The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162642   Message #3872997
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
21-Aug-17 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS awards funding for new music
Subject: RE: EFDSS awards funding for new music
a lot of its attitude Steve. people used to say to Derek, why did you have less time than the other acts when it came to festivals.

That really pissed off the other lot, the fact is he had the same time, but the time didn't hang heavy, because he'd sat down beforehand and worked out things to say that would amuse and inform the audience and give them some insight and traction on a song they'd never heard before.

he described it as a light hearted approach to serious music.

if your whole raison d'etre is to get intellectual respectability and tell people that folksong is an arcane musical form, found in libraries and museums -occasionally remote settlements - nowt to with folks living on housing estates. then i suppose you will always be drawn to the po-faced and visibly earnest artists.