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Thread #126835   Message #2834626
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
09-Feb-10 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
As I said, I never wrote a word on there. There's a helluva lot of other work that goes into making sites you know....

You know, Sam's 'Albion Chronicles' was out there YEARS before I ever found them. I stumbled across them long before I ever came to know Sam, via the internet. That's what he does, lays down thousands of paths for people to wander down, if they choose to. Many of the things he has on his sites (and there are thousands of them) he's given credit to the writers, the photographers.....and at no time, as far as I'm aware, has he ever put his own name to the words of others.

Sam merely gathers together facts and photos into one place...and he doesn't just have sites on Folk Music, but on almost any subject you would care to imagine. They are merely one man's collection of memories, of things that are dear to him, that mean something special.

But again, because he came to be associated with me, so you lot decided to pour the scorn down upon him and the sites he makes, never wishing to see that he's probably brought many people into folk music in his time.

Leave him alone and go pick on your own sort.

Sam always had a saying which was 'Those who can, do..and those who can't, complain'.   It never bothered him what you lot said, because he wasn't interested in anything you came out with. He did and still does what interests him and I've read many a time how people have said they like his sites.

That's fine by me.

I like the idea of people being brought into music, traditions, history, musicians, poetry....Obviously, you guys don't because you want this world to be 'yours'...It ain't. Sam does his bit to help spread the word, nothing more.

You gotta problem with him, then email him via one of his many sites, that's what his email contact is for.