The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124638 Message #2753764
Posted By: Stringsinger
27-Oct-09 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: The Curse of Digitrad
Subject: RE: The Curse of Digitrad
The DT serves an important function. It can be used as a starting point for exploration of the variants and backgrounds of songs. It was never its intent to be a final authority because frankly folklore and folk music is not rocket science. Facts and fakelore go hand in hand.
I see the DT as the folk process in action. The songs change, and new variants are printed.
It's a great starting point and many fine verses can be found here. The threads are useful because they shed light on differing views about folk music. This is a natural debate forum worth having because it brings up questions that reveal more information.
The idea of "the Curse of Digitrad" is a Z movie. It doesn't exist in real time.