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Thread #142469 Message #3292174
Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Jan-12 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
"Can't you see, Jim, that by resorting to insults "
You right of course Vic - am finding this all a little too distasteful for my palate.
Feckin' about with performers' work may be what people do at Bryan's club; it would never have been tolerated at any club I've ever been associated with whether we liked or disliked them as performers or individuals - our feet wouldn't have touched at either the Singers or the Critics Group - but as the man said, life would be very boring if we were all the same.
It was, as far as I'm concerned, a shitty thing to do - even the "interesting Charles Parker thought so at the time - at least the damage done was limited to having to exclude one of Britain's finest traditional singers from the programme - but a small price to pay for a laugh eh?
"When was the last time you travelled on a tube train into The City"
A long time ago Hoot - but I did so regularly for periods of about three months at a stretch when working as a maintenance and installation electricion in City pubs - I think it was the uniformity of my fellow passengers that struck me more than anything - things might well be very different now - probably are.
My point was a jokey one- but that is the image that remains with me.