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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Popmaster Reply with quote

Quite a coincidence that this morning's contestant no 1 was from Bellshill, Lanarkshire (my birthplace) and no 2 was from Chester (my much-loved adoptive home for a number of years).

Not that it did my scores much good--18 and 15. I don't think I'll be applying to go on any time soon.

Ian.
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just done even worse today, with 12 and 9.

I even got a sixties one wrong--the last Walker Brothers one!

Ian.
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone hear the dreadfully embarrassing performances today

How on earth can anyone even think about going on there who - even with Ken's help - ends up scoring only five points

And then we get a 'so called' presenter on Isle of Skye radio who seems to know virtually nothing about music and who can't even recognise one of the best known tracks by Gladys Knight and the Pips or Leo Sayer's first hit track:roll:

I got so annoyed I had to turn the sound down on the first contestant but then I thought that the second one's got to be better but it turned out only very marginally

I'm beginning to think that unless contestants of a higher callibre start to apply the it might be time to put an end to this embarrassing fiasco Sad
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed it, but the very worst contestants are the ones who get 3 points, say "before my time" then spend five minutes doing hellos.
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Number Six



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the opposite. With me it's "after my time". I've never seen a single "Britain's Got Strictly No Celebrity X Factor" (and I never will) so any questions about that are as incomprehensible to me as Klingon and how would I know what was number one in 2008? Does Radio 2 do a chart show that I've missed.

I do so agree with the "Can I say a few hellos please Ken". No! No one's interested. Go away
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
I'm the opposite. With me it's "after my time". I've never seen a single "Britain's Got Strictly No Celebrity X Factor" (and I never will) so any questions about that are as incomprehensible to me as Klingon and how would I know what was number one in 2008? Does Radio 2 do a chart show that I've missed.

I know what you mean, but many of the bigger songs get played on Radio 2 incessantly anyway.

I always think it must be a real kick in the teeth (or a dose of reality) if an artist hears that the record that's been played every 2 hours for three weeks has had zero impact on a contestant.
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've probably all heard feedback from the 'Popmaster' event held in Salford last Wednesday on behalf of Children in Need and I did wonder being that I live less than an hour away whether I should have gone - but in the end I decided against it

However listening to reports about the event it made me wonder whether maybe next year we should get some members from here to attend as I'm sure we could wipe the floor with most of the competition and at the same time gain valuable publicity for the forum which might encourage new members and more activity

As far as I can gather each table played against the other tables so if we took over a whole table or even half a table then I'm sure with our collective musical knowledge we'd stand a very good chance of winning - and whilst I don't like the CIN formula in general after all it is for a decent cause

I don't know whether next year's event will be in Salford but as we have members in most parts of the country I'm sure we could muster a decent collective - what are your thoughts on this Smile
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too wondered about trying to get tickets but just as well I didn't as I've had flu for the last 10 days.

It would be a good idea for next year though, I'd be interested.

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Colin



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rudds, I think that with the temporary closure of the BBC's biggest studio -TC1 - at Television Centre, where CIN has always been produced, it's possible that it's been moved to MediaCity Salford - at least until the four main studios at TVC have been refurbished. If that's the case, there could well be another Salford Popmaster next year!
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well in that case Colin with the number of members we have in the North West of England I reckon the opposition is in for a real pasting Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that thought had entered my mind! Smile
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was held at the Lowry hotel in Salford not Media Centre though, so I suppose it could move elsewhere next year.

Also I think CIN this year is at Elstree.

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