Mudcat Café message #2961049 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131220   Message #2961049
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
09-Aug-10 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: What isn't folk
Subject: RE: What isn't folk
a homogenous bland cumasc

What a truly evocative turn of phrase you have, GSW! I could argue that Revival Folk is such a creature though - impotent and cross-bred, but not by some random mating, rather a more purposeful selection in the creation of a beast of burden incapable of producing further mutation. And though the parent thoroughbred is long dead, he sired a fine line in creative musical action that will endure in perpetuity just that, as living Traditional Popular Musics, none of them are of any interest to folkies who are either mired in nostalgia and over-weening mawkishness or else indulging in a seance with the residue of Traditional Song...