goodnight jim-bob

goodnight jim-bob

Postby bethany-rose » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:18 am

i finished this ages ago but havent posted about it...

im guessing most of you have read this.
and i must say it is up with booky wook for autobiographies.I just really love they way it is written and the tone etc. and it may also be the fact it is a topic of interest that made it good to read. it was also fairly strange as i cant remember carter from my childhood, only the songs and the straw donkey video and calling my rabbit ruby tuesday because my dad would play his carter tapes when he drove me to school and that was my favourite.

i remember sitting in the car with the pet shop box on my lap with the new rabbit in and being properly happy(in the way only a child can) and everyone looking at me, waiting for me to pick a name and dad turned round with a big smile on his face and said "go on, tell everyone the rabbits name" and i said "ruby tuesday!" and everyone cheered and laughed and dad put the song on and we drove home.

i also got into some bother when singing 'come home ruby tuesday, come home you silly cow!" whilst colouring at school....

(if there ever comes a time i need to write an autobiography i will just copy and paste the bit about the rabbit)
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if everyones gone shoplifting?
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby 2wheels » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:01 pm

It is a brilliant book. I've re-read it a few times, and I love the way it reads. I love biographies but this is one of my favourites.
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby Morgan le Fay » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:30 pm

I dont why this has reminded me, but the woman I'm named after (my mum loved her) did an awesome cover of the original Ruby Tuesday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL3PrpWsmoU&feature=related.

Anyway - regarding the book. I guess some could say its biased, but I love the book. I think the way it is written sets it apart from many other biographies (often I find them a chore, as i dont usually find other peoples lives fascinating enough to read about).

I haven't actually read it in a few years though. I might have a little read this afternoon actually.
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby bethany-rose » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:43 pm

i love all the little stories...

"as we said goodbye to Steve Davis back at Stanstead and waited for our guitars by the baggage carousel we were surprised to see our bass player Salv come through the rubber curtains on the conveyor belt. I could have sworn we'd taken him on the plane as hand luggage"
:lol:

we've got a signed copy.

my sister saw jim do a gig in truro and took dads copy along and asked jim to sign it.
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby sgtpepperband » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:45 pm

bethany-rose wrote:...and asked jim to sign it.


That happens a lot... 8)
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby Parry » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:59 pm

sgtpepperband wrote:
bethany-rose wrote:...and asked jim to sign it.


That happens a lot... 8)


un-signed carter/jim/abdou stuff is usually worth more... it's a lot rarer ;-)
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby bethany-rose » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:05 pm

now i look,

it wasn't signed by jim....

Juu Boo
....
apparently...
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby Morgan le Fay » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:37 pm

Parry wrote:
sgtpepperband wrote:
bethany-rose wrote:...and asked jim to sign it.


That happens a lot... 8)


un-signed carter/jim/abdou stuff is usually worth more... it's a lot rarer ;-)

:lol: :lol:

I was thinking of saying something similar!
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby sgtpepperband » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:14 pm

bethany-rose wrote:now i look,

it wasn't signed by jim....

Juu Boo
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apparently...


Ooh, that's even rarer! Juu Boo is Jim's twisted half-Brother! :lol:
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby Big Tim » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:13 am

Morgan le Fay wrote:I dont why this has reminded me, but the woman I'm named after (my mum loved her) did an awesome cover of the original Ruby Tuesday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL3PrpWsmoU&feature=related.

Anyway - regarding the book. I guess some could say its biased, but I love the book. I think the way it is written sets it apart from many other biographies (often I find them a chore, as i dont usually find other peoples lives fascinating enough to read about).

I haven't actually read it in a few years though. I might have a little read this afternoon actually.


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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby phantomguitarist » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:03 am

Morgan le Fay wrote:
Parry wrote:
sgtpepperband wrote:un-signed carter/jim/abdou stuff is usually worth more... it's a lot rarer ;-)

:lol: :lol:

I was thinking of saying something similar!

I have only got 2 signed Carter-related items. One is the 30 something mug and the other is the Perfect Hands EP by Abdou. Both of which came without an 'unsigned' option.
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby Dionysus » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:02 pm

got jim's book and it is signed. that's it.

good book.
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby onlylivingboyinfaversham » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:04 pm

Was in Waterstone's Canterbury this morning when my boy came up to me - "this was in the sale bin...£3.99"

Well, you can't allow that to happen.

So I now have a nice fresh copy to accompany the overly thumbed one currently awaiting a long-promised return, but still sitting with my mate Tim in Deptford.

And the people of Canterbury shall respectfully pay the proper £12.99 in future (or whatever it's currently costing in the carter shop)...
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby jimbob » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:58 pm

That's the only copy to make it into the shops.
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Re: goodnight jim-bob

Postby Skywest and Crooked » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:06 am

Dionysus wrote:got jim's book and it is signed. that's it.

good book.


No you havent, I have :lol: and wheres my signed Sultans CD?
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