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Thread #84949   Message #1571903
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish
29-Sep-05 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: George Papavgeris And The Elgin Marbles
Subject: RE: George Papavgeris And The Elgin Marbles
Woops! Yes that was me in post above as 'Guest'....typed it from my young son's board in error, didn't notice that I didn't have a name.

Well...looks as if I'm in big trouble again over on Radio 2 for writing 2,000 words about George's music.

But the BBC have missed the ENTIRE point.

The WHOLE point is that this man has INSPIRED me to write 2,000 words in the first place! And the words just raced out....I didn't have to sit and think about them...once I had the time to sit down and type I just couldn't stop!

Oh George....if I could find somewhere to write or talk about you and all our other strong songwriters where people would actually listen!!!

I KNOW that music like this, if it is played to enough people, has the power to make a difference, sometimes a huge difference, and it has the power to change things....but how can that happen when the music is being kept away from the very people who need to hear it!

I was going to give up on the Radio 2 board last night...I was so upset by what was said and the point being missed that I was about to throw an 'old girlie strop' and go marching off into oblivion...but if I do that then George's words won't get out....so I've decided to stay and carry the torch for a bit longer.

But it needs everyone....all of you who come in here and read this, to carry that torch too.....and light as many other torches as you can along the way.

So....get your 'We love George Papavgeris' T shirts on and spread the word.

And I'll leave you with my favourite quotes that mean so much to me and they'll keep me writing about 'Anytown' and all the other songs for some time yet.

"One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies" - Phil Ochs

"If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." - Jimi Hendrix

Lizzie :0)