The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130927 Message #2949675
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
22-Jul-10 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Review: Killing folk
Subject: RE: Review: Killing folk
Personally, I prefer the music I buy to listen to, to be modern. I like electronic music I can dance to. So the kind of stuff I purchase and listen to is basically never folk, unless I'm interested in learning about the song itself. I see it as a hobby, like amateur dramatics, hill climbing or wild-life photography.
I don't believe it matters whether folk music is commercially popular as a genre or not. Or indeed if interest in it "dies" as a commercial musical genre. I'm no more concerned about it's commercial welfare as a genre than I am Disco or Funk.
If folk music sounded more like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRTzuutL6mA or this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRp8nTNf88&feature=related I might buy it. But it never will, so I'm really not bothered about it not being 'top of the pops' as my Nan would say ;-)