Mudcat Café message #2960048 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131220   Message #2960048
Posted By: MGM·Lion
07-Aug-10 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: What isn't folk
Subject: RE: What isn't folk
Suibhne: Different mammals do not mate or interbreed. Bert's donkey & zebra will coexist but will not be productive together. Why? Because tho they have similarities [both mammalia], they are of different species. They are differently evolved, with different strengths and excellences, faults and disadvantages.

Thus also your classical, your pop, your rock, your folk [of which I note with interest you also used the word 'species']. They are all musics, but if you can't see where they are different in nature & in evolutionary origin [different *species* of music, to follow what you are pleased to call my analogy], then you will just have to go & commune with yourself becoz I don't honestly think anyone else will be listening.

All best as ever nevertheless ~~

~Michael~