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Thread #121730   Message #2663132
Posted By: Rowan
23-Jun-09 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Nobody's Moggy Now (Eric Bogle)^^^
Subject: RE: 'Nobody's Moggy Now' - Bogle^^^
His song about Bob Dylan I find a little annoying (although also a bit amusing, I'll admit)

It's a long time since I last heard it, LH, but I always recalled it as not being about Bob Dylan, but about the slavish(?) adulation of audiences who thought you weren't justifiably "on stage" unless you sang their requests; a bit galling for songwriters who wished to strut their own stuff. I'm sure other performers (whether songwriters or not) have experienced similar disdain when they declined requests to perform material from their latest pop idol; "Kris Kristofferson" at a bush dance while playing schottisches for a barn dance? I received such a request a while ago and the bloke was most disaffected when I declined his request.

Cheers, Rowan