The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109916   Message #2304608
Posted By: Richard Bridge
02-Apr-08 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
No, no hypocrisy. Open Mics aren't about folk music, they are about rock and roll, and mobo and all sorts of other stuff, but not about folk music because folk isn't seen as "cool" by stupid pundits or knuckle-dragging hoodies whereas the element of anti-social behaviour in (etc etc) enables the callow to believe they are rejecting their parents' values or the oppressions of society.

And I do find it ironic that Parris's prejudice against English folk arts is seen as acceptable, whereas any prejudice that others might have against homosexuality is unacceptable. What's that about casting motes, beams, etc?