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Thread #164711   Message #3945936
Posted By: GUEST,akenaton
24-Aug-18 - 03:20 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
Even when our "club" was getting hundreds of people attending weekly( we had to move to larger premises three times)....there were still those who saw no value in the music and who preferred "pop" and the culture it supported, I suppose it was a rebellion of sorts against parents, against the dull past and what they believed to be a future filled with flashing lights, stars, and fame.
"yeh yeh I can make you a star".
Much the same thing is happening today in "modern folk music"..... if it's different it must be better.
What I see are generations become further apart, technology and commercialism destroying things that were and should be innate to the human species. We are losing the ethos of the music, which at its best encouraged an understanding of the world, life, and love.

"Modern folk" is simply pop dressed up in the clothes of the tradition , a disturbing parody, in which the destruction of something precious and ethereal is applauded by those made emotionally numb to serve the cause of commercialism and a pseudo academic elite.