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Thread #141742   Message #3266424
Posted By: DebC
30-Nov-11 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Subject: RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Sorry Steve. I don't agree with your premise, even revised. In my travels all over North America, I just don't see it. Yes there are rude and boorish people in every walk of life, even folk music. I think Brian Peters said it all quite well (as he usually does) and I agree with him completely.

I will say that a long time ago, I might have shared your opinions, but those have since changed. In my short time as a traveling, working musician (sure haven't been at it as long as many here) I have learned a lot and I respect those that in your words "hold positions of power within our folk music clubs and societies decisions" as to how they run their organisations. All I can do is make the case for me and the music I love and then move on. No hard feelings and I certainly won't take it personally if I am refused.

It's business, pure and simple.

I guess that I am not sure what this is really about, Steve. If I have mis-understood what you are trying to do, then please enlighten me.

Debra Cowan