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GUEST, Richard Bridge BS: Electric Folk Music (76* d) RE: BS: Electric Folk Music 25 Apr 08

Oh no! What is folk, once mho

But it still gets me hot under the collar and I cannot resist posting, so I suppose I have a negative thermal coefficient of resistance, and my resistance also reduces with frequency so I suppose I must have a complex reactance.

Windsor Knot's dislike of the form may be a matter of personal preference but it is not related to whether the songs or tunes in question are folk. "Folk" is defined (look up the 1954 definition) by origin and not by present manner of performance.

Many here will regard me as a member of the folk gestapo for my adherence by the definition, but those who have seen me play, with the rhythmic guitar accompaniments I frequently use and/or the electric mandolin (modified to include humbucking pickups, and used with distortion pedal) will know that do push the form a bit. The liberty so to alter manner of performance (IMHO) is why folk as a music form does not cease to be relevant.

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