The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130927 Message #2949647
Posted By: glueman
22-Jul-10 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: Review: Killing folk
Subject: RE: Review: Killing folk
The OP seems to be voicing some genuine concerns about the state of folk music today, it's unfortunate such a viewpoint is seen as trolling. For instance the contradiction between a socially embedded form of entertainment being subject to academic research with gate keepers on what is and isn't 'of the people'. I disgree with some of his conclusions but he has every right to say them without outsider status being attributed to him and banishment under the bridge.
DW I'm afraid Mudcat's 'naughty step' awaits anyone not on message, so don't take it personally. My advice is buy the music you like enthusiastically but see folk for the music genre/entertainment commodity it has become and stay well clear of involvement!