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Thread #143905   Message #3324166
Posted By: SteveMansfield
17-Mar-12 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: Guardian on 'Shuffle Folk', 'Weirdlore'
Subject: RE: Guardian on 'Shuffle Folk', 'Weirdlore'
I'd never heard of Shuffle Folk, and that's probably because there's no such thing: Tim Jonze writes a monthly column for The Guardian Guide, called 'On Shuffle' (it's a reference to a facility on the iPod to play your music collection in a random order m'lud), and this month it's on the topic of folk.

So it's not Tim Jonze on 'Shuffle Folk', it's Tim Jonze On Shuffle: [this month's topic is] Folk.

Phew, that's that sorted.

Weirdlore, meanwhile, is not my cup of patchouli-flavoured herbal infusion at all, but I don't feel particularly threatened or exercised by it so good luck to them. They're not stopping me playing traditional English dance music, I'm not stopping them playing latter period Syd Barrett, live and let live.

The Tim Jonze piece is actually a reasonable article on the whole. The only thing that vaguely surprised me was that (apparently) a new wave of acts are emerging that are influenced by the likes of Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling; which makes me wonder just how fast the sausage machine is churning these days!