Mudcat Café message #2316298 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110427   Message #2316298
Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Apr-08 - 12:14 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Come on, stop arguing and address that offending last paragraph! I mean, is this cobblers or what: "...and for once it doesn't feel like the people are being handed a pompous, Royal-approval-stamped thing some arts director thinks they should like..."

I listen to a very large proportion of what the Proms has to offer over its couple of months and no, it doesn't feel like that to me at all. It might feel like that if you don't like classical music of course, or if your appreciation is confined to the odd Beethoven symphony or Strauss waltz, which mine is not.    Like I said, I happen to like both genres being discussed here and I would appreciate being allowed to enjoy both without someone implying that in the one I'm merely being offered a load of outmoded old tosh. Anyway, if you need a harmonica player on the night I'm free.