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Crappy Little Chappy

Discussion in 'Site Suggestions' started by Wee Steve, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    I've no idea where I suddenly got this staff from. Came as bit of a surprise: I wasn't planning on peaking till 700!
     
  2. Alan Jones

    Alan Jones I've got a zappy little nappy

    How many posts do i have to make to be "the same old hangman"?
     
  3. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Message to Paul (when he's back from his winter sun frolics and no doubt looking like a bronzed love god:D): where are you getting some of these titles from? Obviously some are song lines. But others, they're just plain weird!:confused1:
     
  4. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    They are all Harper lyrics as far as I can see.

    I'm not sure I want mine to change, I kinda like it, it suits me....:D
     
  5. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    1500 soon, HarperPR!

    I was all confused when I first checked this thread because of new posts. 10 Feb or 2 Oct? (I prefer the European dating system, but I spell out the month to not confuse my fellow and female Americans.).

    That's why I couldn't figure out at first why everyone's talking about posting milestones they've long since passed.

    Roy's a favorite secret I don't want to keep! Don't stop, EVERYBODY! And those times when I clog up half the new posts are just opportunities.

    I think T'man is right. I suspect Paul has mixed up the lyrics including obvious and obscure Harperisms. Just perhaps, he's added a few red herrings from Roy's long line of supporting artists. What better way to get fans to buy Roy's Book, read more of it, and complete the collection?

    I was happy I bought Bullinamingvase before I reached Capt. Kirk.

    Set Phasers to "Stun!"
     
  6. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Really?

    What do you think is a red herring then...:D

    Within this thread they are all lyrics except PDs and Bob Jacobs AFAIK.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  7. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Really? All of them? Where do they come from? Such as 'Aye lad...', 'Gracing the Bahamas...', 'Taking my shoes off...'?

    Paul, when I reach 1500 - and that is quite a landmark, come on! - could I have a special dispensation to pick my line? PLEASE!!! I know what one I want.
     
  8. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    "Aye lad, I knew you had it in ya" - Come out Fighting Ghengis Smith

    "Gracing the Bahamas, in see-through pyjamas" - Come out Fighting Ghengis Smith (paraphrased)

    Can't see any "taking my shoes off" references here??? Probably McGoohans Blues IIRC.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  9. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    My "Ride away in style" is my Kiss This Guy Moment from the end of Me & My Woman: the actual words are "Right where I stand", but I always heard them as "Ride away in style". It's amazing what a bit of bribery can achieve if you want your own strapline. (Hint: there's a button at the bottom of the screen).

    Bob
     
  10. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Ah! I see. Well I don't/wouldn't know them because I could never get into that Genghis album.

    Wasn't 'taking my shoer off' one of pd's little, er, *cough* fantasy *cough* moments?!:wink:
     
  11. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    I doubt it - how dare you impugn our leader's integrity!?! (bless you for the coughs). I'm pretty sure it's a genuine quote, reflecting Roy's vivid imagination :) Just can't remember where. Anyone got a searchable electronic version of Roy's book?

    Bob
     
  12. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Yes, Trav was right: it IS from McGoohans Blues and it was the prisoner who was taking his shoes off!

    Remember how that song opens?

    Nicky my child he stands
    there with the wind in his hair
    Wondering whether the water
    the wind of the where
    I fear that someday he might
    ask me if mine is the blame
    And I've got no reply save to tell
    him it's all just a game...
     
  13. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    My Herring is impaired

    A red herring is the sort of thing I'd put in, just to keep people awake and curious. I haven't completely memorized Roy's lyrics yet...:blushing::D

    Don't know "AFAIK????"

    Thanks, everyone. You've all confirmed for me my next order of old/new Roy will include FOKEJOKEOPUS and GHENGIS to complete my collection of early ROY, and finally hear this McGoohan's Blues everyone raves about (when they're not raving about another song). Planning to get ONCE, and a couple others (undecided) from the later albums I don't have yet. Saving BBC tapes for XMAS.

    Any recommendations from UNKNOWN, CAPTIVITY, WORK OF HEART, BURN THE WORLD, LOONY, COMM'L BREAKS, DEATH OR GLORY?, DREAM SOCIETY, TODAY IS YESTERDAY?

    This order will officially put ROY on the top of my list in volume of recordings, ahead of ZEP, The Firesign Theatre(satire), Beatles, and Talking Heads.

    "I am not a number (but if I was, I'd be a "9"), I'm a free man!"
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2008
  14. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    AFAIK="As far as I know" - a typical British formulation that allows us to assert things while modestly admitting that we are not omniscient...

    I love Unknown Soldier and Death Or Glory? out of those listed. DoG is the only must have in that selection. Born in Captivity is better than Work of Heart. Order them from royharper.com and the pair come as a double album.

    Happy anticipation :)

    Bob
     
  15. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Send me a PM with your wish and whatever bribery you feel is appropriate :)
     
  16. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb


    Ooooohhhh, cool beans!:)

    But bribery....? Dunno. I might get reported to the PCC!:biggrin:
     
  17. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Thanks again, Bob! The site IS where I order them.
     
  18. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Just "ONCE," the Order I Intend

    Just placed my latest order.

    I'm disappointed to see "ONCE" is out of stock as this was at top of my list of later ROY based upon various comments. I ended up buying one more CD than I planned, so all is not lost for the shop! Expect around Friday, plus or minus a few days.

    Thanks to all for your comments. I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality and consistency of ROY's work through the ages, considering the sheer volume over other musicians/songwriters. Roy will always be a fave!
     
  19. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    Just a little add on NC:
    I have ordered quite a lot of albums from Roy's site, and usually add in the notes/comments section a request to sign my CD's and now have an excellent signed collection. Little touches like this from Roy and Tracy mean a lot, he is a man of the people and looks after his fans, excellent postal service too, they never take more than 2 or 3 days to arrive from Ireland
     
  20. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Sign me CDs / If You Please!

    Now you tell me! I thought I was special cuz Tracy signed a note to me after all the trouble getting my first order to go through.

    I order over weekends and they arrive from 4-8 days later, North of Chi-Town. I always add my thanks and/or a short comment, but didn't want to impose. I wonder how long 'til ONCE is available?
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008

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