Mudcat Café message #3159750 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138058   Message #3159750
Posted By: GUEST,lively
24-May-11 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
"IF YOU ARE A HARDCORE, HARDLINE TRADITIONALIST AND FIND MY OPINIONS ON FOLK MUSIC HERETICAL AND MY IMAGES OFFENSIVE AND SHOWING A GENERAL LACK OF RESPECT, THEN I AM OBVIOUSLY DOING SOMETHING RIGHT."

This is an intriguing statement, and a provocative one. I wonder why so many folkie thirtysomethings still feel like they are teenagers rebelling against their parents?

I still don't get this peculiar "us and them" idea which goes on and on. Particularly as "the kids" are actually nothing like kids, but instead proper grown-ups, usually with kids of their own.

I often wonder if the err folk "youth" so to speak, despite protestations to the contrary, are in fact far too wrapped up with what their elders think to simply get on with what they want to do without worrying whether their grandfather approves of it or not?