Mudcat Café message #3185014 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3185014
Posted By: Continuity Jones
10-Jul-11 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
Folk is like tomatoes. Tomatoes struggle to grow in the wild in most countries, but do ok if they're propagated and covered and watered and tendered. They're quite good fun to do, but not real wild tomatoes. Folk music today is like that. It's a long way from the real wild tomato that people claim it once was and some pretend it still is. Some people like to propagate and protect and water and tender and pretend they're wild tomatoes and others like to buy tins of Heinz Tomato Soup.

I hope that has made it clear.