And the band played on ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard, aka Jim Webster:


I wish to stress that I am in no way hostile to musicians. Yes I might regard some of them as louche wastrels, a collection of over-remunerated incompetents with the moral compass of a pimp’s bully, but this is merely an observation based on bitter experience; it is not a sign of hostility.

Still fate prescribes that I must work with these people and I am experienced enough not to kick against the machineries of fate. After all, if the patron I attend upon is shallow enough to prefer melodic artistes to the purveyors of the true arts, it is surely my task to tutor and enlighten them. Indeed if I made a habit of contentiously foisting my opinions upon the unwilling, I would merely end up experiencing penury more dire than that which is currently my lot.

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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10 Responses to And the band played on ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    Would you believe that there are people who think that Tallis is somewhat biased against musicians!


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