The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95050 Message #1857110
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
12-Oct-06 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Movement is exciting and implies life and hope.
Stasis, lifelessness, moulding ,mouldy, decaying, dessicated, moribund - a lot of people would be happier with folk music in that state.
Particularly - the curators, the guardians of the museums and tradition.(dare I leave out 116th verse? read one thread recently)
But give me a living artform with sentient beings anyday. Something which inspires and expresses (think of it as breathing in and out) - and that I'm afraid requires idealism, effort and sacrifice.
Its the human condition you are at war with. For nothing of value was ever achieved without those things.