Newsletter No 162 - 27 December 2011
Three dozen souls survived Christmas while the rest were still embroiled in the festivities and they missed an excellent evening with three new performers, one all the way from Auchtermuchty. Corrina, Corrina was a bluesy start from Don & Heather but Rob replied I Wish I Was Back In Liverpool with the centipedes to which Brian advised, Try A Little Tenderness. Richard Sails then invited us to go down to Yarmouth Town, for obvious reasons, but our first newcomer Kevin from Auchtermuchty told us the more poignant tale of the Sailor's Wife waiting and hoping her husband comes home from the sea in one piece before David fulfilled the request for another taste of Dead Dog Scrumpy. This prompted Carl to come up with another unusual dog story, Jez Lowe's Aloysius that wouldn't bark, swiftly followed by another first timer Jo who sang the Irish Blues and, on the same Celtic theme, Robin, inspired by the Scottish presence in the room took the high road off to the Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond. Ignoring all this good cheer Ed then sang Poison to recall the occasion when Sue forgot to tell him the kettle was filled with de-scaler and he made gravy with it that he poured on to his dinner and nearly killed himself: on a similar note Jean Finney then sang M.Y.O.B. after recounting the time when she asked the name of a nice plant one of her teachers had on the window sill and when told Mind Your Own Business she was upset because she thought she liked her: and on a grander scale Keep The Change Bob topped it all with Wind That Shakes The Barley.