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Thread #116775   Message #2512428
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
11-Dec-08 - 05:57 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Shimrod, if you go to a gig or buy a CD just because it has the word 'folk' attached to it, without finding out any more about the music you may hear, you can expect to 'like it or lump it.' I repeat; 90% of the population are perfectly happy with the attachment of the word folk to all those acts, and until we 'folkies' accept that, and find a different solution to this admittedly large and annoying label problem, we'll get nowhere. My argument is not semantic, it's just the plain unfortunate truth. We have to let go of the lifebelt and swim. Tom