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sponge monkey



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:14 pm    Post subject: TDC collectors Reply with quote

I was wondering how many people out there are still avid TDC collectors - promos, back catalogue, other bits of stuff etc.

If you are, post your five favourite bits here (pix as well, if you've got them).

I only ever stuck to CDs and records so mine's a bit boring and anal:

1. 'Fanfare' test pressing;
2. 'Timewatch' test pressing;
3. 'ASH' signed book;
4. 'Indulgence 2' mis-pressing;
5. 'Response' CD.
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Alfie Casanova



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugger me, that's some rare crap you've got there.. All I have that's slightly unusual is the remixes of "Marvellous Party" and the 7" of "Alfie"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't have much super old rare stuff. but i do have two liberation postycard things, one signed by neil, and i like the fin bookmark and watch and everybody knows mug. signed ash book too, and i'll say my neil story.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm I don't have anything really rare. The things I'm most proud of are:

1. Fin de Siecle promo with the La Dolce Vita samples.
2. Fanfare - just a standard US copy, but at least it's not a bootleg Smile
3. This poster
4. The 4-track Setanta publishers promo CD.
5. The Compagnon de Promenade French CD.

Oh yeah, can I have another?
6. Europop CD single.
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Benny J



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airboy, don't you and Em have Compagnon de Promenade between you?

My faves at the moment:
1. Signed postcard sent from New York from Neil (it has a yellow taxi on it and is lovingly signed "From Neil (chap from Divine Comedy)")
2. Signed Come Home Billy Bird promo
3. Signed copy of Regen from Neil just after the band break up explaining that it'd be unfair to ask the others to sign it
4. A Promenade Companion
5. Indulgence no1

I also really like my Fanfare vinyl, the Regen promo with the acetates in, my Fin sticker, my poster that has the same picture as on the front of Compagnon de Promenade, the Fin promo pressing, the Punishing Kiss promo (it's so unbelieveably gay) and, best of all, the framed thingy I made: a metre (ish) long frame split into five photo-sized portions, each one with a promo postcard from the five Setanta albums (Lib to Fin). It looks great. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, but emma has the possession of the cd so don't really classify it as mine Very Happy it's still not been opened since we got it though, seems nice all wrapped up. i also found that acetatey regeneration you speak of, was in a second hand shop for a few pounds so i had to get it, but ma's got possession of it grrr

oooh and i've also got another signed postcard (asaal one) that claire kindly sent to me ages ago saying 'to paul, your the greatest, love neil', that were my first signed thing from him, so that was cool.
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www.tom



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airboy paul wrote:
'to paul, your the greatest, love neil',


I hope he didn't write that!
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Katja



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose my most treasured things are Neil's signed PJ's (with signed photo of him wearing them) and the signed ASH book.. and both the Indulgences and Europop EP and Promenade companion..

I'm not too anal about collecting old stuff, but I NEED to have originals of all their songs including the old stuff and one-off stuff like "life's what you make it" on the volume whatever CD and their Smith's cover on that album.. and their s**t stuff (like Elvis Da Costa and Robbie Williams and Tom Jones). I used to keep all mag cuttings, TV/radio recordings and stuff when I was younger - not bothered now. Hormones under control. (Well they were under control, but I've been experiencing a kind of relapse since the Sheffield gig... Probably just cos I haven't seen my boyfriend for a while..)

Sponge - what's the Response CD? Rings a bell..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Response CD- a promo disc sent out to radio stations during the Regen promo campaign featuring an interview with Neil and ... Pinky (I think) with the interviewer's voice edited out, so that a radio presenter can pretend to interview the band.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind that myself. It would be cool to conduct my own interview with NH and then record the results.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, ta. It didn't ring a bell at all then, I've never heard of that! It's funny -
I hear my shelves groaning under the weight of all my DC stuff and I think about all the money I've spent.. but there are still things I haven't got!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got that yellowy/brown t-shirt with 'I suspect your father has been reading dante' which I'm considering putting on e-bay. I've never worn it as it's a horrible colour. *

I've also got that Daddys' Car flexi disc plus other stuff mentioned above !

* Should probably say here that it was a freebie when I joined the fan club back in 95' I don't usually buy t-shirts I don't like the colour off !!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.tom wrote:
airboy paul wrote:
'to paul, your the greatest, love neil',


I hope he didn't write that!
Very Happy he did! punctuation/spelling error too!

and i've got that dante tshirt also (from fan club), i like it and wear it a fair bit. lasted much better than certain tshirts with giant faces on Very Happy and also that little angel navy tshirt one too, another fan club freebee i think, that's a cool tshirt i also wear a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only wear that yellow/brown one in the gym!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gym got my Frog Princess one yesterday !!! I lost alot of weight after about 2000 and so they are all Large size and make me look quite ill.

I've a very worn out Casanova t-shirt and National Express too !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

still a few bits ime after but i have to set myself sensible limits (and sending me pms and trying to make me feel guilty isnt gonna stop me bidding on something on ebay if its within my limit!!!!!)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luvly horse wrote:
(and sending me pms and trying to make me feel guilty isnt gonna stop me bidding on something on ebay if its within my limit!!!!!)


Who, me? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have more or less everyhing from the Setanta area... Rarities include:
- promo cd for 'Comme Beaucoup de Messieurs' which is a different mix
- a small cafe towel Neil used in 1997 to wipe off his neck and Ivors forehead
- interview cd with Neil and Joby on the Ute Lemper cd
- promenade 2CD
- original fanfare cd

Nowadays I only buy the regular stuffs and don't bother too much anymore about having all the different versions of the singles.

BTW If anyone's interested: last Saturday I saw Music and Video Exchange in Notting Hill Gate (upstairs, 7" Indie section, A-D) have an excellent copy of the Lucy single for UKP 10. It includes the postcard.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sponge monkey wrote:
luvly horse wrote:
(and sending me pms and trying to make me feel guilty isnt gonna stop me bidding on something on ebay if its within my limit!!!!!)


Who, me? Confused


hell NO - youve been nowt but helpful mate Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luvly horse wrote:
sponge monkey wrote:
luvly horse wrote:
(and sending me pms and trying to make me feel guilty isnt gonna stop me bidding on something on ebay if its within my limit!!!!!)


Who, me? Confused


hell NO - youve been nowt but helpful mate Wink


Ummmm... sometimes you have to be a little underhanded. I won by the way. "Maybe next time luvly....."
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born Yesterday wrote:

BTW If anyone's interested: last Saturday I saw Music and Video Exchange in Notting Hill Gate (upstairs, 7" Indie section, A-D) have an excellent copy of the Lucy single for UKP 10. It includes the postcard.


Bloody am, but no hope of getting there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sixofone wrote:

Ummmm... sometimes you have to be a little underhanded. I won by the way. "Maybe next time luvly....."


not the way i work ime afraid - if people are bidding thats fair enough - just get on with it

given up on plenty in the past coz ive recognised names of other bidders but this time had to stick strictly to my maximum bid coz of all gigs ime goin to - just as well i was away or idve been tempted! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benny J wrote:
My faves at the moment:
1. Signed postcard sent from New York from Neil (it has a yellow taxi on it and is lovingly signed "From Neil (chap from Divine Comedy)")
2. Signed Come Home Billy Bird promo
3. Signed copy of Regen from Neil just after the band break up explaining that it'd be unfair to ask the others to sign it
4. A Promenade Companion
5. Indulgence no1

I also really like my Fanfare vinyl, the Regen promo with the acetates in, my Fin sticker, my poster that has the same picture as on the front of Compagnon de Promenade, the Fin promo pressing, the Punishing Kiss promo (it's so unbelieveably gay) and, best of all, the framed thingy I made: a metre (ish) long frame split into five photo-sized portions, each one with a promo postcard from the five Setanta albums (Lib to Fin). It looks great.


Hey, where's your Claire Burbridge sculpture in that list? Smile Little Regen running man...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born Yesterday wrote:
a small cafe towel Neil used in 1997 to wipe off his neck and Ivors forehead


I hope you didn't wash it, that way you can go to your nearest lab, isolate the Neily cells and DNA and make yourself a clone of Mister Hannon and then you can have him performing in your very own living room/bedroom/wherever..

And who here wouldn't want Neil in their bedroom any time they want?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born Yesterday wrote:

- a small cafe towel Neil used in 1997 to wipe off his neck and Ivors forehead


Surely this is the second part of a sentence from the 'Untrue Rumours' thread... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alfie Casanova wrote:
I hope you didn't wash it, that way you can go to your nearest lab, isolate the Neily cells and DNA and make yourself a clone of Mister Hannon and then you can have him performing in your very own living room/bedroom/wherever..

I tried, but the DNA of Hannon and Talbot got a bit mixed up. The result was a dark haired singer/songwriter with sunglasses and a strong Irish accent. He's not so successful yet but I'd say most women would find him VERY attractive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born Yesterday wrote:
Alfie Casanova wrote:
I hope you didn't wash it, that way you can go to your nearest lab, isolate the Neily cells and DNA and make yourself a clone of Mister Hannon and then you can have him performing in your very own living room/bedroom/wherever..

I tried, but the DNA of Hannon and Talbot got a bit mixed up. The result was a dark haired singer/songwriter with sunglasses and a strong Irish accent. He's not so successful yet but I'd say most women would find him VERY attractive.


Coo! You could sell him on EBay..

Incidently, I was playing Trivial Pursuit t'other day, like you do.. Did anyone else know Elvis Costello wrote that R White's Lem-hon-a-hade Drink advert's jingle? You know, the one from the 70s where Austin Powers' brother goes downstairs for a midnight slurp..

Gosh.. that sounded rude!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alfie Casanova wrote:
Did anyone else know Elvis Costello wrote that R White's Lem-hon-a-hade Drink advert's jingle? You know, the one from the 70s where Austin Powers' brother goes downstairs for a midnight slurp..

Gosh.. that sounded rude!


Hehehe - I think the connection was that his dad sang the 'Secret Lemonade Drinker' song, while EC apparently did some of the backing vocals. Not sure he wrote it, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he was also in one of the adverts in his dad's backing band
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