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Thread #108262   Message #2252158
Posted By: George Papavgeris
03-Feb-08 - 05:24 AM
Thread Name: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Subject: RE: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
"People seem to take perverse pleasure in turning any Kate Rusby-related thread into some sort of snipefest. I don't get it."

People will be people, Molly, and the Tall Poppy syndrome alive and well. Such reactions don't surprise me (my distance from age 32 may be linked to that). What with that, and the natural difference in tastes, disagreements are the norm; and when communicated in writing, without body language to help, misunderstanding and offence-taking too.

I really don't think Ms Lemon was being "12-year-old-ist" or any other kind of "-ist", it was just her way of expressing the impression she has of Kate's voice. Let's not make more of that than (I believe) was originally intended.

But to get back to Kate, I think it's great that she's making inroads into wider-than-folk areas. At the end of the day, she is an artist, and free to go where her muse takes her and jump whatever fences are on her way. We, or the "folk world" (whatever that might be), don't own her. Neither did she get there purely by excellent management, promotion and backing. All that did was give her some more chances. Her talents are doing the rest. We can like where she goes and what she does, or not. We can observe and follow with interest or grouch. That should mean bugger all to her, and good luck to her in her endeavours.