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biggles o maniacs

Postby von Zoyton » 15 Aug 2013, 12:49

wasn't there a song biggles o maniacs? like a fan song...?
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Re: biggles o maniacs

Postby von Zoyton » 15 Aug 2013, 12:54

Ah googled it: http://speelhetspelletje.nl/bigglessong/bigglessong.htm
never listened to it....
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Postby SaintedAunt » 15 Aug 2013, 12:59

WIndows stuff... again [I need an Apple icon! Must grab one from somewhere...]
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Postby Sizzling Sausages » 16 Aug 2013, 00:11

Hmmm... 10 points for enthusiasm. The Brad Weier named on the cover was the editor of the Australian Biggles' Friend Magazine.
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 16 Aug 2013, 01:37

Yes I remember Brad & the others on the Yahoo Biggles site, I originally joined that website approx 2001 & came in at the end of the whole 'Biggles O Maniacs' project, which I believe was mixed & combined from various contributions of Biggles enthusiasts from around the globe. I have a cd somewhere with the music clip on it. There were many Aussies at this stage on the Yahoo forum, not sure where they have all gone sadly. On another note, there was a professional radio play transmitted on one of our radio stations in 2003. I can't recall the title, but it was a very entertaining tribute, & centred on a lonely centenarian resident in a nursing home (JC Bigglesworth) as he reminisces on a century of life, love & regrets. And he also has a mysterious visitor......
They've been working together for so long that each seems to know by a sort of telepathy when another is in trouble. One never seems to get them together. Get one & the others come after him. To give the devil his due they make a formidable team.
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Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 16 Aug 2013, 04:09

SaintedAunt wrote:WIndows stuff... again [I need an Apple icon! Must grab one from somewhere...]

With you on that one, SA. Rather disappointing not to be able to play it. Some enlightened person needs to convert it to Apple format for us non-Windows people :D
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Postby Sizzling Sausages » 16 Aug 2013, 06:24

I played it no problems on my Mac at work (in the interests of research, of course!).
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Postby SaintedAunt » 16 Aug 2013, 08:55

Sizzling Sausages wrote:I played it no problems on my Mac at work (in the interests of research, of course!).

Of course :!: An academic is expected to examine every line of enquiry however irelevent it may appear ;)
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Re: biggles o maniacs

Postby Spitfire666 » 17 Aug 2013, 09:28

SaintedAunt wrote:WIndows stuff... again [I need an Apple icon! Must grab one from somewhere...]

Here you go -
http://bigglesforum.net/forum/Maniacs.mp3
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Postby SaintedAunt » 17 Aug 2013, 11:51

Spitfire666 wrote:Here you go -
http://bigglesforum.net/forum/Maniacs.mp3

:thanks: S666. I have heard of this but never actually heard it :lol:
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Postby SaintedAunt » 17 Aug 2013, 11:53

OzBiggles1963 wrote: On another note, there was a professional radio play transmitted on one of our radio stations in 2003. I can't recall the title, but it was a very entertaining tribute, & centred on a lonely centenarian resident in a nursing home (JC Bigglesworth) as he reminisces on a century of life, love & regrets. And he also has a mysterious visitor......

It was called Curtains for Biggles. I don't know if it is still out there.

I just checked, and it is, at least the script is, see

http://australianplays.org/script/ASC-538

I also emailed to the archive people of Australian radio just in case they still have it, but it was 2002, so I'm not hopeful :(
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Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 18 Aug 2013, 04:25

SaintedAunt wrote:
Spitfire666 wrote:Here you go -
http://bigglesforum.net/forum/Maniacs.mp3

:thanks: S666. I have heard of this but never actually heard it :lol:

:thanks: from me too, S666. Very entertaining :lol:
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Postby J349 » 04 Feb 2015, 17:14

Very clever :D That original link is down unfortunately. So thanks for mirroring it S666!

Look what I found buried deep in the Yahoo Group forum archives the lyrics, (half of which I didn't actually understand from listening to the song because of the Aussie accents..!). Now we can sing along! :lol: :woohoo: :roflhappy: :lalala: :pianonana: :onion:
Gimme a B,
B!
Gimme a I,
I!
Gimme a G,
G!
Gimme a G,
G!
Gimme a L,
L!
Gimme a E,
E!
Gimme a S,
S!
yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy ... BIGGLES!

CHORUS:

Biggles-oh-may-nee-acks
Wearing our an-or-raks
No Hun is gonna get us in an aerial attack
'cause Squadron 2-6-6 is covering
Biggles is covering our backs
'cause Biggles is covering our backs


We love to talk about our action he-ro
How he uses words like ejaculate and cheer-o
How he shot down a Rumpler or a Japanese Ze-ro
And how he won the war while Von Stalhein played Ne-ro

<REPEAT CHORUS>

We speak of Algy and Ginger and Ber-tie
Of how they never seem to get older than thir-ty
How they rarely meet women and never get flir-ty
But don't question their persuasions or we'll all get shir-ty

<REPEAT CHORUS>

When speaking of Biggles, the baddies get a mention
Putting Eric in the story was WEJ's great invention
For when Von Stalhein's in the story there is plenty of tension
Will he ever defeat Biggles by the time he claims the pension?

<REPEAT CHORUS>

We talk of planes and ships and sub-ma-rines
Of crocs and decapods and all that's in-between
Of exotic locations to which we have never been
And some, due to fog, were unable to be seen

<REPEAT CHORUS>

To collect all his books is part of our miss-ion
Some look for readers and some for first edit-ions
The books vary in quality and it is our admiss-ion
That some are not so good and you would be better-off going fishin'

<REPEAT CHORUS>

Some of us have passions in collating all statistics
How many times a word appears, its really masochistic
DO NOT ever rubbish Algy or some will go ballistic
You'll cop a wet noodle or a thrashing with a big stick

<REPEAT CHORUS>

We use the internet and we meet in cy-ber-space
'cause us maniacs come from all-over-the-place
There are representatives from every corner of the hum-an race
What a party it will be if we ever meet face-to-face

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Petroffsky beamed. 'Now you may be certain of seeing me soon,' he declared. 'Au revoir. Remember, my rifle is at your command.'
'And my chocolate is at yours,' returned Biggles, smiling. 'Goodbye for now.'
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Postby kylie_koyote » 04 Feb 2015, 19:23

I think this is my favorite stanza:

Some of us have passions in collating all statistics
How many times a word appears, its really masochistic
DO NOT ever rubbish Algy or some will go ballistic
You'll cop a wet noodle or a thrashing with a big stick
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 05 Feb 2015, 05:35

Yes, I joined the Yahoo forum aeons ago just after the song was completed [& still have the mp3, lol]...it was an international & collaborative effort, & off the top of my head we had some English, Aussie & Dutch accents, perhaps more that I have forgotten. :D
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Postby alderaanian » 19 Jun 2018, 04:17

Oh! This brings back memories! I too was wondering if this gem had been preserved (it was also before my time in the yahoogroups). How lovely to find it here. Somewhere in the archives of the yahoogroups you can probably discover who did what and which poster said what line. It was indeed a most impressive international collaboration, which, when I learnt of it, was a good representation to me of the Biggles community - a group of talented and funny people from all over the world!
If I am not mistaken, the three female voices are g4hrh from the UK (Ginger fan) reading "we speak of Algy and Ginger and Bertie...", Shannon Lindsay (reading the verse about decapods, which appeared in her fanfic. Sadly, Shannon passed away in 2011, and though I was not one of those who knew her personally, she was a much beloved member of the group and greatly missed, and remembered in this song), and Annika from Sweden warning people not to rubbish Algy. The verse containing the EVS mention was read by Eddy from the Netherlands.
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 19 Jun 2018, 14:32

Wow, what a great memory you have! Those names certainly ring many bells...don't forget Algy Palavic [I forget the spelling] from Melbourne I think...he was one of the very noticeable Aussie voices. Somewhere on an old hard drive I have the mp3. I also have all of Shannon's stories, especially the Ginger ones...did she write the "Ginger & the Red Mist" story? As on this forum, there were some seriously fantastic & gifted fanfic authors. In fact, I particularly liked Eddy's massive contribution [I forget the name of the story], which was the life story or biography of EvS, i.e. marriage to Marie & all the gory details... I sometimes wonder if there are any more of us here on this forum under different nom de plumes [I believe VZ was on Yahoo Forums]. Because it was approxx. 1999 & my 1st foray into the world of dialup internet etc [I had no idea what passwords, spyware or ID theft was in those days]...I used all 3 of my real names as my profile moniker on Yahoo Forums, pretty smart hey?? :roll:
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Postby alderaanian » 20 Jun 2018, 07:41

Yes I do remember the other Aussies (Algy Palavik) but as they were before my time I remember the girls better :)

OzBiggles1963 wrote: I also have all of Shannon's stories, especially the Ginger ones...did she write the "Ginger & the Red Mist" story?


Haha... Now you made me look! I have a collection of stories on my hard drive but sans author's name in some instances and I'm not sure if they are by HRH or Shannon. They collaborated on many of the stories I believe. :)

OzBiggles1963 wrote:As on this forum, there were some seriously fantastic & gifted fanfic authors. In fact, I particularly liked Eddy's massive contribution [I forget the name of the story], which was the life story or biography of EvS, i.e. marriage to Marie & all the gory details...

I actually DO HAVE that epic biography of EVS by Eddy!!! It runs to 30 pages of font size 14 Times New Roman! Haha, I just glanced in again. In his story EVS and Marie were 'going steady' until she met Biggles (hmmm, reminds me of the Anthony Andrews version of The Scarlet Pimpernel and the love triangle between Percy, Chauvelin and Marguerite!!) It ends with this epic exchange:

If you are thinking of marrying Marie, you have my blessing,” said von Stalhein candidly.

Biggles looked straight into the eyes of his former enemy. “Thank you, Erich," he murmured pensively. "I shall think about it.”

“Why are we hanging about here?” asked Erich suddenly. “ Get in the car and let's go to Marie.”


OzBiggles1963 wrote: I sometimes wonder if there are any more of us here on this forum under different nom de plumes [I believe VZ was on Yahoo Forums]. Because it was approxx. 1999 & my 1st foray into the world of dialup internet etc [I had no idea what passwords, spyware or ID theft was in those days]...I used all 3 of my real names as my profile moniker on Yahoo Forums, pretty smart hey?? :roll:


As for me I have a different username for every season of my life it seems!
Since I am fairly sure we used to converse on the yahoogroups under different usernames than we are using now, may I venture a guess, does your first name start with B or... no, wait... K by any chance? :D
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 20 Jun 2018, 14:59

You are correct...I was going under (& still am, just quietly, lol) the moniker of "KRJ". Oh, & I do recall that EvS & Biggles exchange, wow! I really enjoyed the novel, all 30 pages as you say. I recall Eddy was a huge fan of our poor misunderstood Erich? :D
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Postby OzBiggles1963 » 20 Jun 2018, 15:06

P.S. Absolutely loved that 1980's TV miniseries of the Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Anthony Andrews! He was great in that Danger UXB series slightly earlier (?1980 or so), where he played bomb disposal "expert" Lt. Brian Ash...as a 17 or 18 yr old at the time, those scenes where he was next to the ticking bomb etc, used to scare the living daylights out of me...the tension was palpable. I would not have made a good bomb disposal officer. :?
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Postby kylie_koyote » 20 Jun 2018, 16:16

Oh, I love Danger UXB. I have the whole series on DVD.
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Postby SopwithCamel » 20 Jun 2018, 16:54

I was a lurker on the Yahoo Groups :D Didn't really get into it, as I didn't like the format, and by then I'd found the forum. :cry:
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Postby alderaanian » 21 Jun 2018, 15:30

OzBiggles1963 wrote:You are correct...I was going under (& still am, just quietly, lol) the moniker of "KRJ". Oh, & I do recall that EvS & Biggles exchange, wow! I really enjoyed the novel, all 30 pages as you say. I recall Eddy was a huge fan of our poor misunderstood Erich? :D


Yes! Glad to meet you again as OzB :) Eddy was the resident Erich fan, indeed!

OzBiggles1963 wrote: P.S. Absolutely loved that 1980's TV miniseries of the Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Anthony Andrews! He was great in that Danger UXB series slightly earlier (?1980 or so), where he played bomb disposal "expert" Lt. Brian Ash...as a 17 or 18 yr old at the time, those scenes where he was next to the ticking bomb etc, used to scare the living daylights out of me...the tension was palpable.


Wow, I had not heard of it before today, sounds like something I must look up and watch one day!
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Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Jun 2018, 16:06

alderaanian wrote:
OzBiggles1963 wrote:You are correct...I was going under (& still am, just quietly, lol) the moniker of "KRJ". Oh, & I do recall that EvS & Biggles exchange, wow! I really enjoyed the novel, all 30 pages as you say. I recall Eddy was a huge fan of our poor misunderstood Erich? :D


Yes! Glad to meet you again as OzB :) Eddy was the resident Erich fan, indeed!

OzBiggles1963 wrote: P.S. Absolutely loved that 1980's TV miniseries of the Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Anthony Andrews! He was great in that Danger UXB series slightly earlier (?1980 or so), where he played bomb disposal "expert" Lt. Brian Ash...as a 17 or 18 yr old at the time, those scenes where he was next to the ticking bomb etc, used to scare the living daylights out of me...the tension was palpable.


Wow, I had not heard of it before today, sounds like something I must look up and watch one day!



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