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Thread #116964   Message #2523611
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
24-Dec-08 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
"Anyway, does us good to have a real rant occasionally - before we're sent off to bed..."

Hi Will - yes it probably does an individual good to have a rant, but it doesn't do us as a group much good, at least not when that rant rudely attacks other people's innocently held beliefs, or seeks to deny them some basic rights and freedoms.

I fear Melissa is in a minority, not in her revulsion at some of the things she reads here, but in her willingness to stay around long enough to tell us about it.

The internet may be all you say it is, but as you correctly say 99% of people involved in the music championed here are charming, inoffensive, reasonable, polite and broad-minded in real life.

Given the general state of things today, it would be good if people who care about this music could try to remember that whenever they drop into their chairs in front of the glowing screen.

"Hangman stay your hand..."

Tom