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Thread #157878   Message #4032604
Posted By: Brian Peters
06-Feb-20 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
And, since we are supposed to be dicsussing 'Fakesong', here is Harker's take on Sharp's attitude:

"No consideration is given to the idea that it was [...] the broadside[s] which were the essential elements of cultural continuity and dissemination. Professionalism and commercial song-culture were, evidently, to be discounted."

This is pretty close to the exact opposite of what Sharp wrote in he passage I've described.