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GUEST,Gene Burton Listen or you're not a music fan! Gene Burton (64* d) RE: Listen or you're not a music fan! 04 Dec 07

As the subject of this thread, I'd just like to chime in on a couple of points.

Firstly, most importantly, my friend who started the thread has my full approval. Judging by my profile views on myspace, there are now hundreds more people who know who I am and what I do than a few days ago and I (you?) have him to thank for that. I know a lot of people will have listened and been really inspired by these tracks, and why not? They're great songs.

Secondly, I should point out that I'm 26 years old, been singing and writing for several years and for what it's worth I consider my sound to be fully formed. I'm not looking for anybody's advice and I wouldn't change anything on this particular collection of songs for the world. Neither am I particularly looking for gigs at folk clubs or festivals- I love folk music, always will, but am less enamoured of the UK folk "scene", which seems to me have become pretty moribund. There's one good F.C. here in Birmingham which I go to occasionally; and I have a couple of folk club gigs coming up in the new year (one at the Red Lion which is really more of a concert venue, the other back down south at a club whose organisers have been very good to me over the years) But by and large I tend to perform and listen elsewhere these days (there's some great open mics in this part of the world, and I'm in the process of getting some pub gigs lined up for the new year).

Finally, no-one need worry I'll be "destroyed" by the comments of the F*** Police - they're always good for a laugh! And I'm heartened by the input of those contributors here who've obviously listened, enjoyed and engaged with the songs. And, just for the record (I should know better than to get drawn into this, but I've taken the bait, so well done, "Beer" - hope you're proud); nobody, to my certain knowledge, has ever once either fallen asleep or walked out during any performance, paid or otherwise, by myself...even members of the F.P. and even on a bad night.

This'll be my only contribution here. Big thanks to everybody who listened, whatever your opinion (and I really mean that), and peace to all. Over and out. Gene.

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