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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Handlebar Moustache, 28 Aug 2019.

  1. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Regular

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    Hi all,

    I was in the CC forum since it started up (as Melvil) and drifted away a year or so ago as my cycling dried up and demands of family were rising. But anyway I looked again the other day and I’m so glad this place is still thriving and so I’d like to return. Cheers, Mel / Handlebar
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    :welcome:
    Mods PM on its way :smile:
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    I remember Melvil (I think - didn't you have an avatar with Florian Schneider: photographer, too, IIRC).

    Welcome anyway.
     
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  4. OP
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    Handlebar Moustache

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    Indeed!
     
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  5. Mrs M

    Mrs M Guru

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  6. OP
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    Handlebar Moustache

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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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  8. Bianchi boy

    Bianchi boy Senior Member

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    :welcome: Back, Mel.
     
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  9. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

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    Welcome back. Why do you have a photo of George Brassens as your avatar?
     
  10. OP
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    Handlebar Moustache

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    Mostly the tache
     
  11. OP
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    Handlebar Moustache

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    But he’s not bad at the poetry either. Is now the time you tell me of some horrific scandal / behaviour involving him that I don’t know about but am sufficiently appalled by to change it?
     
  12. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

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    No scandal or bad behaviour to my knowledge but he was an anarchist. He was also a fantastic song writer and had a way of using words. His knowledge of the French language was extraordinary and created a sensation when his song " Le gorille " came out in 1952, way ahead of its time. Great artist who sadly died of cancer.
     
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  13. OP
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    Handlebar Moustache

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    Indeed - that’s what I knew about him. My French is Ok so I’m only getting some of what he wrote / sang but it’s enough to know he was a pretty extraordinary wordsmith
     
  14. OP
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    Handlebar Moustache

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    And yes, Le Gorille is hilarious but also (and I totally agree) anti-death penalty. Is it true his song Fernande basically killed it as a name in France?
     
  15. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

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    I wouldn't know about that but I believe it was the name of his girlfriend or landlady ( not sure which one) during the war.
     
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