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Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK

16 Oct 08 - 04:44 PM (#2467654)
Subject: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

A bit early, but the annual Wassail Weekend at The good Intent, will be 20th and 21st December. As usual, John Barden will be hosting Saturday and Ruff and Reddy Sunday.


17 Oct 08 - 12:41 AM (#2467969)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

Do we get to shoot at the apple trees in the garden, in order to keep the leopards away?
It is an old English custom, you know!


17 Oct 08 - 02:41 AM (#2467991)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

B&B booked, we'll be there both days, with Chris' daughter and maybe his son in tow.


17 Oct 08 - 02:54 AM (#2467997)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: melodeonboy

Any relation to Hal-in-tow?


17 Oct 08 - 02:09 PM (#2468442)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

eyebrow cocked quizzically at the shirt person??????


17 Oct 08 - 04:21 PM (#2468551)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Dead Horse, they've got a pesr tree in the garden, will that do ?. I've got three longbows, if that would help


17 Oct 08 - 08:11 PM (#2468750)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

We are not afraid... you should already know this. And anyway no-one's aim will be steady due to the usual libations. Grrrrrr.

Growler we know from your past employment that you already had the arrows - didn't know you had the bows too. Bet they look real sassy.!


28 Oct 08 - 05:38 PM (#2478531)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Hi Sue, I'll show you my Longbow


28 Oct 08 - 09:06 PM (#2478665)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Is this an offer I am unable to refuse? Behave yourself, this is a family site...isn't it?


29 Oct 08 - 04:54 AM (#2478796)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

no no things that go bang are far better, bows are ok but hey you cant beat a good 30.06 goes further hits harder, ooohh i do like a good bang, but not with the booze, sends the aim off for some reason,


29 Oct 08 - 06:42 AM (#2478844)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

Needs organising - wouldn't wanna go off half-cocked, would we?


29 Oct 08 - 01:49 PM (#2479149)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

this thread has turned into a Carry On Wassail


29 Oct 08 - 03:20 PM (#2479217)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Mr Leopard says "What's wrong with that?" He has quite a number of Carry On videos


29 Oct 08 - 04:07 PM (#2479260)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

no judgement intended, just passing observation


29 Oct 08 - 05:27 PM (#2479318)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

could go up in smoke


29 Oct 08 - 06:37 PM (#2479382)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Now come on Folks, this is about serious beer drinking


30 Oct 08 - 05:03 AM (#2479680)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

and loud bangs


07 Nov 08 - 05:01 PM (#2487947)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Refresh------Stick it in your diaries


07 Nov 08 - 06:05 PM (#2488002)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

I don't do "serious".
And I'd rather stick it in my dairymaid, thanks.


07 Nov 08 - 06:12 PM (#2488004)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

OK Ken, once you have stuck it up your Dairymaid, get her to remind you to be at the Good Intent on December 21st


08 Nov 08 - 03:36 AM (#2488202)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Essex Girl

It's in the diary!!


08 Nov 08 - 04:06 AM (#2488217)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

as said above B&B booked. we will be there + one more.


10 Nov 08 - 05:19 PM (#2490240)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Thanks VT.
for reminding me about Rochester. Im dog sitting that weekend, so I wont be able to B&B But I think I may be able to bring,Bismark, with me. German Shephard.
He will send those Leopards packing. One WOOF from him and he
scare em spotless.


10 Nov 08 - 05:31 PM (#2490262)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Bismark

WOOF,WOOF, WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF.GRRRRRRR LEOPARDS WOOF GRRR HOOOOOOOWL.
DAIRYMAID HUH,HUH,HUH,HUH.WIMPER


11 Nov 08 - 03:42 PM (#2491046)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

ferrets and big orses rule,


11 Nov 08 - 04:01 PM (#2491059)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Pete, I am terrified of German Shepherds. I was nearly attacked by one when I was 4 or 5. And was bitten by one when I was 12 or 13. She probably bit me because she could smell my fear.    Still have the scar on my upper thigh.

Typically, I get on with all animals. Before I had kids and became squeamish, I used to catch lizards and green snakes, play with spiders etc.

But German Shepherds ..... well we will just have to see. Maybe I will have outgrown my fear.


11 Nov 08 - 06:29 PM (#2491210)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Off topic but re Trevor. He had a bad heart attack on Monday morning, it ptobably started Sunday afternoon . Swift treatment at Kings. No more fags and no driving for a month.


11 Nov 08 - 06:47 PM (#2491241)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Girl Friday I am so sorry to hear that and I hope Trevor will recover both quickly and in health Im shocked has he seemed to enjoy Sunday so much and we had catch up time talking outside. Kind regards Pete.x


11 Nov 08 - 07:04 PM (#2491270)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: melodeonboy

Sue: I'm very sad to hear your news. Please wish Trevor well from me. I hope he has a speedy recovery.


11 Nov 08 - 08:31 PM (#2491296)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

VT
Bismarks my sisters dogs temperment is fine my sister has two young children who adore him and vice versa,The truth is I will not bring him the fact is for the ammount of time I will be at Rochester a few hours he will be fine in doors if I walk him before I go he is house train to perfection. and a good house dog to. So rest easy. Horses and ferrets are all well and good but dogs in tow in pubs well its not good for them and it taxing on there owners.


12 Nov 08 - 09:13 AM (#2491660)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Virginia, I share your distrust of German Shepherd dogs after being badly bitten some years ago. I have no bad feelings about any other dogs unless they are growling and baring their fangs, then I stay clear.


12 Nov 08 - 09:38 AM (#2491686)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: melodeonboy

German shepherds? Are they the ones that wear leather shorts and spend all day yodelling?

Or am I confusing them with the Swiss shepherds?


12 Nov 08 - 10:35 AM (#2491723)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: The Barden of England

Blimey Sue - so sorry to hear about Trevor. Hope he recovers well and does what the doctor tells him, and give him my best wishes please.

John Barden


12 Nov 08 - 01:12 PM (#2491898)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

tell trevor that we all thinkin of him,


12 Nov 08 - 02:12 PM (#2491953)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Jesus I stired up a right Wasps nest in regards to German Shepard dogs. Sorry you have had bad experiences and you do not ever forget them do you?
I know.
I got bit on the nipple by a parrot years ago and I have still got a bit missing it will never grow back. I will deffinatly leave Bismark at Home. I,ll Bring me Flea circus instead?


12 Nov 08 - 03:33 PM (#2492051)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Chrissake. I am allergic to flea bites. Seriously. Just a few bites landed me in emergency room twice. Please leave the fleas at home. I'd rather have the the German Shepherd or even the wasps.

Nipple image = too much infomation.


12 Nov 08 - 03:54 PM (#2492079)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Sue, give Trevor my best


12 Nov 08 - 07:24 PM (#2492270)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Kev The Clogs

Sue, best wishes to Trev from Kev and Dilligaf.
No more fags - not had a ciggy since end of Feb this year - he'll manage it, loads of support from us lot!!!

PTH - is it the parrot or you that has a bit missing? :-)

VT - So your vision of hell would be a German shepherd, with fleas and a deformed nipple!!?? Seriously - MOST dogs are fine, as are MOST Sheps - it's down to how you approach them - friendly,silly voice, hand open and upturned and low down and then up to their chin (RM et al, do NOT compare that to any of your ex encounters!)

Ok, night RM, night RB, night VT, night PTH, night Melodionboy, night The Bard, night Growler, night essex Girl, Night Dilligaf, night Girl Friday nigggghhhhhhhttttttttttt zzzzzzzzzz :-)


13 Nov 08 - 04:52 PM (#2493118)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Best wishes from all at the Good Intent, look forward to seeing you both when Trev is better


14 Nov 08 - 12:51 PM (#2493914)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

i know where i can get a cannon, and wassails comin hee hee i got an idea


15 Nov 08 - 11:26 AM (#2494588)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

Don't want no cannons, cardinels, immams, rabbeyes, preests or uvva relijuss eedjits messin wiv a damn good wassle, thanks.
Keep it paygun !


16 Nov 08 - 03:02 AM (#2494938)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Recovering baptists OK then? Been on the wagon and off the pew for over 10 years now.


16 Nov 08 - 12:00 PM (#2495178)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Latest on recovering heart patient. I have just scoured the internet for, and printed the leaflet that he imagined he'd brought home from the hospital. He's busy reading it. He's eating less rubbish and more fruit. Sleeping a bit during the day, but going to bed earlier and getting up by 8 am. He musn't go outside in wet and windy weather, so today he's a couch potato refining his aimlessly mooching about indoors skills. Before I saw the dos and dont's I got him to unscrew a jar of pasta sauce. He mustn't do that. He's watching Coronation Street, we haven't watched soaps for about 3 years. Half an hour of Corrie later and he's looking for something else to do. Time for tea.


16 Nov 08 - 05:04 PM (#2495375)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

I was a catholic 40 years ago, will that do


17 Nov 08 - 11:00 AM (#2495829)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

General run of the mill pay pisseds is OK I guess, but none of ya barrel-stackers-under-the-Houses-of-Par-liar-ment types. Hokay?


18 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM (#2496850)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Steve O'Kane has just asked me to put a poem on the mudcat about trev so have put it on the tdl thread.


22 Nov 08 - 02:06 PM (#2500152)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

So what's to be sung at this Wassail? Should we be bringing our copies of Oxford carols?


26 Nov 08 - 03:09 PM (#2502295)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

refresh

Events in the calendar are nearer than you think.

And If I don't get rid of this damned annoying cough, I will not be singing.


26 Nov 08 - 03:15 PM (#2502298)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

wot about a little cannon then, e dont drink much but explodes wen i get me pentagram out in public, (they cant touch ya for it)


26 Nov 08 - 05:11 PM (#2502382)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Tam, Oxford Carols if you wish, but anything that sounds good whilst drinking beer will be good


27 Nov 08 - 09:23 AM (#2502867)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: billybob

Sue,
just saw this thread, sorry to hear about Trev, give him our love and best wishes for a full recovery
Wendy and Bill


28 Nov 08 - 10:14 AM (#2503546)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Thanks Wendy. He's well on the road to recovery.


28 Nov 08 - 03:06 PM (#2503722)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Yay for the Leopards!!!


28 Nov 08 - 03:34 PM (#2503747)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Kev the clogs
I think the parrot was a crazy demented bird it was my sisters African Gray. He was very affectionate towards my sister,they adopt a life long bond to females but they dont like anyone else. The same story with alot of parrots. Its dead now the book case fell on him.


28 Nov 08 - 03:49 PM (#2503764)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

My brother and his wife adopted a cockatiel from an elderly lady who had to go into nursing home (alzhiemers) and Gordie has bonded with my brother.

So cute..... Scott will say, "Gordie... time to brush our teeth" and this bird flutters down to Scott's shoulder. Gordie then marches up and down the vanity counter in front of the mirror while my brother brushes his teeth.


28 Nov 08 - 04:17 PM (#2503790)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

To drag this thread away from parrots etc., this is about drinking and singing


28 Nov 08 - 05:58 PM (#2503852)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

kev u worry me at times mate, ere any one got a flintlock pistol or two, no its for me carriage i got the lamps got the proper whip, all i need now is the pistols.


28 Nov 08 - 07:44 PM (#2503902)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Growler
Parrots both sing and drink.Indeed My grandads minor bird used to sing
Evea Peron songs in B.flat. Not bad for Aminor bird.
But I will say I throughly enjoyed Rochester last time and will be headed there again this time. I got two Rats called Bob and Dylan they drink but dont sing. I ,ll bring them along.


30 Nov 08 - 04:40 PM (#2504228)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Bring along your rats, Kev, as long as they can sing


30 Nov 08 - 06:04 PM (#2504317)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Kev The Clogs

I don't have any rats!


30 Nov 08 - 06:42 PM (#2504343)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Growler that was me. Not Kev.


01 Dec 08 - 08:09 AM (#2504766)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

lady l has got 10 of the buggers,


02 Dec 08 - 07:00 AM (#2505690)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Ten Rats...................?   I have enough with two they drive me Mad.


03 Dec 08 - 08:10 AM (#2506756)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: naughtyforty

Tam - just to let you know that although I will be at the Wassail on 20 December, I will not be wearing my new dress as promised because it is still a little tight across the hips. See you there x


03 Dec 08 - 08:16 AM (#2506761)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Rachel - I thought I released you from that agreement either by PM or email or something.

Dress is not important.... you being there is. Hope I am well enough to participate. Been a long rough slog with this virus or whatever.


03 Dec 08 - 08:22 AM (#2506768)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: naughtyforty

Sorry - memory shot to pieces.

Definitely hope you are well enough to be there. Fighting off a cough myself at the moment so will be there armed with Fishermen's Friends!


03 Dec 08 - 04:35 PM (#2507134)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST

I will be excercising my tenor voice, but will be leaving my new dress at home


03 Dec 08 - 05:24 PM (#2507164)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

I'll wear my dress to match kevin's shirts, for a price!!


04 Dec 08 - 01:07 PM (#2507785)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

a new mudcat auction

Win a Date with Growler in Drag!


04 Dec 08 - 03:51 PM (#2507927)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

A dress to match Kevs shirts?
That I would like to see (or would I?)
I guess that something LOUD to drive away the evil spirits is what
wassailing is all about, huh?


04 Dec 08 - 04:32 PM (#2507981)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

You could make a dress out of one of Kev,s shirts.


05 Dec 08 - 06:45 AM (#2508478)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

i made a rug fur seamus out of one, anythings possible


05 Dec 08 - 11:20 AM (#2508672)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Methinks you need TDL. A glimpse of sanity?


05 Dec 08 - 11:43 AM (#2508690)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

I saw it once (sanity) Didnt like it.


05 Dec 08 - 11:46 AM (#2508695)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

who doesn't like santy?   Jolly fellow, very generous, ho ho ho


05 Dec 08 - 02:34 PM (#2508860)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

most of all i miss my mind


05 Dec 08 - 03:29 PM (#2508907)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

I hate to interupt this highbrow e conversation, but there will be a folk and ale festival on thar weekend


10 Dec 08 - 01:32 PM (#2511872)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Will there be has much Real Ale has they was last time.


10 Dec 08 - 03:05 PM (#2511943)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

I believe he's putting on fourteen


10 Dec 08 - 05:32 PM (#2512068)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

We shall have to work hard to down that lot........but I am willing to do my bit (sigh)


10 Dec 08 - 06:40 PM (#2512107)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

oh and check out crayford arms 2009 thread, so much beer so little time, so small a bladder and its cold, ere seamus has got a girlfriend she aint cimin though seamus wont let her.


12 Dec 08 - 03:25 PM (#2513726)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Beer orderred, Singers and drinkers wanted


12 Dec 08 - 04:04 PM (#2513756)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Well chirs his daughter and I can drink a bit. Singing may not be on my agenda, unless you don't mind me doing an unintentional impression of you.


12 Dec 08 - 04:54 PM (#2513805)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

please do


13 Dec 08 - 06:14 AM (#2514170)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

The modern day Apple Wassail is often used as an excuse to drink vast quantities of cider and party all night.

This excuse is applicable to Christmas wassailing, as well.

Will there be any special ciders laid on?


16 Dec 08 - 03:57 AM (#2516566)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: romany man

yuk cider, i got enough brain damage.


16 Dec 08 - 08:39 AM (#2516745)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

This singer will be happy to help out Dal to empty the barrels. See you there!!


16 Dec 08 - 09:31 AM (#2516780)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: melodeonboy

I'll race you to the barrels. Last one there's a cissy!


16 Dec 08 - 03:39 PM (#2517124)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

This question is for Growler or Barden of England

What time do the festivities start on Saturday?

This question is for Essex Girl, Naughtyforty, Melodeonboy or anyone who wants to chance it.

How does one develop a taste for beer? No I am not taking the piss. I really want to know.


16 Dec 08 - 05:50 PM (#2517230)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

How does one develope a taste for beer."
Well Its like a good Cheese it matures with age.

I went to me doctor and said
"Hey doc got anything for me liver.
He said yeah" How about half a pound of Bacon and some Onions


17 Dec 08 - 03:45 AM (#2517509)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: naughtyforty

Tricky one Tam. My dad is a real ale drinker so I had my first taste at quite a young age (not sure exactly when!). Also, I don't have a particularly sweet tooth which helps. This isn't very helpful I know but I can only suggest keep trying. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.


17 Dec 08 - 04:06 AM (#2517524)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: The Barden of England

The festivities normally start somewhere between 12:30 and 13:00. Really looking forward to it.
John Barden


17 Dec 08 - 07:26 AM (#2517652)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Hope you all have a great time, and down a couple of pints for me. Little point in us coming, as Trev can't drive that far, mustn't drink, and can't play/sing without running out of breath. We did manage half an evening at Fox and Hounds which was great.


17 Dec 08 - 07:31 AM (#2517656)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: naughtyforty

That's a shame Sue - you will both be missed.


17 Dec 08 - 07:32 AM (#2517660)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Awww... No TDL. You both will be sorely missed.

I probably won't be singing much either. Can't shift the chest cough and sore throat thing.

Hope you both have lovely Christmas and New Year.


17 Dec 08 - 09:01 AM (#2517748)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Tam, I was brought up on draft bitter, my father loathed the 'fizzy stuff' I find that the lower alcohol ones are great as session beers when you are in an all day singaround. I tried lager for a couple of years but found that I had to drink stonger and stronger brews to get any flavour. See you on Saturday!!


17 Dec 08 - 10:05 AM (#2517788)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

Just received from Good Intent
Hi, thought you might like the listings for the weekend, here goes!!

cottleigh rednose reindeer 5%
everards sleighbell 4.5%
springhead rudolphs ruin 4.2%
saltaire winter ale 4.9%
okells st. nick 4.5%
moorhouse santas piste 4.5%
o'hanlons goodwill 5%
reighnworthy yule tide 5%
bath festivity5%
marston moor frosty pheasant 4.3%
Sinagrounds both Saturday and Sunday from 1.00pm, Wolfshead and Vixen around 6.00pm Saturday and finishing up with So Long Angel around 6.30pm on Sunday. It would be great to see everyone before Christmas. See what you can do.

Karen and Dal x

Above snipped from e-mail sent to friend.
I like the idea of a sin-a-ground.


17 Dec 08 - 03:33 PM (#2518197)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

What a selection I ,ll try em all I like the Dark Ales best. is there gonna be a bonfire ? like last time? I can only make Saturday working Sunday night so I,ll need Sunday to recover.T.D.L HAVE A GREAT XMAS see you nest year?


18 Dec 08 - 03:41 PM (#2519184)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Kev The Clogs

Oh dear - I can see this all going very wrong (or right, depending on your point of view!!)).

Some very fine ales!!!! My turn to drive on Saturday, so I will have to be VERY strict with myself!!!

Whether I sing or don't, it doesn't matter as I am just looking forward to an "end of season bash" with my mad folk mates!!!!

See you on Sat then.

Kev


18 Dec 08 - 04:14 PM (#2519213)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Hi folkes, just getting over girly flu, that's the one with a temperature of 108, sleeping for four days soldid, haloucinating and the inability to keep ones gob shut
I'll be there at the weekend, hopefully, with a voice


18 Dec 08 - 04:23 PM (#2519216)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

I am trying to get over the "man" flu. Fever only lasted couple of days and only reached 102.4 But the cough just keeps niggling away at me. 5 weeks and it just won't quit. That is what I call endurance.


18 Dec 08 - 04:58 PM (#2519245)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Richard Bridge

Growler - inability to keep the gob shut? Tu me blagues!

Hi Dilligaf and KTC - looking at that range - lifty? Or does that make it my turn to Volvo? I'll be wanting to leave when the Morris starts(!) Maybe I'd better drive myself.

For those who will be stir-crazy by the 28th, don't forget that on that day the Nag's Head (Lower Coke, ME3 9RD) starts lunchtime, and Frittenden is in the evening.


19 Dec 08 - 08:40 AM (#2519731)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Girl Friday sans cookie

Tam.... you should get another oppinion on that cough... have you had a chest x ray?


19 Dec 08 - 08:52 AM (#2519741)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Sue It is getting much better daily. Not going back to GP unless I am dying. I have inhaler. Must just remember to use it.


20 Dec 08 - 06:21 PM (#2520938)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Richard Bridge

Well, partly so that I can refer others to this thread I thought I would record the excellence of the sing at the Good Intent today.

A room rammed with people, rafts of extra chairs required, about 25 singers and players, and for the five hours I was there not a single dud song or rendition, cheat sheets rarely seen (and even when they were, the songs largely unimpaired) and a good quantity of traditional or traditional-ish material (and a range reflecting the spiritual season of the year, too).

Speaking for myself I slightly missed a descant line in the last verse of "Walk me out in the Morning Dew", sang "favourable gale" in stead of "nor'ly gale" in the second verse of Maui, got half a line wrong in "Famous Flower of Serving Men" and half a line wrong in "The Lykewake Dirge". I'll stick my neck out and say I was quite pleased with myself.

John Barden sang his heart out, Brian and Marion Rodgers varied from better than good to better than excellent, Marian Button's voice was as charismatic as usual, Wee Jock was in fine voice, Paul from Sheppey was error-free and evocative, Fisheye's Martin was ringing well, Pete the Hat in one song worked the assembled company like a real pro, and there was a woman (new to me) from Sheppey who was spectacularly brilliant - better than many of the female young turk singers of the moment.

Will we manage to do as well tomorrow and will the 28th at Lower Stoke be anywhere near as good?

If so, no, I don't think folk and similar singing is dying at all.


21 Dec 08 - 03:51 AM (#2521157)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Richard Bridge

Refresh


21 Dec 08 - 04:38 AM (#2521173)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: The Barden of England

It was so good to see people from Eltham, Chelmsford, Hastings, Sheppey, Chipstead, Isle of Grain an d all points of the compass get together for a wonderous afternoon singinging and playing together. One of those moments that warms the cockles, and in these very difficult times, makes you remember what life is really all about. Thank you all for such a sensational day.
John Barden


21 Dec 08 - 02:25 PM (#2521571)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Thanks to Growler for organising this event. Thanks to Barden of England for managing the festivities yesterday and to Ruff and Reddy for today.

Special thanks to Karen and Dal for providing the perfect playground (the Good Intent) and some yummy ales. I love that Bath Festivity.

Thanks to everyone for phenomenal music. We had a brilliant weekend.


21 Dec 08 - 04:14 PM (#2521659)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Oh! Thanks RB for doing Uncle Joe's Mint Balls. Errr.... that didn't sound right. For playing Uncle Joe's Mint Balls. Nope that one is no better. You know what I mean.

The Osama bin Laden song was fantastic. Any chance of getting the lyrics to Jock's song about the Good Intent?


21 Dec 08 - 04:36 PM (#2521675)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Richard Bridge

VT, I thought you were spectacular today!
I liked the Rudolph's Ruin so much I drank nothing else!


21 Dec 08 - 04:49 PM (#2521685)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Waddon Pete

How good to see that a good time was had by all!

Let's leave the nay sayers to wallow in their own gloom!

Best Christmas Wishes,

Peter


21 Dec 08 - 04:57 PM (#2521688)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

Thanks one and all. the third Wassial and the best. Thank you to the alians, who have kidnapped Richard and replaced him with a human and thanks, as always, to Karen and Dall, who have worked hard, getting the beer ready and keeping it flowing.


21 Dec 08 - 10:40 PM (#2521911)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Suegorgeous

Wow, Famous Flower, Richard, I'm impressed! never heard any but Martin sing that. Do you sing it as fast as he does?


22 Dec 08 - 03:17 AM (#2521961)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Richard Bridge

I do a very shortened version - I've got it down to 19 verses without losing any essential story, and I do it at a furious pace, over an almost rock riff (nearly 120 bpm as the disco boys would count it).   Greatly aided on the day (Saturday) by a bodhran player wh kept a driving rhythm across the way the guitar shifts from the on-beat to the off-beat halfway through each stanza.

Locally (before he moved away) Paul Hurst used to do it much more the way that Martin Carthy did it, with all the clever finger-style stuff..


22 Dec 08 - 04:42 AM (#2522012)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: TheSilentOne

Just decided I had to break my silence after such a wonderful weekend of music at the GI. The much-misused word "awesome", used in its true sencse, captures my feelings about the two days. I don't think I've ever experienced such a consistently good level of singing and playing. Not to reflect on any others, but I have to mention (Jo?) the singer from Sheppey whose performances were a revelation.

Thank you everyone.
-----
Tam's partner Chris


22 Dec 08 - 01:45 PM (#2522288)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

What a great afternoon it was fun fromk the moment


22 Dec 08 - 02:02 PM (#2522308)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,[Pete the Hat

Bloody Par-larva
Has I was saying.
What a great Afternoon, fun from the moment I walked in the Pub. To think it was I who made the Great John Barden slide off his fret board and go all Twangy wangy. when he saw me wearing me Pilots Hat.( Chubby Brown Indeed)

Well done to all singers musicians reciters. everyone performed very well.
It was great to see fellow folkmobbers in tow.

RB your memory for lyrics and verse are exceptional and quite behond me.

Unfortunately I must put work before all else and has much as I enjoy getting pissed and listening to great music and song it appears I will have to go into work on the 28th December. If I get a reprive I will get there somehow,see if I dont.
Finally have a gdreat Xmas and a great New year everyone and I shall hopefully see you all soon. Pete.


What do you call a Asmatic Vampire.


Vlad the Inhaler


23 Dec 08 - 01:20 AM (#2522714)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Canberra Chris

Glad to hear the Good Intent is going so strong - great memories.

Best wishes to Trev - take it easier.

Chris


23 Dec 08 - 02:22 AM (#2522723)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

RB. Your capacity to remember every mistake you yourself made is a bit scary and quite unnecessary. Your performances were (as they usually are) compelling. Sorry I had to excuse myself several times for requisite coughing fit during your songs.

I was quite taken with (I think) This Ay Nicht. I have only heard it done by Mediaeval Baebes which is now relegated to "Easy Listening" compared to your version. Thank you for that.

Looking forward to next weekend(cough left far behind). Thanks again for the kind compliment above.

Pierre la chapeaux - we will miss you next weekend and did not see or hear enough of you this last weekend. Vos priorités, monsieur!


23 Dec 08 - 06:05 AM (#2522821)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge

That's the Lykewake Dirge. Curiously that unsettling tune is Victorian, but it complements the traditional words perfectly. Thank you for your kind remarks. I think the definitive version is the Watersons.

I am sure that Pierre will wish to be le chapeau.

Or maybe le capot (which is not a capo).

Which reminds me of the joke about the Englishman whose wife died while they were on holiday in France. Distraught he went out to buy a black hat as a sign of mourning. Alas his French betrayed him. He entered the village store and the following ensued:

"Bonjour."
"Bonjour monsieur."
"J'aimerais acheter un capot noir s'il vous plait."
"Un capot noir, monsieur?"
"Oui, un capot noir, ma femme vient de mourir."
"Mais monsieur, quelle delicace!"

Er - WLD, yes, we are middle class!


23 Dec 08 - 06:34 AM (#2522834)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Suegorgeous

Awwww, Famous Flower AND Lykewake Dirge?! starting to wish I'd been there! :(

(hate to think how long the drive would be from Bristol though)


23 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM (#2523031)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Girl Friday

Well you did all have a good time didn't you? Thanks for the good wishes and the PM to Canberra Chris.Merry Christmas everybody.


23 Dec 08 - 12:33 PM (#2523078)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: VirginiaTam

Pierre will wish to be le chapeau.

I meant to do les chapeaux then thought about doing de la chapeaux as he has more than one. Buggered it all up. It was early this morning and I was hurrying so I could get ready for work.

I know excuses excuses.

Not sure what is meant by capot unless it is French euphemism for condom. In which case... Pas besoin d'être délicat lors de la pratique de nécrophilie?

I have no idea if the Google translation is correct. Probably the French would not put the phrase so. French study too is far back in the past to attempt doing it myself.

Lykewake Dirge... will try to remember that.


23 Dec 08 - 01:13 PM (#2523112)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Saints preserve us "man alive, Im trelling you,
Pierre le Chapeau,
Thats a nick name I have not been called for Donkeys years. That name goes back to those days behond recall when I lived in Bromley. And wore a hat , Lord above us.
I think there are only two places these days in bromley where that name will be remembered. The three compasses. And the Railway Tavern. I settle for ever name, both remind me of times and
friends I once had.

I cannot understand French. All that mascaline and femimine
par-larva.


23 Dec 08 - 01:53 PM (#2523142)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Suegorgeous

I'm pretty sure Steeleye Span did Lykewake too. Such images the words conjure up....


23 Dec 08 - 01:54 PM (#2523143)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Suegorgeous

Lyrics, I meant.


23 Dec 08 - 04:15 PM (#2523236)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: growler

What ?????


23 Dec 08 - 04:17 PM (#2523238)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Suegorgeous

The lyrics of Lykewake Dirge evoke very dramatic and colourful images for me... is what I meant. :)


23 Dec 08 - 04:50 PM (#2523258)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Richard Bridge

He hasn't been well. All that death stuff is a bit close to home...


23 Dec 08 - 11:56 PM (#2523529)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Canberra Chris

The Young Tradition did a good L:ykewake Dirge too. At the National Folk Festival in Canberra at Easter there is by tradition a (non faith-based) hymn session, actually run by Mudcat's very own Hrogarth (hi!), which is well attended, and sports a most imaginative hymn book which includes such delights as 'Drop-kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goalposts of Life', and the Lykewake Dirge which has been my pick, being a favourite, and the closest I will come to delivering a Hellfire and Damnation sermon.

Sorry to miss your rendition, Richard.

Is it the Tibetan Book of the Dead abridged for people with a short attention span? I always get the feeling there is a longer version out there somewhere, but I've never looked.

Chris


24 Dec 08 - 01:49 AM (#2523559)
Subject: RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK
From: Dead Horse

"Not sure what is meant by capot unless it is French euphemism for condom."

A capot is a hat shaped device for altering the pitch of a singers voice.
When worn about the male appendage and the hat-band is tightened, it converts basso profundo to castrati.

Richard wears one you know :-)