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Thread #162666   Message #3944357
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Aug-18 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"Jim, I have not stooped to personal abuse since we were warned off about this"
I have given an honest assessment of your work and deas and have been fairly diligent in saying why I have reached those conclusions
Nowhere will you find personal abuse from me - hard criticism certainly - I consider the te subject important enough to merit that
The only personal abuse here is when Pseu dismissed my arguments because of his misconceived assesmet of my politics (pretty much as you did)
You for your part have denigrated the work of fellow researchers and have belittled the contribution of one of England's most important singers
Your claims of origins is brand new - that was my reference to newbies
I have abused nobody here, not even you ("though I have most certainly bitten my tongue)
If you can't deal with strong criticism go find a fanzine forum

"Unless that reviewer (which review is it ?) has been taking part in this discussion why bend people's ears over it here. "
Because it is here I first read it when somebody put it up as a compliment to Rod's book - go read the thread
It has been the tenor of this argument from day one - that somebody else made folk songs and the folk were only customers (one of Steve G's earliest statements)