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Thread #95097   Message #3288327
Posted By: Vic Smith
10-Jan-12 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Derek Schofield wrote:-
"why didn't it include my worst trousers? "

Well, Derek, you do have my sympathy if you feel that your ill-fitting and worn leg apparel were worthy of an award and this was not forthcoming. However, you must realise that the Worst Trouser section was always one of most hotly contested of all the Folk Roots Readers' Poll Awards.
You can't expect to just turn up at the award ceremony, shin up a drainpipe to gain entry, and have the judges in stitches or otherwise creased up at your appearance whilst you loon around with the great and good of the nether garmetted folk scene. If you don't win at first, don't despair; in fact you must combat such feelings. If Jean Orchard can win it one year, then why not you? If you don't win by fair means, then you must do it by foul. Have you thought of lining the judges's pockets with an handful of notes? Or how about a gift for the chief of the judging panel? A crystal decanter plus four glasses would surely go down well.
Remember, that if you don't win at first, you must think of another way to press your claim. Good luck with your endeavours.