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Ramblingsid Why folk don't sing (77* d) RE: Why folk don't sing 02 May 05

Well when I was in primary school I sang - and that was because it was a small village school and everybody did everything. Singing was not a problem.

Then at age 11 I went to the Grammar School in the nearby town. There not everybody got to sing and the rather unpleasant music teacher held a sort of public audition for the choir. Those that he did not want were rather peremptorily told to shut up and no interest was shown in them thereafter. I think it is true to say that I have not sung in public since that day.

In my head I know its silly not to join in with everybody around me - but something hold me back.

I am a great admirer of Roy Bailey - but every time I go to see him I know that my enjoyment will be undermined by the fact that part of his routine involves making fun of those in the audience that don't join in. Making fun of me in fact. It always strikes me as rather insulting.

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