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Thread #106542   Message #2229751
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
06-Jan-08 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: Jack Hudson - video clips
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson - video clips
I don't know if you can get the album Stewart, but theres a terrific song of Jack's called 'She likes to go walking'. It may even be on the video clips.

It really does show what folksong is capable of. On one level its just about a woman who likes to stroll down by the sea,when her children are asleep, but in actual fact - its a wonderful exposition of how we all live and how we adjust as social animals to the curbs on our freedom.

The woman is existentially free, unlike the sea whose movements are controlled by the tides. but she chooses her home, because she loves her family, whilst still cherishing a dream of freedom.

It makes me so angry when I hear traddies sneer at navel gazing contemporary songs. Just because they are devoid of things to say about their own lives.

And it makes so angry when they exclude people like Jack Hudson from their festivals, and see no place for him in the folk process.