Spring 2017 Points Of View
A new month under way, just seeing the back of winter off, there's a spring both in the air and in the step, so let's have a go at this...
Spring 2017 Points Of View - a new series set up to get some discussion going on concerning some interesting/relevant 2017 soul related topics.
Start things off...
Northern soul and age in 2017... carry on regardless ?
Well it could be argued that if you ever need an example of an 'elephant in the room" topic then this one could be it
Here we are in the year 2017 and time is marching on everywhere you look. Soul wise in the uk we have live artists performing in their 80s, some djs not that far off, collectors with money to spare (funded by pensions etc) fueling the never ending chase for rare records, events being tweaked to reflect increasing ages, seaside soul shows taking over the WW2 sing along slots and so on, all under the banner of 'northern soul'
Should this be a concern? Should we all carry on regardless? Should things be more defined?
I can see points for and against for some of the many aspects of any discussion, such as the 'old as you feel' view or the 'dead mans shoes' take for example
But more importantly what do you out there reckon on it all ?
Northern soul and age in 2017... Carry on regardless?