The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113833   Message #2424162
Posted By: Jim Carroll
28-Aug-08 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: definition of a ballad
Subject: RE: definition of a ballad
"Thankfully words still mean what people want them to mean, not what you want them to mean"
Without re-opening old arguments I suggest you trawl through some of the 'folk song definitions' threads. I have always assumed - perhaps wrongly, that Mudcat is folk-song based; never realised we had to prefix all discussions with "Amongst the acolytes of the folk cult what we call folkmusic/ a ballad/ etc......"; thought that was what we were about
As much as I migh admire Michael Parkinson as an interviewer, can't think of anybody I'd be less likely to go to for information on my music (or Jack Jones, for that matter).
Jim Carroll