The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35136 Message #479166
Posted By: SINSULL
08-Jun-01 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Pinewoods - An evil Empire???
Subject: RE: Pinewoods - An evil Empire???
I recently joined Pinewoods in the hopes of getting involved in some local events and just to keep up with what is out there in folk. I also recently attended a Sorcha Dorcha concert which quite literally moved me to tears. My review is posted in a thread here and on Larry's website.
The topics raised within this thread and others have created a lot of interest, comment, suggestions. But the issue of Pinewoods choosing not to employ Sorcha Dorcha, in my opinion, belongs in the PM section.
It is unfortunate that Joy, Suffet, and others find themselves in the position of defending their club's policies in this forum.
Larry, I love you dearly. The unhappy truth is that Pinewoods gets hundreds of applications and can only honor a few. In the real world and in Pinewoods, it helps to know someone. And I would estimate that there are at least a hundred other talented performers who also did not make the cut. Also, possibly, maybe, some who did were not as talented but had an insider pushing for them or paid their dues by stamping mailings and setting up chairs and so earned the opportunity. You, of all people, know that life isn't fair.
So, my suggestion is that Joy et al be allowed to be simply members of the Mudcat, that they promote their events the same way others here do, and this personal issue between you and Pinewoods be kept personal.