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Thread #151690   Message #3545957
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
05-Aug-13 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Balcombe Protest Asking For Musicians
Subject: RE: Balcombe Protest Asking For Musicians
Guest: "Maybe folk music was more interesting when it had a political edge, and now there is less political songwriting we are all the poorer for it?"

I tend to agree with that statement, and Will Fly. The biggest problem 'folk' artists are having to deal with, is they think that 'protest' is somehow synonymous, with toting the 'party line'!
Right now, there is NO party toting the human condition line. The play 'pretend'..and if you 'play' their phony line, you aren't saying anything, anyway.
...and then you wonder why the music is irrelevant...but you aren't saying anything different, than the 'talking points', on the news!..and then you think it's supposed to 'catch on'....naww, I don't think soooo!

GfS