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Thread #109916 Message #2304485
Posted By: GUEST
02-Apr-08 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
'Folk music is open to participation at all levels'
What music isn't?
I think sometimes we are so busy trying to embalm 'folk' in a cloud of specialness that we forget that many of its best (and worst) traits it shares with virtually every other genre of music imaginable. Now that's something to celebrate...
Now someone is no doubt going to tell me that 'folk' music is not a genre but a way of life or something...
Anyway, as I don't want to participate in the (folk) process of attempting to make Matthew Parris look reasonable by comparison, I'll get my coat.
By the way, his Andean travel book, 'Inca Cola' is a highly enjoyable read.
That's blown it!
PS Apologies for suggesting something can be 'embalmed in a cloud'.