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Thread #133524   Message #3031824
Posted By: SteveMansfield
14-Nov-10 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Moulettes - not folk say gatekeepers
Subject: RE: Moulettes – not folk say gatekeepers
Calling people "gatekeepers" is the new cheap shot often used by those who may have been ignored for more obvious reasons - like quality or originality.

Or, perhaps, just not fitting even the outer reaches of the selection criteria of the magazines?

Gawd forbid we should end up in another 'what is folk' MudScrap, but fRoots and Songlines have to draw the line somewhere or else they'd be reviewing the latest reissue of Barbarolli's take on Beethoven's 5th alongside news of the Take That reunion album. I'm very happy for The Moulettes to do whatever it is they do, but I don't hear anything in their sound or read anything in their biog that makes me think they've been done an injustice by being knocked back by fRoots and Songlines.

And if that makes me a Grumpy Old Gatekeeper then I'll happily wear the David Owen 'Folk Police' T-shirt.