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Vixen Child-safe music (28) Child-safe music 30 Mar 06

This popped into mind reading child-safe sea chanties:

As the organizer of a bluegrass concert, I fielded a call from (presumably) a concerned parent. She asked, "will this concert be suitable for children?" I thought a moment, and said "well, they'll probably be hearing songs about drunkards, murderers, adulterers and train robbers. I guess you'll have to decide." The woman says "but what will they be wearing on stage?" (I assumed she meant the musicians...)

True story.

Kids are naturally curious about adult life, and a lot of our traditional music explores a lot of its more confusing and disturbing aspects. IMHO, it's probably safer to let them hear it in song than to have them watch it in graphic detail on the screen. And it's got to be "safer" than watching performers in tight clothes lip-synching through explicitly provocative choreography...

Just my $0.02, fwiw.


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