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Thread #158212 Message #3742922
Posted By: Jack Campin
10-Oct-15 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Need input on youth in folk music
Subject: RE: Need input on youth in folk music
Dunno who this "we" is.
People looking for the inspiring in music are of all ages and can find each other easily enough.
People looking to use music as a lubricant for comfortable social interaction can also find each other easily enough. But that kind of use is likely to be generation-specific.
I'm lucky that I didn't share many of the musical interests of my conemporaries when I was young. Folk revival and singer-songwriter stuff struck me as second-rate, platitudinous and not capable of holding my attention for very long. It hasn't got any more gripping since. So I have no emotional stake in boring younger people rigid with nostalgia for Bob Dylan or the Eagles.