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Avebury Rocks - July 9 2011

Discussion in 'On Tour' started by HarperPR, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. dotjay

    dotjay I've got a zappy little nappy

    I've signed up to do Avebury Rocks, too! Been wanting to get more exercise and lose some weight, so it's giving me something to work towards that's really worthwhile as well! Slowly training up and really looking forward to it.

    http://www.justgiving.com/dotjayrocksavebury

    (Just Giving URL inspiration shamelessly yoinked from scotpaulabear!)

    See y'all there!
     
  2. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Jon, you are more than welcome to yoink my URL (ooh err) for such a good cause :biggrin:

    On a sad note, my cousin's husband has just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer - and this cousin's sister is also in chemo at the moment, both of them under 40! - plus my great aunt has skin cancer and it may have spread. Not a good time :crying: At least I'm back in Boston in a few weeks to see them... just reminds me why I'm doing this again, but less reminders would be preferred please!
     
  3. dotjay

    dotjay I've got a zappy little nappy

    *hugs Paula*

    It's going to be an emotional walk, I feel. Many of us will have personal reasons for taking part. I look forward to meeting people on the walk and hearing their stories.

    So, the TA are giving people piggy backs over parts of the walk, right? Right?!
     
  4. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

  5. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Certainly hope so - or that I totally get over my back injury by then *eye roll* *sigh*

    And *hugs* back and thank you SO much Jon :biggrin:
     
  6. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

  7. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  8. Colin L

    Colin L Computer stained fingers

    Avebury Rocks

    I know lots of people on here are taking part.

    But if not, and if you haven't sponsored anyone yet, Joy and I have a just giving site.
    http://www.justgiving.com/Col-JoyLane


    thanks,

    Colin.
     
  9. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Nice one, Colin! Should I combine this thread with the Avebury thread in the live shows forum, or do you want to leave it separate? :biggrin:
     
  10. Colin L

    Colin L Computer stained fingers

    Hi Paula,

    yes please post it anywhere, we're all trying to raise money for the same thing.

    Not going to Willowman, so see you at Avebury
    X
     
  11. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Done :biggrin: Good luck and see you at Avebury!
     
  12. dotjay

    dotjay I've got a zappy little nappy

    Hey Andi,

    Yeah, Nick played the song about Avebury at the Bristol gig I went to… I really liked it. I can't remember all the lyrics now, but it has a wonderful chorus, with the lines "I'll see you at the stones", ending with "On Holiday on Earth". I didn't catch the song's name, so I just called it "Avebury Song" on setlist.fm, figuring I'll come back and fix it later. It's most likely called "Holiday on Earth", but I remember the chorus also mentioning something about us all being "sacred dirt". Will have to ask Nick about it on the walk.

    The "Invisible Cowboy" was, as Nick admitted before he played it, a bit of an experiment. Possibly something in the works, possibly something completely made up on the spot. :)

    Jon
     
  13. SimonF

    SimonF I've got a zappy little nappy


    I don't think there's a particular chorus, just a number of verses which begin:

    'I've got a feeling in my bones
    That I'll see you at the stones'
    ...

    and end with various lines containing
    'Sacred Dirt/On holiday on earth.'

    Apologies for my non-songwritery description if I've got anything wrong.

    There is a video of this from Manchester which is awaiting Nick's final approval before it goes on general release (and I don't know what its official title is either, yet).

    Very nice little number which has been floating round my brain whilst out testing the ancient legs in preparation for the 9th of July, it seems to fit the rhythm of a gentle stroll rather well.
     
  14. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    I cannot get this song out of my head - love it, it's really moving! Pretty sure I filmed it in Glasgow (haven't had a chance to see how it came out as I left town not long after!), I will transcribe when I have a chance to make sure I have the lyrics right...
     
  15. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    You sure ...

    You sure it wasn't inspired by this?

    [youtube]nzZd2xv_keM[/youtube]

    Avebury Andi
     
  16. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Here's the (approximate) words to "Holiday on Earth" - and it's even more moving in person (wish my video had come out well!)...


    I've got a feeling in my bones
    That I'll see you at the stones
    And after all we'll get to say
    That we spent one sunny day
    Of our precious, precious time
    With the other worldly wise
    Stood on sacred dirt
    On holiday on earth

    I've got a feeling in my bones
    That I'll see you at the stones
    And we'll join up all the lines
    That lay between our busy lives
    Feel the spirit in the land
    And cup that feeling in our hands
    To know the real reason why
    We pump our fists up to the sky
    We're holding sacred, sacred dirt
    And we're on holiday on earth

    I've got a feeling in my bones
    That I'll see you at the stones
    And we'll watch the ships arising
    As they fly on up above
    Beyond our mind's eye's horizon
    Sending back a little love
    By the metaphysic postman
    The genetic messenger
    On a postcard from forever
    To the sacred dirt
    On holiday on earth

    I've got a feeling in my bones
    That I'll see you at the stones

    And we'll walk a 20 mile circle
    And ride this life just like a cycle
    There will be no pain nor hurt
    Cos after death there comes a birth
    And it's not about the destination
    But the sweat inside your shirt

    And we're all coming from...
    And we're all going to...

    Sacred, sacred dirt
    The sacred, sacred dirt
    We are sacred, sacred dirt
    We're all sacred, sacred dirt
    And we're on holiday
    We're on holiday
    We're on holiday on earth

    Holiday on earth
    We're on holiday on earth
    We're on holiday
    We're on holiday
    We're on holiday on earth
     
  17. katrina

    katrina I've got a zappy little nappy

    Nearly a week to go

    Nearly a week to go until Avebury and all registration information has either been emailed or posted.

    If you still want to join us on the walk please email me asap as places are limited.

    see you at the registration xxxx
     
  18. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Hi - is the route page on the website ( http://www.aveburyrocks.com/?page_id=16) going to be updated before the event ? Might be useful for people who don't get to the start in time ( ie folk like us who are aiming to get up at 5:00am on a Saturday .... something I've only ever done once before ... and that was for the Snowdon trek last year - but this year, there won't be lots of people urging us up - just three blokes who would love a lie in !! )

    I use this excellent site for planning walks out and you can even save the walks as GPX files - so folk can load them into their GPS device or just back on to the website - VERY handy !!

    http://maps.nmc-ramblers.org.uk/Alt_Bing/PlanWalkMMAMenu.php
     
  19. katrina

    katrina I've got a zappy little nappy

    it will be updated but everyone needs to get there on time otherwise they do not get a laminate and then they cannot access to the gig without a laminate or paying for a ticket.

    Everyone needs to be there on time
     
  20. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Avebury

    Hi there

    Can you just check my registration please. Thought I processed it in early January and now cannot trace anything?

    Andi:bored::confused1:

    Aha # apparently I'm walker number 4 now! But not received latest info on walk etc..
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011

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