‘Jolly Ups’

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

?

ENORMOUS fun
15
44%
I’ve enjoyed them, mostly
7
21%
I like to meet other BCBers but not keen on big groups
7
21%
FUCK OFF
5
15%
 
Total votes: 34

User avatar
BOLLY BEE
hounds people off the board
Posts: 16837
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby BOLLY BEE » 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.
Copehead wrote:Rather amusingly I remembered a very expensive 3* meal I ate that did disappoint slightly

User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 31663
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Dec 2017, 12:38

I find writing about music more enjoyable than talking about it
Copehead wrote:I have never seen anything that doesn't convince me that Joe Average people who vote Conservative are fundamentally too thick to understand the world



The Modernist wrote:Griff writes the best political posts.

User avatar
Pansy Puff
Posts: 8020
Joined: 22 Feb 2012, 21:10
Location: Under the watchful eye of the Clive police

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Pansy Puff » 06 Dec 2017, 13:01

I've enjoyed every JU I've been too and everyone I've met. Of course, I've not met Gash.
“He’s got the memory of an elephant ... and the trophy cabinet of one too.”

User avatar
gash on ignore
cultural defective
Posts: 16141
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: lording it

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby gash on ignore » 06 Dec 2017, 13:06

Let’s keep it that way.
Diamond Dog wrote:
That's it.

I've taken the decision.

I'm bored of the twat and the misery he deals in.



Diamond Dog wrote:Bit embarrassed, are we? Try to make light of it, shall we?


User avatar
fange
Posts: 12012
Joined: 20 Jan 2010, 11:30
Location: 香港

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.
Jonny Spencer wrote:
fange wrote:I've got my quad pants on and i'm ready for some Cock.


By CHRIST you're a man after my own sideways sausage, Ange!

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 61964
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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.
Last edited by sloopjohnc on 06 Dec 2017, 19:26, edited 2 times in total.
WG Kaspar wrote:I'm a happy bunny.

User avatar
Dr Markus
Posts: 17670
Joined: 07 Jan 2012, 18:16

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Dr Markus » 06 Dec 2017, 18:09

Whatever happened Nolamike? how's he doing?
Drama Queenie wrote:You are a chauvinist of the quaintest kind. About as threatening as Jack Duckworth, you are a harmless relic of that cherished era when things were 'different'. Now get back to drawing a moustache on that page three model

User avatar
andymacandy
"Liberal Airhead"
Posts: 29926
Joined: 18 Jul 2003, 18:26
Location: MacAndys Farm

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.
Bless the weather.......Image

Hugh
Posts: 15548
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:43

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.

User avatar
Vic Snazell-Sprey
Utter Cad
Posts: 50714
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:22
Location: 16 Beasley Street

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Vic Snazell-Sprey » 06 Dec 2017, 18:54

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


London Jolly on Saturday. Buy you a pint, you big lass.
Little Jim was no-one's fool - he owned the town's only jam butty mine.

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 61964
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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.
WG Kaspar wrote:I'm a happy bunny.

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 61964
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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:

In America, we call that being between a rock and a hard place. . .
WG Kaspar wrote:I'm a happy bunny.

User avatar
PENK
Midnight to Six Man
Posts: 34193
Joined: 07 Aug 2004, 20:12
Location: Stockholm

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.
Copehead wrote:I have met Gruff Rhys - although he claimed he wasn't and that he couldn't speak Welsh, as I spoke to him in Welsh, but it was him lying bastard.

User avatar
WG Kaspar
Posts: 8652
Joined: 28 Jan 2007, 09:07

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.

No fear there. We're all tight bastards.
I run out of talent

User avatar
BOLLY BEE
hounds people off the board
Posts: 16837
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby BOLLY BEE » 06 Dec 2017, 21:57

Any regular BCBers yet to attend any kind of meet-up? Jeff K? Snee?
Copehead wrote:Rather amusingly I remembered a very expensive 3* meal I ate that did disappoint slightly

User avatar
Charlie O.
Posts: 38756
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:53
Location: In-A-Badda-La-Wadda, bay-beh

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...
Image

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 11021
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

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.

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 26817
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

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.
sloopjohnc wrote:Aslan has some good credenitals - got his BA from Santa Clara, a Jesuit school and his Masters from Harvard and PhD from Santa Barbara, a surfing school.


1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017!

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 11021
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

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.

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 26817
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

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.
sloopjohnc wrote:Aslan has some good credenitals - got his BA from Santa Clara, a Jesuit school and his Masters from Harvard and PhD from Santa Barbara, a surfing school.


1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017!