The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77728 Message #1393024
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
30-Jan-05 - 06:01 AM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
Thank you for that, Bill, that's the word which has been conspicuously absent, Perspective, which changes, of course, depending upon the point from which it is viewed.
My first ten years were spent singing almost exclusively traditional material, so I do know the difference. Then I wrote a comic song, which was regularly taken to be trad, and I had to own up to authorship each time. From that point I continued to write, not, I hasten to add, ersatz mining songs, but songs about what happened in my own life, and to the people around me. I'm afraid that my reaction to stupidity in beaurocrats, and officialdom, is to take the piss, rather than complain, or get angry, hence the mainly comedic nature of my work.
I do indeed have a CD, which, for copyright reasons has only my own songs, plus two composed by personal friends, who have given their permission. There may shortly be another CD of live performance.