Mudcat Café message #1642973 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87802   Message #1642973
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
06-Jan-06 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: Mike Harding's Beautiful Music
Subject: RE: Mike Harding's Beautiful Music
"Harding got his big break sneering at American country music,"

In what sense is this true? It is not about breaks it is about talent and hard work.

"and this activity remains a staple belief of the English traditional folk music - George Jones is insincere and laughable singing about his drink problem and failed marriages," Look, you either like a song or you don't that all their is, to paraphrase M. Carthy.

whilst Martin Carthy telling of his close shaves with the press gang - oh they are dead sincere!" Nobody, least of all Carthy believes they are the people in the songs they sing.

Why do have to bring such ignorance, aggression and unpleasantness to this place?