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Thread #68118   Message #2517549
Posted By: Brian Peters
17-Dec-08 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: nic jones stories
Subject: RE: nic jones stories
I first saw him play when I was still at school; he supported the Oldham Tinkers at the MSG club. Brilliant, of course. I remember him being embarrassed and self-deprecating when some guitar afficionado harangued him at the interval with "You're better than Carthy, man!"

He was always coming out with witty asides during gigs, often pricking folkie bubbles along the way. "A lot of people are wearing badges saying 'Save the Whale' - I think I should get one that says 'Save the Plankton'". My favourite, though, was when he described being accosted at a gig by a fellow turned out in all the usual regalia: beard, tankard, waistcoat, strings around the knees of his trousers.... "A kind of a Folk Action Man."