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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Albatross Reply with quote

Enjoyed this half hour with Pete Paphides and his guests over on Radio 4

Music writer Pete Paphides runs through the 5 stages of grief following a huge hit record with stories from some of those who know including Mike Batt, Ralph McTell, Colin Vearncombe, Ivan Doroschuk and Sandie Shaw.

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love My Albatross walks through these five stages, with lots of testimony from people who have been through all the different points in the curve of self-realisation - punctuated, of course, with lots of clips of all their great songs.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xrjh

Ralph McTell says how he didn't include Street's Of London for 5 years in his gigs...I'm glad he sang it when I saw him ...I would have been most put out if he hadn't.

Ivan Doroschuk turns out to be ( I googled) the lead singer from Men Without Hats but unless I missed it he wasn't included in this programme

Never heard of Colin Vearncombe (perhaps others have) but he does have a very recognisable voice and a hit song under another name.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not heard the documentary yet, but there's a blog about it here:
http://hiddentracks.org/you-start-off-thinking-youre-the-author-of-your-story-but-youre-merely-the-protagonist-dealing-with-your-albatross-2013/

As I say on there (and which Pete Paphides hasn't bothered replying to) it seems radio stations are as much to blame as anyone. Only interested in The Hit, despite what new stuff a band brings out.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin Vearncombe is none other than Black. He doesn't do too many gigs these days, but I had the pleasure of seeing him a few years ago, at Blackheath Concert Halls.

I must get around to listening to the show, Becky.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Colin Vearncombe is none other than Black. He doesn't do too many gigs these days, but I had the pleasure of seeing him a few years ago, at Blackheath Concert Halls.

I must get around to listening to the show, Becky.


First prize goes to Raver! Very Happy ....sounds as if you enjoyed seeing him.

Thanks for the blog,Ian ...Pete P says in it...

"Vearncombe has written plenty of comparably great songs in the intervening 26 years and my dearest hope for the programme is that more people will seek them out as a result"
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