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Thread #164711   Message #3945001
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Aug-18 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
"There is always room for traditional music but the fact remains that unless you move with the times, you stand still and get overtaken by something better."
That's a very subjective statement Dave,
Not only does it wipe out anything older that - (how long exactly/) including jazz, classical, blues.... but it presumes that what you assume to be "better is in fact better
but you presume that new-= "better"
I've listened to and performed folk most of my life - did I "move on" from the Jazz I used to play, or did I decide I cold like both?
Before that I listened to the current pop songs and the old type of Country and Western
You attach yourself to the music you like and if you get fed up with it, you move on
That doesn't mean those who you leave behind have to
Once more I find myself totally in agreement with Observer
If you want to cater for modern tastes open a "music club" - that enables you to listen and play anything that takes your fancy at any particular time
WE're only discussing this because of the disaster caused by trying to please too many people all the time and pleasing no-one
Wonder what would happen if you went to a string quartet or a classical orchestra and suggested what you have to them
Shame on you