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You know when you're obsessed when....
« on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 01:26AM GMT-1 »
Here is how to recognise if you too have fallen under the spell. Some of these are fan girl related,sorry male fans, but most will apply to you too.And remember its ONLY A BIT OF FUN!!!! Nothing to worry about guys....honest!!! Just flattery at work!

You own Through and Through, Bellow, E.P.onymous,Burlesque, Tunes and Songs.
You own multiple copies of said albums
You have played albums so much some copies are beginning to skip and jump
You have memorised the sleeve notes of said albums and can tell who wrote which bit (even tho it says so on T&T)
You are constantly logged on to this message board.
You visit the tour page every day to make sure you don't miss a gig near you.
A five hour drive to see a S&B or a Bellowhead gig isn't that far really!!!
The boy's begin to recognise you whenever you go see them.
You disscuss "the boys" as if you know them personally
You know ALL the words to ALL the songs sometimes better than they do!
There is always a Spiers & Boden/Bellowhead song playing in your head
You are listening to them right now whilst reading this!!
You have learned ALL the words to ALL the songs from a new release a week after you recieve it (or even sooner!)
You can't sleep unless you have listened to Prickle Eye Bush in bed in the dark on your mp3 player/ipod just one more time!
The welcome message on your mobile phone is something along the lines of Spiers & Boden rule ok!
The ringtone of your mobile is  rambling sailor, the rochdale coconut dance or jack robinson
You are still reading this!!!
You own a Bellowhead T-Shirt
You own the OLD black and red Bellowhead T-shirt
You are sad when said T-shirt is in the wash
You buy another one so you can wear it all the time OR make yourself a Spiers & Boden T-shirt, because they don't exist yet, (HINT,HINT!!!)
You know both names of everyone in Bellowhead
You find yourself daydreaming that you will be picked to be the next member of Bellowhead
You think about Jon wearing tights far to much! (or maybe thats just me)
You begin to say "A pox on you!" to people who tick you off!
You have printed out all your S&Bphotos and stuck the one of you with them in pride of place on your wall
You see it everday, and it still makes you happy!
Your desktop background is Spiers&Boden/Bellowhead related
You wonder just  howsqueezy, squeezy really is
You actually go and squeeze, squeezy at the next gig (I dare ya!)
You have to jump to their honour if someone calls them sad (e'g unenlightened miscreants who listen to so called 'popular' music....shudder)and threaten to poke said miscreant with shiny morris sword/stick for their hideous slander!
You know when every different instrument comes in on every Bellowhead arrangement
Most of the pictures in your My Pictures file are of S&B/Bellowhead
You have downloaded the video footage of them and saved it to your desktop where it happily loops when played
You have very few other artists in your car/mp3/harddrive
You are beginning to learn/have learned an instrument just because they have inspired you
You count down the days to the next gig the same night you leave one
You are STILL reading this!!!!
You now know that the accordion, concertina, melodeon and fiddle are the coolest instruments ever!
You knew it was Jon that said "hup!" in Old Woman Tossed Up In A Blanket beforethey mentioned it on the online Bellow sleeve notes
You ask your boyfriend/husband why he can't be more like either S or B!
Well? are you obessed? Please feel free to add on to the list if you can think of anything i have missed. cheers!!well done for hanging on till the bitter end!

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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 08:07AM GMT-1 »
Oh dear... I can say yes to nearly all of the above, guess that makes me well and truly obsessed.

Mine you I can think of far worst things to be obsessed about!  ;D
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 09:02AM GMT-1 »
*Decides to see if she is obsessed*

You own Through and Through, Bellow, E.P.onymous,Burlesque, Tunes and Songs. Tick...yep.
You own multiple copies of said albums no.
You have played albums so much some copies are beginning to skip and jumpno.
You have memorised the sleeve notes of said albums and can tell who wrote which bit (even tho it says so on T&T)no.
You are constantly logged on to this message board.Tick...yep.
You visit the tour page every day to make sure you don't miss a gig near you.
A five hour drive to see a S&B or a Bellowhead gig isn't that far really!!!no.
The boy's begin to recognise you whenever you go see them.no.
You disscuss "the boys" as if you know them personallyno.
You know ALL the words to ALL the songs sometimes better than they do!no.
There is always a Spiers & Boden/Bellowhead song playing in your headTick...yep.
You are listening to them right now whilst reading this!!Tick...yep.
You have learned ALL the words to ALL the songs from a new release a week after you recieve it (or even sooner!)no.
You can't sleep unless you have listened to Prickle Eye Bush in bed in the dark on your mp3 player/ipod just one more time!no.
The welcome message on your mobile phone is something along the lines of Spiers & Boden rule ok!no.
The ringtone of your mobile is  rambling sailor, the rochdale coconut dance or jack robinsonTick...no..but must change my ringtone.
You are still reading this!!!Tick...yep.
You own a Bellowhead T-Shirtno.
You own the OLD black and red Bellowhead T-shirtno.
You are sad when said T-shirt is in the washno.
You buy another one so you can wear it all the time OR make yourself a Spiers & Boden T-shirt, because they don't exist yet, (HINT,HINT!!!)no....what's this bout a t-shirt?
You know both names of everyone in Bellowheadno.
You find yourself daydreaming that you will be picked to be the next member of Bellowheadno.
You think about Jon wearing tights far to much! (or maybe thats just me)no.hadn't noticed.
You begin to say "A pox on you!" to people who tick you off!Tick...yep. But I've always talled a little like that.
You have printed out all your S&Bphotos and stuck the one of you with them in pride of place on your wall
You see it everday, and it still makes you happy!no.
Your desktop background is Spiers&Boden/Bellowhead relatedno.
You wonder just  howsqueezy, squeezy really isno.
You actually go and squeeze, squeezy at the next gig (I dare ya!)no.
You have to jump to their honour if someone calls them sad (e'g unenlightened miscreants who listen to so called 'popular' music....shudder)and threaten to poke said miscreant with shiny morris sword/stick for their hideous slander!erm..not quite
You know when every different instrument comes in on every Bellowhead arrangementno.
Most of the pictures in your My Pictures file are of S&B/Bellowheadno.
You have downloaded the video footage of them and saved it to your desktop where it happily loops when playedno.
You have very few other artists in your car/mp3/harddriveno.
You are beginning to learn/have learned an instrument just because they have inspired youno. But I am trying to teach my self to play bass guitar from a book....unsucessully.
You count down the days to the next gig the same night you leave oneno.
You are STILL reading this!!!!Tick...yep.
You now know that the accordion, concertina, melodeon and fiddle are the coolest instruments ever!Tick...yep.
You knew it was Jon that said "hup!" in Old Woman Tossed Up In A Blanket beforethey mentioned it on the online Bellow sleeve notesTick...yep.
You ask your boyfriend/husband why he can't be more like either S or B!no.

so what did I score how obsessed am I?
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 11:50AM GMT-1 »
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Need to try harder! :P ;D

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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 11:53AM GMT-1 »
Thanks Sarah, that made me laugh. I don't think I'm obsessed as you but I can realate to some of your statements. As I've said before I'll always be grateful to BH and S&B for turning me on to folk music in a big way. It also helps that BH are a fantastically photogenic band, especially one member (and no Sarah it's not Pete or Rachel I'm thinking of..)
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.

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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 01:19PM GMT-1 »
Oh dear.... :D Yup, count me obssessed ;D About to own multiple copies of Burlesque, since I'm going to have to replace my lost copy :( (which will no doubt turn up somewhere as soon as I've purchased a new copy  ::))

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You wonder just  howsqueezy, squeezy really isno.
You actually go and squeeze, squeezy at the next gig (I dare ya!)

Oh how very tempting - depends how many beers I've had  :o
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 02:14PM GMT-1 »
can I add something to the list?

you make a playlist of all thier songs in itunes and stick it on random...then listen to it all day at work
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 02:47PM GMT-1 »
can I add something to the list?

you make a playlist of all thier songs in itunes and stick it on random...then listen to it all day at work

Haha yes I do that!

I'm pretty obsessed, answered yes to most things.  Although when it comes to the "pox on you" thing I've always done that, even when I was a child! It's what comes from growing up in a historical re-enactment society!

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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 06:16PM GMT-1 »
.... your avatar on the aforementioned message board shows you sporting a BH t-shirt you bought from Mr Boden himself!  (even if he was less than tactful - I don't think it was deliberate though!)
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 06:22PM GMT-1 »

You wonder just  howsqueezy, squeezy really is

Haha...ahh I remember when I asked you this once upon a time, hehe.
*squish*

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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 09:47PM GMT-1 »
Another one to add to the list: when listening to Sloe Gin on an MP3 player (in a public place) you have to make a conscious effort not to go "hoi" at the relevant bit! :laugh:
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 10:31PM GMT-1 »
Two things to add...

1) You have made up your own dance to a song or nicked someone elses after you saw them doing it at a gig (usually Prickle Eye Bush)

2) You own a yellow handkerchief and wave it manically in Flash Company

I can certainly answer yes to both, as can Firebird :D
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, April 8 2008 10:42PM GMT-1 »
Same here!
Well at least for the first one...
For the latter I merely pretend I own a hnadkerchief and fling my hands in the air supposedly waving it during the song...kind of like a deformed version of the lassoo! Oh well...  :laugh:

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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, April 9 2008 07:49AM GMT-1 »
Yes, got the yellow handkerchief. ::)

Sarah, you are amazingly obsessed. I salute you. 8)
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Re: You know when you're obsessed when....
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, April 9 2008 08:10AM GMT-1 »
Ye e e e h . . . .


I think you're the only one who dreams about Jon in tights ..  :-\

I dream about him singing only to me  ::)