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Countdown for the Commons People

With the CD safely launched and out there in the public domain, Miki and I have turned our attention to a new, but not entirely unrelated project;

The “Countdown for the Commons People” calendar 2009/10

– which innovatively spans the year  August to the following July in order to highlight the new Football season.  The running thread through the calendar will be the “KevRam” from the CD artwork, and each month will feature the Ram facing a different Championship opponent, in humorous fashion.  All the artwork has been designed by Miki, my partner, who is also a renowned international French artist.(with a little help from me!)

As a nod to the celebrations this year for The Rams, the calendar will be strictly limited to 125 copies, and will be available in 2 different formats, A3 and slimline. (pictured below)

A  handy way to keep your appointments in the pub, and record our wins as we march on through the new season? UTR!

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May 1, 2009 - Posted by | Artwork, Music, Writing | , , , , , , ,

19 Comments »

  1. The game has just started: Allez les Rams”

    The RockRam is back, tired, but of course, no rest now for him!

    Comment by Miki | May 3, 2009

  2. 10′ déjà… Tout va bien ! Je suis certain qu’il y a un voyageur qui ne va pas s’endormir !

    🙂

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  3. 😦 😦

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  4. Bonour Joel, heureux de te voir au match!
    Malheureusement, 1.0 pour Watford1
    Oh nooooooo!
    Pleaee, arrete d’invoquer les esprits!

    Comment by Miki | May 3, 2009

  5. Bon, puisque tu ne crois pas au pouvoir de mon “vaudou”, j’arrête : je ne voudrais pas que tu penses que je porte la scoumoune…

    😉

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  6. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Comment by Miki | May 3, 2009

  7. Là, je n’y suis pour rien ! Désolé…

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  8. 3.0 !
    Oh la cata! Je crois que cs allait mieux quand tu faisais du vaudou…

    Comment by Miki | May 3, 2009

  9. Tu n’y croyais pas, tu vois ! 😦

    Ils vont se réveiller après la mi-temps !

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  10. 3-1 … oui, ils se réveillent, mais c’est un peu tard!
    Tant pis, on fera mieux la saison prochaine… les joueurs devraient écouter le disque de Kevin, çà leur donnerait plus d’énergie

    Comment by Miki | May 3, 2009

  11. L’honneur est sauf ! 🙂

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  12. Voila, c’est fini… Rock Ram n’est pas content…
    Bon, faut vite oublier maintenant!
    Merci pour le support, Ram Joël!

    Comment by Miki | May 3, 2009

  13. Les 2 équipes sont très proches au classement, on aurait pu avoir l’inverse !
    L’important est que les Rams aient gagné des places et finissent correctement la saison.
    Désolé pour RockRam mais la prochaine saison sera meilleure, à n’en pas douter !

    Comment by Joël | May 3, 2009

  14. Bonjour folks!
    As a Derby bloke that only did French for a couple of years before my teens (until the secondary school I attended decided I was too thick to learn any more French than the first word in this mail), I think I’ll have to take night classes to keep up with the gossip on this site!

    It’s good to know that there’s plenty of interest in the Rams and Kevin’s “Fan Fayre” CD out there in Europe.

    Living a mile or so from Villa Park and working amongst smug Wolves & Birmingham City fans has discouraged me so far from trying to sell our RamsTrust stock of Kev’s Rams songs CD at the Bullring or outside Molineux, but maybe us Rams fans will have the last laugh if Nigel Clough can build a team to challenge and rise back up towards former glories.

    Kev’s certainly been busy since his Rams CD launch – good to know that his talents are in demand, as he’s a thoroughly nice guy to work with.

    As a rock music fan with an out-of-control record collection of all sorts of music that started out with the Who and Yardbirds in the mid-sixties, I can’t say that Christie or Sweet were my favourite groups – although some Sweet album/ b-sides belied their “pop” Chinn-Chapman image.

    But I do now have to see Kev in action onstage, pumping out that bass, as YouTube videos aren’t quite the real experience, and his Pride Park debut singing “Commons People” was but a tantalising glimpse of what the UK is missing!

    Comment by David Mortimer | May 12, 2009

  15. Bonjour Dave!

    Great to read your comment here!
    Yes, Joel, our wonderful friend in France, has become a Derby fan quite at the same time as me and follows now the games. We used to “misuse” Kevin’s site to follow the games together, and it is fun!

    I do know that it is worth to see Kevin on stage, independently of the band he is with. Until now I have seen him only in solo, but as I said in another comment thread, even solo he sounds and looks like a complete band.

    I don’t know so much the music world itself, and certainly not the UK music world, but I know the world, and I can say that Kevin has what most of the world is missing today: total passion for what he does, sincerity, truth and deep professional honesty.
    He won’t like it that I wrote that publicly, as on top of it, he is a very humble person, but it had to be said. It is not because I love him so much that I shouldn’t have the right to express myself about him, is it? 🙂

    Anyway, it was wonderful to see and read you in Moore Music, Dave!
    By the way: thanks for your great engagement and help for the coming calendar, I appreciate it very much.

    Comment by Miki | May 13, 2009

  16. Miki – what a great “PR person’ you would make1 😉

    Dave: thanks for dropping by with your kind comments. I share your taste regarding the Sweet b-sides, always great tracks written by the band, and showing their true rock leanings. I always push for us to play “Burn on the Flame” live, one of their best. Also, given my connection with Saxon’s Graham Oliver, it’s interesting to note that Saxon covered The Sweet’s “Set me free”. In fact Sweet songs have been covered by the likes of Def Leppard and AC/DC, so no shortage of credibility there!
    Regarding Christie, the album to listen to for a more thoughtful and progressive style is “For All Mankind” an oft-overlooked gem that post dates the hit singles.

    Comment by kevmoore | May 13, 2009

  17. Thanks Miki & Kev – you make a great team, let’s hope your togetherness rubs off on the Rams!

    Kev has seemingly achieved the impossible & inspired some intrigue in me about Christie’s later recordings…perhaps they’re a bit like the Tremeloes, who had a lot of “pop” hits and then came up with the slightly freaky “Call Me No.1”.

    Well, that song title has different connotations now, I would say!Some of Derby’s plyers lately have been a bit like a “No. 1”, and I don’t mean a big hit. Add an “S” to the last word and you might have it…

    Maybe also compare Christie to Marmalade, who made fine records like “Reflections Of My Life” after some more ordinary hit records.

    Joel seems to be a decent sort, even if I can only guess a few words of his wisdom…maybe see you all at Pride Park for a match next season!

    Comment by David Mortimer | May 13, 2009

  18. Marmalade made some great songs Dave, including “radancer” “cousin norman’ and “Our house is Rockin”.
    Regarding the Tremeloes, do you know Jeff Christie wrote “Yellow River ” for them, and they turned it down. They never had another Number 1, and Jeff decided to sing it himself. The rest, as they say, is history!
    Christie released a great single after “San Bernadino’ called “Man of many Faces”, but it failed to chart being cited as “too different” – and record company pressure forced a return to the style of the first two hits, and “Iron Horse’ was released.

    Comment by kevmoore | May 14, 2009

  19. Yes, Kev – I can vaguely remember some of those old Marmalade records now you’ve mentioned their titles…have to look round the bargain bins or t’interweb to have another listen to them.

    Ididn’t know about the Trems/Christie link – I don’t suppose a Lennon/McCartney tune would’ve been sent back!

    I’ve no doubt that the old record industry structure put excessive commercial demands upon many talented musicians, not least Christie or Sweet, so it’s a good thing that the new, internet-driven order in the music world has granted many new bands and musicians the freedom to reach a far wider audience than they could ever have envisaged in the sixties.

    Your own CD & internet activity is a true realisation of the way it can work nowadays – anyone in the world (with a PC) can discover or track your stuff down, or just ramble on about it… 🙂

    Comment by David Mortimer | May 14, 2009


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