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Thread #141742   Message #3267342
Posted By: John P
02-Dec-11 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Subject: RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA)
Steve, I'm not on Facebook, so I can't see all your information, but wouldn't it be easier and more realistic to focus on the few individuals that you see as being elitist and boorish? Why not talk to them directly about your concerns? Or, if they are part of an organization, address your concerns to the specific organizations that you see being led astray? It feels a bit like you are hunting crickets with a shotgun.

Given my own experience and the reports of others on this thread, this is not a problem for the vast majority of people who are involved with putting on folk music events. Why try to make it about the whole folk scene instead of a few individuals? Unfortunately, unless you name the persons and organizations you see as a problem, no one really knows what or who you are talking about, and we are left to wonder if you are talking about us or our friends. Mind you, I don't blame you for not naming names -- I certainly wouldn't, but then I wouldn't do any of this. If I saw a problem that I thought needed addressing, I'd address it directly.