[Dixielandjazz] What about Sir George (Shearing) or Dame Marian (McPartland)?

Mike Durham mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 15 17:08:17 PST 2003

I'd personally be delighted with a Knighthood - in the first place,such an 
award would
get media coverage for OKOM, and in the second place I could increase the 
band fees on the basis of a Knight of the Realm being one of the members. 
But if I can't have an Honour, then I agree with John, the whole damn system 
should be scrapped!

Yours from the battlements, looking down on the common people,

"Sir" Michael de Durham, KCG, EPNS, OHMS, PAYE & Bar
Chateau d'Espair

>From: "John Farrell" <stridepiano at tesco.net>
>To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz]  What about Sir George (Shearing) or Dame Marian 
>Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 15:17:19 -0000
>It is high time that our recently discredited system of dishing out mostly
>"honours" was consigned to the dustbin. If it is to continue (as I am sure
>will) there must be
>hundreds of people far more deserving of these baubles than the odious
>Jeffrey Archer, his fragrant wife and their ilk. I agree that Shearing and
>McPartland would be a step in the right direction.
>John Farrell
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Norman Vickers" <nvickers1 at cox.net>
>To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 1:26 PM
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Thread: What about Sir George (Shearing) or Dame
>Marian (McPartland)?
> > Listmates:-- not strictly OKOM but good music, just the same.(Not Jagger
> > Shearing and McPartland)  George Shearing's performances have already 
> > discussed (pro and con)in the august pages. See the item about Mick
> > recent knighthood.
> >
> > See quote from another list suggesting possibility of knighthood, or in
> > Marian's case, damehood ( is that a word?)for Shearing and McPartland.
> >
> > I'd be especially interested in the thoughts  of our British colleagues 
> > this subject.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Norman Vickers
> > Pensacola
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