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Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 12th, '09, 17:37
by Steve Martin
Nev,

I was having a pint with the Stand the other night, I said an old listener of the prog had written on the forum. He asked who, I just said Nev, then he jumped in, in funny accent and said "from PAR-BOLD!" :D So the old bugger still has some of his marbles! :D

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 12th, '09, 20:45
by Gary Phillips
Hi Steve. Have you ever mentioned to Mike about the Merseypirates site? I'm sure it's the sort of thing he would like to look at someday! Might bring a few memories back! :)

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 27th, '09, 15:29
by Fledge

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 27th, '09, 15:46
by Fledge

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 29th, '09, 02:33
by Gary Phillips
Hi Fledge. That's great, any audio would be superb when you get the time, but as for me giving you a week off work to sort out I'm not so sure :D :D

Thanks also for the image of the badge. I must admit I don't remember them even having a pink badge. Has the pink colour faded over time or has it always been quite a faded pink?
I personally only remember the small button badges which were black on white and which are already imaged on the web site. I'm pretty sure the webmaster will add the new image you've sent real soon :)

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 29th, '09, 10:27
by Steve Martin

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 29th, '09, 16:19
by Fledge

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 29th, '09, 16:31
by Steve Martin
Now that MAR is back on the air I have started to wear my MAR badge again :D

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Apr 1st, '09, 01:48
by Gary Phillips
Thanks Steve for the interesting Mike Stand story and by the way the badge you're wearing lately is it the white button badge or the larger pink one that Fledge has imaged for us?? :?:

Fledge, as regards the badge you imaged, do you remember if they did them in other colours too, apart from pink?

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Apr 1st, '09, 06:46
by Steve Martin

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Apr 2nd, '09, 22:53
by Fledge

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: May 12th, '09, 22:13
by Alan Jones
Steve

In response to your post from 2 months ago... I really can't believe Mike Stand remembered me - I suppose I was a bit of a post pest back then... but he was a genuine inspiration for my own dj-ing ambitions and a truly entertaining presenter. I still have a promo Ramones 7" he sent me - what a gent. During his time as a coach driver, a schoolfriend of mine discovered him at some French hioliday camp - bizarre!

I'll try & dig out the tapes & memorabilia over the next few weeks.

*fingers crossed*

Nev

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: May 12th, '09, 22:18
by Alan Jones
...and Fledge

Back in the day Parbold felt a million miles away from anything remotely interesting happening anywhere in the universe - Liverpool was a different scary big bad world... and we were woollybacks. Everytime we went to gigs, we had to put on fake scally accents or keep our gobs shut. Discovering the pirates introduced us to a whole new environment - opened our eyes so to speak - like a fledgling interweb message board I suppose.

Great days!

Nev

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: May 20th, '09, 12:17
by Fledge

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: May 21st, '09, 11:48
by Alan Jones
Hi Fledge

You are indeed correct... sadly "the hovel" has been levelled & turned into exclusive housing developments. Merging my alma mater with our arch rivals from "Wigan Road" school cannot have been an easy undertaking... and so much history forgotten - Ormskirk Grammar had been around since the 1640s and played a key role in the Mersey Pirate scene during late 1970s /early 1980s... ;)

Can't believe you remember the "hovel" nickname we gave it!

Cheers

Nev

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 9th, '11, 13:11
by Mike Doyle
There are so many things I can't bring myself to dispose of from those days; cassette recordings of pirates from '79 onwards, all the mail I ever got as a DJ and a couple of the most dangerous radio transmitters you could ever imagine.

Amazing times.

Mike

Re: Old Days

PostPosted: Mar 9th, '11, 14:39
by Gary Phillips
Hey welcome along Mike! It's great to see another one of the voices from the past here. I used to listen to yourself and John Brand and Willy Wombat etc all those years ago. Fun times indeed :D

I believe Mr Wombat is in regular communication with Rodger Dee and Jackie at the current incarnation of MAR. Indeed we had a guest DJ on a couple of times over the Christmas period just gone, named Nick Catford. I believe he is a very very close relative of Willy Wombat :o :lol: