‘Jolly Ups’

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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ENORMOUS fun
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44%
I’ve enjoyed them, mostly
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21%
I like to meet other BCBers but not keen on big groups
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21%
FUCK OFF
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15%
 
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Earl E. Eel » 06 Dec 2017, 12:22

I've been to three JUs (Paris and Prague were over several nights) and don't remember talking about music much at all.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Dec 2017, 12:38

I find writing about music more enjoyable than talking about it
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 06 Dec 2017, 13:06

Let’s keep it that way.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby fange » 06 Dec 2017, 13:40

Trans-chigley Ray and i have a Hong Kong jolly-up of 2 every so often, and the music chat can often be just a small fraction of what we talk about these days.

Lovely guy. It's just a shame there aren't more BCBers here to join in too.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Dec 2017, 17:56

Some of my favorite BCB meetings have been just me and another BCBers. I was in New Orleans for a tradeshow and hooked up with Nolamike a couple nights. Ray K came to San Francisco with his girlfriend and the two of us hooked up for an afternoon - a couple beers and walked down to the ballpark and watched the San Francisco Giants through the fence, and then had a couple more beers.

Big Jolly Ups can get kinda frantic and I don't really dig large crowds too much. There was a time when a few BCBers came up to SF for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and those few have been fun. At the bigger ones, I kinda picked my places at the Jolly Up of America's San Francisco tour stop.

Matt Wilson's car used to be a definite stop at Los Angeles JUs, but my constitution is too old that shit now.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Dr Markus » 06 Dec 2017, 18:09

Whatever happened Nolamike? how's he doing?
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby andymacandy » 06 Dec 2017, 18:41

I've always enjoyed them immensely.
I have rarely spoken to Moddie about music, as it was obvious after the first time that he didn't know anything about music.
Paradoxically, I have spoken to Yomp on the subject at great length.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Hugh » 06 Dec 2017, 18:47

andymacandy wrote:I've always enjoyed them immensely.
I have rarely spoken to Moddie about music, as it was obvious after the first time that he didn't know anything about music.
Paradoxically, I have spoken to Yomp on the subject at great length.


And as a result, he now knows a little.

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Butch Manly » 06 Dec 2017, 18:54

kewl klive wrote:Let’s keep it that way.


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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Dec 2017, 19:24

The Great Defector wrote:Whatever happened Nolamike? how's he doing?


Doing well. Hanging out with his family and enjoying his job at the law firm in Houston.

His girls are like 10 and 5 so I don't think he has much time for BCB.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Dec 2017, 19:27

andymacandy wrote:I have rarely spoken to Moddie about music, as it was obvious after the first time that he didn't know anything about music.
Paradoxically, I have spoken to Yomp on the subject at great length.


:lol:

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby PENK » 06 Dec 2017, 19:42

andymacandy wrote:I've always enjoyed them immensely.
I have rarely spoken to Moddie about music, as it was obvious after the first time that he didn't know anything about music.
Paradoxically, I have spoken to Yomp on the subject at great length.


To be honest the main reason I’ve seldom attended JUs is out of fear of someone giving me a copy of Embryonic Journey.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby WG Kaspar » 06 Dec 2017, 20:27

PENK wrote:
andymacandy wrote:I've always enjoyed them immensely.
I have rarely spoken to Moddie about music, as it was obvious after the first time that he didn't know anything about music.
Paradoxically, I have spoken to Yomp on the subject at great length.


To be honest the main reason I’ve seldom attended JUs is out of fear of someone giving me a copy of Embryonic Journey.

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Earl E. Eel » 06 Dec 2017, 21:57

Any regular BCBers yet to attend any kind of meet-up? Jeff K? Snee?
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One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Dec 2017, 01:03

I've met several BCB-ers one-on-one. (At least five of them no longer post here. Coincidence?) And there was one time in NYC with Snarfyguy and Guy E (anyone else?) and one time in Virginia with Hotsie and MacAndy.

There've been a few larger-scale JollyUps I had planned on attending but was thwarted by expensive car trouble or health trouble. Someday...
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2017, 01:06

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Any regular BCBers yet to attend any kind of meet-up? Jeff K? Snee?


Loads.

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Dec 2017, 01:56

The Modernist wrote:
The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Any regular BCBers yet to attend any kind of meet-up? Jeff K? Snee?


Loads.


Those are the two biggest posters that haven't met ANY of us that I'm aware of.

In fact I'm not convinced either of them really exist.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2017, 03:31

I can think of 5 regular British posters off the top of my head that have never, to my knowledge, been to a JU and it probably wouldn't be hard to think of some more.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Dec 2017, 04:09

But how many regular posters can you think of that have never met ANY of us? I can only come up with those two.

I looked at our top 25 all-time posters and I've personally met 18 of them. And there are five more than I know for sure have been to at least one JU.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Dec 2017, 06:19

I've loved every London JU I've attended- of course, those of us who attended the inaugural event are particularly blessed and revered.

The August 2003 event still stands out - over 50 of us from all over the world on a blisteringly hot London weekend. Incredible event.

The Prague and Barcelona JU's I went to were fabulous and I'd just like to thank John Coan, Tym & Steve for their fantastic efforts on 'hosting' those. I'd only wish I had been able to attend more.

The two I went to in Florida were small but marvellous - again, Brian, Jamie & Chris deserve all credit for making the effort to come and have a drink with me.

Finally the two LA JU's were magical - actually putting a face to all those illustrious names was really magical. One day I hope to do the same with all those guys and gals.

I keep meaning to attend a Northern Jolly Up but never quite manage it. Which is a shame as some of you seem very pleasant, even though you are from the North.
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