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Steve Hague
2020-10-06 17:11:21 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Steve
Hbunnet
2020-10-06 18:00:29 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Steve
Thanks Steve, I'll look that up. Mrs Hbunnet & I used to go to see
Mike & Robin in the top of a tenement near glasgow's George Square in
the 60s.
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Steve Hague
2020-10-07 09:55:14 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Steve
  Thanks Steve, I'll look that up. Mrs Hbunnet & I used to go to see
Mike & Robin in the top of a tenement near glasgow's George Square in
the 60s.
Robin used to be a regular at the Acorn theatre in Penzance, where I got
to know him. He's not been to Cornwall for a few years now though. I
suuspect he's at least semi retired.
Penny
2020-10-07 10:11:42 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Steve
  Thanks Steve, I'll look that up. Mrs Hbunnet & I used to go to see
Mike & Robin in the top of a tenement near glasgow's George Square in
the 60s.
Robin used to be a regular at the Acorn theatre in Penzance, where I got
to know him. He's not been to Cornwall for a few years now though. I
suuspect he's at least semi retired.
I last saw him at Shrewsbury, a few years ago. I still have bro#2's 'Layers
of the Onion' LP, which I promised to somerat many years ago - possibly the
NE umrat I bumped into at Shrewsbury that year.
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Sid Nuncius
2020-10-06 19:00:48 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Thanks, Steve - I'll look that out. Martin Simpson is astonishingly good.
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Sid Nuncius
2020-10-07 08:58:04 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Thanks, Steve - I'll look that out.  Martin Simpson is astonishingly good.
I've listened to it now.

Would anyone like my long-loved old Fender acoustic? There's not much
point in me trying to play it any more.[1]


[1]Mind you, I listened to quite a lot of Doc Watson not so long ago and
felt the same. And with John Renbourn before that. And Bert Jansch.
And Leo Kottke. And...er... OK, I withdraw the offer.
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Steve Hague
2020-10-07 09:48:43 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Thanks, Steve - I'll look that out.  Martin Simpson is astonishingly good.
I've listened to it now.
Would anyone like my long-loved old Fender acoustic?  There's not much
point in me trying to play it any more.[1]
[1]Mind you, I listened to quite a lot of Doc Watson not so long ago and
felt the same.  And with John Renbourn before that.  And Bert Jansch.
And Leo Kottke.  And...er...  OK, I withdraw the offer.
I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
John Ashby
2020-10-07 10:24:03 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push
my lower jaw shut with my hand.
Thanks, Steve - I'll look that out.  Martin Simpson is astonishingly good.
I've listened to it now.
Would anyone like my long-loved old Fender acoustic?  There's not much
point in me trying to play it any more.[1]
[1]Mind you, I listened to quite a lot of Doc Watson not so long ago
and felt the same.  And with John Renbourn before that.  And Bert
Jansch. And Leo Kottke.  And...er...  OK, I withdraw the offer.
I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
Good security staff?

john
Sid Nuncius
2020-10-07 17:59:47 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push
my lower jaw shut with my hand.
Thanks, Steve - I'll look that out.  Martin Simpson is astonishingly good.
I've listened to it now.
Would anyone like my long-loved old Fender acoustic?  There's not much
point in me trying to play it any more.[1]
[1]Mind you, I listened to quite a lot of Doc Watson not so long ago
and felt the same.  And with John Renbourn before that.  And Bert
Jansch. And Leo Kottke.  And...er...  OK, I withdraw the offer.
I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
I have never been anywhere near emulating Bert Jansch. <sigh>
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Chris J Dixon
2020-10-07 18:55:08 UTC
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I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
I have never been anywhere near emulating Bert Jansch. <sigh>
The nearest I have been to guitar greatness was holding a door
open for Richard Thompson. ;-)

I've seen Martin live a few times, and he has taken part in some
of the Folk on Foot Front Room Festival online performances
recently

Chris
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-10-07 19:22:36 UTC
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I've seen Martin live a few times, and he has taken part in some
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As long as you haven't seen him die, ...


(Comedian to audience, about his fellow performers:
"These people died for you!"
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"Some of them frequently!")
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... Sir David's ability to explain the science to a diverse audience ... while
both holding our attention and not making us feel too ignorant, must be unique
- Margaret Noakes of Tring, RT 2018/4/14-20
Vicky Ayech
2020-10-07 21:31:30 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
I have never been anywhere near emulating Bert Jansch. <sigh>
The nearest I have been to guitar greatness was holding a door
open for Richard Thompson. ;-)
I've seen Martin live a few times, and he has taken part in some
of the Folk on Foot Front Room Festival online performances
recently
Chris
I've seen Bert Jansh live with John Renbourn. They were at the
students union at Sheffield Uni.
Sid Nuncius
2020-10-08 05:12:02 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
I have never been anywhere near emulating Bert Jansch. <sigh>
The nearest I have been to guitar greatness was holding a door
open for Richard Thompson. ;-)
My nearest approach to guitar greatness was exchanging a few words with
Andres Segovia.
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Peter
2020-10-08 17:27:56 UTC
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My nearest approach to guitar greatness was exchanging a few words with
Andres Segovia.
Respec man! ('Respec' is pronounced without a 't', as is 'man'.)
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recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Steve Hague
2020-10-08 08:18:53 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
I used to be able to emulate most of Bert Jansch's stuff, but I couldn't
get anywhere near Martin Simpson.
I have never been anywhere near emulating Bert Jansch. <sigh>
The nearest I have been to guitar greatness was holding a door
open for Richard Thompson. ;-)
I've seen Martin live a few times, and he has taken part in some
of the Folk on Foot Front Room Festival online performances
recently
Chris
I saw John Renbourne and Robin Williamson together at the St Ives
Festival a good few years ago. They called themselves The Intractible
String Tangle.
Penny
2020-10-08 08:45:40 UTC
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John Renbourne and Robin Williamson together at the St Ives
Festival a good few years ago. They called themselves The Intractible
String Tangle.
:))
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the Omrud
2020-10-07 11:22:03 UTC
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On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Excellent.

Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked. A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"


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Steve Hague
2020-10-07 13:26:32 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Excellent.
Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked.  A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"
http://youtu.be/o6rBK0BqL2w
She is amazing. I wouldn't have recognised it as the Moonlight if I
hadn't been told, but she is a virtuoso without a doubt.
Peter
2020-10-07 14:57:24 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Excellent.
Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked.  A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"
http://youtu.be/o6rBK0BqL2w
She is amazing. I wouldn't have recognised it as the Moonlight if I
hadn't been told, but she is a virtuoso without a doubt.
How much of that deplorable racket is her?
--
When, once, reference was made to a statesman almost universally
recognized as one of the villains of this century, in order to
induce him to a negative judgment, he replied: "My situation is
so different from his, that it is not for me to pass judgment".
Ernst Specker on Paul Bernays
Nick Odell
2020-10-07 19:34:50 UTC
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Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked.  A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"
http://youtu.be/o6rBK0BqL2w
She is amazing. I wouldn't have recognised it as the Moonlight if I
hadn't been told, but she is a virtuoso without a doubt.
Without wishing to undermine the very definite talents of this or any
other shredder, alive or recently deceased, I should have thought
being able to recognise the tune after having been told what it was
ought to come into the evaluation somewhere.

Nick
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-10-07 14:52:45 UTC
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Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked. A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"
(Love it.)
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http://youtu.be/o6rBK0BqL2w
For comparison - the same movement on the original instrument:
(others are available, but I
like this performer. Also, like Tina S above, she seems to hardly change
her expression throughout the movement [unlike her FL HR2, which YouTube
for me - YMMV - links as next]). All three movements at
.

For another classical piece given the guitar treatment (I've probably
mentioned it before):

(guitar from 1:16).
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Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as
they were. - Marcel Proust
Sid Nuncius
2020-10-07 17:58:00 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Excellent.
Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked.  A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"
http://youtu.be/o6rBK0BqL2w
Blimey! I'm seriously impressed. It's less my thing than acoustic
fingerstyle, but an amazing performance.

I'm delighted that, very gradually, more and more women are appearing as
fine pop musicians in what were almost exclusively male domains - drums
(e.g. the terrific Victoria Smith), guitar, bass etc. There's a long
way to go, but it's something I do find hopeful.

(And, having spent a lot of my career encouraging young women into the
physical sciences and engineering, this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry
cheered me, too.)
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the Omrud
2020-10-08 15:36:22 UTC
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(And, having spent a lot of my career encouraging young women into the
physical sciences and engineering, this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry
cheered me, too.)
Wife (a mathematician) and I are quietly pleased to have spawned a
female Civil Engineer. Well, she tells me she's actually a Structural
Engineer.
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David
John Ashby
2020-10-08 17:08:31 UTC
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(And, having spent a lot of my career encouraging young women into the
physical sciences and engineering, this year's Nobel Prize for
Chemistry cheered me, too.)
Wife (a mathematician) and I are quietly pleased to have spawned a
female Civil Engineer.  Well, she tells me she's actually a Structural
Engineer.
How very uncivil of her.

john
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