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Old 04-06-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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I hope this works!

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QLv4R-g...ot%20story.mp3
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:49 AM   #2
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I deleted the other post..you can delete by clickin gon the orange bar to the bottom right of the post that says EDIT..
this link doesn't work...
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Charlene, this link worked when I put it on, I guess you can delete the thread.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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I had noted that Jim had started two threads about Tom Russell but by the time I got around to reading this one CHar had deleted the other one. Now the link on this the remaining one does not work for me, but then I am always suspicious of any attempt to link with anything on any yahoo site as this link presumably is. Maybe if Microsoft succeeds in swallowing yahoo things will improve?
I googled for Tom Russell Gordon Lightfoot and got thousands of results none of which got me anywhere then I searched within them for ya bloody hoo which was also fruitless
as also was a google for
Gordon%20Lightfoot%20story.mp3
"Your search - Gordon%20Lightfoot%20story.mp3 - did not match any documents."
So did you delete the wrong one CHar perchance??
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:41 PM   #5
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as far as I recall both links were the same..
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:25 AM   #6
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John, Char did not delete the wrong link, they were the same, I accidently posted twice. The link is a Yahoo one, I am a member and on the Tom Russell Forum there is recording of Tom talking about meeting GL and chatting about Ian Tyson, Tom has written several songs with Ian Tyson, and Tom had to sing "For Lovin' me" to Gordon to make sure he did it OK. Then Tom sings it on stage. I thought GL fans might like to hear it. If you are not familiar with TR there is quite a few clips on Youtube of TR. Can recommend "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall"
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:02 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for the explanation Jim Nasticks
I have now joined the Tom Russell yahoo group
and thus gained access to the files folder
I have now very slowly downloaded the mp3 which is all of 2.23MB
and was predicted to take 35 minutes.
So I have finally heard the mp3
it ended up as only 1.83MB but runs the full 4 minutes
the mp3 was encoded at a bitrate of only 64KBPs but it sounds pretty good to me and is quite amusing and well worth hearing.The URL that Jim pasted in was
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QLv4R-g...ot%20story.mp3
which is probably absolutely correct
although I copied it as a subtly different
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/gJb7R0Z...ot%20story.mp3
but I am having silly browser internet connection problems resulting in entirely fictitious and friggin' annoying "Internet Exploder cannot display the webpage" messages.
Anyway as I said before I find that using links to Yahoo is unreliable so I have now uploaded the mp3 to a free linkable website
it is now at:-

http://gordonlightfoot.fileave.com/T...foot_story.mp3

so if you get any trouble using Jim's original link or the one I found try that one instead
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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This file could not be located in this account.
http://gordonlightfoot.fileave.com/T...foot_story.mp3
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:32 PM   #9
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Oops
for some stoopid reason best known by its stoopid self my set up contrived to upload the file as a zero byte file hence no wonder you could not download it.
I have now renamed it and it uploaded properly and I was able to download it successfully
just right click this new link and then "Save Target As etc:-
and "Jim's your uncle' as we say in the UK
Why?/ I have absolutely no idea
http://gordonlightfoot.fileave.com/G...om_Russell.mp3
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
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Very funny stuff..how do I save it??
I'd always heard the term "Bob's Your Uncle" and understood it to be British in origin.
I say it quite often..

http://www.word-detective.com/back-f.html
Bob's Your Uncle?

Dear Evan: I'm enclosing an article from a recent New York Magazine about a shop that recently opened in Manhattan called "Bob's Your Uncle," the name of which is also evidently a common British expression. The writer of the article asked "ten different Brits" what the expression means and got ten different answers, ranging from "anything's possible" to "there you are." I'm hoping you can shed a little light on the question, and while you're at it, tell us who "Bob" is. -- K. Mercurio, New York City.

I'm looking at the clipping you sent along and coming to the conclusion that we have far bigger problems around here than figuring out who "Bob" might be. According to the author, "Bob's Your Uncle" (the store) specializes in "unlikely stuff put together in unusual ways" -- specifically, "shirts on lamps, steel mesh on pillows, and pot scrubbers on picture frames." This sounds a great deal like the aftermath of some of the parties I threw in my youth. I never suspected there was a market for that mess. Does Martha Stewart know this is going on?

In any case, it is somewhat disturbing that "ten different Brits" didn't at least know what the phrase means. "Bob's your uncle" is a way of saying "you're all set" or "you've got it made." It's a catch phrase dating back to 1887, when British Prime Minister Robert Cecil (a.k.a. Lord Salisbury) decided to appoint a certain Arthur Balfour to the prestigious and sensitive post of Chief Secretary for Ireland. Not lost on the British public was the fact that Lord Salisbury just happened to be better known to Arthur Balfour as "Uncle Bob." In the resulting furor over what was seen as an act of blatant nepotism, "Bob's your uncle" became a popular sarcastic comment applied to any situation where the outcome was preordained by favoritism. As the scandal faded in public memory, the phrase lost its edge and became just a synonym for "no problem."

this also:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bob1.htm
] From Florence C Goold: “What is the origin and actual meaning of bob’s your uncle?”

[A] This is a catchphrase which seemed to arise out of nowhere and yet has had a long period of fashion and is still going strong. It’s known mainly in Britain and Commonwealth countries, and is really a kind of interjection. It’s used to show how simple it is to do something: “You put the plug in here, press that switch, and Bob’s your uncle!”.

The most attractive theory — albeit suspiciously neat — is that it derives from a prolonged act of political nepotism. The Victorian prime minister, Lord Salisbury (family name Robert Cecil, pronounced /sɪsɪl/ ) appointed his rather less than popular nephew Arthur Balfour to a succession of posts. The most controversial, in 1887, was chief secretary of Ireland, a post for which Balfour — despite his intellectual gifts — was considered unsuitable. The Dictionary of National Biography says: “The country saw with something like stupefaction the appointment of the young dilettante to what was at the moment perhaps the most important, certainly the most anxious office in the administration”. As the story goes, the consensus among the irreverent in Britain was that to have Bob as your uncle was a guarantee of success, hence the expression. Since the very word nepotism derives from the Italian word for nephew (from the practice of Italian popes giving preferment to nephews, a euphemism for their bastard sons), the association here seems more than apt.

Actually, Balfour did rather well in the job, confounding his critics and earning the bitter nickname Bloody Balfour from the Irish, which must have quietened the accusations of undue favouritism more than a little (he also rose to be Prime Minister from 1902–5). There is another big problem: the phrase isn’t recorded until 1937, in Eric Partridge’s Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Mr Partridge suggested it had been in use since the 1890s, but nobody has found an example in print. This is surprising. If public indignation or cynicism against Lord Salisbury’s actions had been great enough to provoke creation of the saying, why didn’t it appear — to take a case — in a satirical magazine of the time such as Punch?

A rather more probable, but less exciting, theory has it that it derives from the slang phrase all is bob, meaning that everything is safe, pleasant or satisfactory. This dates back to the seventeenth century or so (it’s in Captain Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue of 1785). There have been several other slang expressions containing bob, some associated with thievery or gambling, and from the eighteenth century on it was also a common generic name for somebody you didn’t know. Any or all of these might have contributed to its genesis.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:57 AM   #11
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Bob's your Uncle? Have not used that phrase for a long time, I remember from my youth that it was often lengthend to "Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt" Or more accurately, when somebody said "Bob's your Uncle" the response was "And Fanny's your aunt"

For some reason I am unable to download any of the above links. But having heard the clip a few times, not that important.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:01 PM   #12
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oops
it should as CHar found have been Bob not Jim I think I changed it to Jim as "Jim Nasium" was the progenitor of my thoughts.
I just looked that rare word up in the wikidictionary
(http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/progenitor)
  1. A predecessor of something, e.g. "ARPANET was the progenitor of the Internet."
  2. Someone who originatesor founds something "
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For some reason I am unable to download any of the above links. But having heard the clip a few times, not that important.
No matter James.
In point of fact I did this time verify the link I postulated by right clicking the link then as I said, in Internet Exploder, selected "Save Target As"
I got the usual save dialog box:-

In fact only this morning I deleted the downloaded file as it was then a duplicate.
And CHar that should now answer your inpertinent question
"how do I save it"
(I suspect a similar sequence of choices using your mouse and mouse buttons will work for other browsers and even Macs
where of course a "Macintosh" is a variety of Apple. But if your computer is a "Granny Smith" then you are way beyond help!!
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