Mudcat Café message #3433692 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148012   Message #3433692
Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver
09-Nov-12 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: No Man's Land/willie McBride-rap version?
Subject: RE: No Man's Land/willie McBride
It's the other way round actually - the thoughts that a music as wonderful & life-affirming as Hip-Hop could be any way sullied by such godawful mawkish tripe as No Man's Land is too much for me to bear. I was going to keep this to myself but seeing the usual Mudcat bigoted idiocy trotted out here I thought I'd try & redress the balance.

Tonight I'll be wearing my poppy with pride, and I'll be singing My Boy Jack & Banks of Sicilly - two songs which acknowledge the humanity of war as grim necessity without disrepecting those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice, as No Man's Land does. It may have happened again, and again, but their deaths were not in vain.