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Thread #162666   Message #3894557
Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Dec-17 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Either quote"
You just have, but here goes
"Child had limited resources, his preferences were weighted by his own elite background,"
You didn't use the word elitist, but describing his work as such was as good as
This, as far as I am concerned makes Sharp agenda driven charlatan
17 Dec 17 - 09:34 AM
And this makes him a dishonest charlatan
Put 'e together and what have you got
Bippety, boppety boo (to quote Walt Disney)
If I have overstated my analysis, how would you describe your attitude
At best ignorant of the work they were involved in and shifty with their motives
I have little time for people who base their work on the denigration of others
You've lready confirmed that this is your attitude to these people
"JC, those researchers reasonably up-to-date with current research will no doubt recognise that my approach to Sharp, Child and any others is a balanced one (unlike yours). You totally ignore my references to my admiration for their work which far outbalances any criticism."
This denial is just another tack
"His previous work included a 30-vol critical edition of 'The English Poets'
Don't you think that colours some of his choices?"
So, to add to his failings, he was incapable of distinguishing one discipline from the other - wonder why he attributed one to art poets and the other to the people?
Did you never learn the lesson, "when in a hole, stop digging" Steve?
Now - about all those folk disciplines that were dependent on a higher art (apart from folk art)?
If it doesn't leave working people devoid of a voice other than to repeat a script someone else has written, where does it leave them
Jim Carroll