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New! Real Folk Discussion Blog

*#1 PEASANT* 27 May 10 - 12:32 PM
Bettynh 27 May 10 - 12:41 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 27 May 10 - 12:44 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 27 May 10 - 12:46 PM
Stringsinger 27 May 10 - 09:22 PM
Don Firth 27 May 10 - 10:16 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 27 May 10 - 10:19 PM
Ralphie 28 May 10 - 12:49 AM
*#1 PEASANT* 28 May 10 - 04:32 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 28 May 10 - 04:42 PM
McGrath of Harlow 29 May 10 - 05:04 AM
Stringsinger 29 May 10 - 01:08 PM
Stringsinger 29 May 10 - 01:10 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 29 May 10 - 01:22 PM
catspaw49 29 May 10 - 03:27 PM
Stringsinger 29 May 10 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,999 29 May 10 - 04:01 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 29 May 10 - 09:52 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 29 May 10 - 09:55 PM
Don Firth 15 Aug 10 - 09:46 PM
alex s 18 Feb 11 - 10:18 AM
Max 26 Feb 11 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 27 Feb 11 - 08:43 AM
Max 24 Jul 11 - 04:21 AM
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Subject: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 27 May 10 - 12:32 PM

Greetings! This is about Management of the Folk Environment hence folklore....bs is more of topic IMHO close call but I had to select something

Over the past few weeks I have attempted to discuss some important topics here. Howerver, not wanting to call everything I write about BS when I am writing about folklore and not wanting to have the threads filled up with extranious off topic posts concerning for example types of whiskey and not wanting my honest personal points of view attacked senselessly without regard to content.....

I have launched a blog which will more cleanly allow for the discussion of the needs of Real or living folklore in relationship to the other links in the chain- folklore studies that stress non intervention and commercialism which tends to support elevation of professionalism, profit taking and anything goes- what the market will bear.

We are not opposed to professionals but think that an important link is the community of non specialists. We are not overly conservative wishing to keep things from evolving but we realize that the most important link is that of the minds and voices of ordinary people and we need to find ways to encourage remove bariers and enable the re instaliation of legacy folklore into the lifeways of the people.

What do you think?
How do we make sure that the impact of our events, media and venues upon living folk practice is always positive

Just go here and join in!

No BS no attacks

http://pursuitfolk.blogspot.com/

Real folk Discussion Blog

Conrad


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Bettynh
Date: 27 May 10 - 12:41 PM

Good bye, Conrad. I hope you find someone out there who speaks your language.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 27 May 10 - 12:44 PM

I'm not going anywhere just putting up a new stand.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 27 May 10 - 12:46 PM

IMH this place should do something about persistant, personal, attack, off topic nothing but hecklers.

Several known individuals seem to follow me every where I go and simply spread muck irregardless of topic. They are oft repeat offenders and keep turning up.

Very colorful and quaint but has been excessive and abusive at times.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Stringsinger
Date: 27 May 10 - 09:22 PM

I think that a "real folk discussion" blog should include those who have some expertise
in the academic side of folk music, ethnomusicologists, folklorists, anthropologists or those who have had some field training in unearthing folk music.

Otherwise, it degenerates into a matter of opinion as to what folk music is.

Non-specialists tend to muddy the waters, so to speak.

Also, the parameters of which folk music is being discussed should prevail.

If it's folk music from the British Isles for example, then there are those who have an
expertise in identifying this music.

If it's folk music from all over the world, you're going to have problems.

The way out of this should be that the discussion should be moderated by a legitimate
authority in the respective folk music.

This could easily turn into a "what is folk" maelstrom without much illumination.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 May 10 - 10:16 PM

Conrad, those who disagree with some of your rather draconian ideas about folk music and its presentation are not "heckling" you or spreading "muck." Many such folks simply have more experience in the field than you do.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 27 May 10 - 10:19 PM

Sounds like Conrad is taking cues from Fox News.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Ralphie
Date: 28 May 10 - 12:49 AM

Ron...
Don't think you spelt "Fox" correctly?!


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 28 May 10 - 04:32 PM

Actually I have a degree in Anthropology specializing in folklore and history and archeology and urban planning.

the blog is moderated

no its not the people who thoughtfully disagree it is those who simply heckle without coming near to contribution of thought.

No it will not degenerate into what is folk....


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 28 May 10 - 04:42 PM

if it won't degnerate into "what is folk", then it is merely just your opinion and you cannot claim it to be a "real folk" discussion blog. You are not the judge and jury that can proclaim what is real.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 May 10 - 05:04 AM

"What is Fox?"


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Stringsinger
Date: 29 May 10 - 01:08 PM

I can see that a blog devoted to the traditional folk arts is important if the focus is on this.
Discussions that employ for example folklore studies or ethnomusicology is useful.
I think a discussion on the role of folk music in society is a worthy topic.
I think that knowledgeable reviews of folk music artists would be helpful here.

This would be an excellent model for the kind of review needed.


http://www.thenassauguardian.com/social_community/360584670654967.php


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Stringsinger
Date: 29 May 10 - 01:10 PM

http://www.thenassauguardian.com/social_community/360584670654967.php


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 29 May 10 - 01:22 PM

Conrad, I tried to put a comment on your latest blog, using the link you gave at the beginning, but it wouldn't let me--seems to complicated. Why don't you put the May 27 post on mudcat,as it's an interesting idea.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 May 10 - 03:27 PM

So far you'd have 50 cents..........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Stringsinger
Date: 29 May 10 - 03:32 PM

Conrad, it seems that I recall that you have had an agenda in the past regarding Irish music that had a political tinge. (Something to do with the Battle of the Boyne). Am I mistaken about this? Were you taking sides on the issue of the problems regarding Southern and Northern Ireland? The reason I ask is that I would not like to see this as a raison d'etre for you starting this blog. Not that you would. What say you?


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: GUEST,999
Date: 29 May 10 - 04:01 PM

"irregardless of topic"

You mean 'regardless'.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 29 May 10 - 09:52 PM

whatever
I will check the settings
I want it set so everyone can post

more soonly

Conrad


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 29 May 10 - 09:55 PM

Ok checked settings...

If you want to comment anyone can comment

go for it

It will be moderated

but no....all points of view if on topic will fly


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 09:46 PM

Hmm! Rousing success! I notice that there are still no posts on the web site.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: alex s
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 10:18 AM

Oo er, i know some of us are getting on a bit (not me of course) but it hasn't come to this yet, has it?


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Max
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 10:17 AM

Take me with you. :)


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 08:43 AM

I love the idea that folk music can be re-installed. A bit like central heating, or double glazing.

The thing is, once you've had central heating, would you go back to a peat fire and a hole in the roof. Obviously some would. Can't really see a lot of people signing on the dotted line for it, though.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: Max
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 04:21 AM

2 posts and 1 comment since.

I'll take that as market research for the general interest in a moderated "Real Folk Discussion Blog".

And I'll take that as a compliment to our moderators, who while maligned by many, are bettered by none.

But to be fair, it is in fact true that there is no BS and there are no attacks on that site. Mission accomplished.


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Subject: RE: New! Real Folk Discussion Blog
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 14 Apr 18 - 02:52 PM

Some people's mission is to accomplish War
    Thread closed because it has been the target of a barrage of Spam. If you'd like to continue the discussion, please start a new thread and summarize the information from this thread. Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


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