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Posted By: GUEST,gozzer without his cookie
08-Jun-17 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
I agree with Morris-ey, Vin should be judged, as I feel certain he would have judged himself, on what he achieved. His humour and his songs both made people think, but not in a "in your face" sort of way. Instead, you left his gigs comfortably pondering on subtle points he had made through his clever observations and the poigniancy of his songs. You left his gig feeling warm in his warmth, yet more aware of injustices within the world.
His personable style was a powerful way to get his messages over and I also feel that some of that has rubbed off on others from a newer generation, such as Sean Cooney of The Young 'Uns who often takes on similar subject matter.

RIP Vin. We will remember you with the same warmth and remember what you were saying.