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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:19 pm

Just a moment....now I remember you :shock:

That was a popular playground ditty here in London in the 60's,

Didn't you come from London originally?

I'm sure i read that somewhere in your posts.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:18 pm

snodge wrote:Didn't you come from London originally?
I'm sure i read that somewhere...

Cogito ergo summat :wink:.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:42 pm

Dirty Old Yank wrote:
snodge wrote:Didn't you come from London originally?
I'm sure i read that somewhere...

Cogito ergo summat :wink:.

I doubt you would quote old Descartes Philosophy if the Lotto wanted your address to mail you
$1000,0000 :wink:
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:03 pm

Hey, I was as surprised as anyone to discover Descartes was Scouse :o.
Actually no, I'm not originally from London and yes we've discussed
it before. I've had lots of mates over there though, all good folks.
Went Iggy mad this evening, a few favorites, great stuff...
5' 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA2saK7ZIlc.
Kill City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5XtCCraL_Y.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:33 pm

fond memories of hearing " Passenger" for the first time on my mates record player

grabbed me guitar and worked out the chords Am/ F/ C/ G/....Then Am/ F / C / E
took a while to figure out the the " E" chord in the sequence, Great tune :)
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:46 pm

You're a musician then, any favorite guitars?
Iggy’s always great fun, and not a bad actor either.
Here’s some very famous footage of Jim with The Stooges, held above
the audience by his legs as he smears peanut butter all over his chest.
The Stooges at the 1970 Cincinatti Pop Festival (fast forward to 3:40)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNzaIdz9Cpk :o.
In addition to the 'beans' ditty which we knew here too, there was
another schoolyard rhyme that every kid knew but I can't repeat
here, a tad lavatorial. Sung to the theme of 60's telly western
"Branded" and re-titled "Stranded", it lampooned those
unfortunates that find themselves sat on
the bog without the necessities :roll:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-Mnp6VAmEc.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:27 pm

Yeah some people might call me a musican..lol.. been playing geetar since i was 12,
Favorite guitar is the Fender Strat i bought new in 1977, Hank Marvin Red and with a hard tail...ie no tremolo .

Also have a fender acoustic a couple of years old but I'm really rusty has i haven't played much in years,
I bought a keyboard about 10 years ago and have been playing that more than the guitar, Lost my mojo with music in recent years
and need to get back into it.

Hadn't heard of that "stranded" refrain about `lack of necessities` whilst sitting on the big white telephone :)

care to share a few asterisked lyrics?
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:44 pm

snodge wrote:...care to share a few asterisked lyrics?

Say that phrase 10 times as fast as you can Snodge,
and see if Julian & Sandy don't pop up behind you
speaking Polari, oooooo duckie, he's bona :shock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZL4rTEWU5c.
More later, needa cuppa first :o.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:08 pm

Dirty Old Yank wrote:
snodge wrote:...care to share a few asterisked lyrics?

Say that phrase 10 times as fast as you can Snodge,
and see if Julian & Sandy don't pop up behind you
speaking Polari, oooooo duckie, he's bona :shock:.
More later, needa cuppa first :o.


thats nothing! try and say this 10 times as fast

"What time does the wrist watch strap shop shut" ...:)
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:57 pm

snodge wrote:try and say this 10 times as fast
"What time does the wrist watch strap shop shut" ...:)

I did what you said and the time-space continuum warbled :shock:.
Either that or the clock needs a new battery.
My favorite instruments were the easiest ones to play, and inevitably
were the ones I couldn't afford: Steinberger 6 string headless and
Stanley Clarke Alembic bass just fit the hands so comfortably.
Gibson EB3 is the classic though, timeless as Jack Bruce :).
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:50 am

So your a bass player Doy?... Love the look of the Gibson EB3..especially like that funky looking selector control knob,
is that for tone or for pickup selection?.. i get the EB3 confused with the SG bass controls which has a varitone control.
Only ever played a Fender precision bass and love to play bass when I'm putting together backing tracks etc.

Do you still play Doy?... I'm guessing you're a similar vintage to my 57 varieties ? ....
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:55 pm

Bass primarily but guitar too, and pretty much any instruments available really.
Percussion, brass, strings, folk instruments…never tried woodwinds, sax or banjo
though. EB3 and SG are identical bodies, only difference being one’s a bass and the
other a guitar. A mountaineering injury prevents my fingering reach of yore but still
fiddle occasionally…perhaps I should rephrase that. Speaking of, I added a Julian &
Sandy link above, hope you enjoy. Adore that show, Round the Horne. A similar
vintage yes, bit dustier but not much. Nothing that Ken Dodd’s tickle brush
couldn’t tidy 8). Never used a pick when playing lead, only fingernail.
Thank goodness I’ve still got some old cassette recordings as
evidence of what once was. A time well remembered :o
…even if we were *issed out of our brains :roll:.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:33 pm

That Julian And Sandy clip was a hoot,Don't remember ever hearing about that show before,
and i say that without fear of contraception :)

Dig out some of those cassettes and convert to digital and upload...Would love to hear your music :)
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:20 pm

You’ve never heard “Round the Horne” before? Written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman, it’s one of BBC’s finest and funniest! Kenneth Williams and Betty Marsden were always especially good. Betty’s remarkable vocal versatility often reminds me of brilliant actress June Foray, who is perhaps best remembered as the voices of Natasha and Rocky in
the original Bullwinkle cartoons. Round the Horne isn’t being re-broadcast just now, we can only hope whomever
it is that are pretending to manage the beeb these days will resume rebroadcasts soon. And anyone that thinks
the once proud BBC isn't being mismanaged, look at London’s Television Centre....it’s now a block of luxury
flats for millionaires. That’s where everyone's license fees went, to subsidize some of the most expensive
real estate in the world http://www.albertandharold.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1336.
You may have misunderstood me Snodge, I’m not a proper musician. No training, and self taught so when
the music came off well (which did occur) it was an accident. Another instrument I’ve never tried is the
accordion, but that’d be a pointless exercise. I don’t own a beret, no longer smoke fags and don’t
speak French. A stereotype worth perpetuating, because Parisian busking is just so cool :o.
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Re: Jokes (bad or otherwise)...

Postby snodge » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:33 am

I wasn't a big radio buff in my formative years but i do know of the program etc, I listen mainly to music these days or watch comedy via the internets.
I do see a growing resentment against the Beeb (as you remarked) and justifiably so- taking the free license away from pensioners is really nasty and spiteful and i hope parliament see's fit to abolish the fee altogether,That would be a day to celebrate and have plates and mugs printed -like when Diana and Charley got married, :)

I dont consider myself a proper musican either - more like a acomplished amateur but I have a good ear and pitch,Todays pop music does my head in,not the music or lyrics but that awfull auto-tune effect they use on the main vocal,it sounds like a car horn and not human,
These whippersnappers should listen to the likes of Sandie Shaw or Dusty Springfield to see that they didn't need it, All you need is talent and traning to sing without electronic help,Mind you even Michael Buble is using auto-tune these days and that guy can sing so it sounds like he's trying to be cool and copy the market.

I was recently restoring a video clip with Brenda Lee singing from 1958 and she sounds so good,pure talent in a small powerful bundle and very rarely emulated these days.... Gosh I'm beginning to sound like a old fart :
I have a live video taken of a band i was in 1986...back when i had hair and a mullet lol....I'll try and dig out some clips and upload them to youtube,It was only a small club band playing the hits of the day etc to a disinterested audience... most of the folk were half dead in this working mens club so you can't altogether blame them :)
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