The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2302945
Posted By: Melissa
01-Apr-08 - 03:12 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Tom,
The Parris thing provides something to stand on that's more in public view? That makes sense to me.

Does my idea that the way we behave amongst ourselves being counterproductive to the palatability of the music make sense to you?
Everything that's said here is said in front of strangers. People do sidle in by chancing upon us through running a search.

It just seems to me that a lot of members moan about no newcomers being interested in whichever aspect of the tradition is being discussed---and a lot of times, those are also the same people who are offish when stragglers stop in.
It's so easy to be friendly when a new person posts.

Insulated Exclusiveness has its charms, but it contradicts the idea of being Friendly and Welcoming.
At least I think it does?