Love Will Set You Free

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby Mick F » 20 Mar 2012, 7:49am

I heard the other week on Radio4 when it was announced that EH would sing the UK entry, that the UK is the main and biggest funder of the ESC.

Without the BBC, it wouldn't happen at all.
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 20 Mar 2012, 8:46am

patricktaylor wrote:
reohn2 wrote:... As for Herbert Bumpyplonk ...

Engelbert is our friend >>


:D :D :D
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby Steve Kish » 20 Mar 2012, 10:35am

The old man's still got it! :mrgreen:

Doesn't he look like Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon, though ...

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=frank+ ... 29,r:6,s:0
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby patricktaylor » 20 Mar 2012, 10:47am

Steve Kish wrote:The old man's still got it! :mrgreen: ...

Yes, let's not mock. A fine voice for 76 even if you don't like the style. Mind you, he isn't even the oldest in the 'contest' - a Russian woman is even older.

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby Alan D » 20 Mar 2012, 2:01pm

I don't think it is a contest with the aim of voting for the best song at all.
I think it's a:

Curry favour with your best-friend neighbours by voting for them in the hope that they will vote for you. Also show up the neighbours that you dont like, by giving them no points at all. Then at the end we will all see who likes who and who is it that nobody likes.
Oh, and while you are ringing round each other saying, "You are my best friend", here's some regional music to listen to.

Cynical as ever, Alan.

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby patricktaylor » 20 Mar 2012, 2:11pm

If only it was regional music.

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 20 Mar 2012, 4:59pm

patricktaylor wrote:If only it was regional music.


We could have clog dancing and Mike Harding :|
Or worse still Morris Dancing :(
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby [XAP]Bob » 20 Mar 2012, 9:02pm

Why do people look down on English folk culture?

Everyone else in the world seems quite happy to admit that their culture has history.
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 20 Mar 2012, 10:34pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Why do people look down on English folk culture?

Everyone else in the world seems quite happy to admit that their culture has history.


Because:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sZR4MPQ ... 556C87A684

I've watched many folk dancers from around the world,mainly at folk festivals.The best UK dancing I've seen was Geordie Rappers,fast close and very coordinated,if you've seen it you'll know why.
Some of the european and middle Eastern folk dancing is exellent to watch.
Morris Dancing.I've watched good few and am always left thinking why don't they play the music at 78rpm instead of 33&1/3 and get coordinated :?
I know that when asked to explain their dances Morrismen will tell you (as in the Youtube link) its all steeped in history but,frankly, its crap to watch IMHO and dancing should be entertaining.
I like Mike Harding but only in small doses,I was watching him in the 60's before he was famous and as a comedy folk artist he was entertaining.
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby cjchambers » 21 Mar 2012, 12:24pm

Heard it for the first time this morning on Radio 2 - sounds good, he's certainly still 'got it'! Amazing voice still! I don't think we'll win, but it won't be for the lack of a good song.

[XAP]Bob wrote:Why do people look down on English folk culture?

From my observations, it seems to be part of the English culture to deny the existence of English culture (or rubbish it). :wink:

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby karlt » 21 Mar 2012, 12:58pm

Blackadder had it right.

"Morris dancing is the most fatuous, tenth-rate entertainment ever devised by man. Forty effeminate blacksmiths waving bits of cloth they've just wiped their noses on - how it goes on in this day and age I shall never know."

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby Si » 21 Mar 2012, 3:00pm

Well, I've never been asked to pay to watch a morris dancer or been inconvenienced by one, so I'm all for live and let live...if they aren't hurting anyone then I see no reason to have a pop at them. Last time I saw some they came along to our allotments fair. They did their dancing, had fun, entertained people and raised money for charity...seems fair enough to me, not that you'd ever get me doing morris or any other kind of dancing in public.

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 21 Mar 2012, 9:14pm

Sorry Si but I'm with Blackadder on this one :)
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