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Thread #95050 Message #1856518
Posted By: GUEST
12-Oct-06 - 02:39 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
I agree entirely
My objection is summed up in your statement "every aspect of his work are fair subjects for discussion and deconstruction".
So far I have only heard the rumours and distortions - unless you would like to point me in the direction to where his work as a singer, songwriter, playwright.......... et al has been discussed in any great depth.
I have no objection whatever to his war record, his accent, why he sang with his hand over his ear, whether he has two Weetabix for breakfast........ etc discussed as long as that discussion takes place along with his work as an artist.
I don't know whether you ever saw the Monty Python, Arthur 'Two-Sheds' Jackson sketch - which, for me, sums up the approach taken to MacColl and his work perfectly.