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Thread #141742   Message #3265599
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
29-Nov-11 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Subject: RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
I'm glad you clarified it, Steve. Sounds absolutely dire and I just thank heavens I was born on this side of the pond :-)

Al, I'm not going to fall out with you (no matter how hard you try :-) ) But, for the benefit of others I will pull you up on a couple of things.

How dare they say I'm crap, when I can piss rings round them as a musician, as a singer and a song writer - none of thems ever written a hit record.

Who are 'they' that say that you are crap? I'm certainly not one and I have not heard anyone evem suggest it. But on the other hand, who are you to say you piss rings round the guests I have booked? Anthony John Clarke (Singer songwriter) Roger Davies (Singer songwriter) Jon Harveyson (Singer songwriter) and countless others. Why, I even offered a spot, on his own terms, to a certain Mr Whittle. Sadly he turned me down :-( And yes, twice I booked Martin Carthy. In nearly 30 years of running the club. Sorry about that:-)

Okay. I accept that's the situation and you are up their bum, dave.

I assume I am the Dave in question? Seeing as you seem to know me well already I guess that you also know that for years I have helped to run Swinton Folk Club. For a good while I did it on my own. Last 3 years I have helped but mainly taken a back seat. Primarily because of other commitments but at the back of my mind there has always been the feeling that whoever I book, someone gets annoyed. And I don't like to annoy people. When we book only 10 guests a year it is difficult to fit in everyone, as much as I would like to, so I gave up.

Now, can you tell me the who, why and wherefore of who's bum I am up, how far up it am I, with what and do we enjoy it?