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Thread #145045 Message #3356828
Posted By: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
29-May-12 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny
Subject: RE: The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny
I think the problem with 'Tribute' shows generally is that you're dealing, ultimately, with people's memories. Sandy Denny's music for me is still as fresh and powerful as it always was. In fact, I probably listen to her more now than I did twenty or thirty years ago. But I can't listen to her without the process bringing back very powerful and personal memories of a time in my life that is past and can't be recaptured - so it's always a slightly bittersweet experience. Maybe that's why I didn't go - I just didn't want to share the memories of the Sandy whose music I knew with a roomful of strangers. I'm happy if people went and enjoyed it. I just know I wouldn't have.