Mudcat Café message #3890363 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3890363
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Nov-17 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Please don't be ridiculous, Snail. I did NOT criticise the guest for not going to folk clubs. I criticised him or her for making negative comments about two of the members here whilst making a comment that might have indicated that he does not know much about folk clubs:

"If you both frequent, and are truly representative of those who attend "Folk Clubs" in the UK, it is little wonder that they are in trouble."

The implication is that he does not know (note that "If...") whether or not they are representative of those who attend folk clubs, in other words, he doesn't go to them, otherwise he'd know whether they were representative or not. Whether he goes is not the point. I don't give a monkey's mickey. It was his standpoint on the two Mudcat members that I was railing against, and that was by no means the end of his sweeping negativities. He says he does go to folk clubs and you believe him. Fine. You take the word of an unlogged-in anonymous troll? Well good for you. At least in some regards you appear to be rather easily satisfied, that's all I can say to that (unless he's really your uncle, of course). Now you are clearly a very dedicated and successful folk club organiser and I respect you for that. I wouldn't dream of commenting on your differences with Jim, a man with whom I agree almost all the time, though I do read the posts. But you seem to be wanting to make a career out of wilfully misinterpreting what I say. You spent months doing that over evolution and you're at it again now. That's sad.