The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 07 Apr 2012, 22:00

That too.

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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Neil Jung » 07 Apr 2012, 22:03

9.35pm. I'm just back from it. It was great to see so many other doyens (Slider, Huw, Pete, Chris, Andy, James - hope I didn't miss anyone there) and other arrivistes such as Yomp. And well done to Yves for coming all the way from Belgium and Kaspar from Greece via Hemel Hempstead. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since The Moon Under Water. Whilst I'm not a very regular poster these days, the friends I've made via theMOJO and BCB boards have made a big positive difference to my life and I'd like to thank you all, especially The Slider, for making it happen all those years ago.

In other news, I can report that The Modernist has had a few more than a couple...
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The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby brotherlouie » 07 Apr 2012, 22:08

Neil Jung wrote:In other news, I can report that The Modernist has had a few more than a couple...


Did you get his Prog Corner subscription?

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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Neil Jung » 07 Apr 2012, 22:18

brotherlouie wrote:
Neil Jung wrote:In other news, I can report that The Modernist has had a few more than a couple...


Did you get his Prog Corner subscription?


He drank it - he'll regret it in the morning.
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Nikki Gradual » 07 Apr 2012, 22:20

What a lovely afternoon/evening.
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby The Mojo Elite » 07 Apr 2012, 23:28

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make of this what yoiu will. But note that no fewer than seven doyens were in attendance.

and the modernist. The rest were as previously described. I have no idea why they were even there to be honest.
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Postby The Slider » 07 Apr 2012, 23:32

that last photo makes me unutterably proud

:)

10 fucking years and we are almost all still here
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Postby yomptepi » 07 Apr 2012, 23:37

I think I am just over to the left a bit...:(
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby the masked man » 07 Apr 2012, 23:42

I wish I could have been there, but I'm entertaining my mother over Easter. Nice to see Nikki re-surfacing, anyway.

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Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Apr 2012, 00:05

last men standind me and g on the way home in vain search of fags and an imaginary bag
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Huw » 08 Apr 2012, 07:10

The Mojo Elite wrote:
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Great photograph. A testament to leading a healthy lifestyle!

As already said it was great to get together again with people who have been great friends over the last 10 years. A lot has happened over the intervening period, some good, some bad, but it’s reassuring that your mates are still around.

Thanks to Yompi for the 4 x DVDs of Tangerine Dreams MP3s. I’m told they contain around 200 hours of music....

On the downside I wasn’t alone in finding the price of beer had risen alarmingly at the Blue Posts. Where it was once agreed that it offered ‘cheap’ beer for central London, the price of a pint of lager is now over £4.00. Still. It was worth it.

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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby The Slider » 08 Apr 2012, 08:31

Just a reminder of what we looked like ten years ago

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 08 Apr 2012, 10:07

The Slider wrote:Just a reminder of what we looked like ten years ago

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at least the technology of photography has improved over the years!
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Apr 2012, 10:16

The Slider wrote:that last photo makes me unutterably proud

:)

10 fucking years and we are almost all still here



It really is something, isn't it?

I have to say, that was a fabulous day. I talked longer with Huw, G and Toby than I think I ever have previously. My apologies. It was great chatting with everyone- nice to see Kaspar for the first time (what a great lad) and thanks everyone for making it such an enjoyable day. Atmosphere was eerily reminiscent of the Moon Under Water ten years ago - just sitting around, no music to distract, no TV to get in the way, discussing a whole rafter of subjects. Sometimes even listening too. Anyone else remember my proposed avatar for people that have asked to have their account deleted?! :lol:

I rounded it off by going out for a birthday drink with an old friend, around Wallingford, from about 9 onwards. Got in at just past 2 o'clock, thoroughly mashed. :)
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Poppypoobah » 08 Apr 2012, 10:31

Nice to see the 10 year reunion fotos along with the origionals. I remember talking to some of you before hand and then after about what it was like meeting each other and being dead jealous that I couldn't be there. 10 years on, I'm still jealous.

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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Nikki Gradual » 08 Apr 2012, 10:47

To the missing seven (Cheifwhat, Baba, Rorsch, Teabag, Carlsson, Snowdog and Mudshark), you were missed. I hope I'm not forgetting anyone (O'Gorman's omission was deliberate). On the other hand, your stand-ins yesterday were more than adequate even if G and I ended up having the same lengthy conversation we always have! Wouldn't be a jolly-up without it.
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Poppypoobah » 08 Apr 2012, 10:52

Nikki Gradual wrote:(O'Gorman's omission was deliberate)
You know he was afraid before going that you guys were going pounce on him and beat him up.

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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Nikki Gradual » 08 Apr 2012, 11:01

Poppypoobah wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:(O'Gorman's omission was deliberate)
You know he was afraid before going that you guys were going pounce on him and beat him up.


I remember thinking not long after that you and Neil Teabag was going to be a "challenging" first meeting, but we all just had a lovely evening in a pub in Barnes. That is the Mojo/BCB way.
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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby Poppypoobah » 08 Apr 2012, 11:22

Nikki Gradual wrote:
I remember thinking not long after that you and Neil Teabag was going to be a "challenging" first meeting, but we all just had a lovely evening in a pub in Barnes. That is the Mojo/BCB way.
He said my posts were only useful as toilet paper but he was always quite decent to me in person and certainly generous in letting me have anything I showed interest in music wise.

The meeting of Geisha Girl and Smamfy, that was trouble!

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Re: The Great Big London Jolly Up - April 7th

Postby The Slider » 08 Apr 2012, 11:43

:lol:
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