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Thread #126835   Message #2832791
Posted By: Flashmeister
08-Feb-10 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
As a young folk artist and session organiser who scrapes along doing what i love by, as was posted above, traveling many miles, playing to dismal audiences, spending hours and hours perfecting even something as seemingly trivial as a few seconds of instrumental flaff - i shall not bore you with any more of the minutae - but basically working damn hard and caring about my music I would be gutted if people just lifted it off the web and pinched it without so much as a by your leave.
Yes the audience and people like LC who are not in any way musical themselves are important otherwise we'd all be playing to empty rooms and bedroom walls but you need to cut us musicians some slack for posting snippets. that way the flavour of the music is there and the desire is (hopefully) piqued to explore further into the artist's work and either go and see them or buy their music.

Sadly i feel that LC's disjointed bile spattered posts have much more to do with having a dig at SoH after Phil Beer's post (delivering a hefty dose of unwelcome reality to what seems to be a stalker or something from what i gather)and associated bitterness towards certain other contributors here, that I neither know why nor have the slightest inclination to care about the curious origin of, than any actual constructive opinion or debate.
It is extremely tedious to have to wade through reams and reams of this kind of hysterical drivel in order to extract a rare salient point or two posted by a no doubt equally frustrated fellow contributor.
I apologise for this slight diatribe and tangental rant but genuine posters like myself have no desire to be annoyed by trolls and it ruins the whole forum for everyone else, Ralphie and Ruth must have run over LC's kitten or something equally dreadful for this kind of baiting.

LC you may well have your heart in the right place but you come across as pretty scary on here - if you ever came to my session I fear I would hide in the toilets until the coast was well clear for fear you may like my music!! :-D