Sunday, 8 July 2007

Bloody Maties and Teddy Bloody Thompson.....

Ok......... about 3 weeks ago, I noticed in our local newspaper that Rufus Wainwright would be playing at our Guildhall....... I would of liked to of seen him live, even though he has a weird mouth and I dont actually like looking at him when he sings......

So, I asked me best maties if they or one of them would come with me...... and they all fell on the floor laffing..........

'WHAT, after what happened the last time you went to see someone live - I DONT think so' ..... thats what I was met with...... charming right.......

What you have to understand is that me maties and me have such different tastes in music......... me matie Ann is still stuck in the bloody Tom Jones age LMFAO...... and she did go a bit mental when an X friend of mine in the states got me Toms Autograph lol...... she would of died to of had his autograph signed personally to her....... and me other matie Sharon dont even listen to music and black Michele well, she still likes David Bloody Essex LOL........ ya see...... if ya look at me profile you will see the types of music that I love..... and me maties aint never heard of any of them......... dam peasants that they are......each one of them had an excuse.....

Anyways....... they was holding their sides laffing and saying ..... nope, no way, you have to be kidding........ go on your own saddo....... so you can see what I am up against......

This behaviour from me maties all stems from last year, last September to be exact.......ya see, a matie had sent me a Teddy Thompson CD and I instantly fell in love with it....... and low and behold when I checked the listings of who would be playing at The Wedgewood Rooms in town during Sept/Oct 06 there in front of me eyes was the name TEDDY THOMPSON....... it was a sign, it was meant to be......

So, I asked me maties if they would come with me...... nope they said, aint never heard of him.....you and your strange music..... I kept on and on for over a week, ya know, doing the poor me bit......... its ok, dont worry, I'll go on me own like some saddo and sit in the corner and just twinge on me own..... dont worry about me will ya.........

Until, eventually, me matie Ann shouted real loud.....ok OK I'll go with you, if only to shut you the bloody hell up...... now shut up and I dont wanna hear another thing about this bloke...... WooooooHoooooooo I had beaten them down LOL....... round one to me :)

So I ordered 2 tickets on line and we was to pick them up on the door, me matie actually paid for them cos she found out that it was me birthday and so she treated me..... ya see, no one knows when its me birthday, I dont do fuss ya see........ anyways all was good, I was mega chufted, and I let me matie borrow me Teddy Thompson CD so that she could get use to the music and maybe sing along like I know I would be doing lol

So Thursday comes along and Im well excited lol.....I pick Ann up at 7pm cos I thought it started at 8pm and I wanted to be one of the first in to get near the front (saddo that I am)- it was to be a very private evening with only about 120 people and a low stage ....with little tables and candles.......

ok.... daft bit of detail........ me wild hair had got a bit out of hand over the past few weeks and I hadnt had time to get it cut, actually I also couldnt be arsed lol ........so.... during the Thursday morning with me gathering of nippers I went round me maties Anns house for a coffee, she took one look at me wild hair and said
SIT... Im gonna give ya a haircut LMFAO....... ok I have this thing about hair, that whatever happens it will always grow, so over the years me maties have cut me hair in all sorts of dumb ways lol BUT IT GROWS RIGHT?...... so I grab a chair and the only scissors we could find was the kitchen scissors lol and a hairbrush, so armed
with no more then those two items she proceeds to snip away....jebus we giggled and giggled.... snip snip...... so I says..... this hairdressers is nice have you worked here long LMFAO....me matie then tells me she aint never cut hair before and to SIT BLOODY STILL lmfao......I said, keep the length, she said, TO LATE lmfao......but it grows right? so I got a free haircut and a morning of laffing so much my ribs ached lol

Anyways back to Teddy.......

So we get there early and the bloody doors aint even open, so we toddle next door to The Wedge which is sort of Part of the Wedgewood Rooms... its a pub come coffee house place..... and we sit and watch people come and go..... some well freaky people came in and she said........ yep they are probably YOUR PEOPLE lol.....just before 8pm we notice what we thought was a queue beginning outside the doors to
the Venue....these doors are just a double woodern door, nowt posh ..... so Ann shoots up and says you finish ya drink I WILL GET IN THE BLOODY QUEUE..... hahahahahah...... so I finish up and go outside..... there is one strange looking couple infront of us *ok giggling just typing this*..... you must understand me matie Ann... we have been mates for years and years she is originally from London and we both have the same sick sense of humour and anyone listening how we interact with each other would think we hated each other lol......so we stand there and a few others join the queue (15 people to be exact) ..... I says oh its getting busy lmfao and she quips back..... this is england they have seen a queue and they join it, they probably think its a bloody soup kitchen lol...... anyways the doors open and the security and bouncers stand there.... the first couple hand over their tickets.....well we didnt have tickets cos I ordered them on the internet..... the bloke says 'ya pick ya tickets up over there' and points to a little window.... to which I say to Ann jokingly.....'dont let anyone in if it looks like they are going in before us just rugby tackle them lol.... the security bloke was well laffing and he laffed even harder when me matie stood with her arms open with the people behind her saying........sorry but you dont know what we have ALL had to put up with HER over there and seeing Teddy.... you aint going before us LOL...... it was just
sooooooo funny..... and the people behind us just laffed and waited.......

Doubt you have read this far...... but what the heck.

So in we go.... little tables with candles everywhere so Ann plonks us right in the front dead centre in front of the mics, so that Teddy would be about 6ft from us :)..... it was all very very sort of homely and lovely........

Well his sister comes on first and does a few numbers, amazing bloody voice and then in toddles Teddy...... and starts his stuff.... obviously a tad nervous cos of the closeness of the venue ..... so this couple on the table next to us is snapping pics like there is no tomorrow..... so me matie (already has nicked the posters from the
bar so that we could get Teddy to sign them later) picks up me camera and inbetween songs when Teddy was just chatting away....and I mean chatting like he was round ya house for a cuppa tea..... she says, hey Teddy smile for me matie will ya and with that she snaps a picture....... and he says..... in rather a rude way...... DONT do
that its real annoying...... she says, I beg your pardon, and gives him the evil eye- I think I need a word with you after about your manners lol its them next table snapping away..... so for the rest of the evening she had a right proper 'monk on' lmfao.....

Teddy Thompson

I LOVED every sec he sang, every word me mumbled..... I sang along....... me matie was giggling so hard..... and kept whispering..... hes crap, me mumbles, AND HE IS RUDE lol..... talk about a bee in her bonnet lol......

Anyways after the gig and him coming back on about 3 times its all nice and cosy, off him and his sister toddle....... well he has apparently played at The Wedge at the beginning of the year and he comes out and chats more etc........ but only the sister comes out to pack up the equipment and chat to us, so me matie said... wheres
Teddy ..... and she said......... I think he is scared of you lmfao.......hahahhaha she was lovely and signed the stolen posters...... but he wouldnt come out lol TOSSER lol

But I/We had the most wonderful evening....... even though me matie dont like my sort of music........ how lovely that she came with me so that I wouldnt be no saddo lol......

So I never got to see Rufus..... but thats ok, there is always next year lol....

Sorry, enough to bore ya to sleep for a Sunday evening......

28 comments:

Peanut said...

Oh my...

I'M FIRST!!!!!!

Don't think I have ever managed this feat here before, huh?

Just some thoughts and comments..

1. I know when your birthday is.. ne ne ne ne naaaahhhh..

(see.. I had on my sing-song voice)

2. I also got Tom Jones' autograph.. from the same person, I do believe

3. I'd have gone with you.. even if I don't know any of his "stuff"

and

4. I can do a nifty haircut as well. Last night, my neighbour called me on her phone.. "why didn't you just come over?" .. "Can't.. started cutting my hair, and it's all crooked.. can you come to my bathroom and straighten it up?"

lol.. guess I'm a jack (jill) of all trades and mistress of none, huh?

Dr.John said...

Sounds like it was a great evening. Too bad they wouldn't go this time.

the psycho therapist said...

September the ni_______.

Damn that Peanut. I was going to type the date and nothing else.
Bugger.

Oh well, there's always September 8th, eh?

And Suzaroo-BBQ is THIS WEEK! The comes Schmeebs and then Gr....okay, okay, I'm stopping.

Love that story every time I hear it. I still think you scared the bejeebus outta him. As for your matie...she and I would have one hell of a time backstage, let me tell you. Yes!

Lesse...where was I? Oh yes, September the nin_____.

(hee hee)


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ciara said...

((((mel and anyone's for teddy thompson's autograph ))))i see u enlightened everyone w the same novel u once emailed me lmfao. (still don't know who the bleedin hell teddy is either ) somehow, i think this rendition is a bit longer. did u add a new chapter? lmao

psycho...i love the little clue u left us all. heeheehee hmmm weird calling someone psycho and not be offensive while doing so lol

JBelle said...

Birthday? The English Rose is birthdaying? When, possibly, when , actuualy might this be for sure?

SHUT UP MELLERS! I AM NOT TALKING TO YOU. GET OFF!!!!

Wendo, when? actually?

raymond pert said...

I saw Teddy Thompson right here in Eugene OR in concert with his dad. I've been nuts about Dad Richard Thompson for years and years and years and love Teddy's mum Linda Thompson, too...and when mum and dad were a duet and makin' all those Richard and Linda Thompson records, I bought 'em up and have thought forever they are the best...and wouldn't ya know it...they made babies who can sing and play and entertain...what a wonderful world of Thompsons...ya now this ramblin' takes me back to Papa Richard's original group, Fairport Convention and the lovely Sandy Denny...but she's left this mortal coil..so sad...such a beautiful voice..I'd love to hear Tommy's sister...I loved her mum's voice so much...

Lynn said...

You scared him good, did you Mel? You make me laugh. We still need to go shopping. Wearing that T-shirt from my place...

"...ya see, no one knows when its me birthday, I dont do fuss ya see..." Hehehehehe. I know a secret... but I'll never tell :-)

MarmiteToasty said...

~((((Peanut))))~ sometimes its nice to come first LOL *cough*

1. oh shut it lol...

2. oh my, :( you mean, I was not special, you mean my X friend lied LOL (well well well surely not LOL) when I was told I was the only one that received a personal Autograph from Tom...... *spit* lol...

3. LOL@stuff..

4. :) Peanut, I cut all me lads hair... and my Sam has had some amazing haircuts :) maybe I will blob about them oneday before I leave....xxxxx

~(((dr.john)))~ yeah, they they wait til they wanna go see some antique band and their hubbys wont go with them...... I will say, dont come knocking on my door lol...xxxx

~(((Wendy)))~ this is the year I so NEED to actually forget me own birthday.....lol or maybe I will go out with a bang on that day..

Checking me book for all Gumby Birthdays....if ya name aint on the list, ya aint coming in LOL ....xxxxxxxxx

~((((knickerless ciara)))~ I took out all the real swear words lol and added the explaination about Rufus lol..... you aint never heard of Teddy..... you peasant lol......xxxxxxx

~((((((((JBelle))))))))~ its not for yonks anyways ya loon LOL....wonder if the hotair balloon ride is still on, seeing as the cruise is off LMFAO.....xxxxxxx

~(((MrP)))~ your right, Teddys parents were amazing to..... are they still around? and singing?.... Teddys sister Camilla who had a quest spot on his tour was so very very good..... I would of boght one of her CDs but she said she as of yet hasnt got one lol.......

oh my, I must be getting old, the name Fairport Convention rings a bell....oh, I am old lol I forgot for a moment ;)......xxxxx

~((((Lynn)))))~ hehehe me maties in the states when we was over bought me a T-shirt that so made me laff, I aint never worn it... I cant in my job, cos it has the 'F' proper on it lol..... maybe I will take a photo and post here LOL..... ya know I would LOVE to go shopping with you....

:) dont we share a birthday? LOL.... ;)......xxxxx

Lynn said...

Yes, we DO share a birthday. Our horoscope looks boring for today... just thought I'd let ya know. Do you know what time of day you were born?

PLEASE post a picture of the F'ing T-shirt!

Scots said...

Hi Marm babes

I aint never heard of Teddy Thompson ... but I am gonna google him and see what I can listen to .... until then I will reserve judgement on your musical taste PMSL (Peeing My-Self Laughing - forgot to explain that one earlier ... chexers for the reminder ciara lol)

The last 'live' music event I went to with friends was a laugh from start to end too .... getting drunk on 3 bottles of champers and a bottle of pimms on the train, nearly getting into a fight outside the restaurant we went to for pre-concert munchies, getting stopped by the police and frisked (never been so humiliated in all my life! .. and to make matters worse ... he looked about 12), blagging our way to the balcony area (my friend offering herself for erm .... "favours" after the gig to the bouncer who was about to chuck us out! and then legging it out a fire escape at the end to save her blushes as said bouncer came for 'payment'!

I really don't understand why mates won't come to music gigs with me! LMFAO

raymond pert said...

Richard Thompson continues to perform and record and like you and me, he gets better with age!

Linda Thompson is recording again after a long absence. Her latest recording includes Kamilla, Tommy, and even a brief appearance by her ex Richard. I've not heard any of this later work, but I think I'll try to change that, soon.

Enough playin' the music historian for me.

ciara said...

bloody hell, mel...i plugged in ur blog addy into a bit that i saw over on scots blog. what is your blog rated? while all of mine and scots was rated G...yours was rated R!! lmao so why leave out the all the swear words, eh? btw...least i won't get the yeasties being knickerless in this heat...easy access for steve, too! lmfreakinao xoxo

The Fool said...

Rock n' roll, Marmy!

:)

Scots said...

Hi babes .. ta for the visit xxx
check it out on .... www.mingle2.com/blog-rating

I see ciara has beaten you too it tho .. R rated FFS :o) hahaha It'll give you a list of the words it don't like hahahaha .. be prepared! PMSL

MarmiteToasty said...

HEY MATIES - SOMETHINGS CROPPED UP, SO I WONT BE AROUND FOR A BIT...... so either play amongst yaselves or find another joint to hang out on......be safe.....

peace........OXOXOOX

Side Note said...

I photographed Tom Jones in concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He didn't complain.

The Woman said...

So bummed you didn't get to see Rufus! I've never gotten to see Dwight Yoakam either. Sigh.

I think The Man is afraid to go with me because he thinks I'd embarrass him by jumping on stage... LOL!

susan said...

Ya know, Marm, when you first told a few of us about this incident, I worked for weeks trying a way to get the dude's autograph for ya. I really did. I signed up to be one of his my space friends and I emailed and emailed him. Seriously. I didn't get anywhere with it. I even said I would purchase a signed picture like it was merchandise if he or his "people" would get it together, but they just ignored me. I have never heard of him before, so I am thinking he is not famous enough that he is getting begged for his autograph everyday on the internet or anything like that, so I am thinking that he does not deserve such a devoted fan like you. You deserve better than Mr. Teddy (snotty boy) Thompson.

the psycho therapist said...

What Susaroo said is true...I remember her doing the research a year or two back....she actually offered to include me in the purchase as a gift for you but the whole thing kinda fizzled.

But Susaroo's the One, baby, she gets the kudos.

Marmy, I am jammed and will get to you as soon as I can. Hold the fort. Hold it, you've done it before, eh?

Love.
Wendy

Catch said...

I dont know who in the hell Teddy Thompson is but he was a tad rude to your friend.....lol.If I was there I would have gone with you....it would have been a hoot....and we would have been up singing with Teddy...whether he liked it or not!!!!!

cookie said...

Mel....i can just see you and your friend at the front table, giggling and ogling Teddy (whoever the hell HE is!) with your fresh haircut! lolol
Man, you tell a GREAT story!

As always....xoxoxoxoxo
luv ya cutie

cookie said...

forgot to tell ya - check your email! xoxoxo

MarmiteToasty said...

OK MATIES....... SORT OF BACK ON TRACK...... :)

~((((lynn))))~ I have no idea what time I was born...... I didnt even have me hands on a birth certificate until I got married in 1981 when I needed one, I asked me parents for it and they said they had thrown it out when having a clear out LOL......... I THOUGH OH MY GOODNESS, HOW WONDERFUL THAT MEANS IM ADOPTED lol....... I had this warm feeling come over me, cos now I thought I had a reason why they maybe disliked me or something....... BUT ALAS...... I applied for a new one at the records office and shit and bugger, they was me parents lol......

I'll sort a pic of me t-shirt out LOL....... it does make me smile though :)........xxxxxxxxx

~(((((Scottie)))))~ well, even though I like Teddy's CD, I now think he is a jumped up self centred self important little tosser LMFAO....... you sound like a right one to avoid when out LOL.........xxxx

~((((MrP))))~ love you for saying I get better with age LMFAO.... :) - and fanks for being the music historian :) and its TEDDY NOT TOMMY lol.....xxxxxxx

~((((Knickerless slapper ciara)))~ :) R Rated LMFAO........ oh well, I be what I fucking be LOL..... *wiping the visions of your Steve out me head* LOL.......xxxxxxx

~(((((((foolie)))))))))~ I actually felt more at home at one of my Sams Punk Gigs with all he punks there LOL.......xxxxxxx

~((((SideNote)))))~ well at Toms age Im sure he cant complain about photographs cos he needs all the exposure he can get LOL....... it was Teddy that had a gripe, the jumped up little tosspot :).....xxxxxx

~((((the woman))))~ laffing at you jumping on stage LOL..... well maybe Rufus will come here again next year.... but he does has a funny weird mouth though :).......xxxxxx

~(((((((((((Susan)))))))))))))~ I know just how hard you tried last September to get Teddy's Autograph.....and I love and fank you for that :)....... me matie was gonna go and knock on the tosspots stage door and DEMAND an autograph, but we was laffing to much to take action lol......

I would of put Teddys Autograph in me book next to Muhummid Ali's and George Formans from Rumble in the Jungle... now I wonder if they is worth anything lol......xxxxx

~(((((((((((Wendy))))))))))))~ god woman you be getting old, it was just last September :) not a few years back lol...... can we say Alzheimers? or can I even spell it :)...... hey, fanks, its ok, ya know me.... it'll sort one way or another.....love you XXXXXXX

~((((((catch))))))~ I reckon if we all went out it would be a right proper laff LMFAO........ and yep, he was a well rude whippersnapper LOL..... the funniest bit was, he was not 6 feet from us, sitting on a stool and singing away and scaring me matie out LMFAO..... and she picked up the poster she had nicked from the bar and while staring back at him, she ripped it up lmfao....... he did giggle in the middle of the song he was singing, and she mumbled..... can you see me laffing Teddy LMFAO...... such a funny night......xxxxxxxx

~(((((((((((cookieboy)))))))))~ well me hair was like some wild woman not that it is much different now lol....... mine is the more 'wash and run' sort of hair, cos I have exactly 5 minutes from when I crawl out of bed in the mornings to when me nippers arrive LOL.......

Checking me emails - NOPE nowt in either marmitetoasty one or me hotmail one?....... ok explain LOL........xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lynda said...

I hope you get to see Rufus next year. LOL. Sounds like Teddy prefers if you just snap away instead of asking him to smile.

jolie-jordan said...

funny...
I love Rufus W. I didn't know anyone else did too. (smile)
'd go with you.
How did the haircut turn out? So funny...kitchen shears...snip-snip-snip.

ya...it grows back.
xxxJolie

cookieboy said...

I sent you pics of ME mel...bet you deleted them! lol sent them to your marmitetoasty account on Jul 5 - just sent them again (13 Jul). Lemme know if you don't get them...wait a minute, lemme know if you DO get them...ah hell, lemme know either way...you'll get a good laff!

As always, luv ya cutie!

ciara said...

ok, i listened up to that bloody teddy thompson and OMGOODNESS...he's a bloody folk/country singer! lmao i was NOT impressed, but if he's what gets you hot and ur knickers all wet, then so be it lmfao

green libertarian said...

Loved this, and just had to say, I really like Rufus Wainright.