Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

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1900sr
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Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by 1900sr » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Have you been written to by the two retired gentlemen of Bournemouth http://www.wilfturnbull.co.uk/ at all? Billy Bragg got a letter and wrote a great reply, and I'd love to see what you could come up with.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by frank » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:16 pm

Uh nope that's new to me..
Shows? All of em.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by 1900sr » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:23 pm

Ah, if they did write would you be up for it do you think? They are currently looking for suggestions of people to try.

edit - just realised I've put you on the spot there. I realise not everyone will like the idea of having the mickey taken out of their lyrics,and apparently Sparks fans didn't take kindly to the letter that's on the website.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by frank » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:17 pm

Fine with me.
Shows? All of em.

"He's like an Uncle, I like him but I don't want to listen to him all day."

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by 1900sr » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:26 pm

That's great, thanks. I'll let Derek know.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by Watergirl » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:00 pm

Interesting.
I pride myself on near-native speaker status, but I have to get the dictionary out for these guys' writings.
A Sparks fans revolt - that's a new concept.
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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by 1900sr » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:14 pm

They can be a bit verbose, and it maybe sometimes goes a little over the heads of some of the people they write to. I love the Billy Bragg letter and reply, and the reply from Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy was just brilliant. I do think the site is a great way to spend a few hours when you should be doing something more important though, like cutting the hedge.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by darlenet. » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:50 am

I am absolutely not trying to criticize anything here, but when I read this, I thought it was an insane hoax, or a couple of retired guys with time on their hands. I mean, who writes like this, and who reads it? Then I researched it, and, yup, it's a thing. I have heard and read many things in my life, but this, hmmm. Very unique. But I found the best conclusion to this thing ever, on Mr. Philpott's Facebook page.

"Frank Turner, thanks to my friend (name removed by me) agreed to a letter last night. We we had a lovely chat today. Basically I studied his lyrics today and thought they were wonderful and found nothing untoward at all, hence declined to enter into a correspondence...They are flawless Sir. I will not write just because I can. I hope you understand."

This is the greatest thing I've seen in a while.
shows? 90 so far...

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by 1900sr » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:54 pm

Well, after some time it appears that Mr Philpott did find something to write to Frank about.

http://www.wilfturnbull.co.uk/DearFrank ... heRoad.htm

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by Sivvy » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:00 am

I love this website. My previous favourite response was Julianne Regan asserting that introducing a character called Dave into "Martha's Harbour" just might have confused the listener. But I think this one tops it.

Advantage Turner indeed. Brilliant.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by marowak » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:11 am

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The potential saboteur would thus find him or herself not only failing to take my actual bag of tour clothes, but also in posession of my dirty underwear.
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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by blastman » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:19 pm

That cracked me up, thanks!

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by sarahg » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:39 am

Sitting alone in my fluffy kitten laughing like a maniac. Wonderful letter from Derek, tremendous retort from ft. Bravo.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by Blonde » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:37 pm

I don't think kittens are for sitting in, no matter how fluffy they are.

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Re: Wilf Turnbull & Derek Philpott

Post by sarahg » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:58 pm

Blonde wrote:I don't think kittens are for sitting in, no matter how fluffy they are.
Arghhh! Please don't alert the RSPCA! It's the spam thingy on this forum isn't it?
Also, I am now haunted by the thought that the mound at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony was littered with hidden scotch eggs.

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