Mudcat Café message #1841355 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94776   Message #1841355
Posted By: The Sandman
23-Sep-06 - 04:53 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
JAMES HENRY,your last line aboutPETER KENNEDY, is exactly why i brought cecil Sharp into the discussion.
Douglas Kennedy was Peters father, undoubtedly Sharp and his collecting would have been discussed in kennedys home, SHARP may well have been an inspiration to Kennedy when he was a child, adolescent etc.
Kennedy undoubtedly kenew that early collectors didnt pay for their songs, and didnt pay for royalties, therefore his folk society and home environment influenced his behaviour in both good and bad ways And was responsible for his attiude. any man that puts up two unknown inebriated strangers in his home is basically a good hearted person.which was also my own impression of Kennedy,
    he made mistakes he did things i wouldnt have done o k. we dont know their magnitude, because there is very little concrete evidence.
to OGGIE . any judge when passing sentence takes into account the size of the crime, he will sentence differently someone stealing an apple differently from someone stealing 500 pound or 50000 pounds ok they are still a theif but to use emotive words like ripping off when we dont know the size of amounts stolen , doesnt contribute to making level headed judgement,.
other correspondents have suggested the amounts were probably small[ quite likely]but not proven.