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Thread #26153   Message #313998
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
07-Oct-00 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roseville Fair (Les Barker's parody)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roseville Faire: Les Barker's added
Having been in the same room as Les and a singer/songwriter of some note, one of whose songs Les had parodied, I can only say that he, like most people, took it as a great compliment.

We have had the 'to parody or not to parody' argument here so many times, it might be worth looking back at a few. I think the general consensus was that there is no song safe from parodying, but more than a few that are not worth it.... I'd take it as a huge compliment that Les had even HEARD of anything I've written, let alone taken the time and trouble to make a very funny version of it.