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Thread #111462 Message #2347709
Posted By: Sir Roger de Beverley
23-May-08 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Why 'When I'm Gone'?
Subject: Why 'When I'm Gone'?
The idea for this thread came to me after reading the obituary for Harry Gurevitch in The Guardian, hearing of Barry Nettleton's death yesterday and listening to the Eric Andersen version of Phil Ochs's "When I'm Gone" on the same day.
Why do we wait to appreciate people until they are dead? Isn't there a place for posting an appreciation of someone while they are still around to read it themselves?
I don't mean the big names who get plenty of reviews etc but those people who we all know who are great players/teachers/organisers/facilitators/runners of sessions etc and all round good eggs on the folk scene.
If you think that it is a good idea, why not post one here.