Manchester is the capital of English football. It’s official! Throphies and titles abound. The backslapping begins in the board rooms as they justify the mind boggling sums of money they spend and vie eachother for a bigger piece of the pie.
Nostalga cannot help but raise it’s head reminding us of former glory days. The days when hotdogs were the staple diet on the terraces, not prawn sandwhiches and fine cheeses. Players with names you could pronounce.
Were things better when teams were not the all powerful money machines they are today.I don’t know, maybe you would like to give me your thoughts on that.
Football songs are normally ghatly things that are aimed at the lowest common denominatoer.
This beautiful Game by Bury Bob is the exception. The lyrics are on the nail and the music keeps your ears interested.
Maybe all you fellow Mancunions out there should take this as your anthem for the summer.
How live do you want it to be. It’s up to you.
Uncle Joe Bloggs
In a cosy arts centre in rural France recently;a friend of mine came of age. The song I’ve attached is the magic moment captured on tape…well chip.
Nymphet handles the difficult melody almost with disdain as she floats over the very live backing of raggle taggle gypsies thrown together for the evening by her father and producer Graham Roberts.
Graham’s credentials go back more that 30 years from comedy cult band Brownsville Banned to chart topping records in the European market with his partner in crime Ailsa ,who also happens to be his wife and mother to Nymphet. Hmm I’m beginning to see a pattern here.
But this isn’t a Britney Spears arrangement in any way. It is a meeting of generations. young learning from old, old learning from the young. The meeting of enthusiasm and experience..
The evening I am told by Graham was chaotic to say the least. Not only was he having to play on half the songs due to lack of rehearsal time , but also running a remote recording and videoing of the occasion for a future promotional video for this newly found talent.
Recorded completely live you can feel Nymphet feeling the lyric and transposing it into a voice that raises the hairs on your neck. I look forward to the studio version and hopefully,album.
Please give it a listen and comment I would like to know if it’s just me, lol.
Love and peace
Uncle Joe Bloggs
We are currently 115 in Reverbnations chart after 4 days can you help us get to number one with Only one F in Salford
just go to this link and become a fan after listening to the song
Contact: Ian Jameson email: email@example.com
The musical bit of the Bury Bob empire,
Press Release April 9th 2011
This Beautiful Game by Bury Bob
”Die hard fans are all but gone, players celebrate alone, while you watch on your mobile phone…”
A light hearted, but hard hitting look at the state of British football using several different musical genres and a tongue placed firmly in the cheek. Football fans seem to think that Bob has hit the nail on the head with this lyric and the video even includes some footage shot on Bob’s mobile during the Glazier Out demonstration last year. He is singing about a subject he knows about and cares about. Check it out and download it at http://www.burybob.com/
50% of the profits from donations will be given to a local youth team that is trying to get back to playing for the love of the game.
Only one ”F” in Salford by Snood P Whipper
A new genre of music that Snood P has named ”terror trance”. Rapper and Urban warrior Snood P Whipper looks at the underbelly of his once great city with music that has you looking over your shoulder. T shirts with the ”only one F” and Bury Bob logos will soon be available. Some of the profits will go to Uncle Joe’s ‘New Microphone Fund” as Snood broke his other one making this record .
No snoods were harmed however.
Just a short note to tell you about a new comedy talent that is beginning to gather quite a following on the web. He goes by the name of Bury Bob.
( burybob.com )
We have been working up here in the hills of Lancashire for the last year building a bevvy of characters and committing them to video….some people say he should be committed, but that’s for you to decide. While doing so Bob and I discovered that we write pretty good songs together too.
The reason I am contacting you guys out there in radio-land is because we are going to be releasing his first single in the near future (hopefully around the first of April, a perfect day to release something by Bob) and would like to get some pre. release audience reaction and of course to promote this new face….well it looks slightly used actually….in the name of a good cause.
That cause is to raise a few bob (no pun intended) for local youth teams in the Bury area of Manchester which are run mostly by volunteers . These wonderful people give their time and often their money, freely to help encourage youngsters to play for the love of the game and keep those kids off street corners away from mischief. Perhaps you could get something going locally where you are. We would be happy to give you permission to use the song as an anthem, just let us know so we can send you the relevant copyright release.
We are also in talks with The Princes Trust in Burnley with a view to to using one of Bob’s characters in their bid to make that town into a shining example of urban redevelopment.
The single is called “This beautiful Game” and is a very interesting mix of various styles with a very catchy hook. The song is a light hearted look at the corporisation of football and how it has changed from being ‘the peoples game’ to the preserve of those who have money to burn.
We would like your listeners to contact us with their comments and if they register and donate we’ll put them on our treat list
The links above will take you to the video page on the website. If you require a CD copy then contact me with your mailing details at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll mail you a copy.
I hope that you can help us in this project, as I believe it is a worthy cause to help youngsters in both our inner cities and even in our rural areas to get active and occupied.
Ian Jameson (nee Uncle Joe Bloggs) per Bury Bob