Mudcat Café message #172741 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17718   Message #172741
Posted By: Steve Parkes
03-Feb-00 - 03:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: There But for Fortune (Phil Ochs)
Subject: RE: There but for fortune
Purist?! joe, I'd invite a lesser man to wash out his mouth. A couple of years ago I wrote a letter to a magazine (I forget what for), and it got a thoroughly unjustified reply, which boiled dow to what a sad person I must be. It was accompanied by a cartoon from the staff illustrator (an accolade, really!) with me describing myself as "stricly speaking, I'm a know-all, not a pedant"; something I've proudly pointed out to people ever since.

And he did say "this is a song that was written for me by Joan Baez"!