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Thread #63464   Message #1031016
Posted By: Shimbo Darktree
06-Oct-03 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Playing Filthy Lyrics
Subject: RE: Discussion: Playing Filthy Lyrics
Folks, are we missing the point here? What happened to the freedom that folkies are so fond of singing about (or were when I started, anyway)? If you don't like listening to a particular type of song at particular venues, don't go! Or are your feet nailed to the floor?

If you are making a living singing at venues you don't like, then maybe it is not the audience who are all out of step ... consider a career change!

I don't sing outright crude songs because I find they are not usually clever (as others have mentioned). If I am an audience member at a club/concert/whatever where I seriously disapprove of the performer's lyrics (or, for that matter, anything else about the performance), I leave, and consider not going back. I have the freedom to do this, and others have the freedom to stay.

Anyone for a chorus of "We Shall not be Moved"?