In their own words

Chat with Paul on April 6th 2001

Transcript by Karen Parfitt and Paula French
 
 
 <PAUL> YOWSER
 <maaike> HI PAul
 <Karen> At last!
 <Esther> Hello Paul
 <Steve Martin> Hi Paul
 <Ruth> hi paul. enjoy your dinner?
 Hi Paul
 <Mark> Hello girls and boys. IU a
 <PAUL> SO FULHAM R THE CHAMPS EH
 <maaike> HI Paul how was duinner?
 <Ruth> what do you think of division one champions then paul?
 <Chris> Hi Paul - we were just talking about "Who shot Phil Mitchell"
 <Steve Martin> Paul-any news on future live gigs yet?
 <PAUL> DUINNER WAS NIIIIIICE BUT DINNER WAS NICER
 <PAUL> YES STEVE
 <maaike> sorry nerbvous...
 <maaike> ahh
 <Esther> LOL
 <Ruth> well....
 <PAUL> THE STONES R OUT AGAIN
 <PAUL> NERVBOUS!!
 <Chris> ... and the Faith Band???
 <maaike> I am dislectic!
 <PAUL> WELL EAST ENDERS IS SHI*E
 Paul, why didn't you play much from Self Discovery in Ipswich - would
 have been ideal?
 <maaike> HI robert
 <Ruth> hi robert
 <PAUL> I HAD TO DROP % NUMBERS
 <Robert> Hello
 <PAUL> THAT IS FIVE!!
 <Steve Martin> Paul-whats the word on a new guitarist in the Faith
 band??
 <PAUL> HI BOBBIE
 <PAUL> WHAT GIVES
 <Chris> a donator
 <Esther> very good!!
 <PAUL> WELL THIS IS A LONG ANSWER BUT I WOULD SAY WHEN
 ALL IS SAID AND DONE IT COULD B JE!!!
 <Esther> wow
 <PAUL> EXCELLENT
 <Ruth> that would please a lot of people
 <Cheryl> When will you know for sure?
 <Steve Martin> Nice one!
 <PAUL> ME TOO RUTHIE BABY
 <Mark> Paul, if you had a Faith band gig in July, would you get a guitarist
 in time?
 Excellent - you mentioned that at Ipswich - hasn't changed his mind
 then??
 <Chris> (Morning Cheryl - 5am suits you - you look luvely!)
 <Cheryl> Gee thanks Chris
 <PAUL> WELL THERE IS MORE.....WE NOW HAVE A FINANCIAL
 BACKER
 <maaike> great
 <Steve Martin> Sounds promising
 <PAUL> YES MARK I HOPE SO
 <Mark> Excellent
 <Karen> even better
 <PAUL> HI TO U AND CHEZZA!
 <Ruth> will that make it easier for you to gig?
 <Cheryl> Hi paul
 Any idea where -ish in July?
 <PAUL> SORRY I AM IN EXCEEDINGLY HIGH SPIRITS
 <Cheryl> Nice to hear that Paul
 <PAUL> JEW
 JEW????
 <Cheryl> Will they back an album then Paul?
 <Steve Martin> Paul,does that mean you may be able to get future
 CDs,etc released 'properly' on a label?
 <PAUL> IM VERY HAPPY ......ITHINK
 <Chris> What does a financial backer mean to the Faith Band, for those
 who don't fully understand?
 <Ruth> do you have a proper contract now?
 <PAUL> WELL AT FIRST WE WILL RE-RECORD SOME STUFF
 <Chris> As a band?
 <PAUL> THEY THEN WILL "PUNT IT AND MAYBE OTHER
 THINGS????
 <Ruth> punt it???
 <PAUL> OH YES AS A BAND
 <maaike> is your sinlge ready yet???
 <PAUL> TRY TO GET A GOOD DEAL FOR US......AND THAT MEANS
 U FOLKS
 <Cheryl> Are 'they' a record company?
 <Steve Martin> Paul-gotta say CONGRATULATIONS on the Self
 Discovery album.It deserves to get a wider audience.
 <PAUL> MY SINLGE ISNT COS OF ALL THIS OTHER STUFF
 <Ruth> here here
 <PAUL> U R A GOOD MAN STEVE
 <Cheryl> Fantastic -you deserve it Paul
 <Karen> well said Steve
 <Ruth> so we might be seeing more of vinnie on totp
 <PAUL> WELL IT IS REALLY ANOTHER START IF U LIKE
 <Steve H> hi all
 <PAUL> I HOPE SO
 <Steve Martin> Hi Steve
 <Ruth> brilliant. good luck & fingers crossed
 <PAUL> HI TO JULES CHERYL
 <Cheryl> Yeah, I don't know how you are going to top Self Discovery -
 but you probably will!
 <Steve H> missed anything?
 <Ruth> of course he will
 PAUL> ILL TRY.NO WE@LL TRY
 <Cheryl> He's still in bed Paul It's 5.15 am.
 <Chris> can the man with the wallet get a tour off the ground, do you
 think?
 <Steve Martin> Paul,what songs from SD do you think will work best
 live?
 <PAUL> THANKS RUTH AND THANKS TO U ALL WHO TURNED UP
 <Ruth> not as dedicated as you then cheryl
 <PAUL> IT WAS FUN BUT I AM NOT THE WORLDS BEST GUITAR
 HERO
 <maaike> sorry I could n't be there missed a great night I hear!
 It was pretty good
 <Esther> It woked v. well tho
 <Cheryl> You did great
 <PAUL> THE TOUR WILL BE A COUPLE OF WEEKS IF AND WHEN
 <Esther> Sorry worked well
 Well VERY i should have said ;-)
 <Karen> It was a brilliant night!!
 <Ruth> yes. everyone had a great time
 PAUL> I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT
 <Mark> It was a brilliant night Maaike. I hope you can make the next one!
 <Chris> It was nice to see people actually listening to the music
 <Esther> Mark is now a PR fan, he loved it
 <Steve Martin> Was the Ipswich gig recorded all recorded (if so-good
 enough for release?)
 <Cheryl> Paul - would you ever consider doing a request show - fans
 send requests in advance? (sorry Chris - hates this idea)
 <PAUL> I SHOULD LIKE TO DO IT AGAIN
 <Robert> Robert A request show is a good idea
 <PAUL> MMMMMMMM..DUNNO
 <maaike> once a month on a thursday in Ipswich?
 Requests in advance though, so you can choose from the best?
 <PAUL> I AM STILL FLATTERED U CAME ALL THE WAY OVERC
 <Esther> No, nearer please...how about Pilton??
 <Ruth> i don't get enough holiday if paul plays once a month in ipswich
 <Chris> There are some problems with jumping in the recording,
 possibly because of the audience banging into the mixing desk.
 Probably two we could use, one Paul has given the go ahead.
 <PAUL> WHO KNOWS MISS B FLAT
 <maaike> lol
 <Chris> Sorry, once P has given the go ahead.
 <PAUL> WE@LL TALK ABOUT IT
 And will you Paul?
 <Cheryl> Well, get used to it coz I'll be back ;-)
 <Ruth> go on chris you can persuade him
 <PAUL> WHY DONT U BUY SHARES IN QANTAS
 <maaike> hey Cheryl how are your airmiles?
 <Karen> Paul, when will you be able to answer my question on the Fans
 Page?
 <Cheryl> I hate Qantas - world's worst Airline.
 Steve Martin> Paul-which ones from SD would you like to do live?
 <PAUL> IS THAT AIRMILES OR ARMILES
 <Cheryl> Airmiles good maaike
 <PAUL> SOUL ALIVE GRATEFUL HEAVEN MY FATHERS
 <Chris> The music should argue for itself - I don't have much hope in
 most of it getting past PR's perfectionism!
 <Cheryl> Any more thoughts on the Faith Band at the Stranglers
 convention?
 <PAUL> NOT REALLY IT IS A DIFFICULT ONE
 How about a solo appearance?
 <Cheryl> I'd love to hear Heaven with Brad playing. It's my favoutire.
 When I first heard it I played it over and over about 15 times.
 <PAUL> I MAY DO GLASS BLOWING OR SOMETHING......HA
 <Chris> philip Glass?
 <Steve Martin> Paul-how long did it take you to write 'Heaven'?
 Glass???
 <PAUL> OOOOER
 <Cheryl> Dryland Wakeboarding!!!
 <PAUL> HELLO .....COME IN PLANET PAULA
 <PAUL> NOT LONG STEVE
 Sorry - not been well
 <Esther> they do water bobsleighing here!
 <PAUL> I HAVE NOT BEEN FOR AGES
 PAUL> OOOER AGAIN I SPOSE
 <PAUL> WHO IS BOB
 <Mark> Have you washed off your Paul signature yet Esther?
 Rob ??? Is that you
 <Robert> Robert When are we going to see a Paul Roberts live album?
 <Karen> PAUL - when will you be able to answer my question on the
 Fans Page??
 <PAUL> HAVE U WASHED BEHIND YOUR EARS
 <Esther> Sadly I have!
 <Esther> NO
 <Steve Martin> Paul-can you tell us if JE is/isn`t on the 5 Live 1 CD as
 it`s a bit of a mystery to us!!
 <PAUL> AH SORRY KAREN AND HI.THIS WEEK
 Mine as well - When it's put on - (Chris??)
 <PAUL> NO HE IS NOT
 <Karen> thanks
 <PAUL> COOL
 <Cheryl> Sorry to harp on but if all the members of the Faith Band are
 available for the convention, wouldn't it be a opportunity not to be
 missed? <Ruth> i agree cheryl
 <PAUL> WELL I THINK IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR ONE OF US
 <Steve Martin> Thanks Paul-nothing like a straight answer-you will never
 make a politician!
 <Chris> Robert, no plans for a live album at mo, although I'm always
 going on about the live band - I'll keep on at him ;-)
 <PAUL> I WOULD LIKE TO THOUGH
 <Ruth> need to know whether to pack my faith tshirt
 <Karen> which one? you or JE?
 True- JE could nver do it
 <PAUL> NO COMMANT
 <Ruth> why
 Bad feeling - Myabe?
 <PAUL> SORY ROBERT IT WILL HAPPEN I AM SURE.....THE LIVE
 ALBUM
 maybe
 <Steve Martin> Cant wait for the convention!
 <maaike> well isn' he the special guest then?
 <PAUL> MYABE
 ooops
 <PAUL> V GOOD B FLAT
 <PAUL> POOOS
 
 <Chris> How is Vinnie after all his early mornings with Emma B
 <PAUL> I WANT TO DO SOME VIDEO BUT CHRIS AND I ARE
 DISCUSSING IT
 <maaike> can I change my name to A sharp?
 <Chris> A sharp what?
 <PAUL> VINNIE IS FINE...TOPMAN
 <Steve Martin> a sharp what?
 <Esther> LOL
 <PAUL> A BISHARP
 <Chris> I'm available for any video work, just gimme :-)
 <PAUL> OOOER
 <Karen> LOL
 <Cheryl> Do you mean make a vieo?
 <Cheryl> sorry - video?
 <maaike> I never saw the golden boy vid...would like to copmare loin
 clothes on you and Paula....
 <Esther> a what??
 <PAUL> WHO IS LOL
 <Robert> Robert A video would be good or even a DVD
 <PAUL> A BISHARP
 <Karen> tolhurst?
 I would ;-)
 <PAUL> AS IN DURHAM
 <PAUL> DVD ....GOOD
 <PAUL> WE MAY FILM AN ACOUSTIC SET
 No - haven't got DVD ;-(
 <PAUL> WELL CD ROM
 <Chris> (I can create VCD discs, which play on a DVD, but the quality is
 reduced. After that, it is for PC's only, or onto a video cassette. Lots of
 problems, but all solveable in 7 days)
 <Robert> Robert I haven't got a DVD either but it would be a excuse to
 buy one!
 <Ruth> the impossible takes a bit longer eh chris?
 > PC is fine - better than nothing
 <PAUL> I HAVE A LOT OF GREAT FOOTAGE AS I HAVE SAID
 BEFORE
 > and we're all still waiting ;-)
 <Steve H> Were all the tracks on Self Discovery written solely for the
 album or were there some songs not used by the stranglers
 <PAUL> DID ANYONE SEE THE MILES DAVIS STORY
 > Nope
 <PAUL> TOTALLY STEVE
 <Ruth> no
 <Karen> no
 <Mark> no
 <Chris> Yes, top bod, as they say.
 <PAUL> BRILLIANT IT WAS
 > Not my cup of tea
 <Robert> Robert Are there any plans to produce a 'making of' CD for
 Faith and Self Discovery with demo versions of the songs?
 <Esther> no, but who did shoot Phil then??
 <maaike> did anyone see the news today...joey ramone?
 <Karen> no?
 <PAUL> NOT REALLY COS MY BEDROOM IS A BIT BORING
 <Ruth> from what i hear paul the perfectionist doesn't do demos;o)
 Chris> (I like the demo album, but wouild you lot not feel ripped off?)
 <PAUL> OOO SSSSSSS
 <Steve Martin> Yes Maaike-shame that and only 49
 <PAUL> IS HE DEAD
 <Steve Martin> yep
 <Chris> 49
 <Ruth> how?
 <PAUL> WOW RESPSCT
 <Cheryl> lymphatic cancer
 <PAUL> YEAH...RESPECT
 <Steve Martin> Lymph (?) cancer??
 <Karen> poor man
 <PAUL> HODGKINS?
 <PAUL> AWFUL
 <Steve Martin> Same thing that killed 'Rocky' Rocastle wasn`t it??
 <PAUL> WHILE HERE THANKS FOR YOUR KIND MESSAGES
 RECENTLY
 <PAUL> WASNT THAT AWFUL ONE MONTH FROM DIAGNOSIS
 hris> not sure myself - it could be good or bad, I guess.
 <PAUL> MAAIKE WE HAD A NEW FAN FROM HOLLAND OVER AT
 IPSWICH
 <Karen> true, Chris
 <Steve Martin> Yep I couldn`t believe it-somehow you think that
 someone so young will pull through it
 > Good really - I guess
 <PAUL> TOO RIGHT MATE
 <maaike> a new dutchie?? who?
 <Cheryl> Did you get any Easter eggs Paul?
 <PAUL> DUNNO HIS NAME
 <Chris> Manja and???
 <maaike> hmmm interesting
 <PAUL> YEAH TWO "QUALITY STREET
 <Steve H> are the stranglers going to be recording/ releasing a new
 album this year ?
 <PAUL> YEAH CHRIS THATS IT
 <maaike> well didn' miss me then?
 <Esther> Quality street are my fave
 <Steve Martin> Paul you`ll get fat on that :-)
 <PAUL> WE ARE STAARTING TO WRITE
 > Cadbury Cream eggs
 <PAUL> IS THAT DUTCH
 <Steve Martin> How do you eat yours?
 <PAUL> UNFERTILISED
 <Karen> Did Dave enjoy Ipswich, Paul?
 <Chris> (Yuk!)
 <Steve Martin> LOL Paul
 <Cheryl> Looked like he did!!!!
 <PAUL> OH YES HE DI AND I THOUGHT HE WAS MEGA
 > certainly did
 <PAUL> DID!
 <Karen> he was, bless him!
 > you weren't so bad yourself though ;-)
 <Esther> it was a great suprise
 <PAUL> I WOULD LIKE TO DO A FEW MORE WITH HIM
 <Chris> It was for Dave too - Ha!
 <Steve Martin> Paul do you think theres a good chance we will hear at
 least some of the new stranglers songs at the convention?
 <Mark> Do you think he'll do it again Paul?
 <Ruth> you had a really good relationship together on stage
 <PAUL> CHEERS PAULA AND I HOPE U R NAKED SAVE A
 LOINCLOTH AND MASK
 > Of Course ;-)
 <Cheryl> Get him to play Faith Band stuff
 <PAUL> DUNNO STEVE
 <maaike> I started charity fond...send maaike to see Paul roberts
 gigs!!!! donations welcome hahah
 <Robert> Robert Perhaps you could make a CD together like 'Fire and
 Water'?
 <PAUL> THAT WOULD BE GOOD I THINK<PAUL> BOTH THINGS!!
 <PAUL> I THINK FAITH WOULD BE A CHALLENGE AND HE LIKES
 THAT
 > He wouldn't join though - would he?? How would he fit in??
 > instrument wise I mean?
 <Chris> Who was the guy who had Dave autograph "Faith?"? Did you
 see that?
 <Mark> Do you reckon he could play the keyboard piece to Lady
 Grinning Soul
 <Ruth> could stand in for richard. we wouldn't have to go so long
 between gigs then;o)
 <PAUL> WELL I DONT THINK RICHARD IS GOING ANYWHERE
 > Jeff Knowles - his Wife didn't know
 <Karen> Jeffery Knowles!
 <Karen> his wife's mistake!!
 <PAUL> I THINK HE COULD HE PLAYS EXODUS REALLY NICELY
 <Chris> Women - can't live with them, can't shoot them!
 <Karen> Chris!
 <Cheryl> charming!
 <Chris> The Marley track???
 <PAUL> I DONT KNOW WHO THAT CD BALONGED TO BUT YEAH
 DAVE SIGNEDIT!!
 <Steve Martin> I`m saying nothing
 <Steve H> After the aparent bad feeling after Coup de Grace isthere
 harmony in the stranglers now?
 > Bob Marley's Exodus?? Or have I got it wrong again?
 <Ruth> watch it chris
 <PAUL> NO NON NO NO THE CLASSICAL POIECE THEME FROM
 EXODUS
 <PAUL> PIECE!!
 <Chris> Gotcha
 <PAUL> AND NO BAD FEELING EITHER
 > (I haven't)
 <PAUL> ARE U NOEL EDMONDS
 > Me??
 <Chris> Sticks and stones may break my bones...
 <Esther> no, but I sold him a guinea pig
 <PAUL> PAULA .....AT THE PC WITH A MASK AND LINCLOTH....OOO
 MISSUS
 <Ruth> chris or noel edmonds
 > I'm here - just
 <PAUL> LINCLOTH I LIKE THAT BETTER
 
 Karen> PAUL - can I just say thanks for coming back to the hotel in
 Berlin & talking to us. The perfect end to a good night out!
 <PAUL> ARE U NOT WELL
 <Chris> I've suggested that a photo for Sinister on the site might be a
 good deal.
 > Nope
 <PAUL> U R WELCOME KAREN
 <Karen> :-)
 <PAUL> EH????????
 > BLACKMAIL ;-) I'm thinking about it
 <Steve Martin> Paul can the fans have a small say in the set-list for the
 convention-perhaps thru Marian??
 <PAUL> CHRIS HAVE I LOST IT
 <Steve H> I was reading the other day that Top of the Pops 2 now has
 more viewers than the usual TOTP and had relaunched several bands
 careers how about the stranglers blagging their way on
 <Ruth> she'll get pneumonia in that loin cloth;o)))))
 <PAUL> WHAT THE STRANGS
 <Chris> A photo of PF in her loiuncloth for a clip of Sinister on the site.
 <Chris> No, Ipswich
 <PAUL> OH RIGHT YEAH YEAH
 PAUL> THEY WOULDNT HAVE US WOULD THEY WERE TOO
 GOOD..
 <Steve Martin> Steve H-TOTP2 is great if you take away the voice-overs
 of that annoying twat Steve Wright
 <PAUL> YES PUT ON A JUMPER PAULA
 <Steve H> tey could do a special like some bands have done for them
 <PAUL> STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFT.....ERNOON
 <Steve Martin> applause..
 <Chris> Steve Wrong more like.
 <PAUL> I HTANK U
 <PAUL> OH NO
 <Steve Martin> Perfect face for radio
 <PAUL> THANK
 <PAUL> YES
 <Mark> I would like to see the Faith band on Later with Jools Holland
 PAUL> SO HOWS THE ROADY COURSE GOING STEVE
 <Chris> Ditto - now there is a challenge...
 <Ruth> i would like to see the faith band anywhere!!!
 <Steve Martin> Good idea Mark-we`d all like to see that
 <Steve H> if eVA McKenzie can have a number one album despite being
 dead for three years after being shown on TOTP2 what could it do for
 the stranglers..get sil on the task
 <Esther> me too
 <PAUL> SO WOULD I MAN SO WOULDI
 <Mark> Who do you have to know to get on that?
 <Steve Martin> I thought the Waterboys were brilliant on that show
 <Ruth> me too
 <PAUL> WELL I AM TRYING TO GET FAITH ON R TWO ACTUALLY
 <Esther> Jools ....maybe!
 <Chris> Steve Wright?
 <PAUL> GOOD PEDIGREE U SEE
 > Which Programme?
 <PAUL> NOT STEVE WRIGHT
 <Chris> Rich was fab
 <maaike> will have to get a tuner then !
 <Mark> Bumped into Jools lately Paul
 <PAUL> DAYTIME REALLY
 > Fair comment - Jimmy Young ;-)
 <Steve H> surely that would not be aproblem i understand Jools has
 been close tothe band
 <PAUL> NO LATELY!!
 <Robert> Robert Ken Bruce?
 <maaike> what was that interview about at 6 am last month???
 <PAUL> WHAT THE FAITH BAND
 <Steve Martin> Paul-pity Pebble dash at 1 isn`t still going!
 <PAUL> OH THAT WAS AWFUL EH??
 <Ruth> or wogan
 <PAUL> NOT THAT STEVE
 <PAUL> THE INT
 <Steve Martin> :-)
 <PAUL> WELL A GOOD DAYTIME SHOW
 <Cheryl> Why was it awful?
 <Steve H> i reaaly think the stranglers do not push themselves enough
 in the publicity direction,,christ even Nik bloody Kershaw gets adverts
 in NME when did u last see a stranglers one
 > Did it get air-play?
 > Your interview I mean
 <PAUL> IT WAS NOT SOLID JUST BADLY DONE AND EDITED AND
 FOR NO REAL PURPOSE
 <Karen> True, Steve. Resting on loyal fans a bit too much
 <Cheryl> oh!
 <Karen> some of the band anyway...
 <PAUL> OH YES C FIVE
 <PAUL> CHANNEL FIVE!!
 <PAUL> ADS COST DOSH
 > I missed it - Did Chris catch it?
 <PAUL> ANYONE CAN BUY SPACE
 <Chris> Did anyone actually see this interview - I cannot get Channel 5,
 here in the wilderness!
 <PAUL> MY MOTHER MAY HAVE IT
 <Robert> Robert Does any one actually watch Channel 5?
 <Steve Martin> Paul perhaps you should tap up Al Fayed for a few bob?
 <Ruth> fixed your exhaust on your car yet paul? maybe the new backer
 could give you an advance
 <Cheryl> How is your Mum Paul?
 Steve H> if Nik Kershaw can afford them surelythe strangs can...how
 can u sell records if people do not know they are out..speculate to
 accumulate
 <Ruth> maybe al fayed is the new backer!
 > I just happen to know a good garage
 <PAUL> OH MY GOD THE EXHAUST.......THEY COULD HEAR ME
 COMING IN THE FLAT I LIVE IN FROM HALF A MILE AWAY
 > I hope not
 <Esther> nice one!!
 <PAUL> SHE IS GREAT THANKS ILL PASS THAT ON
 <Chris> I can hear it!
 > I can't ;-(
 <Esther> LOL
 <Ruth> one time when i'm glad i'm not your neighbour then;o)
 <PAUL> AL FAYED IS COOL THE BRITS HATE HIM COS HES A
 BETTER CROOK
 <maaike> hope it wasn' leaking....
 <Mark> Chris had to sit on it for hours on the 5th
 PAUL> WHAT??????LEAKING
 <Chris> ??? I refute that ???
 > ON What?
 <Mark> the exhaust
 <Ruth> have you met al fayed in person paul? what's he really like?
 <PAUL> ON MY THRUSTING MOTOR
 <maaike> leaking exhaust like mine...gasses and all in the
 car...chocking...
 <Chris> Burnt my backside, I did!
 <Esther> ouch
 > You SAT on the exhaust??
 <PAUL> NO BUT MY SON HAS
 <Esther> LOL
 <PAUL> IN FACT
 <Steve Martin> I think Al Fayed will always be hated by some people but
 he does a lot of good things too
 <Steve H> Fulham are 5th favourites for the Premiership next seasaon
 <Chris> Have you thought about approaching Mr Fayed about singing at
 Craven cottage, during Half time?
 <PAUL> HE WAS AT TOWNHOUSE WHEN THEY WERE
 RECORDING THE FFC SONG ANE SAW THE DRUMMERS FFC
 TATOO AND ASKED HOW MUCH HE PAID AND THEN GAVE THE
 GUY THE CASH BACK!!!
 <Ruth> really. watch out Man U!!!!
 <PAUL> WE R AWESOME
 <PAUL> CHRIS
 <PAUL> U LISTENING
 <Chris> (Saying nothing)
 <Steve H> no chnace us mancs will walk it again with van nistelroy and
 rivaldo
 <Ruth> he's gone a bit quiet....& pale
 <Chris> CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!
 <PAUL> I DID THINK ABOUT IT BUT OOO NO NOT REALLY ME BUT
 U NEVER KNOW
 <Ruth> no. saha & boa morte....class
 <PAUL> IS HE COMING
 <Ruth> where?
 <PAUL> YES RUTH QUITE RIGHT
 <Steve H> not inthe same league...at least Fulham will give us a better
 game than City though
 <Karen> Paul - When will we know more about the possibility of 2 gigs in
 June/July?? Need a bit of notice to fit around holidays!
 <PAUL> EXCELLENT WE ARE CHAMPS CHRIS
 <Steve Martin> Hoddles back-cum on you Spurs :-)
 <Chris> No no, we are ;-)
 maaike> and flight booking!!!!!!
 <Chris> Steve that sounds disgusting!
 <PAUL> TRUE BUT FERGIE SAID HIS FULLBACKS HAD NOT BEEN
 TESTED LIKE THAT ALL SEASON........FA CUP
 <Steve Martin> Chris-thats just your mind
 <PAUL> I WILL LET U KNOW ASAP
 <Cheryl> Will they be solo Paul?
 <Ruth> i'm on holiday in june but if humanly possible i'll be there
 > Just pleased it isn't May
 <Karen> me too
 <PAUL> ANYWAY THE PREMIERSHIP NEEDS TEAMS LIKE US
 <Ruth> absolutely
 <maaike> no gigs i hope in september...
 <Chris> No, Faith Band is the next major thing, Cheryl.
 <Chris> Yep - cannon fodder
 <PAUL> SOME WILL BE AND WELL HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT
 DEVELOPES WITH THE REST
 <Cheryl> yes pleeease Septemberteve H> at least us united fans wont get in trouble for standing at the
 cottage
 <PAUL> TRUE
 <maaike> i am on holiday in september...weston sure mare or
 something
 <Karen> Brean Sands
 > Why there then ;-)
 <Steve Martin> is that in france? :-)
 <PAUL> YES THE GIGS DEPEND ON RECORDING AND THE
 NORMAL STUFF
 <Ruth> not cannon fodder....examples of how to play;o)
 <PAUL> NOT......BREAN SANDS!!!
 <Karen> I know, calm yourself......
 > So we will get a different set in Sept??
 <Steve Martin> Brean Sands sounds like an anagram
 > of what?
 <Esther> off.......
 <PAUL> MY FRIEND USED TO DO THOSE GIGS AS A JUGGLER
 <Chris> arsed bands
 <Karen> lol
 <Ruth> lol
 <Esther> lol
 <PAUL> STRANGS???HOPEFULLY YES
 <Karen> yes, different set pleeeease
 <Ruth> more from written in red i hope
 <PAUL> SWIMMING BANDS
 > No REALLY different would be good
 <Karen> all bring your Blue Coats
 <Cheryl> I want to hear Bed of nails
 <PAUL> BLOODY HELL
 <Stevie H> back again got cut off
 <Chris> seen beard
 > NEW stuff would be good.
 <maaike> from alice cooper?
 <Steve Martin> I wonder if they`ll be doing a knobbly knees comp
 <PAUL> YO SSSSSTEVIE........SORRY
 <Ruth> chris, you really must get out more
 <maaike> i hears there is a sinlge out...seven?
 <PAUL> NERD DANSAS
 <PAUL> B
 <maaike> orderred it at shop hasn't come in yet
 > Paul, will you be doing a footie comp again? or anything?
 <Chris> brendan Ass
 <maaike> glass blowing
 <PAUL> NEW MAYBE A COUPLE WE HOPE
 PAUL> BRASS ANDEN
 <Ruth> how is spirit of soccer going. any new developments?
 <Stevie H> with three writers in the band why do the stranglers albums
 ony ever have 11 tracks on why not more or a double
 <PAUL> MAYBE FOOTIE
 <PAUL> WE ARE TALKING IT IS DIFFICULT AT MO
 <Steve Martin> Paul what`s your best position?(thats a footie question
 before you start again Chris)
 > Ha Ha
 <Chris> a brass end
 <maaike> brad denss
 <Karen> why difficult??
 <PAUL> YES GLASS BLOWING ITS GOOD
 <PAUL> A RASS BEND> Glass blowing - yeah Paul do that as your 'special' for the convention -
 beats footie anyday
 <Stevie H> do anyone know anything about seven which is being
 advertised on one of the internet sites
 <PAUL> OK ITS DONEPAUL> SEVEN????
 <Chris> What's Seven?
 <PAUL> JUUUUULIAN.........HI
 <maaike> guy at record store told me...waiting for it now
 <Stevie H> yeah one of the sites is advertising a stranglers album called
 sven
 <Cheryl> still in bed
 <Steve Martin> Yes Maaike-whats this "seven" all about?
 <Esther> an album by madness chris
 <maaike> I dunno
 <PAUL> KYLIE IS IN TOWN C
 <Chris> (Groan Esther!)
 > That sound like Sweden ?
 <Steve Martin> Maybe its about Sven Goran whatsisname!
 <PAUL> MY MATE IS DOING WARDROBE
 <Cheryl> which town?
 <PAUL> DWARVES
 <Chris> (Say hi from the kids ;-))
 <PAUL> AH//NOT SURE
 <Cheryl> She's more English now anyway
 <Stevie H> mindu on one site La Folie is shown as Honey to the B
 <PAUL> SHE SENDS HUGS ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
 <Stevie H> a collaboration with Billie?
 <Chris> Don't mention wardrobes!
 <PAUL> J KRAMER
 <PAUL> AND PLANTS
 <Chris> Billie and Chris Evans - the madness of love!
 <PAUL> WHEN SHALL I CALL NEXT CCheryl> Whenever you like
 <PAUL> YUK
 <Chris> When it suits you sir.
 > Nice on Cheryl
 > one
 <PAUL> OH GOD SORRY BOUT THAT
 <maaike> wake up call from Paul roberts and still in bed???
 <Esther> nice....
 <PAUL> NO NO NO ITS ALL TRUE
 <Ruth> any good with diy furniture paul? chris sounds as if he needs all
 the help he can get, poor dear
 <PAUL> NOT BAD
 <Mark S> Back again, I got thrown off
 <Chris> I got him out of bed the other day - 8-1 to PR
 > I'll decorate for you Chris - I'm not bad either (for a girl ;-)
 <PAUL> IS THAT THY SALTY
 <Mark S> yes it is
 PAUL> IT TOO IS TRUE
 <Stevie H> on the Burning Up Time site there is a discussion as to how
 people would like to see the stranglrs bow out ie a farwell tour or big
 one off gig when the day finaaly comes what would u prefer Paul
 <PAUL> A DB 7
 <maaike> last time with Brad in chat was great fun..how did he enjoy it?
 <PAUL> NO I DONT KNOW I HAVENT THOUGHT ABOUT IT
 <Esther> any one for a beer, just going to ring my order to the pub!!
 > DB 7?? Isthat a car or a drink?
 <PAUL> HE SURE DID BUT HE IS BUSY TONIGHT
 <Chris> Paul, 21:10 hours.
 <PAUL> THE CAR
 <Mark S> Good Ipswich gig review Chris, and brilliant pictures from
 everyone concerned
 <Karen> Oh, by the way, Paul: a friend of mine saw Paula's pics from
 Ipswich and said of you: "He looks just like David Bowie"
 <Chris> More reviews still to come, and more pics too.
 <Cheryl> My Mum said that too!!!
 <PAUL> THERE YOU GO
 <maaike> why didn't you shave???
 <PAUL> I HAD A SHAVE NOW THOUGH
 <Esther> good
 > Chris when will you update Q page?
 <PAUL> PERFECT TIMING M
 > thought you getting all trendy nam
 <PAUL> MY FAULT PAULA
 > man
 <Chris> As soon as I can - rushed off my feet with other stuff, but I will
 get to it. Could do with more questions, though.
 > what was - question page?
 <PAUL> EXCELLENT....NO NO JUST LAZY
 Stevie H> Paul may i congratulate u on making a good song great in
 Never to Look Back on 5 live 01 great vocal
 <PAUL> IT IS PRETTY TRENDY......NAM U KNOW
 <Ruth> will paul & i see you at the fulham v wimbledon game in a couple
 of weeks?
 > Never been
 <PAUL> THANK U KINDLY STEVE
 <Karen> Yes, and in Germany it sounded great too
 <PAUL> YES U WILL IN BLACK AND WHITE/////////SAD EH
 
 PAUL> MY SCREN HAS GONE WIERD
 <PAUL> SCREN COOL
 <maaike> that happens very week!!!!
 <maaike> mib syndrome
 <PAUL> TRUE
 > Too much chat
 <PAUL> AH
 <Mark S> and not enough beer
 <Ruth> i'll be in black & white too. can't promise for paul tho, he's only
 coming under duress (chelsea supporter)
 <PAUL> WELL THRE MORE MINS AND I AM OFF
 <PAUL> CROOSSDRESSING EH
 <Chris> But Paul doesn't look foreign enough!
 <Ruth> he is half italian
 <PAUL> OR A BIG DU...RESS
 <Steve Martin> Paula do you own a black leather cat suit?I was watching
 Suzie Quatro on tv the other day and the thought just occured to me!
 > Cross dreesing - Paul is there any pic's of you in loin cloth & mask -
 have never seen video?
 > Go on?
 <Stevie H> in brief Pau;what are ur plans for the coming year (sorry if u
 have said this already missed the early part)
 <PAUL> YES I HAVE A POST CARD
 <Ruth> maybe chris can put them on the site?
 <Chris> (Esther got shut out -rang me - and says BYE to everyone)
 <PAUL> FAITH RECORD..GIG.NEW MATERIAL....SEVERAL IDEAS
 <maaike> what about Karen?
 <Chris> I have that postcard - I'll get it onto the site.
 > Who is 1/2 Italian??
 <Ruth> my paul
 <Karen> still here M
 <PAUL> WRITE A BIT WITH STRANGS
 > Oh Right - got lost there
 <Ruth> quite apt being a chelsea supporter
 <PAUL> WHOOOOOOO
 <maaike> well thank you Paul for coming in!!!!!
 <PAUL> OK COUNT DOWN FROM SIXTY
 <Stevie H> so there will be new strangs album this year
 <Karen> Thanks again Paul for being sooo good to your fans
 > Thanks Paul, and look forward to Julne/ July whenever - HAPPY
 EASTER
 <Chris> and a new solo single before June?
 <Cheryl> Thanks Paul - nice to speak to you. See you sometime soon (I
 hope)
 <Ruth> thanks paul. see you on 28th
 <PAUL> THANKYOU ALL I DO LIKE THESE AND THANK TO MARK
 AGAIN AND ALWAYS CHRIS AND THE LOVELY SARA
 <Steve Martin> Thanks for the opportunity to do this Paul
 <Mark S> thanks for the chat Paul. See you again real soon I hope
 <Chris> ...with an H, as in Harrass backwards.
 <PAUL> YES I AM GETTING IT READY
 <PAUL> YOU ARE ALL VERY WELCOME
 <maaike> byeeeeee
 <PAUL> GOODNIGHT
 > Can't wait to hear new single
 <maaike> xxxxx
 <Stevie H> cheers Paul
 <Cheryl> byeeee
 <PAUL> **********
 <Karen> Byeee xxxxx
 > NITE xxx
 <PAUL> BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 <Ruth> bye

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