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Thread #161498 Message #3839884
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
19-Feb-17 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
i don't think anybody is being accused of being too commercialised.
just perhaps not really inspirational, when more inspirational models are/have been available.
as my old English teacher used to say of various writers....he doesn't really set the mind on fire.
put it another way - Alan Bennet said of Louis MacNeice, ....he never went overboard and made a fool of himself about boys, politics or whatever: so he didn't make much of a splash.
i didn't used to come home from the folk club, thinking that's a good working musician. i used to think i have shared in magic that i wouldn't have seen sat at home watching the val doonican show.
that's what's gone wrong. and you can't put it right following a tradition or arranging university courses for middle class kids who want to take the risk out of joining the circus.