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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
27-Aug-18 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
Well I'm really sorry you feel like that Jim.

I've never sent you any hate mail.

I think people possibly home in on your vulnerability.

The thing you always forget about Ewan. He was a pro! He had the bravery common to every showbiz footsoldier. In fact he had it in spades. If you put your head above the parapet - particularly as fearlessly, and innovatively as Ewan did - people are going to take shots at it. Every artist knows this.

Knowing his humble origins - do you really think the assurance with which he performed and expressed himself cost him nothing? He was a toughie! And I think the slings and arrows of the Lilliputians 30 years on would have made him laugh.

Regarding your problem with library-fing or whatever the word is, all this research work. Have you approached the big museums, and universties? What of this Newcastle place that's doing a folksingers degree course - surely they'd love a resource like that. It would keep PH.D students out of mischief for years.