The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97052 Message #1905287
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
10-Dec-06 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What are the Motives of the Re-definers?
Re: the original question
Sometimes words are useful precisely because they are vague.
Back in the old days we might've been hazy about what folk music was, but we were very certain about what it wasn't. It was not rock 'n' roll, or pop, or jazz. It was not commerical, or at least not very commerical. It wasn't the product of the popular music establishment. Etc.