Met Ian Burgess at Cropredy '98...a great guy...friendly, knowledgable and almost as big a Tull fan as a Fairport devotee. Also met a guy who wrote some books...Pat Humphries? Not to mention drinks with Maart and Peggy at the Theakston truck ...what a great weekend that was...perfect weather...oh wait...it wasn't perfect...The Saw Doctors played.
Did anyone see the Fairport programme on Sky Arts last night? I did and I thought it could have went on for longer.
I saw the the show very late on BBC4, and very good it was too. There were 3 programmes: History of Fairport, a documentary about Richard Thompson and a recent Fairport show from the Union Chapel in London. They were shown very late at night, (midnight onwards or thereabouts), but well worth staying up for.
PS. I was in Sainsburys on Saturday and idly looking through a rack of CDs' containing the usual hip-hop/disco/house/garage rubbish, when the old heart skipped a beat. They had a sort of best of Fairport, best of Stevie Ray Vaughan, best of the Who and best of Van Halen, all for £3 each - couldn't get my wallet opened fast enough. The opening track on the Fairport CD - Come All Ye - is worth the £12 I spent just for that one track alone, cheers all.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2012 7:38:18 GMT by broadsword
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT