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GUEST,mooman (cookieless) do young folk musicians need new ideas? (60* d) RE: do young folk musicians need new ideas? 05 Nov 01

Following on from Guest Brian's theme...

...this is typical Froots bollix and a typical example of why I stopped buying and reading it many years ago. I will even refuse a freely proffered copy these days.

Unfortunately, the Froots team themselves have been unable to move on from the so-called "golden years" and are far too busy congratulating each other and their close cronies to have any idea whatsoever as to what is really happening "on the ground".

Even worse than their opinionated editorials is the frequent lambasting of emerging new bands and musicians in their "reviews" section. Some of these people have put 100s if not 1000s of pounds, dollars or whatever of their own hard-earned cash into trying to put out a CD and keep a "living tradition" going only frequently to be rubbished arrogantly. A great incentive indeed!

No ... neither young folk musicians (certainly the ones I regularly get to see) nor most "old" folk musicians need new ideas. There is plenty of innovation and freshness about from performers of all ages for those who care to look.


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