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Thread #95050   Message #1846933
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
30-Sep-06 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
yeh that's right Jeri. No I never confused Blair with socialism.

My mother used to say - the thing about Christianity - its never been tried.

I suspect someone could say the same about socialism.

as you get older, you do tend to think - theres probably a reason nobody's tried it.

Re the angina - I don't think it was macho, he was a nice guy, not without his faults I'm sure. But he probably just felt that it mattered what he was doing. And he was used to soldiering on, as most players are when they don't feel well, so he that's what he did.

Those long ballads he used to do. they're longer than any speech in shakespeare - they demanded committment from him - I suppose that;'s why he felt entitled to ask for that from the audience.

al