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Canvey Island: Englands Rainforest!!!

 
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tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 05 8:28 am    Post subject: Canvey Island: Englands Rainforest!!!  Reply with quote    

Radio 4 Friday 15:00 Changing Places
Bug Roofs

In this week's Changing Places, Yvonne Ellis visits what has been called 'England's Little Rainforest' - Canvey Island in Essex. It may seem like an unlikely haven for wildlife, but this brownfield site on what used to be an oil refinery is jam packed with rare and special insects. As plans go ahead to build a business park on the site, Yvonne Ellis discovers how this will be a development with a difference. The insect inhabitants of the island are calling the shots, with plans to protect their habitats by building bee banks, leaving rough grassland, and creating brown roofs on the tops of the buildings. But as Yvonne discovers, not everyone is happy about the development.

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wilco.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not exactly wildlife though is he?

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My post was simply stating my intent to listen. Any reference to ageing pub rockers was purely coincidental.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you got the Billy Bragg & Wilco CD's?

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No. Are they good? The only DF I ever knew was milk & alcohol, which I never liked. Then last week I heard Mark Radcliffe play 'you shouldn't call the doctor if you can't afford the bills' (or similar) which I trhought was brilliant. Just the sort of stuff I'd like to play. Beer music.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think wilko had left Dr. Feelgood by the time they recorded 'Milk and Alcohol'.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You sure? I thought it was just after

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just checked, Wilko left in 77. Milk &Alcohol, written by Nick Lowe, was on Private Practice, recorded 78.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Alright, keep yer knickers on love

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Checked because I wasn't sure, not because I was infuriated at being questioned.

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick Lowe? Drinks in the Beehive in Brentford, was married to Johnny Cash's daughter, had a million seller on the Bodyguard soundtrack...

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twoscoops wrote:
was married to Johnny Cash's daughter




Never knew that.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 05 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Recorded the first single on Stiff Records.(I think). While we're listing Basher trivia.

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