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Subject: Re: "Simply Buddy"

Dale (Hi Sue)
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Date Posted: Thu June 15, 2017 18:50:51
In reply to: J. Forrest McGrew 's message, "Re: "Simply Buddy"" on Thu June 15, 2017 10:30:28

Hi Sue, everyone.

The real question I always ask when a book of this low quality surfaces is WHY?

If you are a substandard author, if you have no new insight, information, or capacity for scholarly discourse, why offer such a weak effort?

By the descriptions I have read in this forum, the book is at best, a compendium of the work of others.

This sort of book can be a noble endeavour, if the other books are out of print, and if full credit and disclosure are given for the origin of the information.

That does not seem to be the case here, so I ask again, WHY?

Is it a simple case of ego wherein the authour wants to have a book about Buddy on their resume, no matter how poorly executed, and liberally "borrowed" from the work of others?

A far more successful and succinct approach would be to offer a fresh take on the subject, such as the relevance of Buddy Holly in 2017.

What does the under 25 generation really feel about Buddy Holly's music in an era of overwhelming electronic trickery, song sampling, and media manipulation?

That is just one idea for a new look at Buddy's legacy, though it means the writer would have to do their own research.

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Re: "Simply Buddy"Sue (in Arizona)Fri June 16, 2017 10:07:37

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