Mudcat Café message #2836041 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126835   Message #2836041
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
11-Feb-10 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Diane and I have been joking

I am not joking. Nor was Phil Beer. Nor Eliza Carthy. Nor many others who don't (yet) say what they think about the embarrassment they suffer from MLC's destructive drivel so very publicly. Music fora are for exchanging information; they are not crazed fanzines. I come here to seek and to impart information on songs and tunes, not to see distasteful crap about "boysies". In recent days I have added details about music in Hampstead in the 60s and clarified the origin of a tune used for a Child ballad that a contributor thought had been written by a band currently doing it. MLC isn't interested in this but many others are. OK, she could flutter away on the Devon breeze and seek out media reports of B Bragg's anti-RBS campaign which she says (unsurprisingly) that she has no knowledge of. Last year on May Day, BB, Leon Rosselson, Robb Johnson and Martin Carthy were performing for free and a load of trade union activists were speaking at a commemoration of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Don't suppose she's heard of them either. She certainly wasn't supporting the event. Pity, since they provided a perfect example of the way to go.