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#67845 - Sun, 18 Jul 2004 04:17:00 Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Does anyone know what Stevie Shears is up to these days? Last I heard of him, he was in some band called Faith Global - but how long ago was that??? Stevie seems to get pretty much overlooked in the whole Ultravox scheme of things, which seems a little unfair to me given that he did play (rather excellent) guitar on two out of the band's seven 'proper' albums - and that his contribution to the sound of the John Foxx-fronted band was a huge one. It's almost as if there's a certain amount of embarrassment about the fact that Stevie was escorted out of the band, as opposed to having left of his own accord, as Robin Simon did. Shears' departure was, as I understand it, more a matter of a clash between the sound Stevie liked to make on a guitar and the suitability of that for placement within the overall sound that the rest of the band wanted to hear on their next record. In other words, it was about a conflict of styles rather than any lack of ability on Stevie's part.

Anyway, if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts and/or doings of the said Mr Shears, please let me know.

I'm away to listen to Young Savage...

Wide Boy

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#67846 - Sat, 14 Aug 2004 05:41:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Ey-up Wide Boy.

I heard a vicious rumour that Stevie woz plying his new trade in The Little Chef on the A69 near Carlisle. On a recent jaunt to Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries I decided to give the gaff a once-over in the hope of meeting Stevie.

However, upon ordering my 'Early Starter' brekky with a side portion of baked beans, I learned from the young waitress with the pert little derriere that there was no-one employed there called Stevie Shears. A fruitless visit I then thought.

That was, until a beautiful young chef personally delivered my brekky [with a side portion of baked beans] to my table. bemused I visit that very same forum myself. Jeez !
PIGGY ; Haway man lass, yer pullin' me p*sser aren't ya ?
CHEF ; No, honestly
PIGGY ; Strite up ? What's ya log-in name then ?
CHEF ; It's Volglory
PIGGY ; [SURPRISED] Ya jestin' aren't ya pet ? bemused
CHEF ; No, gospel !
PIGGY ; Wel, well, blow my trumpet !!
CHEF ; But you can call me George, it's short for Georgina.
PIGGY ; George eh ! So that Flip Martian gadgey was right after all Volglory...you really are called George !! You're a gorgeous petite young miss if I may be so bold. And there was owld Flip thinkin' ya were a six-foot nowt warehouseman anarl. Eee, it's a small world pet. Is there any chance o' some extra BACON RASHERS while the gaffer's not lookin !!!! wink

And the moral of the story is.......

Owld Philip aint as daft as he looks

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#67847 - Sat, 14 Aug 2004 20:30:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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No, the real moral to this story is:

Giving CP extra bacon rashers will get you a very nice tip. wink

- Your friendly "Little Chef" Georgina
(Our motto is "We aim to please.")

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#67848 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 01:11:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Oh but you do [did] Georgina ! eek eek eek

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#67849 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 01:23:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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That was as funny as see'in Hibs gettin' it up them fae Livvy in the CIS cup final! biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh

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#67850 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 01:48:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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But norraz funny as shiftin' ti Murrayfield eh Sleepy wink

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#67851 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:07:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Nah....Not nearly as much as you not playin' in da premiership... biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh
The words 'RAM IT PORKY' come to mind biglaugh biglaugh

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#67852 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 17:07:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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LOL laugh

There's only one Terry Butcher !!

Aye, a knar he's motherwell but so wot eh...

And it's not often ya hear owld Porky supportin BUTCHERS !!!! bemused arnie

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#67853 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 17:53:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Geez a call when ye get a mo matey ok.
We need to meet up fir a few o' the finest!!! wink

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#67854 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 19:56:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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This forum gets more like some weird psychedelic dream every day... nutjob

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#67855 - Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:45:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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AYE.....yer no wrang there son eek

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#67856 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 00:06:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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You up for a Shandy or four then Philip ? smile

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#67857 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 03:23:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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A good idea mate. How about a mini voxgate for anyone interested.
Piggy, since the Monument gig has been set back a bit then why divvent we get our arses up to Edinburgh and have a bit crack with Sleepy et al. smile
This may also involve downing a few gallons o'beer and scoffin' the finest Injunz scran the city has tae offer. Whaddya think mate?? laugh

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#67858 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 03:30:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
You up for a [b]Shandy or four then Philip ? smile [/b]
SHANDY???? Urrrghhh.... icky Travel all that way for shandy? I think not... :p wink

Edinburgh is a great city though - if I had the dosh I'd come up for a weekend like a shot.

Very delicate constitution I have these days, so the only booze I can drink to anywhere near excess is white wine. Leave the beer bellies to others... laugh

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#67859 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 04:33:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Vintage Wine eh Flip ! I bet you are to Wine...what I am to Curries.

And, speaking of your recent visit north of the border, why don't you share with us 'Your' curry tale. Yes, I remember you mentioning a visit to the Injunz whilst up there. Did your Shantalle hev ti put ya boxers inta quarantine then squire shocked And did Rose from the B&B hoy ya a cleaning bill thru the post for poopin' in ya sleep on her new bed linen shocked

Dinnat worry kiddo, that curry works in mysterious ways. Yer norra proper man until ya 'Cack The Sack' so ti speak wink

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#67860 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 04:55:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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I'm sorry...are you speaking English? wink laugh Are you sure you didn't escape from the pages of Viz? laugh

There's a luvverly Indian place on the Royal Mile...can't remember what it was called though...

BOING (time for bed)

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#67861 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 05:24:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Poor effort that mind <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

Time for bed indeedy.
Watch ya don't hev an accident during tha neet,
Your Cherelle'll hefta rake that gas mask out again..... wink

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#67862 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:32:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Very clever, what you're doing with me girlie's name...I reckon you'll run out of alternative spelling by Christmas though... wink

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#67863 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:47:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Originally posted by Flip Martian:
I'm sorry...are you speaking English? wink laugh Are you sure you didn't escape from the pages of Viz? laugh

There's a luvverly Indian place on the Royal Mile...can't remember what it was called though...

BOING (time for bed)
Flip.. that Indian.. it's either Khushi's or Suruchi? Can't beat the Mussel Inn on Rose Street... lurve

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#67864 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 20:16:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Eh ? confused Didn't realise I had sbelt it wrang. But ya knar wot my sbelligns like <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

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#67865 - Mon, 16 Aug 2004 23:39:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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Originally posted by SlowMo':
Flip.. that Indian.. it's either Khushi's or Suruchi? Can't beat the Mussel Inn on Rose Street... lurve
Not sure I've been there...I have a really bad memory for names... <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

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#67866 - Tue, 17 Aug 2004 09:38:00 Re: Where is the great Stevie Shears???
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So have I...Now, was it Chantelle, Shantall, Cherelle or Chantal wink excited

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