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Thread #95097   Message #1847071
Posted By: GUEST,lox
30-Sep-06 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Sorry liz,

I did actually notice that point as I read your post and mine back - it's a fair cop.

I will however be a bit naughty, not just for arguments sake but out of further curiosity to explore the issue open the can of worms that is ... (dare I say it) ...

What does he mean by personal background?

Personal experience? ... or could it mean ones own cultural background - in which case someone with a muddled personal cultural history, i.e. with multiple roots in various different backgrounds (like Scotland, salford, a good school and "proper" education etc) might end up performing a hotch potch of styles, maybe even in a hotch potch of accents (see "Ewan MacColl's Accent" in music threads)

My life was enriched when my brother bought me a Ewan MacColl cassette for Christmas, and I have yet to be affected in a detrimental way by any of his recordings.

I am disappointed though to hear that he wore wide cord trousers though. I've never liked them and I had hoped that he owned a large wardrobe of khaki bush shorts. Now I must sadly accept that even if he did he probably only wore them in private or on holiday.