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Lizzie Cornish 1 UK TV More 4 folk night on Sat 7th (66* d) RE: UK TV More 4 folk night on Sat 7th 09 Dec 13


Teehee...looks like Ade and Martin have unleashed a few sensitive nerves....

Ewan MacColl was a pedantic twit..
OK, he got folks singing in accents, searching songs out etc..but sadly, he drew in the VERY same kind of people around him, those who are themselves utterly pedantic and who will hang, draw and quarter someone for liking the WRONG kind of music, the WRONG kind of folk musicians...

Geezus, up until this point, folks just sat down and played music together, and that music and song was constantly evovlving, being the music of the people....but the Pedantic Ones came on board....the sorts who truly believed, as Martin spoke of, that SATAN was inside electric music...

I liked the WRONG kind of folk music, being that I supported Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, both of whom, so Ian Anderson of fRooty Towers stated, on the BBC board, had 'got in under the radar'...

And for that, for DARING to stand up these kinds of minds for YEARS, I have been verbally crucified, lied about, bullied, belittled and become their prey....

I have NEVER been their 'victim' though and that truly enrages those who are haven't yet died off..to the point of them continuing to froth at the mouth....

Seth Lakeman, in particular, has done more to bring in YOUNG people to folk music, than most other musicians out there...and Seth brings them in from all walks of life, not just the Traddie world, as Bellowhead tend to...Seth blew it all apart, but HE got blown apart by The Folk Police ONLY because he had DARED to sign a recording contract with Warner Brothers, whilst in Equation...and because he is good looking and also signed with EMI.

I'm still recovering from watching Folk Britannia years back and seeing people who looked more like Cadavers sitting on chairs, earnestly listening to dear Pete Seeger who was bopping around merrily with his guitar and singing, smiling out to a sea of Cadavered Faces, expressionless, intent and more than a little bit scary, to be honest....

Folk music got taken over by the OCD Academics! It was taken AWAY from The People and became a closed shop to a select few who were ONLY allowed in under the radar if they fitted the OCD list of Rules And Regulations as to exactly 'What Folk Music Is'...and that list was started by Bullyboy Ewan whose own daughter was frightened of him at times....

Thank GOD it's now FREE!!


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