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Thread #89365 Message #1689462
Posted By: akenaton
09-Mar-06 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
If Ewan had been a footballer, he would have been eligible to play for our team....and we could sure do with him!!
So he was probably quite at liberty to call himself Scottish if he so wished....The shame of being born South of the border was obviouly too much to bear :0).
Getting back to the thread, I'm surprised by the number of people who say they love Ewans music but hate his politics, or we can forgive his mistake because of his songwriting brilliance.
You just don't seem to get it.
Dont you realise that if Ewan had been a Conservative,a Lib Dem, or perish the thought, a follower of New Labour, his wonderful songs would never have been written.
Revolutionarys like Ewan live for their beliefs and in my opinion they should never be separated.
If you're a middle of the road jogger and you like Ewans songs...well you just don't understand them...Ake