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What a voice and performance.
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I could never decide whether Mary Hopkin wore makeup. A memorable song though. Very Welsh.
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Dramatic stuff, this.
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I managed to see Blue Horses twice in the late nineties and they were wonderfully energetic, they were standout concerts to remember. In Bristol we thought of them as a local group.
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and goodness knows how many times I saw Doreen Doreen, and they're definitively Bristol. The saxophone on the left is Vicki Burke and she's impressive.

They know how to fill any pub in town.
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That's Flash Harry. Where did I last see them play. Somewhere out toward Downend, big pub on a crossroad.
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This is the mesmerizing Chris Scott, often to be found at The Prom when it existed, often with Steve Payne, or even earlier at the Howlin' Wolf. And once at least in the back room of the Naval Volunteer.

I've got this track on a CD of his from the Hope Centre.
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Steve Payne too, singing, on the right.
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Good friends and brilliant musicians
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:15 am Good friends and brilliant musicians
And very impressive too.

Neither of us posted All Around My Hat, did you notice.
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spot wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:33 am
Bryn Mawr wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:15 am Good friends and brilliant musicians
And very impressive too.

Neither of us posted All Around My Hat, did you notice.
No gaudetee either
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Some things just get better.


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Ha - there is a Santa after all.
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The lockdown is finally beating me.

This is in a class of its own.


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A brief intermission.

There are several versions of this, some more frenetic, but this is quiet and understated and just the right length. I doubt any American here will recognize anyone but people queued up to be in it.



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spot wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:29 am A brief intermission.

There are several versions of this, some more frenetic, but this is quiet and understated and just the right length. I doubt any American here will recognize anyone but people queued up to be in it.



One of the best silent comedy films ever made
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:44 am One of the best silent comedy films ever made
What's odd and unfortunate is that Eric Sykes had so much trouble getting his films financed.

Here's a puzzle for you. What does Finland's 1985 Eurovision entry, which came 9th but ought by rights to have won, have to do with the aforementioned misfortune?

The video is the same singer, the same song, 32 years later. Pretty good stuff.



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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:44 am
spot wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:29 am A brief intermission.

There are several versions of this, some more frenetic, but this is quiet and understated and just the right length. I doubt any American here will recognize anyone but people queued up to be in it.



One of the best silent comedy films ever made
I know who Sykes is. Very funny, even though it's predictable.
The 'radical' left just wants everyone to have food, shelter, healthcare, education and a living wage. Man that's radical!....ooooohhhh Scary!
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You're not American though.

And it wouldn't get the same laughs if it weren't predictable, that's it's point. There's not a glance or gesture that's not telegraphed beforehand.
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Just remembered I have a Sykes DVD.
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