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BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?

Bobert 01 Nov 05 - 10:34 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 02 Nov 05 - 02:06 AM
Bard Judith 02 Nov 05 - 02:25 AM
Paco Rabanne 02 Nov 05 - 03:32 AM
Georgiansilver 02 Nov 05 - 04:58 AM
Paco Rabanne 02 Nov 05 - 06:20 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 02 Nov 05 - 02:10 PM
Paco Rabanne 03 Nov 05 - 04:41 AM
GUEST,noddy 03 Nov 05 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,noddy 03 Nov 05 - 12:04 PM
Big Al Whittle 04 Nov 05 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,where's my bloomin cookie 04 Nov 05 - 08:46 AM
Kim C 04 Nov 05 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,Guest folkiedave 04 Nov 05 - 12:08 PM
JennyO 05 Nov 05 - 09:39 AM
Tannywheeler 05 Nov 05 - 11:32 AM
Metchosin 05 Nov 05 - 11:52 AM
JohnInKansas 06 Nov 05 - 03:51 AM
JohnInKansas 06 Nov 05 - 03:55 AM
JohnInKansas 06 Nov 05 - 04:01 AM
JohnInKansas 06 Nov 05 - 04:03 AM
wilbyhillbilly 06 Nov 05 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,Dylan 07 Nov 05 - 03:59 AM
GUEST,noddy 07 Nov 05 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,Robin Madge 07 Nov 05 - 08:22 AM
JennyO 07 Nov 05 - 08:52 AM
*Laura* 07 Nov 05 - 12:42 PM
Kim C 07 Nov 05 - 01:25 PM
GUEST,noddy 08 Nov 05 - 10:37 AM
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GUEST,Joe_F 09 Nov 05 - 09:18 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Nov 05 - 10:34 PM

Well, I din't buy a church today but...

... back in '69 I was promotion manager of the Free University in Richmond, Va, and we had a nice concert hall on the second floor and held concerts on Fridat and Saturday to help cover the costs of running the joint...

Well, we get call from this guy, Tinker, who is promotin' a New Jersey band, "Child", and so we hook up and book this band....

The concert hall only holds 300 but on any given weekend we get 'bout 75 folks unless we have a real big name band playin'... Child weren't no big name band so the first time I booked 'um we only got the usual 75 folks to here this band from New Jersey...

Problem (or opportuntiy) was that the lead singer was Bruce Springsteen and guess what? He and his band lit the joint up so aftyer that when "child" came to town, whereever we promoted them it was like.... sold out.....

Hey, ain't like *my* 15 minutes but just hangin' with Bruce was purdy okay... I had spent a couple summers at the Jersey shore and so we ahd a lot to talk about... One day, I remember takin' Bruce to lunch at the Villiage Grill and they had somethin' called the pin-apple cheezeburger and Bruce asked me about it and I said, "Hey, don't do nuthin fir me" but he ordered it anyway...

Well, if introducin' Bruce Springsteen to the Village's "pine-apple cheeseburger" constitutes 15 minutes of fame, then count me in...

If not, openin' fir the Chambers Brothers is my second choice....

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 02:06 AM

Back when I was still in my teens, I went to Second City in Chicago to see the show. Afterwards we went into the bar, and because we were too young to drink legally, we had cokes. Well, the place was quite a cool hangout for beats, and poets, and writers, and jazz moguls of all kinds. I started to frequent the place just to listen to the raps and the riffs going down. One of the fairly regular patrons was the great writer, Nelson Algren. He was always after me to order a beer, but I didn't want to spoil my welcome there.

One day, though, he was sitting several bar stools down the bar from where I was walking, on my way to the john or whatever. I guess he'd had one too many and he s--l--i--d his beer all the way down to where I was. I had to grab it or it would've gone off the end of the bar! As long as I had it, I drank the rest of Mr. Algren's beer!!

The bartender looked over at him and then at me, shook his head, frustrated, turned around, and waited on some other customers. But that was the first beer someone bought me in a bar---and it was bought for me by a man who later became one of my favorite writers!!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bard Judith
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 02:25 AM

Let's see... well, when I was a shy teenager, I shook Brian Mulroony's hand and exchanged a few sentences with him. He was the Prime Minister of Canada at the time, and we were on the steps of Parliament Hill.


Oh, wait, the idea is to mention somebody FAMOUS you are connected to in some tenuous way!   Never mind then....


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 03:32 AM

Yo Amos,
       My little church is in North Yorkshire and has been partially converted into a house. When I have finished the job I will attempt to put some photos up on the internet.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 04:58 AM

Hey Ted...how is Sweetfia doing at UNI?
Your Church/house project sounds great. Long time no see mate...hope to at least meet up somewhere over the Winter....session or club or whatever. Give my best to J from H, and all the others. Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 06:20 AM

Sure will Mike.We really must get our fingers out and pop over to see you lot in Barton asap. The chip off the old block loves it at Uni, so my pension plan is now 50% secure.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 02 Nov 05 - 02:10 PM

Ted, waht you bought a church for then, stupif!

anyway=i ring you up a few times, but you mobile is always bloody twithed oiff,
waht point in buying a mobile pone, and not sweithching it on ythen!

always is say="welcome to orange anser pone!

i never leave message, becase of, i dont like anser ing machines, they are rubbishg.

ring me up one day, and we will go to pub and get pissed.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 04:41 AM

hEllo jOhn,
          I will ring you this afternoon john.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:49 AM

I have made the first ascent of over 150 rock climbs, half of which are in the extreme grades.

I made the first ascent of several 4000m peaks in Kyrgystan.

I was on an expedition crossing the Arizona/Utah desert and made a short film for BBC TV shown May 1982.

I was twice Masters World Powerlifting Champion,twice Masters European Champion, four times Masters British champion and five times Masters Scottish Champion and twice Masters Celtic Champion in the 75kg section.

But other than that not much.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 12:04 PM

A climbing friend of mine was half way up a 600 foot climb in North Wales when it started to rain and rain and rain. They climbed on reaching the top, behind them all the way were two elderly looking gents struggling but keeping up with them. The final section was the hardest so they shouted down " do you want us to lower you a rope" The reply was " Dont you know who I am? I am Chris Bonnington" To which my friend replied "Well Chris do you want a rope or not".


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 08:18 AM

you mean ropes is for puffs

imagine that, you don't need a rope if you're Chris Bonnington.

its a while since I used one, but then I don't climb mountains and I hang clothes out on coat hangers


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,where's my bloomin cookie
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 08:46 AM

JK Rowling was the head girl at my school - she wasn't THAT memorable then really...

My bobble hat appeared on telly once on songs of praise

I ran away from the great Stupendo - piff-paff-poof

a relation was one of the orginal Oompa Loompas in the Charlie and the Chocolate factory :-) - I'm 5ft 11....


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Kim C
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 11:54 AM

I am an internationally known independent recording artist and belly dancer. (Okay, I have recordings in England, Ireland, and Germany, and I've danced and sung in Jamaica.)

One of my good friends is a famous artist, and another is a famous author. At least they're famous around where I live, anyway.

I jammed with David Schnaufer at a wedding reception.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Guest folkiedave
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 12:08 PM

Appeared on Page three of the Sun (!!)

Slept with Kathryn Roberts and Kate Rusby at the same time (!!)

Discovered the link between carol singing in the USA (Glenrock Pennsylvania) and traditional carol singing around the Sheffield area.

Owned a copy of the Original F. J. Child English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Limited Edition of 1,000) and a complete set of Bronson at the same time! But then I am a book dealer.

Dave







Dave
cookieless at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JennyO
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 09:39 AM

I've sung for Nelson Mandela - a few years ago with my choir, the Solidarity Choir. He danced as we were singing.

I have a friend whose sister is married to Adrian Dunbar who has featured in films such as "The Crying Game" and "Hear my Song". He and his family came for a holiday here a few years ago and I bumped into him at a party at her place. I'd forgotten she had told me they were visiting - I just saw this really familiar very Irish - looking face, and thought he was someone I'd met at a folk festival or a session or something, and said "Don't I know you from somewhere?" OOOPS!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 11:32 AM

My dad is John Henry Faulk(storyteller/lawsuit winner), my mom is Hally Wood(singer/musicologist/editorofsongbooks); Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Jean Ritchie, various Lomaxes, were all friends of the family and Woody nicknamed me Tannywheeler; when I was about 4yrs. old Henry Wallace had his picture taken with me(during his Presidential campaign); AND (this may be most important of all)--
During an after-party for a North Texas Irish Festival in the late 1980s or early '90s, I was in a song-circle that included Cathal McC., who was (at that latenight/early morning hour) too drunk to stand, but not to remember words. I supported him upright for almost 2 hours while several rounds of the circle were completed during each of which Cathal managed, tho' unable to stand alone, to sing his way note- and line-perfect through a long, intense ballad, and tell the story of where he learned it. (In terms of inclination and rewards, perhaps the BEST job I ever had!!)
Tah-dah!!!! No applause, just send money.      Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Metchosin
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 11:52 AM

Brownie McGee once asked if I wore shoe polish for perfume.....


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 03:51 AM

Karen said (20 Jun 01 - 11:49 AM):
Well, IanC, I can top that relation! I'm the first cousin twice removed of Dr. Harold Egderton.

I once had a "conversation" with Doc Edgerton. He was approaching his lab and saw me examining one of his photos. He stopped and asked something along the lines of "Do you like that one?" My reply was something like "I always thought it would look something like that. It's remarkable to actually see it."

He chuckled (or maybe it was a smirk) and went on into his lab.

But I never knew he played bones. (Jacob B - PM 20 Jun 01 - 01:01 PM)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 03:55 AM

I took two courses for which Dr. J. P. DenHartog was my classroom instructor. (You'd know who he was if you were a mechanical engineer.)

My B.S. Thesis advisor was Forbes Brown. (You might know who he was if you were a mechanical engineer.)

I once had an in-class argument lasting nearly a half-hour with Dr. *Paul Samuelson. He pretended to disagree with me, but his testimony to the US Senate a month later didn't.

*Paul Samuelson: Nobel Prize, Economics about a year before our "argument."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 04:01 AM

I'm playing a bit of catch-up here, since I hadn't taken the time to read the whole thread previously.

I was "Den Chief" for a Cub Scout Den run by Patti Paige's sister. (And saw Patti perform live in NYC the evening before "my" band performed at the Brooklyn Art Museum.)

I have played Igor Stravinsky's Circus Polka in at least a dozen public performances. (The elephants didn't like it, and neither did I. Our Concert Band may be the only group ever to play it after the original disastrous introduction by Ringling Bros.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 04:03 AM

U.S. Senator Bob Dole leaned out of a limo window, waved, and called me by name once (in traffic), more than a year after I'd been "in the same room with him" briefly at a Union Hall meeting. (The guy obviously had someone taking really good notes.

I read one of Joe Fineman's (GUEST,Joe_F 01 Nov 05 - 09:52 PM) most famous "catch phrases" on a shithouse wall at school four years before he claims to have created it.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 05:22 AM

Back in the sixties when groups were travelling up and down the M1 motorway (then practically empty at night) I met Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers in the service area cafe, he had just recorded Got To Get You Into My Life and kept feeding the juke box and playing it over and over again.

Also met Unit 4 Plus Two, Dusty Springfield, The Animals plus loads of others,

Don't know if anyone has heard of Geno Washington, but when he came over as a servicemen (very young man) he was at Bentwaters/Woodbridge base and we used to perform as a group at various venues on base, he actually joined our group and we had great fun travelling locally with him and myself as vocalists. I will always remember him putting his arm round me one night and saying "you and me Johnnie, we're going places" well, HE did, I'm still here.

My claim to fame is 1970 Guinness Book Of Records, World Champion Disc Jockey Marathon, 267 hours Non-stop. (11 days 11 Nights). Wish I could do it now.

whb


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Dylan
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 03:59 AM

I once made a Pizza for James McPherson from Taggart.
I also delivered tommy from Wet Wet Wet a chinese from the chinese that he used to work in when he was saving for his drum kit.

My best one though is that I fixed, Paul Roberts, the new lead singer from "The Stranglers" back, twice, when they were touring Kosovo. He came into my Regimental Aid Post and i just asked who are you and he said Paul Roberts and again i asked who are you and then he told me that he was the lead singer from the stranglers and i got all embarrassed. Good thing was though as my friends and i were dancing around paper plates and rifles(honest) and he dedicated golden brown to the Medics along with my favourite Always the Sun. He came back the next day though to have it fixed again Cool eh


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 04:06 AM

I have a photo of me with Sir Bobby Charlton sitting on my desk. I met him when he opened a gym I was managing. Real nice guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Robin Madge
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:22 AM

I once was invited to a "bad taste" party so I found an old T-shirt and wrote "Nuke a gay whale for Jesus" on it so as to offend as many people as possible.

Several years later I have seen them for sale, but nobody has offered me any royalties!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JennyO
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:52 AM

I have a photo of me with Sir Bobby Charlton sitting on my desk

Why was Sir Bobby Charlton sitting on your desk, noddy? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: *Laura*
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 12:42 PM

My mum shared a flat with Rory Bremner at Cambridge.

My Uncle was working for Euro Disney (before it was Disneyland Paris) and came up with the idea of the Happy Meal - hence the happy meal toys were always disney-related. (don't know if that contract still stands or not..)
Unfortunately his bosses got most of the credit for it as he was only a minor member of the team.

xLx


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Kim C
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:25 PM

OMG Tannywheeler! I love your dad's Christmas story that they play on NPR every year. It makes me bawl no matter how many times I've heard it.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 08 Nov 05 - 10:37 AM

Hi JennyO it is the photo that is on my desk not Sir Bobby. LOL.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 09 Nov 05 - 03:27 AM

I appeared on the front page of the News of the World morris dancing at a nudist camp!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 09 Nov 05 - 09:18 PM

JohnInKansas says: I read one of Joe Fineman's (GUEST,Joe_F 01 Nov 05 - 09:52 PM) most famous "catch phrases" on a shithouse wall at school four years before he claims to have created it.

I do not understand this statement at all. The posting mentioned contains no claim to have created anything at any time.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: The world is its own best model. :||


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