Sunday, 30 October 2011

Reunion 2012 update

As of now it looks like I will not be able to go ahead with the planned event for 2012.We had a home exchange planned for September and October in Dorset and the couple who where exchanging had to cancel.For Sue and I a big disappointment as we where hoping to combine it with the fifth reunion.The cost for us to come over with flights,renting a car and accommodations runs close to $ 10,000 .00 and this is not in our budget at this time,I have told Jackie our U K representative that if we can not arrange another exchange by March 1st we will have to cancel for 2012.Sorry folks that is what happens when you live 6000 miles away.I will keep you all informed if any changes come up but for now every thing is on hold.

The Ealing club,Del Southon sent this in for any one who remembers this great Jaz club from the 60's

The Ealing Club Blue Plaque Gigs
To raise the final funds for the Ealing Club plaque, we have managed to put together three nights of music, featuring many musicians who realise the importance of the venue and are offering their time and input to help celebrate it.

22nd November:
The Hubcaps
- Blues Covers and Original Material, with a very accomplished Harmonica Player at the helm.
The Bolaji Blues Band - Searing Blues Guitar will be on offer from this local band, who are rapidly sealing a reputation for their interpretation, of well known blues classics.
Brace Yourself - Following their brushes with Banksy in their former guise as Exit through the Gift Shop, this band entertained and went down a storm at their last Ealing Club Fringe performance. Guitar covers of 70′s/80′s 90′s and 00′s classics.

23rd November:
Live music on Wednesday, will have a tinge of Jazz with the band Fallen Heroes, who have already graced the Liverpool Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scotts. Cyril Davies may not have approved of the brass section but maybe Alexis would have given it a go.
The night will be hosted by Swamprock Dj's Carol Lateman and Nigel Bewley. Sure to be lively, upbeat and of the highest quality. <>

24th November:
The Blues Tribute night
on Thursday will serve up the Blues ……Robert Hokum/Guvnors, Norrie Burnett (British Blues pioneer who even played with Cyril Davies) Doc Stenson (Singer, Guitar and Harmonica player, who played with Alexis Korner and entertained audiences at the July Ealing Fringe Gigs) with Ramon Goose and Geoff Garbow

Please e-mail us to reserve a place on the door, as we will limit the audience to 100 per night.

Please find enclosed a copy of the poster. More details available on the websites:

many thanks

Alistair <> <> <>

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Joan Teal sent in these Coronation photo's

Joan tell us what street and who the kids are.

Fw: Coconut Crab


How would you be waking up and finding one of these in your sleeping bag!!!
They say that it is considered a delicacy!!!
That is if you are able to catch it first and then find something big enough to cook it in!!!
There are some truly amazing creatures on this great planet heh!!?
Best wishes,
Subject: FW: Coconut Crab

How would you like to find this on the side of your trash can!!!!!!! (or anywhere!!!!) --

Coconut  Crab (Birgus  latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. It is  known for its ability to crack coconuts with its strong pincers in order to eat the contents.
It  is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut  crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware  from houses and tents
The second  photo gives you a good idea of how large these crabs are - a coconut  crab is seeking food from a black trashcan.

The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are  found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans .. They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground.. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.

And you're afraid of spiders??!!!!