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Thread #99963   Message #1999486
Posted By: Ernest
17-Mar-07 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: It isn't 'Folk', but what is it we do?
Subject: RE: It isn't 'Folk', but what is it we do?
Great post, Jerry!

But the best thing about it is: you can have both.

You can entertain people who don`t know anything about the background of the song one night and still give a lenghty introduction on the same song the next night if you have a audience interested in it.

You can play a tune traditionally one night and amplified, jazzed up ot whatever suits you the next.

A good f-song or tune is indestructable (I am not so sure if that works with other kinds of music...haven`t heard unplugged techno yet).

Do we need a new word? I don`t think so. Every genre of music has so many sub-genres nowadays that just the one word isn`t very descriptive. Seems we just need MORE words (did I mention that I am a lawyer? ;0)

Best
Ernest