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BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?

Bert 21 Jun 01 - 07:09 PM
Dorrie 21 Jun 01 - 07:20 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 21 Jun 01 - 09:58 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 04 Aug 01 - 11:50 PM
Mudlark 05 Aug 01 - 12:44 AM
Celtic Soul 05 Aug 01 - 08:53 AM
John MacKenzie 05 Aug 01 - 09:25 AM
brid widder 05 Aug 01 - 09:26 AM
brid widder 05 Aug 01 - 09:29 AM
fat B****rd 05 Aug 01 - 09:56 AM
DancingMom 05 Aug 01 - 10:16 AM
kendall 05 Aug 01 - 08:55 PM
Trevor 06 Aug 01 - 07:53 AM
Don Firth 06 Aug 01 - 12:18 PM
kendall 06 Aug 01 - 12:39 PM
Goody2Shz 06 Aug 01 - 01:37 PM
kendall 06 Aug 01 - 06:46 PM
harpgirl 06 Aug 01 - 09:26 PM
Ebbie 06 Aug 01 - 11:07 PM
MichaelAnthony 07 Aug 01 - 12:51 AM
Metchosin 07 Aug 01 - 03:27 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 07 Aug 01 - 06:27 AM
fat B****rd 07 Aug 01 - 07:12 AM
Jeri 07 Aug 01 - 08:38 AM
Harold W 07 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 07 Aug 01 - 10:51 PM
Mr Happy 28 Jun 02 - 06:27 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 28 Jun 02 - 12:51 PM
Gloredhel 28 Jun 02 - 01:10 PM
JennieG 28 Jun 02 - 08:58 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 28 Jun 02 - 09:31 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bert
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 07:09 PM

Hmmmm, let me think... I danced at The Royal Albert Hall a couple of times and once at The Festival Hall.

My Dad worked in The London Docks during the war and helped make the Mulberry Harbours.

My Mum worked for Plessey During the war with the team that developed RADAR.

Tom Paxton laughed and sang along with one of my songs (Size Doesn't Matter).

I shook hands with Burl Ives.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Dorrie
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 07:20 PM

sorry i didn't mean to insult anyone but if u come from hull its generally ur claim 2 fame. I wasnt dissing there music. I was still impressed by john in hull sorry love dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 09:58 PM

Dorrie-cors I know where he lives, Ive bin to is ouse.;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 11:50 PM

Refresh ( My new claim to fame-I have met Sam Pirt)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Mudlark
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 12:44 AM

"Wha...how glad I am that this was refreshed as I missed it first time around. Where to begin...

Well, I and my dog were on the Kuka, Fran and Ollie show doing clever pet tricks with I was a kid and I met Bing Crosby on the steps coming out of the studio....what a thrill, my mother especially was never the same.

I was next up on open mic night at the Gate of Horn after Jose Feliciano (much older now, mind)...a very hard act to follow. I don't remember the first song I sang but came on strong with I Know You Rider after that...

And my pottery is sprinkled all over the globe, which still surprises me.

And I have a friend I visit often who lives in Putney, not very far from Ralph McTell. I probably came THIS CLOSE to seeing him on the High Street....

nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:53 AM

I played a rather famous (as in worldwide) theatre a few times, and evidentally have fans in Eastern Europe (A place I have never personally been).

It's a strange strange world.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:25 AM

Joni Mitchell said "Hi I like your jacket" [ remember Afghan jackets!] to me at a BBC TV recording, and all I could say was "T-t-t-t-t-HHH-ank-you" cos I was in love with her, and still am. Jock


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: brid widder
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:26 AM

dorrie is right ...having been in a pub with Paul Heaton is a claim to fame for most of the population of Hull, and another reason to pity the poor catters who don't live here!..apparently there are a few.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: brid widder
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:29 AM

I've been at a party with a very pissed Dolores Keane...but I think that is a claim that can be made by a lot of people too


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:56 AM

Bill Shankly used to live near me, our bass player joined T Rex and our drummer joined Cliff Richard.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: DancingMom
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 10:16 AM

I got to steer the Staten Island Ferry once.

That same summer, I learned how to put a maraschino cherry, with stem, in my mouth, eat the cherry and tie a knot in the stem with my tongue (no hands!)

That was quite a summer.

The next summer I was part of a theatre group that set up the stage for a Gamble Rogers concert. We got to eat breakfast with him later. (sigh)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: kendall
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:55 PM

I played Wilf Carters custom Martin. (Montana Slim)
Elton Britt loaned me his guitar to do a number on tv.
Pete Seeger gave me a banjo lesson.

Tommy Makem took me to dinner (two different times)

At a party, Tom Paxton asked me to sing "Mooseturd Pie"

Went to dinner with Utah Phillips.

I gave Dave Mallett a guitar.

The Patons are old friends.

Gordon Bok is a close friend.

Seamus Kennedy came to visit me.

Eric Bogle likes how I did "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda"

I did a humor workshop with Art Thieme in Hartford CT.

I've had many lucky breaks.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Trevor
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 07:53 AM

My mother's cousin was a murderer. Noel Edmonds said he liked my wife's blouse. I went to school with Julie Walters. My son was almost run over by the queen. I fell in a stream on TV when the Beeb televised a moto-x about a hundred years ago. I won the West Midlands music festival under-10's violin section. I was the first and only person to fall off a horse at the first jump in front of the grandstand in my first x-country competition and the commentator made a much bigger deal of it than he needed to!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Don Firth
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 12:18 PM

I've sung a lot of places, I've met eleventy-umpteen (by actual count) well-known folksingers over the years, and both of my sisters were national figure skating champions back in the Fifties, but none of that signifies here. My real claim to fame is that I know someone who had a one-line appearance in an episode of Northern Exposure.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: kendall
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 12:39 PM

I was featured on the TODAY show in 1976.

Also had a spot on ON THE ROAD with Charles Kuralt


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Goody2Shz
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 01:37 PM

Not that it is applicable to this forum...BUT...I am in the Billy Blanks TaeBo Infomercial AND a couple of the workout tapes.

Musical claim to fame? I used to do drugs with Janis Joplin. Does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: kendall
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 06:46 PM

I gave Pete Seeger some throat lozenges, does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: harpgirl
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 09:26 PM

oh my god dwditty!!! you must be from Indianapolis! I got a silver gravy spoon from Kurt Vonnegut's mother for a wedding present. My first mother in law used to date Kurt in high school. I bet you know one of my ex-husbands!!!! hahahahaha hg


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 11:07 PM

An ex sister-in-law went to school with Aldo Ray.

Steve McQueen called my best friend, "Baby".

Merle Travis played (and liked) my Martin.

I've had a sheltered life. Sigh

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 12:51 AM

A guitar I sold back to a music store was purchased by Tinsley Ellis.

Roger Mudd's wife worried about my college girlfriend's car's roadworthiness.

I gave a tape of an unusual version of Little Boxes to Peter Buck of REM (backstage in Atlanta) and talked about monkey boots with Michael Stipe.

My ex-roommate said "hello" to Bob Dylan (walking to a Nashville studio).

A musical acquaintance of mine was pursued by Dom Deloise.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Metchosin
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 03:27 AM

In 1969 I got thrown out of a pub in Munich during Octoberfest for being too drunk.

I talked briefly to Billy Bragg a couple of weekends ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 06:27 AM

I bought a guitar once in Tam Harvey's flat ( he played with Billy Connolly in the Humblebums) he had a cat that liked to fly across the room and land in a bucket of water, it needed some help though. Oh and my dad once told the Duke of Argyll to fuck off when his dog nearly bit my hand off in Invererey. I was about 12 at the the time and all these people around couldn't believe what my old man had done.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 07:12 AM

Oh yeah, I used to stay with the guy who co-wrote Madonna's Ray of Light.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 08:38 AM

Dwditty, this is awful late, but Kurt Vonnegut lived on the street I spent the first 17 years of my life. I believe he moved away shortly after I was born, but the adult neighbors all remembered him.

My uncle worked with his brother, Bernie, specifically on Project Cirrus (cloud seeding).

Anybody else connected to Kurt Vonnegut Jr? (Maybe we can get into one of those "seven degrees of separation" games.)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Harold W
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM

John Denver used to live on a street named for me in Starwood


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:51 PM

I was at school with John two jags Prescott's son (Dave) John Prescott lives near my mum.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 06:27 AM

i once performed on stage with keith donnelly & bernard wriggly

& on another occasion played in a session with john kirkpatrick. he'd never seen a squeezebox like mine & said he'd never seen the name 'Popu' before.

i explained it was really a 'Popular' but the 'lar' had fell off!- he laffed his socks off!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 12:51 PM

Let's see... some odd stuff. I did psychological testing on the first monkey into outer space at the Primate Lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She was the only female Rhesus monkey that didn't pick out and eat the eyes of the rat they gave her to see if she would accept it as her baby. All the other Mothers did. Don't you just love government funded research?

I was navigator on an iceberg when I was working on an ice station in the arctic. I have a certificate ackowledging that I crossed the Arctic Circle, slew the lemus, partook of Quack, and shall henceforth be known as Jerry Sikumme Arcticus.

John Lennon sent me the double album he and Yoko Ono recorded, before it was released to the public, and Ronald Reagan wrote me a nice thank you note for my first album on Folk Legacy because it included a song about his home town, Dixon, Illinois.

I also have most likely posted the last message on this thread before someone starts a new one, and no one will ever read this....:-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Gloredhel
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 01:10 PM

I read you post, Jerry!

I have no claim to fame, unless it's that Harry Truman was at my grandfather's college graduation (and they shook hands). Pretty pathetic, huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JennieG
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 08:58 PM

The Hobbiton village in the LOTR movie was filmed on my third cousin's cousin's sheep farm in Mata Mata on the North Island of NZ......how's that!!
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 09:31 PM

Jennie G: Now, I'm impressed! Forget all the other stuff... and it wasn't even your third cousin's third cousin, twice removed!!!! WAYTAGO!~!!!:-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: The Pooka
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 09:36 PM

That's excellent, JennieG. No one can beat that. Though yours is pretty impressive too, Jerry R. Navigated an iceberg, eh? But uh...Quack?? ("He didn't mind the Quack Quack Quack...")

I had lunch with Robert Penn Warren and watched a baby pull his nose. / I was a freshman at Georgetown when Bill Clinton was a senior BMOC there and I don't remember him at all. (Hey, it was the sixties. "Forgot where we put the petitions, maaaan." - George Carlin) / Liam Clancy kissed my college girlfriend's hand at Matt Kane's Bit o'Erin Pub after a concert. Well anyway, that's the part that *I* saw. I dunno; ask Dylan. / I wrote Connecticut's presidential-primary law.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 10:19 PM

I won the foul shooting competition in my high school when I was in 10th or 11th grade...despite not being on the basketball team and only being 5 feet tall!

Yowsa! It sure was fun seeing all those jocks standing there with their jaws on the floor in shock. (None of them knew that I was spending maybe 3 hours a day at home...every day...foul shooting.) :-)

It was one brief moment of glory in the life of a high school nerd. I was the Peter Parker who never got bitten by the spider.

Gotcha, Skaneateles Lakers!!! Hee! Hee!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 10:33 PM

Well, other than introducin' Bruce Springsteen to the pineapple cheeseburger, I reckon being the 7,284th person to find this Catbox ought to get me at least an almost honorable mention...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 03:58 AM

I am a non-aardvark.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 09:32 AM

Great! You ought to come at once to Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and form a new lodge...the Loyal Order of Non-Aardvarks. This town loves such organizations, and I'm sure it would really take off.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Oct 05 - 07:31 PM

I work at a University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Today I met a young man, a student, named Lateef Ledbetter. I asked him to spell his name for me, because I was filling out a form for him. He spelled "Lateef"—which is what I really wanted—and then began to spell "Ledbetter," but I interrupted him. "Like Leadbelly?" I asked, because I already knew how to spell that. "Yeah, exactly," he answered. "He was my great-great-great-uncle. I'm from Mississippi."


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 06:27 AM

I once called a barn dance with Jerry and the Pacemakers (well all right we were in different halls in the same venue, but it was my voice coming out of Jerry Marsdens guitar pickup)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 08:32 AM

I wasn't aware that a friend was an actor as I don't have TV & haven't been to the movies since (??1986). A long time after I met him he said something that gor me wondering & I asked someone (privately) if he was an actor.

Then one day he brought a friend named Tony to the coffee shop where we all hung out. I said "Hi, Tony" - everyone else was thinking "That's Sir Anthony Hopkins!!!!!!"

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 10:34 AM

I bought a church this morning. (yes really)


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From: number 6
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 11:40 AM

Met Leonard Cohen once through his cousin.

Went to High School with Ben Mink.

Played a 12 string Gibson ES-335 that once had once been played by Lenny Breau.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: number 6
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 11:41 AM

Congrats flamenco Ted!!

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 11:46 AM

Thanks number six! We get the keys in about three weeks, then we will have one hell of a party.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: number 6
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 11:54 AM

I bet you will have one hell of a party !!

We we're considering buying one here, but decided that the cost of winter heating wouldn't be worth it.

Have fun,
sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Amos
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 12:22 PM

Ted:

Where's yer church??? What are you going to do with it?\


A


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 01:16 PM

I am respondsible for inspiring the annual 'kissing day' outside Rome from a light painting I did 3 years ago.



PS
http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=donuel
anyone else have an ebay page?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Don Firth
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 01:19 PM

Wow! The possibilities! A few years back, there was an old church a mile or so where I live, and the guy who owned it rented it out as a theater or recital hall. Great accoustics. The place featured good, but lesser known performers. Local classic guitarist, a local operatic tenor, others, all of whom were not well known, but they were all darned good. In some cases, their recital there led to other things.

Then the city wanted to use the lot for something else, and condemned the old church.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 01:53 PM

Claim to fame eh? Weeeellllllll! I was kissed by Cilla Black in the 1960's. I was 'bodyguard...yes bodyguard to Val Doonican...also in the 60's. I was part of the raid on a house in Torquay when Bruce Reynolds (great train robber) was re-captured. I have been on Tele Antiques programme and won! I have written two Folk Songs, 2004 and 2005 for competition....the first was in the final ten and the second one came second this year. I have also....NO FORGET IT! what have you done...I am more interested in you and your exploits.
Best wishers, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 08:02 PM

nothing as good as that!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 09:52 PM

In 1955, as a freshman, I argued with Linus Pauling about whether superconductivity was ripe for a theoretical advance. I was ignorant. He was mistaken.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Every moment of happiness is a timeless victory over Satan that can never be annulled. :||


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