The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123446   Message #2720356
Posted By: MGM·Lion
10-Sep-09 - 12:35 AM
Thread Name: The Ol Boys Folk Club & Festival Network
Subject: RE: The Ol Boys Folk Club & Festival Network
... If my wife had been there, that is exactly what she would have done - she was brilliant at that sort of social courtesy. & some wives were there too - i haven't named the whole group; Julia Jones was there with Nic, i recall, & Anthea Bellamy I think; Fred Woods my Folk Review editor; & various others who were 'in' enuff to be accepted; as poor old Ed wasn't, so must have felt really frozen out: & didn't any of them have enough sensitively condescensive nous [in no pejorative sense] to appreciate that he would have liked to meet Carthy or Bellamy or Murphy for once on something like social equal terms, which was why I intro'd him into the group when he accosted me, rather than going a bit aside to talk to him as i could have done? But none of them seemed sufficiently socially aware to get this: I genuinely think too unconsciously conscious [as it oxymoronically were] of their status to want to admit one who didn't qualify for the Group...