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Thread #138028   Message #3158587
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
22-May-11 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
Subject: RE: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
We live in an inappropriate age - GSS.

'Weigh it but with the grossness of this age' as Shakespeare said. I remember telling Ian Campbell, that a reggae group full of brummie white kids was a crap idea, and his kids made a real go of UB40.

Guest lively and GSS - if I've learned anything from that, its not to stifle or naysay true creative endeavour.

Like i say Morwen - just go for it. joan baez taught and popularised Childe ballads and other folk music to more people than anyone I've heard named or testifying on this forum. We all owe her a terrific debt.

Just do it, that's what you want to do. Its a humble and decent ambition. You have right to do it. Its not like you want to be a serial killer.
furthermore, doing it will take you to another place. You will navigate for yourself from there.