Thursday, August 23, 2007

6 O'Clock. Where Did That Come From?

My Body Is Made Of Sunlight

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Two Quick Things

Ok, firstly - within 10 years alcohol's going to be treated like cigarettes 5 years ago and within 20 you'll see it being banned by local authorities, creating 'dry' counties.

It'd be ridiculous but it'll happen, I tell thee.

Secondly and in no way related - you wanna see how FaceBook will look when you're sitting having an Xmas Pudding Latte in Starbucks on your iPhone later in the year?

You wanna?
You wanna?

Go on then: make sure you're signed in, click here and resize your browser to iPhone size.


I am so excited, and I quite literally can't hide it...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


A Brummy Xmas Anyone?

More info here.

From The Fairport Site:

"Just a couple of weeks before Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2007, much of the festival site was under water. Yet by Thursday afternoon, it was sunshine that flooded the campsites on the meadows that had been lakebeds just a fortnight earlier.

The sun continued to shine, the rain even holding off during Friday evening when Richard Thompson took the stage in two sets lasting nearly three hours - his mythical 'rain god' personna evaporated in the balmy evening of Friday 10 August although, of course, his 'rock god' status remains undiminished..."

Much more here.

Monday, August 13, 2007

This Petition... quite funny.

Er, this.

Check out the signatures...

"Surely one of the events of the year"

One field, two pubs, three mates, four-pinters of 6X.

And amazing music.

I've got an essay on the whole thing somewhere, but for now, Robin Denslow will do.

Cheers everyone

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Can't Get Fairer Than That

Founding member of Fairport get's hands on in the office and on the forums:

Bless 'em...

Mac, Shmac, What About Cropredy?

Another good article here.

They've really gone all out on PR this year and it also seems that people are able to write about it without resorting to the usual 'beard and real-ale' cliches...

Well done everyone.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Apple's .Mac service is out-dated.

Google Apps (mail, calendar, docs, bookmarks etc.) work a treat.

Apple has a product launch at 6pm GMT tomorrow.

Google's personalised homepage is called iGoogle.

Apple boss says .Mac service is going to get an upgrade soon.

Andy says: If Google and Apple get together to offer web applications that backup and share all your stuff across any computer (and the, ahem, iPhone) on Google's servers but with an annual charge to put an Apple sheen on the front-end...

I'm writing the cheque now...

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Oh Well, Adolf Liked VW Beatles

Full picture here.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Cropredy Now & Then

From 1983:

And from today's Observer:

Forget Glastonbury and Womad - the 40th reunion gig of folk's finest band is this year's hottest outdoor ticket

Next weekend, at its annual bash at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, Fairport, the inventors of 'folk rock', will host their 40th-anniversary party, a celebration of four uninterrupted decades of music of enduring quality, played through an inimitable narrative, all washed down with hectolitres of wholesome ale.

...the best weekend break in the world, on the site of a pivotal battle during the English Civil War. You can sit on a deckchair or lie on the grass. You can bring your mates, your lover, wife, husband, children or parents (grandchildren too, these days) and no one will nick your wallet - they get returned, full of cash, to the Lost and Found. Any football results that day will be relayed over the speaker system; you can eat sausages and try to win a signed violin in the raffle. I never saw any chemicals at Cropredy, the odd spliff maybe; but to say that this was an unintoxicated event would be prissy. The closest Cropredy gets to corporate life is a recent partnership with Wadworths beer, sold in gallon containers as well as by the pint. The next day, a Fairport XI takes on the village cricket team - 'Not always feeling or looking our best,' says Peggy.

- FULL ARTICLE HERE (very good it is too)

· The Cropredy Festival: 40 Glorious Years is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

· Liege and Lief is rereleased by Universal Records, and the 4-CD Dave Pegg retrospective, A Box of Pegg's, is out on 14 August on Matty Grooves Records

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Friday, August 03, 2007

'There Was a Manic Feeling in the Air'

Good article on 'Liege & Lief' here..


All Gone...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Cropredy YouTube Extravaganza!

Fairport Convention

The Strawbs

The Strawbs

Iain Matthews

Show Of Hands

Wishbone Ash


Wishbone Ash

Seth Lakeman

Sandy Denny

Going Fast...

Again, from their website:

"There are VERY few tickets left for this year's festival. We cannot guarantee that there will be any available for purchase on the gate.

Before setting out to Cropredy if you haven't bought a ticket, please log on to this website to check whether or not we have sold out.

You may also telephone 01623 870668 throughout the festival for up to date ticket enquiries.

For those who have already purchased tickets, you'll be pleased to know that the fields are really responding to the glorious weather we have had this week. It is hoped that most, if not all, of the campsites will be open for business as usual".

Zane Lowe, Sweet Radio

If you misssed it, I'd highly encourage you to head over and listen again to the last 15 minutes of Today this morning.

You'll find a very animated and intelligent Zane Lowe discussing, albeit briefly, the new Mark Ronson remix of Mr Dylan's 'Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)'.

A snippet of the track (and it's really good) can be found here.

Well done everybody.

And since I can't find a full version of it, here's Bob doing the Cohen brothers' classic 'Man Of Constant Sorrow' to tide us over: