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Thread #101506   Message #2049056
Posted By: Richard Bridge
11-May-07 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?

I did a little folk some time after university, but I didn't really inhale. The real skunk was so hard to find - apart (somewhat later) from the late Carey Roberts who used to sing at the Wish it Was a Brewery.

Then eventually I settled down with Jacqui, and her Hagstrom was allowed indoors (albeit on top of a wardrobe in the case), while my Futurama and amp got banished to the garage.

After a long time, it might have been as recently as 1990, she eventually produced an acoustic guitar for my birthday, and told me that she was fed up watching the telly doing nothing in the evenings, and I was going to learn to play guitar properly and stop all that rock and roll rubbish. Well, we all know the penalty for displeasing the trouble and strife. I never really got any good on the guitar, but that was the start of the slippery slope. Sex!