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Thread #141147   Message #3252637
Posted By: glueman
08-Nov-11 - 03:46 AM
Thread Name: 'Occupy English Folk Music!'
Subject: RE: 'Occupy English Folk Music!'
The problem with '54 is it gives the appearance of aperture and inclusion, while effectively closing the thing off. It plays well to certain folk constituencies because it provides legitimacy for their preferences and a stick to beat off dissenters, while providing only a virtual environment for new material. Unless someone can come up with new material that has entered the traditional canon by the approved method, I believe we can declare the definition seriously wanting, if not dead.