Posted by: nickwardscenarios | July 23, 2013

what kind of world will Georgie see?

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Congratulations to kate and wills – wonderful news

It’s a happy, happy, day for Kate

It’s a happy, happy, day for Wills

Happy happy day for Wills and Kate

Our future king was only one week late

What kind of world will Georgie  see?

What kind of ruler will he be?

Will it be a world of war and blight?

Or is the universal peace dream worth the fight?

(‘Georgie’ added 25/7/13, the day after the announcement of His Royal Highness Prince George The Duke of Cambridge’s second and third names: Alexander Louis)

First performed by Banjo Nick on

Cambridge 105 – Community Radio in Your City Paul Christoforou keeps you
company on Tuesday afternoons with a mix of music, chat and local features.

cambridge105.fm/shows/paul-christoforou/ Cached

added it to this song which I’ve been carrying around for a year or so

It’s a happy happy day for you

It’s a happy happy day for me

Happy happy day for you and me

The love we thought was gone has set us free

Meet me in your love-swept dream

You’ll find me by our old love stream

The waters there are fast and clear

Tumbling down the valley old fear

Happy happy day for you

Happy happy day for me

Happy happy day for you and I

The love we thought was shot has set us free

Meet me in your love-swept dream

I’ll meet you by our old love stream

The waters there are fast and clear

Tumbling down the mountain of old fear

added 24th July 2013

royal baby day 1

Also banjo-picked ‘Jolene’ to country-voiced Jenny (brilliant local singer-songwriter, still only 20,) busking the summer before completing her degree at Manchester University. Evening finally came to terms with the Gibson, marked out the changes afresh with Les, and we rehearsed til it was tight and various. Banjo/fiddle converstions with Les the bridge to Dierdre’s compelling voice. Red Velvet were born last night – it’s going to be great!

royal baby 3

Added a couple of verses to ‘Sing your Song’

You can’t build a dam on the Fitzroy (x2)

River gotta flow

barramundi gotta grow

You can’t build a dam on the Fitzroy

You can’t build an airport on the estuary (x2)

Boris gets a little fame for giving his name

to something that’s never gonna happen

variation

Boris stains his name in the hall of shame for something that’s never gonna happen

royal baby 2

Sent: Monday, 22 July 2013, 15:55
Subject: Harry says there is a ‘front’ to which he wants to return

ill-advised for a Prince of the Realm to be speaking this way at a time of retreat from a pointless and devastating war, Charles
—– Forwarded Message —–

Sent: Monday, 22 July 2013, 15:51
Subject: Re: Laura’s Recent Talk at the Hay Festival
prove it

From: Jeff
Sent: Monday, 22 July 2013, 9:24
Subject: RE: Laura’s Recent Talk at the Hay Festival

A.1 No.
 
A.2. Yes.
 
Jeff
 
From: Nick Ward
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:42 AM
To: Jeff
Subject: Re: Laura’s Recent Talk at the Hay Festival
do thoughts move faster than the speed of light?
 
does dark flow move faster than the speed of thought?
 


Sent: Saturday, 20 July 2013, 17:58
Subject: Laura’s Recent Talk at the Hay Festival
 
Dear Gila, Phil and Nick,
 
I am attaching the video link for Laura’s recent talk at Hay-on-Wye.
 
Let me know what you think!
 
 
Jeff

Sent: Monday, 22 July 2013, 10:46
Subject: Scott Mcnealy (1999): Privacy is dead, get used to it

Julian, does Teresa May see any contradiction in her defence of Murdoch’s recorded views of the police investigation into the evil practice of phone hacking given her conscience-starved endorsment of the snoopers’ charter?
You were too kind to her. Does she frighten you?
I give limited support for Cameron’s search term hard-core pornography campaign. Trouble is words are words and Cameron does not begin to understand the dangers of censorship. This should not be his campaign, Caroline.
Israel needs to release all political prisoners and get behind 67 cease-fire line without further ado.
Anyone see the Partition of India doco on BBC 4 the other night – the most deadly example of British divide and rule?
Is Lynton Crosby still in post, Ed – shame on you for your dithering. The Murdoch fed Thatcher-Blair rump of pure greed and selfishness without which a general Election cannot be won responds well to the murder of homeless people, the persecution of gypsys, death penalty, etc etc – give it a go, Vince.
penaltimately: The Prince of Wales has every right to speak about alternative medicine – he is an expert with expert advice – but not via secret meetings. The real scandal is prescription drugs. I advocate art therapatutic methods as longer-standing ‘greenwise’ advocates know.
note form today as I am suddenly aware that the Cambridge Folk Festival is 2 days away and I am performing.
From Caroline Lucas today on fracking (we are not America!):
Energy and Climate Change
 
A day before the Government announced its plans to give the fracking industry enormous tax breaks, I led a parliamentary debate about the deeply damaging and unnecessary extraction of shale gas. Tax breaks for fracking  amount to an additional fossil fuel subsidy, that the UK along with other G20 nations pledged to phase out 3 years ago. I criticised the Government for pressing ahead with a technology that is inconsistent with our commitments to reduce climate change emissions. I also questioned why the Department for Communities and Local Government had delayed the publication of new planning guidance – presumably so they can be quietly slipped out over the summer break. The Government has made clear that it wants developers to be able to cast aside community concerns, so the guidelines will not be subject to consultation despite fracking being massively controversial. I called on the Minister to ensure any new planning rules are strong on tackling climate change, and to follow the precautionary principle when it comes to issues such as potential groundwater contamination.
—– Forwarded Message —–

Sent: Sunday, 21 July 2013, 14:23
Subject: Fw: re
I have copied this to some potential backers – maybe raise some money. Hope that’s ok… keep up the great work, Del – and don’t forget we played well together that time at the Gold.
I can still imagine you doing a bit of acting yourself one day. Takes time that’s all.
—– Forwarded Message —–

Sent: Friday, 19 July 2013, 14:58
Subject: Fw: re
you know Dylan used to watch the New Lost City Ramblers (Tom’s Greenwich Village Band) – and he describes them as a bunch of mystics – he stll has the 1929 Martin he used to busk with all those years ago… no one alive has better stories about that whole American explosion of culture that is still resonating… train that camera of Tom and get every story and song you can – I’ll help you if you like – he is pure treasure – I sometimes sing ‘Roll on, Roll on’ – one of his signature tunes
he probably won’t remember me but send regards from Banjo Nick – I’d love to write/direct a play with him – has he ever done any theatre?
—– Forwarded Message —–

Sent: Thursday, 18 July 2013, 16:30
Subject: Re: re
I love Tom Paley – he’s such a great hero – met him briefly when he played Cambridge – how wonderful to be spending time with someone who played with Guthrie and knew Ledbelly — fantastic, Del. Mate of mine Robin Gillen sometimes plays with him too,I’m in a rush right now but I’m delighted to hear this news.x
note (6 Aug 2013)
Tom was not busking in Greenwich Village he was just playing when Dave Von Ronk thought he heard two guitars and was inspired to practice , he told me at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
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