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Frankham Stupid Question: What do I do with folk? (27) RE: Stupid Question: What do I do with folk? 03 Jul 05


Go where you are needed. Hospitals. Senior Centers. Public Schools. Soup Kitchens. Labor Unions. You don't do anything with folk because you are folk. We all are. Get out of the mindset of the coffeehouse performer. and do something useful with your music.

Mimi Farina went back to the Bay Area and started a collective called Bread and Roses. They groomed people to volunteer to play in these various places. it still goes on and is successful at last look.

Pete Seeger started playing for labor unions and progressive causes for which he wanted to raise money. If you have a musical talent, for god sake don't sit around and feel sorry for yourself but share that gift with folks who need it.

Write songs that have meaning. Teach if you want to. There are young people who are deprived of a music education in the public schools thanks to selfish Republicans who want to cut budgets for the arts.

It's not a stupid question but it's an obvious answer.

Frank Hamilton

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