Mudcat Café message #2709101 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123172   Message #2709101
Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Aug-09 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: What did you do in the war, Ewan?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What did you do in the war, Ewan?
Sorry SOP - don't believe a word of it.
You opened this thread by with a question about MacColl's war record, something you could have easily found out by thumbing through the mudcat archive - even if you couldn't bother your arse digging up 'Class Act' or 'Set Into Song', as you obviously have no intention of doing (as I sair earlier, why spoil a good bit of maliciousness with facts).
You went on to relate a story about MacColl turning Travellers off his non-existant land and then questioned the logic of his singing miners songs to miners.
And then there's those boring anti-apartheid songs..... what an arrogant bastard eh - interfering in the internal affairs of White South Africa.
"This thread isn't to knock MacColl" - in my hole it isn't! Give us credit for a little perception - we've been here millions of times.
"a simple improvising musician, storyteller & ballad singer who just gets on with the business of improvising music,"
I'll take that as "just getting on with my career" as an answer to my previous question.
It's recommendation enough for me that 20 years after his death there are still no-mark arseholes taking a pop at MacColl - he must have done something right to merit such attention
Jim Carroll