SMART coffee meet 27 – Friday 15th April 2016

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Mick O’Dowd… Where are you John Wilde? I’ve run out of sherbert lemons!

John Wilde… I am in Seattle.

Geoff Peckham… The Factrio boys are pleased they have the new CD. They can now listen to it and remember how all the songs went in time for Andy’s return in two weeks. And so can you! It’s available from Saturday. (Although there may be some copies to purchase at the Friday SMART meeting.)

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Darren Paul Johnson… Just moved to Hastings but this sounds just my sort of thing so hope to come along.

Alan Esdaile… You are most welcome to join us Darren.

Darren Paul Johnson… Thanks – I write a music blog here which covers a lot of classic 60s/.70s rock https://darrensmusicblog.com

Sarah Harvey… I will have some tickets with me at the SMART meeting on Friday for The Factory Hastings Rock gig on 29th April 2016 The Marina Fountain….. be prepared for me to nag you to buy some. I can be a right nag-bag.

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Another wonderful afternoon and among the newbies this time were John Kingdon, Pete Horton, Ian Williams, Paul Dove, Jeanette Jones, Martin Stoggell & Judy Sillem. John Kingdon was kind enough to bring  along some reel to reel tapes to pass on to  Andy Clarke for his recent appeal. He also had with him a very impressive Bruce Springsteen box set and a Beatles cd set in a radio presentation box. Eric Cawthraw brought along an early Blue Oyster Cult tour programme with Japan in support. Colin Bell has found autographs of The Move and others. Paul Dove had with him some very early posters of Muller, Candy Stripe & Judas.  More great photos from Peter Millington including Henry Harvey, The Talismen and The Scratchers. Leaflets for The Beatles Day in April were handed out and chat was about Freeway, The Humperdinks,  Factory reunion, Highway, Deep Purple, Hastings Town mag, Caves gigs, Vox amps ,the Hastings wah wah pedal, The Likes Of Us, King Rod, Hastings Folk Fest & Gordon Ryder . Andre Martin mentioned the forthcoming weekend of Music Talks at The Hub 28th & 29th March including Archie Lauchlan’s preview of his soon to be released documentary on bands on the pier, the launch of a new book on Jimi Hendrix and back by popular demand Andre’s The Happy Ballroom Talk. More details will be posted here shortly.  Also look out for some more Beez Neez postings from Mick O’Dowd. This is just a small part of what I can remember, anyone else want to post what they were chatting about then feel free to do so.

Sarah Harvey… SMART Meeting March 6th, 2015. Another beautiful afternoon with such lovely people. Priceless!

Jeanette Jones… Thanks for a warm welcome Ez:) It was really great to be there & see faces from over 44 years ago. Colin I’d like to say you haven’t changed at all, but of course we all have. It was really nice to see you, you sounded the same & the connection was still there, stay well:)

Mick O’Dowd… Top marks again Alan. Nice to see more newbies coming along. Some interesting new faces. To all those newbies in waiting Get on Up & Get on Down to the next one you won’t be disappointed.

Peter Gladwish… Just imagine…….. If all these great musicians turned up with their equipment, just imagine what the band would sound like!!!

Andre Martin… Ha Ha – I would say a tad bloody loud !!

Mick O’Dowd… Think you might be wanting that bigger venue if this happens Alan!

Lucy Pappas… I’ll get there one day xx

Colin Bell… Hi Jeanette, it was lovely to see you after all this time, yes connection still there and thank you for your kind reminiscences of my late mum. Do email about the health product we discussed! Take care x

Andy Qunta… Sounds like a great time!

Paul Dove… Thanks Alan great meeting fri mate glad i finally made it. Thanks for the link to Mullers single on youtube, Had a great chat with my old mate ( not in years in time) Jon Maccallion lead singer with Muller back in 1969, will def be their at the next one,, , Dovey