Mudcat Café message #155238 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16574   Message #155238
Posted By: Rick Fielding
29-Dec-99 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: Wasn't this about music?
Subject: RE: Wasn't this about music?
Hi Red Harbour. The Ballad of the Wandering Aengus (from the Yeats poem) is a wonderful song. Van Ronk's version is quirky and very touching, but I'm going to play Devil's advocate here, and ask you to start a thread on it. If you get some responses great. If you still need the chords, I'll give you the ones I use.
Hate to disagree with my friend Steve about Mudcat direction (actually he's pretty big so I wouldn't want to disagree too much on ANYTHING with him) but I doubt that the large amount of religious (direct and indirect) postings will diminish, so I sure have no problem hearing about political situations and folks' opinions on them. I think the Bobby Sands one is quite interesting..even though I made a mistake by posting to it. In general I'm all for diffrent points of view, expressed articulately even if it gets heated. Believe me, some James Taylor and Bob Dylan threads went the same way. Even my thread on Black music raised lots of ire. I certainly don't mind taking the odd shot...and Bobby Sands DID write songs.

Hope the New Year brings good stuff to us all.