The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13068   Message #112707
Posted By: Sandy Paton
09-Sep-99 - 12:51 AM
Thread Name: Threads on the meaning of Folk
Subject: RE: Threads on the meaning of Folk
I thought I'd simply quote a note that was sent to the FOLKDJ-L. I'm sure the author won't mind, since he went public with it there. Apologizing, and explaining how he managed to post a "private" note to a public forum, he said:

"It's just that I was distracted. I was talking on the phone and typing the e-mail at the same time and another call came in on the call-waiting and I pressed the send button when I shouldn't have and besides that it's hot and the air-conditioner is broken and Sylvie has a cold and the second phone call was from a singer-songwriter whose over-produced CD, a CD-R really, I really didn't like and I tried to be nice to her and then she said she thought the real folk songs on the CD would be perfect for my show and I said that I didn't notice any real folk songs on the CD and she said that meant I probably didn't really listen to her album because it was quite obvious which ones were the folk songs. So I said what exactly do you mean by "real folk songs?" And she said her "folk songs" were the ones on which she played acoustic guitar and didn't have drums and I said that she and I must have a different concept about what a folk song is and she said something like thanks for nothing and hung up and that's when I hit the send button when I shouldn't have."

Hope this amuses you as it did me.