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Thread #109916 Message #2309356
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
07-Apr-08 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
The Crustacean said: "stop telling them they shouldn't do what we do"
Eh? I haven't told them (by whom you seem to mean young musicians) not to do (or to do) anything. They are (frighteningly) capable of thinking for themselves.
Don't take this personally (though I'm quite sure you won't be breaking the habit of a lifetime, and you will). I'm really not here to tell you what to do, and I haven't. It's your club, you think it's perfect, I believe it's probably better than most. Just get on with it.
My view (and I'm far, far from alone) is that the world has quite obviously moved on. What I (and probably you) did in 1968 isn't what people who are the age we were then are doing today.
Or, to be more precise, they're not going about it the same way. I'm not telling you to move on. But you'll be a bit disappointed if you don't.