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Thread #60950 Message #979033
Posted By: GUEST,David
08-Jul-03 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Subject: RE: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
To Miss Moneypenny: Your comments are thoroughly intelligent and perceptive and each paragraph exudes positivity...unlike the pointlessly critical response that the anonymous GUEST gives.
My god..if that was a "sneery", "haranguing", "patronising" "tirade" then our friend needs to leave his/her little bubble and enter the real world once in a while!
Right that's my own tirade over!
What I wanted to say was that if it wasn't for Jim I would have no knowledge of or interest in folk music whatsoever. I heard his "I Am Jim Moray" EP last summer and was blown away by it. I then saw him play live as much as I could and have slowly been exposed to other performers, both live and on CD.
The musicians I have met have been uniformly wonderful and their young fans too...but, bloody hell, the older ones!
What a miserable, bitchy, out-of-touch bunch of bores! Talk about missing the point of folk whilst simultaneously appointing themselves its guardians!
Thank God for the deliriously impressionable music hacks! After all, someone has to provide counterbalance to the nit-picking, sourfaced, "seen-it-all-before" sentinels at the gates of FolkWorld!!!