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Melnet Posh Nosh Whitney Rules.
« on: September 22, 2008, 08:06:39 AM »

Mr. Freereader Sir,
I am surprised and perturbed that such a well informed, classically trained musician as your good self, should launch a musical competition with such loose rules.
Your statement regarding the twelve bar blues is exceedingly lax. As one of your musical calibre is well aware, there are many forms of the blues and not wishing to find my work casually cast aside, would be appreciative of clarification.
Obviously the tonic, sub dominant dominant form is acceptable but in which form. Are dominant sevenths permitted? What are your rulings on standard blues, pentatonic, minor or twelve tone blues scales? Are Devil's intervals allowed?
I ask, not on my own behalf, as it should be cast aside for the worthless fluff that it is, in comparisons to those two Masters of the Melodeon Blues, Rees, well known for his deep research into the Welsh Mining genre and that Alpha of Northumberland Blues, Theo. It is a little known fact that shortly before his untimely death Michael Brecker travelled to sit at the feet of The King of Gateshead for inspiration.
Written more in sorrow than in anger.
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Re: Melnet Posh Nosh Whitney Rules.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 03:22:51 PM »

Dear Mr. Old Bill Sir

Thank you for your accolade.
I must inform you that the Honourable Freereeder spent many years underground at Cynheidre Colliery near Llanelli where he became a Pentatonic Miner.
He first discovered the blues when he threw a piano accordion down the mine-shaft resulting in a flat miner.
It remains to be seen whether he's on the push or the pull.
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Re: Melnet Posh Nosh Whitney Rules.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 04:27:47 PM »

Lord Wesson of Somewhere,
The aforementioned Master Freereader is able to sing all thirty-three verses of 'Sospan Fach' whilst swallowing sixteen pints of the local brew, a trick he learnt whilst training to be geologist. The resultant Technicolor yawn is performed in a very naturalistic manner.

I have no doubts about the ability of Master Freereader to cope with both pulling and pushing, very handy in snowy conditions.

I noticed that you have completely refrained from any reference to The B.B. King of Northumbria. Surely not jealousy?
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Re: Melnet Posh Nosh Whitney Rules.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 04:32:42 PM »

Who on earth are you talking about? It's not someone I recognise, anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 07:23:23 PM »

I am sure you will agree Lord Rees of Somewhere, that such modesty is refreshingly rare these days.
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Re: Melnet Posh Nosh Whitney Rules.
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 12:14:58 AM »

I'm not entirely sure that modesty is becoming of one who admits to playing the melodeon.
Anyway, he wears a frock.

As to the Guru of Gateshead. Yeah, he's funky man. (musician speak for jealousy!)
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 10:58:50 AM »

Hold hard, young Rees, remember it was not that long ago that we Brythonic Celts were being told that we had rights to kilts and tartans, so what's the difference?
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 05:20:27 PM »

I normally log on to make  what is supposed to be an amusing remark but you guys are making me ashamed of owning let alone playing a melodeon.
Steve is doing his best to arrange a reasonably priced meal in pleasant and compatible company. Witney Melodeon places are sold out so there is more than enough people to fill Steve's booking and you all need to eat that night.
So, if you can't write melodeon blues lyrics, pm me and I'll pen you some. Then book your meal or
I'll come and play my melodeon to you! Very loudly. And shout the blues.
You have been warned, now start contacting Steve or the worst
WILL happen.
Ancient and grumpy Bill, the world's worst melodeonist.
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Re: Melnet Posh Nosh Whitney Rules.
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 05:32:00 PM »

Oh Bill.....

Thanks for the message of support (I heard it even when my computer wasn't switched on  ;)  )

But I guess people have got all sorts of reasons for not wanting to sign up, or at least not having done so up until now.
I honestly don't mind one way or another whether people do, or don't, want to join in with this. My only reason for putting a cut-off date in is to be fair to the restaurant.



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