Oh, good, Earl, you mean if I sing it, it doesn't count? What if I can't sing~~what then?
Seriously now, what I find so absolutely enjoyable here at the Mudcat Cafe (unless you count the bartender's spilling Java all over me in the chat room)is the relatively peaceful relationships between the classes. Here I am, a old time country and string band fanatic (call it hillbilly if you want to), with leanings toward bluegrass, Celtic, "modern" folk, so called "classic" country, western swing, cowboy, Cajun, Tex-Mex, and yes, even traditional folk, and yet I am pretty much accepted for what I am~~one who truly loves music. Whether the music is firmly rooted in tradition, derived from tradition, or just vaguely traditional, it all belongs as far as I can hear. If there is something in the threads that does not interest me, I just don't read it. I have more to say on that topic, but I will save that for another time~~maybe when I have it all sorted out in my own mind first.
I would hate to lose that feeling of comradarie, the shared experiences with others who have that same love of music that I do. Please let us rejoice in our similarities, and respect our differences.