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Old 05-17-2018, 05:13 AM
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It was Oscar Wilde. A medium told him that he'd murder and mutilate several women, so he did the crimes to get them out of the way.

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Caz, I think 'True' was a great record.
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And I am a Houdini guy, a personal hero of mine, so I tend to have some issues with Doyle, not as a writer mind you, there I am quite a fan, but of the man himself, but this is something for a different thread...and possibly even a Rippercast

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Im definitely on the Houdini side of the Spiritualist debate Stead. Im afraid Doyle became obsessed by little more than wishful thinking. The Cottingley Fairies episode was embarrassing.
Then he married, and became enthralled by a charlatan, Jean, with her ‘spirit guide.’ Aaaagggghhh.

I wish that we could just ‘delete’ that part of his life.

I did read a biography of Houdini a few years ago. A remarkable man
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Now you're talking Herlock!

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I forgot, i like Japan too. Anything with Sylvian really.

At heart im a prog rock man though
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Im quite partial to a bit of Kraftwerk Stead
Kraftwerk! I heard about them because my first roommate in college used to work out to them. LOL. hed dancy himself into a sweaty frenzy!
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Im certainly not a dancer Abby
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As this thread seems to have morphed into a thread about me and then into one about Spandau Ballet, perhaps I can combine the two topics and provide some more information for the file which Mike Hawley appears to be compiling on me (inaccurately so far).

As an amateur songwriter, I had the pleasure a few years ago of recording one of my songs with the legendary Steve Norman, the sax player from Spandau Ballet. He performed a great sax solo on the track, comparable in my opinion with his solo on 'True', and anyone who is interested in hearing this can find the song here:

http://www.themusichutch.com/listen-...fontana/28221/

p.s. I actually recorded two songs with Steve (with him playing another great solo), the second one being here:

http://www.themusichutch.com/listen-...fontana/28222/
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This is the complete text of a letter written by Sir Charles Warren to the Under Secretary of State at the Home Office dated 23rd October 1888. I should say that I incorrectly date this letter to 22nd October 1888 in my online article, which I will correct at the next opportunity, and the file reference in the National Archives is HO/9686/A48584 (not A484584 as the article has it):

"Sir,

With reference to your letter of the 5th ulto, A48584/10, I have to acquaint you for the information of the Secretary of State that I have directed the necessary enquiries to be made and have ascertained the particulars as to the number of trains which will arrive at Euston daily with passengers from America, and the hours of their arrival; and as two Police Constables must be present at each examination of luggage, I find it necessary to have three reliefs, thus requiring an augmentation of six Police Constables.

I have therefore to ask for authority for this increase. I should explain, however, that one of the three reliefs will be required to deal with passengers arriving during the night, and until the frequency of such arrivals has been tested only four Constables will be actually appointed under the authority now sought.

The Midland Railway Company will no doubt apply to have similar arrangements made at St Pancras Station, and this will necessitate my seeking a still further increase of six Constables for that duty.

The cost of the augmentation shall be chargeable to the Special Vote.

I am,

Sir,

Your most obedient servant,

[Signed: C. Warren]"


It will be noted that the Chief Commissioner is seeking authority for the deployment of 12 constables at the two London train stations BEFORE Tumblety has even been arrested.
Getting this thread back on topic, it will be seen above that Sir Charles Warren was replying to a Home Office letter dated 5th September 1888. This is the text of that letter:

Sir,

With reference to your letter of the 2nd July last and previous correspondence regarding the proposal that the through baggage of passengers from America should be examined in London instead of at Liverpool I am directed by the Secretary of State to say that he is anxious in the interest of public convenience to assent to this proposal if satisfactory arrangements for the purpose can be made; and I am to transmit copy of a letter from the Inman and International Steamship Company giving details of the arrangements which they would propose to adopt, and of the provision which they would make for the attendance of the Police; and to request the favour of your observations therein.

I am,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

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As this thread seems to have morphed into a thread about me and then into one about Spandau Ballet, perhaps I can combine the two topics and provide some more information for the file which Mike Hawley appears to be compiling on me (inaccurately so far).

As an amateur songwriter, I had the pleasure a few years ago of recording one of my songs with the legendary Steve Norman, the sax player from Spandau Ballet. He performed a great sax solo on the track, comparable in my opinion with his solo on 'True', and anyone who is interested in hearing this can find the song here:

http://www.themusichutch.com/listen-...fontana/28221/

p.s. I actually recorded two songs with Steve (with him playing another great solo), the second one being here:

http://www.themusichutch.com/listen-...fontana/28222/
Hi David
do you play an instrument also on the track? or in general?

also, ordered your book on SB a couple of weeks ago. looking forwar to reading it!
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do you play an instrument also on the track? or in general?

also, ordered your book on SB a couple of weeks ago. looking forwar to reading it!
Hi Abby,

No, I'm not on the track at all - am very much a non-performing songwriter. Have learnt to play chords on a keyboard (which is how I now write songs) but that's the extent of my musical ability.

Thank you for ordering my book, I do hope you enjoy it!
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