The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18581 Message #185054
Posted By: Arkie
25-Feb-00 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
Having just watched the Grammy Awards the other night, I can't imagine why I punished myself in such an inhumane way, I have great pity for the current music scene. I cannot imagine anything I heard on that show being performed six months from now much less six years or sixty years from now. Much of what we now call folk music was a form of popular music in its earliest inception. Some of that popular music took on a life of its own and survived through multiple generations and became folk music through acceptance of people far removed from the original creation of the music. The juice of the grape does not become wine until it ferments and ages. Music does not become folk music until it ferments and ages. The music from 1999 that becomes folk music will not be from the award winning pieces, but there are most likely some good candidates lurking in the background unless our copyright laws get in the way.