Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll
* David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 09:25:21AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: Oh I did ... In general I find Billy Braggs ability to produce 'something you could mistake for music' roughly equal to Craig Charles' ability to tell a joke. .. although he was

Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley
Barbie [easynet] [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] I understand folk singers sometime place a finger over their ear whilst singing. Perhaps Mr Bragg should try that. I doubt it would improve his singing, but at least it would stop him twanging that guitar

Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Barbie [easynet]
From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to that. You can tell what Bob is singing! I had to

Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley
Barbie [easynet] [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to that.

Re: General Election

2001-06-02 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Sat, 02 Jun 2001, Piers Cawley wrote: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Fri, 01 Jun 2001, Cross David - dcross wrote: There's a fine version of it to this tune by Billy Bragg and Dick Gaughn on BB's mini-album The Internationale. undef error - Can't locate

Re: General Election

2001-06-02 Thread Barbie [easynet]
From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] I understand folk singers sometime place a finger over their ear whilst singing. Perhaps Mr Bragg should try that. I doubt it would improve his singing, but at least it would stop him twanging that guitar ... I don't think you could call Billy Bragg a

Re: General Election

2001-06-02 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: well ok ... just so long as he does it quietly ... or on a different planet. Could be worse...could be Richard Digance... -- Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star

Re: General Election

2001-06-02 Thread David H. Adler
On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 09:25:21AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: Oh I did ... In general I find Billy Braggs ability to produce 'something you could mistake for music' roughly equal to Craig Charles' ability to tell a joke. .. although he was passibly OK in Red Dwarf. Billy Bragg was in Red

General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Cross David - dcross
You'll have noticed, I hope, that next Thursday is both our June meeting and a General Election. I hope you'll all go and vote before the meeting so you don't have to dash off before the polling stations close :) Someone (Paul?) mentioned a couple of weeks ago that it might be nice if we could

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 10:32 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote: I suggest we leave the pub at about 9:30pm and get the tube back to mine, stopping at Threshers en route. Can't we just go to another pub that's got Peter Snow on the telly? There will, of course, be an entrance test. Anyone who doesn't know the first verse

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Cross David - dcross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: You'll have noticed, I hope, that next Thursday is both our June meeting and a General Election. I hope you'll all go and vote before the meeting so you don't have to dash off before the polling stations close :) Someone (Paul?) mentioned

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At 10:32 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote: I suggest we leave the pub at about 9:30pm and get the tube back to mine, stopping at Threshers en route. Can't we just go to another pub that's got Peter Snow on the telly? There will, of course, be an

RE: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:04 AM Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At 10:32 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote: I suggest we leave the pub at about 9:30pm and get the tube back to mine, stopping at Threshers en route. Can't we just go to

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Robert Shiels ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: What! You mean go south of the river after dark. I'm afraid I'm not properly insured for that kind of excursion :) what sort of insurance do you need? insurance against culture? insurance against clearner air? insurance against nice restaurants and

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread David Cantrell
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 10:32:55AM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: You'll have noticed, I hope, that next Thursday is both our June meeting and a General Election. I hope you'll all go and vote before the meeting so you don't have to dash off before the polling stations close :) Vote

RE: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:10 AM i'll be with you standing on his doorstep Jonathan, especially as it was written by a member of the irish republic brotherhood ;-), and we all know what results are important on thursday night - thats right the

General Election - additional idea

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
If we are at Dave's we could have a little competition, quite simply, write a CGI script that takes 2 or 3 numbers (cons seats, lab seat and others) and display some sort of visualisation of the numbers in classic Peter Snow style. The winner is the one judged coolest by the people at Dave's

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Lucy McWilliam
On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Cross David - dcross wrote: Someone (Paul?) mentioned a couple of weeks ago that it might be nice if we could all go somewhere after the pub to watch the results come in and... Sounds like an evil flan. Especially as I'm holding up my end of the bargain (right, MBM?) and

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Cross David - dcross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:10 AM i'll be with you standing on his doorstep Jonathan, especially as it was written by a member of the irish republic brotherhood ;-), and we all know what results

Re: General Election - additional idea

2001-06-01 Thread Robert Shiels
If we are at Dave's we could have a little competition, quite simply, write a CGI script that takes 2 or 3 numbers (cons seats, lab seat and others) and display some sort of visualisation of the numbers in classic Peter Snow style. The winner is the one judged coolest by the people at

Re: General Election - additional idea

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Robert Shiels ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: If we are at Dave's we could have a little competition, quite simply, write a CGI script that takes 2 or 3 numbers (cons seats, lab seat and others) and display some sort of visualisation of the numbers in classic Peter Snow style. The winner

Re: General Election - additional idea

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Greg McCarroll ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: I like this idea - is there anywhere that is providing this data in an easily slurpable format so that the script can actually work without user intervention? we could agree that a particular URL would return the data, stick a CGI in

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Barbie
There will, of course, be an entrance test. Anyone who doesn't know the first verse and chorus of The Red Flag will not be admitted :) Is this the modern doctored version or the traditional version? Barbie.

RE: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Barbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 1:46 PM There will, of course, be an entrance test. Anyone who doesn't know the first verse and chorus of The Red Flag will not be admitted :) Is this the modern doctored version or the traditional version? The New Labour version

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Robin Houston
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 01:55:20PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: The New Labour version starts like this: The people's flag is lightest pink, It's not as red as you might think. How things have changed. 'Mr Heseltine, whose mane of golden hair has given him the nickname of Tarzan,

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
Barbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: There will, of course, be an entrance test. Anyone who doesn't know the first verse and chorus of The Red Flag will not be admitted :) Is this the modern doctored version or the traditional version? How about: The working class can kiss my arse I've got

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: From: Barbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 1:46 PM There will, of course, be an entrance test. Anyone who doesn't know the first verse and chorus of The Red Flag will not be admitted :) Is this the modern doctored

RE: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 2:27 PM Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: [The Red Flag] I prefer it sung to the original tune (The White Cockade) as opposed to the christmas carol dirge that is most used these days. Hmm... how the hell do

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Jonathan Peterson
At 14:23 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote: On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 01:55:20PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: The New Labour version starts like this: The people's flag is lightest pink, It's not as red as you might think. How things have changed. Yikes! Changed for the better, apparently.

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread David Cantrell
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 02:24:57PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: How about: The working class can kiss my arse I've got the foreman's job at last. Or The people's flag is deepest puce with fleurs de lys in pale chartreuse Pah! Sing to the Motherland, home of the free, Bulwark of peoples

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Roger Burton West
On or about Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 02:39:03PM +0100, David Cantrell typed: Pah! Sing to the Motherland, home of the free, Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong. O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people, To Communism's triumph lead us on! Humbug! The people's flag is black as night From

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Greg McCarroll
* David Cantrell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 02:24:57PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: How about: The working class can kiss my arse I've got the foreman's job at last. Or The people's flag is deepest puce with fleurs de lys in pale chartreuse Pah!

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread David Cantrell
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 02:47:18PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: sing all you want, it will be you lot who have egg on your faces when a unionist/conservative coalition government is in power in a few weeks, ohhh yes Hmmmph. paul daniels if that happens, I'll leave the country /short

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Barbie
From: Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 2:30 PM Subject: RE: General Election From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 2:27 PM Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: [The Red Flag] I prefer it sung

RE: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Cross David - dcross
From: Barbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 3:56 PM [The Red Flag] There's a fine version of it to this tune by Billy Bragg and Dick Gaughn on BB's mini-album The Internationale. If you haven't tracked down an mp3 by next week, remind me and I'll play it to you. Have

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Barbie
From: Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] Have it on virgin vinyl with free limited edition 7 thanks :) Ooh. Shiny! What's on the 7? straight from billybragg.co.uk (cause I couldn't remember seeing as I haven't played it in several years): QUOTE Raglan Road (Live) May 1990, Utility (7),

RE: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Fri, 01 Jun 2001, Cross David - dcross wrote: There's a fine version of it to this tune by Billy Bragg and Dick Gaughn on BB's mini-album The Internationale. undef error - Can't locate auto/Billy/Bragg/tune.al in @INC ... -- Robin Szemeti

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Fri, 01 Jun 2001, Cross David - dcross wrote: There's a fine version of it to this tune by Billy Bragg and Dick Gaughn on BB's mini-album The Internationale. undef error - Can't locate auto/Billy/Bragg/tune.al in @INC ... Then I suggest you