Mudcat Café message #2742482 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Spleen Cringe
09-Oct-09 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: music critics,do we need them?
Subject: RE: music critics,do we need them?
"I often wonder, are folkies the only group of performers who almost universally consider themselves above criticism and who believe that standards have no place in their chosen field of performance?"

I often wonder that, too, Jim. If a plumber or teacher or social worker or writer, for example, took that approach, they'd be out of a job in no time. And no-one would be wasting their breath defending them.