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Ashley MacIsaac to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot

GUEST,Miss Enid 17 Jul 01 - 09:38 AM
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Subject: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST,Miss Enid
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 09:38 AM

Is there no end to the wisdom of fiddler Ashley MacIsaac. In 1999 he was hauled off stage here in Halifax in the middle of a racist rant. I was there, it was not a pretty sight. He later said he had been smoking crack that night.

Today, CP is reporting his latest pearl of wisdom...

RED DEER, Alta. (CP) - When it comes to the drug of choice, bad-boy fiddler Ashley MacIsaac says pot is way better than booze, even for kids.

"I would tell anyone out there if they ever had the opportunity to have the choice of trying an intoxicant and it was alcohol or it was marijuana, I would tell a 10-year-old kid to smoke a joint right then and there," MacIsaac said in an interview to promote his upcoming show at Westerner Days in Red Deer, Alta.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 10:30 AM

Well, I'm not into racist rants, and I don't advocate intoxicants for kids. But if his point is that marijuana is a more benign substance than alcohol, it's not entirely without merit (in my most humble opinion).


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 10:42 AM

And, it figures, we're doomed to put up with having to hear about his entire meteroic career.

By next week he'll bigger than Lennon/McCartney.

Or, at least more omnipresent.

Poporotzi will follow his every move.

Tabloids will discover that he sells rags better than that godawful congressman crap.

What? Larry King? Tuesday? Whatasurprise!


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Fortunato
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 12:02 PM

I don't know or care who ashley Macwhoever is. But IMHOP it is the media who air and print this garbage who are at fault. Where would he be withouth them? My answer is to not buy the rag that prints it or watch the television that airs it. Don't support the ignorance. Chance


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: English Jon
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 12:09 PM

I was so hoping this was an Ashley Hutchings thread.

Damn.

EJ


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 12:21 PM

Ashley who?

BTW it's spelt "paparazzi."

Alex


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 12:40 PM

Ashley is the "Bad Boy" of Cape Breton fiddling. I'm surprised his career survived the pedophilia stories. Weed is very bad for kids. Saps the ambition and willpower. Booze isn't any better but at least it tends to punish it's abuse with hangovers.

Ashley is a very messed up man. Pray for him.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: LR Mole
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 01:08 PM

Well and gently put, Dale.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: DougR
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 01:10 PM

And actor, Robert Downey credits his problem with drugs today with his father giving him joints to smoke when he was a wee tad. If that's an example of what it does to kids, I'd say it's not very good advice.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: M.Ted
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 02:04 PM

I think, as pointed out above, Ashley is interested only in publicizing his new, major label, CD, which is either just released, or just about to be released in the US, and saying everything he can think of to get name recognition--Just a little while ago, he claimed that he nearly traded his fiddle for $25 worth of crack only six months before(since he was in the process of producing an big budget CD I think it is likely that there was no shortage of either money or crack, but maybe I am just cynical about the recording industry), and before that he was critical of the gov't for not giving enough to charity--

Before long, he'll be seen dating some Hollywood celebrity, or a famous SuperModel, and they'll be articles in the National Enquirer about his heartbreaking battle with alcohol/drugs/eating disorder--shorty after that, he'll do a guest TV appearance with Ricky Martin, and they'll be romantically linked-If his CD doen't sell after all that, we only have to wait a year or so for the VH1 "Where Are They Now?" special--


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 02:04 PM

I don't know Ashley MacIsaac from a hole in the wall, but judging his statement strictly on its merits (without the larger context of his other behavior, with which I am unfamiliar), I have to say I agree with him. Again, the statement basically says that, in an either/or choice between giving alcohol to 10-year-olds, or marijuana to 10-year-old kids, he thinks marijuana is preferable. Given the damage that alcohol does to huge numbers of people worldwide, I'd say his point is well taken.

Robert Downey Jr. is another person I'm not very familiar with, but from what I gather he has a whole host of problems. One of his problems may be that he blames his behavior on an isolated incident from his childhood, rather than accepting personal responsibility for his actions. I would venture a guess that he has consumed his share of alcohol, too, so there may be some question about which is truly the "gateway drug" in his case.

Perhaps we can all agree that substance abuse by little kids is a bad thing, and leave it at that?


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Marion
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 04:01 PM

There were a few things I noticed about Ashley when I lived in Cape Breton.

One, that Cape Bretoners are embarrassed by him; while I never heard anyone deny that he knows how to play a fiddle, I never heard anyone bring up his name without alluding to him having disgraced himself.

Two, that non-Cape Bretoners and non-folkies are often big fans, in spite of (because of?) his bad boy image. For example, one of my roommates was a Montreal boy who mostly listened to weird electronic music; he liked Ashley, though he wouldn't dream of going to hear any other Cape Breton fiddler.

Three, that Ashley seemed to be making an effort to redeem himself in the Cape Breton scene: he made a very traditional CD with Dave MacIsaac (MacIsaac and MacIsaac: Fiddle Music 101), he was playing lots of dances in local church halls, and he was watching his mouth.

I heard someone say that she wouldn't take her kids to a family dance if Ashley was playing, because you could never tell what he was going to do or say. I'm not sure if this was a realistic fear. I saw him play three dances and one concert; at the dances he didn't say a single word (although the musicians rarely say much at the dances), and his stage banter at the concert was all innocent. One thing did happen, funny but sad: he was tuning his fiddle during a break, then tested the tuning (or maybe the sound system) by playing a few bars of "Spiderman", and suddenly the atmosphere in the room dropped a few degrees. Several people stopped and turned to glare at him, and I had the feeling people were nervous that something untoward was about to happen. It didn't, though.

I also want to mention that he came to L'Arche Cape Breton (the group home for adults with learning disabilities that I was living and working at) to play a ceilidh for free, and he has maintained a friendship with L'Arche man who loves fiddle music. Also, I know of one time when Ashley went to the hospital to play for the father of an aquaintance.

Having said that, on the L'Arche Cape Breton brochure there used to be a picture of Ashley playing in our lodge, but the picture was removed when it became an embarrassment and not an appealing scene.

I'd like to know what the interviewer asked that prompted Ashley's statement about pot. I mean, if I were told that a hypothetical 10 year old HAD to do pot or alcohol, I'd probably go with the pot too.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: DougR
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 04:10 PM

How about neither? I realize that is not the question, but why is there a question at all? Neither drugs or alcohol should be a part of a ten year old's life.

And the Robert Downey, Jr., episode evidently wasn't an isolated incident. It was a way of life for him in his pre-teens. His father and his film friends didn't think a bit of pot on a regular basis would hurt a kid.

I haven't a clue who Ashley is, but I really don't feel deprived about it all.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 04:20 PM

At least Ashley MacIsaac wasn't telling ten year olds to smoke crack and give him a blowjob. Two suggestions that he's proven himself capable of in the past.

What surprises me is that reputable festivals and clubs will still book him. I see that he's playing here at the Ottawa Folk Festival at the end of August.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: MMario
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 04:24 PM

considering the number of 6 and 8 year olds who are already into drugs - what the ten year olds are hearing about really doesn't bother me. the damage for most of them is already done.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 04:57 PM

It's hardly a new thing for "bad boy" musicians to live up to what is expected of them. It's a career move for them , and it's the stock-in-trade of the media.

Smoking's a bad idea at any age really, though tobacco is worse I'd say, especially with the stuff the tobacco pushers stick in what they sell.

I always remember when my son was about that age he came into the room and I was smoking a ciggy "Mum - Dad's smoking again" he roared. "AND IT's TOBACCO!!!"

As for the odd drink, don't most people let their kids have a sip or two from a pretty early age, as part of the process of helping them learn to use it sensibly? Whether it works or not I don't know. But so far as I've seen kids and adults with drink problems are at least as likely to come from non-drinking homes. Probably the best way to stop your kids drinking is to be a disgusting drunk yourself. And the same for other intoxicants.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 05:13 PM

A lot of recovering alcoholics will tell you their first drink was a sip off of daddy's beer. But then I don't know of many crackheads who've never smoked a joint. For a 10 year old kid, this is not all that different between whether you should shoot your kid or drown him in the bathtub. Jesus, what kind of path do you want to put that kid on. Heroin by 14? Prostitution by 16?

I think if I had kids, I'd rather they smoked pot, but that's not meant as an endorsement of either.

Rich


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Mooh
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 05:24 PM

Hmmm...AM is one of those artists who has a persona which overshadows his (admittedly considerable) ability to the point that I'm not interested in hearing him play. Biased? Yup. But sometimes personality dictates what I'll tolerate. I don't know many pot smokers who don't also smoke tobacco, so I don't know why it should be condoned. I'll bet that early alcohol use is tied statistically to smoking also, though I don't know that there's data so support my suspicion.

At any rate, why the question at all? Why does it always sound like kids have to choose between evils when they don't have to choose evil at all?

Peace. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: gnu
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 05:41 PM

Madonna made a few bucks being outrageous. There might be a few others, too. As for Ashley's attempt, I think it might be just plain ill advised, given his audience. We've discussed Ashley before at the Mudcat and one 'Cat said that Ashley actually said some "off" things to him directly and, I think, privately. Food for thought but maybe part of the promotion, or, perhaps, I am just "hopeful". In any case, I listen to his music and attempt, albeit strained at times, to ignore the press releases.

I suppose I have to put my two cents in about the substance abuse as I beliveve the thread is really about influence on young people by musicians... or atheletes or whatever. Don't do drugs. They are bad for you. Now, excuse me, while I kiss the sky.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Amergin
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 05:49 PM

yawn....


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 06:05 PM

Since I and many others on this thread have absolutely no idea who this guy is, may I suggest his attempts at self publicity are a miserable failure. Can't be doing with drugs I'm afraid - it must have been my methodist upbringing (or the fact that I hate smoking so spliffs held little or no interest for me)


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: gnu
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 06:44 PM

Oh well, guess I'll have to enlighten... he is one hell of a fiddler. But, he has said some REALLY strAAAAnge stuff to the press. Perhaps he actually is strange, but one hell of a fiddler. You can see him play with the Chieftans on some of their videos. He's the young, skinny guy with the big noggin boots, sunglasses and flaming red hair and beard.

Go ahead CH. That set up was meant for you.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST,McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 06:59 PM

A lot of recovering alcoholics will tell you their first drink was a sip off of daddy's beer.

No doubt true. So will a lot of other people who aren't alcoholics I am sure; and you could probably find a fair bunch of alcoholics with teetotal parents who'd say that was one of the factors which set them off drinking, as a way of freaking out the parents.

There are just so many variables here. The thing is, some people seem to be built to become addicts. Probably most of us are, but we've been lucky enough never to run across the stuff we're addicted to - or it turns out to be something reasonably benign like the Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 07:16 PM

Too bad about Ashley, my daughter and I have enjoyed his music and the music of the other Cape Breton musicians. I shall still listen to him and as someone else mentioned "weed" is fairly benign compared some other stuff. LEJ's Wife (I'd better get a name, am tired of just being the "wife"!)


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Kara
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 07:50 PM

Like all drugs pot has it's benefits and it pit falls, I know a few hyperactive 10 year olds who might benefit from a joint rather than another glass of coke ( and thats the soft drink sort). But then again I have always been of the belief, that Hyperactive is just a modern term for in need of a good clip round the ear..;


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: M.Ted
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 08:51 PM

I understand that his new album has gone platinum in Canada, Ickle, and that his record company expects him to appeal to sell big in the US with the Enya/NewAge market and the Riverdance markets. with a bit of the U2 market thrown in--

Drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, and reckless, irresponsible life styles are a part of the music culture that I have had to learn to accomodate, but I'll never get used to the publicity--


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Tedham Porterhouse
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 09:36 PM

A few years ago, Nanci Griffith dropped off a tour with the Chieftains saying that she could not stand being on a bill with MacIsaac, who was also on the tour.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Marion
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 01:33 AM

I'm surprised at the number of people who don't know who Ashley MacIsaac is. I'm sure everyone in Canada who is interested in music (as player or listener) knows who he is; I think it would be reasonable to say that he's one of the two most famous Canadian fiddlers right now (along with another young Cape Bretoner who all Canadians would recognize by first name alone).

While busking a few weeks ago, somebody told me that I reminded her of Ashley. I said, "Thank you."

Marion


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 01:58 AM

Specially for English Jon, and Mousethief!!


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Marion
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 02:14 AM

To the guest who said, "I see that he's playing here at the Ottawa Folk Festival at the end of August. "

Are you from Ottawa? I hope to be volunteering at that festival. I hope you'll introduce yourself more; there are a handful of people here from Ottawa or the Valley (I'm in Perth myself).

Marion


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 09:56 PM

hi figured after seven years had passed i could finallyleavea commentonthis site-
you people who seem tobelevieeverythingyoureadlet alone act likeyouknowmefrom thingssiad inthe media- well-you really outtoget alife-therearemany comments onthis site i could sue peoplefordefamation for-astheyare not based on any realityofmyluife onlythe imagined one that you allseem to think isreal-
-by theway i didn't smoke crack onthe evening of decemeber 31st 1999- i quit on februyray 24th 1999- which isnow 9year ago-and it was pot that allowed metoquit easily- not tomention idstoppedsmokingpotafew years after that-
those who think they know me-well
whatever- i could keep making up stories for therest of mylifeto thepress and they would keepprinting it
thanks for keeping thedream alive
as for caper-s- i have bruaght as much money onto cape breton island asanyone else ever- manypeople still go to my traditional events- and old ladies to thisday still wish i wouldmarry there young girl or nicecs and some even say there nephews now- i get more support than i ever need to keep mefed-
and one who may have everthoguht i was a shame or disgraced myself- are the sameones thast run home with ther pictureto show thier family "look who i met-"and truthfully i am happy toprovide the little bit of fodder that may entertian them for whatever reason they feelentertained- postive onegative- ther is enoguh stuff inthis world that isn't that entertaining like war pov erty andtories
think twice- casuethefirst time jsutaint hitting the right notes folks


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Cluin
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 10:28 PM

And pot does wonders for your keyboarding skills too.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Beer
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 11:10 PM

Well said Cluin. Now I'm going to read Guest's thread once more in hopes that I can figure him/her out as to what is being said.

I was up front in a show he did at the "Montreal Celtic Festival" about 6/7 years ago and I was in awe with his performance. it was like being there watching Jimmy Hendricks. Ashley is way way ahead of everyone else when it comes to the fiddle. In fact I think that he is totally bored with the status quo. Ashley is a very very special musician as Jimmy Hendricks was. I'm not saying this about Ashley from a point of not knowing anything about fiddling. I was brought up in a home of fiddlers.
Ashley may be fucked up because of drugs but he is the best.
Hope your doing well Ashley. I stood a moment behind the stage looking at you and wanted to go and introduce myself but though maybe it was best not to.

Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 11:18 PM

I think that the clones got the guests post. I posted this on another thread five years ago. I still fell the same but I think that he has matured in the meantime.

Subject: RE: Ashley MacIsaac
From: Sandy Mc Lean - PM
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 05:58 PM

Ashley is one of the very best in ability to play. I make no defence for the stupid things that he has done and said, but there are probably not very many who have heard him playing at his best. Most judge him by the crap that he plays for commercial purpose and that is a judgement made on partial evidence.
Most of the time when he plays in Cape Breton it is a different Ashley. If you could go to a square dance at Glencoe Mills or West Mabou and listen to Ashley and Howie MacDonald and Dave MacIsaac play together on some fast traditional jigs and reels it may leave you in awe.
Only available in in Cape Breton. A pity! :-}
                      Sandy

message undeleted so Sandy's comment makes sense. Remember the rule is one must post with a consistent ID, even as guests. This is why the post was deleted.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST,Just wondering
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 11:28 PM

Having lived with a bipolar spouse for 37 years, the brief descriptions of this musician's behavior made me wonder if he's bipolar, has never been blatantly psychotic, and was never diagnosed.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 12:06 AM

Never having seen him play, I didn't know he was left-handed until I saw This on youtube. Fantastic!


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 12:32 AM

Kat, Buddy MacMaster seen playing with him on YouTube is widely regarded as the greatest living Scottish style fiddler. Ashley plays a right handed strung fiddle holding it upside down.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 12:34 AM

Sandy, thanks, I knew that about Buddy. I was wondering about how Ashley's fiddle was strung. That just messes up my mind!


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Rowan
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 01:43 AM

Ashley is one of the very best in ability to play.
and
Ashley plays a right handed strung fiddle holding it upside down.
and
I was wondering about how Ashley's fiddle was strung.

Are these, perhaps, the reason why this thread is above the line rather than in the BS section?


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 01:45 AM

I saw Ashley at a Celtic Festival in Boston some yrs ago, they were highlighing 'youth' & he is as good as what's just been said about him. I believe he played with 2 other "kids" 1 maybe a cousin & they were causing my socks & the socks of everyone else there to roll up & down like window shades & the crowd was "WOWed" by them. He did a bit of talkin, being a Bostonian & him being a Cape Breton along with the crowd, I heard nothing outlandish but I couldn't understand much either, though the crowd did & seemed to love him, except for maybe a few purists.

1st off I believe nothing from the scandle sheets, as it is I believe only half of what I actually see & nothing of what I hear espically when it's from a 2nd or 3rd (rate) source. If he's gone down a drug or a drunk's road it'll show up & you'll know for sure, untill then go see him for yourself. If he's been down some road you can't abide & he's come back again, the mores the credit to him. But by all means don't judge his music by some newspaper or reporter's standards. He's well worth seeing. I know many musicians/singers that are great but they can't navigate a course past a barroom door. Their greatness may not last as long but until then they are worthy of hearing even though it's a pity to see such human waste. Then on the other hand if he going to pot you'd better catch him while he's in his prime or it's you who'll have had wasted a worth while opportunity.
Now does anyone actually know the actuall context & content of the "so called" statement & does anyone know if his words/reply were twisted or not for the sake of selling schock value shit. He's still pretty much a kid, does anyone if he just didn't stumble & stick his foot in his mouth by mistake, we'd all love to take back comments we've made that just didn't sound the way we thought they'd sound before or as we were making them. Who hasn't taken a bite of their own toe? Don't be a part of destroying a talented kids career unless you know for sure 1st hand of what you accuse him of. He talented enough where he should be at least given the benifit of the doubt before he or you has enough rope to hang him with. I know he wasn't 'out of it' when I saw him, he was far beyond flawless!
I bet Woody had a few drinks & said a few things too!

"Piss Off"

Barry


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Slag
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 02:31 AM

Never heard of this guy and now I hope to never hear of him again. 10 years old is about the age every pusher of every harmful habit aims for. Why? Because that's the age where nature begins the process of separation of children from the nest and the beginning of differentiation and individualization involves rites of passage and symbols of approaching adulthood.

Be cool kids, be older than you appear, be wiser than your years. Here's what your parents and the adults have been keeping you from. They've been holding you back. They know that in the day wherein you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you shall know good from evil. So, yeah kid, have some pot/tobaco/booze/chaw/betel nuts/LSD-25/ name it. Most pushers usually proposition your kids out of earshot of you parents but this fool advocates from the stage??? I don't think he will stay in business too long.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Beer
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:41 AM

Well Said Barry.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Beer
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 09:55 AM

Speaking of You Tube, have a listen to the clip titled "Fiddle Medley Ashley and Friends.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: irishenglish
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 10:20 AM

Funny, he can talk about how nothing the press has reported to be true, or overexaggerated, but in his autobiography, he didn't exactly deny things either. Everything in that book was-"."Well, I said that about SARS, but I didn't really mean it, was all a joke, you just didn't get it." THe entire book was about his being misunderstood, and of course, he had no culpability in any of the scandals he has been tied to. I saw him in 1996 in Dublin, and he was amazing. But brilliant musicianship does not make up for shooting your mouth off, and when someone calls you on it, you run for cover and say, "The press, the press did it."


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 11:17 AM

I was so hoping this was an Ashley Hutchings thread.
Damn.

EJ

Ashley who?
BTW it's spelt "paparazzi."

Alex

when you've no idea who Ashley Hutchings is and you know how to spell paparazzi....says alot to me.

Charlotte (momma's got a squeeze box and dad's gonna kill me)


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 11:30 AM

This is one of those hilarious times at Mudcat where some people come into a seven year old thread and post as if it was just written yesterday. Does anyone have any up-to-date info on Ashley? Know how he is doing now?


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 11:36 AM

Ashley MacIsaac fiddlin' around in a YouTube video


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: irishenglish
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 11:39 AM

CHeck out wikipedia for recent news, including his attempt (?) at politics, his same sex marriage last year,and his rock album. He has seemed to mellow out a bit, but what I said about his autobiography is true, in my opinion he is not willing to take any blame for himself.


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 11:40 AM

" Does anyone have any up-to-date info on Ashley? Know how he is doing now?"

can you spell W.e.b.s.i.t.e ?

Charlotte (skiffle while you work)


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Subject: RE: Ashley to 10 year olds: Smoke Pot
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 11:50 AM

Of course, I was just wondering the same of recent posters who seemed to be responding only with old info to old info.

I think the video of him with Buddy is a more up-to-date one, btw, than the other link.


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