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Thread #141742   Message #3266054
Posted By: John P
30-Nov-11 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Subject: RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
There are, of course, blinkered idiots in the folk scene, as in any other scene. Instead of trying to occupy folk music, why don't you all go occupy the blinkered idiots?

On another note, the only goal I can think of for the "Occupy Folk Music" folks, based on what they've said, is to create a situation where they can force venues to put on the music they feel isn't getting a shot. Hmm . . . dictating what a venue can and can't program. Do you really think that's a better situation than we have now? Who gets to be part of your cabal? Or is the idea to simply show up at vocal-only song circles with a guitar, show up at traditional clubs and play self-composed music, or enter a singer-songwriter showcase with an Irish tune?