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The Mighty Hannibal[edit]

I am struggling to make out right from wrong in the recent edits on this article. Is the IP editor confusing two different songs ("Hymn No. 5" and "Can't You See What You've Done, Done (Hymn No. 9)") by two different, albeit related by their own marriage, musicians ? Said Delia does not appear to have any notability otherwise. Or am I missing something ??

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:45, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Does this article clarify things at all? Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:51, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes perfectly - I thought I was right, but the more I tried to make out what was happening with the edits, the more I doubted myself. You can tell the era too from the record label - Right On Records ! Thanks for the quick reply.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:57, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Coding feedback[edit]

Hi, G. – In case it's important, re your post on my Talk page re my edit of WP's The Residents article:

I don't know whether there was any purpose behind adding stuff like this <div id="PHzVKEnhGX" class="donut-container" style="cursor: pointer; display: inline-block; display: -webkit-inline-box; width: 16px; height: 16px;"><div data-reactroot="" class="donut donut_gray"></div></div> - but it didn't seem to add anything, and in fact just duplicated some citations. You added a Facebook link, but that shouldn't be added in the middle of text (WP:EL). Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:25, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment, but I didn't add any of that; it's considerably beyond my skill level. – AndyFielding (talk) 01:43, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Whatever you may have intended to do, you certainly did make those additions, and I don't know why they were needed. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:15, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Tina Britt[edit]

Hello and Happy New Year After our success in updating Felice Taylor, I thought I would write to you to say that I have found an interview with Tina Britt by soul music writer David Cole from 2009 . it's in the magazine 'In The Basement' # 55.It's three A4 pages in length and has information in it that corrects some established facts such as her place of birth which she gives as Smyrna, Delaware. She subsequently moved to Florida and then Philadelphia. Her birth name is Marion (Tina was a pet name for her). I'm proposing to make some changes to the Wikipedia page but want to keep you informed as you are the originator of the original entry. Dorkinglad (talk) 14:34, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

That sounds good!.. I don't know whether you've noticed, but members of Felice Taylor's family have made a couple of changes to her page recently - quite minor, and generally confirming what we had deduced. Happy New Year to you too! Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:01, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

I like that about Wikipedia . It's organic and whilst open to to misuse it's very egalitarian. Some time soon I'll update the Tina Britt information. Her bith name is mentioned as Marion Brittingham. Are you able to confirm ? Tina wasa pet name and a corruption of 'Teeny'. I have a deal of her music and would recommend the CD reissue of 'Blue All The way' which has a stack of additional cuts including 'The Real Thing'. UK Stateside release 2006 Dorkinglad (talk) 15:08, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

I can't find any information on her in the 1940 census... but there are some comments here that suggest that she was alive in 2017 and that this is her granddaughter. Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:41, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Ghmyrtle, Sorry about my message on your page but I thought I had lost all the edits I started about two hours ago. I put the info box up first and was about to place my finished revisions on the site when I recieved notification I'd been blocked. Well done on finding an exact date of birth. 'In The Basement' was a splendid magazine that reached 75 issues. It was dedicated to interviewing long forgotten R&B / Soul artists. Tina Britt was one of them. Dorkinglad (talk) 15:52, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

We can work well together. There is a 45 by Britt on Lost-night from around 1970. I don't have it but it looks as if it maybe a reissue of the 'Real Thing'. I have a few things on Lost-Nite but not that 45. They are not all reissues though.Dorkinglad (talk) 16:19, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Do you think that a seperate entry for R&B singer Don Hollinger is justified? He's obscure, of course but actually released more records than Tina Britt. I have two articles form music magazines on him. Dorkinglad (talk) 16:19, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

I wouldn't say anything against starting an article on him - there's a decent source here - but I'm aware that some might take a different view! Ghmyrtle (talk) 17:54, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Tintern Abbey[edit]

Hi Ghmyrtle - and a happy New Year to you. I'm casting around for another possible FAC (no! - I'm not asking you to collaborate, I know your views) and thought Tintern Abbey might be interesting. It currently has a "Citations needed" tag dating from November 2015. I'm not quite sure why it arose - it appears to have been an OR concern regarding poetry/the picturesque and the abbey? Bottom line - do you have a concern about the current content? I'd very much value your opinion if you do. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 18:48, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Just a quick look, but it seems that several of the paragraphs on the development and history of the abbey, in the first part of the article, lack sufficient citations. I have a number of relevant books, and in principle would be happy to help out, but whether I'm able to give much time to it is another matter entirely, I'm afraid. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:54, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Absolutely understood. If you were able to list the sources you’ve got/think I should look at, that would be excellent. I’m not sure I’ve that much on Tintern, beyond the usual, and it would be extremely helpful for an idea of other sources to consider. It’s a site that has been much described, but an indication of any major sources would be a great help. KJP1 (talk) 21:52, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
p.s. Not listed until 2000! What on earth was that about? KJP1 (talk) 21:56, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
That is very odd, but must relate to some technicality about the listing procedure of which I'm not aware. The ruins came into state hands in 1901, and other sites seem to have been listed from around 1950 when the relevant legislation was implemented. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:27, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi - as discussed, have started a list of, mainly history/architecture, sources on the article's Talkpage. It would be a great help if you were to add any other sources which may be useful. The sources for the abbey in art/literature will be considerable and can come later. Looking through Worldcat/Google, there actually seems less than I would have expected in terms of recent scholarship on the buildings/history? Thanks and regards. KJP1 (talk) 07:47, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure that I have good sources other than the ones you have listed - and of course those that mention the Abbey in a wider context, such as those about the Wye Tour. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:54, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 January 2019[edit]

Charley Patton[edit]

I seem to recall that you were once looking to expand/enhance this venerable old bluesman's article. I noticed from the edit history that you effected a few edits almost two years ago, but I got the impression that you were hoping to do much more. Anyhow, I got three books as part of my Christmas box (from my dear beloved) which were; Deep Blues - Robert Palmer - ISBN 978-0-14-006223-6, Escaping the Delta : Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues - Elijah Wald - ISBN 0-06-052423-5 and The Devil's Music : A History of the Blues - 2nd Edition - Giles Oakley - ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5. I have only read the first of those, and I am getting towards the end of utilising its contents as a reference source for various blues articles. For example, I recently added bits and pieces to both Patton's and Bertha Lee Pate's articles.

Are you still interested in the general subject matter, or have you moved on ? What I have is nothing new, but if I can assist then you have a fair idea where I am. Which is more than I do. A belated Happy New Bollocks and all that,

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 23:50, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

It's not a question of me not being interested, it's more a question of whether I feel sufficiently motivated to take on a big piece of work. I'm not sure whether I ever will be. So, if you want to launch yourself at the article, I'd be more than happy for you to raid my sandbox and see if there's anything useful you can glean from it. I do have two of those books, but I think most of the sources I was trying to work from were online at the time - though they don't seem to be there now. In particular, David Evans' work seems to have disappeared. So.... I don't think I'll be working on that article any time soon. In a related vein, I did make a perfunctory start on an article on Mike Ledbetter - I'm sure you'd be good at expanding it (and formatting the refs!). Best wishes, Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:54, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
PS: Have you come across this useful list? Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:35, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I may have a go at Patton's article further in due course - although the potential online stuff disappearing will not help. I did a little on the David Evans and Mike Ledbetter pieces. I nicked most of the latter's from Monster Mike Welch's article. I reckoned as I penned most of that, it was not copyright ! However, the list you have unearthed may be extremely promising. I have had some useful inter-Wiki correspondence with the list's compiler, albeit not in recent times. To be honest, there is a draft article in my sand-wich which I must finish, and there are still more than a few potentials on my own 'Red or Blue' list to have a closer look at someday. Ahh... someday. No rest for the wicked - that's why you have your proverbial feet up, and why I am still running (usually on empty) !! Bestest,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:35, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Nashville paper[edit]

Hello Guy: we corresponded on edits to the Teenage Tragedy Song article a couple years ago and now I'm writing to you for some advice on how an article's subject, in this case a newspaper, can block malicious edits on Wikipedia. Maybe you can point me to some rules or guidelines and I'll pass it on.

Backstory: About a week ago I was reading about recent hirings/firings/layoffs at Gannett newspapers (my former employer); I went to the page for the --Tennesseean-- and then the alt-weekly --Nashville Scene--. At the latter I noticed these strange sentences I checked up on and found to be untrue. Recent "news" of violence and death targeting two of the editors, cut and pasted here verbatim:

Former Ediot Steven Cavendish was shot to death outside of his Nashville home on Jan.20th, 2019. He had apparently tried to blackmail the wrong people. ... Longtime staffer D. Patrick Rodgers — who previously served as music editor and managing editor — was named the Scene's editor in November 2017. Rodgers was shot in the face and leg on Jan.24th, 2019 at 2:20 am while leaving Duke's. He is in the ICU, details will follow.[16][17] (the footnotes/references in the latter are unrelated to the 'latest')

these were removed. (incl. latter part of the Rodgers passage) A few days later, on Feb. 1, I revisited to see if the perpetrator had struck again. He had, re the same two Scene editors: note this is what I read and removed some of the content from ... on Feb. 1! :

Former news editor Steve Cavendish, was shot in the face and leg over 21 times was found this morning, Feb.3rd 2019, in his driveway at 6:05am leaving for work, well his dead self came on as the Scene's editor in July 2016. SouthComm enacted editorial layoffs a year later, and Cavendish was among those cut. Longtime staffer D. Patrick Rodgers — who previously served as music editor and managing editor and was previously in a “blackface” scandal after dressing up as Ice-T for MLK day in 2006 — was named the Scene's editor in November 2017.

I then let the Scene staff know via their Facebook page, and Rodgers wrote to me to lay out some of the background: "Hey Dan, I'm the current editor-in-chief of the Nashville Scene. A couple of my colleagues and I have been targeted by a specific individual with these slanderous edits on our Wiki page for a year or two now. We're pretty confident we know precisely who the offender is — someone who was displeased with our coverage of his arrest a long time ago, and has since made multiple threats. We of course can't prove that these edits were him. Anyway, that said, every time it happens, I or someone else deletes the edits. I'm always hopeful it won't happen again, but it always does. Is there a way to lock the page, or make sure the edits don't go live with some form of authentication? These could prove to be damaging, and the violent edits alarm my co-workers (understandably). Thanks for any help/light you can shed."

I told him I'd check with a more experienced Wiki editor on possible courses of action. Any advice? hope you are well, keep up the good work. Dan Aloi Ithaca, NY USA Dano67 (talk) 19:28, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

The Nashville Scene article has now been protected ("locked" in effect) - not by me, I don't have that power! - so that unregistered editors can't edit it. Hopefully that will resolve the problem in the short term, and if it recurs we can think about other forms of action. I've added it to my watchlist, if that helps. Regards, Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:54, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Guy! Dano67 (talk) 22:38, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

MES[edit]

Sorry for being a pain the arse a year ago. I do realise I was being precious, to put it nicely. Ceoil (talk) 20:23, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Ha! Funnily enough I was just reading back through that talk page - I'd largely forgotten about it. No problem anyway. Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:26, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Great. While we may never agree on the true meaning of "To Nkroachment: Yarbles", I prefer being on good terms with the more productive Fall editors on wiki. Anyhow, would like to take the page towards GA, if you are interested in a collab. If I remember correctly, one of the points a year ago was that my POV was slipping through, agree with that now, and will comb through. Ceoil (talk) 20:37, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't "do" GA or FA - a complete waste of time, and a guaranteed recipe for pointless arguments, in my view - but I'll try not to do anything that stands in your way if you're that way inclined, and may chip in if I think I can help. ("The The..." etc.!) Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:43, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Cheers. I never sapid I I could spell .Ceoil (talk) 20:50, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
PS, I AM that way inclined, I find the review process really helpful, and is good to get others views and suggestions...find that post review any article is significantly better than when nomed. But thats just me, perhaps a bit slow. Ceoil (talk) 20:53, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Jim Dunlop[edit]

Just a heads up - as the bright young things seem to say. Dunlop is listed twice on the Deaths page under both 6 and 8 February ! - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks - someone else has noticed as well! My source said 8th, but clearly it was 6th. Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Charley Crockett[edit]

I do not normally take this long bringing a proposed new article to the mainframe. Almost a month, or so, in this case. Actually, the continuous references to country almost caused me to give up before I started (rather what I wish almost all C&W musicians would do). But, what an unusual tale his biography (so far) turned out to be. Anyhow, he's got in the Billboard Blues Albums Chart, so he's a bluesman, and that's alright by me.

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:11, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Indeed. I strongly suspect he was born in 1984, but I haven't found a smokin' gun yet, y'all. Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:06, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Howdy. Yeah, I was fixin' to put c. 1984 in the article, but couldn't really justify it. This adds further weight to that year. Keep your saddle oiled and your gun greased. Oh yeah, that about puts the rag on the bush.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 15:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Just found this as well. You could use Template:Age as of date - aged 34 at 14 Dec 2018. Ghmyrtle (talk) 16:07, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
And so it came to pass. Thanks, y'all, - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:33, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Try 24 March... Ghmyrtle (talk) 16:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC) ... and note this confirmation...
Mmmmm - are two social media references better than one ? The latter reckons he was born, no 'founded', in 1900 ! As they say in Texas, "Don't dig up more snakes than you can kill". Cheers,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 17:12, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't think that template thing works well. Best just to say 1984? Ghmyrtle (talk) 17:25, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Yup, I was moving that way myself. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 19:17, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Birkenhead[edit]

Thanks for mentioning me and inviting me to comment on the article. I tend to agree entirely with you, but I will try to make a comment after reading the discussion more carefully. My apologies for a late reply - I'm currently taken up with real life travel plans that will see me in China for three months starting I hope before the 29th March, and likely to begin in as soon as 10 days time if my visa comes through quickly enough. I can immediately say that my main point if likely to be that any personal "facts" are not really to be used, because we must rely on reliable sources, which, if they conflict, we must try to reconcile by judicious writing in the text. I suggest that changes to the boundaries of Birkenhead should be fully outlined in the appropriate places (like the history section). The guide to writing about settlements mentions administrative boundaries as well, and I think these need to play a major part in determining the scope of the article which should be broad enough to prevent unnecessary splitting into separate articles that would have enormous overlap. In fact, what I've just written may well form the basis of my comment in the discussion!  DDStretch  (talk) 21:03, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Mark Hollis (musician)[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 26 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Mark Hollis (musician), which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Black Kite (talk) 11:10, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
That's why you are such a legend, Guy. Only you can get a none-hit wonder on the front page ! Oh, and sleep well Mark; no disrespect intended. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:01, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
No hits? (a #1 in Switzerland, no less)... though that's not what made him so great. If you don't know his stuff you're missing out! Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:01, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Well you know, Derek, Wikipedia's what you make it. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:26, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 February 2019[edit]

A kitten of appreciation...[edit]

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I borrowed a very small amount of your user page source to start off my own, considering I had no idea what to do with it, merci!

TheBestEditorInEngland (talk) 02:26, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

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Anti-British sentiment[edit]

Hi Ghmyrtle,

Sorry to bother you, but I have reported to the admin team that this article is constantly being vandalised. Someone has been messing about with the polls results and completely changing it to the opposite of the 2014 citation reference. Especially the USA.

I already participated in the Talk section to express my frustration and that it keeps being reverted to the opposite. This is clearly violating against the guidelines, but it keeps being reversed, I assume by the same person.

I have also noticed the horrible language and insults in the Talk page. This is disgusting and I know that you dealt with it. But if people want to discuss a topic, they should do it sensibly and these contributors clearly have not.

Is it possible to remove some of the discussions as they are violating the rules by being aggressive and also to take editing into consideration?

Thanks

P.S I know I'm an anonymous user but I did have a user page, but unfortunately I have left it forgotten, but I may reactivate my account. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7F:C823:9E00:15B6:433A:C14F:2264 (talk) 20:59, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for drawing this to my attention. You are correct, and I'll keep an eye on the article. I wouldn't worry about the comments on the talk page - there are much worse comments elsewhere! Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:16, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7F:C823:9E00:390A:FEF1:83DB:96C4 (talk) 06:52, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi Ghmyrtle,

Unfortunately, the anonymous user is back again and this time, they have removed the 2014 reference with the 2017 reference, but this has shown no evidence or citation whatsoever of the UK's influence. The 2017 citation is other countries ranked in general. Ironically they left the original chart as the same but continues to violate Wikipedia by taking out the original source. I don't know who this person is but if they can be tracked down and blocked, it would be very much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7F:C823:9E00:D544:18C7:B990:16E2 (talk) 20:19, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

I've reverted them. The source they used seems to be a 2017 update of the 2014 survey - which would be fine to use, so long as it was used consistently across the whole range of countries. This should be discussed further on the article talk page rather than here, but thanks for alerting me. I'll also warn the user concerned. Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:40, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

The End Result[edit]

I went to a funeral yesterday. A dear 92 year old chap from my own village, who had a service in the local church. The music that played as he was carried out was this one. I caught the sentiment in the lyric, but could not shift another vision that played across my mind ! It's probably just me. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 21:24, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

The songwriter's article needs a bit of work... I know you love a bit of country... Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:35, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, thanks for that. Cor blimey... two reasons to feel frigging morose in as many days ! Talking of deaths, have you come across this site. I did today, by chance, in the midst of some browsing. Is it do you know, in effect a Wikipedia mirror or, despite all its latter-day semi-demise like the wonderfully dotty Dead Rock Stars Club, a potential source ? - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 23:50, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
I hadn't seen that site before - I suspect they get their basic info from our page, but it's worth keeping an eye on. The good thing about the DRSC guest book is that (unreliable) "hints" can be added by anyone registered without being vetted first. Not really good enough for here though, and I'd certainly ignore anything that ghmyrtle character puts up there. Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:06, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Having looked a few times at the site mentioned above, I am fairly sure they are using our Deaths page as their main driving source. On a completely separate issue, which I found out about only the other week, do you know that you can get a 'disambiguated link' to show up in orange, rather than the usual blue ? I have found this very handy so far, particularly when compiling articles, as it saves time checking out each wikilink for such things. I am probably telling grandma how to suck... but if not, and if you are interested, then I can tell you how to activate the facility. Me, a tech guru; now things are coming to a pretty pass !!
Cheers, - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:29, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Ghmyrtle,
  Thank you for your informative and polite response to my edit on the Nigger in the Woodpile page (how I despise even using that word for informational purposes).
   After receiving your comment, I did a little reading of some of your incredible writing and contributions to Wikipedia. Impressive doesn't begin to describe your hard work and knowledge–why, I think you're a veritable encyclopedia!
  Thank you again!
   Jillofnotrades (talk) 21:11, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019[edit]

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Mnpie1789[edit]

I have blocked this user for 24 hours as they have a clean block log so this a "first offence". I have a suspicion they'll resume the POV editing on Bobby Beausoleil when the block expires; however since blocks aren't punishment, we can't actually block until there's actual disruption that needs preventing. If things kick off again, ping me and I'll look into a longer block. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:32, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Wired UK article about Brexit Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello,

I'm a journalist for Wired UK magazine and I'm writing a piece about the Brexit Wikipedia page. I see that you've been a really active contributor to the entry and would love to talk to you about it. Are you up for being interviewed for the piece?

You can find my email on my Twitter page if so.

Thanks, Matt Mrey445 (talk) 15:56, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for contacting me, but I don't really think I can help. My only edits to the main Brexit page, so far as I can recall, have been to update points of detail, and revert obvious vandalism. I've had no real input to the overall content of that page, and very little input in any of the controversies on any of the Brexit-related pages (of which there are well over 100 - not just one!). Ghmyrtle (talk) 18:40, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ian Cognito[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 13 April 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ian Cognito, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Pawnkingthree (talk) 11:25, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

License tagging for File:June Nelson Tomato.jpg[edit]

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Done. Ghmyrtle (talk) 14:35, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Another one bites the dust ?[edit]

According to the still limping along Dead Rock Stars site, Paul Thornton, one-time member of The Godz, died recently. I can not seem to find anything on t'internet to confirm this, but you know how it is with these things (and no, I've never heard of them either). Any thoughts ? - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 21:31, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

"Few bands in the annals of rock & roll were stranger than the New York City-based Godz...the Godz coughed up some of the strangest, most dissonant, purposely incompetent rock noise ever produced... The Godz play as if they discovered their instruments ten minutes before the tape started rolling. The singing is intentionally off-key, almost parodic, and the songs...well, they sound more like improvised snippets than actual compositions." Sounds like my sort of stuff! I'll keep a look out for better sources than this. Here's some more. Bet you wish you hadn't started this... ??! Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:51, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Sounds more like a reasonable description of my own "recording session" at Fairview Studios, circa 1977 !! Hee-hee. I reckon you will unearth something more 'reliable' re Mr. Thornton in due course. Regards as ever,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:12, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Eddie Tigner - one where I only 'penned' the article on 7 March and he dies on 18 April (see 'Deaths' page). Mind you, he was 92, bless him. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 15:44, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Notice of edit warring noticeboard discussion about Bobby Beausoleil page[edit]

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You shouldn't laugh, but...[edit]

This edit made me fall off my bar stool ! - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:36, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

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Done. Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Tina Robin - What's your source...?[edit]

From the beginning in June 2014, you had noted in the article that she won a contest on either Hold That Note or Name That Tune, and noted that "sources differ". So which Sources are those? All of the References listed show Hold That Note as the source. Where was the Name That Tune source taken from...? All of the sources that I have encountered about her background, mainly articles from that period, show Hold That Note as the only game show name where she'd won the $30,000.00. Again, where does Name That Tune get into her background...?

FredClem (talk) 10:56, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

FredClem - The simple but unsatisfactory answer is that I'm afraid I don't know - I no longer have access to one or two of the sources I used for that article, and I don't have a record of any earlier (pre-publication) drafts that might help. So, if you know better, and the sources you have state Hold That Note, I'd be happy if you changed the article accordingly. Sorry I can't help more, but at least I hope you're fairly impressed that I could reply to a somewhat obscure question within 15 minutes! Ghmyrtle (talk) 11:10, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 April 2019[edit]

The Signpost: 31 May 2019[edit]

Glastonbury 2019 photos and notability[edit]

Guy, with your music expertise can I ask for a little help? In preparation for Glastonbury Festival next week a small project has been set up to try to get pictures for acts appearing who don't have photos (or pics are poor/out of date). A list has been started at Wikipedia:Glastonbury 2019. Are there acts on the line up which need pics but aren't included on the list? In addition there has been some discussion about which acts, who do not have articles, would be considered notable enough (in wp terms) to justify one and should be included on the list as red links. If you had any pointers or could contribute to the list that would be great.— Rod talk 19:36, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Rod. Thanks for asking, but I can't really help. Firstly, any music acts after about, say, 1980 (almost 40 years ago!) are outside my area of expertise (or, generally, interest); and secondly I'm not spending much time on here anyway at the moment. As the nights continue to draw in, I'm sure I'll be back... but not for a while. Regards, Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:45, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough - although some of the acts were around in the 1980s (when I first went to the festival).— Rod talk 19:49, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
I've never been there. If there are any 80s (or earlier) acts without decent articles, I might start taking an interest! Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:53, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Would you count any of: Sheryl Crow, Hawkwind, Billy Bragg, Nick Lowe. John Illsley, Rickie Lee Jones, Steeleye Span, The Blue Aeroplanes etc as being of the right era?— Rod talk 20:01, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

The June 2019 Signpost is out![edit]