A Yawn in Your E-Mail - September 2001
Excuses as normal, new job, Carol's studies, not enough hours in the day, that kind of thing. But sod
it, we've just been away for three weeks so there, and that's why we've not updated the Yawn – because we were doing nothing. OK? Nothing!
So what about Platform End (the paper version?) Well it's still our hope to do one before the year is out, much as before but perhaps a bit fatter to make up for the lack of PE's. In 2002 we hope to get a
couple out if possible. So many people seem to want it to keep going despite the much improved web site, that I suppose we will
have to get a digit out. I've got something Mick wrote (with some still missing Mick!), the long awaited end to Barry's Winton's wonderful history
(although it won't be the end I'm sure) and I had a long chat with John Lingwood earlier in the year who is part of Company of Snakes and The
Moody Marsden Band nowadays. John hasn't changed a bit from Budapest days and has loads of fond memories of his time with MMEB. Most of
the chat will appear in the PE and maybe the forthcoming BOXSET. I wish I could tell you more about the 'Box', but I can't. It is hoped to get the set
out this year (please note hoped). The intention is that it will contain a mixture of well known and not so well known archive material, including if
possible some rare material long since thought to be lost forever. I also hope to bring the story pretty well up to date. Timescales are not yet certain
and changes are still ongoing. From experience I know how long these things can take.
A good example of this landed on my doormat the other day in the form of The Best Of Volume 2. It is so long since I compiled this selection and
wrote the notes; it almost felt like someone else had done it. I think the booklet looks nicer than Volume 1 (I had nothing to do with the design on
either) and I must admit listening to it after it was compiled in quite a detached way. I was pleased with the result. A nice one for the collection with
the much requested 'I Who Have Nothing' at last as well as such other rare gems as the 7" 'Statistics'. This is the first compilation of MMEB to come
almost up to date and features Noel McCalla as well as all the retrospective line-ups.
The Band continues to tour but I have not been able to get out on the road with them YET! I have not given up hope and will report back if I do make
it. However judging from a phone call the other day when I'm not doping my proper job, I'll be nailed to a table until the Boxset is finished! Now that's not fair is it?
All the best folks.
Andy & Carol
- An article from Rolling Stone 1977
- An article ib Chapter III (thanks to Steve & Debbie Roots)
- More great pictures from Uschi Schmitelle from various gigs during 2000 & 2001.
- An article from Billboard 1984 .(thanks to Mike Schild)
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