was born.

Thanks Rivers... forgot until this morning and then it was like magic.

Offline Mike Shipman

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Re: 2015 EuroWeenie - New venue 10 - 11 April 2015
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2015, 12:12:29 AM »
Nice pics Michael, thanks for posting.
Mike Shipman
New Forest - Hampshire, UK.

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