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Strawbs 'n' such[edit]

Hi Witchwooder, I see you recently made a mod to the Jade Warrior article. Glyn Havard is a relative of mine. Then you've made a million mods to Strawbs articles. I was just talking to those guys a couple of months ago. Dave Lambert was saying that US Customs was giving Chas Cronk a hard time about the extra strings he was carrying because they can be used to strangle somebody. (I think I'm remembering that story correctly.) Varlaam 23:05, 23 September 2007 (UTC) (in Toronto)

Hi Varlaam, yes I made lots of edits to correct the "Electric bass" links on various pages (like your relative, I'm a bass player too!). lol re strawbs story - the guys are very approachable aren't they? I spoke to Chas after an acoustic strawbs gig - a very nice and unassuming gent - not the type to go in for murder! Witchwooder 07:24, 24 September 2007 (UTC)


Hi. I was interested in this edit you made to the Strawbs article. In what way is "England England" superior to "England"? WP:FLAG is a well-developed essay which explains more about why such use of flags is unhelpful. --John 19:18, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. I would emphasise that WP:FLAG is not (yet) policy, but, while I like flags very much, I have found that their use in instances like this engenders nationalistic edit warring which far outweighs any small aesthetic contribution to articles. Best wishes, --John 19:34, 26 September 2007 (UTC)


Hello there

I see you are interested in the Life On Mars Television Series, as I am.

At the moment I have A Life On Mars Wikiproject currently up for approval by the Wikiproject Approval Council. As you are interested in Life On Mars I was wondering if you would be interested in adding your name and joining. If you are interested you can find it on Wikipedia: WikiProject Council/Proposals its right at the very bottom you cant miss it as its titled ‘Wikipedia: Wikiproject Life on Mars (Television Series)’. And after your name is added to Wikiproject propsals please add it to the main page Wikipedia:Wikiproject Life On Mars

If you are interested by all means feel free to join


Police,Mad,Jack —Preceding comment was added at 19:11, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Isle of Man railways[edit]

Hi, I saw your question in the archives of the UK Railways Wikiproject. There is currently a discussion about coverage on the talk page of that project. Mjroots (talk) 10:47, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

re IoM templates[edit]

No problem. Have you seen the Manx Northern Railway article? Mjroots (talk) 20:50, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Railway templates[edit]

Hi, I've seen your comments on the MNR article's talk page. Will address those there.

With reference to only using blue for metro or light railway systems, I was not aware that this was set in stone, and was being 'bold by using the different colours for different things. See the Réseau des Bains de Mer article for an extreme example. As long as a legend is included so that is is obvious what each colour represents there shouldn't be a problem. Michael. Mjroots (talk) 11:41, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Corris Station plan[edit]

Hi Witchwooder, yes the Corris Station plan was my own work created using Visio. I'm using OmniGraffle for my more recent maps, I've switched over to OmniGraffle. Best, Gwernol 10:58, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

can you please leave the middlewich cemetery Link[edit]

can you please leave the middlewich cemetery Link on as its part of the towns heritage check it out if you dont believe me with Johnathan Williams —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:28, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Well spotted![edit]

Thanx for deleting that The in Strawbs - can't think what possessed me! Regards, --Technopat (talk) 14:42, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Rock music WikiProject[edit]

I'd like to invite you to join the newly-formed Rock music WikiProject. There's alot of Rock-related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help us get this project off the ground and a few Rock music pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks! --Be Black Hole Sun (talk) 08:54, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

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Angband (band)[edit]

Hello sir, I created an article about Angband, but It was deleted. once the creator claimed they are the first metal band from Iran to sign a deal with a European records company but didnt have enough sources, I have many sources like: , , and their album has a good feedback, I created a page in my sandbox: User:Spada2/Sandbox would you please take a look at it and the question I have: can I create the page not mentioning the first band thing due to their positive feedbacks? Thanks in advance --Spada2 (talk) 06:42, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not sure that I'm really qualified to answer this question! My advice would be to be bold and publish your article - but first take a look at some articles about heavy metal bands to get some ideas about formatting and linking them. Also address the issues raised in the previous speedy deletion message. If you've not already done so, talk to a few more wikimusic contributors first as well. Best of luck! Witchwooder (talk) 07:18, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

West Cheshire Railway[edit]

Hello Witchwooder!

Thank you for your kind reply to the new article - sorry if I 'trespassed' onto your territory! I just happened to notice the gap in coverage of the lines in Cheshire! I also noticed the good article on the Winsford & Over line, which you initiated. I sometimes think it's possible to have a 'good un' on a smaller more maneagable subject, as one can cover the ground in more detail than for say the LNWR! Having said that, the CLC article needs a fair amount of attention. Will try as time permits.

Please don't hesitate to improve the WCR article in any way you see fit. Collaboration is always beneficial. In particular, I do not have the skills to prepare a line diagram, or to do anything other than provide 'straight narrative'.

I note your interest in the Corris Railway. Must confess to having driven past it en route to Machynlleth for a steam trip on the Cambrian Coast, but didnt stop as it was not an open day. Will try to fit in a proper visit next year.

Regards RuthAS

Oops - forgot the 'tildes'! RuthAS (talk) 10:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)


The 'W & O' article almost merits an upgrading from Start-Class. To justify this, could you add a few more 'in-text' references, giving specific page numbers from your Bibliography? If necessary, refer to the WCR piece for ideas. RuthAS (talk) 11:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

If you will add some more in-text references I will upgrade your W&O article from 'Start Class' RuthAS (talk) 22:40, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Middlewich railway station[edit]

Hi Witchwooder! I've only just seen your note re the "Beeching Axe". I've checked with a reliable reference source, and find that you're right - he was not appointed as BRB chairman until 1962. Will remember that - and delete reference from the article. Thanks for 'sorting me out' on that one! RuthAS (talk) 22:40, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome Ruth - Beeching is an overly maligned figure in my opinion - Marples was the real villain! Best Witchwooder (talk) 08:27, 14 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi Witchwooder, I have been puzzling over this problem recently, and this is my not particularly elegant solution for Landscape's album From the Tea-rooms of Mars .... Memphisto (talk) 19:05, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Memphisto! Best Witchwooder (talk) 08:39, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Regarding Hero and Heroine Album[edit]

sorry if i came a lil late, i just saw your comment in the template tracklist article, so i came here in case you might never get to see my comment.

Anyways, i just wanted to ask if it's 3 versions of the same song in one track , or just 3 different tracks with the the same name, only different version. if so, then you can easily place that in tracklist format.Bread Ninja (talk) 16:05, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi thanks for your posting. I was trying to accomodate sections within a song. Another example would be the song "Supper's Ready" on Genesis's Foxtrot album. That song has a number of sections within it. In that article a different approach has been used. In the Court of the Crimson King shows yet another method. My point was that the template doesn't offer a simple and consistent way of displaying this sort of info. Best Witchwooder (talk) 08:20, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

for foxtrot, i'm not so sure. put only the inforamtion that it's suppose to have, if there are other versions or included in other media, than it's nto necessary to add u nless it relates to that very article.

as for In the Court of the Crimson King, i see various names, look up which one did the lyrics, the music, and the writing in order to place them in such. there's also extra for sections that are usefulBread Ninja (talk) 19:23, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Sheila Chandra[edit]

Hi, I see you were a major contributor to Third Eye (album) and I was wondering if you would like to help me with Chandra, Steve Coe, Indipop Records, etc? I'm trying to update and complete the topic. - Stillwaterising (talk) 23:44, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I will help as much as I can but, apart from owning the CD's, I know very little! Best Witchwooder (talk) 09:04, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
That helps a lot actually because you should have access to the liner notes. I need an accounting of what role Smith and Coe play in Sheila Chandra's solo career. I've been informed that the Ganges Orchestra was formed in part because those two musicians were forbidden to play with Chandra because of contractual concerns with their former label Phonogram (aka Polygram/Mercury). - Stillwaterising (talk) 11:44, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm also working on User:Stillwaterising/Steve Coe and User:Stillwaterising/Ever So Lonely (song). - Stillwaterising (talk) 13:56, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Lay Down[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up after me! I do hope that what I have added is an improvement. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:18, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

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