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Is Folk Music Sexy?

Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jul 09 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,Auldtimer 05 Jul 09 - 11:07 AM
jeddy 05 Jul 09 - 11:09 AM
olddude 05 Jul 09 - 11:13 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jul 09 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Auldtimer 05 Jul 09 - 11:15 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jul 09 - 11:17 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 05 Jul 09 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Dani 05 Jul 09 - 11:43 AM
Richard Bridge 05 Jul 09 - 11:51 AM
bankley 05 Jul 09 - 11:59 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jul 09 - 12:10 PM
Jack Blandiver 05 Jul 09 - 12:13 PM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 05 Jul 09 - 12:20 PM
jeddy 05 Jul 09 - 12:20 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jul 09 - 12:33 PM
Art Thieme 05 Jul 09 - 12:46 PM
jeddy 05 Jul 09 - 01:38 PM
Sttaw Legend 05 Jul 09 - 02:36 PM
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The Villan 05 Jul 09 - 02:46 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 05 Jul 09 - 03:42 PM
jeddy 05 Jul 09 - 03:55 PM
skarpi 05 Jul 09 - 04:14 PM
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Joe_F 05 Jul 09 - 05:37 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 05 Jul 09 - 05:47 PM
Susan A-R 05 Jul 09 - 11:55 PM
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Peace 06 Jul 09 - 12:30 AM
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Subject: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 10:38 AM

So, I'm dancin' to this at the moment..

Hot, baby, HOT!

...and I'm thinking of all the times I've been told off for daring to bring sex into discussion of folk music and musicians.   

WHY is it that this music, folk that is, some of which is insanely sexy has to be spoken of in hushed tones, with English folks preferring to prostate themselves in front of the Folk Altar, rather than lie down on it...and.....

I'm just wonderin'...and feeling a little mischievious, you know, how you do sometimes...

Anyway, I think that some of it IS sexy, and it should be celebrated for that fact...and if some folks swoon now and then over er..some folks, well it only adds to the sheer joy and the heat.

Don't get too steamed up dancing to Ricky though, because that lassie in his song may make more than a few Boysies keel over with a smile on their face.

Viva La Club de Sexy Folk!

;0)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:07 AM

Arran jumpers, beards, campsite toilets, midges, 113 verse songs, freezing upstairs pub rooms, beer bellies, star of the county down/wild rover/anachie gordon at break neck speed, singing from song books, singers that can't, guitar players that don't know when to stop playing/twideling/plonking, talking over performemers, full pa in a wc sized room...........


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:09 AM

we do seem to like either singing about sex or murder, if we can combine the two so much the better.
i think we should follow their example on the sex front, but back in the olden days you didn't have to worry about being interupted by dog walkers and ramblers!!!
or school trips! wow that would be embarasing.

quite a few non folkie friends get ratherembarrased when you talk about sex or listen to songs about it, even    rory mcloeds when mummy and daddy made me, made our parents squirm even though it is beautiful and very loving.

what is there to be embarrased about? except if you are silly enough to be noisy at festivals!!!!

take care all
if in doubt out a sock in it!! LOL

jade x x


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: olddude
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:13 AM

But I do think Gillian Welch is, and not to mention that cutie Iris Dement :-)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:14 AM

"Arran jumpers, beards, campsite toilets, midges, 113 verse songs, freezing upstairs pub rooms, beer bellies, star of the county down/wild rover/anachie gordon at break neck speed, singing from song books, singers that can't, guitar players that don't know when to stop playing/twideling/plonking, talking over performemers, full pa in a wc sized room........... "


Ah yes...BUT..ALL that pales into insignificance, because the folk world has...The Oysterband!

Now, I'm swooning! :0)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:15 AM

.......then again there has been more than a fiew head turning, eye poping bits of stuff/crumpet/eye candy/totty to have graced the stage over the years. BUT I would be too much of a gent. to be so sexist and mention any names.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:17 AM

Oh, go ON! ;0)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:34 AM

Err "NO"


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:43 AM

Oh, the Getaway reminds me at least once a year what is sexy about folk music... and the folks who make that music!

Shall I start posting pictures?!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:51 AM

English folk song rarely seems to rollick in the sex, so to speak. Rather it mostly sniggers at it (as in "the Threshing Machine").

Thompson's "Lass at the hiring fair" is I think quite erotic.

But the medal I think needs to go to a tune title "The lass is pissing brandy".


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: bankley
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:59 AM

to paraphrase Rod Stewart

"Do you think I'm sexy and you like my banjo
Come on sugar, let me know"


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 12:10 PM

T'aint your banjo, Mr. Bankley. It's your voice! :0)

Signed...
Sugar ;0)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 12:13 PM

There are times...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Rj2gwMV8Q


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 12:20 PM

Touche..


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 12:20 PM

one of the sexiest songs i have ever seen performed is... cuckoos nest done by cathryn roberts..   phew it is getting rather hot in here!!!

jade x x x


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 12:33 PM

Oh heck, yes! I've seen Kathryn sing that song too, jade...I know exactly what you mean. She sings it superbly and her dancing is just sooooooooooo...

Can't find her singing that, which is probably just as well as it would only cause a few of the fellas to end up in Accident and Emergency....but I found her singing this, accompanied by Sean Lakeman, of course.

'Whitby Maid'

I've always said that Kathryn is one of the most underrated voices and talents in English folk.

Hey, now here's a pretty darn sexy video...

Cara, Kathryn, Sean, Seth, Sam - Equation - He Loves Me

Oh, that they'd get back together again. They'd be a real folk supergroup these days and would sell out all over.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 12:46 PM

Is folk music sexy? No!

But the people surely are.

There was one special festival, and a special person...

Art


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 01:38 PM

LOL lizzie, that was a cool video i am about to put it on FB i didn't know that equation had split though, i have to confess i prefer kathryn and sean on their own, talk about mind blowing!!

there is nothing sexier than watching someone play an instrument and getting really into it, it's like you see their soul shining through.

jade x x x x x x x

thankyou, feeling very ... mmmmmmm now!!!!


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 02:36 PM

Lizzie, those harriWattsband mature youngster chaps sound sedxy to me!!! harriWattsband


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 02:37 PM

Sedxy and even Sexy!!!


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: The Villan
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 02:46 PM

Did Mawkin:Causley get you going Lizzie

http://www.frootsmag.com/content/issue/list/310/


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 03:42 PM

Noooooooo, Villan...they're young enough to be my sons....and I am sooo not that kind of lady. Besides, they have a long way to go yet to catch up with those Gorgeous Oysters. :0)

I do like their music though, both together and as Mawkin and Jim, Jim, Jimmy, Jim, Jim Causley, who of course IS the Best Hugger in the South West. ;0)

NOW we're talking Sexy!:

Salsa Celtica and Eliza Carthy

And if there is anyone out there who's not yet been to a Salsa Celtica gig, well, be warned....the air becomes VERY Hot & Steamy, as does the dancing in the audience! Phew! :0)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 03:55 PM

is the jim jim jimmy jim jim, from muppet treasure island?

cracking film and excellent soundtrack, not sexy but very funny.
ah thankyou mr bimble!!!

jade x x x x


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 04:14 PM

yes


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 05:09 PM

I'm listening to a track from Jeff Beck's folk gig in Glasgow on 28 June - the word magic comes to mind!


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Joe_F
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 05:37 PM

I posted the following on the Bears Mailing List in 1996:

A Woof for NEFFA

I spent a day recently at the New England Folk Festival, an annual
weekend extravaganza at a suburban highschool that attracts a couple
of thousand people of all ages & sexes, mostly for dancing & singing.
Perhaps a majority of the men are bearded, and a striking number are
bears with comforting bellies & plentiful hair, some with
heartbreaking faces & voices. I did not try to find out how many were
queer, but as a spectacle such a gathering, IMO, merits attention from
arctophiles. I see no reason to suppose that the concentration of
bears in organized folkiedom is peculiar to New England.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 05:47 PM

""then again there has been more than a fiew head turning, eye poping bits of stuff/crumpet/eye candy/totty to have graced the stage over the years. BUT I would be too much of a gent. to be so sexist and mention any names.""

Careful Auldtimer, such comment is likely to produce a front page expose, and a front line bollocking from the Borchester Echo.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 11:55 PM

Well, sometimes the music is very romantic, which puts me in mind of sexy. Sometimes the tunes or music are truly erotic, and then the voices/players/personalities are, and sometimes the setting is, with wine and stars and firelight,and when you put 'em together, oh my it can be intoxicating.

Then there are times when the music, players and setting are NOT sexy at all. I guess it just depends, as it always does.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:27 AM

yes, you only have to look at the pictures in an origional copy of the "Joy of Sex"

dirty beardy hairy hippy shaggers !!!!???


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Peace
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:30 AM

YES. However, it fucks up yer spelling/grammar.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:12 AM

The general rule of thumb with folk songs is that if the words don't make sense the song is about sex and if they do it's about someone dying:-)

I must say though that the Oysters, good as they are, do not turn me on in that sense. Ricky Martin does even less. I would say that Kathryn Tickell or Alison Goldfrapp do it for me but if I did I would probably be accused of being sexist, shallow, a potential rapist or all three.

It is fine for the ladies to make comments about how sexy men are of course. Especialy if the comments are about me...

:D (eG)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Ernest
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:33 AM

variant of an old joke:

"I heard a dozen songs by the oyster band but only six of them did work"....


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 04:27 AM


and I'm thinking of all the times I've been told off for daring to bring sex into discussion of folk music and musicians.   


Who told you this?

WHY is it that this music, folk that is, some of which is insanely sexy has to be spoken of in hushed tones, with English folks preferring to prostate themselves in front of the Folk Altar, rather than lie down on it...and.....

What utter rowlocks.

Lizzie, if you don't think folk is about sex and sexy - you are doing it wrong.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 05:38 AM

Well, the words "prostrate" and "sex" can be juxtaposed at least two different ways. One, preferably, involves rubber gloves.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:36 PM

Is Folk Music Sexy?

'The Bonny Black hare'
'The Wanton Seed'
'The Furze Field'
'One Night as I Lay on my Bed'
'The Stonecutter Boy'
'The Mower'
'The Bird in the Bush'
'The Thrashing Machine'
'The Coachman and His Whip'
'The Maid of Australia'
'Andrew and His Cutty Gun'
'The Cobbler'
'The Game of All Fours'
'The Molecatcher'
'The Shepherd Lad'
'The Whirly Whorl'
'Gathering Rushes in the Month of May'
'The Cuckoo's Nest'
'She Was a Rum One'

But I suppose you don't listen to the words, do you, Lizzie? I bet you're too busy jigging about!


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Banjiman
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:40 PM

It depends who's singing and playing it!


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:46 PM

"About sex" and "Sexy" are not the same thing.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 01:50 PM

"One, preferably, involves rubber gloves."

Only if one is into rubber, which is a whole other matter.
Otherwise: Suitable Music & A Manicure...


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 02:54 PM

david,
you go head and name them, no one here will think any less of you and i certainly wouldn't think that just because you like or have a thing for someone, that you would jump on them, even given the chance!!!!!!
unless invited of course, in that case fill your boots!!!

just be careful if you are in a very unstable or springy van!!!

true there is a difference between sexy and singing about sex, but it does depend on who is singing.
the blokes just don't do it for me but there are plenty of songs that just sound better coming from a woman!!!!

take care all

jade x x x x x x


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 03:26 PM

Is Folk Music Sexy?

ina word....no

and, as Richard Bridge states, the songs listed by Shimrod are ABOUT sex and are not necessarily sexy in and of themselves...there IS a difference you know.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 03:30 PM

Do people have sex listening to folk music? Or feel inspired to have sex while listening to folk music?
I do like Gently Johnny for the seduction/unveiling I must admit, but otherwise the so-called 'erotic' folk songs tend to leave me somewhat err unmoved.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 03:32 PM

sometimes it is the feel of a song or tune that makes it sexy, not the words or the person playing.

there are several tunes that when dancing to you can't help but feel sensual and some songs that just make you want to ..... play.

jade x x x


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 03:48 PM

I think so!


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 04:12 PM

"
Do people have sex listening to folk music? Or feel inspired to have sex while listening to folk music?"

no...


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 04:39 PM

Jade, I wish I was wherever you're at! You must be one happy lady!
On the other hand, I'm rather glad that I don't come over all flustered while singing my favourite dittty...


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 06:21 PM

Ah, no, I think the point was Joan Armatrading. But she wasn't folk.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 06:26 PM

Actually, I have thought of one folk song that I think is genuinely sexy. I can't remember it's name but it's on one of Ramskyte's tapes (yes tapes).

Young carter lad driving horse and cart, gives young woman a lift, and they let horse set the pace, and gradually the draw of the horse and the motion of the cart combine to a more personal rhythm...

Chorus goes

"And it's ride on Dobbin
Well done Dobbin
Gee up and way-oh"


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 06:51 PM

Suddenly uncovering the sexuality in Low down in the broom was a transforming moment for me (after years of singing it pretty straight) - now I really enjoy singing it! :)


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: Peace
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 06:55 PM

A picture worth a thousand words.


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Subject: RE: Is Folk Music Sexy?
From: jeddy
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 07:03 PM

lol bruce. it wouldn't do you any good to be here crow sister, i am, how can i say it??.....starving!! LOL

it is just the urge i am afraid.

i think i will go and weep and feel sorry for myself

jade x x x x


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