The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #3729677
Posted By: Vic Smith
11-Aug-15 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Steve Gardham makes an important point -
"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater."

I read this book not long after it came out. My initial memory of reading it was initially how much I disagreed with it. But it also made me think deeply about the subject about why I disagreed with it and helped me form my own opinions. In fact this thread makes me want to read it again - but when I look at my shelves of folk music books, it is no longer there!

I can also remember disagreeing strongly with Bob Stewart's 1988 book Where is St. George? and found the disagreement thought-provoking.... though less stimulating than the Harker book because it was less well written.