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Postby harvey k-tel » 25 Dec 2018, 16:10

Thank you Martha/Watts!!

The K-Tel logo t-shirt is fantastic, and the 'Punk Avenue' book looks like it'll be a fun read.

Merry Christmas, and all the best to you and your family!

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Postby Jimbo » 26 Dec 2018, 02:13

Arriving in a perfectly timely fashion my SS sent me a wonderful grab bag of goodies including a Bob Dylan Fridge Magnet Memo Pad which unfortunately may go unstuck to my fridge because how could my SS know our new fridge has a glass covered door and renders new - and old - fridge magnets useless. I wonder if my SS minds if I re-gift the Bob Dylan Fridge Magnet Memo Pad to the Bob Dylan-themed bar owner, a Dylan fan who introduces himself as "Tokyo Bob." It's really a cool bar. I'll happily keep SS's "Bristol Clifton Suspension Bridge" fridge magnet souvenir, in addition to the potpourri of Black Cat Bone mini-badges, my favorite being the "Petty-Uninformed" badge. I also got a profane Christmas card which I quoted earlier. The musical portion of the present included two CDs, one an Ella Fitzgerald "Swinging Christmas" and the other one by Tracey Thorpe called "Record." Oh, I almost forgot the chocolate brussels sprouts and chocolate gold coins which I loved when I was a kid. I'm a kid again. Thank you SS!
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Postby martha » 26 Dec 2018, 02:41

Thank you Harv! Glad you enjoyed your gifts.

Thank you for your gift package as well! I'm looking forward to reading the book you sent me, going to have some reading time this weekend. I love the cool hip flask, and the whole family enjoyed eating the chocolates. Veronica will get some mileage out one or two of those buttons, and even though the cat is clearly a delinquent burnout she likes cats enough to find him adorable anyway.
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Postby Jumper K » 26 Dec 2018, 08:42

My Japanese SS really went overt the top! A great festival t-shirt and a Fuji Rock bag. A cd that I’m going to play in the car on the way to work today. And a massive selection of Japanese candy. Awesome! thanks SS.

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Postby Jimbo » 26 Dec 2018, 08:51

Jumper K wrote:My Japanese SS really went overt the top! A great festival t-shirt and a Fuji Rock bag. A cd that I’m going to play in the car on the way to work today. And a massive selection of Japanese candy. Awesome! thanks SS.


So glad you like it! The Fuji Rock t-shirt is from the roots rock stage "Fields of Heaven". And a warning that the CDs are MP3 files, not proper CDs.
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Postby Jumper K » 26 Dec 2018, 12:13

Jimbo wrote:
Jumper K wrote:My Japanese SS really went overt the top! A great festival t-shirt and a Fuji Rock bag. A cd that I’m going to play in the car on the way to work today. And a massive selection of Japanese candy. Awesome! thanks SS.


So glad you like it! The Fuji Rock t-shirt is from the roots rock stage "Fields of Heaven". And a warning that the CDs are MP3 files, not proper CDs.

Thanks Jim. My car cd plays mp3. Have a great new year!

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Postby kath » 27 Dec 2018, 22:14

what a wonderful and generous not-so-secret santa!

the loot: a beatles coffee mug (reap can't have it)... somis nut house box of saltwater taffy (sigh, mine), cocoa and hot sauce (reap grabbed em both, but i will partake of the good and evil sauce)... a nut house tee shirt (reap stole it, so fitting for him)... two xmas cds, one home-made (i have four of those tracks on my own holiday play list, mwhaha, but yer mix is much more varied than mine) one traditional... a festive mardi party comp... and vincebus eruptum (yep, reap absconded with it). five cats on my card. i have five cats, fyi.

so sweet and thoughtful. you move us. *sniffle*

(and of course, thanks to pete for doing this happy thing.)

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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Dec 2018, 06:07

I'll do the full reveal on New Years Day - though most of you are aware of your SS, it seems!
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Postby Butch Manly » 29 Dec 2018, 09:01

Jumper K wrote:My Japanese SS really went overt the top! A great festival t-shirt and a Fuji Rock bag. A cd that I’m going to play in the car on the way to work today. And a massive selection of Japanese candy. Awesome! thanks SS.


Nat is jealous. She loved all those Japanese sweets when Jimbo was my SS!
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Postby Jumper K » 29 Dec 2018, 11:47

Butch Manly wrote:
Jumper K wrote:My Japanese SS really went overt the top! A great festival t-shirt and a Fuji Rock bag. A cd that I’m going to play in the car on the way to work today. And a massive selection of Japanese candy. Awesome! thanks SS.


Nat is jealous. She loved all those Japanese sweets when Jimbo was my SS!

In the spirit of the times I might be persuaded to share them.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Dec 2018, 22:42

Got such a grab bag of tweets from my SS (who is no more secret than I was to my recipient) that I'm worried I'll leave something out, but thanks for the jewelry (including some very cool Mardi Gras beads), the soft stuffed kitty (which Roscoe has adopted), the light up Xmas hat (NFL merchandise that lights up - I am now officially a Saints fan) and particularly the candies from Pizelle's -Alabama's finest confectioners, I've learned. Those were extremely lucky to have lasted 48 hours. Amazing, and in every flavor imaginable and some not. Particularly liked the PBJ and ginger ones, both coated in rich dark chocolate. Still drooling thinking about it. Thanks, SS. Fuquin excellent!!
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Postby Dennis Testicle » 05 Jan 2019, 07:57

I got a copy of 1001 Albums To Listen To Before You Die, which I thought I had, but turns out it was only the Songs and Beers books that I had. Thanks very much Matt! Especially considering the bitch that it would've been to post :lol:
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Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Jan 2019, 08:42

Well as I'm sure you all worked out fairly quickly, for the first time ever this year I went with "Your Secret Santa is your Secret Santa". I've never done that before but, amazingly, it worked out well.

Martha <-> Harvey K Tel
Jimbo <-> Jumper K
Kath <-> Hatz
Fonz <-> Diamond Dog
Red Heifer <-> The Wright Profile
Griff <-> Minnie
Neige <-> Tom Waits For No One.

Some fabulous prezzies were sent and received by all. Let's hope we can keep this going next year (a few additions would be nice) as it really is one BCB tradition that makes us all glow that little bit more. And, no Jimbo, that's not a hint that someone was sending out uranium dressed up as Xmas pudding. :D
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Postby Minnie Mincepie » 05 Jan 2019, 12:32

Butch Manly wrote:First of all, sincere apologies to Anna and Mike for not getting my package to them before they left for Blighty a week ago. I did post it 10 days before they left but am mortified that it didnt arrive in time for them.

Now, to the thanks, again to Anna and Mike! I opened my package just before I left home a few days ago and they put a massive smile on my face! A copy of Nillson's The Point, which I have never heard, a copy of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow and a truly Texan t-shirt! Many thanks, guys! Have a great Christmas and I hope you like your gifts when you get back home.


I’m so glad you liked the gifts! I opened yours last night and we were chuffed to mintballs - chocolate, gingerbread, Xmas tree stuff and a copy of Lost in music. Love it all! We scoffed the gingerbread immediately! Cheers Griff!
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Postby Fonz » 05 Jan 2019, 23:33

Diamond Dog wrote:Well as I'm sure you all worked out fairly quickly, for the first time ever this year I went with "Your Secret Santa is your Secret Santa". I've never done that before but, amazingly, it worked out well.

Martha <-> Harvey K Tel
Jimbo <-> Jumper K
Kath <-> Hatz
Fonz <-> Diamond Dog
Red Heifer <-> The Wright Profile
Griff <-> Minnie
Neige <-> Tom Waits For No One.

Some fabulous prezzies were sent and received by all. Let's hope we can keep this going next year (a few additions would be nice) as it really is one BCB tradition that makes us all glow that little bit more. And, no Jimbo, that's not a hint that someone was sending out uranium dressed up as Xmas pudding. :D


Well, thanks a lot, Pete. My bunch of pressies (see previous post) were very well received- an amazing election of books, cds, a dvd, and nibbles! Having me as your Santa was a pretty brave move considering our last board interaction was...awkward... (something about food/diet)
I’m glad you paired us up- it gave me a chance to maybe put a smile on your face. The Zappa album was always a risk, but hopefully you’ve given it a try...and enjoyed it...
The 60’s antique book and ‘Concreteopia’ were inspired by what you’d posted on ‘Now Reading’ ( an appreciation of that post-war aesthetic). And the Bill Hicks book, well, he was just funny, and missed.

It was my first year doing SS, but I found myself really excited by the prospect of giving and receiving, and it raised my wife’s eyebrows when I opened my box on Christmas morning- she was impressed with your insight! And my dad was impressed with the Brill Building book!
So, again, cheers! And a happy New Year!
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Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Jan 2019, 10:51

I've not tried the Zappa yet but I will.. just lots of new music etc... (new music I like....lol).
Thanks for your prezzie Guy - really nice and the books particularly will be read with glee.

That Brill Building book is one I send a copy of virtually every year - it's an absolutely delightful tome about the art/craft of songwriting - and the dynamics between the two personalities within the seven pairs of writers. The story of Hal David staying up overnight trying to find the elusive combination of words to fit the meter of one line of a song... that's inspirational, it really is.
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