The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97052   Message #1904901
Posted By: Willie-O
09-Dec-06 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
...(continuing Thurg's line of thinking)...but the people playing and singing them would be re-enactors, not folksingers...

After all, lyrics get forgotten...tunes get forgotten...either because the communities of musicians die out, or because they are inferior or irrelevant and are replaced with stronger ones, which are created.

And as you observe, you're talking hypothetically. If you want to have a strong community of musicians which recognizes excellence, whatever your hypothetical constructs may suggest, you don't tell people to stick to the old stuff and don't go coming up with anything new.   Cause if you do your community disappears up its own asshole, y'know?

W-O