Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

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

This means this thread won't die.

a) Fuck you grim reaper
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby The Red Heifer » 17 Dec 2018, 18:19

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14.

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Neige » 17 Dec 2018, 20:03

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14.

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby watts » 17 Dec 2018, 21:11

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14.

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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Postby The Write Profile » 19 Dec 2018, 08:37

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Unread postby watts » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 am

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14.

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10. TWP :D
11.
12.
13.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Dec 2018, 22:14

According to the postman, chances are it'll still get there before X-mas. Sorry, recipient, but I didn't pay the additional $30 to guarantee that.

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14. whattheheck'skeepin'hatz

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10. TWP :D
11.
12.
13.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Butch Manly » 20 Dec 2018, 23:48

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14. whattheheck'skeepin'hatz

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10. TWP :D
11. Griff
12.
13.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Dec 2018, 08:29

Only Minnie, Kath & Hatz to go.

I'm pretty sure Minnie's is waiting for her when she gets back to the US.

The other two, however...... a bit worrying.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby kath » 22 Dec 2018, 17:58

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14. whattheheck'skeepin'hatz

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10. TWP :D
11. Griff
12. oliltownofkathlehem (bouncebouncebounce)
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Jimbo » 24 Dec 2018, 04:46

Merry Christmas everyone!

The BCB joke, or whatever it is, of changing your user name (except for obvious Xmas changes) has got me a little stumped. Has my recipient gotten my present - or sent one? His or her name does appear on either list.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Dec 2018, 05:42

oliltownofkathlehem wrote:Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14. whattheheck'skeepin'hatz

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10. TWP :D
11. Griff
12. oliltownofkathlehem (bouncebouncebounce)
13.
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I'm pretty certain Hatz has received his (it would be nice if Dave could confirm this though).... and Minnie's is awaiting her on her return to the US... which, if so, means that all SS prezzies have been delivered in time for Xmas!!
Well done everyone - give yourselves a collective pat on the back! :D
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"In the back room, Under the stars, And your ceiling is my floor"
"It put me back in my place and made me realize, yes I'm just a cunt in a clown suit."

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby toomanyhatz » 24 Dec 2018, 18:37

Sent :
1. Diamond Dog
2. Balls
3. Fonz
4. Neige
5. Martha
6. K-Tel
7. Griff (!)
8. TWFNO
9. Minnie
10. TWP
11. Heifer
12. Jimbo
13. oliltownofkathlehem
14. whattheheck'skeepin'hatz

Received :
1. Diamond Dog!
2. K-Tel
3. TWFNO
4. Jimbo :D
5. Balls
6. Fonz
7. Heifer
8. Neige (I think... there's nothing else I've ordered from UK, recently :? )
9.martha
10. TWP :D
11. Griff
12. oliltownofkathlehem (bouncebouncebounce)
13. Hatz
14.

Diamond Dog wrote:I'm pretty certain Hatz has received his (it would be nice if Dave could confirm this though).... and Minnie's is awaiting her on her return to the US... which, if so, means that all SS prezzies have been delivered in time for Xmas!!
Well done everyone - give yourselves a collective pat on the back! :D


He did! Sorry for the delay at both ends, and thanks, Santa!

And thank you, DD!
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Neige » 24 Dec 2018, 21:50

This is the point where I have to be strong every year - prezzie time here in Switzerland is on Christmas Eve, so it feels like I should open my package now.

But I'll play along with my anglo-saxon brethren and open it tomorrow too... :P
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 25 Dec 2018, 01:20

Just open it Felix ;)

Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Thank you for your generous gifts.
As a previous recipient of your giving I know the chocolates will be gratefully received when all the family come to chez Waits on Boxing Day.

Thank you for the vinyl, cd and book (you know me too well :) )

A very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you and yours.

Much love, a thankful recipient.

Pete, thank you for your continued efforts to keep this most special of BCB traditions going. You’re a top man.

Happy Christmas and God Bles you tiny Tom x
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Dec 2018, 08:00

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Pete, thank you for your continued efforts to keep this most special of BCB traditions going. You’re a top man.



It's people like you Kev, who give so freely throughout the rest of the year, that provide 'the template' for this BCB tradition - let's hope we can keep it going, no matter the differences we may have with eachother as a group during 'down time'.


Thanks to everyone - and now I'm just off to open my prezzie too!
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Postby Butch Manly » 25 Dec 2018, 09:13

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.
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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Toby » 25 Dec 2018, 09:20

I don’t participate, but reading this thread always makes me smile. Great work.

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Postby Fonz » 25 Dec 2018, 11:05

Wow. Thank you Secret Santa. Mind blown.

Very thoughtful and crucially appropriate pressies!

A ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Stones dvd
A Zappa Legendary Broadcast pack
TRex Gold
A couple of ‘Electric’ cd packs
A Moby Grape book
And a Briill Building book!
And nibbles!
Amazing stuff!


Very generous!

Cheers!!!
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Postby Still Baron » 25 Dec 2018, 11:13

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.


This is the first time I’ve looked in on this thread since I’m not an active participant, but worry not—the post between the UK and the US is very inconsistent. Some things get through in days while others take weeks. No rhyme or reason!

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Re: Secret Santa 2018 - Sign up time!

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Dec 2018, 13:19

A great big thank you to my SS (of course, I actually do *know* who they are).... :

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Erm.... I will try it, but probably not today.... ;)

But then three great books ...

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I've not read Hicks before, but I've always wanted to dabble... so a perfect start!

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This looks utterly fantastic - the kind of thing I read with absolute zeal!

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And this is the kind of reference book I always want to buy, but rarely do...so another great choice!

All in all - wonderful thought out choices. Really couldn't be more pleased.... thank you very much indeed :)
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Postby Neige » 25 Dec 2018, 13:29

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Just open it Felix ;)


I just did and wow!

- A book "Why Dylan Matters" - I'll read it with great interest, it's a question I sometime ask myself. ;)
- A 2CD set by The Amorphous Androgynous - I've already played it on this sweet morning. I really like the concept but had only heard their covermount CD for Mojo Magazine a while time back. Groovy!
- A 9CD box set of early Miles Davis on Columbia in mono - I only have Kind of Blue and Sketches in Spain - both in stereo obviously - very happy to have this!
- a signed (!) copy of the new Belly album on tie-dyed blue vinyl. Amazing!
- and best of all: 2 items from the "very limited edition bundle" of what turned out to be my album of the year 2018, Elvis Costello's Look Now. I distinctly remember our short exchange about this:

Neige wrote:What I heard so far is great - his best in years even - but the artwork is so ugly I wonder who on earth would want to buy any of these limited edition bundles:

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Tom Waits For No One wrote: :oops:














:geek:


For the record, I've grown to like the cover.

Anyway, a million thanks, dear Secret Santa Kevin, you made me very happy!





PS: After sending off my package, I suddenly had serious doubts. Hadn't I already sent you a copy of that CD featuring "Tom Waits For Me"? My memory certainly isn't what it used to be.
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