Illustrated SCD Book and Posters

Melbourne Briscoe

Message 21541 · 20 Jun 2000 17:33:39 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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I guess this message will start me down the road to being an "old fogey,"
or at least a curmudgeon, only the latter of which I have ever aspired to,
but I don't find the posters referred to in the message below to be the way
I think about SCD, and not at all the way I would like to portray it to
newcomers. In fact, I find most of the posters somewhat irritating or even
offensive. They seem kind of like 19th century back-room "old boy" humor,
and I had hoped we had gotten beyond that.

I suppose some will take this message as a "flame" toward Mr/Mrs/Miss?
Brent-Smith or toward the Edge group, neither of which is intended.
Perhaps, at most, it is a flame toward the posters themselves and what they
represent.

Sorry to be so grumpy so early in the week, but I care a lot about SCD and
don't want to see it represented in this way.

- Mel Briscoe, Virginia, USA

At 12:32 PM 6/20/00 +0100, you wrote:
> To our Scottish Dancing friends around the world.
>A few months ago, we put out on the Web details of a
>new, amusing and informative book under the title of
>
> " SCOTTISH REELS ARE FUN "
>
>Edge Reels is a small Scottish Country Dance group
>based near Stroud in the Cotswolds UK. To those of
>you who did not see the original message, the book
>covers basic Progressions and Formations, and then
>instructions for thirty four of the many popular dances
>we currently enjoy at Edge. It is lavishly illustrated
>throughout with many full colour hilarious, but relevant
>cartoons by our resident artist - it is worth having for
>the cartoons alone !!
>
>The book has now gone around the world, and the 'fun'
>element has been greatly enjoyed, particularly the
>cartoons. As well as being useful to dancers, it is
>evidently proving to be a great gift for newcomers, and
>for anyone interested in SCD. Many people have now
>asked if we could produce Posters of the cartoons in
>the book, so they could put them up at dances, and use
>them for general SCD publicity. This we have done, and
>sixteen full colour double laminated Posters are now
>available in A3 size (16.6" x 11.7" - 420mm x 297mm)
>
>If you have a moment, do look at our Website below,
>where you can read about the Book and see all the Posters.
>
> http://www.edgereels.care4free.net
>
>
>Happy Dancing !!
>
>
>Chris Brent-Smith <xxxxxxxxx@xxxx4xxxx.xxx>
>
>
>
>

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