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Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Fred21 on December 21, 2005, 11:34:07 AM
Myself and Kim shall be in attendance again this year. Last year's was absolutely brilliant - same venue, same family friendly times - should be good.

Further details below:

http://www.tomrobinson.com/pages/news1205.htm

He also has some brilliant downloads available - including the great "lost" TRB Live album from their reformation of the late '80's.

Anyone else going along?
Title: 2 4 6 8...
Post by: Tj on December 21, 2005, 11:45:50 AM
Err is you know who going?

 8)
Title: hmmm
Post by: abused and confused on December 21, 2005, 11:48:00 AM
sounds canny i might dee this if ive got the spondooloodles,meaning money££££££££
Title: 2, 4, 6, 8 Motorway - to the airport!
Post by: Fred21 on December 21, 2005, 03:25:56 PM
Unfortunately TV said it was too close to the German Tour so he can't make it this year.

It's well worth going to see Tom back with a band again! I booked my travel this morning.

Are The Fleagles (hopefully both), The (Other) Smiths (Lincolnshire branch), single bloke, PK, etc., etc. going???
Title: Battersea Arts Centre Link
Post by: Fred21 on December 21, 2005, 03:44:42 PM
http://www.bac.org.uk/
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Alan on December 22, 2005, 09:27:26 AM
possibly.... if I can!

Alan
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: jock on December 22, 2005, 06:44:34 PM
I wouldnt mind going too ..this sounds ace !  have to wait and see .
Title: me too
Post by: PK on December 23, 2005, 12:10:00 PM
I shall be in residence  :twisted: along with the Fish Man & Melissa and anyone else we can get along  :!:  :twisted:

HOBGOBLIN :twisted:
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Mrs Fleagle on January 04, 2006, 12:27:58 PM
Hurrah I'm not working this year  :D
But oh such a shame TV isn't there this year (just my luck) :cry:

Fleagles will be in attendance and we can stay 'Saf of d'river'  8)

So see you all there  :D

Mrs Fleagle  :roll:
Title: Nice one!
Post by: Fred21 on January 04, 2006, 01:42:58 PM
See you Sunday Fleagles!!!
Title: ill go
Post by: abused and confused on January 06, 2006, 07:01:53 PM
fleagles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets get beered !!!
jock its your round!!!!!!!!!! and im not talking bout your belly. :lol:
Title: Nice one!
Post by: Fred21 on January 09, 2006, 10:23:36 AM
Great to see the TUTS turning out for this one - Alan, Paula, The Fleagles, PK, etc....

A lower key event than last year I thought - no TV for one thing and less of the rockier TRB stuff - oh well, at least some of this was down to the Gospel service in the lower hall - Praise the Lord (NOT!).

Well worth going though - even with a tube strike and double the journey time due to engineering on the railways (which put paid to Kim's attendance - but she sends her regards!).

Tom's email from yesterday - should give a taster:

   "Please feel free to bring portable recording equipment
   to tape the show and distribute it online for fellow
   castaways who can't make the show. Today's show features
   one of the best bands and rehearsal list of songs for
   any castaway party, ever:

   Guitar: Adam Phillips
   Keyboards: Mike Gorman
   Bass: Winston Blissett
   Drums: Andy Treacey
   Guitar & backing vocals: Lee Griffiths

- 2468 Motorway
- Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
- Back In Old Country
- Blue Murder
- Boy Oh Boy
- Bully For You
- Connecticut
- Cry Out
- Days that changed the world
- Don't Jump Don't Fall
- Eltonsong
- Family Song
- Fool To Myself
- Glad to Be Gay
- If I Had My Chance
- Loved By You
- Merciful God
- Old Friend
- Power In The Darkness
- Spain
- The One
- Too Good To Be true
- War Baby

  Sound engineer Ian Horne has booked a top PA for us, and
  the guests are Stoney, Chris TT, Raphael Doyle from Cafe
  Society and Greg McDonald from Dawn Parade.


Please visit a cashpoint machine on your way to the show in case you would like to thank the band and road crew afterwards. All these great musicians - and the roadcrew - are giving their services free and 100% of all donations in the bucket collection after the gig will be shared out between them. (I'm paying for hall hire and PA rental).

Hope you'll enjoy it all as much as we're going to...



Tom"
Title: Songs from Yesterday
Post by: Fred21 on January 09, 2006, 12:14:06 PM
At yesterday's Castaway party, two songs in particular struck chords:

Firstly, a look back to 30 years (Jesus H. Christ - are we all that old!!!) ago:

Tom Robinson (http://www.tomrobinson.com):

Days (That changed the World)

It was in the days of discontent
Of anarchy and rage
When Babylon was burning
That the music came of age
The bands were fast and furious
Commitment was the word
The future still unwritten
In the days that changed the world

It started out by word of mouth
That great unholy din
From auntie's midnight rambler
And the NME within
An empire seemed to tremble
As the revolution stirred
The pistols they were loaded
In the days that changed the world

Days that changed the world...
The days that changed the world...
The pistols they were loaded in
the days that changed the world

When Ziggy got his big idea
And Slowhand showed his cards
We rallied to the carnival
And partied in the parks
Fat Martin and his bullyboys
From marching were deterred
When black and white united in
The days that changed the world

But later on the telethon
The stars came out to play
The global conscience came alive
To feed the world that day
And after famous, rich and laid
The saint became a sir
He earned his reputation in
A day that changed the world

The days that changed the world...
A day that changed the world...
He earned his reputation in
a day that changed the world

The songs have been forgotten
And the Verses have been burned
While dirty Mags and Rupert's rags
Have left no stone unturned
With talking vermin crawling out
In colours new unfurled
Like you and I they all survived
The days that changed the world

Now Johnny's wearing Mambo suits
With thinning orange hair
And Joseph in his combat coat's
a denim millionaire
And me - so glad to be a dad
and living with a girl -
I hardly ever think about
The days that changed the world

Days that changed the world...
The days that changed the world...
I hardly ever think about
The days that changed the world

But sometimes in the dead of night
I dream of other men
Of Rolan Adams, Rodney King
and Jean Marie Le Pen,
The many friends who passed away
Whose voice was never heard...
Humanity's still waiting for
The days that change the world

Days that change the world...
The days that change the world...
Humanity's still aching for
The days that change the world

and secondly, a more recent topic...

Chris TT (http://www.christt.com):

The Huntsman Comes A-Marchin'

The countryside is dying
They're closing village stores
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
The government burned them all
And here's another post office
With boards across the door

The people from the city came
To breathe the cleaner air
They listen to The Archers
Buy new coats and grow their hair
Then they buy up all the houses
So country people born-and-bred
Can't afford to live there

Now the Countryside Alliance
We'll call them 'the cunts' for short
They promised in defiance
That a battle would be fought
Then ignored the real problems
To shout about their bloody sport

Call it a betrayal - it looks like that to me
Call it bad behaviour and a waste of time and money
I've never been in favour of police brutality
But when the huntsman comes a-marchin'
Well give him one for me, officer, give him one for me.

Now the cunts have come to London
To give us all what for:
There were only 20 thousand of them
Marching down through Whitehall
But they were such a bunch of thugs
The police arrested more
Than when 2 million normal people
Marched against the war

Call it a betrayal - looks like that to me
Call it bad behaviour and a waste of time and money
I've never been in favour of police brutality
But when the huntsman comes a-marchin'
Well give him one for me, officer, give him one for me.

Where were you when the miners fought to save their livelihoods?
Dressed up in red velvet somewhere deep in the woods
You loved the fucking poll tax, you propped up Margaret Thatcher
And you didn't give a fuck about Tony Blair
'Til he threw your hobby back at ya.

The countryside is dying
Some say it's already dead
And the huntsman has a boner as the dogs pull it to shreds
Then he wipes the blood on his daughter's face
And drags her back to bed.

Call it a betrayal - looks like that to me
Call it bad behaviour and a waste of time and money
And I've never been in favour of police brutality
But when the huntsman comes a-marchin'
Well give him one for me, officer, give him one for me.

I also liked Greg McDonald from The Visions doing the piss-taking Morrisey's Tongue - you can hear it at: http://www.thevisions.co.uk/
Title: bollocks !!!!
Post by: PK on January 10, 2006, 02:56:57 PM
Well apart from Chris TT who unfortunately didnt do the excellent song

"Eminem is Gay" which would been just right for this gig....and the last five songs in Tom's set.....

....it was all BOLLOCKS  :!:  :evil:

set replete with depressing after depressing songs and even more depressing guests. Not even a patch on last years event which seemed so much more up-beat.

Is it me or did it really lack the presense of a decent "grab them by the balls" singer like TV  :cry:

On this performance I wouldnt bother next year  :!:

But thats just me innit  :!:  :!:  :evil:

BOREDGOBLIN :evil:
Title: Hmmmmmmmmm... As I said:
Post by: Fred21 on January 10, 2006, 03:33:46 PM
Slightly "lower key" this year!
Title: OH DEAR ME !!!!
Post by: PK on January 10, 2006, 04:43:44 PM
sorry Fred.....

....was that a bit too strong for you  :twisted:  :wink:

HOBGOBLIN  :twisted:
Title: Cast Adrift
Post by: Alan on January 10, 2006, 04:59:02 PM
I enjoyed it! Highlights were Chris TT, Stoney, and old classics such as 'Glad to be Gay' , 'Motorway', and one of Tom's new songs (whose name escapes me).

I agree some of the newer stuff was a little MOR and as far that Elton John song....

BUT I enjoyed myself and I'll be back for more next year!

cHEERS

Alan
Title: Too Strong? Too Strong? Too Bloody Strong???
Post by: Fred21 on January 10, 2006, 05:04:14 PM
No, not at all!

As I said to you on Sunday - without TV and the rockier (i.e. earlier - TRB Stuff!) I can take or leave a lot of his stuff since then - always worth catching to hear those old classics again though.

If he responds to requests, as he kept mentioning on Sunday, perhaps we should make sure we get some in for Grey Cortina, Up Against the Wall, Don't Take no for an Answer, All right all night, etc., etc., etc. - those WERE the days!

HOPEFULFRED!!!
Title: Lee Griffiths
Post by: nedludd on January 12, 2006, 02:48:15 PM
What do people think about Lee Griffiths, who plays every year !!!!
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Alan on January 12, 2006, 07:21:20 PM
I thought Lee was OK. It's not really my sort of music but you can't doubt his passion, and he seems a good bloke

Paula was impressed and really enjoyed his part of the show

Alan
Title: Tom Robinson - Back In The Old Country DVD
Post by: Alan on January 14, 2006, 08:28:14 PM
I notice that a Tom Robinson DVD is on the way next month:

Tom Robinson - Back In The Old Country  

Is this last year's Cast Away?!!

Alan
Title: Hmm...
Post by: Fred21 on January 16, 2006, 12:24:25 PM
Hope so!

Where did you spot this Alan?
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Alan on January 16, 2006, 12:27:47 PM
On Amazon and Play.com; in both cases it's around £7.95... so not expensive

Alan
Title: That was fast!
Post by: Fred21 on January 16, 2006, 12:34:12 PM
Cheers Alan - strange he didn't mention it at Castaway or in the emails!

Probably is - just says "Tom Robinson Live" - so unless its old footage, he doesn't do many (2 a year) gigs now!
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Alan on January 16, 2006, 12:41:53 PM
Let's hope it includes TV doing his bit! (In which case this web-site should also know about it!)

Cheers

Alan
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: PK on January 16, 2006, 02:10:24 PM
sorry to disappoint you folks  :cry:

write up on this DVD says its from 1984 recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London.....

at least thats what its says on a few sites anyway  :evil:

No TV this time :!: Does make you wonder what happened to the footage from last year doesnt it  :?:  :?:  8O

HOBGOBLIN :twisted:
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Alan on January 16, 2006, 02:15:29 PM
PK

Bummer! I couldn't find any detail on the release...

Thanks for finding out, although naturally me first inclination is to shot the messenger....

Alan
Title: D'oh!
Post by: Fred21 on January 16, 2006, 02:37:50 PM
TV at Castaway, like the gig in a brewery, clearly didn't happen!
Title: NO BUT YEAH BUT.....
Post by: PK on January 16, 2006, 04:27:03 PM
NO BUT,YEAH BUT THEY FILMED IT  :!:  :!:

I was pissed... but even I cant miss a camera....especially as we were really noisy and they kept panning around to look at us..hehehe  :twisted:

If it took until now to release film from 1984 then it should be....... 2028 when they release the footage with TV on it  8O

Bet you cant wait Alan & Fred  :twisted:  :wink:

HOBGOBLIN :twisted:
Title: Bet I can!
Post by: Fred21 on January 16, 2006, 05:40:30 PM
It's just disappointing as they said they were going to rush release it in order to send the profits on to the Disaster Emergencies Commitee.
Title: and.......
Post by: PK on January 16, 2006, 05:49:36 PM
which disaster was that then  :?:

Tom's last single then  :wink:

HOBGOBLIN :twisted:
Title: Castaway dvd
Post by: nedludd on January 16, 2006, 08:26:59 PM
The dvd wasn't ready ... but should be available at the next castaway gig.... that's what I was told anyway.
Title: The next one...
Post by: Fred21 on January 17, 2006, 10:12:06 AM
...that's quite a wait - mind you, if his last one is that old that's FAST!
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: Alan on January 17, 2006, 10:59:33 AM
Well at least it's not gone for ever like those Wasted recordings made by Gary Bushell a few years back.... (mind you he did criminally exclude TV!)


Alan
Title: Tom Robinson's Free Castaway Party - London 8th January
Post by: PK on January 17, 2006, 08:03:24 PM
Gary who  :?:  :twisted:

HOBGOBLIN :twisted: