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BBC’s New Comedy “The Detectorists” Is Quietly Compelling & Johnny Flynn’s Music ADDICTIVE!

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Click to access BBC Trailer on YouTube.


Yes that it has a Yellow TR7 is a kick BUT I never, ever liked hardtop TR7s.
The TR7 was meant to topless.

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Here is the IMDB.com listing for this show — “The Detectorists”.


It suddenly dawned on me that is THE MUSIC,
amazingly rich guitar picking by
Johnny Flynn
that made this show even more special.

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Check Johnny Flynn on this YouTube video. Click to access.


This was a featured new series on ‘Acorn‘ — BBC shows streamed — that I subscribe to on our Roku 3, mainly so that the kids can have access to the British shows that they have of late become so enamoured with.

I have never owned a metal detector but know quite a few that do and I will confess it holds appeal to me — though I know I really don’t have the time for it. But, I decided to watch it, one night, mainly as there was no new cricket that caught my interest. I watched the first episode. It was quintessential BBC comedy. As such it was soothing and easy to just sit back and absorb. The 20 minutes went quite fast. The next day, forgoing cricket again, I watched episode 2. That was even better. I was hooked. Then I realized that the music had MUCH to do with it. It was iconic British folk, with magical guitar picking. You don’t realize it at first but that music draws you right in. I am going to check out Johnny Flynn.

Well, I thought YOU might be interested. Have a look and a listen. I am sure YOU will like it. Enjoy.


“Blood, Sweat & Tears” Next Up For Great Waters, In Wolfeboro, N.H., Friday, July 10, 2015 — THE BIG ONE.

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Related posts:
>> John Gorka & Cliff Eberhardt.
>> 4th of July 2015 concerts.
>> “Red Molly”.
>> “Devonsquare”
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>> “Aztec, Two-Step”.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
— Brilliant!
>> 2015
Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.

>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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Click to access original “Blood, Sweat & Tears” preview post from November 2014.


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‘Recent’, i.e., Dec. 2014, performance by the latest reincarnation of BS&T — with Bo Bice doing the lead vocals. Click to access YouTube video.


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Click to ENLARGE. Current vs. Original members. No there are none of the originals in the band now. BS&T is a franchise. Bobby Colomby, one of the originals, OWNS the franchise.

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Click to ENLARGE. This, their very specific catering requirements for shows, appears on their (rather slipshod) Website under ‘Tour’. Thought you might enjoy it. Shame that they have never bothered to correct ‘etc.’. Big crew — 14. 9 band members (one more than the original).


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Bo Bice the current lead. Here is the Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Bice


This Friday, July 10, 2015 concert, at Kingswood, Wolfeboro, N.H. (the first at that venue this year), as I wrote about in November 2014, is THE BIG ONE — the star event — for Great Waters for this season.

It is, from what I can see, going to be BIG in all fronts. 9 members in the band. A crew of 4 to 5. It will be quite the set-up and tear-down. It should be fun.

Was never a big BS&T fan. But maybe they will win me over. Of course I will tell you about it after the show.

Hope you can make it.


John Gorka & Cliff Eberhardt, For Great Waters, In Wolfeboro, N.H., On July 3, 2015, Were Outstanding.

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Related posts:
>> 4th of July 2015 concerts.
>> “Red Molly”.
>> “Devonsquare”
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>> “Aztec, Two-Step”.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
— Brilliant!
>> 2015
Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.

>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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This, on a Friday, on the eve of the 4th of July, proved to be one heck of a concert. It was compellingly melodic. The music, with easy to follow lyrics, was extremely pleasing to the ear. Twangy and catchy. This was the 5th “Great Waters” concert of 2015 and we have been privileged to some fine music — but the guitar play by these two maestros, longtime friends, took the cake. I was very glad to be there to experience it and also have the chance to talk to these two extremely charming — and hugely talented — gentleman. I sometimes feel so lucky. And I found out, while chatting with Cliff Eberhardt that we had all lucked out. This is NOT a duo. They just get together for a week, in the Summer, and do joint concerts. And this was that week. So, in essence, we got two gifted musicians, each a solo artist in their own right, performing together. And it was good. They both have a tremendous sense of humor.

It was not a large crowd, the looming 4th probably having something to do with it. But most in the crowd knew these two and their music. That was good. They were both new to me BUT they now have a follower. It was a great way for us to kick off this long weekend. What a thrill. Thank YOU John. Thank YOU Cliff.


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‘Red Molly’, Female Trio, Next Up At ‘Great Waters’, At Wolfeboro, Anderson Hall, On Friday, June 26, 2015 — 7:30pm.

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Related posts:
>> “Devonsquare”
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>> “Aztec, Two-Step”.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
— Brilliant!
>> 2015
Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.
>> 2015
Season preview.

>> 2014 Volunteer Cruise

>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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Two relatively ‘recent’ YouTube videos of “Red Molly“.
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Click to access the official “Great Waters” Website and buy tickets.


This is one of the 2015 “Great Waters” concerts that have been on our radar — though more than likely we will be at all of them (I already having helped out at the 3 that have taken place already).

I checked out all the groups as soon as I got the schedule. ‘Red Molly‘ sure sounded good.

I listened to two YouTubes (above) and some tracks on their Website. Yes, my time of music. Folk-rock. That they cover one of my favorite songs, “Homeward Bound“, was a bonus. 

And they have a Dobro player. I love the sound of a Dobro. Yes, that we are “lifelong” Alison Krauss (& Union Station) is a fact. Yes, we have even got to meet Alison (in her PJs) and the members of Union Station. Yes, we do have contacts.

Looking forward to this concert. See you there.


‘Devonsquare’, For ‘Great Waters’, At Wolfeboro, Anderson Hall, On June 5, 2015 Was Good, Probably Very Good.

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Related posts:
>> “Devonsquare”
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>> “Aztec, Two-Step”.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
— Brilliant!
>> 2015
Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.
>> 2015
Season preview.

>> 2014 Volunteer Cruise

>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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They definitely were GOOD. They might even have been VERY GOOD. I was suffering from a terrible cold, the first one I have had in 4 years, and was not feeling well. So I really could not do them justice in terms of my appreciation. Plus I was not familiar with their work. They definitely have a following and some of their fans were there. They sure appreciated what they heard.

I will say this. They produced the most exquisite guitar notes I have heard in a long time. Very sumptuous and rich. Perky. Reminded me of the clarity and robustness of a really decent red wine. This was my 5th performance at Anderson Hall and it was the best sound quality I have heard there — by a long chalk.

That said I am not sure, and I could be wrong, that Anderson Hall was the best venue for their kind of music. For a ‘Trio’ (as they still call themselves) PLUS 1 they have a lot of sound equipment. So having the stage and full sound deck at the back helped BUT I think they are better suited for a more intimate setting. Lets face it, they are a folk group. I would have loved to have seen them at “Inn On Main“. That would have been a great venue for them and the relatively small audience we had. 

I would definitely like to see them again — when I am not ‘dying’. As ever VERY nice people. I got a chance to talk to two of them after the show, a long conversation with Robby Coffin. I had to ask him about his name. He was very nice about it. He has a nickname ‘Pine Box’. He is from Rockland, Maine — a place I am very familiar with given that Deanna is from Cushing, just down the road. Deanna did not make it to the show. She was volunteering at the Alton Central School (ACS) semi-formal dance that Devanee was attending. Mr. Coffin obviously knew Cushing and some people there. Denanna would have enjoyed talking to him.


19th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza at Giuseppe’s, Meredith Yesterday. Was A BLAST! Best Ever. Bravo. Thanks Julie.

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The picture tells it all. The kids love Giuseppe’s. By far Devanee’s favorite eatery.

Julie at the piano setting the tempo for the belly dancers. This was very well done. Great act all around. Kudos.

Teischan lucked out. Julie asked her to pull the winning ticket for the raffled guitar. Michael Bourgeois, Julie’s husband, dapper as ever, is making the announcement.


We had a table reservation at 5. We stayed till 7:30, though we relinquished the table around 6:15 because people were lined up to come in.

It was good. The best, we think, ever — and we have been to quite a few of these. It was packed. Everybody was having fun. Bonhomie pervaded. You could cut it with a knife. That is what makes Giuseppe’s so special. It is always a fun place, the food is outstanding and the ambiance cannot be beaten. It is an veritable oasis of conviviality in NH.

I had asked Julie (Gnerre Bourgeois) whether they can have the Prime Rib entree special on the menu. It was. It was good. So I could stick to my diet though I did have 3 spinach rolls — the first pastry of any sort that I have touched in 2 months. [The story of how I met Julie in 1997 is at the bottom of this post.]

All in all a real great evening. Nicely rounded out Teischan’s birthday weekend. That Julie asked her to pick the winning raffle number was nice. can’t wait for next year.

More than likely Devanee will want to go there for her birthday, again, come October.

Only regret was we couldn’t, because Teischan had school on Monday, stay late to see Paul Warnick, Michael Bourgeois, Rick Page & Eric Gagne perform. Our loss. But, Paul was there and we got to say ‘Hi’ to him as we did with Michael.


I guess I look happy and sated, though I kept my carbs to a bare minimum and only had one (small) glass of their excellent Chianti.

As ever there was a nude at the bar, but I resisted the temptation to go and sit next to her. Steve Hodecker was around but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him.