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GUEST,Martin gibson Limeliters vs. Kingston Trio (70* d) RE: Limeliters vs. Kingston Trio 05 Dec 05

I assure you Art, the purist/elitist/ethnics are the ones with their noses in the air.

Many, from what I have experienced are snobs, and snobs are certainly not my friends, either.

Understand this. The put downs to the commercial folk scene started decades ago in the elitist Sing Out Magazine and by the likes of those who hated electric guitars, tenor banjos, and folk-artists on major recording labels who didn't give a rat's ass about politics. I assure you, musicologists are certainly not limited to the narrow mindedness of the lot who extol what is "pure" and what is not.

I have made it my business to stay away from the purist/elitists and have become a better singer, player, and most of all, entertainer for doing so. I know what I know about music, and that's plenty. But I've made more friends than you think and have bored hardly anyone with purist attitudes when I perform.

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