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Thread #93966   Message #1816754
Posted By: Goose Gander
23-Aug-06 - 02:25 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
Ron Davies-

Maybe we should consider why the nearness of death inspired Sacred Heart singers to create their art, when the similar experience of others in the nineteenth century and earlier times led to different artistic expressions and emotional reactions.

And you used the weighted term in question, so I don't think it was unfair of me to question its appropriateness.

I have never done any Sacred Harp singing, though I enjoy listening to it.

Back to Johnny Cash, if he was sincere and his audience took him seriously, I wouldn't call it kitsch.