gave coldharbour DAVE ADVICE ON PHONE CALL WITH DAVE... ;D DEAR MR. CROW ADVICE COLUMN TO APPEAR IN A NEWS PAPER NEAR YOU SOON
PHOBES...DON'T YOU FRET in a little while I'm going out for the night so you can have the last word until tomorrow crow is going to see pearl jam, and not overly excited about it, their shows have been going downhill for the past couple of years.
Last Edit: Jun 20, 2008 14:44:06 GMT -5 by franklima
Did you tell him that Dave tells you to piss off...or rather f**k off Frank? Does he actually call you "f**k off Frank"?
Sometimes...but with a big grin and then he puts me in a headlock He use to do that to me all the time, I'd go to hug him and he put his WWF wrestling moves on me and I would say I'm not your borther ;D and then he'd kiss me on the cheek...true crow love ;D
Crow Bro, you speak better English that I ever did Spanish and I took it for years in high school. In fact you're English is probably better than mine
I remember the first time I spoke by phone in English. I was trying to leave a message on an answer phone of a Barcelona hotel to a very good friend I expected to meet the day after. The message was a disaster, but hey, we finally met and we had a wonderful time! Do you remember?
Mr. ColeHarbourDave posted this at the Dave Davies site this:
Let me start at the begining. Wednesday morning I got up and was out of the house by 6:30, not bothering to check my email. I got to work at 8:30 and snuck a look at the forum to see "Hooray for ColeHarbourDave" by rockessence. "Wonder what that means?" thought I. I opened it up and clicked on the link to see my name as the winner of the F.O.O.T.H. contest. The world spun and and I freaked out a little inside. I thought that this couldn't be true. I then tried to think of a way to leave work early to go home and check my email, but then things got hectic and I was stuck until 5:30. A soon as I walked in the door I went right to my computer, opened up my email and saw the confirmation email from Kate at Meta Media. There were three available times to speak to Dave, the first had already passed, the second was during work hours, and the last which I chose was 10:00 Saturday morning my time. A couple of more confirmation emails to work out details and everything was set. Then I got really nervous. What was I going to say? Could I even speak when the phone rang? I thought I'd better do some research to better my chances of not sounding like an idiot. I emailed a couple of Forum members for advice. I made a list of questions to refer to in the event of a disastrous silence. I watched a documentary about the Kinks on Youtube that made Ray seem really dark and menacing. I read the Wikipedia article on Dave, and some reviews of KINK which really seem to lean heavily on Dave's spiritual side. Seeing this information made me think that this could be a strange conversation. Friday night came and I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve. I was anxious and restless all night. I woke at 4:00am, got out of bed at 5:00am to feed the cats and let the dog out. I couldn't get back to sleep, so I decided to calm myself down by going through my usual Saturday morning ritual; shave, shower get the newpaper from whatever random location the paper carrier decided to throw it, and go to Tim Horton's for coffee and croisants. Things were going better, I felt pretty good. Precisely at 10:02 my phone rings and a very familiar voice says "Who the Hell is this?." I yell back "It's me!" "Me who?" "Your son Dave." "Aren't you supposed to get that call from that Kinks Guy now?" "YES!! Get off the phone Dad!" It was my father who decided, without the aid of his reading glasses, to hit his speed dials until he found my sister's number. I hang up on my Dad and the phone rings immediately. A very pleasant british woman's voice asks, "Is this David?" "Yes" I croak. "Here's Dave then" she replies. "David? How are you?" asks another very familiar voice. "I'm talking to Dave Davies" reverberates through my brain at glacial speed. And then, the panic is gone! Dave's voice immediately puts me at ease. I am having a conversation with an exceptionally friendly easy going person like he's that uncle I haven't seen in 20 years or so. We have a thirty minute conversation that Dave seems just as excited about as I do! He tells me that he's done so many interviews with reporters that the contest seemed like a great way to talk "to a real person"! He asked me how I came to be a Kinks fan, what album I liked best and when I responded with Phobia because to me it was grittier sounding and balanced between he and Ray he was really excited. It was one of his favourites too, but no-one seems to mention it. As it turned out, I didn't need my list. Dave is full of energy and excitement, and is very proud of his upcoming movie "Mystical Journey" which he is working around the clock on. He played snippets of the soundtrack for me that are going to knock your socks off! Dave pointed out that today is Ray's birthday and that he called him last night to wish him Happy Birthday. A this point I dropped the R-Bomb(reunion). Will there be a reunion? Dave never outright said there will be one, but did tell me that he and Ray are in close contact lately as they work together on the Box Set. Then Dave told me he was working on new music which might have a chance to be added to the Box-set as a new Kinks recording. He said there aren't any lyrics yet but that he really liked it. Then he asked me "Would you like to hear it?" I had a private Dave Davies mini-concert in my own living room! To pull everything together, I am a bigger Dave Davies fan now than ever. He is a real person, he has no ego to speak of, and he doesn't monopolize a conversation. I am truly grateful to have had this opprtunity, and I thank Dave and his staff for letting it occur.
P.S. He loves you too, Frank!
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member...Marx....Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity....Lennon