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Thread #123141   Message #2748298
Posted By: seligmanson
19-Oct-09 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: music critics,do we need them?
Subject: RE: music critics,do we need them?
Thank you, G.S.S. You have very neatly summed up in large part what I've been tryingto say, or think I've said, albeit in typically long-winded manner. As for Spleen Cringe, I apologise for missing his point, but he's made such a consistently good job of missing mine it's hard to know what else could have happened. Maybe his admission that he is on the 'periphery' of the folk-scene has something to do with it; maybe also his sense of self-importance. Performers have the absolute right to decide which critics they should respect and which not, just as critics have the right to choose which performers they do or do not respect. All should at least attempt some sort of consistency. Perhaps we are both failing to be so in this discussion, Spleen Cringe; do you think that is possible? Or are you set on absolutely refusing to accept any form of criticism for yourself, as it has so far seemed? I have sent you a personal message, and that must stand as my last word on this subject. I've had enough of being browbeaten. G.S.S asked a question at the start of this thread, and as far as I'm concerned, he's also answered it.