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Thread #126835   Message #2824904
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
29-Jan-10 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
No, that wasn't 'fawning' it was supporting...and Phil was quite happy to have it going on for many a long year, as we Steve...The ONLY time they asked me to stop, Sweetums, was just before 'Witness' came out, as Vaughan, their manager, contacted me on Myspace to politely ask if I'd lay low, so that people could make up their own minds...

That was right after you and I had had a real barney over the first playing of a track from that CD, by Chris from Reading Uni, who knew Steve and who, as I recall, was the inspiration behind ones of the songs Steve wrote...Darn it, can't recall which one now, but it was one of the major ones...Was it 'Roots'???   I think it was...

And that's when Steve wrote 'All Quiet on the Western Front', as he thanked me for keeping quiet..and I told the person who was acting as the intermediary between us that he was not to worry, it would be 'all quiet on the South Western Front' from now on...and he told me that had given him an idea for a song...

So, far from you and your buddies trying as hard as you can to infer that Show of Hands were hiding in cupboards at the mere mention of my name, they weren't. And let's face it, if Steve had really felt the way you all make out, he'd not have wanted to be reminded of any of my words, let alone get a sudden urge to write a song from them...

However, Phil is now recording many of the acts that you hold dear, and the Traddies have become a bit special to him, so when I mentioned that a Show of Hands gig would probably be far more exciting at Cecil Sharpley House, than a Walter Pardon exhibition, or something along those lines, the shite hit the fan, and I've no doubt you all went running to teacher, aghast at 'the evil woman's words' for taking the name of Walter in vain....DESPITE the fact that I'd helped Sam make a Walter page on his Albion Chronicles....but heyho..

Er...it WAS only a joke you know...although I know they're not allowed in the English Folk World. ;0)

Anyway, Sweetums, it's almost time to change into your Show of Who pyjamas and snuggle down on your 'I Love Steve & Phil' pillow...

I'm off to listen to this again....GREAT song!

REAL folk music! :0)

And I tell you what, I bet those Gorgeous Oysters could do a fantastic version of that song!