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June 09, 2011

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Susanna

You have fantastic taste in music!
I love the strong roots and storytelling aspect of folk too. I am teaching myself some old songs to sing to my children (2 and 4), just to be able to feel we are part of that long connection reaching back and forwards ...

Isn't the I-do-not-care-about-my-look look the uniting factor though? ;)

amanda

Well it could be Susanna, but it's not a look I can cope with. Anyway I think it's inverted snobbery that 'i am too serious to think about clothes' thing.....But I can feel myself coming over all bossy again....!
Glad you like the music! Ax

Susanna

Couldn't agree more! (about the inverted snobbery - not you being bossy!)

sue Evans

I am at a loss to know what to comment on this post. There IS more to life than clothes so I do hope this is all a bit tongue-in-chic Amanda ....... don't think Bob Dylan worries about his image somehow but his music will live forever.

amanda

Slightly tongue in cheek yes Sue, but actually I am serious about why folk and country doesn't have a strong 'look', why is that? every other genre of music does, bit folk is in limbo.
And Bob Dylan not care about his image? Do me a favour.....Ax

sue Evans

I think you'll find his music is higher on his agenda than his look which hasn't changed a million miles since the 60s. Just don't understand why you think image is so important -- maybe folk musicians aren't as frivolous as a lot of other so called musicians. Folk is an age-old genre, so maybe they don't feel the need to tap into something as superficial as fashion ? Let's face it, it's a musical genre that usually appeals to people who have far more on their minds than the latest hem length.

Jill Ballard

I have been enjoying a small 'rivival' of folky songs, and have been adding The Unthanks, and Katheryn Tickell to my Amazon wishlist. Back in the day I used to go to 'folk nights' at the back of dark and dusty pubs where anyone was welcome to step up to the mike. Always a source of suprise when some unlikely chap came up with a haunting song or two! As for fashion then, it was always verging on the side of hippydom which suited me just fine. How disappointing to discover the fans have aged into beige slacks! No keep it funky, start a little side line flogging cool Club T-Shirts at the back of the pub!

Amanda

Oh I love the Unthanks too! And I am loving Alison Krauss's new album . But back to Sue, who has completely floored me with 'why is image so Important?' tomorrow morning I want you to wear a smart black trouser suit to work, would that work for you? Of course not! Because you have a gift for creative dressing and your personality is a net tutu, embroidered cashmere cardi and a pair of gold brogues. What you wear reflects who you are and I am sure that applies to folk singers too. I don't mind that Bob is wearing the same as he did in 1960 because it's a good look . Ax

Amanda

Readers, I need to add to my ramblings above that Sue always always looks amazing in her clothes, my comments on her net/cashmere/gold 'do' not do her justice, she is a true style icon . Ax

marianne

If you think the fashion at folk gigs is bad, you should try going to a speedway meeting.....

amanda

Marianne, I think we need to know more.....Ax

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Though they're middle ages, their music really rocks on!!

Stone

enjoying a small 'rivival' of folky songs

Andy

You have fantastic taste in music . . .

Shey

Is that middle age mom? Well I'm pretty sure that turning to folk will help them to reduce some stress and make them happy. I always turn smiling every time i see a dancing middle parents.

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It was always verging on the side of hippydom which suited me just fine.. I need to add to my ramblings above that Sue always always looks amazing in her clothes, my comments on her net/cashmere/gold 'do' not do her justice, she is a true style icon..thanks for the blog..

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Well it could be Susanna, but it's not a look I can cope with. Anyway I think it's inverted snobbery that 'i am too serious to think about clothes' thing.....But I can feel myself coming over all bossy again....!
Glad you like the music! Ax

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It was always verging on the side of hippydom which suited me just fine.. I need to add to my ramblings above that Sue always always looks amazing in her clothes, my comments on her net/cashmere/gold 'do' not do her justice, she is a true style icon..thanks for the blog..

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