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Thread #99963   Message #1998896
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Mar-07 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: It isn't 'Folk', but what is it we do?
Subject: RE: It isn't 'Folk', but what is it we do?
of course its folk - you're folk, aren't you? Not bloody kangaroos.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - speaks more profoundly to a population shafted into outmoded social groups, for the most part doing rotten underpaid jobs that insult their intelligence, living in cheap accomodation, and eating whatever the supermarkets can get away with - just inside the legal definition of garbage.

More profoundly than some dull miserable recitation abot the Plains of Waterloo - probably written by someone who didn't come within a thousand miles of the battle.

The interface with the human condition is what makes it folk music - not what someone of endlessly crawling up the bum of the folk establishment thinks - if he could think.