The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116775 Message #2512986
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
11-Dec-08 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
All very true but naked power cuts through the need for cerebration. Folk is what is these numbskulls at the Beeb say it is.
And at the moment they say its this very middle class - well I did say slop in regard to the BBc output and it fits the bill pretty well.
Its not music from our communities.
the problem is that the best songwriter, the best fiddler, the best guitarist in our community have not fitted in - not sufficient slop quotient. the best songwriter is dead. Never got a look in.
I reckon the other two will go the same way.
To be honest its all a bit of a dogs breakfast - this situation. And all this bollocks (sorry dianne - I really really respect you - but fuck me! have you got it wrong on this occasion) about these people are going to be the greatest musicians of their generation - you DO know what is involved in being a great musician/folk artist. it ain't decided by competitions like this.