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Thread #135716 Message #3096331
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
16-Feb-11 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: Mumford & Sons at the Brits Awards
Subject: RE: Mumford & Sons at the Brits Awards
I don't want to compel anybody Ruth, to do anything they don't want.
To be honest - Mumford and sons - i'm an old fart and it sounds to me like unmemorable songs about sod all and human relationships. I'm scarcely human - I don't have relationships.
However have you seen how many people are looking at their sites and songs - they obviously have a magnetism that people respond to.
Wheras your list of attraction - nice guys I'm sure, but they belong as the entertainment for a parents evening at a primary school. They'd go down a bomb with that middle class audience that wants to go home and watch Eastenders. To inspire the poets and dreamers to take up gitars and mandolins and bodhrans and fiddles - and walk on water, you need something a little more
Can you remember how secure a profession being a folksinger looked in 1968? People like Jack Hudson and derek brimstone went out and filled folk clubs - whilst irwin and dallas praised every week in Melody Maker people who could empty a room faster than a trapeze artist with diarrhoea. Something has gone wrong -its been going wrong for a long time. Acknowledge that and you're half way there.
Mumford and sons will take care of themselves. So will Show of Hands. its the little people excluded by the folk mafia, who have been damaged.