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Thread #105792   Message #2185509
Posted By: Jim Lad
03-Nov-07 - 04:52 AM
Thread Name: Davey Graham: what a waste
Subject: RE: Davey Graham: what a waste
I've pondered over this one for quite a while now.
I have no idea who Davey Graham is so having him introduced to me as having been drunk on stage, leaves a little less room for sympathy on my part.
By the sounds of it, the man has made some kind of living from his music and now has an alcohol addiction to deal with.
Fair enough. He's been rewarded for doing well and is old enough to take his lumps when he deserves it.
I can only compare him to my favourite folk singer whom most of you would now consider to be the best in the business.
I've bought his records for decades, sang his interpretations of songs since I was a lad and seen him in concert only once.
He's an alcoholic. Still performs and I believe, is fairly sober for most shows.
Now if I got the chance to see him again and he showed up drunk and incapable, I'd be really ticked. I'd probably have difficulty listening to any of his stuff ever again and would probably start a thread about it right here on Mudcat.
Not quite as bad as "---- ---- What a waste" but enough to evoke some kind of response from you and probably in the hopes that one of you would find just the right thing to say that I may enjoy his music once again.