Sunday, 18 October 2009

JAMES McMILLAN-COMPOSER OR HALF-WIT?



James McMillan, the composer, has denounced the “cult” of Robert Burns, claiming that Burns suppers are parodies of the Catholic mass.



Writing in Celtic Minded 3, a collection of essays about the culture and politics of Celtic football club, he claims that Burns suppers are a deliberate mockery of the rituals of Catholicism.

“The Ayrshire Burns supper is unmistakably a parody mass,” he writes.
McMillan said he was delighted to be invited to an alternative Burns supper in honour of the late Celtic player Tommy Burns.
“There were no interminable immortal memories, no misogynistic Address to the Lassies ... no dodgy handshakes and no narrow definition of what it means to be Scottish,” he writes.




Margaret Morrall, president of the Ayr Burns Club, dismissed the criticism: when people cut a cake at weddings and birthdays is that a parody of the mass too?” "McMillan can FUCK OFF as usual he IS TALKING SHITE". "He'd be lucky to be invited to a FISH SUPPER never mind a FUCKING BURNS SUPPER"!

9 comments:

scunnert said...

To defeat a nation first undermine its traditions, its symbols, and its culture.

The Young Oligarch said...

"Celtic Minded"?

"narrow definition of what it means to be Scottish"?

No ! I'm not going to say anything . I'll just be accused of being a bigot . (Surely not?)

BUT .....

Gigits said...

Is this a Scottish thing?

I'll walk away, whistling quietly to myself...

Dark Lochnagar said...

Scunnert, dead right and McMillan does it all the time with his cringe about the Catholics. Accept it and move you twat!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Oligarch, celtic minded is someone who supports Celtic F.C. No big secret. This twat comes out with some of this shite from time to time.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Sorry Gigits, Im tried to be International but because I'm a patriot when someone insults my country whether they are right or wrong, I always rise to the bait!

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Fkn Tims!!

;o)

Dark Lochnagar said...

Robert, for fuck's sake. Jaimsey Cotter's a tim.

Stout Heart said...

Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that “people who care nothing for literature and poetry care for Burns”.

Burns wasn’t a Catholic but he was a Mason. I know that since the revelations about P2 and the other catholic lodges the two aren’t regarded as being mutually impossible but he was definitely an Episcopalian.
The strange thing is though that his poetry was taken to Europe by the Catholic Seminaries and this is where McMillan (I have never heard a McMillan that made sense – even the present Lord Stockton, Harold Macmillan’s son is a boring alcoholic and those fools Maureen and Stewart are even worse) gets his stupid idea.

In my view a good evening that starts with Whisky and ends in arrest is spoilt by some pretty poor poetry – but hey after enough hooch who cares?