Happy Birthday Mr Cross

Posted by: Gillian

Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:56:00

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthay Mr Cross, fantastic bass player and all 'round nice boke
Happy Birthday to You.

(careful with those candles wink )

Gillian
Posted by: Havocman

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:28:00

Indeed, a happy birthday to the bassmeister. mexican
Posted by: Jojo

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:58:00

Happy Birthday Chris, thanks for the reunion tour, it really made my year!!! By the way it's my birthday July 28th, hope you post one for me!!! mexican
Posted by: davox

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:50:00

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris, have a nice day! See you in 3 1/2 weeks in Duisburg, looking sooo forward to it! smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:10:00

Many Happy Returns - hope you have a good one. laugh
Posted by: Rowangirl

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:41:00

Happy Birthday Chris

Hope you enjoy your day!

mexican
Posted by: newvox

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:11:00

Happy Birthday Chris! smile
Posted by: maryann

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:11:00

Happy Birthday Chris! smile
Posted by: Annis

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:32:00

Happy Birthday Chris. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hope to see you all later in the year..fingers crossed. kiss smile
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:51:00

Happy Birthday, Chris. I hope it's a great and inspiring year for you!
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:42:00

Many Happy Returns to a fellow Cancerian. cool
Posted by: Mike C

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 05:19:00

Happy birthday Chris. laugh Looking forward to seeing you again on stage later in the year! wink
Posted by: StrangerWithin

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 05:28:00

Happy Birthday Chris!
Posted by: visage1973

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 05:31:00

Happy Birthday Chris wink
Posted by: Llais

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 06:21:00

Happy Birthday Chris- hope you had a good un! smile
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:28:00

Step forward, Christopher. The TINK-TINK-TINK-TINK-TINK has gone but hopefully only temporarily... :-(

Happy birthday to you and...here's to more green tea and skipping!

Bring it back to us soon, the tink-tink-tink, I mean.

Wishing you much happiness and health. And...why not...here's to Belllgium as well!!!

Birthday kisses, Barcelona is waiting for you, man! Manu Chao AND Madonna this month - where's Uuuultravox???

Isabel
Posted by: Shirl

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:51:00

Belated birthday wishes Chris - I trust you had a great day smile
Posted by: Chris Cross

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Fri, 17 Jul 2009 01:12:00

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes us Cancerians get terribly embarased by such things but secretly love them. So mucho gracious mi amigos.
Cc
Posted by: newvox

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Fri, 17 Jul 2009 01:33:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Chris Cross:
Thanks for the Birthday Wishes.
Cc
Its the least we could do, after giving us all such great shows Chris. smile smile
Posted by: maryann

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Fri, 17 Jul 2009 01:36:00

Chris,
..and come back (on the road)soon...........please. smile smile
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:47:00

Hope you had a great birthday Chris - and I sure hope someone treated you to a new phone!!!! smile Now Mr Skippingropes - come back and play for us soon !!
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:20:00

Christopher made my day by posting something so cute. It instantly made me smile.

16th July is always a stupid day (it's Ari's death day), and this year I was stuck (after getting up at 5 to catch the plane) in Belgium for a couple of days , plus that day (I think), the tragic Madonna accident in Marseille happened. Well, when I saw that Dr. Allen had posted, it was so refreshing! It sent an instant (not a distant) smile to my face.

Actually... it made me laugh with delight. So much, that I had to explain/show my colleague what's going on. :-D My department were incredibly supportive in April for the tour, and now they actually know Ultravox!!!

We still don't know whether in Britain the profession of psychotherapist requires a Dr.title or not, btw!!! Does it???
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:48:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Lavaocean:
We still don't know whether in Britain the profession of psychotherapist requires a Dr.title or not, btw!!! Does it???
I don't know if it does, but I think it does at least have to have the relevant letters after it.
Posted by: Chris Cross

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 03:59:00

Hi y'all......look in to my eyes.......

Well the subject of 'Dr' or not is very intriguing.
Firstly I'm not a Dr. and I am not the Dr. Allen that is often spoken of here.
At the present time you do not technically have to be a Dr. to practise as a Psychotherapist or Counselor in the UK, however we are gradually moving towards the Euro-standards and it is expected that within a few years we will have a minimum government recognised standard of training.

To be a Psychiatrist you obviously need to be medically trained as you work mainly with medication.
Hope that shines a light on the subject

Chris
No new phone yet.....still searching....still searching
Posted by: SlowMo'

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 04:07:00

Either way Chris - could have done with some of your skills on the forum over the last few weeks!

No matter, live and let live and all that stuff..

SlowMo
Posted by: Glenn

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 04:10:00

It does. cool smile

That is very interesting to know; thank you for that, Mr. Cross!

It's of particular interest to me as it's a field I'd love to get into, myself; I studied some psychology post-school but skipped over into music instead. I have degrees in music performance and in Education, but I'm in the process right now of gathering info as to what I need to do to become a counselor here in Canada (where I now live). It's quite awesome to think that a guy who was a hero to me as a kid in one field still is, and in a different one!

By the way, congratulations to you, Chris Cross, on your achievements in TWO very important areas of life.

(I was going to just say two very important areas, but then I envisaged the follow-up comments............)
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 18:10:00

Aha! Everything is clear now, thanks for taking the time to explain, CHRIS.

See, in Germany, psychotherapists DO have to have a Dr. title - in general medecine, if I remember well. From there, they specialize.

Not sure how it works in Spain though. But from what I see, psychiatrists are more "in" because it is "easier" for the population to swallow pills or take drugs than to confront themselves. Being constructive and change ill behaviour and thought patterns that have been existing since childhood would be too much "work", it seems. It's easier to adopt a victim attitude. The post-Franco generation is not ready for this yet, they are too spoilt. Hopefully, the current crisis helps people with ill thinking structures to put things into perspective, like it usually happens when disgraces turn up in life.

HOWEVER, it is really really nice (awesome), after so many years, to see, hear and read you. Edinburgh was breath-taking (many of us cried during the first couple of songs) and Hammersmith was an explosion. Please try to make it to here. I will help your fans to find their way around. And I will get you a new phone via my Vodafone points, too, as I am due to pick up one for my mum soon. The only selection criteria here: BIG keys, in order not to miss them. Does this apply for you as well? LOL

SLOW MO - from what I have always been seeing in other threads, you DO have great communication skills. The question is whether you enjoy this role or not. I don't, which is why I keep away from sources of (constant) negative energy. Too energy-consuming, and I need to build up energy, not have it taken. Life's just too short.

GLENN - those comments, what would they be? Sorry, just woken up, still a bit thick...

Kisses from Barcelona,

Isabel
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 19:47:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Glenn:
I need to do to become a counselor here in Canada (where I now live).
Following my own personal experiences of what happened in 2003 & thereafter, I've actually been looking into trying to get into some form of counselling, to help others who are going through what I myself have fought with for a few years since 2003 - a serious drink problem following a violent attack which has steadily been controlled in the last couple of years.

From speaking to my own former counsellor my understanding is it would be very difficult for me to get into. I'm not giving up hope though & I am trying to find a way "through the back door as it were", whilst looking for a job I am accustomed to in the meantime. Some forum members will know I have been journalling my experiences from this time which I eventually hope may become a tool to help others. My former counsellor has said I can forward a copy of what I have written so far to him. If it only helps one person I will consider it a success albeit an extremely minor one.

I have other "ambitions" about how I would like my experiences to benefit others but, one step at a time. smile
Posted by: maryann

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:05:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Glenn:
It's of particular interest to me as it's a field I'd love to get into, myself; I studied some psychology post-school but skipped over into music instead. I have degrees in music performance and in Education, but I'm in the process right now of gathering info as to what I need to do to become a counselor here in Canada (where I now live).
Hi Glenn.
I have had several university level courses in general psychology and animal behavior studies and found them to be fascinating. Some of my friends chose to pursue post degree work and now have careers in the field. There are different requirements here in the US depending on the specialization. Here is a link that describes all of that.
Hope it is of some use to you.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos056.htm
Posted by: newvox

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Sun, 26 Jul 2009 22:30:00

I completed three years of studies in psychology.
Interesting is not a good enough word.
Posted by: Glenn

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Mon, 27 Jul 2009 02:50:00

Thank you for that link, Mary Ann. I'm sure the situation can't be radically different in Canada than the USA, so that is very informative.
And for the replies, Snashy and Newvox. Snashy, your journal sounds like it would be very useful to many. Sorry to hear about the attack - well done for coming through it with a positive attitude. Words in type never seem to convey the meaning well enough, but my hat is off to you, sir.
I suppose there are many different ways to do something entailing psychological work. Personally, I was hoping to utilize my degree in Education and gain further qualification for school counseling; we shall see how it goes!
At the heart of that might well be the idea that dealing with students' problems one at a time rather than all at once seems attractive! I'm only half-joking............
They seem to be pushing courses in Adult psychology here in Canada right now. A university in Quebec offers online study - still needs looking into further though.
After a very unwelcome bout with tinnitus, I aim to find a quieter occupation than teaching bands in a classroom!
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Mon, 27 Jul 2009 06:49:00

Yip, there you go - tinnitus (holistically speaking) can mean a lot of things, e.g. that one doesn't want to hear anymore, like neurodermitis has its reason to be (the skin being the organ that separates us from the world outside), like stomach and colon issues stand for swallowing things that are not good for us (ill communication patterns) etc.

HOLISTICALLY SPEAKING, I said. I myself have not had the chance to check, but on the other hand, I observe... It's been a few years since I was born and from what I have seen, these theories are not to be misregarded...

Goodnight all ;-)

Isabel
Posted by: Su_Mac

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:06:00

Hello Chris and may I wish you a very balatted happy birthday too. lurve

Best Wishes Susan.
Posted by: leggylady

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Tue, 28 Jul 2009 05:10:00

Happy Belated Birthday Chris... sorry it's so late, it now seems safe to post on the forum again so here I am! (late as usual)

Hope you had a fanatastic day?!

love, hugs and big sloppy kisses nervouslaugh LOL!)

Helen, Edinburgh
Posted by: Gillian

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Thu, 06 Aug 2009 18:05:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Chris Cross:
No new phone yet.....still searching....still searching
Ah I see you are on "3 Mobile" then Mr Cross.... lmao

(says she who has just upgraded to a phone that can take photos and only because of twitter.... wink )
Posted by: Emulator

Re: Happy Birthday Mr Cross - Wed, 02 Sep 2009 06:25:00

Thanks Chris.

I hope you've got a new phone now. Big question: do you fancy becoming a part-time pro muso or will you return to your practice for good? I hope you stay as seeing you and the lads again has been awesome.