The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94754 Message #1836865
Posted By: JamesHenry
17-Sep-06 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: OK occupations for folksingers.
Subject: RE: OK occupations for folksingers.
Schoolteachers and social workers accumulate so much pent up stress that they have to give vent somewhere. Folk clubs and a captive audience provide the ideal outlet where they can get it all out of their systems and escape reality for a while. Some lose touch with reality altogether and turn professional. Escapism features largely here, usually with the misguided notion that they actually have something to say. So, whatever is an ok occupation for folksingers I would say, "Don't give up the day job."
This sounds cynical, doesn't it?