In November, 2000 I travelled to Tel Aviv to see the Mighty Tull.(When I say "travelled" I mean drove up from Beersheba. And if you're in the Holy Land, that has to count as a pilgrimage! Right?)Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
We'll be heading to Tel Aviv soon for my son's wedding where Israeli ceilidh music will be provided (don't laugh) by the Korenberg family's Bodhran Band.As far as pilgrimages go, I've been to Abbey Road, The Whisky a Go Go, Tipitina's and Haight-Ashbury, all pale shadows of the places they must once have been. Keep your illusions - stay at home.
oh dear,norries link to this page has been removed over on the get it on blog.it must have broke the house rules on fair competitionahve never been a fan o' the world service ma'sel as that is also heavily edited.moving hearts have a great song about that sort of stuff, i think its called....no time for loving.nae wunner ahm anonymous
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I have to say I have found this to be particularly depressing. Someone somewhere has seriously pissed off the GIO team and I do not think it was me.I suspect you will find the blog archive will be removed soon.You can no longer post any comments there.
It most certainly wouldn't be you Norman! (Do you think Joey Barton is one of our bloggers?)
I don't recall you being moderated before. You've always been relevant and polite, an example to us all. You can still leave comments.
I find myself tending to agree with you Glen ;o)
Not you Norrie - our hero went to some trouble to highlight your Ziggy story.Glad the archive is still open and self evidently,the messages are still being read and moderated - faither's subversive attempt to reinstate the link was squashed too. The biggest irony of the situation is that someone on the team is probably now reading two blogs instead of one - I suspect the link was moderated because of the comments about the team made on this blog. I think it's important to remember, these folks are just doing their job and doubtless under time constraints, like the rest of us.regardez yousehenri
Henri, You're not a double agent per chance?
Don't understand, Henri - why would anyone on the team be reading either blog? The old one didn't meet the new GIO requirements and was abandoned. Norrie set up a replacement so we could continue to talk amongst ourselves - if the team have time to read it in spite of being 'busy tonight' then I'm completely perplexed as to why they wanted rid of the old one.
Well,I suppose the counter argument is why would anyone be communicating on 'dead' methodology, but Faither and myself do - I do agree the moderation is surprising and perplexing - someone is moderating it, so someone is reading it, either way, time is getting spent on it. But I don't want them to take it down. I like disconected blogging, even if it's just Glen giving me a hard time. It occurs to me that if we all just start blogging on it then in a kind of way, we'll get it back.I'm not clever enough to be a double agent,MM,but when I think about why the moderation of the link to this blog happened only after a couple of weeks then my guess is the link being originally unmoderated was a gesture of goodwill and then,out of curiosity, I guess someone on the team has read some unkind personal comments about the team and decided to take the link down - and who could blame them? This is still a public forum,after all.And whilst I understand that things move on, the more I think about it, the more I think the blog retains a legitimate and valuable role and I hope they change their collective minds,however unlikely.I think I might start posting requests on 'the last post' and see what happens.A bit like Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, I guess. regardez - voushenri
I suspect you assume too much and a tad conspiracy theory... the BEEB can't be seen to endorse independent blogs By allowing them to tagged on to one of theirs.Furthermore we already suggested the continuation of posting shouts on the last/archive themes but I now seem to be denied access 8-)
There will be no bevying (50p a unit).