Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Corinna Methodologies (71* d) RE: Methodologies 25 Feb 98

Interesting discussions...Bruce and Joe seem to keep stirring the pot. You can lead a horse and a historian to water but ya can't make them sing. You can always take a singer and make them sing about history but you can't make 'em sing it like they sung it in the past if they don't want to and less likely if they are drinking water. Sometimes even the inaccuracies are entertaining and enlightening about the times and the people associated with a piece of music. I personally like to know something about the music, just don't talk too much and make sure to play with feeling. Just as there are all kinds of folks there are all kinds of folk music. Perhaps the only commonalities are the topics (love, death, living life, family, community, cosmic questions) the delivery (I'm here to tell ya a story, Didya hear about the..., Once upon a time...) and a strong or haunting refrain for the crowd to join in. I believe I have covered the Global Folk Song Methodology which would allow for Stairway to Heaven to be included as a folk song. [Gnashing and wailing or great rejoicing depending on your folkal (focal, too?) inclination.]

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.