The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117717 Message #2538898
Posted By: Steve Hunt
13-Jan-09 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Les Barker as the next Poet Laureate?
Subject: RE: Les Barker as the next Poet Laureate?
Don wrote: "Knowing Les, he would provide the necessary touch of humour and humanity, to bring the royals back into the public's heart, where they belong."
I, for one, would be very disappointed if he did! The idea of a genius like Les agreeing to become the official mouthpiece of the establishment, and then using his incredible talents to raise the popularity of a small cabal of powerful, un-elected aristocrats is little short of revolting IMO.
Right, now I've got that off my chest, I can go back to listening to something Bulgarian recorded for Topic by A.L. Lloyd from back in the 'good old days'...