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Thread #80784   Message #1476605
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
02-May-05 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Why did Ewan MacColl write new songs?
Subject: RE: Why did Ewan MacColl write new songs?
'The man was a wanker who pretended to be scotch, stole songs from tinkers and seamen and pretended they were his. Why bother writing about such talentless scum.'
Is this called trolling? It is certainly untrue.

'Why not do something worthwile and study a true genius - Bob Dylan.'

Intersting point. Dylan is a true genius. He did most of the things MacColl is accused of above. He changed his name, was at least confusing about his origins and he based some of his songs on traditional songs and in some cases other peoples songs