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Polite Guest Closing Threads (123* d) RE: Closing Threads 18 Jun 08

RE: Closing Threads
From: Ruth Archer - PM
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 11:08 AM

You tell me, Tom. What I was trying to say is that, although some people may shy away from putting themselves in the middle of a heated debate, they appreciate someone saying what they themselves were thinking.

"Issues not personalities" is fine - and if Lizzie had not proudly proclaimed that she'd gone to the Oysterband to tell on the "cool as folk brigade", I would have continued to ignore her(as I have been doing for weeks, though I knew she was here - live and let live and all that).

Going to the Oysterband was completely out of order. She was not even there, how the hell does she know what really happened? And yes, these lads are friends of mine, I got them the Big Session gig, FFS.

So I snapped. <<<<<<<<

I humbly apologise Ruth, I had *no* idea I was responsible for your abusive posts about me, but I can see it most clearly.

I had, quite wrongly now I realise, from your learned experience above, thought that the Oysterband should know about that thread, as *their* festival was being written about in a bad light.

I'd assumed, as it's a new festival, relatively that is, that they would appreciate reading the thread, keeping an eye on it etc. and who knows, may well benefit by next year's session being very different.

However, stupidly, I see this was entirely wrong. I realise this is purely because I am a mere humble, dim, dull, lover of folk music and not a festival organiser, such as your esteemed self.

I would however, also have pointed out this same fact to Sidmouth, if it had been about them, although I now no longer am interested in Sidmouth.

Next time I choose to do something, I will be sure to ask your learned advice first, for I realise that without you the English folk world would not exist.

My humble apologies to The Oysterband, a band whose music I love and adore, a band for whom I have the utmost respect and a band who treat their fans with consideration and respect, thus in turn, receiving much love back from them.

I'm sure they'll now remove me from their front page, insert luffbra fesitval and even delete me completely perhaps, or have me removed altogether from myspace for daring to do something without your permission.

Once again, I humbly apologise for apparently *making* you write such insulting, humiliating and vitriolic posts about me. I am sure you are filled with a deep regret for having to have revealed 'what lies beneath' the face of the sunny festival organiser.

If you would like to tell me how you knew I was not there, and if so, why I was not there, I'd be most interested to hear, for again, I'm sure I have much to learn, about myself, about the Oysterband, about the way to behave, about harrassment and abuse.

Thanking you, in anticipation.

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