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Lyr/Chords Req: The Song of Wandering Aengus (35) RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Song Of the Wandering Angus' 05 Jan 00

Little Tom, it IS a silly label- but when you say, " where it's at" I don't know if you're saying it in the sense of praise, as in "Polka music is where it's at", or if you're saying that where the song "is at" is under the category of "high-low art." I assume you meant the former, but I wonder why you say so: That "high-low art/(songwriting) is "where it's at. Do you mean that the best original music coming out these days could be placed under that category? The only thing I could think of would be Will Oldham/ aka Palace Brothers/ aka Bonnie Prince Billy,,, and he IS where it's at, in a way. Entirely!, in my opinion. I don't think he would earn the "Credible" award in your case Lonesome Dave, either- so don't rush out and buy one of his records. You'd find yourself in the position of being like one of those middle-aged people you knew thirty years ago who said Dylan was bad: "He can't sing," etc.) And since I think in Lonesome Dave's case Will Oldham would fall under this bizzare label, and seeing as he (Oldham) has taken hold of the same youths that would have been listening to Van Ronk and VilliageDylan back then: The "collision" of high and low art has not been entirely discredited, only somewhat discredited (Credibilty in art is generally an individual thing not a communal agreement, right Dave?), by folks who have had alot of time to think about it. And, let's face it, Dave, you've moved up a notch in the scheme, you're not so naw-ledge-able about what's going on in the scene, and others have taken the place where you used to stand. I think there's a popular Dylan song that talks about this.

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