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Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt

Vic Smith 26 Jan 12 - 06:47 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jan 12 - 07:00 AM
Richard Bridge 26 Jan 12 - 07:11 AM
Will Fly 26 Jan 12 - 07:22 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 26 Jan 12 - 07:25 AM
TheSnail 26 Jan 12 - 07:29 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jan 12 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,Wesley S 26 Jan 12 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Phil B 26 Jan 12 - 08:04 AM
Dead Horse 26 Jan 12 - 08:14 AM
Roger the Skiffler 26 Jan 12 - 08:16 AM
Richard Bridge 26 Jan 12 - 09:17 AM
Rapparee 26 Jan 12 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Shimrod 26 Jan 12 - 10:21 AM
Vic Smith 26 Jan 12 - 11:43 AM
Bert 26 Jan 12 - 11:48 AM
Noreen 26 Jan 12 - 02:35 PM
Bill D 26 Jan 12 - 02:43 PM
Crowhugger 26 Jan 12 - 03:17 PM
John MacKenzie 26 Jan 12 - 03:25 PM
Stilly River Sage 26 Jan 12 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,Sadly in Salford 27 Jan 12 - 03:14 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 27 Jan 12 - 04:42 AM
Joe Offer 27 Jan 12 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,Don Wise 27 Jan 12 - 04:58 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jan 12 - 05:09 AM
Sandra in Sydney 27 Jan 12 - 05:15 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jan 12 - 06:20 AM
Artful Codger 27 Jan 12 - 06:52 AM
Bert 27 Jan 12 - 11:37 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 02 Feb 12 - 07:07 PM
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Subject: Letters to Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 06:47 AM

Dear Mudcat Agony Aunt,
        With the disappearance below the line of the Dylan-related thread, there are currently no Ewan MacColl related threads on Mudcat. Without my daily dose of these pointless discussions, I feel listless, dizzy, jumpy and depressed. I get headaches and I have lost my appetite.
        Please can you help?
        Worried of Lewes

Dear Worried of Lewes.
        You are clearly suffering from the condition known as Mudcatia Irresolvia. I'd better try to explain that in layman's terms. You are in a position where you need a daily fix of reading posts around a subject - in your case Ewan MacColl - subjects that simply cannot be resolved because the mere mention of that name brings forth unchanging opinions from entrenched positions posted by the usual suspects. Sadly this can become addictive and your symptoms suggest that this is what has happened in your case.
        You should try to bear in mind that Ewan MacColl died around 23 years ago and arguments about him cannot go on for ever. Now, ideally, I would like to see you withdrawing from your bad case of Mudcatia Irresolvia but I don't think that you will be able to do this overnight. I can see that you are already having 'cold turkey' reactions.
        I am going to suggest that you attach yourself to another, more contemporary of the "pointless discussions" as you yourself describe them. Certainly there should be enough on Mudcat to keep the average British folkie irritated. Try looking for threads around the following subjects:-
* Can the Unthanks sing in tune?
* Is Kate Ruby seriously over-rated?
* Why on earth are there such things as the BBC Folk Awards.
        I hope that this advice has been of some help to you. Please let me know how you get on.
        best wishes
        Auntie Mudcat


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 07:00 AM

Dear Auntie Mudcat,
Surely you mean Kate Rusby? I am already feeling confused enough without you adding to it with your badly constructed and poorly spelled posts. If you don't check your posts properly, how on earth do you expect to those who are suffering from.....

Ah! Wait a minute! I am feeling better already. Nothing like an angry post on Mudcat to improve the mood.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 07:11 AM

Surely Kate Ruby can be found in many East London curry houses


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 07:22 AM

I always thought Mudcatia Irresolvia was a kind of herbacious weed that flourished in dark corners of the internet.

Perhaps we can continue the conversation at the Royal Oak this evening - you know - while I assemble the music stand, spill sheets from my music folder, endlessly tune my guitar, start tunes two or three times and whistle Ewan MacColl's "Greatest hits"...


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 07:25 AM

No Richard, That's Ruby Murray, she of the shiny plastic lips....very clever, as Botox didn't appear on the beauty scene until years later.

BTW, she wasn't what you would call a great singer either.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: TheSnail
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 07:29 AM

Sure you don't mean Ruby Moray, Jim's lesser known sister?


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 07:46 AM

Bryan wrote:-
"Sure you don't mean Ruby Moray, Jim's lesser known sister?"


I have thought that it was more likely that Don meant "Ruby Tuesday", a hit for the Rolling Stones in 1966 - And, of course, The Rolling Stones were a group that Ewan MacColl* was known to dislike.

*This is much more like it.... five mentions of his name already in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 08:00 AM

And here I thought that Mudcatia Irresolvia was an online version of Coitus Interruptus.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: GUEST,Phil B
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 08:04 AM

I seem to recall listening on the fateful day that Tony Blackburn first played Roberta Flacks version of 'First Time' and (Obviously squinting at the 7inch small print) uttered the fateful words.

Yes Pop pickers, this lovely song was written by, pauses,( Phonetically)

EE-WAN MACK-OLL !!

Great days!


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Dead Horse
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 08:14 AM

If you think 7inch is small print, I'd just LOVE to see the size of your monitor, Phil.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 08:16 AM

Wasn't he the brother of Obi-Wan Mackoll the Jedi folksinger?

RtS
Washboards, kazoos, spoons, shaky eggs,supplied on request to annoy all hardcore folkies.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 09:17 AM

Ruby Tuesday is what you have after a ruby on Monday night.

The Jedi Folk singer was Obi-wan FingerintheEar - to be distinguished from the Jedi pornstar, Obi-wan Knobby (whose finger was somewhere else).

Surely though the "pop-pickers" phrase was Alan Freeman - the OTHER one of Smashie and Nicie.

See, rancour creeping in already!


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 10:11 AM

Ruby Tuesday is a restaurant chain that, among other things, has cupcakes as a dessert. You'n may call 'em anytime.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 10:21 AM

Yeah, but can Kate Ruby sing in tune?


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Vic Smith
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 11:43 AM

Yeah, but can Kate Ruby sing in tune?

Come on Shimrod, no thread drift.... start your own thread if you want an answer to that question.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 11:48 AM

Oi! Don, You better go Softly, Softly when criticizing our Ruby Murray. I remember being madly in love with her when I was a teenager.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 02:35 PM

*like*

(sorry, wrong forum)


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 02:43 PM

♫"Ruby, are you mad at your man?"♫


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Crowhugger
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 03:17 PM

Yup, she is, so she took her love to town.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 03:25 PM

Obi the whey, someone is getting their biryanis, confused with their Kathy Kirby grips. twas the latter wot 'ad the shiny lips.
The former wos an Irish lass wot 'ad a big 'it, wiv Evermore.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 04:30 PM

What Noreen said.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: GUEST,Sadly in Salford
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 03:14 AM

Dear Mudcat Agony Aunt,

as I am a great fan of the late Ewan MacColl all those criticism of his attitudes to Bob Dylan and others makes my heart weep. I am aware that this is going on for so long that it can be seen as a tradition of it`s own but it is so unfair!

And since Bob Dylan is often referred to as "his Bobness" by his fans I think we MacColleagues can claim a little respect for us and our idol too. Therefore I propose that we introduce his birthday as a national holiday, calling it St. Ewan`s Day. No big festvities needed (he would not like to have his day commercialzed) but for that one day in the year no dissing of Ewan MacColl should be allowed.
Am I asking too much ?

Sadly in Salford


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 04:42 AM

Folk never did go in much for iconoclasm did it?


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 04:50 AM

You know, back in the day, people had more respect for Ewan MacColl....


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 04:58 AM

Time to get out the ouija board?


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 05:09 AM

Dear Sadly, my son is called Ewan, and confusion might arise should your suggestion of St Ewan's day be adopted. I therefore suggest that we call it Jimmy Miller Day


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 05:15 AM

Jimmy Miller?


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 06:20 AM

That's the guy ;-)


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Artful Codger
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 06:52 AM

Ahem, why isn't this thread below the line? Surely, no real musical content here, only BS of wader depth.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 11:37 AM

Jimmy Miller day sounds good. And we can all go for a Jimmy in his honor.


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Subject: RE: Letters to The Mudcat Agony Aunt
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 07:07 PM

Absolutely right John Mac, funny how one can remember a hundred songs and still mix up names.

Don T.


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