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Thread #132900   Message #3033581
Posted By: Jim McLean
16-Nov-10 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Eskimo Republic Political Song Book
Subject: RE: Eskimo Republic Political Song Book
Ewan McVicar wrote in his book "Jim McLean was Morris Blythman's principal fellow song-writer". Nigel Denver was, along with Josh MacRae, the leading singer in the 'Eskimo' group. I have been asked why we were not in that concert as we were, along with Marion Blythman, the only original members of the group still living (Marion was at the concert). The simple answer is that we were not asked. The organiser of the show was politically opposed to our Independent Scottish Republican views and the co-host was Jimmie Macgregor, MBE. 'Nuff said!

In answer to Guest Michael Rotolo above, I designed and produced a voice recognition system for which I was awarded a prize by Middlesex University's Electronic Engineering department. Whistling a tune into a microphone produced an on-screen top line that could be printed and I will email you, Michael, the details. I was told by the examiner to copyright it immediately but the challenge of making the machine was enough for me. That was over 20 years ago and I'm sure there must be something commercially available out there by now.