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Thread #142469 Message #3292131
Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Jan-12 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
"I must say - I do think you miss out Jim.."
Because I knew so many people who loved Dylan back in the 60s I really tried hard with him - even bought 'Freewheelin', but like so many of the plants I've put in our garden here on the Atlantic Coast - he 'didn't take'.
Same with The Beatles, who ended up driving me away from my native Liverpool - in those days, if you didn't like them or football (rather watch paint dry than spend time with either of them), there was nothing else to keep me there - still get the same when I visit my sisters and my plane touches down at John Lennon airport.
"Truly agreeable sameness is one aspect...."
Have you ever been in the same room as a CP member and a Trotskyist/Anarchist/Maoist/Fabian/Pabloist/Syndicalist......?
Sameness my arseum.
On the other hand, try taking the tube into The City of London at 8.30am any weekday morning, or strolling round one of the estates of 'Little Boxes' in any satelite town in Britain - now that's 'sameness with a capital S'.
Betjeman has always had my vote:
"Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow."