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Thread #152226 Message #3562576
Posted By: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
29-Sep-13 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: The Enigma of Nic Jones
Subject: RE: The Enigma of Nic Jones
Not gonna squabble.
You people have no answer to the fact that most English folk can't stand what you call English folk music. You rant at and abuse anyone who points this rather sad fact out.
Martin Carthy and Nic Jones are great artists. Great artists deserve respect and this isn't the place. I doubt if there is a place where the debate can take place. Yhe people involved are so partisan.
Life is full of strange contradictions. And truth is hard to pin down.
For example Jean Paul Sartre said that the French people were at their most free under the rule of the gestapo - because he said, every choice was made in the presence of death.....that's what he believed and he wrote The Age of Reason trilogy of novels with those beliefs in his mind. Works of genius...some believe.
Great art can be pouduced using ideas that I don't agree with. Look at the Renaissance, all those religious painters - you can appreciate their beauty without being a Christian.
Similarly I think Nic and martind are brilliant - but I don't think its folk music.
No need to squabble - but its my belief. Doesn't have to be yours.