The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2305620
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
03-Apr-08 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
How glad I am that I have been out all day having a battery of needles stuck in my arms.
Much more pleasant than here.

I imagine Mr Bridge means me, not you, Tom. He and the Snail remain obsessed by some dumb notion that by "professional" I mean "getting paid", no matter how often I and others spell it out. I am not, unfortunately, in a position to prevent certain people (meaning no-one in particular) from making arses of themselves, or more importantly, disrespecting the music.

If I ruled the world, no-one but no-one would be allowed out of their bedrooms till they were in tune and time and knew all the words and could put in a credible - and "professional" - performance. It is an insult to our cultural heritage, and to those obliged to listen, not to.