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Thread #131474   Message #2966927
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
17-Aug-10 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones on stage again????
Subject: RE: Nic Jones on stage again????
OK people.
I was there. I recorded it. I've heard it during the edit about 50 times now.
Firstly, I can assure you that Nic is not, repeat not going back on the road. Why would he want to?
I'm not sure who came up with the idea of the concert at Sidmouth. Whoever it was deserves a pat on the back. It was probably the highlight of the week.
All I know is that the love and admiration shown to Nic was genuine and heartfelt. Audience and artists alike.
As Martin Simpson says at one point. "I've never shared a stage with so many musicians who are so terrified!"
And Chris Wood before his excellent take on the Taoist tale.
"Storytellers will tell you, that the ghost of the person you learnt the story from, will be standing behind you. I didn't expect him to be poking an ice pick up my arse!"
As to those who question the artists booked. Firstly, It made complete sense to use the skills of artists who were already booked at the festival in other capacities. Secondly, They were people who had been influenced by Nic in the past. (even though some hadn't been born in 1982!)
Thirdly (and most importantly) Nic had a ball!!....Still signing CDs well into Andy Cuttings sound check (Andy didn't mind!)
It was a day of celebration. Never to be repeated. But Nic doing the late night drives again?....I don't think so.