The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728   Message #1389374
Posted By: Once Famous
26-Jan-05 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
Amos, please eat dung. You cluck like an old dried out broad.
It's your type of holier than thou attitude on Mudcat that is boorish and snobbish.

I know full well this gentleman is asking. He is the exception and I appreciate his question. As a general rule, I have found purists closed minded to any kind of experimentation. This is expecially true in the bluegrass music I have particpated in for years. There have always been purists who have to do it strictly the way "Bill" (Monroe) did it and anyone else was scorned.

Unfortunately, it is this attitude that tends to take any excitement and sponteneity out of the music. Purists tend to play it just like a record: the same every time. There is much room for variation, personality, and experimentation in evven the most purist of folk music. The two schools of thought I believe will never co-exist 100%.