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Hi, new person here
« on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 07:35PM GMT-1 »
Wasn't sure which section to post this in, so hope it's okay here  :)
Hi everyone. My names Darren and i'm fairly new to not only Spiers & Boden / Bellowhead, but also folk music in general.

I'm usually more of a heavy metal / hard rock person, but after listening to New York Girls on Jools Holland, it got my attention and soon after Hedonism was purchased.
It's all gone down hill from there  :D ;D

The buying of heavy metal mags and music has slowed, and the buying of Folk related mags and music has increased.
Myself, along with my wife and 8 year old son went to see Bellowhead at Warwick ( 3yr old also wanted to go but a bit too young  :D ) and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was his first ever concert, and even though he got tired near the end, his feet were still tapping  ;D

We are also going to see Spiers & Boden in Hitchin in October ( unfortunatly school night so eldest can't go )

Next year we're planning on getting to a folk festival or 2 aswell.

And i'm typing this while listening to Mike Harding on radio 2  :)

Daz
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 07:37PM GMT-1 »
Welcome Darren!

We're not all dyed in the wool folkies so you'll fit in well here.
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 07:54PM GMT-1 »
Welcome Darren - you'll find us a very broad "church" - and the regulars are a lovely bunch who don't bite too much :-)

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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:00PM GMT-1 »
Thanks for the welcome  :)
Music wise, there's not much i don't like, i just prefer some types to others.

I think my last 3 cds i bought were Spiers & Boden, Seasick Steve, and Iron Maiden, so quite a varied selection  :D




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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:02PM GMT-1 »
Welcome Darren! You are clearly a man of taste.  ;D ::)
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:13PM GMT-1 »
Hello and welcome from another not really folkie- its insidious though- I was more of your New Model Army etc person and now I'm Bellowhead/ S & B obsessed (partly Squeezys fault for being just lovely).
Everybody is really friendly here- and my husband & 3 sons are getting word perfect on most tunes now too
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:24PM GMT-1 »
Hello and welcome  :) You'll find that many of us have got quite eclectic tastes in music!
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:27PM GMT-1 »
Welcome, and see you at Hitchin.

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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:32PM GMT-1 »
Welcome Darren, nice to see yet another convert! ;D

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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 08:40PM GMT-1 »
Hi

I sort of stumbles across the Folk thing when I saw Eliza Carthy on TV a long time ago now. I also like metallica and queens of the stone age and have a slight radiohead obssession. ( which people on twitter will be aware of)

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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 09:45PM GMT-1 »
Welcome Darren!
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 09:54PM GMT-1 »
Go on, let your eldest go, school is a rubbish reason not to let them go! I've been to a few gigs and gone to school in the morrow  :)

Welcome though!

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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 11:51PM GMT-1 »
Hi Darren :)
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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, July 13 2011 11:56PM GMT-1 »
Yes - hello and welcome Darren.  I can only echo other welcomes you've already had.

Thank you for taking time to seek us out.  It's especially gratifying for us to know that new people are finding us and especially people who don't know a whole lot about folk stuff.  You're in for a treat! - there's so much excellent folk music out there at the moment and a whole tradition which is yours for the taking - it's always been there - you just need a way in and now you are!

Bwahahahahaha  ;D


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Re: Hi, new person here
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, July 14 2011 06:27AM GMT-1 »
Hello Darren. I came to folk music via Bellowhead too, so You Are Not Alone.

This is a great place to hang out, I hope you have fun!
When you're a kid, they tell you it's all "grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it." But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.