Yellow-tailed Folk-cockatoos

To: "Cog line" <>
Subject: Yellow-tailed Folk-cockatoos
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 18:07:52 +1000
I was too slow to take up Ian's offer of commenting first on the cockies.  I
could name the specific bands to which I  referred adversely (but don't want
to give them the publicity as it might encourage them).  Suffice it to say I
am pretty certain that they were audible in Bruce!

Actually the avian highlight of the Folk Festival thus far occurred in Keith
Donnelly's "Between the songs" workshop on Sunday morning which was held
outside the intended tent due to an OHAS situation which had arisen inside
overnight.  Despite the fact that Keith started an hour early (the
organisers didn't tell him about the end of daylight saving) he was going
well in a song when an Australian Raven let fly with a very loud "Cawwwwww"
right above his head, in perfect timing to answer a question he'd asked the
audience.  Showing his English background he commented that "That's the
first time I have been heckled by a pigeon."

Despite this slight error - after all he did get the Order right - I hope
our moderator won't mind me giving Keith a bit of publicity.  He is an
absolute hoot.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Fraser 
Sent: Sunday, 27 March 2005 5:05 PM
To: Cog line
Subject: Yellow-tailed Folk-cockatoos

Both Martin and I have been commenting on the (very positive) contribution
made to the Folk Festival by the omnipresent B-cockies. Martin, with some
acerbity, noted that that they are "relatively tuneful compared to a couple
of the bands". I am more mellow and merely observe that they complement the
human music; they go especially well with a violin, I find.

Hope your long weekend has been rewarding.

best all

Ian Fraser,  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Wordsmithing
GPO Box 3268, Canberra, ACT 2601
ph: 02 6249 1560  fax: 02 6247 3227

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