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Thread #72365   Message #1248619
Posted By: The Shambles
16-Aug-04 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Young Folkies?
Subject: RE: Young Folkies?
Sorry if I sounded that I was feeling sorry for myself. I think I was just being realistic. I am indeed still here and the music I make now is considerably better than the music I was making 30 years ago. I suspect that Nick Drake's (if he were alive) would also sound better to him now than the music he was making then.

To some (if not all) 'young folkies', he would probably be considered a little less cool, if he were still alive and performing, if he were seen to be of the same generation as some of the 'young folkie's' parents......

I think I was just making the point that one's age, and everyone else's becomes less important as you get older - as we all inevitably will. And that good music is timeless, ageless and hopefully will survive after our relatively small time on the planet. Perhaps that thought may provide us all with a little comfort, whatever our age?

As for the note of caution - it is just a fact that online we can always say we are any age we chose. When people are making arrangements to meet up on the basis of their age it is just as well to bear this in mind.

BTW - How is the fiddle playing getting on?