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Thread #107679   Message #2234807
Posted By: GUEST,Ed
12-Jan-08 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Guitars in prison (UK)
Subject: RE: Guitars in prison (UK)
Richard Bridge:

What makes the Billy Bragg initiative newsworthy? Is it that it's famous because he's famous?

Probably so, and if we're being cynical The Independent were probably having a 'slow news day.' That doesn't make the sentiment any less valid.

Don't you think you rather undervalue the professionals and amateurs who have been actually doing it all along?

I'm really not sure where I've undervalued anyone in this thread. I simply linked to an article where someone is trying to do something positive. I believe that should be supported.


P.S. For what it's worth I spent several years as a volunteer teaching guitar to ex offenders