[Dixielandjazz] BOYCOTT GUINNESS !!!
ROBERT R. CALDER
serapion at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 27 13:29:31 EST 2016
a bit more fun of a sort Pat the lad has liked
But given the likelihood that the creamy froth with the big black bottom was consumed by Trad performers and indeed Colliers and maybe Colyers in volumes profitable to the Dublin brewery, how come we get pastiche black and white film of pseudo-jitterbugs and "when jazz hit New York" in a TV commercial recommending the beverage and pretending that Jazz was some sort of black waif rescued from racism soon after its arrival in NEW YORK -- by John Hammond? and presumably after 1935?
What have these ghastly copywriting hacks been drinking or smoking --
nobody noticed Louis Armstrong in 1924???????
Or perhaps the disinformation was a by-product of prohibition?
Jazz could not have existed when Guinness was not legally on sale?
BOYCOTT GUINNESS I shout,
doubtless with the same ineffectuality many the honest man has been reduced to
against the forces of the dark
What of all those Italians in 1920s New York?
With reference to the bad ad's reference to racism?
No Bixian should ever touch Guinness again!
(I have no delusion about this being a new idea -- lesser-known brands of Irish stout came on the UK market after the owners of Guinness organised the takeover of a Scottish whisky company some time back)
DOWN WITH .... something else in your glass!AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2017 !
Robert R. Calder
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