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5 days ago

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It's always been obvious to me why God made Man first...he had no one to advise him against it.
One of the Eternal Mysteries...why the youth of today still keep trying to float shopping trolleys on the canal..

Many thanks to all the people who came along to support us last week at gigs.
Wednesday evening we drove over in torrential rain to BARFORD VILLAGE HALL to entertain the Volunteers who man....and woman... the Barford Village Shop. There was probably about 80 in all and what a jolly bunch they were. They were there celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their shop. When their village shop closed the felt they had lost not only a shop but the hub of the community. It has gone from strength to strength and brought them all closer together as well as raiaing £108.5k over that time for Barford Community Charity. Thank you for a great night. We wish you every success and hope your adventure continues.

Friday back to a local gig at CHASETOWN FOOTBALL CLUB. This is about our 6th visit here and what a lovely crowd of people. They never fail to give us a great night. Thnks to John and his family, Mary and her friends, Duncan and the Hammerwich crowd. A pleasure to spend time with you all.

Last gig of the week and we are off again out STRATFORD way to WOOTTON WAWEN. This is again, a return gig. We have been here many times and especially nice to return now as it is run by our good friend, Tina who has transformed it. We always sit the with Weoley Castle crowd...Joan and Francois and family. Good to see June there and so many familiar faces. Thanks to all for another great night.

Thanks to all who made allowances for me struggling to stand up with my bad back Smiling through the pain for most of last week.
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2 weeks ago

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Anyone in the area fancy a night out a Chasetown Football Club on Friday night... 9th November.
DANDY will be performing there from about 8.00p.m. Bar but no food. Tickets....I think £5.00 or possibly £6.00. Lost my bit of paper. John Franklin is organising event and his Tel. No is 01543 683236 or 07846101720. Usually a lovely crowd of people here...nice and informal. He has about 8 or 9 tickets left. Give him a call if you are interested.
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3 weeks ago

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Apparently they have just developed a new Search Engine for Perverts...it's called "Go Ogle"!
Frenzied phone call..."I think my wife has just left me! She says I'm way too insecure! Oh! Hang on! She'd just gone in the back to make a cup of tea!"

Couple of gigs over the weekend. Must admit October has been a very busy month. My back is letting me know about all the standing.
Saturday we were over at HARTLEBURY PARISH ROOMS to entertain at a big Birthday party. We have been there many times over the years. Good to see David and so many of the villagers again who were there to help him celebrate. On the way back we called in at Sunday's venue to check on some details.
Sunday afternoon we were over at HOGARTH'S STONE MANOR, near Kidderminster. Birthday Party for a lovely lady named Christina. Good to see you all but glad to get back home and into me Jim Jams.
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3 weeks ago

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Apparently they have just developed a new Search Engine for Perverts...it's called "Go Ogle"!
Frenzied phone call..."I think my wife has just left me! She says I'm way too insecure! Oh! Hang on! She'd just gone in the back to make a cup of tea!"

Couple of gigs over the weekend. Must admit October has been a very busy month. My back is letting me know about all the standing.
Saturday we were over at HARTLEBURY PARISH ROOMS to entertain at a big Birthday party. We have been there many times over the years. Good to see David and so many of the villagers again who were there to help him celebrate. On the way back we called in at Sunday's venue to check on some details.
Sunday afternoon we were over at HOGARTH'S STONE MANOR, near Kidderminster. Birthday Party for a lovely lady named Christina. Good to see you all but glad to get back home and into me Jim Jams.
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3 weeks ago

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Watching the Historical Verson of Great British Bake Off last night. That King Alfred didn't do too well, did he?
Dyslexic Devil Worshippers have been over the Chase again sacrificing a Coat to Satin.

Just finished the "A Black Country Night Out "Theatre Tour for Brian Yeates Associates. Last night at the Core Theatre, Solihull.
Have been doing our own gigs along side the Theatre gigs but it will be good to concentrate on our own gigs again in some ways. It is a bit restricting when time is limited and we didn't really have time to do a song for a couple of the shows. Hard to give a fair picture of what we do on our own shows.
Great cast this year and we all got on really well. Audiences have seemed generally pleased with the show. Obviously we missed Ian Sludge Lees this year after his untimely death but all the acts, Wayne Beese, Joe James Thomas and Olly Spencer, who were new to the show fitted right in and did a great job.
Would like to take time to thank all of the Sound Techs. at all of the Theatres who, without exception have been great and all gone the extra mile.
It would be sad if the Black Country Show ended because it has been in existence for so many years. The cast is now a split between young and older artists to try to provide a real variety of comedy and music which will hopefully have a wider appeal.
Special thank you to all of our friends and the people who have come along and supported us and the show over the past few weeks. It has been much appreciated.
Very big thanks on our last night to wonderful friends from our days as Boggery Residents in Solihull , Ann and John. Also our friends, Carole and Mike who we worked for during 10 years of fundraising for Heartlands Hospital Ward 19. Kate and Ben who came to the Dressing Room bearing home made Brownies and Pasties. All of our friends from Sunday Night Live and special thanks to Stan Pauline and Paul Cornock who came along despite Stan having a dodgy time of late. You are a wonder, Stanley...and we all love you at the Legion. xxx
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4 weeks ago

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Just a quickie to say a big thank you to our friends over at Moseley Branch of the Royal Air Force Association. It was a pleasure and an honour to entertain you once again this afternoon and to be part of your big celebrations.
Lovely to see our friend, Beryl again. I talked with her at some length last time we were here. Allan left me to pack the gear away while he posed. Incredible lady. Now 87. She was a singer in her youth and sang with Paul Robeson, The Vienna Male Voice Choir and many more.Thanks to all.
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4 weeks ago

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Need to increase my water intake so I have added two ice cubes to my whisky.
In memory of our friend Ian Sludge Lees..One of his favourite jokes.
Why are married women heavier than single ones? Single women come home, see what's in the refrigerator and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the regfrigerator!
Two nights on the Black Country Night Out Tour this week. Wednesday we were down the road at the PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, Cannock. Big thank you to our wonderful Stage Manager Ian and to the Two Andys who did Sound and Lighting. Briliant team. So helpful. Not a big crowd, sadly. Ian Sludge Lees was the Cannock lad and I think they missed him. Gave us all a good night, though. Great to catch up with Peter Lee and Gail, and Jake and our old friend and financial advisor Amy.
Backstage...sex and drugs and rock and roll had been replaced by a YOYO competition. Keith Moon where are you when we need you?
Thursday night we were over at SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN HALL. Bad start as we set off at about 5.00p.m. and our road was blocked. Accident on A5 and they had all been diverted....down our road. Good to see some friends in the audience from Sticky Wicket, Pelsall and Mere Green. Thanks to all. Good work, Tyler and sound guy from Blackpool.
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1 month ago

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Harvey Weinstein has excused himself by saying he was just taking up the new incentive..."Combat Loneliness in the Workplace!"
Overheard in a Pub..."My life consists of avoiding people who have seen me naked and trying to find new people....to see me naked!"

Another busy week over at Chez Briscoe. The house looks as if we have been trashed. In...out...not much shaking it about...afraid it might drop off in our present state.
Four gigs...lots of power naps and snatched meals. Lots of things lost..misplaced...bra malfunctions....bad hair days...hi heels hurting calves of legs and causing cramp...rampant bingo wings ...and that's just Al's problems!
Thursday we went over mid afternoon to THE ROSES THEATRE, KIDDERMINSTER for the Black Country Tour. Full house and they were a fabulous audience.
Next afternoon we went to BRIDGNORTH THEATRE ON THE STEPS on the B.C Tour... avoiding the traffic jams we had encountered the day before in Codsall...found a new one instead. Miserable day weather wise. Grabbed a quick Costa with Olly Spencer before the Theatre opened for a soundcheck. Slippy, leaf laden steps down to the Theatre. Let Allan go first to break my fall. Great to see our mate Graham Leddington and to catch up with Joan Bodenham and the girls. Bit sad because our friend John Hendley was here with us last year. Thanks so much for our lovely pressies, Graham. (See Al's happy face photo)
..Again they were an amazing crowd. Thanks to all for coming.
Next night we are close to home...over at Brereton for our friends from the ASHTREE BOAT CLUB. These are a great crowd and we have known most of them for many years. Lovely to see Alan and Pat and Dave and Jess and so many more. Amazing spread of food.
Sunday afternoon and I have been sitting up most of the night with the neck problems and the Mother of all Headaches.. Feeling fragile and grumpy. Off to SOUTH STAFFS GOLFCLUB for Gordon and Margaret to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary. So many of our ROTARY, 41 CLUB friends were gathered there. They are like old personal friends we have done so many gigs for Rotary and Private Parties for them over the years. Great to catch up with Bob and Chris again. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.
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1 month ago

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I used to weigh myself and breathe in as I stood on the scales hoping I would weigh less. Female logic. Now I realise it is the only way I can see the scales!
I've discovered a new way of dealing with a persistent Jehovah's Witness. When he says "I'd lke to talk to you about Jesus".... I say..."Oh No! What's he done now!"

Very busy week beginning over at EDGMOND VILLAGE HALL on Tuesday night. Awful weather and a nightmare journey over through NEWPORT. Lot of traffic hold ups. One of us went to sleep. Luckily it was me! Thanks to the Edgmond W.I for making us so welcome and for the lovely letter...."What a super night due to your brilliant comedy. Everybody enjoyed the evening. I am not surprised you are so busy. You must have a lot of energy to keep working so hard." Good job she can't see me today. I'm like the Walking Dead!

Next stop was the ARTRIX THEATRE, BROMSGROVE with the BLACK COUNTRY THEATRE SHOW...."A Black Country Night Out". Set off at 4.30p.m. and finally arrived at 6.15p.m. The M42 was at a standstill and we had reached that... Me: "Can't we just turn off somewhere?" Al: "Yes...if you want to go to bloody London!" Lot's of harsh words plus I wanted to go to the toilet.
Great to meet up with my old school friend, Roger Pitt and his friend, Tom Delaney. Thanks to our mate, Bev Pegg for coming along. Sorry we didn't get to see you.Good to see the rest of the cast again and so far we all get along really well.

Friday night we were over at the CAROLIANS RUGBY CLUB, out near Kidderminster.for a Walking Group involved with "Walking for Health". What a fabulous crowd they were to work for.
Great to be sharing the night with someone we had met once....many, many years ago in Folk Clubs....Brian T. Williams...the One Man Band.
Selling him short really to call him that because he did some great songs,some jokes, bit of audience participation and then some stuff they could dance to. Lovely to work with. We had a smashing night getting to know him again.

Final gig of the week we were nice and local. Over at HINTS VILLAGE HALL. Haven't been there for a very long time. Great people. Really gave us a good time. Many thanks to friends Sue and Colin who turned up and our friends from Hammerwich, Whittington and Canwell. It was great to see you all.

Doing this we are lucky to meet so many different and mostly likeable people. Sometimes comments can bring you down and sometimes lift you. A lady came over at the end of one of the gigs and explained that it was the first night out since she had lost her husband. She hadn't wanted to come...hadn't expected to laugh..... but, against the odds, she had thoroughly enjoyed the night and was so pleased and so grateful.
No matter how corny it sounds..that is always so humbling and so uplifting.
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1 month ago

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Great night over at BROOME VILLAGE HALL a couple of weeeks ago. Forgot to do the write up so it is a bit late. Big thanks to all the lovely people who made us so welcome. ...

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