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Thread #162666   Message #3894725
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Dec-17 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"My research on fakesong predates Harker's book by quite a number of years, so wrong again!"
Your research may predate it but your conclusions and your derogation of other researchers very much postdate it.
"Absolute poppycock!"
If you pich in every genre of song and if anybody can arbitrarily and unilaterally redefine it as takes their fancy, we have nothing left.
"because of its political spin, (much like yours) "
There you go again - anybody who contradicts you has an agenda
You really are something else Steve !
My conclusions were drawn from reading and practice and eventually from going and asking the remaining practitioners what they thought.
No doubt you'll come up with an 'agenda' for Mikeen, Tom Lenihan and Walter Pardon if this drags on long enough
You really don't like it up you, do you?
Your tendency to substitute personal insults for honest responses puts you in line for a place of honour on the B.S. threads
You have my arguments Steve - the crappy hacks, the ability of working people to make songs, the use of vernacular and trade terms, the identification of 'the folk' with the contents of their songs, and the total recognition by them as their own.
After a few feeble and contradictory on-the-spot excuses, you have now resorted to wild haymaker-swings at everybody who gets in your way.
Jim Carroll