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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > >