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Polite Guest more session rudeness (415* d) RE: more session rudeness 16 Jun 08


OK, so I'm sitting here, reading this thread, whilst listening to 'Big Session Volume 1' by The Oysterband and...their GUESTS.

The Big Session, as someone has said above, is a relatively new festival, organised by The Oysterband themselves. It is proving to be well loved and looked forward to each year now. Hardly surprising, for the Oysters themselves are well loved.

HOWEVER! ALL 'guests' of the band, are there at their request. As such, when they accept that request, they have, in my opinion, a duty and also a responsibility to uphold the honour under which they've been trusted to not only be booked, but I presume, perhaps also paid, to be at the festival.

Therefore, perhaps if they are lucky enough to once again be chosen to play at The Big Session, they would care to remember that they are representing The Oysterband, a band for whom there is one hell of a lot of respect out here.

And, for those cocky young kids in here, could I just ask you to do something. Turn this fiasco around and imagine how you would have felt if you had wanted to join in this session, a session run by older people, who refused to let you play? You'd have been angry I'd guess, so...learn the lesson of humility from this thread.

Do NOT bring The Big Session into disrepute, nor any other festival where you are lucky enough to be booked, because you know what, there a thousand other youngsters with equal talent out there who will fill you shoes instantly, and have a great deal more respect.

And this comes from someone who is a huge supporter of youngsters in the folk world...You are it's future, you are it's lifeblood, you therefore carry a huge responsibilty upon your shoulders. By all means, have a great time, have the most fabulous time, but never forget that EVERYONE is included in the folk world.

You are it's future, BUT, you are also part of it's past, and if it wasn't for all these 'ol folk in here you would not have the music that you do! So think on that....and learn.

And if you can't be bothered to learn that, then get your arses out of the folk world, and into mainstream music, where no-one gives a sod about anyone else.

In THIS world, you CARE!

Got it?

GOOD!




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