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Thread #162917   Message #3886175
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
01-Nov-17 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Where do I start with the 01 Nov 17 - 06:43 AM post?

Let's see.

I have asked what you haven't understood - with examples - you fail to reply

You said, at 01 Nov 17 - 06:09 AM, a mere 15 minutes before,

What exactly have I written that you don't understand?

Which does not ask for examples and even if it did a 15 minute wait is hardly a failure to reply. If you want an example of what I don't understand it really is quite simple. I don't understand what your definition of folk music is.

Now, let us go on to

I refuse to regard any of you as the lowest common denominator

Please feel free to regard me as such. It is not derogatory, it just provides a measure of where you should be aiming your explanations.

Then how about

One of your number resorted to my being a mental deficient, another to a "boring old fart"
You lot responded to that with silent acquiescence - and you're hurt because I call you stupid!!!

I did not respond because your conversations with other people are not really any of my business. And, no, I am not hurt. I said to be accused of being stupid is rather hurtful. Which it is. I did not say I was hurt and the phrase, if you would care to read it again, is obviously in reference to the anecdote about training people to the lowest common denominator. Being the lowest common denominator is not insulting, which is why I used the term, being accused of being stupid is, which is why I did not say that.

But as this seems to be turning into a discussion about how to discuss rather than about folk clubs and their music I think I will leave it at that. Unless of course you are willing to provide me with a definition of folk music to get us back on track?