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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

-we like fibbers-
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Monday night saw Paul, Phil and Dave take a trip over to yorks very own fibbers bar to see erics fave Martyn Joseph play live

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he may not be every erics fans cup of tea, just a guy playing acoustic guitar (very, very well) and singing thought provoking, sometimes spiritual and always captivating music, from the amazingly accurate relationship songs to the songs with a message of hope and a need to put things right in this shithole of a world that we call home

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Paul, Sam and Dave first saw him supporting Tom Robinson over fifteen years ago and paul especially has followed his work ever since

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this is how Phil describes Martyn Joseph

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'This guy is simply amazing.

I have seen him twice now with yesterday's trip to Fibbers in York being the 2nd time. His guitar playing is truly accomplished and rings out to fill the room with music like a full band would. The dynamics he adds really lift his songs and pull you right in fixing your attention on what he does, how he plays, how he sings and what he is singing about.


The best thing about him is that you can't isolate one single thing and say it stands out over any other. When you are watching him you aren't watching a singer who can play guitar, or a guitar player who can sing. It is simply Martyn Joseph that stands out,

content and all'
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'Simply awesome'

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you can find out more and dowload tracks at

http://www.piperecords.co.uk/martynj/

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sorry the last pic is a bit blurred , but Felly took it after several shandies and thats what it looked like to him

Sunday, May 28, 2006


LIVE THIS WEEK
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Just a reminder that my blues band MoJo are at the Cross Keys Morley on fri 2nd june. I hope that those of you who enjoyed it at the New Inn will come and give us your support at what will be our fourth gig. Veterans I hear you cry! Well maybe not. And of course, if you're MoJo virgins then come along and try us out, we don't bite, merely nibble a little.... If last Fridays gig at the Carlton Club in Rothwell is anything to go by then the band should be pretty tight by the time we hit the Keys! Fingers crossed.
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Hope you can make it!

cheers

sam

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Four Guilty Men

Like Millions of others around the country, The Erics - Paul Sam Phil and Dave did not vote in the recent local elections.

As a band we regard Morley as our home base - Sam and Paul grew up there Dave and Phil have gained an affinity through the great support we have always enjoyed at gigs in the area.

All of us are shocked and dismayed at the recent election of a BNP councilor in the area. We agreed when we set this site up that we would not use it to push our own political agenda's (those who know us well will realise that this would be impossible as we can fall out with each other over virtually nothing!).

However this issue is too important to ignore.

You can't have listened to and performed the music of The Clash, The Jam, Tom Robinson, The Specials, Greenday etc etc over all these years without being educated by the ideas and principles which underpins much of their writing and music.
We like the music we have always played are essentially anti-fascist and therefore anti-BNP.
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For those in any doubt, make no mistake - the BNP are straight from the pages of Mien Kamph, they will try to use the democracy which was saved from Hitler in WW2 to first gain credibility and then to overthrow it and carry out their real agenda of white supremacy and dictatorship (with the likes of their leader Nick Griffin as Fuhrer, god help us!).
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Obviously there are issues which the BNP are exploiting which are of genuine concern to all of us - Immigration chaos (real or imagined), Islamic fundamentalism (could say Christian as well), areas perceived as modern day ghettos where crime and employment and education are real everyday problems.
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Yes we have been badly let down by our politicians on these things, but is the answer really going to be a neo-Nazi one??
As the greatest English anti-fascist Winston Churchill said "Democracy is far from perfect, but it is preferable to the alternatives".
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So if and when there is a movement in Morley to reverse this political disaster The Erics will support it, even if its just with our votes next time!
Here are some links if anyone wants to get more info:
Lets vote for Hope not Hate

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


-HELL OF A NIGHT-
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it has come to the attention of erics hq that someone has leaked the truth about our three week break to the worlds press and we have decided to issue a statement on the subject

. speaking from the penthouse suite of the Hilton hotel batley , dave eric tolds the assembled worlds press that the erics entered and WON the eurovision song contest under the guise of Finnish rock gods

.........http://www.lordi.org/

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after being turned down by the UK as our astonishing musical ability and dashing good looks were deemed too likely to win (and who really wants to host the bloody thing next year) we were forced to go to the musical vacuum that is Finland to get our chance to shine
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and shine we did with the rock anthem that is 'hard rock hallelujah' , a song of biblical proportions that took sam a mere ten minutes to write whilst sat in the toilets of bognor central train station suffering from explosive diarrhea

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LONG MAY WE RULE

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(??????????)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

-A BREAK-
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as you have probably noticed , we have got a few weeks off due to hols and ops
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but if you find it hard (OOER!) to go that long without witnessing fully grown sex-gods strutting their manly stuff, sam has got a couple of gigs with MoJo
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check out the MoJo site for more details
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we will be back in action at
the lion in cas on
fri 16th june
and the week after on sat 24th
try and get down to this one as the atmophere in there just seems to be getting better and better

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

GOOLEYS UNCOVERED
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we would like to thank miss Gertrude Piggenbottom for digging out this piece of erics memorabilia from the mid seventies when we were one of the highest paid clubturns in goole and surrounding areas
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it brings back great memories of those wild and carefree times (and hair) when we would think nothing of playing a show , eating two packets of scampi fries washed down with three pints of shandy and having a good old romp in the back of the van
(with each other)
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more tales of drunken debauchery to cum

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

-THINK PINK-
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if you fancy a bit of a different sunday afty
why not pop down to The New Roscoe to see erics buds Styckleback recording a live cd/dvd to help raise money for cancer research
doors open @ 2pm
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Anne from the band will be taking part in the ‘race for life’ for cancer research on July 1st at Temple Newsam and has raised over £1000 so far. Although not yet fit enough to run she will be walking the 5km.
go to the Styckleback site for more info and how to sponsor her
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also Alison
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daves daughter in law and wife of erics part time roadie, soundman and all round piss head steve will be taking part in The MoonWalk Edinburgh 2006 on behalf of www.walkthewalk.org
just go to https://www.bmycharity.com/doit for more info
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Sunday, May 07, 2006

but before all that

we hope to see you all

@

the old red lion

seacroft this thurs 11th

or @

The New Roscoe

leeds on fri 12th

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'KING TUT
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had a great night at the tut n shive yeadon last night and would just like to say thanks to all who turned up
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more pics in erics photos
or click here!!

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

-HOW OLD?-
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WE ALL WENT OUT FOR SAMS BIRTHDAY LAST NIGHT
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int beer great!
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its nice that they let em out now and again
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the rumours ARE true
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sam did his ' i will make this entire cake dissapear in less than two seconds ' trick
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paul did his 'i will produce an entire 48 piece cutlery set from my left nostril' trick
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phil did his 'i will fit my entire head (with ears) into a pint glass' trick
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and dave did his usual 'i will drink ridiculous amounts of lager and cider and get louder and louder whilst still retaining an overwhelming aura of sexgodness' trick
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happy birthday
ya old tw*t
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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

-pauls new look-
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BACK AT THE TUT THIS SAT
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we may try a few changes to the set , but the biggest thing you will notice will be pauls stage clothing , paul has found at recent gigs that he has been getting a bit overheated (its his age) and has decided to go for the chilli peppers look
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plus sam had his new hearing aid fitted and is set to go
. dave has trained scooby to bring him cider
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and phil has finally found a stage look that shows off some of his best qualities
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we had to put a small pic of phils trunk as a large one may have overexcited some of our readers
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(please do not bring peanuts to any future gigs)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

MoJo AT THE NEW INN
A BIG THANK YOU!
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Just to say thank you to everyone who turned up to the New Inn last friday to see MoJo at its first airing. First set was nervous and had its problems, though I'm assured it was fine. However the second set was helped by copious amounts of Carlsberg and really rocked. Steve from the Rock of the North website gave us a cracking review, which you can see on the news page of the site, and though we know it has some way to go to be as good as it can be, the general consensus was that it was tight as f*ck and had real power. Good enough for me, it should be even better in a couple of months.

In the meantime, there are more gigs in the offing. They will be one or two a month, but hopefully we should have some blues festivals, the Great British Blues festival at Colne, with 85,000 vistors over the weekend is in discussion as we speak, watch this space....

But, lest we forget, the Erics still rock and will continue to do so, I love it to bits, it's just nice to do this too, long may we coexist in joyous racket!

-SHOUT IT OUT LOUD-
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our first night at new cas venue SHOUT went down really well last night
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the gaffa Lorraine made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived by getting a round in
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Lorraine got another round in , and then informed us that it was free beer all night for the band
oh how Phil , Sam and Paul laughed at the fact that they had to drive (tee hee)
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so a big cheers to all who turned up and put up with having to pay the extortionate price of £1.40 a pint
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cheers to all
a great night
and we really enjoyed it
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see you
@
the
TUT N SHIVE
sat 6th June

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