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Friday, 12 April 2013

FW: More shots from the backyard.

CAN YOU SPOT THESE CREATURES?
 
Best wishes, Freddie.
 
 
 
A wild life photographer's pictures of animals trying to hide from predators!
 

No 1:  Giraffe.
 
 

No 2:  A wolf peering out from trees.

No 3:  Can you spot the caiman?

No 4: Tricky one this!   Can you find the owl!

No 5: Dont know what a pika is but it's hiding in here somewhere!
 

No 6:  Can you find the snake by his eyes!

No 7:  How about the leopard?

No 8 Squirrel

No 9:  Wow this owl is amazing!
 
 

No 10:  There's definitely a spotted deer in here!  Honest!

No 11:  A white tailed ptarmigan!
 

No 12: There's an impala in here somewhere!

No 13:  A cheetah cub
 

No 14:  a common snipe in the shoreline
 

No 15: a night hawk
 

No 16: a coyote at the edge of the bush
 

No 17: a blue dacnis
 
 
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

"Flanagan & Allen Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner"

 
 
These old songs still get me going when I hear them,I can remember as a kid standing outside the White hart on a Saturday night and hearing all the old Pub songs I learny so many by heart and could sing them at party's when I came to live in the U S A .
 
Tommy
Tom Higginbottom has shared a video with you on YouTube
Flanagan & Allen Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner
Two greats from the age of Music Hall & indeed later,with the crazy gang. Top of the bill, London Palladium & the Victoria Palace London.
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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Fw: Summertime Blues

 
 
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The Ealing Club Community Interest Company is dedicated to highlighting and promoting the Rock and Blues Heritage of Ealing Borough while helping to inspire new opportunities for LIVE MUSIC 
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In February 2013, the inaugural Ealing Film and Music Valentine Festival included a number of events with participation from the Ealing Club. This included three great nights of LIVE MUSIC at the Birthplace of British Rhythm and Blues and a presentation by Harry Shapiro at the University of West London. 
 

LIVE MUSIC featuring John O'Leary and Alan Glen accompanied by a wealth of talent celebrated the contribution of the great Cyril Davies who helped kickstart the British Rhythm and Blues Boom in 1962. Notable performances also included the Red Room Sessions performing The Ealing Songbook (UWL students) with the Geoff Garbow Blues band and the Ali Mac Band. Photos and youtube footage can be found here.
 
As part of the festival LIVE MUSIC was included at the Questors Theatre in the form of the Raga Jam that brought the Blues into contact with musicians from different backgrounds including West Africa, Asia and of course those influenced by the Mississipi, Chicago and the Uxbridge Road…….yep the Uxbridge Road of West London has played it's part especially when helping move the blues into the realms of Rock Music.


 
Ealing – The Cradle of Rock Music Exhibition
An exhibition featuring posters and key photographs connecting Ealing with the beginnings of Rock music was set up at the University of West London. Kindly sponsored by Marshall Amplification who provided key equipment such as the Bluesbreaker Combo amp and The Marshall stack. Such guitar speakers were developed by
Jim Marshall who  catered for the needs of local musicians and then built a brand that became synonymous with the world of Rock Music. 




The UWL St Mary's Rd Campus, the former home of Ealing Tech whose corridors and classrooms inspired the likes of Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood and Freddie Mercury hosted a special exhibition highlighting some of the area's connections with the beginnings of British Rock Music. Key contributors and those influenced by the scene that emerged from Ealing and West London can be found on the programme Blues Britannia Currently on BBC I Player.





The Tribute To Cyril Davies @The Ealing Club led by Harmonica Players John O'Leary and Alan Glen - Feb 2013


     

2012 saw the return of LIVE MUSIC in a local venue that should be brimming with guitars and drums throughout the week. A visit from Charlie Watts and an end of year gig from Simon Townshend (Pete's brother) helped reaffirm what the great John Mayall declared yet again in Classic Blues magazine in Oct 2012…….Ealing is obviously the foundation and starting point of everything"

                                          

Pictured Above: Left Simon Townshend (Dec2012) & Centre: Charlie Watts (March 2012) Right: The Ealing Club spirit accompanies Tommy Hare & his Slim Pickins who will be playing The First Hanwell Hootie Music Festival on April 6th 2013
 



Jim Marshall – The Father of Loud
On 6th April 2013 there will be a special celebration to celebrate the contribution of Jim Marshall who passed away last year. He of course led the development of the legendary amplifiers that would become the favourite amp of choice amongst rock musicians. Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix were just some of the names that used the sound of Marshall to power their recordings and live performances that continue to influence so many young bands across the world. 
 
A special commemorative plaque will be unveiled to highlight Marshall Amplification's beginnings in a small shop in Hanwell.

                               
                                                                            

The First Hanwell Hootie Music Festival!
To accompany this moment the Ealing Club CIC has been working with Hanwell Traders to help set up a new and unique music festival for West London. A selection of local and up and coming bands will be bringing LIVE MUSIC back to the smallest local venues. More details on the First Hanwell Hootie Music Festival can be found at http://www.ealing-club.com/ealing-gigs-and-live-music/


                                      
                         

 
"It's a simple story, really. A handful of brash British youths needed a new sound for a new kind of music. They marched into a music store in their blue collar town and asked the gentleman behind the counter to build them an amplifier with leg-shaking power and jaw dropping tone. So he did"

The words of Rich Maloof writer of Jim Marshall The Father of Loud.
 

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

FW: : Black & White only read if you are over 40

A TRIP DOWN DOWN MEMORY LANE...!!!!
 
Best wishes,
 
Freddie Reese 


 
 
Days of Black and White

Keith Bales
(Red Skelton)

Go all the way to the bottom past the pictures.  I think you'll enjoy it.  Whoever wrote this must have been our next door neighbour because it totally described our childhood to a 'T'.  Hope you enjoy it.















Black and White?

(Under the age of 50?  You won't understand.)



You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.



My mum used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

Our sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember anyone getting e. coli

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake, river or at the beach instead of a pristine indoor pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

We all took PE .... and risked permanent injury with a pair of Dunlop plimsoles instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors that cost as much as a small car.  I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

We got the cane for doing something wrong at school, they used to call it discipline yet we all grew up to accept the rules and to honor & respect those folk older than us.
 
We had 60 kids in our class and we all learned to read and write, do maths and spell almost all the words needed to write a grammatically correct letter......., FUNNY THAT!!
We all said prayers in school and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.!!

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations. We were NOT!!

Oh yeah ... and where was the Benadryl and sterilisation kit when I got that bee sting?  I could have been killed!

We played "King of the Hill" on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites and when we got hurt, mum pulled out the 2/6p bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our bum spanked.


Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10 day dose of antibiotics and then mum calls the lawyer to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.
 

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family.

How could we possibly have known that? 

We never needed to get into group therapy and/or anger management classes.

We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

How did we ever survive? 

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA.
AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED.
I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!
Pass this to someone and remember that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best. 
AAAAh, those WERE the days!!!!
 
 
 
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Monday, 25 March 2013

FW: Poof the light goes on


 
 




 


 



 
 
 
 
 Getting older is a lot harder than it looks!

POOF, THE LIGHT GOES OFF !



A 72-year-old man goes for a physical. All of his tests come back normal so the doctor says, "Harry, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?"

Harry replies, "God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so he's fixed it that when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, poof!, the light goes on. When I'm done, poof!, the light goes off."

"Wow, that's incredible," the doctor says.

A little later in the day, the doctor calls Harry's wife. "Mrs. White," he says, "Harry is doing fine but I had to call you because I'm in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night and poof! The light goes on in the bathroom, and when he's done, poof! The light goes off?"


"OH GOOD GRIEF!" Mrs. White exclaims,
"He's
Peeing in the fridge again!"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, 22 March 2013

Thinking by the pool..!! From Freddie Reese

An Observation on an Age Old Question 


What deep thinkers men are...
 
 

I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer.

The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking
on various topics.

Finally I thought about an age old question:

Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts?

Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting
kicked in the nuts.
 
Well, after another beer, and some heavy deductive thinking, I have come up with
the answer to that question.

Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby; and here is the reason
for my conclusion.

A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, "It might be nice to have
another child."

On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would like
another kick in the nuts."

I rest my case...... Time for another beer.