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Posted By: GUEST,Ian cookieless
04-Nov-07 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: Davey Graham: what a waste
Subject: RE: Davey Graham: what a waste
One of the two friends who saw DG with me at Worcester has just phoned me and told me to see Mark Pavey's contribution above. It was described to me as "shocking". It have just read it and I agree.

"Someone; or a group of people from Worcester is trying to cause trouble here." No one is trying to cause trouble. Unless you count telling the truth as trouble-making. Truth is something you obviously have difficulty with, judging from the rest of your post. Your professional and financial involvement is, I think, making you see what you want to see. I wish I could have seen what I wanted to see that night.

"Davy's second piece, which I believe was Capricho Arabe, 5 audience members stood up from the front row and rudely left the building." That is a plain, straightforward lie. I know this because I sat on the front row. No one on the front row left their seats ahead of us. We left after about 20 minutes, as my first post said. And there were three of us, not five. And we did not leave the building. You should know this, Mark, as *after* the gig (we went to the bar for about 10 minutes) you gave us free CDs in the foyer, "to ease your pain", as you put it.

"Both Davy and I am tired of middle aged, miserable, middle classed, ravaged types attending our concerts" - I don't even know what that means, except the implication that you are hearing a lot of complaints but are dismissing the people rather than hearing what they are saying - "expecting the worse" - the three of us went expecting a great evening - "and who are incapable of enjoying what is still relevant, proficient and and moving work" uh? Have you actually read what people are saying? Are you listening? Have you not noticed, as I have but only since that evening, how many people are leaving disappointed and saying so all over the internet? Do you not remember the crowd of 10-12 people complaining to the MC? Did you not hear the conversation with the ushers, who were as shocked as the audience at what they saw and heard? Have you not considered why the venue are inviting people to have refunds?

I truly hope Davy Graham does make a full recovery from whatever is ailing him. I hope that at some point soon I will be hearing that he is in full control and is once again a performer worth seeing. That will only happen if he is surrounded with honesty and integrity.