Mudcat Café message #3158129 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137936   Message #3158129
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
21-May-11 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: June Tabor Discussion
Subject: RE: June Tabor Discussion
Sorry if our tastes in the printed word differ, but anyone who calls me "cheap and patronizing" (particularly in the snide form of a leading question) can only be hankerin' for yet another Mudcat flame war. But perhaps it was only my characterization of the text of "Roses of Picardy" that you were slamming and not me personally.

Which would be a mighty close call for you.

Yet the truth remains that certain singers have the talent (or genius) to turn lyrical hokum into an emotional experience. June Tabor is one.

By way of contrast, no amount of genius is likely to turn today's hits into emotional experiences, unless you confine "emotion" to lust, rage, and boredom.