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BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?

Patrish(inactive) 20 Jun 01 - 10:44 AM
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English Jon 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 AM
Jim Cheydi 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 AM
Lyndi-loo 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 AM
English Jon 20 Jun 01 - 10:56 AM
Jim Cheydi 20 Jun 01 - 10:56 AM
Lyndi-loo 20 Jun 01 - 10:56 AM
English Jon 20 Jun 01 - 10:58 AM
Lyndi-loo 20 Jun 01 - 10:58 AM
Jim Cheydi 20 Jun 01 - 10:59 AM
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bill\sables 20 Jun 01 - 11:01 AM
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forty two 20 Jun 01 - 11:02 AM
Midchuck 20 Jun 01 - 11:06 AM
marty D 20 Jun 01 - 11:06 AM
Angie 20 Jun 01 - 11:08 AM
Dan Keding 20 Jun 01 - 11:10 AM
IanC 20 Jun 01 - 11:11 AM
English Jon 20 Jun 01 - 11:11 AM
Noreen 20 Jun 01 - 11:13 AM
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LR Mole 20 Jun 01 - 11:13 AM
Noreen 20 Jun 01 - 11:19 AM
mousethief 20 Jun 01 - 11:21 AM
GUEST,Karen 20 Jun 01 - 11:22 AM
Bill D 20 Jun 01 - 11:25 AM
pavane 20 Jun 01 - 11:33 AM
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IanC 20 Jun 01 - 11:43 AM
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Subject: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:44 AM

My cousin Dorothy used to draw Dennis the Menace for Thompsons in Dundee
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Matt_R
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:53 AM

Well, personally, I won a nationwide art contest that only had two winners (one male, one female).

Also, my uncle has won the national accordion championship twice, and came in 2nd place in the world accordion championship. His sister's daughter is married to Jon Bon Jovi's manager. Jon is a great guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: English Jon
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 AM

I have a talking cat.

EJ


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 AM

Woah! That is soooo cool! Dennis is one of my heroes. I just wish he'd push softy Walter under a bus or something.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 AM

My brother went to university with someone who used to be at school with Eric Clapton. So there!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: English Jon
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:56 AM

My cousin IS Denis the Menace.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:56 AM

.......and I've met EJ's talking cat!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:56 AM

Everybody has a talking cat. At least all their owners (slaves!)know what they're saying


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: English Jon
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:58 AM

No no. This cat actually really talks. Doesn't he Jim?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:58 AM

I'll have a pint of what you're drinking


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:59 AM

EJ, I know one of your cousins and apart from his constant identity crisis he is charming, intelligent and incredibly good looking!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: English Jon
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:00 AM

That's why he didn't get any at Caversham.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: bill\sables
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:01 AM

I've met and talked to CATSPAW!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:01 AM

Dennis the menace used to go to school with Eric Clapton and Jon Bon Jovi was at a wedding that my daughters boyfriend (Ryan from Illinois) was at - so there
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: forty two
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:02 AM

Well my Grandfather used to live next door to Elgar who's Dad owned a fiddle shop. So I now have a fiddle that came from same shop. He played jazz on it a la Grappelli. It now plays traditional. I think it's happier!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:06 AM

I am a former President of the Rutland County, Vermont, Bar Association (The trouble is, the person filling that office is picked on the basis of longevity within the Association, not in a contested election on merit. Can you guess my age from that?)

I own a Collings D2H that has been on most major concert stages in the country that do folk music, being played by Jack Lawrence in partnership with Doc Watson (The trouble is, the instrument keeps muttering about how badly I play it. It's spoiled, of course.)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: marty D
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:06 AM

I met Fritz Perls.

Neither of my kids have been arrested!

I can now play Doc Watson's 'Beaumont Rag' (very slowly)

marty


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Angie
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:08 AM

my uncle denis (not the menace persuasion) used to make the mastermind trophy and my auntie is a tart in london


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Dan Keding
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:10 AM

Both my dogs have been abducted by aliens from another galaxy and now they both can speak several languages and play guitar like Doc Watson. Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: IanC
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:11 AM

I'm 3rd cousin twice removed to Jack Berry Hobbs (who?) !


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: English Jon
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:11 AM

My cousin was abducted by Australians.

EJ


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Noreen
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:13 AM

Dennis the Menace Jimmy Savile kissed my hand

I played with Sam Pirt before he was famous


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:13 AM

I can stuff more marshmallows in my mouth than anyone else in my family
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: LR Mole
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:13 AM

One time I was in a program for gifted youth. But I was gifted them. And young. I also once asked Julian Bream if he'd ever played in any sleazy bars. He said, "No, but I had to play in big bands when I was in the army. That was sleazy enough."


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Noreen
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:19 AM

(We play this as a party game- guess who belongs to each 'claim to fame'... gets very silly.... :0) )


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:21 AM

Ability to use apostrophes correctly? Naw, that's too facile. Forget I said that.

My grandfather's cousin was a big band leader who actually had an album made (my uncle got it, damn him). My mom's sister dated one of the actors from Adam-12, and her first husband ("Uncle George" to me) gave flying lessons to Sebastian Cabot. I had my picture taken with Sandy Duncan once. And I once sat on a seat on the bus right in front of a girl who almost got seduced by the lead singer of the Psychadelic Furs (I know because she was telling everybody within a shouting radius the whole story!).

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:22 AM

In college, my uncle's roommate was Dick Gephardt.
Also, Bob McGrath (from Sesame Street) sang at my parents' wedding before he became well-known. He lived in the same town as my mother.
Also there is a lady here at work who used to work at the same school as the woman who played an Oz woman in the movie "The Wizard of Oz". She was the one who held the cat (for reasons unknown) during the balloon lift-off ceremony. Remember, Toto sees the cat and jumps out of the balloon?
Also my husband got to appear in the movie "Patriot Games" in the pub scene when Harrison Ford first meets Richard Harris. He's the flute player on stage.
Fame is all around us!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:25 AM

well, NOW I actually have wooden stuff I have made all over the world..(Martyn Wyndham-Read uses a folding chair I made and various folkies have woodturnings, lamps and pendant necklaces I made....a nice feeling)

but once upon a time:

I pissed at a urinal between Allan Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky and gave them directions to find cheap Coleman coolers.

I originally told Bryan Bowers about Winfield, Kansas (The National Flat-Picking contest) and several years later, when he was starring there, a woman I know was smitten with Bryan and pursued him for 2 days... Bryan mistakenly assumed she was 'with' me, and set her up with John Hartford (from what she said, she was 'almost' as happy).....John sort of owed me a favor, and now I can't collect...*wistful smile*


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: pavane
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:33 AM

I had a kiss from Bonnie Tyler last month


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:35 AM

I just remembered. My husband was an extra in the film "Kidnapped" starring Michael Caine with an appalling Scottish accent (Ah it's great to be back wiv the locks and the 'evver). He was in the post battle scene when there are hundreds of bodies strewn around the hillside; they had to shoot the scene hundreds of times because somebody would cough or sneeze or scratch their arses when they were supposed to be dead. He got paid ten bob a day (that's 50p to you weans)and all the bacon rolls he could eat, but if he'd had a big red beard he'd have got two bob more


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:36 AM

I saw Helen Hunt in the Las Vegas airport once. She was a complete b*tch to everyone around her. I've never liked her since!
P.S. My husband may have been playing penny-whistle in "Patriot Games". I don't remember. I was too busy watching Harrison Ford.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: IanC
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:43 AM

hahaha


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: dwditty
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:43 AM

Lived next door to Kurt Vonnegut and family when I was in high school.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:44 AM

Oh! cricket! Yaaaawwwn


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: pavane
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:44 AM

Did he have a Player Piano?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:45 AM

Oh, I almost forgot: I cut my wedding cake with a wedding-cake-cutting-knife given to my inlaws (for THEIR wedding) by Faulkner.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:49 AM

Well, IanC, I can top that relation! I'm the first cousin twice removed of Dr. Harold Egderton.
Click here for more exciting info!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Matt_R
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:55 AM

The brother of my mom's high-school Spanish teacher is Mike Scoscia, the baseball player, retired now and last I heard, was coaching for the Kansas City Royals. She used to watch him when he was on the HS baseball team. Also, the same HS went to was where Jim Croce went a couple years before her. Her English teacher remembered him. Said he was a quiet kid who like playing his accordion.

My mom saw Satan (Michael Eisner) on a plane once.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: MMario
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:58 AM

I was a proffessional Pillow fighter for eight years - undefeated for 5 consecutive seasons!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Benjamin
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:00 PM

I once met a man in a bar who's brother's high school friend was Vince McMann. I still don't care about the XFL though.

My ASL teacher (former teacher, the year's over) is apperantly one of the top hand ball players in the country.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:02 PM

Matt R, Michael Eisner doled out ice cream at Carnation Plaza in Disneyland to all employees who wanted to wait in his very long line during the employee Christmas party. I didn't want to wait that long so went to another line. You'll be happy to know they did have him working up a sweat!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:03 PM

1) English Jon's cat really does talk

2) His cousin was abducted by Australians

3) The reason I didn't get any at Caversham is that they were scared off by EJ's talking cat. Probably.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Matt_R
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:13 PM

That's funny, Ben. Vince McMahon went to my university, East Carolina University. He majored in business. Guess it didn't work with the XFL!

Sandra Bullock also went here (ECU) for 2 years. During her time here, she won the honor of Watermelon Queen at the Farmville Watermelon Festival, which is about 15 miles from here.

Katharine Whelan, the singer & banjo & ukelele player for The Squirrel Nut Zippers (who are mostly from Chapel Hill), grew up on 5th Street here in Greenville. 5th Street is a mile from where I am now. Her father was an art major at the ECU School of Art (just like me). My figure drawing teacher remembered having taught him in a few classes.

My friend Paul got to shake GW's hand when he visited here a few months ago. He was at the sports coliseum down the street.

When my grandfather was a baby, he was kissed by Mother Cabrini, who would be canonized as Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Tig
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:27 PM

My Nana was the first woman in Yorkshire to have a driving licence.
Oh and my brother is MICHAEL JACKSON (really!!!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,John Gray / Australia
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:33 PM

English Jon, how well I remember the day of the abduction. We were hoping for an Italian or a Greek, who come pre-herbed, or maybe a Creole with just a hint of cajun, but we ended up with a Pom without vinegar. I don't want to hurt your feelings but unfortunately your cousin tasted awful.

And fame, well - I've got a sister who was banned from night-flying in the LuftWaffe.

JG / F.M.E.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:36 PM

I once slept with the drummer from Ash (this might interest Matt, knowing his penchant for popular music). By the way, it was nothing sexual - he fell asleep across my legs at a party and I woke up thinking I was paralysed from too much gin. What a bloody tenuous claim to fame.
Oh, Oliver Reed kissed my hand. That's much more interesting!
I beat Mmario in the World Pillow Fighting Championships after his undefeated reign of 5 consecutive seasons. Honest. Would I tell a lie?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:37 PM

My wife is sober today.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: rush
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:38 PM

I played and performed for over a year with Robert Buck ( recently passed away ) . He will be remembered as the guitar player in the band : 10,000 Maniacs


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:46 PM

I was on the Basic Black Radio show in the Noseflute contest. I also played with a guy who played with Eric Clapton in about 1962, unfortunately he has now passed on to join the the Big Band in the sky. My real claim though is that I know another guy who in 1963 could have booked a band called the Rolling Stones for a college dance, the rest of the commitee would not agree to cough up the extra 50 quid that they wanted over the other band, whoever they were. I guess they don't do gigs for 250 quid any more anyhow. JohnB


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 12:54 PM

John Gray

You must be mistaken. EJ's cousin returned from abduction completely unscathed, apart from developing a penchant for export strength fizzy drinks and losing the ability to keep his voice down.

JC


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