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#9305 - Tue, 05 May 2009 19:32:00 robert burns
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Found these interesting new clips of Midge talking about the burnsong project up on youtube.

full thing is at -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ1I7Pl-o74&feature=channel

and they have also been posted as individual short extracts.

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#9306 - Tue, 05 May 2009 20:38:00 Re: robert burns
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i know people, trying to get the burns movie made, originaly gerard butler was going to star in it with james mcavoy, that at the moment is on hold, but there are 2 women, trying all they can to get some burns thing going, be it a song or a movie, but these women are a bit dangerous, stalkers if u like, and would hate for them to start bothering midge, and if they get a sniff of this they will, one calling herself the scottish ambasador,saying she is a scot in canada
but before she was a viking and a gypsy,
so i am warning you, they may come across as two sweet ladys , but don't fall for it,

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#9307 - Tue, 05 May 2009 21:45:00 Re: robert burns
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I've heard a brilliant track called "The Bard" by the forum's very own Spotty Dogg that would be excellent for this movie. smile

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#9308 - Tue, 05 May 2009 22:44:00 Re: robert burns
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Wee Rabbie deserves to be eulogized, i was lucky enough to go to Dumfries a couple of years ago; his stomping ground.

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#9309 - Tue, 05 May 2009 23:01:00 Re: robert burns
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and would hate for them to start bothering midge, and if they get a sniff of this they will,
no idea what you are alluding to here - but Midges involvement in the burnsong project is pretty well known.

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#9310 - Wed, 06 May 2009 00:10:00 Re: robert burns
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yes spotty doggs contribution is brilliant, am a big fan of theirs and i know alan posts on here, but these women, were trying to take credit for his song,(i was told) so wouldn't want them trying to take advantage of midge,

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#9311 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:31:00 Re: robert burns
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more Midge / Robert Burns. Midge reads three Burns poems

http://www.bbc.co.uk/robertburns/works/readers/midge_ure/

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#9312 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:52:00 Re: robert burns
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I've got a book of Burns poems I found in a charity shop a couple of years ago. I'll get round to reading it one day!!

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#9313 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:09:00 Re: robert burns
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ah wee timorous beastie......

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#9314 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:22:00 Re: robert burns
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Talking of beasties - did you see what number posting yours was!! wink

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#9315 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:36:00 Re: robert burns
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It was a rae bracht nacht last night, and my computer said no. Was gonna say am more of a McGonagall fan myself, witness the "Tay Bridge Disaster":-

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.
'Twas about seven o'clock at night,
And the wind it blew with all its might,
And the rain came pouring down,
And the dark clouds seem'd to frown,
And the Demon of the air seem'd to say-
"I'll blow down the Bridge of Tay."
When the train left Edinburgh
The passengers' hearts were light and felt no sorrow,
But Boreas blew a terrific gale,
Which made their hearts for to quail,
And many of the passengers with fear did say-
"I hope God will send us safe across the Bridge of Tay."
But when the train came near to Wormit Bay,
Boreas he did loud and angry bray,
And shook the central girders of the Bridge of Tay
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.
So the train sped on with all its might,
And Bonnie Dundee soon hove in sight,
And the passengers' hearts felt light,
Thinking they would enjoy themselves on the New Year,
With their friends at home they lov'd most dear,
And wish them all a happy New Year.
So the train mov'd slowly along the Bridge of Tay,
Until it was about midway,
Then the central girders with a crash gave way,
And down went the train and passengers into the Tay!
The Storm Fiend did loudly bray,
Because ninety lives had been taken away,
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.
As soon as the catastrophe came to be known
The alarm from mouth to mouth was blown,
And the cry rang out all o'er the town,
Good Heavens! the Tay Bridge is blown down,
And a passenger train from Edinburgh,
Which fill'd all the peoples hearts with sorrow,
And made them for to turn pale,
Because none of the passengers were sav'd to tell the tale
How the disaster happen'd on the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.
It must have been an awful sight,
To witness in the dusky moonlight,
While the Storm Fiend did laugh, and angry did bray,
Along the Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay,
Oh! ill-fated Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay,
I must now conclude my lay
By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay,
That your central girders would not have given way,
At least many sensible men do say,
Had they been supported on each side with buttresses,
At least many sensible men confesses,
For the stronger we our houses do build,
The less chance we have of being killed.

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#9316 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 23:52:00 Re: robert burns
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Talking of beasties - did you see what number posting yours was!! wink
Aye Laddie, the irony is not lost on me you know....I'm busy trying to find a '666' tattoo on my scalp!

If they do a remake of the "Hymn" video bagsy Oliver Tobias' part..., mad

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#9317 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 23:58:00 Re: robert burns
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If they do a remake of the "Hymn" video bagsy Oliver Tobias' part..., mad
You're welcome to it. I remember reading a Smash Hits or similar article at the time about the painful experience he had getting the coloured lenses out afterwards!!
yuk

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#9318 - Tue, 10 Nov 2009 23:59:00 Re: robert burns
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Wasn't the poor sod also in Emmerdale for a bit? confused wink

Saddo has checked it out on National Film Biography - he was in an episode of "Holby", lol. wink I think peeps of a certain age now will remember Tobias in "Arthur Of The Britons". Am into all that celtic legend, and mum gave me an Arthur & Guinevere plate. lol. smile

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#9319 - Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:01:00 Re: robert burns
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more Midge / Robert Burns. Midge reads three Burns poems

http://www.bbc.co.uk/robertburns/works/readers/midge_ure/
dont forget to buy your haggis for tommorrow

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#9320 - Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:03:00 Re: robert burns
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I almost forgot it was tomorrow!!

I've never eaten haggis. Of course Rabbie is connected with my favourite place in Scotland...Ayrshire.

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#9321 - Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Re: robert burns
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Yep, don't forget to get your 'chieftain o' the puddin' race' on the boil tonight!

Wonder what Burns would have said about the fiasco of the Edinburgh tram implementation? There has been some truly brilliant posters in the Haymarket area of the city - 'Tramspotting' (poster made up like the Trainspotting film poster) and 'Silence of the Trams', to think of 2. Whoever designed those - genius!

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#9322 - Sat, 09 Apr 2011 20:46:00 Re: robert burns
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I didn't know there is a Scottish version of The Sun newspaper, but Midge was at a Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Ayr.

Can't post the link for the feature.

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