Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ROIE-YSSAGH...THE MANX JAZZ KATS - ABC - R




All That Jazz!




This week we are up to R in the ABC so I've thrown in a little Manx for you roie-yssagh. Ah but what does it mean? Read on and all will become clear, well I hope so. This is me remember, all for a little lateral thinking. For now though the images, all five of them,(one pic may not open) of the Manx Jazz Kats, who formed in 1993 and regulars on the gig circuit here(yes locals!)playing outside the Riverside of course at the Laxey Blues Festival. Terrific they were too. Terrific to photograph as well I might add.


Last week I showed you the guitarist and the saxophonist. Well guess what the saxophonist left a comment to tell me who they are. These are his words below


"Hello Babooshka
Well, the floral shirt and the alto belong to me, Colin Clark of the Manx Jazz Kats.
And the blue bass guitar and the red shirt belong to Robert Woollams, our bassist.
So, fame at last!
Before we did our set I made comment that the blues festival was the only gig we do where appearance seems to count for more than the music, so I am now feeling most prescient"


How about that! So there you are, but note the closing word, prescient. We do like a wordsmith on this blog don't we folks? Prescient means foresight like the prediction of events or outcomes, foreseeing a certain situation. Colin Clark spooky predictions about his own shirt, so true and used the marvellous word prescient to sum up. Prescient in Manx is you guessed it roie-yssagh. Now who could have predicted Colin, you would choose the word for R this week. Most roie -yssagh indeed.


41 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore les deux premières. Le b&w est la couleur du Jazz, et cela va très bien sur le Saxo, on voit bien les ombres et les reflets sur le saxo

I love the two fist photos. The b&w is the color of Jazz, and it goes very well on the Saxo, we can see shadows and reflections on the sax

Pam said...

Yo B, Clevercloggs. Love the guy checking you out!

laxeylass said...

Thank you! Just thanks for showing so many from the LBS.

Bibi said...

I got REALLY (another r) scared when I saw your R post, thinking it was now Wednesday. But no matter! Mine's up tomorrow, but I love your rockin' r photos.

alicesg said...

Look very interesting. I would love to stop and listen to them playing.

Carolina said...

Hehehe, same thought Bibi had. Thinking I had missed a day. Phew. I like the Manx-lessons. Wondering how to pronounce it.

Really liked the first two photos. The fifth didn't show up.

Carolina said...

By the way......R? Doesn't Q come after P? Have I missed something? Did you skip a day, a week and a Q?
I am confused!

Brian Miller said...

love the b&w pic! as always, an education!

Bibi said...

Hi! Me again. I knew something was wrong, and I see Carolina (another dog avatar!) saw it, too. It's Q tomorrow!

Bibi said...

Hi! Me again. I knew something was wrong, and I see Carolina (another dog avatar!) saw it, too. It's Q tomorrow!

Jim said...

Very neat that he found your site and left a comment.

Gaelyn said...

Really glad to see you're out of jail. Bet the band was awesome. And you've given them so notoriety.

Babooshka said...

OOPS! Sorry everyone quite right it should have been "Q" this week, but my scheduled posts have published "R" instead "Q", re my dates mix up. Didn't notice as I had to go straight out this morning. Ah well, enjoy my mistake.

Craig said...

Nevermind chuck. Don't know what your ABC is anyway. Can't open the 5th but 4 good ones.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Your jazz-based photography is always of a brilliantly high standard love! And your anecdotes and history lessons even more so!
Never tire of Ramsey!
Ciao

Scarlet xoxo

mannanan said...

Great mistake Babooshka. Love the piccies, especially the first one as well as the new Manx word. Just wished I could have attended the festival. Still there's always next year.....

Small City Scenes said...

We will always enjoy your mistakes!
I like Jazz and of course 'The Blues.
Super shots. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You had me confused there for a moment, Babooshka! But hey! R, Q? Still fun photos to show what great blues festival it must have been. ;-)

Marie Reed said...

Cheater cheater pumpkin eater:)

Marie Reed said...

The Manx Jazz Kats is the coolest name ever!

John said...

Great shots as always. This was a great R for Q :)

one planet said...

music keeps us young ..

marley said...

Cool photos, especially like the b&w one. And it was nice they got in touch with you. Too many big words for me though!

Chrissie said...

Maybe your it is quirky to post the wrong letter. You said you would be posting a Laxey Blues Festival Album on Facebook? Is that still happpening? I know you're busy but dying to see more.

Sylvia K said...

Great post as always, don't care if it is the wrong letter! Keeps us paying attention. Wish I could have gone to that Blues Festival!! Look forward to more!

skywind said...

Oh, the old band, great songs, old face.
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Life with Kaishon said...

Look at you : ). Practically a celebrity! I love your R. It is brilliant. I can almost hear the jazz!

Tumblewords: said...

Laughing at the 'r'...but the photos are wonderful and the story is superb! Quality post!

Virginia said...

LOVE LOVE the BW of the musicians hands B. Just perfect.
V

gogouci said...

Lovely music series. I also love the name - Manx Jazz Kats. It just makes me smile.

Lynette said...

Superb, Babooshka, simply superb. I love the photos, the comment and your enjoyment of the wordsmith! That black and white photo is my favorite. Thanks.

Reader Wil said...

Great R post! What happened to your Q? Uh?
Thanks for your visit!

Jilly said...

Just love those first two images. Stand out fabulous.

RuneE said...

Oh well, everyone can make a mistake. With such a great R-post you don't have to stand in the Queue next week...

Grace and Bradley said...

Wow, you are way ahead of us, but anyway, very nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Sailor Girl said...

R?????!! LOL!!!!! (in my case, I first posted «P», then corrected it into «Q»!! What a mess!!! Ah ah ah!!!)

Lisa Wilson said...

Great photos!! Looks like you had such fun.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous pictures! I always adore music and all things about!
Léia

Mo said...

My turn for technical hitches. Cant open any of your links. Still happy with what I can see.

Dewdrop said...

LOVE your sax shot!

postcardsfromwildwood said...

I love the jazz saxophonist in black and white.
Janice

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