In their own words

Chat with Paul & Brad on November 30th 2000

Transcribed by Paula
 
 
 <PAUL> HELLO
 
 <elmyra> well mr front man...
 
 <PAUL> SORRY I HAVE BEEN WATCHING FRED DIBNAH
 
 > Who??
 
 <PAUL> HES WICKED
 
 <Esther> Ditto
 
 <PAUL> A STEEPLE JACK
 
 <Esther> If you say so
 
 <elmyra> I am lost...how unusual
 
 <Chris> Elmyra was just saying she's going to fix us up with an east
 
 coast of Oz tour!
 
 <PAUL> WOTCHA ELM...
 
 <Kath n Emily> hi karen
 
 <elmyra> who's this fred dude?
 
 <Karen> Hello Kath n Emily!
 
 <PAUL> YEAH PLEASE ELMYRA.....TA
 
 <Cheryl> Paul - how's the search for a new guitarist going?
 
 <Ruth> doesn't he climb chimneys & stuff
 
 <PAUL> HOW ARE U ALL?
 
 <Chris> So, how's recording coming on?
 
 <Esther> So Paul, are you ready for JL show?
 
 <Karen> Well thanks Paul
 
 > Do you know what songs you're singing at tribute, or is it a secret?
 
 <PAUL> WELL WE ARE CHECKING OUT A FRIEND OF BRADS
 
 <Esther> Please tell!
 
 <elmyra> look, White Paste productions have already toured 2 uk bands
 
 this year (vanilla pod and annalise) or I could work someting out with
 
 club splurt. I'm not just an air head you knoe!
 
 <Cheryl> great stuff
 
 <PAUL> IM DOING 'COLD TURKEY AND FAME
 
 <Eric> cold turkey ! ace !
 
 <Esther> Oh
 
 > Look forward to it, are you nervous?
 
 <PAUL> I KNOW I KNOW YOU R V TALENTED
 
 <PAUL> ALWAYS NERVOUS
 
 <Cheryl> Where's Brad?
 
 <elmyra> yes, where is my jewish prince
 
 <Chris> He'll be along shortly - trust me!
 
 > But MASSIVE audience (hopefully)
 
 <PAUL> OOO MY PSYCHIC RADAR ISNT ON AT THE MO
 
 <Chris> Recording?
 
 <Ruth> saw johnny ellis in oxford. you missed a good night paul. john
 
 said you were at a party.
 
 <PAUL> HOLD ILL GO BACK A BIT
 
 <elmyra> 11 days till i leave for the uk again...don't all be so happy!
 
 <PAUL> I DID MISS JE WAS IT BRILL?
 
 <Ruth> it was awesome
 
 <PAUL> WHAT DID HE PLAY
 
 <Chris> The guitar
 
 > That wasn't confirmed on his web page??
 
 <PAUL> DOES ANYONE HAVE CURLY'S?
 
 <Ruth> guitar, what else;o) but with weird things like fans & shavers
 
 PAUL> V GOOD CHRIS
 
 <Cheryl> I've got Curly's
 
 <Ruth> me too
 
 <Esther> I beg your pardon!!!
 
 <Eric> curlys .. not yet im afraid, word is it is brilliant
 
 <PAUL> AND RUTH MY GOD SUCH RAPIER WIT
 
 > Snap - EXCELLENT ;-)
 
 <Ruth> i try
 
 <Cheryl> I love your duet with Arthur Brown
 
 <PAUL> HI MAN YEAH IT IS GOOD
 
 <PAUL> MY CURLYS ARE CLEAN THO
 
 <paul (reg)> stripper
 
 PAUL> ARTHUR IS A GOD!!
 
 <PAUL> PAUL TO YOU ELM PLEASE
 
 <Chris> Any comments on the Solar Live CD?
 
 <PAUL> AHHH YES
 
 <Cheryl> Just one - excellent!
 
 > Go On??
 
 <Chris> Is everyone happy with Solar Live CD then?
 
 > YES
 
 <Esther> Sure am
 
 <Cheryl> Not half!
 
 <PAUL> I HOPE U ALL LIKED IT AND IF IT SEEMED MISSING TALK
 
 ETC IT WAS BECAUSE WE ONLY HAD ONE DAY TO DO IT ALL
 
 <Ruth> you bet. the cd & the event. it was a once in a lifetime
 
 experience
 
 <paul (reg)> great cd shame about the cover
 
 <Karen> I'm more used to it now but the event will never be forgotten
 
 <PAUL> I'D RATHER THE DOSH GO TO THE CHARITY
 
 <Ruth> paul why wasn't swim included. i thought it was brilliant
 
 <PAUL> IT WAS OK IM GONNA RECORD IT FOR LATER
 
 <Esther> Paul, what do you want the Faith band to achieve in the next
 
 12 months?
 
 <Cheryl> Paul- hope you don't mind me asking - did Solar Live help you
 
 emotionally?
 
 <Eric> not happy with the old one on b side years ago?
 
 <Eric> i love that one too
 
 <PAUL> SORRY REG BUT U ALL PUT 27 QUID EACH IN.....PRETTY
 
 GOOD WELL DONE
 
 <PAUL> HOLD ON
 
 >Is your family going to see you on a 'West End Stage"?
 
 <PAUL> WE WANT TO TOUR IF WE CAN!!!!
 
 <Esther> where?
 
 Have you got a replacement for John yet?
 
 <PAUL> THE SHOW UPSET AND HELPED ME REALLY......HOW ARE
 
 YOU??
 
 <PAUL> AUSTRALIA!
 
 <paul (reg)> any plans for solar event 2 next year ?
 
 <Karen> Yes, THAT cover.......
 
 <Steve H> Would that include any dates outside London?
 
 <Cheryl> Paul -I'm fine but Julian has Chicken Pox
 
 <Esther> Not Barnstaple then??
 
 <PAUL> OOOH THAT WOULD BE TELLING
 
 <PAUL> NEVER MIND SEND MY LOVE
 
 Cheryl> Paul - OK that will cheer him up.
 
 <PAUL> I THINK AUSTRALIA IS MOSTLY OUYSIDE LONDON
 
 <Chris> Solar Live 2 - Not from my point of view. Something else 1 suits
 
 me better.
 
 Like??
 
 <Cheryl> Yeah 0 I agrree hris.
 
 <elmyra> I'm a bit slow Paul, what do you mean by that??? Is it torrential
 
 abuse against my homeland?
 
 <PAUL> TELL HIM THE NEXT CD IS 5 SONGS OLD AND FIT FOR
 
 JAN/FEB
 
 <Eric> cool cant wait!
 
 <Cheryl> ooops - I mean 'I agree Chris'
 
 <PAUL> WE LOVE U E
 
 <Esther> Paul, will you go grey gracefully, or use the bottle??!!
 
 <Ruth> australia. there's a challenge for you chris. it'll be a job making it
 
 easy for everyone to get there!
 
 <PAUL> IT WAS ATOUR QUESTION DONT WORRY
 
 <Chris> I have a minibus arranged.
 
 A PR Special - Great flight over ;-)
 
 <PAUL> MY TYPE DON'T GREY!!!"!
 
 <Ruth> book my place.
 
 <Chris> (they go bald)
 
 <Steve H> how does the CD sound is it similar to Faith or have you treid
 
 something different?
 
 <Esther> LOL
 
 <Cheryl> Paul - we'll roadie for you if you come to Oz, and put everyone
 
 up of course.
 
 <PAUL> WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
 
 <Ruth> everyone cheryl!!!
 
 <Eric> are you recording most of it alone like Faith?
 
 <Cheryl> Yeah Ruth - but bring your tent.
 
 <PAUL> OH RIGHT THE CD IS A BIT DIFFERENT CHECK IT!!!
 
 Thanks Chery I'll keep you to that
 
 <Chris> New CD sound? Recording alone?
 
 <maaike> i'e seen on al ot of BBC programms a "Paul Roberts"credited
 
 for dubbing...anyone we know?
 
 <maaike> HI Brad
 
 <PAUL> HES GOT A LOVELY PROFILE
 
 <elmyra> bradddddd!!!!!!!
 
 <Eric> hi brad
 
 <Kath&Em> hi brad
 
 <PAUL> HEY MISS SHARP
 
 <Cheryl> Hi Brad
 
 PAUL> GO E GO GIRL
 
 <maaike> sharp, me?
 
 <PAUL> WOTCHA BRUV
 
 <Chris> Brad meet Elm - Elm meet Brad.
 
 <Chris> Someoone asked whether you were recording alone again.
 
 <Esther> Hey Brad, say something!
 
 <elmyra> we met already, chrissy poo, so don't play matchmaker on us,
 
 oy vey!
 
 <Ruth> how did the gigs go in camden brad? sorry i missed them
 
 <PAUL> I SEE HERRINGS........I SEE BLUE AND WHITE
 
 <PAUL> BRAD IS THE QUIET ONE
 
 Eh???
 
 <elmyra> brad is strong and silent
 
 <PAUL> I HAVE GOT THE VID PAULA DONT PANIC
 
 <Eric> Herrings? Had one the other day!
 
 <Esther> Paul, are there any decent pubs in Fulham Road?
 
 <PAUL> A FAMOUR GERMAN JEWELLER
 
 <Cheryl> Paul - will there be any covers on the new album?
 
 <PAUL> THATS FAMOUS
 
 Thought you'd forgotten - Thanks
 
 <elmyra> anyway, about oz tour, it will be easy to fix up gigs (a fri and
 
 sat) in bris and put youse up. WP can set it all up
 
 <Chris> (Brad - type in at the bottom, then press enter)
 
 <PAUL> YEAH WITH SOME PICTURES ON YOU KNOW
 
 <Eric> haha
 
 <PAUL> WE WOULD FUCKING LOVE IT
 
 <PAUL> HE LOOOOOVES THE BOTTOM
 
 <Eric> no news on holland yes im afraid
 
 <carlw> On John Ellis' Website he says he wants to re-record Zestra,
 
 will you re-do the vocals, any schedule ?
 
 <elmyra> For sydney and Melb we use our names to organise gigs and
 
 get accom. You generally have to organise the flights and your own
 
 minibus, roadie, merch person, etc but we can promo it as much as
 
 you want
 
 <Cheryl> I meant covers of songs.
 
 <PAUL> DONT TEASE CHRIS
 
 <PAUL> NONE MY SWEET
 
 <PAUL> WILL THEY PAY US!!
 
 <Ruth> all your own work then paul?
 
 <PAUL> YA
 
 <Ruth> excellent
 
 <Steve H> is there anything like Fried or Hard One on the new album
 
 <Cheryl> Good.
 
 <Esther> I'm lost need another drink. Back in a mo
 
 <PAUL> IT'S QUITE GOOD AT THE MO
 
 <PAUL> YES THERE IS A LONG INSTRUMENTAL
 
 This copying and pasting lark is hard work - you lose the jist of the
 
 conversation
 
 <PAUL> WELL STOP DECORATING THEN
 
 <Chris> The virgin chatter will be with us soon ;o)
 
 <Cheryl> Paul - How did you get involved in the JL Tribute?
 
 <PAUL> EXCELLENT
 
 Very Good
 
 <Chris> Go on Brad - you can do it.
 
 <Chris> Get it in there, boy!!
 
 <Kath&Em> we'll be gentle
 
 <brad> hiya-wasn't being rude-cant figure out computers!
 
 <Kath&Em> ;-)
 
 <Esther> Come on Brad
 
 <elmyra> What is the matter with little Brad?
 
 <PAUL> ERM A GUY THAT CONTACTED CHRIS IT WAS....GOOD
 
 OLD CL
 
 <Esther> Hi Brad
 
 <Cheryl> Kath - Jenni not there tonight?
 
 <PAUL> BRAD USE CAPS MAN
 
 <Cheryl> Well done Chris. What a hero.
 
 <elmyra> Brad, we won't byte?
 
 <Steve H> were the Beatles/Lennon a big influence on yu?
 
 Welcome aboard Brad
 
 <PAUL> LOCK
 
 <Chris> (thats caps lock, Brad)
 
 Chris> (LIKE THIS)
 
 <elmyra> I think he may be overwhelmed
 
 <Kath&Em> jenni is at footy again!!!
 
 <Kath&Em> sulking
 
 <PAUL> NOT REALLY MY DAD BOUGHT THIER RECORDS BUT I DO
 
 LOVE THEM
 
 <Cheryl> who is sulking?
 
 <Esther> Brad, who influences your musical style?
 
 <Steve H> what will u be singing?
 
 <PAUL> DID ANYONE SEE THE GREAT FFC
 
 <Chris> were his solo songs a bigger influence, rather than the poppy
 
 Beatly ones?
 
 Wil you just be singing or do you have to talk about effect he had on
 
 you etc?
 
 <PAUL> WHEN STEVE......HOW R U
 
 <elmyra> Look, I hafta go in 15 minutes to see if anyone wants me to
 
 work today. Chris, you know the only reason I got up so early to chat,
 
 do summat aboot it already
 
 <PAUL> WELL NOONE HAS SAID MORE THAN SING
 
 <Ruth> not yet but a group of us hope to see FFC v wimbledon next year
 
 <PAUL> WE ARE POETRY
 
 <Steve H> fine thanks Paul..at the Lennon show
 
 <PAUL> COLD TURKEY AND FANE
 
 <PAUL> FAME
 
 You've got plenty of support in the audience anyway, give us all a wave
 
 ;-)
 
 <PAUL> MMMMMM
 
 <Karen> Paul - What do you think of the web site census??
 
 <Chris> (Brad got thrown out by his PC - he's on his way back in, okay
 
 E)
 
 <PAUL> OF COURSE
 
 <Esther> Paul, do you like Marmite?
 
 <Ruth> hi stevePAUL> ELM WHATS UP BABE
 
 <PAUL> I LOVE IT
 
 [Thu Nov 30 20:54:58 GMT+00:00 2000] BRAD ! has no profile.
 
 Hi Steve
 
 <PAUL> YOWSER B
 
 <Chris> I think she's missing her love
 
 <Eric> welcome back
 
 <Esther> Hiya again Brad
 
 <Kath&Em> hi again brad
 
 <Ruth> welcome back brad
 
 <elmyra> I am still half asleep but my breaky of diet coke has livened me
 
 up. I'll be in enfland in 2 weeks!
 
 <elmyra> Brad, oy vey!
 
 <PAUL> WHERE???
 
 <Steve H> Kath fancy some table surfing at Manchester Uni next week?
 
 Intime for the tribute ???
 
 <Kath&Em> lol
 
 <Cheryl> Paul - will you write with members of Faith? Richard maybe?
 
 Was'nt he co-writer of Sold On Dreams?
 
 <Kath&Em> so tell us brad what is paul really like too work for???
 
 <elmyra> sorry PAUL, england, London, then Manchester. Seein JJ with
 
 Reggie on the 15th
 
 <BRAD !> HELLO PEOPLE - I THINK BASS PLAYERS DONT SUIT
 
 WORKING COMPLEX MACHINERY
 
 <Chris> It's near England, Paul.
 
 <Burnel> good evening
 
 <Cheryl> Hi Simon
 
 <elmyra> bass players are just good slappers, eh, brad
 
 <PAUL> YO BRADLEY
 
 <Chris> Is that S&M speak?
 
 <Ruth> isn't a bass guitar complex machinery?
 
 <Burnel> Paul, any new Stranglers album in sight?
 
 <PAUL> I WANT TO WRITE WITH THE GUYS AND BRAD HAS JUST
 
 DONE SOMETHING ON THE NEW CD
 
 <elmyra> was that directed at me, chrissy man?
 
 <Esther> Brad, what do you enjoy most about working with the Faith
 
 band?
 
 Other than us fans
 
 <PAUL> RICH IS COMIN OVER AFTER THE WATERBOYS TOUR
 
 <Chris> Have you heard from him on his tour?
 
 <elmyra> one fan in particular, who won't let up
 
 Cheryl> All these Steves are confusing.
 
 <Ruth> wonder who that is...
 
 <steve> hi all (again!)
 
 <PAUL> IS THAT GC??
 
 <Chris> Hi Graeme - how's Nichola?
 
 <Esther> Karen, you still out there??
 
 <BRAD !> PAULS GREAT TO WORK WITH - WHAT U SEE IS WHAT
 
 U GET - JUST KEEP HIM AWAY FROM STUFF LIKE RED BULL
 
 <Burnel> i'm not Jean Jacques
 
 <PAUL> OH HI GRAEME A SCOTTISH SPELLING OF COURSE
 
 <PAUL> AY
 
 <Karen> Yes, still here
 
 <paul (reg)> hi Graeme how are you mate
 
 <Kath&Em> will get him a red bull next time then – yhanx
 
 <Ruth> why brad? spill the beans. it surely can't give him anymore
 
 energy than he already has, can it?
 
 <Kath&Em> thanx
 
 <BRAD !> THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING IN FAITH IS ALL THE
 
 REGULAR GIGGING
 
 <PAUL> NO NOT SCOTTISH AY ...MORE WHAT???
 
 <Cheryl> What about a crate of Red Bull for Christmas!
 
 <PAUL> I AGREE WITH BRAD
 
 <Burnel> Norway here, with snow on the ground
 
 Regular??? Have I missed something?
 
 <steve> Paul-saw the Damned tuesday night in Brighton.Pity you never
 
 got to tour with them-theyre nutters!
 
 <elmyra> specially when youse all come out to aussie, eh, BRAD and
 
 PAUL???
 
 <Chris> A gig every 4 onths, whether you like it or not ;o)
 
 <Chris> AND CHRIS!!!
 
 <graeme> just sussed it out hi there chris nics fine
 
 <PAUL> WEEL THAT TOUR WOULD HAVE BEEN ACE
 
 PAUL> YES ELM LETS DO IT
 
 <steve> Is that definitely dead and buried nw Paul?
 
 <graeme> hi paul ye cannae spell it any other way
 
 <PAUL> WHAT???
 
 <BRAD !> OOH - ARE WE GOING TO AUSTRALIA - BETTER
 
 CANCEL THE MILK TOMORROW
 
 <Chris> Brad, howe would you like to trudge around Oz, slavishly
 
 working?
 
 <PAUL> IS DEAD ETCC NOT U GRAEME
 
 <elmyra> It is easy Paul, I'll chat to you about it when I'm in england and
 
 give you my contacts who manage that stuff
 
 <Esther> My sister wants you to tour Korea, she lives in Soeul
 
 <Chris> Ah, soeul!
 
 <BRAD !> WORK ? HOW DARE YOU - IM A MUSICIAN !
 
 <PAUL> MY BROTHERS NAME IS GRAEME
 
 <elmyra> Brad would love to come here, woouldn't you brad, oh silent
 
 one
 
 <PAUL> A WHAT
 
 <graeme> i think i better just try and read ,its all goin a bit fast
 
 <steve> They even released 'In the Night' in Korea!!
 
 <Chris> Similar to artist, but more mechanical.
 
 <PAUL> ERM IS WHAT DEAD AND BURIED???
 
 Tour with Damned??
 
 <steve> the Damned tour
 
 <Ruth> how about the faith band touring with the stranglers? now that
 
 could be interesting
 
 <BRAD !> HELLO ELM - WASNT IGNORING YOU EARLIER - JUST
 
 TAKES ME 30 MINS TO TYPE A SENTENCE
 
 <PAUL> HI TO NICHOLA MAN...
 
 <steve> yes Paula
 
 <Esther> Brad, don't worry I can't type either!!
 
 <Steve H> is there a stranglers album in the offering
 
 <Burnel> i'm looking forward to the next PR album
 
 <Chris> What - a gig in Nice too!!!
 
 <PAUL> BUT U CAN DO DE ASPLITSAAAAAR
 
 So no single before Xmas then??
 
 <Karen> supposed to be a live one isn't there?
 
 <PAUL> SORRY SOLAR DELAYED TINGS
 
 <graeme> Hello Paul, it's Nichola here. Sorry I can't join in for a longer
 
 chat but Graeme has me doing the ironing this evening
 
 <steve> Paul-what about this 'new' Live album?What tour is it from?With
 
 Baz or before??
 
 <Burnel> i guess the album is from 1995
 
 <PAUL> WE WANT TO DO A VIDEO SINGLE NEXT
 
 <Eric> very interesting!
 
 <Eric> what song?
 
 <Karen> Good
 
 <Ruth> that would be cool. which songs?
 
 <Esther> I'd love a video single
 
 With footage from Solar?? - PLEASE
 
 <PAUL> MMMMMM DUNNO SWIM IS ONE TRACK
 
 <Karen> Great idea, Paula
 
 <PAUL> WITH THAT FOOTAGE
 
 <paul (reg)> hi there NICHOLA Susan and the kids say hi
 
 Yup, I think the fans win the vote ;-)
 
 <Karen> YES!!!
 
 <steve> Paul-did it feel 'weird' playing accoustic in front of us lot?
 
 You must have been VERY nervous
 
 <PAUL> I GIVE IN
 
 <BRAD !> HOW DOES SWIM GO ? ACTUALLY - IVE FORGOTTEN
 
 THEM ALL !!!!
 
 Yes Please
 
 <Ruth> we all thought it was great, didn't we?
 
 <PAUL> ERRRR NOT REALLY I JUST GOT VVV NERVOUS
 
 <PAUL> U STARR
 
 <Kath&Em> Emily has to go, she says byeeee all and kiss to Paul and
 
 Brad x x
 
 <Karen> we did ruth
 
 Don't know 'cos it wasn't on Solar
 
 <PAUL> GUTEN NACHT
 
 <Cheryl> Brad - do you write any material - or not interested in that side
 
 of things? Bye Em. xx
 
 <Ruth> don't you dare forget them brad. back to rehearsals
 
 <graeme> HOW ABOUT A ACOUSTIC FAITH GIG
 
 <Chris> Si thi
 
 Karen> Paul, what was your overiding memory of the Solar Live day??
 
 <PAUL> WHO
 
 <elmyra> that's Gute Nacht, sorry always the teacher
 
 <PAUL> SORRY
 
 <elmyra> Hey reggie, still there, my dear all day sucker fan?
 
 <BRAD !> I DO WRITE STUFF - BUT PAUL SEEMS TO BE TICKING
 
 OVER WELL ENOUGH ON HIS OWN
 
 <paul (reg)> yes darling
 
 What was your Mum's reaction to Solar - I bet she was well chuffed??
 
 <PAUL> I REMEMBER ORGANISATION THE MOST STRESS
 
 ERM......AND A FAB DAY
 
 <graeme> BARNABY SAYS HELLO
 
 <PAUL> WE WILL WRITE
 
 <elmyra> so I sent the dosh, okay and all is good and you aren't still in a
 
 crappy mood with me?
 
 <Chris> Yeah, what did your mum think, Sonny?
 
 <PAUL> HELLO TO DA BEAR
 
 <PAUL> SHE HAS NOT HEARD IT YET FRAGILE IS THE WORD
 
 <elmyra> well I can do better than that!I bought another ewok. But my
 
 old faithful will still be with me
 
 True - early days
 
 <PAUL> I REMEMBER THE SILENCE FOR MY DADS SONG
 
 <graeme> PAUL ANY CHANCE LETTING ME IN ON YOUR 6PACK
 
 SECRET
 
 Could have heard a pin drop
 
 <Chris> Graeme can you knock your caps lock off please?
 
 <elmyra> graeme...do 200 sit ups per day and go vegan, it worked for
 
 me
 
 <graeme> sorry
 
 <PAUL> OFF LICENCERuth> my father's bride was very moving. it brought a lump to my
 
 throat
 
 Everyone I think
 
 VERY toching
 
 <Chris> Maybe the last note isn't too long after all.
 
 <PAUL> WELL I WAS MOURNING IN THE BACK SOMEWHERE!!!!!!
 
 touching - sorry
 
 <PAUL> YOU SHOUL HAVE LEFT IT PAULA
 
 <BRAD !> I RECKON ITS WORRY THAT KEEPS PAUL SLIM & I CAN
 
 TAKE SOME CREDIT FOR HIS STRESS!
 
 <graeme> can we have more tracks lioke hard one
 
 <Ruth> was it difficult for you to listen to it paul
 
 <Eric> any chance of releasing it too?
 
 You done really well though,
 
 <Chris> When does Rich get back?
 
 <PAUL> GEDDIT
 
 Left What???
 
 <PAUL> I LISTEN TO IT BUT IT IS SO VERY POWERFUL ASONG
 
 <PAUL> IT IS ON THE NEXT CD
 
 <Chris> My Father's Bride release?
 
 Excellent
 
 <graeme> nice one
 
 <Eric> cant wait for the CD then!
 
 <PAUL> TOCHING
 
 Ah Right ;-)
 
 <Esther> Would love to hear it again
 
 <elmyra> well luvvies, not that you'll miss me, but i have to go and wait
 
 for the fone to ring me in for a possible $200 relief teaching day. Bye
 
 all, especially reggie, PAUL and the silent BRAD
 
 <graeme> paul have you been on the ale tonight
 
 <PAUL> I ACTUALLY RECORDED THE VOCAL ON THE EVE OF THE
 
 FUNERAL AND WAS GOING TO ERASE IT
 
 Don't, you'll regret it one day
 
 <PAUL> SEE YA ELMM
 
 <Chris> Do you think you'll play it live?
 
 <PAUL> WELL IT IS THE ONE ON THE CD UNTOUCHED
 
 <BRAD !> BYE ELM ! SHALOM! - OH YES - WHEN DOES RICH GET
 
 BACK?
 
 <PAUL> VERY HARD TO SAY
 
 Leave it as it is, 'raw'
 
 <Steve H> Paul thought u might like to know that there are plans for the
 
 Boardwalk in Manchester-one of your fave gigs-to turn it into a strip
 
 club
 
 <Esther> I agree Paula
 
 Phew, gone quiet all of a sudden
 
 <PAUL> RICH FINISHES IN JAN I THINK
 
 <Esther> Any one for a glass of port??
 
 <Cheryl> elmyra before you go -whens the zzz Paul interview being
 
 aired?
 
 So we can look forward to a gig (or 2)
 
 <Karen> Paul/Chris - are you starting the Fans Pages up again? I have a
 
 good question.
 
 <graeme> do you constantly write paul? notebook ever ready and that
 
 <PAUL> I BELIEVE IT STILL EXSISTS
 
 <Cheryl> I didn't thing the Fan's page ever wne t away.
 
 <Chris> yes to Fans page
 
 Karen> It does but no-one ever uses it
 
 <PAUL> DICTAPHONE ALWAYS
 
 <Esther> Ask it now Karen!!
 
 Chris - you don't update it though
 
 <Karen> It would take Paul too long to answer!
 
 <Karen> Yes, true Paula
 
 <graeme> are words the starter for10 or is it melody
 
 <PAUL> WE TRY BUT INPUT IS EVERYTHING
 
 <Esther> What do you think of first paul, words or melody?
 
 <Chris> No, time is precious, and I need a lot of help from you guys. I
 
 can only ask Paul what you want to know fromhim, yeah?
 
 <PAUL> IT DEPENDS NO RULES
 
 <Karen> OK, question will be posted tomorrow Paul
 
 <PAUL> OK
 
 <elmyra> Cheryl, I really can't say as no one has heard of PR or the
 
 Faith band so I've given in a demo with my interviews and they'll ring
 
 me when they have a slot for it
 
 elmyra> Okay I'm really going this time.
 
 <Chris> Yeah - I'm finishing the census thingy, then moving on.
 
 Di anyone get that last page?? Just lost mine, got the rest though
 
 <Chris> When does Rich get back - did I miss ananswer?
 
 <Esther> Lost mine too
 
 <Eric> lost it all
 
 <PAUL> WE ARED GONNA WRITE A BIT I BELIEVE BUT IT IS NOT
 
 MY PLACE TO SAY REALLY
 
 <BRAD !> OOH - DO I HAVE A FAN ? I'LL HAVE TO OK THAT WITH
 
 PAUL
 
 <Karen> Will get it all at end otherwise bits will be lost
 
 will you gig in early 2001 then??
 
 <Cheryl> It should be though. Sorry.
 
 <Chris> That is are, not ared
 
 <steve> Paul-any progress on a replacement for JE in the Faith band
 
 yet?
 
 Cheryl> That's the 3rd time the 'replacement for JE' has been asked.
 
 <PAUL> I LOVE TCHNOLOGY BUT MUST REMAIN MASTER
 
 <Esther> Brad, do you have any annoying habits?
 
 Thanks Cheryl
 
 <Chris> Paul has...
 
 <BRAD !> I RECKON WE SHOULD WORK ON JE - ONCE YOU ARE
 
 A MUSICIAN - ITS HARD TO STOP - HE MIGHT MISS PLAYING
 
 AFTER A FEW MONTHS
 
 <Esther> What???
 
 <PAUL> WE DO WANT TO GI LET ME STRESS THAT BUT A LOT
 
 HAS TO BE TIED UP SHALL WE SAY
 
 Yes ignoring the question about JE ;-)
 
 <elmyra> okay well I am gone, a special le heatre ot to you brad, sorry
 
 cant spell evrit
 
 <Eric> i m sure he cannot live without it long
 
 <graeme> you are a tight rockin combo#
 
 <PAUL> PLOKIJUHYGTF....CU EL
 
 <steve> Yes I agree Brad-it would be strange without him too
 
 <PAUL> THANKYOU G
 
 <Esther> I agreee Paul
 
 <PAUL> HES THE MAN AS THEY SAY
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> je is a wicked musician
 
 <BRAD !> I HAVE TONS OF ANNOYING HABITS - BUT I THINK THEY
 
 ADD TO CHARACTER
 
 <Esther> Chicken
 
 <Chris> Does the loss of a guitarist change the way you write?
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> what are paul's annoying habits then chris?
 
 <Burnel> a new Stranglers album on the way?
 
 <PAUL> I HAVE TONS OF ANNOYING RABBITS....OH AND A GUINEA
 
 PIG
 
 <Esther> yes I want to know Chris/Paul
 
 <steve> Paul-The Curlys Airships is BRILLIANT and so addictive!
 
 <Chris> And a chicken called chat
 
 <Esther> I have a guinea pig
 
 <Esther> & 2 cats
 
 True, will your next album be completely different without John ??
 
 <PAUL> NO NOT AT ALL
 
 <Chris> Well, you remember those German videos in the seventies....
 
 <PAUL> I HAVE A PINNY GIG AS WELL...EVERY TUESDAY
 
 I have a new cat ;-)
 
 <graeme> i know you do vocal coaching training.would you train
 
 individuals in the use of modern recording technique
 
 <Cheryl> I've got 5 guinea pigs.
 
 <Karen> I found a rabbit today that had to be put to sleep - he had
 
 mixamatosis(?)
 
 <Chris> What about the songs you play live now - will changing the style
 
 to suit a new guitarist be a possibility?
 
 Terrible disease that - did you know I was a vetinary nurse??
 
 <BRAD !> I DONT NEED PETS - I HAVE THE VOICES FOR
 
 COMPANY !!!!
 
 <Esther> It sounds like Pet Rescue
 
 <PAUL> NO JUST ME AND WHAT I THINK THE GUYS WOULD DO I
 
 ASKED FOR THIER SKILLS BECAUSE I CONSIDER THEM ALL
 
 EXTREEMLY GOOD AT THIER GIGS
 
 <Ricketts> Shut the fucj uo about rabbits
 
 <Karen> No! Are you seriously?
 
 Me - Yes
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> paul, is there any chance of je returning to the faith
 
 band or do you think his decision will be final
 
 <PAUL> THATS THE BAND AND THE SONGS
 
 <Karen> I'll speak to you later Paula
 
 <PAUL> I WILL TALK TO HIM IN THE NEW YEAR
 
 <Cheryl> Paul - tell him we all love him and want him back.
 
 What did John say about his cross??
 
 <Karen> Don't know what's happened but have just lost the whole web
 
 chat..
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> the whole band works so well together. it could be
 
 difficult to find that again
 
 <Burnel> i lost some of the chat some minutes ago
 
 I lost some earlier on
 
 <Chris> This conversation about JE... deja vu?
 
 <PAUL> HE IS VERY BUSY BUT WELL SEE...I THINK HE NEEDED A
 
 REST FROM THING REALLY AND AS BRAD SAYS MUSIC IS IN
 
 YOUR BLOOD
 
 <Steve H> I take it Paul you agredd with the NME poll that made David
 
 Bowie the most inflential artist of all time?
 
 PAUL> ME TOO
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> me too
 
 <graeme> sorry i think bowie is very over rated
 
 Chris you never put that CD cover up to compare
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> it threw me out. most annoying
 
 <PAUL> WELLNOT ENTIRELY....THESE SURVEY ETC ARE VERY
 
 NARROW MINDED
 
 <Esther> I love Bowie
 
 <Chris> See Jan's edition of the fans page Paula!
 
 Did I miss something??
 
 <steve> Yep Bowies fantastic.
 
 <Chris> Look at number 2 in the survey - Radiohead ;o(
 
 <Chris> Other than that, surveys are excellent ;o)
 
 <PAUL> IN A POP WAY YES BUT DON'T FORGET ROXY
 
 <Karen> I agree graeme
 
 Eric> Do the Strand!!!
 
 <PAUL> BUT HOW CAN AN ARTIST SO NEW BE SUCH A MAJOR
 
 INFLUENSE
 
 <graeme> im the cat amongst the ravens and disagree with paul and
 
 rate tin mach (under the god)mmmmmm
 
 <PAUL> INFLUENCE
 
 <Steve H> have to say i was shocked that the Stranglers were not
 
 mentioned in the poll especially in the NME ...LOL
 
 <PAUL> YES I AGREE
 
 Esther> Hi Brad!!! again
 
 <Chris> New, an not overly original.
 
 <Burnel> the Stranglers is mostly ignored
 
 <PAUL> TIN MACHINE WHOOOOOA
 
 You'll get the knack eventually ;-)
 
 <BRAD !!!> GOT DISCONNECTED AGAIN - DID I MISS ANYTHING
 
 EXCITING ?
 
 <PAUL> UNFORTUNATELY YES
 
 <Esther> I prefer Earthling
 
 <Chris> Elmyra streaked across the screen.
 
 <PAUL> NOT U BRAD....SOMETHING ELSE
 
 <BRAD !!!> WHAT ? DID WE GET A GIG IN ?
 
 Without you - Never
 
 <PAUL> A WHAT
 
 <Chris> Yeah - you were great.
 
 <PAUL> I LOVE U BRAD
 
 <Chris> Paul!!!
 
 <Burnel> about time is my favourite album from the JE lineup
 
 <PAUL> SORRY INFIDELITY RUNS IN T'FAMLEEEE
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> no way. written in red is by far the best
 
 WIR
 
 <ROb> I prefer Written in Red myself
 
 <PAUL> IM HAPPY FOR THAT
 
 <PAUL> AND THAT
 
 Hi Rob ;-)
 
 <SteveInBlack> Paul-are you still looking for a recording deal or do you
 
 feel it`s going to be released on the net stuff as with Faith album,etc?
 
 <Burnel> especially Paul's singing is great there
 
 <PAUL> IM TRYING STEVE GOD AM I TRYING
 
 <Karen> Sorry not WIR
 
 <Steve H> Coup de Grace is under rated
 
 BRAD !!!> THANX PAUL !
 
 <Esther> IHaven't heard WIR- sorry
 
 Its not really a Stranglers album though is it?
 
 <Chris> WHAT!!!!!!!!!
 
 <PAUL> BRAD SO FAR.........
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> you really should esther
 
 <SteveInBlack> About Time
 
 <Burnel> but in heaven she walks is excellent!!!
 
 <Karen> CDG & About Time
 
 <Chris> I quite like Faith?, myself.
 
 <PAUL> ABOUT TIME WHAT
 
 <Cheryl> You really should Esther.
 
 <Esther> I have aked for it for X mas
 
 <PAUL> I LOVE IT
 
 <PAUL> HOPE IS BETTER
 
 <Chris> It's okay , but I hear theres something better coming real soon..
 
 <PAUL> NOT JUST CAUSE OF BRAD
 
 <Esther> Barnstaple has crap music shops
 
 <graeme> who does brad cite what the hell is mk2
 
 <Burnel> should've knocked out those bad boy bands
 
 What is your next 'solo' album called?
 
 <Chris> No, not hope - metamorphos
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> faith is excellent. by far the songs, like postcard
 
 <Cheryl> Is it really called Hope?
 
 <Chris> NO, please!
 
 <PAUL> YEP
 
 <graeme> sorry me messages are crap
 
 <ROb> Rob What about Charity?
 
 <PAUL> LONDON HAS MUSICAL CRAP SHOPS
 
 <Chris> Yes, Graeme, that's a far better title!
 
 <Burnel> Paul is the leader of the gang
 
 <graeme> who does brad cite as a influence
 
 Charity - Really???
 
 <SteveInBlack> Mark II (with Paul in the Stranglers)
 
 <Karen> Paul - you are great at these rearranged sentences!!
 
 <Steve H> so the next album after that will be called "& charity"
 
 <PAUL> TA
 
 <PAUL> YO
 
 <Esther> hiya
 
 <graeme> mk2 who cares if its steve 1 its bloody good music
 
 It HAS to be - surely
 
 <Chris> Brad, wouldn't you like to tour an album with an interestimg title?
 
 <BRAD !!!> PLAYING INFLUENCES VARY FROM MODERN
 
 CLASSICAL TO JAZZ/LISTENING MORE TO POP & ROCK
 
 NOWADAYS
 
 <PAUL> HURRAH
 
 <graeme> you can certainly groove brad
 
 <PAUL> YOULL SLEEP WELL TONIGHT BRAD
 
 <Steve H> were /are u into the Stranglers Brad?
 
 Curlys Airship was fantastic, don'tnormally like song/stories
 
 <Esther> yes I agree, a real groover!!
 
 <BRAD !!!> CHRIS - I'LL TOUR ANYTHING - WHO DO I INVOICE ?
 
 <PAUL> HES F****** WICKED MATE
 
 Burnel> haven't gt curly's airship yet
 
 <PAUL> THE SLEEVE IS ACE TOO
 
 <graeme> i think me nichola spotted the potential
 
 You'll LOVE it
 
 <miss B FLat!> I like bass parts in "in a while"
 
 <PAUL> ITS GREAT B
 
 Love the pic of you inside Paul - it suits you ;-)
 
 <Chris> Definitely the boss, the guy with the mike.
 
 <SteveInBlack> Paul-have you read Stuart Pearce auto-biography?
 
 <BRAD !!!> THANX GRAEME ! ONE TENDS TO FADE INTO THE
 
 BACKGROUND ON STAGE NEXT TO PAUL !
 
 <PAUL> THANK YOU ALL ....THAT SORTED THAT!!!
 
 Not surprised the way he moves, he'd knock you out
 
 <graeme> no he is such a shrinking violet
 
 <Esther> LOL
 
 <PAUL> STUART GAVE ME ONE TUTHER DAY ACTUALLY ....CHECK
 
 PAGE 206 ???
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> he knocks us out!!!
 
 ha ha
 
 <Chris> I've read it - the guy's honest, for sure.
 
 <SteveInBlack> oo err missus!
 
 <Burnel> Stuart is still going strong
 
 <BRAD !!!> GREAT MOVES - MY UNCLE'S LIKE THAT AT WEDDINGS
 
 AFTER A FEW DRINKS
 
 Chris can you put that page on the site?
 
 <PAUL> I KNOW YOUR UNCLE IYeah I bet
 
 <PAUL> I WAS ACTUALLY COUNTY AND THAT
 
 <K@th> yeh 2 :-)
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> how is spirit of soccer going paul. we haven't heard
 
 much about it lately
 
 <SteveInBlack> Any plans for one Paul (an auto-biog)?
 
 <PAUL> I AM WANTING TO DO THAT VERY THING GRAEME
 
 <Esther> Oh I forgot, gavin says "hi" he has had to go out.
 
 <Cheryl> Julian has just got up - say Hello.
 
 <PAUL> IAINS PUBLISHER HAS TOLD ME TO!!!!
 
 <ROb> Rob Then why not write it?
 
 <Cheryl> sorry - he says Hello.
 
 <PAUL> HALLO JU
 
 <Chris> That's Mr Banks?
 
 <BRAD !!!> CHRIS-ORGANISE A COMPETITION-BEST TITLE FOR
 
 PAULS BOOK
 
 <PAUL> ITS NOT EASY
 
 <Karen> Good one Brad!
 
 <Chris> Streak of P
 
 <PAUL> HOPE U FEEL BETTER SOON MATE
 
 <SteveInBlack> Yeah nice one Brad
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> genius brad
 
 Write what you feel
 
 <Cheryl> Julian says thanks
 
 If you can write songpoetry you can write about your life
 
 <Chris> Okaym title comp coming soon...
 
 <miss B FLat!> BOOKtitle: Paul Roberts a life of music in words!
 
 <BRAD !!!> MIGHT HAVE TO LIE DOWN - HAD AN IDEA ONCE
 
 BEFORE - IT TIRED ME OUT
 
 <PAUL> ACYTUALLY I SAID 'OH YEAH ITS CALLED THE DIARY OF
 
 AN ORDINARY BLOKE.......THAT SOUNDS GREAT ALREADY HE
 
 SAYS
 
 <Burnel> much contact with reverend Greenfield?
 
 <PAUL> NOT REALLY I MIGHT SEE HIM AT XMAS
 
 <Burnel> he's cool
 
 <PAUL> HES A GAS THAT MAN
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> writing poetry is a release. opening up in a book could
 
 be difficult, i imagine
 
 BTW Simon - article was good thanks for putting it in ;-)
 
 <graeme> alright guys its been good,speak to you soon got a interview
 
 in tit mornin,will chat longer next time,best wishes g&n
 
 <PAUL> ITS LIKE THE CLASSIC SERIES TO FILM THING
 
 <BRAD !!!> ARE THE STRANGLERS GIGGING IN THIS COUNTRY -
 
 MUST GO TO A GIG
 
 <Burnel> make him sing Peasant on the tour.......
 
 <PAUL> BEST OF LUCK GRAEME C U NICHOLA
 
 <Cheryl> Us ozzies(?) have to go and do a day's work now so I'm afraid
 
 I'll have to say bye. Great speaking with you. Good luck on the 10th
 
 Dec Paul. Sorry we can't be there. Maybe we'll make the next Faith?
 
 gigs.
 
 <K@th> see ya chwz x
 
 Speak to you soon Cheryl
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> bye cheryl. good speaking to you
 
 <SteveInBlack> Paul-is there a chance of uk stranglers tour after
 
 germany,etc??
 
 Esther> See ya Cheryl
 
 <PAUL> SEE YOU GUYS GET WELL JU....KEEP GOING GUYS
 
 <Burnel> bye Cheryl
 
 <Eric> bye Cheryl
 
 <BRAD !!!> BYE CHERYL
 
 <PAUL> I DUNNO STEVE
 
 <Karen> See ya Cheryl
 
 That sounds ominous ;-(
 
 <Cheryl> byeeeee. xx
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> i'd prefer to see faith than the stranglers. although i'll
 
 settle for them if faith aren't around
 
 <Burnel> maybe an American tour
 
 <PAUL> BYEEEEE
 
 Esther> Brad, my friend says Ta for the autograph, she is well chuffed
 
 <Chris> How much of the new album will you play live?
 
 <PAUL> NO WORRIES
 
 <PAUL> AS MUCH AS WE LIKE AS IN GOOD NUMBERS
 
 <Karen> Just what I was thinking Paula...
 
 So again!!!! Have you started looking for a replacement incase John
 
 doesn't change his mind?
 
 <BRAD !!!> NO PROBLEM !
 
 <PAUL> 5 MINS GUYS AND IN BACK TO THE SLOG
 
 <SteveInBlack> Paul-did you intend to play 'wild is the wind' at Solar
 
 Live?
 
 <PAUL> FOR ME
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> when will Sold on Dreams get a live airing. i think it is brilliant song
 
 <PAUL> DUNNO TO BOTH
 
 <PAUL> I DO WANT TO DO SOLD THO
 
 <Esther> I love S O D too
 
 <BRAD !!!> THERE IS A STRONG VIBE IN THE FAITH BAND-IT WILL
 
 CARRY ON WHOEVER PLAYS GUITAR
 
 <PAUL> 4 MINS!!!!!!
 
 <Steve H> did u see the stanglers documentary
 
 <Karen> No Chris
 
 <PAUL> TOP MAN BRAD
 
 <PAUL> YES
 
 <Steve H> and what did u think of your puppet
 
 <Burnel> have faith in Faith
 
 <PAUL> TWAS GOOD I THOUGHT
 
 <Esther> No Chris, don't know how
 
 Yes Chris I'll email you
 
 <K@th> you know me
 
 <miss B FLat!> booktitle again!!!!: Paul roberts a life of music in
 
 words.....!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 <SteveInBlack> Paul-what did you think of your puppet in the
 
 documentary!!?
 
 <PAUL> VERY AMUSING BUT HUGHS WAS EXCELLENT AND JJ'S
 
 <Burnel> been to the studio with Baz and the others?
 
 <PAUL> HEY MAAIKE
 
 <Karen> Casn you get hold of the puppet & offer it as a competition
 
 prize?????
 
 <Chris> Paul Roberts - Faith? Hope and Blasphemy
 
 <PAUL> ARE YOU A POLICEMAN
 
 <PAUL> EXCELLENT
 
 <SteveInBlack> Karen-I tried to get hold of the puppets myself-no luck so
 
 far tho :-(
 
 <Esther> Paul, look forward to seeing you on the 10th Dec
 
 Chis wins ;-)
 
 <PAUL> NO THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO US
 
 <BRAD !!!> BOOKTITLE "FACT IS STRANGLER THAN FICTION"
 
 Will see you on 10th, don't forget to smile for the camera ;-)
 
 <Eric> good one!
 
 <Karen> I was going to try too Steve
 
 <PAUL> YES...OK 2 MINS AND OTU
 
 <PAUL> OUT THAT IS
 
 <Esther> Dont go Paul.....
 
 <Steve H> sum up ur hopes/plans for 2001
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> will see you on the 10th paul. & don't worry the shirt is
 
 being well looked after
 
 <PAUL> KJDFIOERI IS GTFPDOINGF THAN FIEUTJG
 
 I'll drink to that
 
 <Karen> Any plans for your birthday this year?
 
 <Chris> Thanks Paul, thanks Brad. Maybe we can do lunch...
 
 <Burnel> Paul, do you use icq?
 
 <PAUL> GOOD GIRL....SORRY ESTHER AND GAV OF COURSE
 
 <PAUL> YES SAVOY 6.30 WED
 
 <Chris> My accountant is paying - Sarah.
 
 <PAUL> YOU WHAT I USE COCONUT OIL MATE
 
 <Burnel> i wish Paul the best
 
 and a razor ;-)
 
 <PAUL> NO PLANS FOR THE BIG B' DAY AS YET
 
 <Esther> Lovely ...coconut... I'm pissrd
 
 <Chris> Let me rephrase that ;o()
 
 <BRAD !!!> THEY'LL NEVER LET ME IN THE SAVOY
 
 <PAUL> THANKYOU VERY MUCH BURNEL
 
 <Burnel> you're welcome
 
 <PAUL> WELL THIS IS THE TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
 
 Good luck for the show and we'll speak to you in the VIP party ;-) won't
 
 we girls??
 
 <miss B FLat!> BYEEEEE xxx
 
 <Burnel> byeeee
 
 <Eric> bye Paul, good luck with the Lennon show
 
 <SteveInBlack> take care Paul
 
 See ya
 
 <Karen> Byeeee have a good show on the 10th!
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> hope we can do this again soon. it's been fun. thanks
 
 paul & brad
 
 <Esther> byeeee paul- see ya at JL.....
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> absolutely paula
 
 <Steve H> cheers Paul all the best
 
 <PAUL> THANKS ONE AND ALL AND BRAD ESPECIALLY
 
 <Burnel> enjoy yourself
 
 I'll drink to that Chris
 
 <PAUL> CHEERS WE'LL TALK SOON.....SO LONG
 
 <Esther> Take care mate
 
 Good Luck
 
 <Burnel> so long!!
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> see you on the 10th
 
 <Chris> Talk about long goodbyes ;o(
 
 <PAUL> *************
 
 Never say goodbye ;-)
 
 <Ruth & PaulD> we don't want it to end
 
 <Chris> Paul has just left the building.....
 
 Esther> don't go!!!
 
 <Karen> for we'll all be with you someday....
 
 That cut and paste lark is hard work
 
 <SteveInBlack> Chris you now have to pick the bones out of all this!

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