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Thread #98059   Message #1937921
Posted By: Suffet
16-Jan-07 - 12:40 AM
Thread Name: Where does Steve Suffet come from
Subject: RE: Where does Steve Suffet come from

SINSULL is right. I live in Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USA. Anything else you can read on my main website:

I am almost sorry that I wrote Willie McBride's Reply. I did not mean it as a rebuke to Eric Bogle's No Man's Land / Green Fields of France. I admire Eric's antiwar sentiment, and I have told him so in person. However, I felt there was another side of the story that needed stating: that of the countless young men (and some women) who served in the Great War because they honestly believed the Allied cause was right and just. How history judges their beliefs is another matter.

I said that I am "almost sorry," because the more I think about it, the more I remain convinced those views are worth remembering, whether or not we agree with them.

Just for the record, I wrote a song called Marlyn Garcia which gives voice to a young woman who was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. Marlyn (pronounced Marlene) was more a less a Christian pacifist, something that I am not. However, I try to state her position as accurately as I can because I feel it worth hearing, even if it is not the same as mine. Marlyn Garcia and 22 other songs are available for free from my SoundClick website. Go to suffet and then follow the link that says Music. I never recorded Willie McBride's Reply, nor do I ever intend to. It's just too easy to misinterpret.

If you wish to contact me, I prefer e-mail to personal messaging. I check my e-mail at least twice a day, but sometimes I dn't log onto Mudcat for weeks. Here is a clickable e-mail link.

--- Steve