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Thread #98756   Message #1960332
Posted By: Stower
07-Feb-07 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: Nic Jones In The Daily Mail
Subject: RE: Nic Jones In The Daily Mail
I know this was many posts ago, but I have just come across this thread and think information should be accurate. Daily Mail: "Instead he opted to grasp and pluck the strings of his guitar which led to the slapping down onto the fingerboard with no small force, a technique similar to that employed when plucking the lute." Err, no. In fact NOTHING like playing the lute. Play the lute like that and you turn an instrument of beauty into small-sounding, thin-sounding, unmelodic junk. You can't expect a Daily Mail journalist to know anything about anything that needs skill or finesse, like lute playing.

On the other hand, anything that gets Nic positively into the public eye has to be good - even if it is in a rag like the DM.