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#201 Captain Oates

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:02 AM

Here's a poem that may very well originate from the Melly household.

(In the form of a link so as to bypass DL's naughty-word filter!)


;) R.I.P. George Melly
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#202 Tempus Fugit

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:30 PM

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"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time."

It's been over 10 months since I was last 100% sober, not a day I want to repeat.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:35 PM

His death didnt exactly fire off a wave of tributes did it.
" Any holes a goal" Melly who couldnt sing, couldnt dance and had the dress sense of Helen Keller has left the Earth with an obituary slightly smaller than Jeremy Beadles withered hand.
Poor old sod.
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:43 AM

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 6 2007, 10:35 PM, said:

His death didnt exactly fire off a wave of tributes did it.
" Any holes a goal" Melly who couldnt sing, couldnt dance and had the dress sense of Helen Keller has left the Earth with an obituary slightly smaller than Jeremy Beadles withered hand.
Poor old sod.
Waddya mean? He got a whole bloody page in the Telegraph. I thought it was overkill just slightly.
Ring down the curtain, the farce is over

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:44 PM

View PostGodot, on Jul 7 2007, 01:43 AM, said:

View PostLord Fellatio Nelson, on Jul 6 2007, 10:35 PM, said:

His death didnt exactly fire off a wave of tributes did it.
" Any holes a goal" Melly who couldnt sing, couldnt dance and had the dress sense of Helen Keller has left the Earth with an obituary slightly smaller than Jeremy Beadles withered hand.
Poor old sod.
Waddya mean? He got a whole bloody page in the Telegraph. I thought it was overkill just slightly.
The Telegraph?!
f**k me Godot, do you think Im that posh? :dead:
I will redirect the thrust of my statement.
The Tabloids ( for thickies like me ) didnt make a big deal of it......
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 02:39 PM

George's Funeral.

Buried in a decorative cardboard coffin.

The trout also puts in an appearance, I'm pleased to see.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:24 PM

View PostNotapotato, on Jul 14 2007, 03:39 PM, said:

George's Funeral.

Buried in a decorative cardboard coffin.

The trout also puts in an appearance, I'm pleased to see.

A trout with an eye-patch! Wonderful!
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#208 harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:59 PM

Hey daddy-o, on Weds 25th July at 10.30pm on BBC4 there's a documentary about trad jazz with George reliving his wild times on the road in the 50s, followed by 15 mins of Feetwarmers footage at the Brecon Jazz festival.

why, you little...


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:55 PM

Feetwarmers!?

Fleetwarmers wasn't it, some sleazy reference to women who shagged sailors.
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:05 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jul 16 2007, 07:55 PM, said:

Feetwarmers!?

Fleetwarmers wasn't it, some sleazy reference to women who shagged sailors.

Nope, Feetwarmers.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:03 AM

Aye, cheers Harry. Naff name, mind.
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:02 PM

On November 7th, at 9pm, on BBC4, there will be a programme on George Melly's final weeks. More Here

Although concentrating on dementia, and what sufferers go through (and if this makes people understand more about it, then excellent, as I feel a wider audience should generally appreciate more about it & how it affects people's lives), it will, of course, feature heavily on the star that was George.

Considering how good, thought-provoking & sobering the Ross Davidson documentary was, post-death, I will certainly tune in for this one.




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