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Thread #112827   Message #2394356
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
21-Jul-08 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Subject: RE: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Absolutely Richard - I can see you're getting the hang of this folkmusic business....albeit slowly.

theres something faintly ridiculous about a guy holding up a commie like Guthrie as an icon of creative endeavour, whilst the pension plan's ticking nicely away and the ISA's are piling up.

And something's a bit sinister about the way all these guys have to be dead. i mean Jack Hudson's there working away totally unregarded and being castigated as not really folk music and a pseudo yank. 40 year serious creative endeavour under his belt - but he really will have to have life pronounced extinct before they start doing the musical about his life.