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GUEST,Bob are very long folk songs boring? (89* d) RE: are very long folk songs boring? 23 Apr 18

I think it's much the same with many (most?) new performers. They have one or two really good songs, and often quite beautiful voices, but their vocal and musical style lack the breadth to be entertaining for a 90min show without it quickly becoming tedious.

It's too easy to produce a CD these days - essentially vanity publishing comes to music. The odd decent song on them gets picked up by the likes of Folk Radio UK and you think "that's good". But, when you try listening to the performer for 70mins . . . . . ????

I don't think it's attention spans that are getting shorter. I believe it's the quantity of mediocre shite we're bombarded with.

Of course people switch off.

In every field of human endeavour, genuine talent is a very scarce commodity.


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