The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18331   Message #183310
Posted By: Hollowfox
23-Feb-00 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
Sourdough, I think that the thread contributors are thinking in terms of the performers because if, say, you are singing while you work, whether alone or with others, you *are* performing, rather than acting as a part of society. Likewise singing for pleasure on the front porch in summertime. By the way, this thread reminded me of the time that my husband came into our infant son's darkened room to hear me sing him to sleep. There I was, singing soft, slow, and low: "Hang on the Bell, Nelly", "Him and his Good Companions" (a fine drinking song), "Cowboy Fireman", and several other novelty-or0drrinking songs that escape me at this moment. He worked so hard to keep from laughing at the lyrics that he almost woke up the ki.