Mudcat Café message #2230799 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106542   Message #2230799
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Jan-08 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: Jack Hudson - video clips
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson - video clips
well yes but the self serving hypocrisy dressed up as idealism of a folk revival, that gets further and furter away from the tastes and common tongue of the English people. The fact that you can now to an English university and learn how to make music which has its hand in the public purse (for all these festivals that won't book Jack are subsidised)....

well its annoying! And whilst I feel sure that something like She likes to go walking will be a much loved and performed lyric in a hundred years time - I think its writer deserves some recognition and a decent income from his work in this life.

To work outside the system, in a composed and disciplined way - as Jack as - over decades now - takes more idealism than anybody currently on the mainstages of English folk festivals can possibly envisage or imagine.