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TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent

27 Feb 07 - 04:57 PM (#1981145)
Subject: TDL ON RADIO KENT
From: Girl Friday

Tone Deaf Leopard's Gnus Tuesday Feb 27th 2007

We were amazed to receive a call from BBC Radiio Kent this morning. They were looking for unusual performers. Thank you Roger from Dartford. We went live on the Pat Marsh Show! At the end of a short interview, he asked if we have a cd. We said it was nearly ready. He said "Let me know when it escapes and we'll get you on the show!"

We don't quite believe it either.!
Be Afraid!


27 Feb 07 - 05:51 PM (#1981212)
Subject: RE: TDL ON RADIO KENT
From: My guru always said

Wow!! Of course this is only a small part of what TDL deserve, they are a phenomenon-and-a-half!


27 Feb 07 - 06:56 PM (#1981265)
Subject: RE: TDL ON RADIO KENT
From: Richard Bridge

Alas, I must have been out.......


27 Feb 07 - 07:09 PM (#1981275)
Subject: RE: TDL ON RADIO KENT
From: Dartford Warbler

Fortunately, I was out.


28 Feb 07 - 03:42 PM (#1982090)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: growler

I wish I had known, I was Washing my hair


28 Feb 07 - 08:13 PM (#1982323)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Richard Bridge

Make the most of it while you still have it.

Some of it.


01 Mar 07 - 01:58 AM (#1982445)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: woodsie

Today radio kent - tomorrow ...


01 Mar 07 - 03:54 AM (#1982477)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Island Pete

Unusual hardly describes them. We were "treated" to their performance this week. Escaped, they certainly did and the sooner they are put back firmly under lock and key the better so far as I'm concerned. What they're doing doesn't belong in folk clubs, totally lacking in rhythm and harmony. In an institution or on another planet, maybe.


01 Mar 07 - 05:01 AM (#1982511)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Old Vic

Send them back to Orpington and make sure they don't get away again!


01 Mar 07 - 05:51 AM (#1982538)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Old Vic

I hear Friday Folk at Orpington is going down fast. Couldn't be anything to do with weekly doses of TDL could it? And who is this Roger from Dartford?


01 Mar 07 - 10:56 AM (#1982785)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Dave Masterson

I was also out, but had the car radio on! I don't think Radio Kent were looking so much for 'unusual' performers, more 'the worst singers I have ever heard'!!!


01 Mar 07 - 02:29 PM (#1983024)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: synbyn

Roger from Dartford might be an instruction...


01 Mar 07 - 02:39 PM (#1983042)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,from the BBC Kent website

"Each weekday between 10am - 1pm the award winning Pat Marsh show brings together famous faces, the greatest music and a stack of laughs."

So which catagory did they fit into?


01 Mar 07 - 04:33 PM (#1983174)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Pat Rainham Marsh

Yes, agree with Dave M. apart from a slight difference in the wording. Pat Marsh was asking for "the worst singer that you have ever had to endure".

As for Synbyn's reference to Roger from Dartford it should be the finale message to TDL: "Roger, Over and Out!"

As for the reference to Dartford by TDL on the programme , I cannot imagine that TDL "go down well with the Dartford Audience." More a case of endurance and politeness taking place?


02 Mar 07 - 05:18 AM (#1983649)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Roger from Dartford

I guess it's time I stepped forward, so it's Roger and In!
Pat Marsh was indeed asking for people to phone in about the WORST singers they had ever had to put up with and because TDL fitted this description perfectly I couldn't resist responding.
As for Sue's comment that they had been well received at Dartford, there was a large audience in the club for Jez Lowe and, like all folk audiences most were too well-mannered to do other than applaud. And, I fully admit that TDL has novelty value the FIRST time you see and hear them. However, it was very noticeable that among regulars who had heard them before a good number disappeared to the bar or kept their hands firmly in their laps. I've yet to speak to a Dartford regular who wants to see TDL there again.
So come on TDL, stop making audiences at other folk clubs suffer. We find your performance embarrassing to watch and unpleasant to listen to. If we really want to catch your act we'll come over to Orpington.


02 Mar 07 - 05:20 AM (#1983651)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Richard Bridge

But - the original material is amazing.


02 Mar 07 - 05:55 AM (#1983671)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: My guru always said

Having heard them on several occasions I firmly believe that whatever apparent lack of musical ability is more than made up for in their enthusiasm and encouragement of others. Surely that is part of our 'Folk' ethic?


02 Mar 07 - 01:59 PM (#1984157)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Richard Bridge

Not sure I'd go that far. The material is amazing, the performance also but in a different sort of way!


02 Mar 07 - 05:39 PM (#1984358)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Island Pete

I certainly agree about our 'folk ethic' otherwise nobody would ever improve from humble beginnings. Surely, however, the issue of ethics rubs both ways. If you knowingly have a truly bad act, with no hope of any real improvement (as in this case, in my view) then ethically you shouldn't put people in the position of having to watch and listen to it!


02 Mar 07 - 06:36 PM (#1984396)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Thank you all for your comments. I thought that you would just love to have another go at us. Nothing like giving you the opportunity, is there? I'm sorry Island Pete that you had to listen to us. We had lots of praise for the song we did. We know we're not the bestperformers, but our songs at least deserve to be heard.Never mind,eh... we know who our friends are.


02 Mar 07 - 09:06 PM (#1984515)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,woodsie

I hope I'm one of them!

TDL always liven up a session bringing a bit of fun to the evening.


03 Mar 07 - 07:32 AM (#1984772)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: jojofolkagogo

Well Said Woodsie, that, in essence, is the essence of TDL - a whole load of FUN - not to be taken seriously, they KNOW they cant really sing, (Well Sue, anyway, in fact Trevor has quite a good voice !) -

what does it matter that they are not too good, ?? After all, I have been to Many Many folk clubs and heard persons who are not really good, and also not really my cup of 'folk' - BUT I think I can bear to listen to TWO songs, good or bad, and applaud their courage for getting up and doing something - it's what folk clubs are all about

and if they ACTUALLY make fame by being bad, so what, bet you cant do that???
Nuff Said, I enjoy them, its a LARFF - why be miserable?

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TDL !!!!

regards - jo-jo


04 Mar 07 - 06:01 PM (#1986232)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Cheers Jo-jo and Woodsie. Too right, there is too much stuffiness on the folk club circuit, and we've been told that wherever we go. As you know we are not afraid to go anywhere. And if people who can sing want to sing our songs for us - they are only too welcome!


04 Mar 07 - 06:34 PM (#1986266)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Head North and West

As you know we are not afraid to go anywhere

Go and give Nettlebed or Hitchin a try.


04 Mar 07 - 09:11 PM (#1986404)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Tone Deaf Leopard

Thanks Guest, Head North and West. Have made a note of those.


05 Mar 07 - 05:09 AM (#1986646)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: My guru always said

Agree with Woodsie & JoJo, fun is definitely involved with TDL along with the ability to laugh with others and at themselves too. These are qualities needed in all Folkies surely!


05 Mar 07 - 07:02 AM (#1986710)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST

I reckon they do some interesting and funny songs even if they don't do them at all well.


05 Mar 07 - 08:45 AM (#1986803)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Thank you guest. That's the idea. We are song writers, but we need to perform them before you lot can sing them properly.


11 Mar 07 - 06:44 PM (#1993733)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST

Oooh it's a nice thread!


14 Mar 07 - 06:01 PM (#1996905)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

I assume that this guest is the one I referred here fom the last TDL thread. Hello Woodsie!


20 Mar 07 - 09:15 AM (#2002004)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Wogan

They've done Radio so TDL should be aiming for the Tele now.
Maybe a bash at the old Eurovision song contest next year.
It should be theirs for the taking.
What do you think?


20 Mar 07 - 02:26 PM (#2002340)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,John Robinson

But, Wogan, will you announce the correct winner?

My lovely partner used to be in Scooch.

Or was that a different Scooch?


21 Mar 07 - 01:57 AM (#2002809)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,Soothsayer

I make a prophecy, TDL will appear on national TV within the next 18 months.

Whenever I see them they always make me smile, if not laugh out loud, keep up the good work Sue & Bob.

Soothsayer


21 Mar 07 - 02:21 AM (#2002814)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,soothsayer

Where did Bob come from!, it is early in the morning,sorry Trevor.

Don't let he miserable gits get you down.

Soothsayer


21 Mar 07 - 09:45 AM (#2003011)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Thanks for that Soothsayer . We don't let anyone get us down these days. We know we won't ever please the folk purists, and, do you know what? So long as we make a few people smile, and brighten their day, we don't b****y care !


21 Mar 07 - 10:47 AM (#2003077)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: synbyn

careful, Sue, that's what attila the hun said when he got started...
xx


22 Mar 07 - 10:18 PM (#2004604)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Bob- I don't think Atila the Hun had a sense of humour .


14 May 07 - 11:59 AM (#2051528)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

This coming Wednesday we are interviewed on Link FM 92.2 The show runs from 7 to 9 pm and you can listen on line.
link fm


16 May 07 - 08:32 AM (#2053360)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Magrat

I'm sorry but you can have too much of a bad thing. They played at Sweeps recently and people were wincing.


16 May 07 - 09:10 AM (#2053409)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: redsnapper

I have heard, er, reports of TLD recently from a fellow Mudcatter (this week in fact) who has seen them perform (I have not had that particular privilege!).

If these, ...um, characteristics of their performances are meant to be taken as fun then I say "All power to Tone Deaf Leopard!" as they are to be regarded as infinitely better than appalling floor singers who think they are actually very good.

I was subjected to an extended floor spot of the latter type at a local folk club on Monday this week and actually had to leave, totally traumatised, at half time despite there being a talented booked act!

RS


16 May 07 - 09:20 AM (#2053435)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Richard Bridge

I think you can safely say they play it for fun and take it all in good part - a bit like (decades ago) Derek, at Farningham, but unlike him with some wholly wonderfully tasteless (unlike the food at the Road Kill Cafe) original lyrics.


16 May 07 - 10:19 AM (#2053563)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

To fun people, great to watch!! Preferably with ear plugs, but very entertaining in many other ways ;-)) what I would like to know is who makes their wonderful costumes as they really could start a new fashion trend in London (BG)

So come on TDL when is your clothes label hitting the market? We already have the CD


lol rc


16 May 07 - 10:24 AM (#2053569)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

Oh dear me, meant 'Two fun people' not 'To' errrr thinks me need a tea break 8^)

lol rc


16 May 07 - 01:10 PM (#2053670)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST

"..,had to leave, totally traumatised, at half time despite there being a talented booked act!"

What a sad person! I think you need help mate - seek counselling.


16 May 07 - 05:06 PM (#2053906)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Jo Tufts asked where we get our clothes too. The answe is manifold. We scour charity shops, our fans (yes we have fans) pay us tribute in leopard print clothes and accessories . I actually got the snow leopard skinnies in Evans. I must admit they look 'orrible, but they're warm! If you want to see photos go to the link below.

leopard wear

More photos on Fab Club Site link


16 May 07 - 05:39 PM (#2053940)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

'Totally traumatised' Well guest have you seen them? if not I don't think you are in any position to advise, and if you have seen them, maybe you are 'TD' Once you have seen TDL you too could be totally traumatised, shocked, stunned or amazed!!! It's certainly an experience you would not forget, now that can be either a good experience or the complete opposite. Counselling can be used for both sides of the coin as even a superlative experience can be just too much to take in in one go, as can the opposite experience, both can leave you totally traumatised. ;-))


16 May 07 - 09:53 PM (#2054143)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: woodsie

Hello - Why did that fellow walk out, missing an act that he thought were good? I think that TDL are brilliant - people said the same about the Stones, Sex Pistols & Dave Kenningham but look at where they all got!


17 May 07 - 09:45 PM (#2055103)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Am I missing a point here? I thought that Redsnapper was referring to another floor spot. We haven't been to a Monday club in yonks.... unless you count Nellie's on April 30th. Then we only did two songs.On re-reading his posting I think he's at least tolerant of our performance.


18 May 07 - 07:12 AM (#2055372)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

Hi Woodsie, long time no contact, how you then?

Anyway i agree with Girl Friday you have it totally wrong,reading redsnappers comment i think he was talking about another floor spot, of course if he saw TDL, he would be totally speechless,traumatised, shocked, stunned and amazed, and more importantly unable to move, let alone leave, they are truly a once in a lifetime experience.

lol rc


18 May 07 - 07:59 AM (#2055399)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Errr -- thanks rock chick.....I think.   Depends on whether that is a positive or a negative comment about TDL. Next time we meet though, we expect you to be wearing the leopard skin.


18 May 07 - 09:38 AM (#2055473)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,rock chick

He he (only wear those in private)it would be just too much for the public to take and i would not want to divert any attention from yourselves. 8^D

lol rc


18 May 07 - 04:42 PM (#2055854)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: redsnapper

No Girl Friday I was referring to some other completely different floor spot in a completely different part of the country who did think themselves absolutely marvellous not TLD... thanks rock chick.

I tried counselling after the event thanks guest... it didn't help in this case. Maybe you could give me the name of your therapist?

I look forward to seeing TLD (provided it's firmly toungue in cheek!) and will advise the support services in advance.

RS


20 May 07 - 04:10 PM (#2057132)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

If you're seeing TLD that's something else again. Redsnapper. They're the Total Lobotomy Dancers... out of their heads of course. You missed us again today... lovely session near Tonbridge, with a real ale fest to boot!


22 May 07 - 08:15 AM (#2058283)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

Girl Friday I seem to have been out of the music scene recently for various reason, anyway let me know whats going on around and maybe we can catch up somewhere.

rc


22 May 07 - 03:05 PM (#2058544)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,woodsie

Why not catch up this Friday at Orpington!


23 May 07 - 07:28 AM (#2058906)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

Sounds good to me, you buying woodsie, what time and where, i cant remember if its the same place, or come to that where the same place was!!!!

rc


25 May 07 - 07:15 AM (#2060546)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

So come on someone where is the Friday session held now? Oh i suppose i could look on TDL site!

rc


25 May 07 - 07:19 AM (#2060548)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: rock chick

Found it, see you later tonight, hopefully!

rc


25 May 07 - 07:29 PM (#2061041)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: Girl Friday

Well, there were no newcomers of the female variety, so where were you tonight? you missed a real goodun!!!!!


29 May 07 - 05:21 AM (#2062969)
Subject: RE: TDL (Tone Deaf Leopard) on Radio Kent
From: GUEST,rock chick

Yes sorry but went to give my brother some rest bite; he cares for our mum, had an early start and wanted to be fresh so yes I missed it. Hope to see you there soon though.

rc