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Thread #116964   Message #2545325
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
21-Jan-09 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
'I just hate these buggers who claim to be part of an ancient brotherhood of traditional music and claim the right to bore the arse offen me, or read lyrics at me from an exercise book.

Yes, I hate them too. To be honest I never seem to meet anyone like that, but if I did I would hate the blighters.'

you've done bloody well!

MacColl was another great character.If you had a traditional song - you knew you'd get one of his songs before long. and as jim said - it wasn't about sod all. It would be about something. also he and Peggy seemed to do traditional songs from all over the place - a bit like Pete Seeger really - so it wasn't all on one note - monotonous is the word I'm searching for.

'I find the output and performance of today's singer-songwriters 'public masturbation'

Yes I'll admit to being a bit of a wanker. I've never really worked it into the act, but who knows it could be just the climax to the first half, that will catapult me to stardom.