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GUEST,eliza c England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 10 Nov 08

Stigweard, thanks for asking, it's absolutely fine.

David-"it's a traditional song that shall remain in my repertoire"-

   I don't believe I've ever been dismissed so by someone while they were in the process of using the fruits of the labours of me and mine to their own ends before. Part of me wants to tell you "you're welcome", part of me despairs and wishes my gypsy grandmothers had left me some curse or other I could put on you every time that song comes out of your mouth! Hot tea burns, anvils, pianos dangling overhead, that sort of thing. That is incredibly rude. Incredibly rude. You obviously have no idea how rude that is, how much you deserve to be dismissed for that alone if not for other things that you say.
I am not here to insult you. Let's not forget that you initially got in touch with me to tell me how you disapproved of my collaboration with Anglo-Asian musicians. I have been trying to help you broaden your knowledge of England's real traditions rather than just slagging you off which some are more than happy to do, and good luck to them in their righteous but pointless anger. It's bloody good car-crash viewing, but it doesn't half make you tired. Aren't you tired?
It is clear to me that you either have some condition that stops you from taking advice, even good advice, or you are dreamed up by someone in order to piss us all off and poison this board, which can be fairly poisonous all by itself sometimes, but is genuinely a good source of information and mischief. Whatever, you are a liability to yourself and the tradition and this place. I am happy to say you are a liability also to your own cause, although I also wish it wasn't so. I wish you were a genuine, openhearted advocate, and we were able to discourse intelligently and excite eachother about this thing we love. I really, really do. But that's what makes me a fucking idiot, and a PC one at that, along with everyone else here. Well done you for bringing that to our attention. I hope it gives you a real sense of achievement. I'm going to bed.

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