Mudcat Café message #3183297 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3183297
Posted By: GUEST,Banjiman
07-Jul-11 - 03:24 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
John P.

I listen to a lot of trad songs...... and I listen to a lot contemporary folk (and other STYLE) songs.

What I hear is a continuum ...... I really can't see a sharp line that "defines" one from the other.

And that really is my point.

If you as obviously the expert (assuming I'm completely unlearned, as you gently point out), can't tell where the line is, what hope have I got? Yep, I'm confused again.

As for getting educated, that is what I'm trying to do here. But I'm struggling to grasp any key learnings from the insults you're throwing!